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

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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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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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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 […].

A roadmap to impactful collaboration with your PR agency

Onclusive

Working with a PR agency can help you better understand your market, expand your network of valuable connections, bring in fresh ideas and extra resources, and, as a result, run a more successful communications operation. Setting goals aligned with communications objectives.

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Beyond Publicity: What Your PR Agency Can Do

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A startup or early stage company that’s considering a public relations budget may be wondering what PR entails. While winning media coverage can yield immediate gratification, public relations represents a long-term commitment comprising many activities. The PR team or agency’s prime directive is to manage the reputation of the brand – and it does that from many angles. The post Beyond Publicity: What Your PR Agency Can Do appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

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Crisis Communication Plan Components

Ronn Torossian

Crisis public relations can make or break a brand during a crisis. The post Crisis Communication Plan Components appeared first on. Crisis PR PR Inspiration Public Relations Crisis PR Agency Crisis PR Firm Insights Ronn Torossian Strategy

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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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. In my big-agency career I’d sometimes cringe as the firm owner dropped names, bragged about his boldface contacts, and made absurd promises to prospective clients about the results my team would deliver. Communications is only one function among many in the organization.

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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.

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. Analysis Public Relations professionStarting 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. Six years later, we’ve managed to grow a successful business and work with some of the world’s leading brands. Here are five tips on how to scale your […].

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.

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.

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 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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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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Zoom: Zoom?s Public Relations During a Crisis

Ronn Torossian

Public relations and marketing agencies have all been altering their strategies, while the budgets that brands and corporations set for their yearly advertising strategies have been drastically shortened. The post Zoom: Zoom’s Public Relations During a Crisis appeared first on. Business Communications Agency Crisis PR Insights Public Relations Ronn Torossian Strategy

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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. 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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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. There’s no doubt that what we knew before this global pandemic is not what we’re going back to, at least for some time to come. So, that does mean brands need to rethink what they’re doing […].

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A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

You’re about to be thrust into the fascinating world of public relations – where people naturally speak their own private language with various business slang and PR lingo. PR intern’s guide to agency lingo. When a journalist decides to transition to public relations, they say they’re “going over to the dark side.” Earned media – Interns need to learn this term first, since it’s among the things clients bring on agencies for.

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. The scores of high-tech B2B companies we’ve helped go public, get acquired, or succeed independently. By Joanna Kulesa.

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

5 Reasons PR Agency Relationships Fail

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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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Tech Lingo Public Relations Professionals Should Know

Ronn Torossian

Any public relations professional knows the importance of being tech savvy when it comes to sharing information, communicating with your audience, and creating your online brand. The post Tech Lingo Public Relations Professionals Should Know appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Public Relations Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations PR Agency StrategyThe tech sector is the largest and the fastest growing industries in the world.

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. 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 post Hoffman Agency Names Thomas Franky as General Manager in Indonesia appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

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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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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.

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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How PR Agencies Set Budgets And Billing

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

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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

Bolt Public Relations’ Caroline Callaway shares her message of thanks

PR Daily

Caroline Callaway, founder of Bolt Public Relations, shares what she is taking from the past year of challenges and how she is giving thanks for employees and clients that have helped keep her doors open.

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. On our journeys we’ve hired agencies, fired agencies, been hired by companies as communications agencies and consultants, and been rejected. If you aren’t confident that a fair playing field has been created for all competing agencies, you probably don’t want to pitch.

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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. If your work takes you on a corporate or nonprofit path, the agency experience will offer a foundation. Agency experience is useful no matter where a PR career goes. But agency life is not without stress. Learn the business of agencies.

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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. Understanding the mission is essential for the PR agency to properly plan, position and execute a campaign on behalf of the client. Does the startup have internal support for the PR agency?

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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. Instead, rely on a one-pager that outlines the goals for partnering with a PR agency. It should contain both agency deliverables as well as the all-important business objectives for seeking outside support.

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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.

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. Yet one reason brands bring on agencies is that they’re relatively objective. Here are some things to keep in mind for an agency rep who needs to balance client loyalty with objectivity. The post Can A PR Agency Be Too Loyal?

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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. The post Crowdsource Your Team’s Creativity for More Influential Communication appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Communications Agency PR Inspiration Ronn Torossian Insights PR Agency Public Relations Strategy

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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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. The first order of business is immersion into your business by the agency team. Before the letter of agreement is signed, the agency and client should already agree on what general basis PR outcomes will be measured.

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