Shaking Up the Status Quo in Asia Leads to Industry Recognition.

Ishmael's Corner

The Holmes Report recently shorted-listed our Asia Pacific team as Tech Agency of the Year in the region. As an agency that competes against companies 50+ times larger, this type of industry recognition is important. The post Shaking Up the Status Quo in Asia Leads to Industry Recognition. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

Edelman Falls Short As PR Industry Leader

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But it’s downright disturbing when it happens to one that presumes to lead our industry. Mega-agency Edelman recently made waves by resigning a lucrative engagement working with for-profit corrections company The GEO Group, a top contractor for ICE. When news of its decision hit, some industry-watchers praised it, in part because it came in response to staff objections. The post Edelman Falls Short As PR Industry Leader appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

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

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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. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. As we coach our clients, no one likes the person who comes off as “OK, enough about me.

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Taking on the PR Agency Haters

Flack's Revenge

It is once again de rigueur to slam PR agencies. I learned this from a prospect who clued me in to a podcast and Forbes article (the former by uber influencers who should know better; the latter was generally negative on agencies but had some great points). If you want my respect as someone who understands PR, please don’t gloat about all the agencies you have hired and fired. Um, Udi, sounds like you need an evolved agency that is more proactive and creative ( hint hint! ).

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

PR Daily

Here’s how Noreen Heron is helping her clients and colleagues think about the future of the comms industry after the pandemic is in the past. How are top agency executives helping their teams and clients through the COVID-19 crisis?

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There’s No One Path to Agency or Industry Life

Shift Communications

As with many industries these days, people come to agency life from all walks. SHIFT has been around for 12 years now, and we’ve had many folks on staff who’ve successfully transitioned from another area of the industry or from another profession altogether. They prove that it doesn’t matter where you went to school or if you have a PR, marketing or design degree – or even any direct industry experience – to get hired at an agency and be a kick@$$ pro.

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Industry Recognition Matters

Ishmael's Corner

We learned earlier this month that The Holmes Report named us one of five finalists for Tech Agency of the Year in the U.S. The post Industry Recognition Matters appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

Breakdown of the State of the PR Industry (from altitude)

Ishmael's Corner

The post Breakdown of the State of the PR Industry (from altitude) appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Most of those in the over-50 crowd remember a movie called “Wall Street.”

Clichés of the PR Industry

PR Expanded

As a veteran of both corporate and agency environments, I know a few things to be true. One of them is that agency people say all the time that they understand a company’s business. They say this because they have a certain amount of experience in particular industry, or similar experience working inside a related company. And put yourself in the corporate hiring manager’s position – when agencies told me they knew my business, I laughed at them.

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? It is also creating opportunities for smart, assertive agencies. agency

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PR industry resilient but COVID-19 leaves significant human cost

Stephen Waddington

It finds an industry getting to grips with structural changes, managing the health impact of COVID-19, and bracing for Brexit. Ingham’s view, informed by the 35,000 members of the PRCA, was that the industry would shrink by as much as a fifth. Industry talent is in a state of upheaval.

New industry PR awards announced

Stephen Waddington

Announcing a new PR award scheme because it’s an area in which the industry is undeserved. The PR industry doesn’t do enough to celebrate the excellence it delivers to the clients and organisations it serves. The industry is awash with unsung heros that deserve recognition. To be fair I’ve blatantly nicked his idea for alternative industry awards from Delusions of Brandeur. P**s poor pitch Celebrating lousy agency briefs and mismanaged pitches. industry

Where is the PR Industry Heading in 2015?

Ronn Torossian

The post Where is the PR Industry Heading in 2015? Business PR Agency Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO These days, more and more business owners are realizing that attaining excellent PR services can help them take their companies to unprecedented levels of success. At the same time, many PR professionals are realizing that they need to maintain a cutting edge perspective to ensure [.]. appeared first on Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations CEO Blog.

A Guide to Breaking into the PR Industry

Ronn Torossian

According to, “the PR industry is on the rise- a reflection of the growing need for great communications and the growth of social media outlets.” The post A Guide to Breaking into the PR Industry appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Featured PR Agency PR Firm PR Inspiration Public Relations Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations 5WPR CEO Insights MARKETING PR Tips Pubilc Relations

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. An agency executive is bound to be surrounded by people who basically do the same thing as they do.

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Why SEO Is a Natural Fit for the PR Industry

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The post Why SEO Is a Natural Fit for the PR Industry appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. PR Tools SEO tool for public relations SEO training The Hoffman Agency Mark PinsentThe Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. We’ve been touting the virtues of SEO in PR strategies since 2010.

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Automotive industry ranks #2 in brand intimacy—which brands lead?

Agility PR Solutions

Taking a victory lap in the latest brand intimacy rankings, the automotive industry ranked #2 out of the 15 industries studied by MBLM (pronounced Emblem), the agency using emotional science to build more intimate brands during these unprecedented times.

A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo

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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. You don’t want to drag tech journalists too deep into the weeds; that’s what industry analysts like Gartner are 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.

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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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. As remote work grows in popularity, brands are looking past local agencies in favor of niche agencies with a specialized industry focus.

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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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Why PR agency chief Kathy Tunheim is hopeful for the future

PR Daily

The post Why PR agency chief Kathy Tunheim is hopeful for the future appeared first on PR Daily. A Day in the Life COVID-19 PR Industry The WorkplaceAs chief executive of her Twin Cities firm, she makes time for exercise and family while still ensuring clients get top-quality service.

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Aspirations of a PR Agency

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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. Business Communications Hoffman Agency agency aspirations Communications Industry corporate mission cultivating relationships relationship building state of the agencyThe Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations.

Why influencer agencies must be more than talent agents

PR Daily

As the industry grapples with how to best deliver influencer content for brand managers, one agency leader argues that PR pros should be essential partners beyond brokering deals. When we first launched Sway Group , we structured it like a talent agency. The talent agency model simply isn’t ideal for full-scale production of highly successful influencer marketing campaigns. In the talent agency world, agents are looking to find work for the client they represent.

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How to Research Industry Trends Hassle-Free

Shift Communications

What time and resources are we committing to understanding overall cultural trends and our industry’s current relevant news? For starters, we’ll explore not only why we should be dedicating time and resources to research industry trends but also how to do it completely hassle-free. All of these can be used to research industry trends and current news: Google News. This provides insights into what constitutes top performing content for our direct industry competitors.

Media Relations Shrinks as a Public Relations Service; Cliff Notes to 3 Industry Reports

Sword and the Script

Studies find media relations isn’t the top PR service anymore; PR weakness on technical skills; execs are key to shaping corporate social positions Several interesting reports on the PR industry were published earlier in 2020 but got lost in the blur that unfolded since.

PR Panel Recap: An evening discussing agency life and what it takes to thrive in the industry

Shift Communications

Whether it was attending my school’s PRSSA events and workshops or finding a mentor at an internship, I remember how much I valued what these industry professionals shared. I recently had the opportunity to give back to those currently studying PR through an invite by my friend, Professor Kristina Markos, to join a panel of agency and in-house rockstars at an event hosted by the Public Relations Alliance (PRA) at Lasell College.

What lies ahead in 2020? Predictions from 20 industry experts

PR Daily

How can we truly move our industries forward with thought-provoking content and discussions? Lou Hoffman, president and CEO, The Hoffman Agency. I think, and I hope, that clients of marketing agencies will understand that they need to advertise less and build a brand more. But not thought leadership in terms of ‘being an authority in your industry.’ Predictions from 20 industry experts appeared first on PR Daily.

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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5 PR industry father figures

PR Daily

It’s fascinating to chart the growth of public relations over the last century by looking at those who had the vision to create the industry. He started the PR agency that still bears his name in 1952. Edelman really thrived later when his agency built a reputation for creating product marketing events and stunts. who worked at Edelman can attest , the agency used to begin every presentation with a slide of a stunt Dan dreamed up in the 1950s.

How can agencies drive new business during COVID? Despite obstacles, it’s out there.

Agility PR Solutions

COVID has upended most industries, many businesses have suffered fatal damage, and for the survivors, it remains a long road to recovery. Communications agencies are likewise paying the price, starving for elusive new business that has proven even harder to find than during […].

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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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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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Agency Work/Life Balance

Critical Mention

When other industries think of creative agency hours, they go EEK! If you’re at a creative agency, this means breaking ties with clients and projects that aren’t beneficial to you. If you prioritize, shed the dead skin, and come up with a good system, you can have both balance and greatness, even at an agency. The post Agency Work/Life Balance appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring.

5 terrific tips for winning industry awards

PR Daily

Putting an industry award on the company mantel can be a nice PR win for a B2B. Industry awards exist for every niche, and each competition will have multiple categories and/or subcategories, which increases the chances of winning but complicates entering. Your PR agency or team should keep a database of relevant awards programs. Industry competitions usually require summaries of 500 to 1,500 words.

Are You Ready For A PR Agency? 5 Questions For Startups

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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. Does the company want to be recognized as an industry disruptor? Understanding the mission is essential for the PR agency to properly plan, position and execute a campaign on behalf of the client.

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Is your agency the best in the communications industry?

PR Daily

Can A PR Agency Be Too Loyal?

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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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Beyond Publicity: What Your PR Agency Can Do

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The PR team or agency’s prime directive is to manage the reputation of the brand – and it does that from many angles. The agency will take any company’s broad or vague notions about what it wants from a PR program and translate it into a clear, tailored strategy, which will inform a set of specific tactics. A PR agency can conduct a brand perception audit to establish a baseline on which to build or change reputation.

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