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.

Worst PR Technology Nightmares

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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.

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?

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. Agency PR Has Many Advantages.

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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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Six Time Management Tips for #PR #Agencies

PR Expanded

And for agencies, time is not merely a concept — it’s our currency! Again, here’s where technology can help. David Klein is a San Francisco-based marketing executive who focuses on technologies that empower people and businesses.

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

PR Daily

Even marketers who feel they have a handle on technology can always learn and add new tricks. Experiment with social media and technology tools across your marketing efforts. The more technology marketers employ, the more distance they can put between them and consumers.

Separating Creativity from Technology in Thinking about Marketing Innovation [UML]

Sword and the Script

How many people think of technology when they hear the word innovation ? While technology can certainly change how we do marketing, it’s still reliant on creative inputs. Technology and innovation may be intertwined, but marketer leaders say their responsibility for both have grown.

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. Second, lean on your digital marketing technology team. Director, Marketing Technology.

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.

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. We’ve decided to accelerate the transformation to drive efficiency and performance for our agency and our clients.

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. Out of this half-day event, a few key data points stood out: Massachusetts has become the nation’s most concentrated technology sector. (1). of the technology IPOs (6).

I’ll admit: I’m overwhelmed by technology

Communications Conversations

And, it’s no surprise since our world is increasingly tied to technology. ” And yet, we still struggle with technology. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much time I devoted to either fixing or figuring out technology (or, managing passwords!).

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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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. Agency experience is useful no matter where a PR career goes.

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

Sword and the Script

The report broke out answers from CEOs and in-house communicators to some of those questions for comparison purposes which reveals gaps (the demographics section reported 760 of the PR respondents came from in-house communications teams – and the rest from agencies).

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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. via IMGUR.

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. Yet we’re sometimes reluctant to talk about how agencies set their budgets. When might agencies charge more?

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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.

How to grow your agency without relying on the ‘retainer’

PR Daily

As more clients favor projects over yearly contracts, agencies must adapt to adroitly forecast their earnings and grow their operations. There is one thing lots of PR agencies have in common in 2019: Clients are consistently hiring out projects, but retainers seem to be few and far between.

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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.

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.

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The Marketing Gaps: Talent, Technology and Strategy

PR 20/20

Corporate marketing departments, small businesses, and marketing agencies struggle. Strategy Technology Talent Following is an excerpt from The Marketing Performance Blueprint (John Wiley & Sons, 2014). Visit performance.pr2020.com for additional information and resources.

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. How often do you add new tools to your marketing arsenal?

Trend: The over-investment in social media tools and technology

Communications Conversations

I’ve seen a number of articles recently that have focused on a growing–and increasingly troublesome–trend in our industry: Our complete over-reliance on tools and technology. Brands don’t need to be purchasing more technology–they need to be purchasing less.

Agency Culture: Interview a Coworker

5W PR

I graduated from Penn State Wilkes-Barre with a Bachelors in Information Science & Technology. Growing up, I was very curious about website development and always saw myself doing something in the technology field. Agency Life 5wpr agency interview seo

Making the Move from In-House PR to a Top PR Agency

Shift Communications

Maybe you’ve never worked at a PR agency. Or perhaps you started your career at an agency, moved client side, and are now considering a return to agency life. If you’ve never worked at a PR agency, the biggest benefit to making the move is that you’ll be surrounded by peers.

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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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What Sets Technology PR Apart from Other Types of PR

Shift Communications

Approaching my first year working in technology public relations, I’ve started to reflect on how much technology PR differs from my former life in corporate PR. Clients have a (very) wide range of technologies. Public Relations Technology tech pr technology PR

State of Martech: Will marketing jobs be threatened by technology?

Agility PR Solutions

Even with the rapid advancement of marketing technology, 61 percent of marketers feel that it will never threaten their jobs, according to a new study from PR and digital marketing agency Walker Sands Communications.

How digital marketers can get personal through technology

PR Daily

Though we’ve become more sophisticated in the way we use Internet and cloud-based technologies to identify users and automate our digital marketing efforts, we still default to sending emails when it comes to communicating with our audience.

Pitching Business and Technology Contributors: Q & A with Freelancer Anne R. Gabriel

Cision

Gabriel has spent over 30 years as a professional in the communications field, writing about business and education technologies as a journalist and marketing communications consultant. Moving fluidly between the worlds of journalism, business technology writing, marketing and PR, she does everything from writing editorial for C-Level IT publications to providing marketing support for organizations ranging from start-up to Fortune 500. Anne R.

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.

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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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3 ways CRM technology can make PR pros’ lives easier

PR Daily

Technology can make your life easier. This is because software firms get excited and blindly develop technology for its own sake, forgetting about the people for whom they are developing it. The technology you use should help you achieve this by enhancing the PR skills you already have.

Agency Life 101: Jenny Lafortune, Art Director

Shift Communications

This week, we check in with Jenny Lafortune, the Agency’s Art Director based in our Boston office. It’s especially gratifying when a client comes back looking for more design work when they could have gone to a creative agency. Well I can say the same about working at a PR agency.

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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. 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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PR Agency: Multi-National versus Boutique

Polaris

That was many years ago and here I am today running my own PR agency. After Unilever, I worked for a boutique PR agency that specialized in beverage alcohol and gourmet food. Boutique PR Agency: The Pros. Multi-National PR Agency: The Pros. Careers are funny things.

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Seattle: The Emerald City of Technology

Offleash

Seattle has not only unfolded as a hotbed of technology, but also a menagerie of restaurants, sports, craft brews, hipsters, outdoor adventure, Bay Area transplants and massive real estate development. The post Seattle: The Emerald City of Technology appeared first on Offleash PR.

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. The focus of my agency has always been B2B public relations. This is a global network of elite boutique agencies, with 37 members that span 13 countries.

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