What’s Better, PR Agency Or Client Side Work?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In public relations , there are many career path possibilities, but most fall into either the agency side or the client side. Many who’ve been successful after years in agency PR may nurture a curiosity about client-side work. Agency PR Has Many Advantages.

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A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR intern’s guide to agency lingo. The PR team might pitch some less tailored info about the company for general brand visibility ahead of a new product announcement or a big funding announcement.

Mastering Influencer Marketing

Ronn Torossian

The post Mastering Influencer Marketing appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Public Relations Ronn Torossian BRANDING Insights MARKETING PR Agency Strategy

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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Photography Matters: Why Investing in Quality Photos Boosts Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Sandra recently began marketing her shop locally using the paid search on Google and a […]. The post Photography Matters: Why Investing in Quality Photos Boosts Marketing appeared first on. Sandra is a small business owner.

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. The PR team should develop this strategy based on the business goals of the organization, and in collaboration with other departments, like marketing and sales.

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Making the case for small and mid-size PR agencies

PR Daily

Perhaps the flight to startups, craft brands and smaller agencies was a reaction to the era of dehumanization and disengagement, which, Gallup surveys assure us , continues today. At big companies and agencies, people feel—and are—interchangeable. Little agency, big edge.

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Selling Exclusivity: Marketing to Finicky Consumers

Ronn Torossian

Whether this is a club they belong to, a circle of friends, or a special promotion they’re invited to, the feeling of exclusivity, of belonging to the “club” is a feeling brands often capitalized on. Everyone likes to feel as if they are a part of something.

Storytelling in Digital Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Storytelling is one of the founding concepts of marketing. Not every brand is good at this practice, but it’s an integral skill and an element of any successful marketing campaign. […]. The post Storytelling in Digital Marketing appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Business PR Firm Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO For Immediate Release book Insights MARKETING PR Agency Public Relations Strategy

How Brands Create Fans

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In today’s fragmented media environment, the scarcest commodity for any marketing or PR pro is customer attention. That’s why engaging users and relationship marketing is so fascinating – and so elusive. What about more mundane brands and businesses?

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Capitalize Marketing Strategy for Trends without Losing the Long Game

Ronn Torossian

Brands issue their own versions […]. The post Capitalize Marketing Strategy for Trends without Losing the Long Game appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

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Can A PR Agency Be Too Loyal?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

How can you be persuasive with others if you yourself aren’t convince of a brand’s worth? Like most career PR agency people, I always drink the client Kool-Aid. I’d never use “xerox” as a verb after having represented a competitive brand of copiers.

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The Value of the Micro Influencer in Digital Marketing Campaigns

Ronn Torossian

With all of the attention, it seems, on influencers as the newest marketing secret sauce, there is also a buzz worthy conversation surrounding the notion of the micro influencer. Brand PR PR Agency PR Firm PR Inspiration Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO Insights MARKETING Pubilc Relations Strategy

Dawn of the Intelligently Automated Agency

PR 20/20

Artificial intelligence is accelerating change in the marketing industry, and your career: Consumers will demand greater personalization , while wanting to control their data and privacy. AI should make us better people, professionals and brands. More Intelligent” Marketing Automation.

Programmatic pressure—B2B brands lag behind agencies in execution

Agility PR Solutions

New research from commercial data and analytics firm Dun & Bradstreet shows growing spend on programmatic ad buying and a continued dependence on data in the programmatic space—and also highlights key differences in the maturity of agencies versus brands when buying ads programmatically.

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Six Ways Psychology Can Help With Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Marketing is based on theories of applied psychology, that is, consumers act in a certain way because they are wired to do so. The human brain and all it’s cognitive biases and tendencies are important aspects of the marketing process.

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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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. Align with marketing .

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Hospitality PR: A Guide to Expanding Your Brand’s Reach

Ronn Torossian

The post Hospitality PR: A Guide to Expanding Your Brand’s Reach appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Entrepreneur PR Agency Public Relations Ronn Torossian 5WPR 5WPR CEO BRANDING Insights MARKETING PR Firm Strategy

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Why PR agencies can't ignore email marketing

PR Daily

As recently as 10 years ago, PR and marketing were two separate-but-equal efforts that competed for dollars and maintained an uneasy truce at the client’s table, but generally had minimal overlap. I could give you a hundred good arguments for email marketing (though I might be biased).

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Five Questions For A PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For any organization in initial conversations with a public relations agency, there are many questions to be asked. PR agency questions: To ask or not to ask? Ideally, your budget fits somewhere in the middle or even a bit above the agency’s client budget median.

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Lackluster localization prompts CMOs to re-examine agency dynamics

Agility PR Solutions

Chief marketers are suffering from an intense case of FOMO—Fear of Missed Opportunities—as customers seek more localized, personalized experiences that are relevant to their own cultural context and situation. Marketing Public Relations marketing

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Influencer Marketing For B2B Brands

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Can influencer marketing work for B2B brands? PR programs that include influencer campaigns are often linked to emerging YouTubers or glitzy Kardashian-type personalities, but influencer marketing works in B2B public relations , too.

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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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Agency Culture: Interview a Coworker


How Did You Get into Digital Marketing – Specifically SEO? I ended up switching careers into digital marketing & SEO after spending quite some time working on freelance and personal projects. Digital Marketing Never Gets Old. Agency Life 5wpr agency interview seo

Why PR should get a slice of the marketing pie

PR Daily

the one that marketers struggle with most is whether to invest marketing dollars in advertising or public relations. There are, of course, marketers who go down both roads, reaping the benefits of a dual (integrated) strategy, one discipline helping to amplify the other.

Nominate your colleagues, team or agency for an ACE Award

PR Daily

The post Nominate your colleagues, team or agency for an ACE Award appeared first on PR Daily. There’s still time to show your teammates that their hard work is appreciated. Enter Ragan & PR Daily’s 2018 ACE Awards by Dec.

3 marketing techniques that can boost your PR agency game

PR Daily

PR agency pros are often on the lookout for new moves to elevate their agency game and help clients stay ahead of the pack. For harried agency pros, the best news is that it will make your life easier, but it also packs a punch for your customers and their awareness efforts, too.

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From Being Told He Was “Too Gay to Pitch” to Leading an Award Winning PR Agency: Steve…

The Resolution Blog

You’ve gone from a creative role to starting an agency from scratch and hiring people. Gary and I were in this situation in an agency at one point where we were told not to go into a pitch because it was with an Emirati client and we were a bit “too gay” to pitch. marketing pr

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Avoid These Five Costly PR Agency Mistakes

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

” Most critical is securing mutual agreement on achievable PR goals against which the brand and team can create programming, and to put them in writing. This caution applies equally to the PR agency team and the brand.

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Brand PR: Amazon ad pushes into the political fray?

Ronn Torossian

The post Brand PR: Amazon ad pushes into the political fray? Media Relations Public Relations 5WPR CEO MARKETING PR Agency PR Tips Ronn TorossianMaybe the concept began as just another “clever” sight gag. Two aging religious leaders, a priest and an imam are sharing tea time.

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7 Tips: What PR Agencies Want From Their Clients

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We had nice comments on a previous post from the PROI Worldwide meeting, What Clients Really Want From Their PR Agencies , so it inspired me to look at the flip side of the client-agency relationship. Agencies need information to do our job.

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4 Ways Your Brand Can Stay Hip Without Losing Its Cool


In fact, for most brands, it’s surprisingly hard to be hip. In order to make sure that your brand can relate to all demographics and speak today’s language, your communications team will have to effortlessly engage in pop culture references and branding without trying too hard.

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7 traits of excellent PR agencies

PR Daily

PR agencies are great for building brand awareness. Are you considering hiring a new PR agency? Here are seven traits that excellent PR agencies possess: 1. There are approximately 8,000 PR agencies in the Unites States alone.

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Identify Your Target Audience and Use Influencers to Boost your Reach

Ronn Torossian

If you want to maximize sales and get the most out of your marketing budget, you need to define your target market. By identifying who you are selling your products to, you can answer other important questions in marketing such as, why should they buy your product?

For PR Agencies, Does Cannes Really Matter?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The other reason is that for many PR agencies, Cannes simply hasn’t been on the radar, except when a client is a sponsor or honoree. It’s also worth noting that, while PR agencies took home fewer honors this year, public relations as a category is stronger than ever.

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5 Brands Share What’s Working in Social Media Marketing


Marketers appreciate hearing from other marketer’s success. We learn from other marketers, even when their examples are from a different industry. We arrived at a topic that appeals to every marketer active in social media.

How I Started One of the Top B2B Agencies

B2B PR Sense

Over 20 years ago I built my company, Marx Communications, which now rates as one of the top B2B agencies in the industry. I started out as a journalist, and then went back to school and graduated with an MBA in marketing. The focus of my agency has always been B2B public relations.

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Agency Life 101: Jenny Lafortune, Art Director

Shift Communications

This week, we check in with Jenny Lafortune, the Agency’s Art Director based in our Boston office. It’s especially gratifying when a client comes back looking for more design work when they could have gone to a creative agency. Well I can say the same about working at a PR agency.

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Agency Life 101: Annie Perkins, Vice President

Shift Communications

I love to join every brainstorm and be a part of the overall success of the agency. Whether it is a small creative project, a full marketing tech implementation or a street team execution, I appreciate that the team is always looking for ways to stretch. Senior Marketing Analyst.

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