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.

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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. Why do some agency relationships fail?

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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.

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Mastering Influencer Marketing

Ronn Torossian

The post Mastering Influencer Marketing appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Public Relations Ronn Torossian BRANDING Insights MARKETING PR Agency Strategy

Six Time Management Tips for #PR #Agencies

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By David Klein, Director of Marketing at ClickTime. David Klein is the Director of Marketing at ClickTime. And for agencies, time is not merely a concept — it’s our currency! He is currently the Director of Marketing for ClickTime. .

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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. We also may invest more in client projects than our own websites or marketing.

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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. The post Can A PR Agency Be Too Loyal?

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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. Align with marketing .

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3 tips for running your own marketing agency successfully

Agility PR Solutions

You still find joy in taking marketing campaigns and turning them into real money spinners, but you may have lost the enthusiasm you once had for the world of advertising. The post 3 tips for running your own marketing agency successfully appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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3 tips for establishing a strong client/agency partnership

PR Daily

Here’s how you can make sure you get the most from your agency partners. “We We don’t think of you as our PR agency, you’re part of our team.”. A truly symbiotic partnership between an agency and client is hard to come by, and typically doesn’t happen overnight.

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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. The post Agency Work/Life Balance appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring.

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Is Your Agency Failing You? Here’s 5 Warning Signs That They Are

PR Matters

No matter how thorough your review and evaluation of an agency to ensure it meets all of your requirements before you appoint it to support you, inevitably there are risk factors involved in a client-agency relationship. Your agency team should be brimming with professional wordsmiths.

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An A to Z guide to marketing and PR agency management

Stephen Waddington

Agencies are straightforward organisations to manage. He’s an agency boss based in New Zealand that helped build Edelman in Europe, and latterly Asia. His presentation guide on agency management is a must read for anyone in the business. Agencies – client, talent and a clear proposition are the three ingredients that you need to build a successful agency. Community – the era of command and control is over, especially in networked agencies. agency

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Five Questions For A PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For any organization in initial conversations with a public relations agency, there are many questions to be asked. PR agency questions: To ask or not to ask? Ideally, your budget fits somewhere in the middle or even a bit above the agency’s client budget median.

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How to Pick the Right B2B PR Agency For You

B2B PR Sense

Choosing a B2B PR agency can be a daunting task. You want a long-term relationship with this agency. We've got you covered with key pointers to ensure you pick the right agency. 10 Things to Do Before Hiring a B2B PR Agency. Define What You Want From Your PR Agency.

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Why PR agencies can't ignore email marketing

PR Daily

As recently as 10 years ago, PR and marketing were two separate-but-equal efforts that competed for dollars and maintained an uneasy truce at the client’s table, but generally had minimal overlap. I could give you a hundred good arguments for email marketing (though I might be biased).

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The PR Agency Review Process is Broken

Ishmael's Corner

The typical process that guides a company in evaluating PR agencies and ultimately choosing a winner is broken. thesis really tell you about a given agency? In many agencies, the people who handle the RFP gauntlet have no relationship to the actual account team.

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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?

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6 tips for PR entrepreneurs from independent agency pros

PR Daily

Whether you are dipping your toes into the waters of self-employment, or already run your own agency, these industry insiders have advice for how to grow your craft. It’s exciting to see how independent public relations agencies around the world are thriving.

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Six Ways Psychology Can Help With Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Marketing is based on theories of applied psychology, that is, consumers act in a certain way because they are wired to do so. The human brain and all it’s cognitive biases and tendencies are important aspects of the marketing process.

Agency Culture: Interview a Coworker

5W PR

How Did You Get into Digital Marketing – Specifically SEO? I ended up switching careers into digital marketing & SEO after spending quite some time working on freelance and personal projects. Digital Marketing Never Gets Old. Agency Life 5wpr agency interview seo

Is Your Agency Failing You? Here’s 5 Warning Signs That They Are

PR Matters

No matter how thorough your review and evaluation of an agency to ensure it meets all of your. managing agencies problems with agencies agency management how to tell if your agency is bad pr agencies marketing agencies

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Vet Media Agencies With These 5 Measurement Questions

AirPR

I expanded upon this thought recently in the Forbes article “Six Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Media Agency,” noting that being crystal clear on […]. Musings marketing measurement measurement PR measurement

3 marketing techniques that can boost your PR agency game

PR Daily

PR agency pros are often on the lookout for new moves to elevate their agency game and help clients stay ahead of the pack. For harried agency pros, the best news is that it will make your life easier, but it also packs a punch for your customers and their awareness efforts, too.

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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?

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5 Important Planning Considerations from a B2B Content Marketing Study

Sword and the Script

B2B organizations that find content marketing effective are committed to these programs. These organizations have a content marketing plan in writing. For responses to be included, the respondent’s organization had to be using content marketing for at least one year.

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Avoid These Five Costly PR Agency Mistakes

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

New companies might set aside 12 to 20 percent of gross or projected revenue for marketing, from which a portion would be allocated to public relations. This caution applies equally to the PR agency team and the brand.

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7 Tips: What PR Agencies Want From Their Clients

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We had nice comments on a previous post from the PROI Worldwide meeting, What Clients Really Want From Their PR Agencies , so it inspired me to look at the flip side of the client-agency relationship. Agencies need information to do our job.

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Dispelling 6 Myths PR Sometimes has about Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

This is why content marketing plays such a crucial role in media relations , among many other aspects of PR and corporate communications. Myth 2: Content marketing doesn’t yield credibility. A PR approach to content marketing is like retargeting for media relations.

26 Thoughtful Marketing Predictions that Could Actually Happen in 2019 Across PR, Content, Digital, Social Media and Customer Success

Sword and the Script

As I’m wont to do at year’s end, I ask many brilliant marketing and PR types for their take on what might transpire over the next twelve months. It’s a list worth perusing carefully because there are real gems in here from CMOs, agency leaders and many consummate professionals.

7 traits of excellent PR agencies

PR Daily

PR agencies are great for building brand awareness. Are you considering hiring a new PR agency? Here are seven traits that excellent PR agencies possess: 1. There are approximately 8,000 PR agencies in the Unites States alone.

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Nominate your colleagues, team or agency for an ACE Award

PR Daily

The post Nominate your colleagues, team or agency for an ACE Award appeared first on PR Daily. There’s still time to show your teammates that their hard work is appreciated. Enter Ragan & PR Daily’s 2018 ACE Awards by Dec.

Medical Marketing Maven: Interviewing StoneArch Agency President and CEO Marcia Miller

MaccaPR

Name a prominent medical product or healthcare brand – from Medtronic, Hennepin Healthcare, Prime Therapeutics, Upsher-Smith Labs and Provation to Vigilanz, Philips, 3M, Hill-Rom and Teleflex – and the Minneapolis-based healthcare marketing agency StoneArch has probably been involved.

How I Started One of the Top B2B Agencies

B2B PR Sense

Over 20 years ago I built my company, Marx Communications, which now rates as one of the top B2B agencies in the industry. I started out as a journalist, and then went back to school and graduated with an MBA in marketing. The focus of my agency has always been B2B public relations.

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Programmatic pressure—B2B brands lag behind agencies in execution

Agility PR Solutions

New research from commercial data and analytics firm Dun & Bradstreet shows growing spend on programmatic ad buying and a continued dependence on data in the programmatic space—and also highlights key differences in the maturity of agencies versus brands when buying ads programmatically.

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Deborah Weinstein on the Challenges Confronting PR and Digital Marketing

Flack's Revenge

Today I share Deborah Weinstein’s answers to questions about the challenges confronting social media marketing and digital communications. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? The thing about marketing is that to fill your net you have to fish where the fish are.

For PR Agencies, Does Cannes Really Matter?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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. It’s also worth noting that, while PR agencies took home fewer honors this year, public relations as a category is stronger than ever.

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A video Introduction to Leeds Content Marketing Agency Prohibition

Prohibition

Prohibition is a PR agency first but in the last three years or so we have moved into much more than that with media relations making up just 40% of what we do here. The majority of our work is now clever engaging content marketing in its various guises.

How to recalibrate traditional mindsets for digital agency work

PR Daily

Some agency roles are changing a lot as communications pros switch to digital outfits. Over the past few months, I’ve been immersed in a new advertising landscape—digital marketing. Client and agency as partners. Marketing Media Relations

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. Vice President, Marketing Technology.