PR Lessons from Walmart's Greeter Policy Change

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: The position, which was originally initiated by Sam Walton in 1980, has become a signature aspect of the Walmart brand

Big CPG Brands Will Start Reusing Packaging

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: Ice cream, soda, dish soap to be sold in reusable containers; Pepsi, Unilever, P&G sign onto pilot program in Europe, U.S.

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Avoid These 10 Common Rebranding Mistakes

Flack Me

Do it well, and you set your brand up for success. Category: Flack Me Summary: Rebranding can be tricky. Do it poorly, and you become a punchline

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Brand Lessons From PayPal's Mistake

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: A man wrote PayPal to say his wife had died. The company's response was heartless

5 Types of Tools For Freelance PR Pros

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: With the prevalence of social media, brand journalism and digital marketing campaigns, more and more PR pros are cutting the cord on the typical office gig

8 Keys to Reaching Gen Z on Social Media

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: Publishers and brand managers are already trying to pinpoint what catches the attention of a generation that’s yet to come of age

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How Brands Can Earn More Press Coverage

Ronn Torossian

Every brand wants more earned media, but, too often, these well-meaning brands go about it in all the wrong ways. The post How Brands Can Earn More Press Coverage appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Business 5WPR CEO BRANDING Ronn Torossian

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Why NOT to change your branding

Ronn Torossian

It’s a new year and many people might be considering shaking things up with new branding. Clients usually come to PR firms, especially around this time of year, for help creating a new logo and developing a new brand identity. Brand PR PR Agency Public Relations

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#PRExpanded Guest Post: Socializing Your Brand … What’s That?

PR Expanded

Just a few short years ago, brands were pondering whether to give this social media thing a try or not. Plus, people would use this opportunity to backslash brands, right? So, how do you socialize your brand? Socialize Your Brand in Three Steps. Branding Guest Post PR 2.0

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Avoid Brand-Killing Tweets

Ronn Torossian

Unfortunately, it’s also been where far too many careers and brands have gone to die, imploding in a barrage of negative PR related to, sometimes, a single tweet. The post Avoid Brand-Killing Tweets appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

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Challenger Brands: Here’s How To Win At PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Regardless of the industry, a challenger brand can have a natural PR advantage. Challenger brands can shake things up through unique points of view, innovation or a better story. But many brands don’t have Casper’s $240 million venture funding.

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4 Ways PR Creates Brand Attachment

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

While top-tier marketing and advertising are valuable, associated PR campaigns can help propel a brand to the next level of emotional attachment. You feel connected to these brands. Some customers are initially attracted to certain brands because they like their ad message.

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4 ways PR generates great brand exposure

Agility PR Solutions

The post 4 ways PR generates great brand exposure appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Public Relations brandingPublic relations is about maintaining your public image so that you’re portrayed in the right light.

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The Long-Term Benefit of a Modern and Agile Brand; Off Script No. 36: Greg Kihlström, Author of The Agile Brand

Sword and the Script

He is Greg Kihlström and his latest book is The Agile Brand: Creating authentic relationships between companies and consumers. GK: I wrote The Agile Brand because I have always been fascinated with marking moments in time that significant evolutions are occurring.

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3 bad reasons for changing your branding

PR Daily

Clients frequently come to PR pros for help developing a new logo and brand identity. Here are three reasons NOT to change your brand identity: 1. Organizations work hard to establish a familiar logo and brand identity that connects with audiences.

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3 PR Takes On YouTube’s Brand Safety Scandal

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

YouTube was hit with a major brand safety crisis this week after a blogger revealed that a community of predators have been using the platform to view content in inappropriate ways that exploit children. A year ago, YouTube was constantly plagued by brand safety issues.

What Aretha Franklin Can Teach Brands About Making a Mark

Ronn Torossian

The post What Aretha Franklin Can Teach Brands About Making a Mark appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR PR Inspiration Ronn Torossian 5W PR 5WPR CEO Insights

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#PR Takes Your Business Beyond #Brand Awareness

PR Expanded

Brand awareness is just the beginning of what good PR can do for your company. However, without the trust and credibility factor that good PR delivers, the brand will not obtain the advocacy it seeks. So, yes, businesses will continue to rely on PR for brand awareness.

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4 Brands Running Successful Brand Journalism Programs

Cision

Your audience is looking for stories, and the ones that resonate with them will generate leads and drive results for your brand. But is your brand telling the right story? For your brand’s content to be successful, you need to implement brand journalism.

Exploring the “Great Divide” between brand marketing and consumer expectations

Agility PR Solutions

The study, The Great Divide: Connecting Brands to the Real Needs […]. The post Exploring the “Great Divide” between brand marketing and consumer expectations appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Public Relations branding

Should Brands Take A Stand?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The common public relations wisdom about brands and politics is that they don’t mix. The bigger the brand, the more risk-averse the marketing team tends to be, with good reason. But nowadays there’s pressure for brands to take a stand. The answer depends on the brand.

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The Ultimate Brand Video Helper

ReimaginePR

Because we love you, one handy dandy, super duper, mostly all-in-one-place Brand Video Checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything when you develop, write and shoot your next video.

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Reactive PR Opportunities in Brand Mentions

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Most often, reactive PR is associated with “newsjacking,” where a brand may seize on a trending news story through social posts or expert commentary in the media. PR wins from brand commandeering.

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9 signs you should update your branding

PR Daily

When is it the right time to refresh your brand image? Without a compelling reason, you could be throwing away years of accumulated customer trust and brand awareness. Is it time to change up your branding? When should your brand get a refresh or even a complete overhaul?

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How Tweetchats Boost Your Brand

Cision

Tweetchats are fabulous for branding because you become known in your industry as the leader for the topic that you host your chats on. She’s successfully branded herself as the SmallBizLady as a result. Best Practices Featured branding social media thought leadership Twitter

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Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content

AirPR

CMOS and CEOs Sound Off on the Essentials for Getting Buzz and Building Your Brand Awareness. For marketers, this makes brand awareness a huge challenge: How do we stand out above the noise? Pick one differentiating facet of your brand and focus on it consistently.”.

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5 Alcohol Brands with Great Social Media

Ronn Torossian

It’s not an easy job to do social media and booze brands – Finding that blend may be almost as difficult of finding the right blend to create a momentous alcohol. Here are five brands that seem to have found the right mix: Crown Royal. Brand PR Social Media

3 employees who can harm your brand

PR Daily

As the number of channels and the volume of content grows, it’s increasingly difficult to guard your organization’s valuable brand. Product managers send out companywide emails announcing their (completely off-brand) Medium blog post.

How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

ReimaginePR

The most important part of branding is storytelling. You must cultivate a brand story that adds context and meaning to what would otherwise be dull facts and figures. Your brand story should be authentic, relatable, and deeply human. Think of your brand as a person.

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Why Brands Need to Get Emotional

Cision

Brands know that emotions are powerful motivators and an emotional campaign can heavily influence buyer behavior. Brands that are shying away from emotion as a motivator, or merely only as a data-set to inform a marketing persona are fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. .

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#PRStudChat Discusses Personal Branding & How to Land A Dream Job

PR Expanded

Using social media to launch your personal brand and help you land your dream job. ET, the #PRStudChat community will gather for a Twitter discussion on how social media elevates your personal brand and jumpstarts your career. We’re headed into March and spring is almost here.

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Amazing Women in eCommerce—the most influential female-led brands

Agility PR Solutions

and UK prefer to buy from brands that are founded, led, or run by women—and are predisposed to do business with brands whose ads show women of various […]. The post Amazing Women in eCommerce—the most influential female-led brands appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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An Ode to the Authentic Brand

AirPR

and rarely it falls under a brand strategy function — the last of which is most surprising since PR plays such an important role in brand perception and positioning. This is How You Build a Brand With Soul ”. How Brands Benefit From Exuding Real Human Emotion ”.

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How to Find and Work with Brand Evangelists

Cision

While connecting with influencers in your industry is a great way to reach a lot of people quickly, don’t leave out a more obvious — and often more attainable — source to help with your marketing: Brand evangelists. You already know these brand evangelists love your product.

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Conservative coffee? That’s Black Rifle’s brand

Ronn Torossian

But, in recent years, one big international brand has built a reputation for being incessantly and fundamentally political. That’s Black Rifle’s brand appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Business BRANDING MARKETING Strategy

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Lessons in Tech Branding from Rock Icons

Flack's Revenge

Inspiration can come from funny places – if you are in tech marketing, perhaps you’ll like the following story about branding, which offers lessons from the world of rock music. The Music and Branding Connection. What words do people associate with your brand?

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Leverage Your Brand’s Poker Face Into a Competitive Edge

Cision

In business, the point of keeping a poker face (aka “brand identity,” for the purposes of this article) is to encourage consumers and competitors to make choices that benefit you, without having to directly nudge them into making those decisions. Executive Insights Featured brand identity

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Why People Believe Brands Should or Should Not Take a Political Stand

Sword and the Script

A few weeks ago, we published results to a survey of 263 respondents – Should Brands Take a Public Stand on Politics? Businesses and brands shouldn’t be affiliated with political parties they should remain neutral.”. PR brand safety brands political communication surveys

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Tips on Managing Your Personal Brand

Maine PR Maven

In the 9th episode of Nancy Marshall’s The PR Maven Podcast®, she recorded her podcast during her presentation at the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo where she shared some tips on how to build your personal brand. Your personal brand differs from that of the company you work for – and it is just […]. The post Tips on Managing Your Personal Brand appeared first on | The PR Maven.

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How To Master Branding in 2018

Ronn Torossian

When it comes to creating the perfect brand, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy. Even if there was an ultimate guide to branding, the marketplace and its trends change so frequently that it’s difficult to keep ahead of an ever-evolving space.

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