Five Benefits of Working at a Small Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR agencies come in all shapes and sizes. Other agencies — often described as “boutique” — are smaller and less known, yet capable of producing work of the highest quality. Smaller agencies are often less formal and can be less organized when it comes to personnel matters.

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How To Set Expectations In Public Relations

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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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Notes From A Virtual PR Agency Intern

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Guest post by Crenshaw Communications intern, Sarah O’Connell. Starting an internship at a top PR agency can be a little nerve-wracking even under ordinary circumstances. With everyone being virtual, communication is far more important than before.

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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Communicating Clearly and Avoiding a PR Crisis

Ronn Torossian

The post Communicating Clearly and Avoiding a PR Crisis appeared first on. Crisis PR Public Relations Crisis PR Agency Crisis PR Firm Insights StrategyIn April of last year, Burger King announced a new ad campaign for its first plant-based burger.

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Beyond Publicity: What Your PR Agency Can Do

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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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10 Rules For Keeping (PR Agency) Clients

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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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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.

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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

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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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.

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PR And Communications Trends For 2021

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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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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 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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Are You The Next Intern for Crenshaw Communications?

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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.

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

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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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Crisis PR: Step-by-Step Guide to Navigating a Public Relations Crisis

Ronn Torossian

Every business should be prepared for the inevitability of a communications crisis, which can come from any number of events – from a negative review to a failed event, even a natural disaster.

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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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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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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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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.

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 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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A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo

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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.

Lockdown boom for agency startups - Wadds Inc. report

Stephen Waddington

COVID-19 has seen an explosion of new PR agencies. More than 50 new PR agencies have been founded in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a report published today by Wadds Inc. COVID-19 UK PR Agency Startup report. agency

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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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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

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.

How Collaboration Enriches Communication

PRSay

As social and public-health factors intensify an already noisy communications environment for organizations, agencies whose communicators collaborate well to address such challenges help build lasting partnerships with their clients.

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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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

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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

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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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.

How To Thrive At A PR Agency

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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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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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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.

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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