Taking on the PR Agency Haters

Flack's Revenge

It is once again de rigueur to slam PR agencies. I learned this from a prospect who clued me in to a podcast and Forbes article (the former by uber influencers who should know better; the latter was generally negative on agencies but had some great points).

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10 Rules For Keeping (PR Agency) Clients

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For a PR agency , what’s better than winning a new client? In the PR business, client retention is tied to staff retention, and both impact the health of any creative services agency. At a prior agency we had a nifty client selling proposition known as the 10/10/10 guarantee.

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Public Relations Agencies and Public Opinion

Ronn Torossian

The post Public Relations Agencies and Public Opinion appeared first on. Business PR Agency PR Inspiration Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO Insights MARKETING PR Firm Pubilc Relations StrategyPublic Relations (PR) may be a misconstrued element in marketing, but it has the potential to shape public opinion. Day-to-day decisions on products and services bought are closely linked to efforts of public relations.

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Hoffman Asia Pacific Named “Best Technology Agency” in the Region

Ishmael's Corner

I rarely use this real estate to talk about the Agency, much less brag about the Agency. The post Hoffman Asia Pacific Named “Best Technology Agency” in the Region appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

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Growing out of lockdown: how to scale an agency

Stephen Waddington

COVID-19 is an opportunity for assertive agencies to scale and grow. As we kick off the new quarter and lockdown lifts, agency bosses are planning for the remainder of the year and looking to 2021. How should agency owners and managers respond? agency COVID19

How To Get The Best From Your PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Bringing on an external PR agency , or really any outside firm, is an investment of time and budget for any company, no matter its size. Naturally, things will go better for both parties if the agency team gives their all, and the client manages for the best possible outcomes.

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Hoffman Agency Names Thomas Franky as General Manager in Indonesia

Ishmael's Corner

By Caroline Hsu, Managing Director, Asia Pacific We have doubled down on Indonesia, today announcing that Thomas Franky will join the Agency to lead our Indonesia team. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR intern’s guide to agency lingo. Earned media – Interns need to learn this term first, since it’s among the things clients bring on agencies for. The post A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

PR Agency Search: Priorities in a PR Expanded World

PR Expanded

Almost four in 10 respondents to a survey of corporate communications, marketing and industry leaders for CommunicationsMatch’s new PR and Communications Agency Search Report said they were looking to hire new agencies in 2017.

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Marketing Agencies Can Help Grow Any Business

Ronn Torossian

This is perfectly acceptable, and the reason why businesses such as digital marketing agencies exist. The post Marketing Agencies Can Help Grow Any Business appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Let’s face it.

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How to scale your communications agency faster

Agility PR Solutions

The post How to scale your communications agency faster appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Starting a business isn’t easy, and scaling one isn’t either. Like many business owners, I also feared putting my companyat risk in the hopes of scaling up.

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3 Things a PR Agency Can Offer Every Client

Ronn Torossian

The post 3 Things a PR Agency Can Offer Every Client appeared first on Ronn Torossian 5WPR Founder Blog. Brand PR PR PR Agency Ronn Torossian BRANDING Public Relations

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5 Reasons PR Agency Relationships Fail

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Nobody enters into a PR agency partnership thinking it will fail, just like no one gets married thinking they may one day divorce. But when client-agency partnerships end prematurely, there are often avoidable factors involved. Why do some agency relationships fail?

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5 Tips for Partnering with a PR Agency | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

In late February we held a webinar with three PR agency leaders: Mark Addison , Chairman & President, Rocket Science ; Barbara Bates , CEO, Hotwire ; and Kate Krane , EVP, Edelman PNW.

Six Time Management Tips for #PR #Agencies

PR Expanded

And for agencies, time is not merely a concept — it’s our currency! Technology ClickTime David Klein PR Agencies public relations Time Management TimesheetsA Guest Post By David Klein, Director of Marketing at ClickTime. David Klein is the Director of Marketing at ClickTime.

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Why brands are considering niche agencies over one-stop shops

PR Daily

In many cases, they can find consultants and agencies from anywhere in the country to accommodate their specific needs. With remote work on the rise and technology capabilities becoming more efficient, physical location has plunged in priority during the agency selection process.

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Are You Ready For A PR Agency? 5 Questions For Startups

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Bringing on a public relations agency can help an organization engage a far larger audience than they’re able to do on their own. So before a startup decides to bring on a PR agency, they should be asking themselves these five questions. The post Are You Ready For A PR Agency?

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Why influencer agencies must be more than talent agents

PR Daily

As the industry grapples with how to best deliver influencer content for brand managers, one agency leader argues that PR pros should be essential partners beyond brokering deals. When we first launched Sway Group , we structured it like a talent agency.

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What The PR Agency Isn’t Telling You

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any good public relations agency should want to have an open conversation about what clients can expect for their investment. But even the best agencies don’t always spill the tea at the very first meeting. What might the agency not want you to know?

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How PR Agencies Set Budgets And Billing

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For any brand or business looking to bring on a PR agency , the cost of a quality public relations program is a key factor in the decision. Yet we’re sometimes reluctant to talk about how agencies set their budgets. When might agencies charge more?

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Agency Work/Life Balance

Critical Mention

When other industries think of creative agency hours, they go EEK! If you’re at a creative agency, this means breaking ties with clients and projects that aren’t beneficial to you. The post Agency Work/Life Balance appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring.

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How to Grow an Agency

Shift Communications

Now that we’ve popped the champagne and cut the cake, it feels natural to consider not just HOW MUCH we’ve grown, but HOW we’ve grown – and more importantly, what does that suggest for mid-sized agencies in an increasingly competitive market?

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Aspirations of a PR Agency

Ishmael's Corner

GM Steve Burkhart in delivering the State of the Agency to our U.S. The post Aspirations of a PR Agency appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations.

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How to Get Your Agency Hired in a #PR Expanded World

PR Expanded

Having just written “ A Client’s Guide to Hiring PR & Communications Agencies ,” we’ve turned the lens around to provide insights into getting hired in a PR Expanded world. In agency searches or RFPs, asking questions is critical.

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How To Thrive At A PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For anyone building a career in public relations, there’s no better environment than a PR agency. If you wind up in a specific sector, like technology or healthcare, an agency is a solid starting point. Agency experience is useful no matter where a PR career goes.

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Choosing A PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Deciding it’s time to invest in PR is one thing, but selecting the right agency is another. What’s more, the people who are skilled at internal communications aren’t always prepared to conduct an agency search. Winnow the agency list in advance of meetings.

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Can A PR Agency Be Too Loyal?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Like most career PR agency people, I always drink the client Kool-Aid. Most agency PR people have similar stories. It’s good business for a PR agency team to be indoctrinated in the language, culture, and brand lore of a client. The post Can A PR Agency Be Too Loyal?

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PR Agency Turns to Advertising for Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

As you would suspect, PR agencies typically don’t use advertising as part of the marketing mix. The post PR Agency Turns to Advertising for Storytelling appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

Agency Leaders Face PR Boom Pause, Create Innovative Program to Get New Grads ‘Agency Ready’

Culpwrit

The post Agency Leaders Face PR Boom Pause, Create Innovative Program to Get New Grads ‘Agency Ready’ appeared first on culpwrit. Like college seniors today, I graduated into a recession where jobs in my chosen field were hard to find.

Beyond Publicity: What Your PR Agency Can Do

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The PR team or agency’s prime directive is to manage the reputation of the brand – and it does that from many angles. A PR agency can conduct a brand perception audit to establish a baseline on which to build or change reputation.

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15 Top Questions To Ask During A PR Agency Search

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Selecting the right public relations agency is a bit like dating, and it can be fraught with some of the same perils and challenges. It helps to break down the PR agency search process into key phases and to articulate questions to elicit the best responses.

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The joys and frustrations of agency ownership

PR Daily

Becoming an agency owner is an intimidating concept for many people. When I became an agency owner, I flew by the seat of my pants. So why should your agency be any different? I worked on my first agency for close to 10 years, and I believe it was quite successful, but I really have no proof, other than the fact that I had a number of great clients and I paid my bills. I closed down that agency about four years ago and went back to working for someone else.

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New agency diversity mark launched as CIPR publishes damning report

Stephen Waddington

The Blueprint is initially targeted at communications agencies and will expand to include in-house teams in 2021. The UK PR industry needs an estimated 5,000 additional BAME practitioners if it is to be representative of the public that it serves.

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PR Agency Offsite, Japan Style

Ishmael's Corner

Whether it’s taking over a restaurant to cook a meal or trying to stay upright playing broom ball (hockey minus ice skates,) company off sites often bring a creative bent to team building for a PR agency.

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Why Are PR Agencies So White?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The public relations industry has done a good job speaking out about the lack of ethnic and demographic diversity in our business – particularly at PR agencies , where middle-class whites predominate, and where C-level management is mostly Caucasian men.

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How to Pick the Right B2B PR Agency For You

B2B PR Sense

Choosing a B2B PR agency can be a daunting task. You want a long-term relationship with this agency. We've got you covered with key pointers to ensure you pick the right agency. 10 Things to Do Before Hiring a B2B PR Agency. Define What You Want From Your PR Agency.

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PR Agency Life 101: Understanding the basic agency organization

Shift Communications

Basic Agency Organization. The PR agency world can be a confusing one—especially for someone looking in from the outside. Let’s take a look at the basic agency organization of a PR firm and what the different people do. Agency Life Public Relations

PR Guide To Agency-Client On-Boarding

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

So it’s usually a good feeling to finally sign the agency agreement. Many PR agencies have a proprietary immersion and startup process, but even if they don’t, on-boarding is a critical first step in the relationship. Agency-client infrastructure.

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Is the pandemic the death knell of the brick-and-mortar agency?

PR Daily

The COVID-19 pandemic marks 120 years of the public relations agency—and, some fear, the beginning of its end. Barnum as the inventor of press agentry, the first more traditional publicity agency was founded by George Michaelis in Boston in 1900.).

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The PR Agency Review Process is Broken

Ishmael's Corner

The typical process that guides a company in evaluating PR agencies and ultimately choosing a winner is broken. thesis really tell you about a given agency? In many agencies, the people who handle the RFP gauntlet have no relationship to the actual account team.

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