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Inside Innovation: ING Bank Communications team

The Resolution Blog

Changing the traditional PR structure and workflow isn’t easy so when we heard about the success of ING Bank communications team in Amsterdam, we had to find out more. Both visits inspired us to return to Amsterdam to set about our change for ING Bank.

11 Shrewd PR and Marketing Predictions You Can Bank On

Sword and the Script

As for the eleven predictions listed here –I predict the chances are good you can take them to the bank in 2016. The post 11 Shrewd PR and Marketing Predictions You Can Bank On appeared first on Sword and the Script. by Frank Strong.

10 marketing strategies that won’t break the bank

PR Daily

The internet provides unlimited potential in terms of customer reach and opportunity, and while there is some online marketing that can be done for free, most effective strategies require a marketing budget.

Trump continues to ignore traditional media, banking on the strength of his brand

Ron Torossian

The post Trump continues to ignore traditional media, banking on the strength of his brand appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Throughout his record-breaking Presidential campaign , Donald Trump had a tumultuous relationship with the media.

Royal Bank of Scotland chair exits after Snapchat pictures go public

PR Daily

Of course, I’m judging the former Royal Bank of Scotland chairman by his Snapchats, which ultimately may have cost him his job. He’ll leave the company April 30—just weeks after being appointed to lead RBS’s investment banking operation.

Deutsche Bank co-CEO announces 35,000 layoffs

PR Daily

Deutsche Bank faced this task as it announced this week it will cut 35,000 jobs by 2020. Deutsche Bank co-CEO John Cryan laid out the company’s “Strategy 2020,” which outlines its plan to cut 9,000 full-time jobs by 2020 and close its business operations in 10 countries.

Banking On Transparency

Online PR Thoughts

This former Fox news anchor is hoping to get her sexual harassment case tried in public.The titillation and revelations are sure to embarrass Fox and its chief, Roger Ailes and could cost Ailes' job. Transparency works on her side of the case, as I'm sure her attorney has told her. Whether or not she settles or wins, the damaging information is out there for the world to see. This is why Fox news will work hard to bring the case to arbitration where allegations remain secret.

Prom Queen or Prom Geek?

Spin Sucks

It it because our accounting process is the Sort ‘N Bank , which apparently makes people nervous? Business Growth entrepreneur Arment Dietrich chicago PR digital firm PR firm prom queen snap 'n bank

Content We Love: Don’t Break Your Back (or Bank) When Planning Holiday Content

Beyond PR

However, you don’t necessarily need to break the bank. Fall is fast approaching, folks. At some point summer came and went, flying by just as fast as Usain Bolt crossed the finish line during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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What we can learn from brands that play the emotional connection card

PR in High Definition

Blog Advertising advertising reaction airbnb banks brand advertising nescafe PRBrands trying to strike up an emotional connection with you is nothing new. However, it’s a trend that’s on the up this year and we’ve noticed major brands starting to take this marketing approach.

The lie that won

Mark My Words

As Aaron Banks rationalised the arguments of Leave had “to be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect.”. Mark My Words Stuntwatch Aaron Banks cameron campaign edward bernays election farage Goebbels lynton cosby politics propagandaThe comedy is that David Cameron believed his own lie. The tragedy is, so did the rest of us. The Conservative victory at last year’s election sent shockwaves through the media and political establishments.

Tailored Brands to shut 250 Men’s Wearhouse and Jos A. Banks stores

PR Daily

Bank stores, all Jos A. Bank and Men’s Wearhouse Outlet stores and up to 100 tuxedo shops. Bank label for $1.8 A Bank’s sales dropped 31.9 Bank to profitability and improve other operating aspects of Tailored Brands. Bank locations and 160 tuxedo storefronts.

Deutsche Bank boycotts N.C. as anti-LGBT laws draw more fire

PR Daily

Deutsche Bank is the latest company to cancel plans to bring its business to North Carolina after the state legislature passed House Bill 2, which limits protections for its LGBT community.

2014: Year of the data breach


Data breaches were an unfortunate theme of 2014. Target, Home Depot and a dozen other companies are just a drop in the bucket, all of whom are likely looking forward to putting this year in the rearview mirror. Communication is crucial throughout any crisis – including data breaches.

Officials tread carefully around Greek banking crisis

PR Daily

As of Monday, the Greek government has ordered banks to shut down and to limit ATM withdrawals to 60 euros (about $67). Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tweeted this after announcing the bank shutdown: What’s required over the next few days is sobriety and patience. NowThis posted this video which shows Tsipras offering a similar message on TV: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tries to keep the nation calm after Bank of Greece recommends that banks close.

Cause Marketing and Credit Unions: Is Doing Good Good Enough?


For banking, at least, low fees, mobile banking services, service reputation and convenience are what matter most to consumers. We’ve worked with many credit unions and community banks. Credit unions value the communities they serve and love “doing good.”

How to create great images for your business that won’t break the bank  

Public Relations Sydney

Click Here to Download The post How to create great images for your business that won’t break the bank appeared first on Public Relations Sydney. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Pause, Breath, Focus: 4 Tips to Be Present


Communications Tools Public Relations Balance banks communications credit union credit unions financial communications Focus Health Healthcare Communications listening Meditation Portland PR portland public relations PR pr tips Present public relations tips work life balance More on our New Year of focusing on workflow and efficiency – how focused are you in the moment? Anderson Cooper recently did a piece on being “mindful” and in the moment on 60 Minutes.

Bank of England looks to quell currency backlash

PR Daily

The Bank of England’s shiny new five-pound note is making a splash—but not in the way that its communications team wished. The new currency is touted as “cleaner,” “safer” and “stronger” by the bank’s PR campaign : However, word quickly spread that the notes contain a small amount of tallow.

Friday Wrap #186: Bank ethics, AI messaging, live-streamed debates, declining Twitter spends, & more

Holtz Communication + Technology

The news just gets worse and worse for Wells Fargo —Half a dozen former Wells Fargo employees report they were fired after blowing the whistle on the fraud they saw occurring at the bank. I extract items for the Friday Wrap from my link blog , which you’re welcome to follow.

Banking on Marijuana: Study Reveals Public Perception of Serving the Legal Cannabis Industry


Yet, because marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, the willingness of banks and credit unions to navigate the regulatory risks and scrutiny remains tentative. It’s no secret that the legal marijuana industry is exploding right now. With U.S.

The Speech

6 A.M.

Here are seven suggestions for those tasked with writing an effective speech: Include Personal Stories — Josef Ackermann of Deutsche Bank, in his address to the Atlantic Council a few years ago, told the audience about his very personal connection to America.

Laughing to the Bank: Stand-Up Comedy Helps Win More Clients

Spin Sucks

So, one could say we’re laughing all the way to the bank. Guest post by Steve Cody , co-founder and managing partner of Peppercom. This may sound crazy, but stand-up comedy has helped win more clients for my business. Humor is a powerful differentiator in life. Think about it.

FIR Podcast #83: The Problem with Magical Thinking

Holtz Communication + Technology

At Citi he was recognized as one of the most innovative people in banking, not once, but twice by Bank Technology News. Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network. Chris Abraham and Frank Eliason join Shel Holtz for this week’s episode, commenting on these stories….

Fintech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands


Traditional banking and accounting is being challenged as FinTech entrepreneurs and start-ups take matters into their own hands. “Don’t take 20th century banking models and make them digital – that’s just lipstick on a pig. Banking is no different.

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Got Data? Maximize it for Big PR Results

RH Strategic

But a data strategy conceived of correctly can be hugely valuable for a company’s brand without breaking the bank. A data strategy in PR may sound like a daunting task that’s not worth the time, effort and expense. Data, more than ever, is what journalists want for their stories; it’s what social media managers and. Read More. The post Got Data? Maximize it for Big PR Results appeared first on RH Strategic. PR Best Practices PR Insights data pr randstad technologies

Fintech 2015: Top 100 Influencers and Brands


Traditional banking is being challenged as Fintech entrepreneurs and start-ups take matters into their own hands. Jim Marous – Owner at Digital Banking Report. Fintech will change banking like Amazon changed retail forever. Digital Banking Report. Secco Bank.

What Values-Driven Companies Really Look Like


Think, as well, of the positive publicity in a time of extreme consumer skepticism towards banks,” Oates wrote. But following the crash of 2008, banks, and big businesses haven’t really been investing in people. Can you believe it?

Bad PR

Online PR Thoughts

What does it say about a bank that it cannot control its employees better than this? Wells Fargo, one of the leading and some say the leading, bank in the US has fired more than 5,000 employees for fraudulent credit card dealings. The bank is paying a steep fine, and that is the least of its bad PR. One wonders how more than two million phony debit and credit card accounts could have been opened without that bank being aware of it.

The Positive Economy

6 A.M.

I spent a half hour yesterday with Jacques Attali, former chief of staff to French President François Mitterand and then first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. This enables them to get a loan from the bank.”

FIR Podcast #30: The Employee Experience

Holtz Communication + Technology

Today’s panel includes internal communications consultant and speaker Steve Crescenzo; ROI Communications CEO Barbara Fagan-Smith; and Frost Bank’s Vice President of Employee Communications, Culture, and People Development, Sheri Rosen. This is cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Finding The Content Marketing Sweet Spot


Joe brings up a few examples, but Jyske Bank sticks out the most. The Danish bank previously spent a lot of money on outside advertisement to reach its audience. Over time, Jyske Bank successfully established itself as the only media company with its own bank.

Crisis Preparedness Strategy for Data Breach Hack Crisis

Melissa Agnes

Being strategic and proactive – Desjardins Bank gives you food for thought. But the point is that this bank has done something proactive and useful to help their stakeholders think of this risk and have provided them with useful solutions.

Shrink-Wrap #10: Throwing employees under the stagecoach

Holtz Communication + Technology

I was planning to skip a video this week because I’m on the road, but reading the Wall Street Journal article about Wells Fargo’s CEO throwing his employees under the bus…er…stagecoach led me to produce this quick Shrink-Wrap.

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Pinterest


Odds are that Bank of America didn’t come immediately to mind, but that’s the answer. Another bank, Wells Fargo is also active with Pinterest noting that there is great synergy between pinned topics and topics that banks want to discuss.

Communicators need to get familiar with blockchain technology

Holtz Communication + Technology

A number of institutions are involved, including (but not limited to) banks, traders, exchanges, clearinghouses. Among the 11 banks: Barclays, UBS, and HSBC. Why don’t most producers of goods sell directly to customers? There are no Whirlpool stores.

Why buying forgiveness doesn’t work

PR Daily

Over the last year, Samsung, Under Armour and Deutsche Bank have all issued full-page mea culpas in prestigious publications. billion settlement on Deustche Bank. Several large companies have taken out expensive ads apologizing for bad behavior.

How to Fill Your Slow-Moving PR Pipeline Pitching Vertical Markets

Rock the Status Quo

I have a local bank client that just started working with me in September. My bank client is a top ten SBA lender in my state who, naturally, funds a high volume of small business loans. Can I do a story on the impact of technology on banking cyber security?

Why are PR and marketing ignoring the hottest video trend?

Holtz Communication + Technology

They come across like this video ad from Bank of America: Companies spending boatloads of cash on video ads that make no sense is driving the move toward default captioning. An important video trend has been gaining momentum for some time.

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7 Important Principles Of Media Coverage Every Business Needs To Know


A few years ago, a media frenzy surrounded Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) plans to use foreign workers to replace 45 people in their IT department. He talked about the legality of what Royal Bank was doing, the impact it had on him, his family and on the people in his department.