Most important food news stories of 2018 ranked by Hunter PR

Agility PR Solutions

Since 2003, food and beverage marketing communications agency Hunter Public Relations has commissioned a study annually to identify the top food news stories according to the opinions of Americans. For the first time in its 16-year history, environmental advocacy broke through as the most memorable story of the year, with news of Plastic Straw Bans across America […]. The post Most important food news stories of 2018 ranked by Hunter PR appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Word! How Fast Coronavirus Spread

Onclusive

However, The WHO uses COVID-19 to avoid confusion with the 2003 outbreak of SARS. I think we have almost certainly just witnessed the fastest ever global adoption of a new word. And, maybe, the fastest diffusion of two words in the history of humanity. Perhaps the only thing to spread faster than the “coronavirus” is its new name, COVID-19. Words spread a lot like diseases — most of them never make it into the general lexicon.

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Word! How Fast Coronavirus Spread

Onclusive

However, The WHO uses COVID-19 to avoid confusion with the 2003 outbreak of SARS. I think we have almost certainly just witnessed the fastest ever global adoption of a new word. And, maybe, the fastest diffusion of two words in the history of humanity. Perhaps the only thing to spread faster than the “coronavirus” is its new name, COVID-19. Words spread a lot like diseases — most of them never make it into the general lexicon.

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Ineffective PR: Public Relations Campaigns that DO NOT Work

5W PR

In 2003, the retailer Urban Outfitters agreed to sell Ghettopoly, a parody of Monopoly. As a polymath, or someone who knows a lot about a number of different things, one of Ahmed Mostafa’s most notable quotes goes, “It’s not the s… we face that defines us, it’s how we deal with it.”.

5 Solo PR Pros Share How They’re Planning for 2021

Solo PR Pro

Since starting up in 2003, I’ve aimed for a diverse client portfolio of nonprofits and mission based organizations, as well as automotive and technology companies. Just because you’re a solo PR pro doesn’t mean you’re in this alone. There’s a whole community of like minded people you can lean on. In this monthly series, we ask five Solo PR Pro members to share their best tips, tricks and resources for managing their solo business. How 5 solo PR pros are planning for 2021.

Wuhan coronavirus: Trends and considerations for communicating during public health threats

Shift Communications

As the World Health Organization just declared the virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the high-profile speculation and coverage of the virus’ evolution bring back memories of past major global health issues like the SARS outbreak in 2003 and H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009. A version of this post originally appeared on the NATIONAL Public Relations blog , an AVENIR GLOBAL company. .

Net Neutrality and Your Brand: What It Means and What Can You Do?

Jexan

The term was coined by Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu in 2003 in a paper about online discrimination. Say “net neutrality” and get ready for an argument. Few topics are as confusing, labyrinthine, and emotionally-charged as net neutrality.

In Memoriam: Reed Bolton Byrum, APR, Fellow PRSA

PRSay

Byrum served as PRSA’s president and CEO in 2003. Reed Bolton Byrum, APR, Fellow PRSA, died on Oct. 14 following a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 71. A distinguished corporate executive, Byrum traveled throughout the country living and working in California, Texas, Washington, D.C., and South Carolina before settling in Lewisburg, Pa.,

Why The Pumpkin Spice Latte Is Marketing Genius

The Stalwart Blog

The new flavor has aided the sale of more than 200 million pumpkin spice lattes since 2003. Labor Day marks the end of summer, but the pumpkin spice latte marks the official start of the fall season. Changing leaves and crisp autumn breeze is topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice. The only reason people don’t wear white after Labor Day now is because they don’t want to stain their clothes with a spill from PSL. Get the latte before it’s too late. .

Hair-raising events promote men’s health in ‘Movember’

PR Daily

The Movember Foundation has signed up more than 5 million “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” since 2003, as well as funding some 1,200 men’s health projects through its fundraising efforts. Seeing more mustaches lately? Happy Movember. Organizations around the world are encouraging men (and women) to sport their mustaches.

Citibank promises it ended practices that led to fine

PR Daily

If you had a Citibank credit card between 2003 and 2012, the company may owe you some reparations. That’s because it engaged in some shady business practices, resulting in Citibank owing $700 million to 8.8 million customers, plus another $70 million in fines. At issue were several add-on services that were offered under names like “AccountCare,” “Balance Protector,” “Credit Protector” and “Payment Safeguard.”

Nine Baby Steps Toward Creating a Family-Friendly Firm

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: In 2003 I had my first child—and I also had the all-too-common experience of learning that my workplace didn’t have a maternity policy. My boss “generously” offered me 12 weeks of unpaid leave; I could afford to take three. Upon my too quick return to work, I tried pumping in a bathroom stall, which was inconvenient and embarrassing

10 More Pearls of Career Wisdom From PRSA’s College of Fellows

PRSay

” • Jill Alexander, APR, Fellow PRSA, class of 2003: “Be sure to spend as much time planning your career as you do your vacation. ” • Mary Deming Barber, APR, Fellow PRSA, class of 2003: “My parents taught me to treat others as you wish to be treated.

What It Means That Starbucks Brought Back Its Pumpkin Spice Latte in August

PRSay

Given the popularity of the PSL, which Starbucks began serving in 2003, this trend makes sense. Though autumn officially starts on Sept. 23, Starbucks rolled out its pumpkin spice latte this year on Aug. 27 — a day earlier than in 2018 and over a week earlier than in 2017. In 2015, Forbes estimated that the drink rakes in around $100 million over the course of a single autumn.

Walgreens severs Theranos partnership

PR Daily

Theranos’ chief executive, Elizabeth Holmes , founded the company in 2003. Walgreens is the latest company to formally cut ties with embattled lab-services company Theranos. The drug store chain— which stopped sending blood tests to Theranos’ Newark, California lab in February —announced that it will shutter 40 Theranos Wellness Centers in Arizona, making this the latest in a series of setbacks for the once-heralded startup.

SHIFT Communications: 12 Years and Counting

Shift Communications

Back in 2003, the Agency’s first concern was whether – and how – the 30-odd people who had survived the wreckage of our predecessor firm might make a go of it under our new banner. From a meager start back in 2003 we’ve grown to ~140 staff, with offices in 4 states, and a client list that just wows me every time I look at it. This week we celebrate the 12 th anniversary of the founding of SHIFT Communications. And what a ride it’s been!

Celebrating SHIFT’s Independence: Jim Joyal, Agency Partner

Shift Communications

In honor of Independence Day, we sat down with SHIFT Partner, Jim Joyal , to get his thoughts on SHIFT as an independent PR agency and what that has meant for the Agency since he helped found it in 2003. After being founded in 2003, SHIFT remains an independent agency. What does that mean to you as a founding partner? As a quick clarification, we are “independent” in the recognized sense of the world (i.e.

NBC stops short of firing Brian Williams

PR Daily

In a memo to employees , NBC News President Deborah Turness wrote: While on ‘Nightly News’ on Friday, January 30, 2015, Brian misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003. Tuesday was a big night for news about news. One long-serving anchor/host, Jon Stewart, announced he would be voluntarily stepping down. from “The Daily Show” later this year. Another anchor, Brian Williams, was forcibly removed from his chair, though perhaps not permanently.

The Best PR? Simple Ideas, Well Packaged

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Glamour Magazine has anointed “women of the year” since 2003 and receives reasonable media coverage for it, though mostly in their own magazine. While the expression “man bites dog” wasn’t coined to describe public relations work, it might as well have been. In PR, it’s our experience that a simple twist on the expected is often the basis for juicy, media-appealing stories.

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New international ethical principles for PR welcomed, education and enforcement required

Stephen Waddington

The group revisited a project undertaken by Valin on behalf of the GA in 2003, and benchmarked a dozen codes of conduct and ethics for PR associations worldwide. Universal code of ethics The GA has updated its own 2003 code (opens as a PDF) to reflect the new global principles. A cross industry group of international PR associations has developed a common set of principles for ethical practice. The next job is education and enforcement.

Email Newsletter Subscribers or Blog Subscribers: Which is Better?

Polaris

Back in 2003, I started HEADLINES and maintained it for 2 years. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—these popular social media platforms all pale in comparison to the power of email and an email newsletter. Consider the stats: Close to two-thirds of consumers have made a purchase online as a result of receiving an email marketing message ( Direct Marketing Association ). Email has 3 times as many users as Facebook and Twitter combined ( KissMetrics ).

Media Relations: Proven Ways to Get More Out of It

Sword and the Script

However, Mother Nature had other plans on that fateful morning in 2003. That’s just the way it was in 2003. My little Toyota Corolla didn’t quite roll to the intersection. It sputtered and jerked and slid. I had to make this interview. My media relations and outreach efforts had secured an interview with CNBC for a technology client and the reporter had flown in to conduct it in person.

Influencer Insights: Media Moves and Intel for May 31

Beyond PR

She joined the Editorial Board in 2003 and has been penning her opinions in a column since then. Amy was the founding editor-in-chief of Conde Naste’s Teen Vogue since its beginning in 2003. Today’s public relations professionals need to know not only who is going where, but also how to communicate more effectively with those journalists, bloggers and influencers making moves.

KFC suspends ‘finger lickin’ good’ during COVID-19, McDonald’s introduces Spicy Chicken McNuggets, and personalized email pitches net 83% positive replies

PR Daily

Starbucks has sold more than 400 million PSLs since the drink’s introduction in 2003. Also: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, SeaWorld San Diego opens for a limited experience, YouTube embraces cats, and more.

What is Storytelling? Why Does Storytelling Work? What are Good Examples? [UML]

Sword and the Script

This 2003 interview between the Harvard Business Review and a Los Angeles-based screenwriter describes a story this way: “Essentially, a story expresses how and why life changes. The company has survived a tumultuous period: turnover in customers, pressure from investors, layoffs and bad press. Somehow, by grit and will, the founders and executive team had pulled the company through. Today, employees were happy, customers were plentiful, and earnings followed suit.

16 email marketing terms PR pros should know

PR Daily

CAN-SPAM: The United States law, Controlling the Assault of Non- S olicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003, that governs the rules of privacy and consumer rights regarding the receipt of promotional email. Though many PR professionals are fluent in marketing speak, some terms might be unfamiliar.

3 branding lessons from Lego

PR Daily

In 2003, sales dropped globally by 29 percent. Today, seven Lego sets are sold every second, but 10 years ago, Lego was in pieces. The family-owned company had been heading closer to bankruptcy since 1999. By January 2004, Lego announced a huge deficit, saying it was losing one million dollars a day. The problem went much deeper than the balance sheet. Lego had forgotten its roots. Its products were moving further and further away from what people loved about the brand.

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How many of these banned books have you read?

PR Daily

For wordsmiths, the idea of banning books might seem offensive. While conducting research for his high-school English class, my son discovered that some of his favorite childhood books were on the Top 10 banned and challenged books list. His incredulous response was: “’Captain Underpants’—really?”. Yes, “Captain Underpants” is on the book of banned books.

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What should Brian Williams do to manage his crisis?

PR Daily

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is now enveloped in a career-threatening controversy after admitting Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter that was hit by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003. Williams repeatedly told the false story, but now says he misremembered the events. The admission came after crew members that were aboard the helicopter hit by rocket-propelled grenades said Williams was nowhere near the aircraft during the incident. The evolution of his tale is quite damning.

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How PR pros can fight the perception that they’re ‘smart, friendly liars’

PR Daily

They based their findings on the results of two surveys: one conducted in 2003 by Callison, and the other in 2012 by Merle, now an assistant professor at Florida State University. Spin doctor, heal thyself. That’s one way of summing up the prescription that two researchers offer for mending the PR profession’s somewhat banged-up image.

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Top 10 PR “Best Practices” For LinkedIn

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

LinkedIn was launched in 2003 as a social networking site for the business community but it has evolved as a go-to place to publish ideas and gather “deep data” on companies, candidates and connections. We asked a handful of knowledgeable PR professionals for their best tips for leveraging LinkedIn for PR and personal branding. All agree that LinkedIn is a prime destination for sharing content and building community.

The sunsetting of one of Minnesota’s most successful all-time blogs–the MN PR Blog

Communications Conversations

Since, 2003, to be exact. Like I said, Ryan started the blog in 2003. “When Ryan started his blog in 2003, I was an avid reader because he was a friend and former colleague. If you’ve worked in the PR industry in the Twin Cities for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about or visited, the MN PR Blog. Because, it’s been around FOREVER! In fact, to my knowledge, the MN PR Blog was one of the first PR blogs in the entire country!

6 secrets on how to build a corporate identity from scratch

PR Daily

In 2003 PVH had 3,500 employees and was limited to the United States. Editor's note: This story is taken from Ragan Communications' distance learning portal Ragan Training. The site contains hundreds of hours of case studies, video presentations and interactive courses. When Tiffin Jernstedt joined PVH Corp. in 2013, the apparel company didn’t have much of a communication footprint.

Best Practice Guide for MPs Using Twitter for Open Up! – Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy

Stuart Bruce

In 2003 I was one of the first politicians in the UK to blog – the first councillor , but beaten by then Liberal Democrat MP Richard Allan (now European director of policy for Facebook) and Labour MP Tom Watson. Open Up! is the title and the sentiment of the report from the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy in the UK.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

From Fast Company : The number of people working from home increased [roughly] 20 percent in 2003—and rose to 24 percent in 2015. The workweeks of many PR and marketing pros are becoming increasingly longer. Data suggest the average “traditional workweek”—as many once knew it—is now pushing 60 hours. A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says telecommuting or working from home is partially to blame.

Has the Digital Age Affected the Impartiality of the Press?

Cision

We live in an age where, according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt , “Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” [Impartiality] is to be distinguished from balance (the allocation of equal space to opposing views) and objectivity (by which journalists usually mean an effort to exclude subjective judgement). Impartiality involves no more than the attempt to regard different ideas, opinions, interests or individuals with detachment.

Marks and Spencer to lay off 7,000 employees, 300 Pizza Hut locations to close, and ‘Ellen’ cuts ties with senior producers

PR Daily

Connelly, Lassner and Westervelt have been with the show since its inception in 2003. Also: How consumers are using social media during COVID-19, a snark-filled out-of-office email from Ryan Reynolds, Disney Channel debuts first LGBTQ character, and more.

Cubs seek to right past wrong with the gift of a World Series ring

PR Daily

Bartman is the fan who interfered with a foul ball during the eighth inning of Game 6 during the 2003 National League Championship Series against the Miami Marlins. It’s also a reminder that brand managers have an opportunity to curb the type of bullying that Bartman faced in the wake of that October night in 2003. Call it historic, manufactured catharsis or a shrewd PR move.

Experts be damned: on post-factual communication

Mark My Words

It is one thing for Blair to ask us to sympathise with the complexity of decision making leading up to the 2003 invasion; but it’s quite another to suggest he’d do it again even with the facts. ‘Post-factual’ is a phrase we’ve been hearing a lot of lately. Once upon a time you would have been discredited for calling the Bank of England corrupt.

Goldman Sachs courts young talent with a more casual dress code

PR Daily

Goldman, the year 2003 is holding on line 2. The investment bank, known for its buttoned-up image, is relaxing its dress code to attract Generations Y and Z. Will an updated brand persona fly with older, established clients? Goldman Sachs is making a major change to its branding: Employees can now wear khakis. The titan of Wall Street has long been known for suits and ties, enforcing a strict dress code across its many offices.