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5 PR Tips To Promote Expertise On LinkedIn

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Among PR teams, LinkedIn is the go-to social media platform for B2B executives for driving positive visibility and thought leadership. But a profile that serves as a glorified CV isn’t enough to gain sought-after exposure; that takes time, strategy, and a dash of creativity.

5 Benefits Of Interning At A PR Firm

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Guest post by Crenshaw Communications intern, Murphy Pressley. College is a transformation for students. We’re encouraged to evolve, both personally and professionally. This transformation does not come easily and is not solely due to the courses we’re offered.

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5 Surefire Ways To Generate Quality Content For PR

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For PR teams, earned media placements are a key deliverable of a strategic public relations campaign. Typically they’re articles or broadcast segments that feature a given company or brand in a positive way.

A Toast To Independent PR Agencies

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It’s nearly Independence Day, which is a good time to reflect on what independence means in the business of public relations. Lots of ad and PR agencies tout their independent status in their marketing.

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How Startup Leadership Can Inspire the Team to Deliver Results and Become Great

Inspiring the team to do their best, break through barriers and achieve milestones is the core responsibility of the startup leadership. Inspiring people to do great requires installing confidence and the ability to learn from setbacks and failures.

What They Don’t Teach You About PR In College

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As a budding professional at a PR firm , I have been exposed to many different facets of the industry. I’ve drafted press releases, compiled media lists, and learned plenty of different terms I didn’t otherwise know.

5 PR Tips For Managing Tricky Media Interviews

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Most PR teams work hard to make sure our client media interviews go off without a hitch. Yet there are the occasional briefings that for one reason or another may require extra preparation. Maybe they revolve around a sensitive subject, or possibly the company spokesperson is inexperienced.

What Thought Leaders Have In Common

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In B2B public relations , there’s a lot of talk about thought leadership. Agency teams promise client executives that they’ll be positioned as thought leaders, we throw the term into proposals, and we call our content “thought capital.”

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PR Tips For Announcing A SPAC Transaction

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Anyone who has been watching the tech PR space has noticed a huge rise in companies going public through Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). For those who aren’t familiar, these are “blank check” investment firms that acquire a company with the goal of bringing them to the public market.

How Speaking Opportunities Support B2B Companies

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Some companies in the B2B tech space who have just begun to use strategic public relations may not be know the full value that conference speaking engagements and industry awards offer.

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How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

How To Get The Most From PR Freelancers

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Occasionally public relations agencies tap freelance contractors to manage peak workloads during busy seasons or to bring specialist expertise to a project. Post-COVID, there are probably a greater variety of freelancers available given that remote work is so commonplace in our industry.

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6 Things PR Agencies Should Never Say

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PR agency teams, like all creative services people, love to keep our clients happy. That’s a good thing, except where the drive to please leads us to say things we shouldn’t.

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Five Benefits of Working at a Small Agency

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PR agencies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are big, flashy and have a long and sprawling client list. Other agencies — often described as “boutique” — are smaller and less known, yet capable of producing work of the highest quality.

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Terms You Overhear During A PR Internship

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Guest post by Crenshaw Communications intern, Jordan Farbowitz . Being an intern at a top New York PR agency has exposed me to many things I hadn’t experienced before. I’ve been able to use my content skills for press releases and bylined article drafts.

Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

5 Pitch Ideas For PR Pros When There Is No News

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PR firms live and die by news. But there are some weeks, especially late in the summer, when the news cycle is slow and companies are in a lull between announcements. Despite this, there are ways for PR teams to get their clients in the news by basically creating it themselves.

Lessons Of Theranos: Sex, Lies, And PR

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Like many in tech PR , I’m fascinated by the Theranos story because of what it says about Silicon Valley, public relations, and the press. Now that the trial of its disgraced founder Elizabeth Holmes has started, media and pundits have updated their hot takes on her spectacular rise and fall.

Questions PR Grads Should Ask In An Interview

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It is that time of year again. The PR world has gained new fresh college grads eager to join the workforce. While searching for possible internships or entry-level jobs is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. Or even frustrating.

PR And Communications Trends For 2021

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In PR and elsewhere, 2020 has been a year like no other. Even the Oxford English Dictionary is at a loss for words to describe it. If we could wipe it off the calendar and start again, most of us probably would.

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

How To Convince A Reporter to Cover Your Story

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One of the most frustrating parts of working in PR or media relations is getting the “too busy” response. You have a solid pitch or a compelling announcement, but the feedback from media is that they have too much going on to cover this story.

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5 PR Tips To Boost Your Company’s Media Appeal

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In B2B public relations, we’re always trying to find ways to drive business and trade media interest for clients. Yet as every PR person knows, there isn’t always a timely newshook for the story you want to tell. And not every business is a household name.

PR Advice For Building Better Media Relationships

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Every PR agency team appreciates the importance of relationships with key media outlets and personnel. This is particularly true in B2B PR, where we tend to approach the same business and trade journalists on behalf of client executives and their brands.

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Unique Ways PR Pros Can (and Should) Consume News

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PR specialists must eat, sleep and breathe news. We need to stay connected to a variety of news outlets to stay current and knowledgeable, both for our own benefit as well as that of our clients.

The Growth PR Playbook

PR and communications now rely on data-driven, real-time, iterative storytelling with metrics that help to manage crises, get ahead of the competition, and impact the bottom line. Learn how to build a Growth PR plan in this Onclusive whitepaper.

Notes From A Virtual PR Agency Intern

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Guest post by Crenshaw Communications intern, Sarah O’Connell. Starting an internship at a top PR agency can be a little nerve-wracking even under ordinary circumstances. When the internship is entirely virtual, that’s a whole different story.

International Women’s Day: When Good PR Backfires

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The tweet that launched a whopper of a PR backlash for Burger King on International Women’s Day wasn’t really that bad. The initial post from @BurgerKingUK read simply, “Women belong in the kitchen.” ” Clearly, it was meant to get our attention.

Amazon’s New PR War Isn’t Working

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Picking a public fight with powerful legislators isn’t a typical PR strategy for a giant corporation, but that’s Amazon’s latest move as a crucial union vote deadline arrives. Over the past few days, the retail giant has turned into a Twitter troll.

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A PR Pro’s Letter to Santa Claus

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Dear Santa, What a crazy year it has been! We started strong but were hit with a big curveball. We adjusted, thinking all would be back to normal within weeks. How wrong we were! . This holiday season will look a little different from years past, but we’re hopeful for new beginnings in 2021!

Generating Leads with Facebook: A Guide for Businesses

In this Facebook guide for businesses, we’ll help you strategize with tips and techniques straight from our playbooks. We also let you in on the best practices for improving your lead gen campaigns, starting with a review of your performance metrics.

Slack Tips And Tricks You May Not Know (But Desperately Need)

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In major tech news, Salesforce recently purchased Slack for $27.7 billion. Why does the sale make sense? As we’ve seen, Slack is great for staying connected with co-workers on a daily basis.

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Are You The Next Intern for Crenshaw Communications?

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It is time for us to add an intern to our team! Are you a college student or recent grad looking to gain experience in a top B2B technology PR agency? Check out our job description and if this sounds like a fit for you, please send your resume to Colleen O’Connor ( colleen@crenshawcomm.com ).

PR Tips For A Deep Media Spokesperson Bench

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In B2B public relations , there are few assets more valuable than a terrific media spokesperson. PR teams depend on a company or brand representative who can deliver a quick, incisive comment about a breaking news story or deep insights about a company move.

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Cybersecurity Pubs Every PR Pro Should Be Reading

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Most of us who work at tech PR agencies stay glued to various media to track breaking news and inform reactive pitching to promote visibility for our clients. Yet our main goal is not always to secure top-tier media coverage, although that’s always a win.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

AdTech Pubs Every PR Pro Should Be Reading

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Guest post by Crenshaw Communications intern, Jordan Farbowitz . As many PR agency teams know, our work can be highly specialized, particularly in B2B public relations.

10 Things To Know Before Dating a PR Pro

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It’s Valentine’s Day, the traditional holiday for couples, and an occasion to show how much we appreciate the special people in our lives. Let’s face it – dating can be awkward and uncomfortable.

Tips for Planning a Virtual Panel

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As most PR agencies know, a speaker program is an excellent tactic for building thought leadership and brand recognition in the B2B space.

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Five Types Of Bylined Content That Work For PR

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As outlined in my post on PR tips for effective bylines , bylined content is a powerful part of a B2B PR plan. It can help deliver key messages, communicate expertise and drive thought leadership for business brands.

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