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Crowdsource Your Team’s Creativity for More Influential Communication

Ronn Torossian

Done properly, narratives are bolstered by a regular stream of positive and connective messages communicated through a variety of media, with input from a variety of sources in your organization. With that in mind, do you have a tool you use to collect and “bank” all the creative energy on your team? The post Crowdsource Your Team’s Creativity for More Influential Communication appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

How To Set Expectations In Public Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations is known for being versatile, occasionally glamorous, and, yes, stressful. On the agency side, it’s sometimes because the team overpromises in their eagerness to win a new client. Again, communication is key. .

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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. Communications is only one function among many in the organization.

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Four Tips on Successfully Building Your Own Creative Department

PR Expanded

Recently, my colleague Patrick Walsh shared a few great tips on finding the right creative partner to take on some of your design projects. Indeed, outsourcing creative is a smart—and often necessary—move for young agencies that are growing fast…but what happens when you’re outsourcing so frequently that it’s no longer a viable option for your growing company? It’s time to start thinking about bringing your creative work back in-house.

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.

The Power Of Creativity In PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Some people don’t think of PR professionals as particularly creative – except when it comes to hatching wild PR stunts or gimmicks, like KFC’s fried-chicken-flavored nail polish in 2016. Yet creativity plays a part in much of a PR person’s daily work. There was also a significant increase in agencies who employ a formally named creative director, from 37% to 56%. 4 ways creative PR takes it up a notch.

Creative Uses for Google Analytics in Public Relations

Shift Communications

Analytics should be an important component of the work we do as public relations professionals, but how can we leverage analytics tools to serve our needs? During a PRSA Boston event, Matthew Raven, VP of Marketing Technology at SHIFT Communications, presented an insightful discussion about the power of Google Analytics and how it can serve PR professionals. ” This presents a challenge to the public relations industry because it leaves us with a proof problem.

Meeting the COVID-19 agency start-ups

Stephen Waddington

Nine entrepreneurs talk about the agencies they’ve launched during the pandemic. COVID-19 is creating a wave of disruption and opportunity in the media, marketing and public relations. If you’ve started an agency during the COVID-19 crisis please get in touch. agency

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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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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2021 campaigns will need empathy, creativity and connectivity

Agility PR Solutions

Participants in this year’s 4th annual CMO Predictions from B2B tech and healthcare integrated agency PAN Communications urged marketers to consider how a year of upheaval has impacted the customer experience. Marketing Public Relations marketers

7 Ways To Spark Creative PR Ideas

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

When it comes to generating ideas for public relations programs , where does inspiration come from? As with any creative process, brilliant ideas don’t come out of nowhere; in fact, they are usually hard earned. More often than not there’s a process that came before the inspiration, and PR teams can use these steps to trigger those great, creative ideas. Struggling to write creative content or come up with high-impact ideas for a new launch?

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. Too many businesses and organizations have made public pronouncements and promises—then moved on. So, agencies, let’s heal ourselves: Move past the numbers.

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PR Creative: A 7-Year History

Shift Communications

I did it for the challenge, but I knew that applying my traditional creative director background to the world of earned media came with uncertainties. I had always considered PR people to be incredibly smart, aggressive and socially savvy, yet I still wondered if it was really a launchpad for great creative. The strategic side of the PR coin can, and should be, as creative in nature as any other type of marketing. Creative Director.

Holding women back in PR limits agencies' effectiveness, creativity

PR Daily

The gender gap is affecting the public relations industry. On Wednesday, the MSLGGroup—the world’s fifth-largest public relations agency—agreed to a $2.9 Though the agency did not admit to wrongdoing, employees claimed that women were paid and promoted less than men and subject to discriminatory reassignments, demotions and firings. The pay gap between women and men in public relations is no secret. A former communicator at the U.N.

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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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? Agency partnerships at work. The complete opposite of Agency A.

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? A successful agency relationship takes a real commitment from the client.

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5 Tips to Get in Your #Creative #PR Groove

PR Expanded

Years ago, I was a PR person working at a creative marketing communications agency. The company had three distinct divisions: PR / Communications (that was my area), Creative Marketing & Advertising and Web, Multimedia & Video. At the time, I was not intimately involved in the brainstorming, creative design and the development of innovative marketing concepts at my firm. The role I play creatively is distinctly different. Creative PR 2.0

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. Many organizations may not need a lengthy or very formal document, but it’s essential to convey your goals and needs to all agency teams who may want to play. What are our key criteria for an agency partner?

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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. Yet with so much talk, why is public relations still so… well, white? Despite good intentions and plenty of seminars, most agencies are stubbornly homogeneous. The post Why Are PR Agencies So White?

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10 Things To Know Before Dating a PR Pro

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Yet we like fast response time – PR, especially a PR agency, is a fast-paced environment. If we can’t reach someone with one form of communication, we have back-up plans to get that quick response. Communication is key – In any good relationship, communication is key.

Creative PR: 4 Idea Generation Techniques

Shift Communications

In 1926, psychologist Graham Wallas outlined the basic creative process, which has been the overall framework for understanding and fostering creativity for almost a century. The Wallas process has four general stages: Preparation : loading up your mind to be creative. cta] The post Creative PR: 4 Idea Generation Techniques appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin.

The evolution of CX—communicators must now embrace a more infused Creative Experience

Agility PR Solutions

Chief communicators are investing heavily in creativity to deliver better customer experiences that drive business growth. New research from global digital agency Isobar Global asserts that the customer experience has evolved into what now can be called a “Creative Experience”—using creativity to create distinct and connected experiences that create a place for brands to live […]. Public Relations trends

COVID-19 caused worst year in a decade for marketing agencies

Agility PR Solutions

The post COVID-19 caused worst year in a decade for marketing agencies appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Marketing Public Relations marketing

4 lessons learned from starting a PR agency with a family member

PR Daily

Some might question the wisdom of starting an agency in the midst of a pandemic, let alone with a family member, but going against the traditional grain is a hallmark of both mine and my mother’s personalities. Leadership Communications PR Industry Storytelling The Workplace

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Covid-19 Accelerates Shift of PR and Marketing to In-House Staff – Why It May Be Futile and How Agencies Can Respond

Glean.info Blog

One-third of marketing work shifted from agencies to in-house personnel this year, reveals the 2020 Gartner Marketing Data and Analytics Survey. Some of the most common functions CMOs moved in-house include social marketing (53%), audio-visual production (44%) and public relations (39%).

Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

PR Daily

We were keeping an eye on things and then it quickly escalated, becoming top-of-mind every day, and it continues to be,” recalls Cetera, who is vice president of communications for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and Quaker units, PepsiCo Foods North America.

How To Get A Running Start With Your PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The best public relations partnerships are client-agency collaborations that involve a serious time commitment on both sides. But what if the client has limited time to invest with the agency team? Or if it lacks experienced staff to manage the agency effort? Get a strong start with your PR agency. Companies should want an agency that strives to keep all parties in the loop without lengthy in-person meetings (although a monthly face-to-face is recommended.)

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PR Agency Turns to Advertising for Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. As you would suspect, PR agencies typically don’t use advertising as part of the marketing mix. When they do, the creative often lacks inspiration (to put it kindly). The post PR Agency Turns to Advertising for Storytelling appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

PR Daily

Over the last decade, PR pros became enamored with words like omnichannel, PR-led creative and disruptive marketing. Harboring dreams of Cannes Lions and huge marketing budgets, agencies pivoted resources toward consumer marketing.

A Holiday Guide to Gear That Can Improve Your Creative Content

PRSay

But behind the scenes, it represents a shift in the industry, and one that your creative team can learn from. Adobe Creative Cloud. Every year around the holidays, you can find the Adobe Creative Cloud on sale.

Creativity in PR: Too Focused on the Big Idea?

The Hoffman Agency

By Mark Pinsent, Managing Director Europe, The Hoffman Agency. I’ve been mulling the idea of creativity in public relations lately. It was prompted by a decision not to enter an award scheme specifically focused on creativity, not because I don’t think we do creative work — far from it — but because the awards sponsor stated that they aimed to reward “those who create the ‘big idea’ and make it happen.”. The ongoing need for creativity in public relations.

6 Public Relations Tips For Brands In 2018

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A recent study by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the USC Center for Public Relations found that marketers plan to increase staffing and overall spending on public relations over the next five years. But it’s also a challenge to all marketers to create and leverage communications opportunities to the best of their ability. Allow the agency creative freedom. Crenshaw Communications PR Fish Bowl public relations PR

Creative Headlines Will Drive PR SEO & Success in 2017

Cision

It continues a thought leading series based on Agency and Client-side workplace issues, and is the basis of a forthcoming coaching and mentoring book to be published in 2017 alongside the 15th anniversary of the agency. The power of ideas and proper communication is one that cannot and will not be underestimated. Insights provided by the agency practitioner client-side include the importance of mobile, from both a creative and business standpoint.

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6 PR agency pet peeves

PR Daily

In my first PR agency job, during the times that drove us crazy, the owner had a favorite line: “This would be such a great business if it weren’t for the clients.” But many years later, it’s still a reminder of the unique pressures of the agency life. There are the politics of the agency itself, those of the client company, and those of journalists and partners. Here are some of the top PR agency “pet peeves” that are probably familiar to many communications professionals.

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For PR Agencies, Does Cannes Really Matter?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity – the Oscars of the advertising business – was held last week, and apparently it was a big disappointment for the public relations industry, which won fewer awards than in previous years. 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. ” Today, it’s a “Creativity” extravaganza, and with good reason.

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Creative Ways to Pitch Media During a Pandemic

5W PR

However, the public is not engaging with those stories as much as it used to. For public relations professionals, this means that they need to focus on this shift in audiences’ attention and provide stories that aren’t going to center on the pandemic and how the world is navigating the crisis.

What Clients Should Expect From A PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There’s exhilaration every time a public relations firm enters into an agreement with a new engagement. And we’ve written about what agencies need from their client partners in order to be successful. The chief parameters of the client-agency relationship are covered in the letter of agreement, and planning documents will further outline expectations. Both client and agency will agree on key performance indicators (KPIs) and measurement tools.

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