So Did Those 2014 Predictions for the Communications Industry Come True?

Ishmael's Corner

Back in January, I offered 10 quasi-mad predictions on how the communications industry would unfold in 2014. Buffett only tweeted once in 2014. Apparently, Amazon’s ill-fated phone consumed Mr. Bezo’s time in 2014. Uncategorized 2014 predictions for communications NSA PR crisis Pope selfie PR predictions for 2014 PRSA With nine months in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look at the scoreboard. Prediction 1: The Pope’s Selfie Goes Viral.

What’s in Your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit?

Deirdre Breakenridge

There are SO many tools that I’ve “ Tech Tested ” in 2014. The post What’s in Your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit? It’s the end of the summer and fall marks the busy season for professionals, as well as PR educators and students who are back in school. Gearing up for a productive fall means having the most efficient tools in your PR and communications toolbox.


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10 of 2014's biggest PR mistakes

PR Daily

Here are some of the best examples of the worst offenses from 2014. As General Motors rolled out more and more recalls of its vehicles through the first half of 2014, the company was forced to apologize when it accidentally sent recall notices to the families of people who died in crashes related to the ignition defect that prompted the recalls.

2014's best and worst communicators

PR Daily

There is no such thing as private speaking, and Decker Communications'' Top Ten Best and Worst Communicators of 2014 list proves it. These famous examples from business, politics, sports and pop culture have left indelible impressions this year—both for better and for worse. 10 Best. Robin Williams. Robin Williams deftly employed crucial assets of all top communicators-spontaneity and the ability to live in the moment. He was uniquely funny and deserving of in memoriam honors for his work.

Announcing the finalists for the 2014 Social Media Awards

PR Daily

Next, our judges will go over the finalists and name the crème de la crème of PR Daily ’s 2014 Social Media Awards. The staff of PR Daily thanks all who entered the 2014 Social Media Awards and wishes our finalists the best of luck in the last round of judging! Baylor College of Medicine, Match Day 2014. City of Pasadena, 2014 Strategic Social Media Outreach. American Veterinary Medical Association, 2014 Veterinary Olympics.

5 lessons from 2014's top brand tweets

PR Daily

Six of the top 10 tweets of 2014 were seemingly created on the fly or as a response to something that happened in the news. SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) June 24, 2014. Chevy Trucks (@ChevyTrucks) October 30, 2014. Bud Light (@budlight) July 4, 2014. During the 2014 Grammy’s, Pharrell Williams chose to wear a particular hat, of which everyone took notice—including Arby’s. Arby''s (@Arbys) January 27, 2014. Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) February 12, 2014.

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Merriam-Webster names 'culture' 2014's Word of the Year

PR Daily

The wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster have named “culture” the 2014 word of the year. Merriam-Webster’s top 10 words of 2014 also included “nostalgia” (pleasure or sadness caused by remembering the past), “insidious” (causing harm gradually), “legacy” (something coming from someone in the past), “feminism” (the belief that men and women should have equal rights) and “surreptitious” (describing a stealthy action). Twitter’s 2014 most popular subjects.

Social media branding: The biggest winners and losers of 2014

PR Daily

Social media management company Sprinklr compiled a list of brands that improved most on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Instagram in 2014, as well as a list of brands that barely improved or fell back. It’s been an interesting year for brands on social media. With users flocking to Instagram. Facebook cutting the reach of promotional posts, various Twitter gaffes.

2014's top stories on Facebook vs. Twitter

PR Daily

recently published Twitter and Facebook’s top stories of 2014 , and the lists show a clear difference between the two platforms in terms of the content users want to read. NewsWhip’s best publishers on Twitter in 2014 also followed the news-hungry trend as the BBC took the top spot with its real-time news reporting, followed by Mashable and The New York Times. The importance of personalized content was exemplified through NewsWhip’s best publishers on Facebook for 2014.

2014: Year of the data breach

Reputation Us

Data breaches were an unfortunate theme of 2014. The post 2014: Year of the data breach appeared first on LTPR. Target, Home Depot and a dozen other companies are just a drop in the bucket, all of whom are likely looking forward to putting this year in the rearview mirror. Communication is crucial throughout any crisis – including data breaches. Many organizations look to their IT departments […].

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 20, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 20, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Another week come and gone. My week has been productive and inspiring. I hope yours has been the same for you. As usual, here are some worthwhile reads (and a listen!) from this week. Enjoy and have an awesome weekend! Worthy reads from smart people. Ebola & The Police: The Political Incorrectness of Shooting Sick People.

The Best Business Storytelling Posts from 2014 (Part I)

Ishmael's Corner

After 600+ posts, I feel that I’ve honed my voice. Of course, that doesn’t mean that every post hits the mark (or even gets horse-shoe close). Still, I’ve strived to apply the same counsel we share with clients: Offer fresh takes that help those in communications. As far as what constitutes the “best,” it’s a mashup of my subjective grade and number of views. Here goes —. Removing the Tension from the Budweiser Puppy Love Video (Literally).

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 13, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 13, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! It seems that the change in season and/or my busy schedule has caught up to me. I’ve been sick with a head cold all week and it’s driving me crazy! However, I have little to complain about compared to those continuing to suffer from Ebola all around the world.

Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 4, 2014

Melissa Agnes

July 2014: The Worst Video Media Disaster – by @MrMediaTraining. The post Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 4, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Below you’ll find our roundup of some really great articles that we’ve come across this week, as well as a roundup of what was published to The Crisis Intelligence Blog and Podcast this week.

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5 PRedictions for 2015


With 2014 quickly rolling to a close, it’s about that time for everyone and their mother to bust out their crystal ball and make industry predictions for the coming year. Not one to buck the trend, we’re (#obviously) going to … Continued. Industry Insights & Trends 2015 PR predictions PR PR education PR predictions PR tips PR tools public relations

PR Search 2013 vs. 2014


Can you imagine a world without Search? Take a deep breath. Now think about all the things you search for in a day. Go on, do it. Now that you’ve thought about it, without Search… How would you know where … Continued. Industry Insights & Trends PESO PR industry PR measurement PR search PR SEO PR tips PR tools PRTech public relations

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#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 1, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 1, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Summer has officially come to an end and it’s back to routine and business as usual… and I’m thrilled! As much as I enjoy the summer months, I love my work and as the fall lineup of speaking engagements, crisis simulations and crisis planning begins to take shape, I find myself rejuvenated and ready to rock and roll!

Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 11, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 11, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Here’s this week’s roundup of great articles, as well as a roundup of what was published to The Crisis Intelligence Blog and Podcast. Feel free to share your roundup of awesome links with us by using the hashtag #CrisisRoundup! From The Crisis Intelligence Blog.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 6, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 6, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! This week, I was in L.A. having a blast putting City officials through a simulated earthquake exercise. As you can imagine, it was an amazing experience to be surrounded with such inspiring people doing important work.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 8, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 8, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! How is it Friday already? Where does time go? This week I’ve been trying to jam two work weeks into one as I’ll be traveling to the middle east next week – Dubai to be precise – to speak to healthcare delegates at a GCC government conference. OK, so maybe that’s where my week went, but still, time sure does fly!

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 27, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 27, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Happy Halloween!

Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 25, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 25, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! As classes begin to resume and summer comes to a close, I find myself looking forward to the Fall season. The beautiful colors, the smell of Autumn and the Fall fashion… I love it all! What about you? Are you looking forward to the start of Autumn, or are you sad to say goodbye to summer?

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PR Daily's top stories of 2014: Nos. 11-20

PR Daily

There''s one more day in 2014, and we''re nearly to the end of our annual countdown of stories. Here are Nos. 11-20: 11. 5 signs PR is the wrong career for you. 4 PR lessons from ''Gone Girl''. 5 flawed social media strategies you should shun. 12 words and phrases you should never use. 11 ways dating and public relations go hand in hand. Spotify crafts entertaining response to Taylor Swift removing music. Goodbye, SEO: PR is the new king. Words that get content shared on social media.

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Launching Women Worldwide Podcast With Host, Deirdre Breakenridge

Deirdre Breakenridge

On October 6, 2014, I shared the launch of #50shows with my blog community. I’ve been working Jim Nico and Dr. Jane Karwoski of the Social Network Station to create awareness around a movement, giving women a voice and a platform via 50 Internet radio shows. At the same time, when women are underrepresented in the media, our initiative helps women to gain valuable media skills.

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LT Public Relations Intern Wanted for Fall 2014

Reputation Us

We are looking for a college student […] The post LT Public Relations Intern Wanted for Fall 2014 appeared first on LTPR. The leaves are changing and the pumpkin spice lattes are out…which means LT Public Relations is ready for its next intern. If you are interested in a career in public relations and are driven, self-motivated and eager to learn, then our internship program might be beneficial to you.

Q&A With Laurie Paolone, Founder of, The Hashtag Search Engine

Deirdre Breakenridge

So, I started to plan it out and began working on it in October and by January 1 st of 2014, I launched it to the public. New hashtags are surfacing every day. From the popular community tweet chats to the breaking news and trending hashtag topics, these aggregated conversations certainly have captured our attention. I was recently introduced to Laurie Paolone by my friends at the Social Network Station.

PR Daily's top stories of 2014: Nos. 21-30

PR Daily

December is close to being a memory, so here''s a reminder of some of our top stories of 2014. Here are Nos. 21-30 on our list: 21. 36 redundant phrases to eliminate from your writing. Have you committed these 8 social media crimes? David Ogilvy''s 10 tips for clear, concise writing. Ogilvy: We ''deeply regret'' ad about shooting of 14-year-old. Studies: Digital media thriving, but press releases still most trusted. The science of colors in marketing.

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#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 29, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 29, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! The summer is officially over and Autumn is in full swing. That’s fine by me as it’s my favorite season! The beautiful colors, the cool air and the comfy yet fashionable sweaters and boots, what’s not to love?

Microvideo Will Dominate 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

Will Vine and Instagram videos be the preferred method for digital marketers in 2014? Microvideo Will Dominate 2014 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Google+ Microvideo Will Dominate 2014. When Vine debuted last January, I wasn’t convinced of how much difference just six seconds could make. Sure, our attention spans are seemingly dwindling by the second, but six seconds doesn’t allow for much. Image: Chuck Hagel via Flickr CC 2.0.

PRLab and PRStudChat Prepare Students for an 18-Hour Pro Bono Marathon

Deirdre Breakenridge

On November 21, 2014, PRLab, the nation’s oldest student-run public relations agency, will host its third PRoBono event. A Guest Post By Rebecca DeLuca. During PRoBono, students from PRLab and AdLab — Boston University’s student-run advertising agency — come together for 18 hours to complete public relations and advertising work for five nonprofit organizations. On November 18th at 8:30 p.m. ET, #PRStudChat and #PRLab will gather for a Twitter chat in preparation of PRoBono.

An Introduction to Google Primer

Ronn Torossian

In October, 2014, Google released its newest Apple iOS app, “Primer.” ” Here is a brief introduction to the app, and why rookie marketing professionals should use it. What is Google Primer? Google realized that not all first-time marketers know [.]. The post An Introduction to Google Primer appeared first on Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations CEO Blog. Brand PR Careers in PR PR PR Careers Ronn Torossian Social Networking / Social Media google primer

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Making the Job Search Easier: Q&A Interview with the Founder of Endless Job Offers

Deirdre Breakenridge

I met John Muscarello, founder of Endless Job Offers , a few years ago. We immediately established a mentor (me) / mentee relationship. There are young professionals in my industry who stand out as great networkers and connectors, and John is definitely one of them. From the handwritten personal notes to his incredible passion for helping people connect, John is now offering advice for young professionals via his Endless Job Offers website / blog.

Twin Cities PR This Week – November 7, 2014

Communications Conversations

Going to try another new kind of series today. Actually, it’s a bit of a re-imagination of a former series I had titled “Insider Conversations” where I highlighted people who had changed jobs recently, agencies who had won new accounts, and folks who had won awards. Basically, the news in our industry here in Minneapolis from the last few months. Now, I just want to take that concept and make it a bit more regular–weekly, in fact.

Announcing #50Shows: Giving Women a Platform and a Voice

Deirdre Breakenridge

Being a woman in business and a mom juggling family responsibilities certainly has presented many great adventures and challenges. They say, “Balance, balance, balance.” I’ve spent a large part of my career finding this balance between career and family, as well as mentoring other women, both seasoned and young professionals, to do the same. My mantra has always been to grow by embracing new opportunities, even when the journey is uncertain.

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#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Weeks of September 15 and 22, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Weeks of September 15 and 22, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! To Dubai and back and another week just flew by! Dubai was pretty awesome. I had the opportunity to present a crisis management workshop to some very savvy and fascinating professionals within the healthcare sector of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. A wonderful experience, both professionally and personally!

PR Daily's top stories of 2014: Nos. 31-40

PR Daily

The new year is just a few days away, which means it''s once again time to count down the top stories of the past 52 weeks. To start, here are Nos. 31-40: 31. 10 signs you should work in PR. 15 tips to make the writing process less hellish. Dos and don''ts of press releases. 10 digital tools recommended by social media pros. 3 social media tasks that can add PR value in less than five minutes. How to cut the ''ums,'' ''uhs,'' and ''literallys'' when speaking.

Insights from INBOUND 2014

PR 20/20

A movement is rising in businesses and agencies across the country and around the world. It can be seen in the exponential growth of HubSpot’s ( @HubSpot ) annual conference, with attendance nearly doubling every year since 2010. More than 10,000 marketers, sales professionals, agency owners, developers, entrepreneurs and students gathered in Boston for the four-day event called INBOUND. Strategy Technology Industry

9 Ways to Up Your PR Game


Whether you’re working in-house at a startup or running your own shop, you’ll discover one fundamental truth about PR: It’s changing faster than ever. These shifts include everything from the implications of brand journalism on the PR function to the … Continued. Industry Insights & Trends PR PR skills PR tips PR tools PR trick public relations

Part I: Treat Every Meeting Like a First Interview

Deirdre Breakenridge

This post is Part I of a two-part series on Treating Every Meeting Like a First Interview. When I mentor young professionals, we discuss the importance of preparing for a job interview. A lot of emphasis is placed on preparation, which includes doing your homework on the company and the interviewer prior to your meeting.

7 years of Intelligibility


Happy between week: the most highly anticipated time of year for yours truly. I’m not sure if it’s the lull in work tasks post Chrismukkah, or the anticipation for “starting anew”…but whatever the case, I love this particular time of … Continued. Industry Insights & Trends business business cycles communicators information intelligibility PR PR tools public relations technology

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