How a PR agency can contribute to your communications strategy, and how to select the right agency for your business

Onclusive

A successful communications strategy is the driving force behind building trust among all of your stakeholders, enhancing your corporate reputation and establishing your company as a leader in your industry. However, not all brand and PR agency relationships are created equal.

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Crisis Communications Foundation for Crisis PR Campaigns

Ronn Torossian

The top priority for every crisis communication strategy is to allow for seamless communication during a company crisis. The most common crisis communication situations include data breaches, workplace […].

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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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What CEOs Should Know About PR and Communications

Ronn Torossian

Many PR teams and agencies tend to urge high-ranking members of a company to build their own social media profiles and share content on those platforms, however, there are certain times during a company’s lifetime when the CEO should actually become the spokesperson for the public.

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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Communicators need a PR agency with Dawn Buzynski | On Top of PR podcast

Axia PR

Learn why corporate communicators should collaborate with a PR agency to better share brand messages with Dawn Buzynski of Hy-Vee. Guest: Our episode guest is Dawn Buzynski, Director of Strategic Communications at Hy-Vee. corporate communications On Top of PR

Video: Effective Communication with Customers

Ronn Torossian

A recent survey by video production agency MotionCue polled 500 marketers and consumers on their eight favored forms of […]. The post Video: Effective Communication with Customers appeared first on. Business Communications Agency Public Relations Insights MARKETING Strategy

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Meeting the COVID-19 agency start-ups

Stephen Waddington

Nine entrepreneurs talk about the agencies they’ve launched during the pandemic. My thanks to the founders of Authentic Comms, Boldspace, Coldr , Hard Numbers, Made by Giants, Priestley, Second Mountain Communications and SHOOK. Strategic, pragmatic, authentic communication.

How Kim Bode is ‘finding comfort in the uncomfortable’ at her integrated communications agency

Muck Rack

How Kim Bode is ‘finding comfort in the uncomfortable’ at her integrated communications agency

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Are You The Next Intern for Crenshaw Communications?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Are you a college student or recent grad looking to gain experience in a top B2B technology PR agency? Crenshaw Communications is seeking a paid intern to join our dynamic B2B technology PR team and to assist with our pro bono work for a leading marketing association.

After lockdown: the creative agency market

Stephen Waddington

The agency market is in flux as the economy reinflates. Agencies are facing the following opportunities. What’s your take on the industry and what are other agencies doing? Here are five areas in which I’m helping my agency clients work through the current business environment.

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PR And Communications Trends For 2021

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The year of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, assorted climate disasters, and a historically divisive presidential contest has accelerated existing trends and opened up new ones for professional communicators. Marketing and corporate communications will overlap.

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How Are Retailers Communicating Through This Crisis?

Ronn Torossian

The post How Are Retailers Communicating Through This Crisis? Communications Agency Crisis PR Crisis PR Agency Insights Public Relations StrategyBrands are rethinking how they plan to do business as cities, countries, and states come out of stay-at-home orders.

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The Complete Guide to Building an Impactful Relationship with your PR Agency

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A successful communications strategy is the driving force behind building trust among all of your stakeholders, enhancing your corporate reputation and establishing your company as a leader in your industry. However, not all brand and PR agency relationships are created equal.

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There’s no debate: Not paying an intern as a PR agency is unethical.

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The post There’s no debate: Not paying an intern as a PR agency is unethical.

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. Like everything else in life, a move from agency PR to corporate or brand communications involves trade-offs. Agency PR Has Many Advantages. Starting salaries at PR agencies can be low when compared to the corporate side.

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Hoffman Agency Names Thomas Franky as General Manager in Indonesia

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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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. ” It’s a great question, and there are many answers, from the bare essentials to the ultimate agency wish list. If you can cut the red tape, your agency will love you for it.

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How PR agencies can initiate a culture of DE&I change

PR Daily

This includes the communications sector. We can’t give expert advice on things we as agencies are not doing. So, agencies, let’s heal ourselves: Move past the numbers. Let’s tackle diversity, equity and inclusion as the ultimate internal communications program.

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

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. 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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Can Your Company Afford a PR Agency?

Bianchi Biz Blog

Mark also recognizes that to succeed, Company B’s corporate communication staff needs some focused support – from a PR firm that specializes in the automotive OEM supplier PR sector and can bring automotive experience, insight and contacts, as well as senior strategy and flawless execution.

The Human Side of New Media Communication

Ronn Torossian

New media has opened a plethora of communication opportunities that allow marketers to craft, target, distribute, and track messages and the results of those messages like never before. The post The Human Side of New Media Communication appeared first on.

Agency metrics for sustainable growth and profitability

Stephen Waddington

What does good management look like in an agency? to help entrepreneurs to build and grow sustainable agencies. We’ve built a small portfolio of owner managed agencies. Here are key performance metrics. I founded Wadds Inc.

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How PR agencies should focus on retaining employees

PR Daily

From the biggest agencies to the smallest shops, workers are any company’s most valuable asset. What are the top HR challenges facing PR agencies in 2021? Many agencies are hoping that an extended holiday break was enough to recharge tired employees after a very long 2020.

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. But PR agency people often need to flag media stories for clients, either because it may have a negative mention of their brand – or in preparation for reactive media pitching. Crossing the wire” comes from a bygone era when news services communicated via electrical telegraphy.

So, you want to freelance or start a fledgling agency?

Stephen Waddington

Here are 25 things to think about if you’re thinking of going freelance or starting an agency. It’s worth checking out if you’re thinking of setting up as a freelancer or fledgling agency. agency

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PR agencies must look inward amid race to counsel brands on climate

PR Daily

The short answer is no,” says Eric Yaverbaum, president of Ericho Communications. “It’s So an agency simply can’t market itself as a ‘green’ agency while taking money from clients actively working counter to that ethos.”.

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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. Here are some of the key reasons for the early demise of an agency-client relationship. Why do some agency relationships fail? This is probably the single biggest reason why PR agency relationships go wrong. The agency model.

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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. That’s a lot of new agencies being hired, but it also means other agencies will be dropped. The report shows the primary reason for engaging agencies was not dissatisfaction with existing firms, but a need for new capabilities.

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Reflections on Retiring from Agency Life

Offleash

After 18 years as the founder and CEO of an agency I’ve loved more than anything except my family (and, OK, maybe the Grateful Dead), I’ve retired from tech PR. For most of the agency’s existence, my name was on the door. By Joanna Kulesa.

3 Steps for Effective Crisis Communications Management

Onclusive

A communications crisis can be one of the most difficult situations in your career. Here are three steps for effective crisis communications management: 1. Once someone at your company or agency partner (i.e.

Heron Agency’s leader: Social media will lead post-COVID-19

PR Daily

How are top agency executives helping their teams and clients through the COVID-19 crisis? Noreen Heron, president of Heron Agency in Chicago, says her days have been filled with Zoom calls and strategy sessions, but her most important people to talk to are her children.

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PR Daily and IPR partner to report on agency/client relationship

PR Daily

We want to hear from you about the relationship between clients and their PR agencies. The post PR Daily and IPR partner to report on agency/client relationship appeared first on PR Daily. External Communications PR Industry Research The Workplace

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Class of 2020 UK PR agency entrepreneurs on growth footing

Stephen Waddington

The story of PR agency start-ups in the UK market is an uplifting one of innovation and new business models. It is easy to focus on the challenges that the pandemic has created in the industry but there have been more than 15 new PR agency launches in the UK alone in the past six months.

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What Are Agency Partnerships? Why It May Be Smart as a Solo PR Pro to Work With an Agency

Solo PR Pro

My mix has always included agency partnerships, but 2020 forced me to get creative and leverage those agency partnerships to stabilize my business. What are agency partnerships? Most of the time you are positioned as an extension of the agency and clients are never the wiser.

Aspirations of a PR Agency

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. 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. Minus the pomp and circumstance, I joined our U.S. staff this week. I look forward to the presentation and the give and take with the team.

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. And for the uninitiated, the different methods agencies have for budgeting and billing can be opaque, making it difficult to get an apples-to-apples comparison when reviewing firms. Yet we’re sometimes reluctant to talk about how agencies set their budgets. When might agencies charge more? How do agencies set rates?

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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. Here are some things to keep in mind for companies looking to bring on an outside PR agency for the first time. What might the agency not want you to know? The more they know, the better the agency team can assess the potential success of the relationship.

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The Communicator’s Guide to Deciphering Acronyms

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. We’re in the business of communications. I put out a call to arms across the Agency for acronyms that surface on a regular basis.

Crisis Management and Communications Go Hand-in-hand

Ronn Torossian

In an earlier article the discussion focused on the importance of convincing senior management about the need for crisis management and communications. The post Crisis Management and Communications Go Hand-in-hand appeared first on. Crisis PR 5W PR 5WPR 5WPR CEO Crisis PR Agency Crisis PR Firm Insights PR Agency Public Relations Ronn Torossian Strategy