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 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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Why Your Technology Company Needs PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A high-impact PR program can be a technology company’s greatest asset – provided it’s well conceived and skillfully executed. Still, the decision to hire a PR agency can be a controversial one for a cash-strapped startup. For a more mature technology business, they can help build a competitive advantage. The typical B2B technology customer is an educated buyer who may research his purchase for weeks or months.

Worst PR Technology Nightmares

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Most are used for internal and external communications, and they work well. If anything, technology tools allow mistakes to travel faster and further then ever before. Here are some of the worst technology “horror stories” experienced by our team or by colleagues who wish to remain anonymous. Our founder Dorothy confesses that she has twice sent a note meant only for the agency account team to a client by mistake in response to a client email.

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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How technology has changed PR agencies

PR Daily

The structure of public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies have changed significantly over the last five to 10 years. How have agencies updated their roles to reflect the technological changes and era of social media, and how have agency employees adapted? No longer are the days where brands want their agencies showing up to the big show dressed in a suit and tie. RELATED: Motivate employees with digital communications that inspire.

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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Can Your Company Afford a PR Agency?

Bianchi Biz Blog

Company B already serves a wide range of other industries with its technology-related services and is headquartered far from the Motor City, and its executives recognize the huge revenue opportunity in the automotive mobility space. The post Can Your Company Afford a PR Agency?

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’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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Study Reveals Gaps Between the CEO and PR in Communications Goals, Issues and Technology

Sword and the Script

But a new survey out of the Center for Public Relations at USC Annenberg shows that isn’t happening among some PR pros and corporate communicators. The annual survey polled 210 CEOs, 1,583 PR professionals and 378 students with an eclectic mix of questions to develop the 2019 Global Communications Report. Three question areas in particular – about goals, issues and technology – stood out to me. 1) A Difference in Communications Goals.

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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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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.

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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Voice search, AI and beyond: Why marketers must embrace technology

PR Daily

As digital campaigns touch all aspects of communications, marketers must have a handle on current best practices. Whether you’re creating a branded experience to delight consumers, increasing loyalty and brand awareness by boosting online engagement, or crafting compelling content, you must have a handle on current social media and technology tools to stand out against the competition and reach your marketing goals.

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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How Digital Marketing Technology has Affected PR

Shift Communications

In the past few years, PR has been able to leverage digital marketing technology tools and techniques. That’s where the digital marketing technology tools come in. Digital marketing technology tools can help you understand the most optimal ways to reach your client’s customer base and help you edge out your peers. Second, lean on your digital marketing technology team. Access to digital marketing technology tools are becoming more common by the day.

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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CBD Technology and Products Changing the Industry

5W PR

Cannabis and CBD technology products have been on the rise in recent years, with many consumers using them daily thanks to CBD’s potential to provide medical and therapeutic benefits. To celebrate, we’re highlighting CBD technologies and products that are changing the industry, and the lives of consumers who use them. Branding Consumer PR Public Relations 5w public relations agency branding communications insights marketing PR

PR and the Marketing Technology Skills Gap

Shift Communications

Keeping pace with the rate of change in marketing technology has become a full time job. Heck, just keeping up with the news is a challenge, never mind closing the gap on technological skill sets you need to execute effectively. So, how in this wave of ever changing technology do we keep our heads above water here at SHIFT? We started to notice the move towards more widespread marketing technology adoption in our client base in the last 18 months.

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.

Unicorns, Upscaling and the State of Massachusetts Technology

Shift Communications

There are a few interrelated themes that have gotten a lot of play in technology press over the past few months. Although we see a heavy number of Silicon Valley representatives on the unicorn list (as expected), there are many technology unicorns here on the east coast (MongoDB, AppNexus, Actifio, MediaMath) along with rumored candidates like Rapid7, Dataminr and DataGravity. Massachusetts has the second highest average technology salary nation-wide. (2).

Adding storytelling to technology in developing ‘Innovation Relations’

PR Daily

An agency keen on creativity cultivated this practice dedicated to building reputations for innovation leaders. From my own experience, I’ve observed that innovation is often linked with technology. Thus, Makovsky created “Innovation Relations,” which is possibly the agency world’s first systematized practice dedicated to building reputations for innovation leaders. The post Adding storytelling to technology in developing ‘Innovation Relations’ appeared first on PR Daily.

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? The reality is, for those of us in the “mid-size” bracket, it’s tough to compete directly against the pockets of the large, public agencies when it comes to growth – whether we are talking about sheer footprint, new services or practice specialties.

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Crenshaw Communications Wins 2020 PRSA-NY Big Apple

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Crenshaw Communications Wins 2020 PRSA-NY Big Apple. Bizzabo is a fantastic partner, and we’re honored to be recognized for such a worthwhile program,” commented Dorothy Crenshaw, founder and CEO of Crenshaw Communications. “It’s About Crenshaw Communications.

The Exciting Technology In Back to the Future No One Noticed

Shift Communications

The movie predicted a lot of real world technological advancements, such as video conferencing, hands-free gaming, giant flat screen TVs, and video glasses. But there’s one futuristic technology in the movie that should excite analytics gurus more. But while fingerprint technology isn’t anything new, its application in “Back to the Future” is. But technology that uses your unique biometric signature as your identification knows when it is you and when it is someone else.

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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Clearing the Two Biggest and Heaviest Cultural Roadblocks for PR/Communications’ Data-Driven Journeys

Onclusive

We can all agree that there are a myriad number of reasons across the business transformation dimensions of people, process, and technology that lends itself to this very common scenario. This is an industry-wide phenomenon and not simply limited to PR/Communications.

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Impact Culture to Impact Sales: A Q&A with the Martin Agency’s Jaclyn Ruelle

NewsWhip

We recently sat down with Jaclyn Ruelle of The Martin Agency to learn more about Martin’s Cultural Impact Lab and to understand brand influence on culture today. . We launched the Cultural Impact Lab at the Martin Agency in March, 2019.

How PR pros must adapt to new technologies

PR Daily

Industry practitioners looking to advance must be fluent with the latest technology, from social media to data and analytics. What roles are agencies and in-house teams looking for? Most center around the adoption of the latest technology, whether that involves social media, video and analytics, or it concerns data collection, artificial intelligence and augmented and virtual reality. Are there still roles out there for communicators who don’t want to touch social media?

Where does public relations fit in the marketing technology stack?

Shift Communications

At the recent MarTech San Francisco conference, Scott Brinker revealed the marketing technology stacks of 41 different companies. Where does public relations fit into the marketing technology landscape? Everywhere and nowhere, because public relations is not a technology. A marketing technology stack is a term derived from IT, information technology. Public relations isn’t a technology. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

Why brands are considering niche agencies over one-stop shops

PR Daily

In many cases, they can find consultants and agencies from anywhere in the country to accommodate their specific needs. With remote work on the rise and technology capabilities becoming more efficient, physical location has plunged in priority during the agency selection process. Instead, brands have a plethora of agencies to choose from. Remote capabilities supply the resources to connect with agencies from other locations that can offer the exact services they need.

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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. The shift from agencies to in-house staff is a long-term investment that involves more financial risk than relying on a contracted partner.

Report: Marketers struggle to keep up with new technology

PR Daily

In a new report from Walker Sands , a Chicago-based business-to-business PR and digital marketing agency, marketers reported having trouble keeping up with all the new tools and technology that are available for communicators. Twenty-eight percent of respondents say marketing organizations have a hard time keeping up with new technology. Though 63 percent say the marketing technology landscape has rapidly changed, only 28 percent say their organizations have kept pace.

PR Agency Life 101: Understanding the basic agency organization

Shift Communications

Basic Agency Organization. The PR agency world can be a confusing one—especially for someone looking in from the outside. Let’s take a look at the basic agency organization of a PR firm and what the different people do. These teams look similar across most agencies with a few cultural twists at various firms. Functionally, however, most agencies operate in roughly the same manner. Vice President, Marketing Technology. Agency Life Public Relations

Dawn of the Intelligently Automated Agency

PR 20/20

Technology will get smarter , intelligently automating traditionally human-powered activities while adding layers of complexity to your martech stack. As HubSpot’s first agency partner back in 2008 , we’ve built our firm on the back of automation and have witnessed it transform the industry over the last decade. Now, what if I told you every one of those activities, and many more, could be done more efficiently using smarter technology that’s available today?

7 Ways To Help Your Tech PR Agency Succeed

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

If you’ve ever worked with a top technology PR agency , you know the business of developing public relations programs for hot tech companies or startups can be challenging. To be successful, there are some key things to keep in mind from the start of a PR agency relationship. Life at a growing technology company — especially a startup — can be a whirlwind, round-the-clock kind of existence.

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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.

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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Dotted Line Communications’ Aimee Clark: ‘Be ready for anything’

PR Daily

Here’s how this agency leader sees the landscape for the next six months and beyond—and where she sees opportunities for PR and communications pros. And Dotted Line Communications Co-Founder Aimee Clark agrees. 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ].