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MARCH 16, 2020
Axia Public Relations was an early adopter of cloud technologies in 2004. agency news
MARCH 16, 2020
Axia Public Relations was an early adopter of cloud technologies in 2004. agency news
DECEMBER 1, 2016
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.
APRIL 16, 2020
As recently as this week, I was speaking with someone who was telling me all the wonderful things their company was able to achieve through events and sampling in 2004 and the easy media recognition they were able to garner with little to no expenditure. What immediately went through my mind is, yeah 2004. At that point, Facebook was not yet for the masses (it was founded in 2004 but only open to students with a.edu address).
AUGUST 25, 2020
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.”.
JUNE 29, 2020
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. As Pride Month wraps up this June, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee spoke with Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA, a longtime LGBTQ thought leader.
DECEMBER 15, 2016
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.
MARCH 24, 2020
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.
JULY 27, 2015
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.
OCTOBER 24, 2018
By 2004, Mitsubishi was forced to leave the DaimlerChrysler alliance. In a world where stakeholders are globalized, dramatic change is happening at unprecedented speed.
PR in High Definition
MARCH 12, 2019
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.
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
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.
Sword and the Script
AUGUST 4, 2020
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.
ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications
MARCH 7, 2018
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.
JULY 13, 2020
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. The output was limited to a list of names on a spreadsheet, which was stored on a centralized server or perhaps on someone’s desktop computer. Maybe it’d get circulated via email so that multiple people on an account could add names to it or share notes.
JANUARY 8, 2017
Facebook, founded in 2004, didn’t receive widespread Category: Flack Me Summary: When we’re knee-deep in planning our social campaigns or building up our influencer relationships, it’s easy to forget how new the everyday tools we use are. LinkedIn was founded in 2002, but didn’t release its publisher platform for article sharing until 2014.
JULY 7, 2015
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.
MARCH 4, 2015
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.
APRIL 13, 2016
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.
JANUARY 23, 2018
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!
OCTOBER 10, 2016
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 ).
APRIL 29, 2019
Take the example of Michael Phelps, the legendary American swimmer who dominated his sport starting with the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Tiger Woods took the sports world by storm with his unexpected victory at the 2019 Masters Tournament. His spectacular performance not only rallied fans around the world, but also served as a shining moment for his faithful sponsor, Nike.
B2B PR Sense
JULY 11, 2016
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.
Maxim Behar's Blog
OCTOBER 28, 2019
Until the Day X came – February 4, 2004, the sacred date that changed the world. Throughout all those years that I’ve spent in PR business, I’ve been repeating almost every day that the players in this game should be honest, reputable and creative. That was our business’s peremptory mantra – do your job professionally, come up with ideas (whenever you can), be honorable (if you can) and say the truth (any way you can).
AUGUST 14, 2015
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.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
HuffPost continued: Little research, however, has been done on the issue, though a Brazilian study documented 94 dogs that died during grooming, bathing, and other pet services from 2004 to 2009.
DECEMBER 2, 2019
Some called it “key account management” until the discipline was rechristened in 2004. ABM—account-based marketing—puts a new twist on reaching and keeping B2B customers. Here’s how to make it work for you. The language of B2B communications is often awash in alphabet soup.
JANUARY 7, 2019
Since , the audio platform has grown in popularity, both in terms of listeners and resulting advertising dollars,” says Kent Lewis, president of Anvil Media. The medium might be perfect for your content marketing strategy, but it’s not as simple as just hitting “record.” Here are some sending your podcast to the top of the charts. Podcasts have come a long way since Adam Curry of MTV fame brought them mainstream more than a decade ago.
JULY 17, 2017
Since 2004, thought leadership’s share of search has risen from approximately 5,000 searches per month globally to nearly 22,000 searches per month as communicators seek ideas for creating it. Thought leadership. What is it? Why is it important to a public relations or marketing communications program?
OCTOBER 23, 2017
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.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
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.
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
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.
OCTOBER 11, 2017
In 2004, Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons raised $1 million to start a company that could help users answer and get answers to their purchasing questions. Where is the best place to get pizza in Chicago? (I’ll I’ll keep my opinion to myself—for the purpose of this post, at least.). What gym has the best trainers to help me get a jump start on my New Year’s resolution? Which spa will provide the most relaxing massage? These are just a few questions that people ask every day.
JULY 31, 2018
Some real-life examples of this include: Martha Stewart, whose company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, suffered and never fully recovered after she was found guilty in 2004 of charges related to insider trading.
AUGUST 27, 2019
” • Deborah Radman, APR, Fellow PRSA, class of 2004: “Gratitude is the root of happiness. In honor of the 30th Anniversary of PRSA’s College of Fellows ( #Fellows30th ), members shared a “Pearl of Wisdom” — a piece of advice they were given that impacted their lives or careers and is something they pass on to others. . Steve Seekins, APR, Fellow PRSA, class of 1993: “In your developing career, it’s all about drawing circles and lines.
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
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.
MARCH 14, 2019
It still sells Duragesic, a fentanyl patch that had peak sales of $2 billion in 2004. The company faces more than 13,000 lawsuits claiming there’s asbestos in its talcum powder, posing serious risk to its image and financial future. How should it proceed? Johnson & Johnson hopes to win a potentially existential argument in the court of public opinion, despite mounting losses in the courtroom.
DECEMBER 8, 2014
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.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Although every executive is different, we’ve observed clear trend lines in our work with hundreds of top C-suite inhabitants since starting Phillips Media Relations in 2004. This is a guest post by Brad Phillips , author of The Media Training Bible. Join his free webinar on Sept. Top executives make many of the same media mistakes the rest of us do—but their missteps are often magnified, becoming top headlines on news and business websites worldwide.
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Dove’s research on “The Real Truth About Beauty” (first commissioned in 2004 and then revisited in 2010 and 2015) highlighted a universal problem related to beauty and body image. Ever taken a long and hard look at the content on your website? If visitors are bouncing and customers aren’t opening their wallets, you may have a problem. By gathering data from visitors and customers’ actions, you can design and deliver a better experience for them.
AUGUST 10, 2016
It was in 2004, but not in 2016. Many PR pros are passionate about blogging and social media. During a recent guest lecture at one of Kirk Hazlett’s Communication. classes at Curry College , I talked about why and how to launch a blog. Based on a variety of student questions, it occurred to me that I should write about how to start a blog. When researching, I was surprised at the lack of basic information geared toward launching a blog.