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The Current State Of Podcasting

Axia PR

A few decades later, podcasting took flight alongside Apple, with then-journalist Ben Hammersley formally coining the term in 2004. Podcasting as we know originated from “audioblogging,” which emerged in the 1980s.

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Onclusive + RepTrak Partner to Merge Reputation & PR Metrics

Onclusive

Since 2004, RepTrak has quantified corporate reputation using a proprietary algorithm that assesses the seven key drivers of reputation, including earned media coverage.

In Memoriam: Kathleen S. Kelly, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA

PRSay

“Kathy Kelly made our profession — and our academic community — better, stronger,” said Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA, PRSA’s president in 2004. Kathleen S. Kelly, Ph.D.,

How to respond to the backlash over diversity work

PR Daily

Over dinner recently, I had a long conversation with Johnson, my DEI teacher and mentor since 2004. Use empathy to help bring along the people who feel excluded from your DEI efforts, says Deborah L. Johnson.

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Burger King taps into nostalgia with Napoleon Dynamite ad

PR Daily

Here’s a cultural refresher from the 2004 original: via GIPHY. Burger King is bringing back Cheesy Tots and will promote them using a famous character who shortened the phrase “tater tots” to “tots.”. Actors Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez—stars of the cult movie hit “Napoleon Dynamite”—reunited to promote BK’s latest menu endeavor. Watch the spot here: That’s it—simple, direct and full of nostalgia. WHITE PAPER: How to communicate with a millennial workforce.

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Happy Birthday World Wide Web

PR in High Definition

Allow me a brief retrospective: it’s 2004 and I’ve just graduated, but I’m visiting friends still at university. In 2004, the web was barely relevant to my life. One of them tells me about Facebook – ‘it’s the best thing ever!’ – but because I don’t have a university email address any more, I can’t use it.

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5 films to help you think like a journalist

PR Daily

Anchorman” (2004). Tips on reporting and writing from Woodward, 60 Minutes – and Ron Burgundy. In our work with communicators, we’re always offering sage advice like, “think like a reporter” and “write like a journalist.”. RELATED: Join us Feb.

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Corporate email: Too much of too much

PR Daily

In fact, it can take 64 seconds for someone to “recover” from an email interruption (regardless of the email’s importance) and return to work at the same pace, according to an often-cited 2004 study by the U.K.’s

Celebrating the PR Profession’s LGBTQ Community

PRSay

Galloway, a Gold Anvil recipient who served as president and CEO of PRSA in 2004, shared some of his thoughts about the LGBTQ community and how the work of PR professionals is crucial for promoting and preserving diversity and inclusion.

ConAgra to pay millions in tainted Peter Pan peanut butter case

PR Daily

It wasn’t until 2007 that the company recalled all of its Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter dating back to 2004. ConAgra is set to pay more than $11 million in penalties nearly a decade after its Peter Pan brand peanut butter sickened hundreds with salmonella. As part of a deal struck with prosecutors, the Chicago-based company pled guilty to a misdemeanor. The fine is said to be the largest ever in a food safety case in the United States.

Earned Media vs. Media Relations [PR Tech Sum]

Sword and the Script

Summary of monthly PR tech news: Critical Mention adds a media database; Talkwalker acquires Nielson Social; Watch out for fine print in media monitoring contracts As a term, earned media made a big splash in search trends in late 2004 or early 2005…and then interest waned.

Fiat Chrysler issues brief, dry release about record-breaking fine

PR Daily

To fix it, Chrysler issued a recall to install a trailer hitch for 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Jeep Liberties. Fiat Chrysler’s press release about its “consensual resolution” to pay the largest fine in the history of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is understandably brief.

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How PR pros can harness the power of podcasts during COVID-19

PR Daily

Since the first podcast was recorded in 2004, this medium has grown exponentially, and today podcasts actively competing for serious advertising dollars. The format has grown even more popular despite fewer commuters during WFH. Here’s how communicators can make the most of it.

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Anthem goes into damage control mode after breach

PR Daily

Health insurance giant Anthem is reeling in the wake of a major data hack that exposed sensitive customer information dating back to 2004. The breach could affect as many as 80 million current and former customers, according to reports. Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish and the company are now in the initial steps of crisis communications. They’re trying to figure out how it happened, exactly how significant the breach was and what they’ll need to do moving forward.

Metaverse for Marketing: Twice the Hype?

Shift Communications

Facebook, mind you, didn’t launch until 2004. Why brands should approach the impending rise of the Metaverse with caution.

News planning, tools and workflow to build an editorial calendar

Stephen Waddington

Further reading Organise your Life the Downing St Way , BBC, Giles Wilson (25 May, 2004) Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Marketing Platforms , Gartner, Kirsten Newbold-Knipp, Christopher Ross and Stephen R. News planning is an important PR technique. Here’s a process, tools and forward planning data to help build a news or editorial calendar. A news calendar is used to coordinate announcements within an organisation.

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Spotlight on a Solo PR Pro: Meet Doug Levy

Solo PR Pro

When a former FDA commissioner became dean of medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine in 2004, Doug became his chief of staff and communications director, an incredible opportunity that allowed him to see how major research programs are put together and funded.

Apple delays return to office indefinitely, study finds managers lack communication skills, and J&J responds to shifting CDC guidance

PR Daily

One purportedly occurred in Los Angeles in 2004 and the other allegedly took place in New York in 2015. Also: Americans prioritize vacation travel for 2022, Peloton pulls Chris Noth ad following sexual assault allegations, and more.

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Client Spotlight: Sunshine Nut Company

ISEBOX

In 2004, company Founder Don Larson, who was working for Hershey at the time, travelled across the Atlantic to survey the African Bush of Ghana for potential cocoa buying. The story of the Sunshine Nut Company is one of the best stories we at ISEBOX have ever heard. That’s not just lip service. In talking to Ryan Shenk, Manager of US Operations at Sunshine Nut, it’s hard not to get excited about what these guys are doing.

Could Yik Yak be the next Facebook?

PR Daily

On a cold, blustery day in February 2004 at Harvard University, the seeds of the social media revolution were sown. Of course, that same demographic criticism could have been leveled against Facebook in 2004. That’s when Mark Zuckerberg and his then-pals launched what now is Facebook, the world’s largest social media network. Facebook germinated at college campuses around the U.S. and eventually spread to the global public.

Remembering Dr Roger Hayes

Stephen Waddington

Roger worked as a Senior Advisor at the firm since 2004. The public relations industry has lost one of its foremost thinkers and doers. Six intellectual public relations heavyweights have been a huge influence on my professional career and personal life over the past decade. Professor Anne Gregory is the Professor of Corporate Communications, Huddersfield University. She’s a plain speaking former CIPR President who continues to push the boundaries of theory and practice.

Brands Must Show They Understand and Respect the LGBTQ Community, PRSA Webinar Panelists Say

PRSay

Finzel, who helped launch FH Out Front in 2004, the first global LGBTQ communications practice within an international PR firm, said that recent marches for “Black trans lives matter” have been “life-affirming.”.

The Importance of PR Skills in a Hyper-Globalized World

PRSay

By 2004, Mitsubishi was forced to leave the DaimlerChrysler alliance. In a world where stakeholders are globalized, dramatic change is happening at unprecedented speed. Human communication is global and instant, and leaders must now master public relations as the essential management skill by which they can achieve goals quickly, efficiently and consistently. The importance of public relations as a management ability is illustrated by the case of Mitsubishi Motors.

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Bill Cosby’s ‘public moralist’ reputation led to unsealing testimony

PR Daily

Specifically, Robreno cited a 2004 speech that has become known as the “Pound Cake” speech, in which Cosby said: Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. According to court documents released late Monday, comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to giving quaaludes to at least one woman with whom he intended to have sex.

How to Find Trending Topics Like an Expert

Cision

By time (search within a customized date range – minimum: past hour, maximum: since 2004). When it comes to real-time trending data, there are two free sources that most people use: Google and Twitter. There are ancillary tools to find “trends,” and there are trending tools on sites like Facebook (whose primary limitation in this regard is that people don’t search or discuss topical events as they do on Google or Twitter ).

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Maxim Behar: Seychelles is now the cleanest and safest destination for tourists in the world

Maxim Behar

In fact, 2020 is the only year in which I have not visited my favorite islands since 2004, when I first set foot there and fell in love with nature, the beaches, the sun, but most of all - the people.

How to Get Into the Mind of a Millennial

B2B PR Sense

People born between 1982 and 2004 are typically considered to be of the Millennial Generation. On the other end of the spectrum, if you were born in 2004, you probably don't remember the world before the iPhone, or instant messaging. B2B marketing is all about finding out what's most important to your target audience and seeing how your product or service can fill in the blanks. However, when it comes to marketing to millennials, many find themselves a bit lost.

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The Silicon Valley Watcher to publish on PressPage

Presspage

In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to become a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the blog Silicon Valley Watcher — reporting on the collision of media and technology. Press release! In 2006, Foremski published one of his most unforgettable blogs titled Die! Press release!

How to get crucial data from your media list

PR Daily

When I began my career in public relations in 2004, the act of building a media list was an isolated one. Here’s how one PR veteran argues you should think about cultivating connections with the media in the digital age.

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The Evolution Of Corporate Social Responsibility In PR: A Snapshot

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Was Dove’s famous Campaign for Real Beauty , launched in 2004, a similar co-opting of a cultural moment? Nearly a decade after winning the vote, American women took to the streets in 1929 to march against the patriarchy in a brilliant New York PR stunt focused around … smoking? That’s right, in the innocent days before the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, public relations industry godfather Edward Bernays hatched an ingenious plan.

10 Facebook trends of 2015 (so far)

PR Daily

And by the looks of it, the company that Mark Zuckerberg started in a Harvard dorm room in 2004 is just getting started. Facebook has been busy. Over the last several months, it has been rapidly evolving from a site where you were subjected to an endless stream of photos of your acquaintances’ children to a modern media company. Perhaps the biggest shift in Facebook’s model is its insistence on video.

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A venerated communicator shares hard-won wisdom from a remarkable career

PR Daily

Before founding Communications Strategies in 2004, Woolfolk served as a Clinton White House appointee in the U.S. Peter Woolfolk drops his best tips on media relations, crisis comms and delivering meaningful messages amid turmoil. When it comes to comms, Peter Woolfolk has done it all.

3 branding lessons from Lego

PR Daily

By January 2004, Lego announced a huge deficit, saying it was losing one million dollars a day. 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. In 2003, sales dropped globally by 29 percent. 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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Behind the Headlines with ProPublica’s Dan Golden

Cision

A successful veteran in the field, Dan has earned numerous accolades including a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and a 2004 Pulitzer for Beat Reporting. The story must guide the journalist– never the other way around. Dan Golden, senior editor at ProPublica, explains how he developed a passion and curiosity for investigative journalism.

Cutting Out Weight Loss Ads

Mindful Marketing

Through its 2004 “Real Beauty” campaign the personal care brand pioneered promotion based on the reality that beautiful people come in all shapes and sizes.

Media Interview Skills: Why Silence Is Not Always Golden

Polaris

Another woman, Andrea Constand, filed a lawsuit against Cosby in 2004. A little bit of nervousness before a speech or interview is a good thing. A lot of nervousness—not so much. Yet public speaking and media interview skills are essential for most executives and business owners. If you give a rocky speech in front of potential investors, you might lose their confidence, not to mention their financial support for your business.

The Art Of The Cancellation Comeback

Mark My Words

I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right,’ he wrote on Instagram, naming Spears and also Janet Jackson, who suffered a backlash after her nipple was exposed during her 2004 Superbowl performance with him.

Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to 2022 Advisory Board

PR Daily

In September 2004, Kraus led a management buyout of her firm, making APCO one of the largest privately-owned consulting firms in its field in the world — and the largest that is majority women owned.

How Snapchat became the world's hottest social media app

PR Daily

Millennials, who were born between 1982 and 2004, also have latched onto Snapchat. Your kids probably know what 2014’s fastest-growing social media app was, but do you? According to a new report from GlobalWebIndex , photo- and video-sharing app Snapchat saw its global user base grow 57 percent in 2014, more than any other social media app. GlobalWebIndex based its finding on surveys of nearly 42,000 people ages 16 to 64.