How to Avoid Overpolishing Code and Communications


I know that public relations and communications professionals can relate. Musings code communications writing writing codeAs a programmer, I often have a difficult time releasing my code.

Book Launch: Answers for Modern Communicators

PR Expanded

Answers for Modern Communicators, A Guide to Effective Business Communication was published by Routledge and is available online in hard copy, soft cover and digital versions.

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Top 10 Marketing & Communications Posts of 2017


Earned media has become increasingly important with 89 percent of marketing/communications professionals saying they use it to support the demand generation goal of driving brand awareness. Getting the most out of social media campaigns is important for any communications professional. The post Top 10 Marketing & Communications Posts of 2017 appeared first on Cision. 2017 was quite a year for marketing and PR professionals.

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6 Social Media “Musts” for Crisis Communication


The airline continued to communicate via social media throughout the ordeal and was universally lauded for its social media response to this crisis. Social media adds an overwhelming complexity to crisis communication. You must remember communication basics.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

Insights from expert marketing and communications pros who are doing it today

Five Storytelling Techniques to Give Business Communications Liftoff

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Storytelling is the new “black” when it comes to business communications.

Emory’s Excellent Crisis Communication on Facebook

Melissa Agnes

If you’ve been following along, then you know that my take is that there is more to gain in leveraging social media to communicate with your audiences in a crisis, than there is to gain from closing the accounts down. Case Studies Crisis Communications

5 Ways to Improve Internal Communication


It details a multi-country, multi-industry survey examining how successfully businesses communicate across their organizations. Key insight about companies is not properly communicated from the C-Suite to employees. Communicate continuously.

Three Steps to Successful Crisis Communication

Melissa Agnes

Crisis communication is one of the most important aspects of your crisis management. In fact, whom you communicate with in a crisis, along with when and how you communicate with them, can mean the difference between successful crisis management and crisis management failure.

What is Crisis Communications?

Shift Communications

Crisis communications in the public relations world can have many different interpretations depending on who you ask, but here’s the fundamental definition: you’re trying to mitigate damage to your company’s reputation by third party sources.

Welcome to the Future of Earned Media Communications


It wouldn’t quite be accurate for me to write that “earned media is back,” because to many communicators, it never actually left. Meanwhile, earned media hasn’t had that same level of technology and data, leaving communicators struggling to demonstrate the value compared to paid and owned.

Obtaining & Enhancing a Career in Communications

PR Expanded

On February 24th, IABC NJ, together with Rutgers University and the Rutgers PRSSA chapter, hosted a panel session on “Obtaining & Enhancing a Career in Communications.” The post Obtaining & Enhancing a Career in Communications appeared first on Deirdre Breakenridge.

4 Tips for Authentic Executive Communications as a Ghostwriter


As PR professionals, it’s our job to help executives communicate their ideas, plans and priorities in their own voices. But even the most gifted communicators can’t possibly create all the content demanded today. Learn your client’s communication habits.

Trust: A Communicator’s Lifeline


As the communications industry prepares for this weekend and next week’s PRSA 2016 International Conference , the question is: How has the conversation around trust evolved over the past 12 months? Trust is foundational to how we grow, both as communicators and the brands we serve.

5 Reasons Email Is Key for Communication in 2016


The argument for diversification of and focus on different (newer, shiny, social) communication platforms is complex: for every advantage there is an equally compelling disadvantage. Two key takeaways for PR and marketing professionals: Email is a reliable way to communicate at scale.

Communications in a Crisis

HMA Public Relations

Our very own Abbie Fink gives her crisis communications advice regarding the sexual assault claims against Scottsdale-based Massage Envy. The post Communications in a Crisis appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

5 Reasons Why Communications Internships Are Extremely Beneficial


When I finally received news that I had been accepted to a strategic communications internship for the summer, I was worried that it would not be worth it for me. Read on to learn why communications internships are extremely beneficial.

WhatsApp As An Ebola Crisis Communication Strategy

Melissa Agnes

That said, it’s the first time that I’ve seen WhatsApp – which is the most commonly used “chat app” in Africa, the middle east and beyond – used as a means for crisis communication and it’s BBC that has taken the initiative.

Why Communicators Should Expect a Year of Disruption in 2018


The communications profession will evolve in ways we cannot imagine today. In this shifting environment, communicators need to be prepared for absolutely anything. But that’s why great communicators are so valuable to their organizations.

Responsible communication leadership: putting employees first

PR Conversations

Perhaps we need a new approach towards leadership—an approach that builds on the principles of responsible leadership highlighted above, but one that also focuses more on the importance of communication. This is essentially a communicative process. By Dr Kevin Ruck.

Communicating Like Never Before is Easier Than You Think


” In PR and communications, we’ve faced a familiar challenge for quite some time. But, there are often more simple, overlooked steps we can take to communicate faster, more effectively and enact more change than public relations has ever been able to before.

Using Lean Management to Communicate in a Great Way

Ron Torossian

Lean management is a holistic approach to running a company and how your organization can benefit from this style of communication. The post Using Lean Management to Communicate in a Great Way appeared first on Ronn Torossian 5WPR Founder Blog.

Examining the (weird) science of communication presentations

PR Conversations

Whether it is a field of scientific endeavour, a corporate communications challenge or an attempt to communicate the position of a government or government department, a diverse talent pool will eventually do a better job than a single demographic. Diversity key in communicating ideas.

“The Big Short” Shows the Power of Storytelling in Communicating Complexity

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. I’ve known Shawn Callahan for some time. I just had never met him or spoke to him.

6 Quotes on Effective Communication From Gary Vaynerchuk


Gary Vaynerchuk , business builder and owner of VaynerMedia , knows the secret to attracting your audience: quality content and effective communication. Here are six of Gary Vaynerchuk’s top quotes on successfully communicating on social media: 1.

On October 19th #PRStudChat Discusses Answers for Modern Communicators

PR Expanded

With technology advancing rapidly, new media channels proliferating daily and consumer behavior changing, modern communicators need answers to practical PR, marketing and social media questions. In one tweet, please tell us what is “Answers for Modern Communicators?”

Romancing the C-Suite: How to Communicate Results That Resonate

PR Expanded

Sure, CEOs are far less likely to be wooed than a Tinder date, but there are certain steps you can take to put the odds in your favor when communicating PR results, why they’re important, and how you’ll evolve your strategy based on those findings. Follow these three steps next time it’s on you to communicate value to decision makers, and you just may find yourself in a very sweet place. Communicators can be verbose, and we sometimes layer in too much irrelevant information.

Digital Crisis Communications: When to Shut Up

Waxing UnLyrical

The moon must be in the seventh house, or something, because all of a sudden all I see and hear is about digital crisis communications. Among other storied clients, Andy worked with Tylenol during its 1982 crisis , now a classic case study for communicators of all ages and stages.

Why communicators should be paying more attention to Glassdoor

Communications Conversations

Except here’s the thing: I think there are huge benefits for communicators as well. I’m not saying communicators need to get involved in managing the platform (although, in some cases, I believe that would help). Corporate Communications Employee Communications

#PRStudChat November Announcement: PD, Mentoring & Collaboration for Communication Confidence

PR Expanded

ET to focus on communication confidence in a continuously changing landscape through professional development, mentoring and collaboration. The #PRStudChat community gathers on Wednesday, November 29th at 12:00 p.m.

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Making The Case for Excluding Jargon From Crisis Communication

Melissa Agnes

” When I talk, train and write about crisis communications, I always say that your audiences want (and expect) to communicate with the people behind the brand, not with your logo. Cut jargon out of your crisis communication vocabulary.

Your Guide for Data Breach Crisis Communication

Melissa Agnes

Does your organization communicate confidential information and trade secrets via email? Considering this fact and considering the high probability that this risk may one day become your living nightmare, then planning for such a crisis within your crisis communication plan is a must do.

The Opportunity for Communicators: Insights on Social Journalism


How do insights on social journalism highlight a new opportunity for communicators and PR professionals? What Can Journalists And Communicators do About Fake News? The post The Opportunity for Communicators: Insights on Social Journalism appeared first on Cision.

If Communications Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It Well

PR News

Perhaps we can augment that aphorism: “Dying is easy, communicating is hard.” The post If Communications Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It Well appeared first on PR News Blog. Communications“Dying is easy, comedy is hard,” has been attributed to different people, from the actors Jack Lemmon and Gregory Peck to thespians Edmund Kean and Edmund Gwenn. At the spring summit of the Arthur W. Page Society last week in NY, activist Tamika… Continued.

Romancing the C-Suite: How to Communicate Results That Resonate


Do you remember the first time you reported PR results to a C-suite executive? With sweaty palms, a beating heart, and just enough adrenaline to make you trip over your words, it’s really not that different than being in love, huh?

A Look At Academic Research on Crisis Communication From #AEJMC14

Melissa Agnes

I’m always interested in seeing what’s being studied in universities these days, as well as the academic’s approach to the theoretical side of crisis communication, and so this day of observation and interaction was very fascinating for me.

Politics & Corporate Communications: Rules of Engagement

Return on Reputation

While there are questions coming at a pace we’ve rarely seen, once thing is clear – the role of communications in increasingly important. The post Politics & Corporate Communications: Rules of Engagement appeared first on Return On Reputation - MWWPR. Corporate Communications Crisis Communications Social Media immigration ban Politics reputation managementWith the White House flooding the zone, there is a new reputation topic worth talking about almost every day.

3 Key Trends Influencing the Future of Communications


The Media and Communications industry is evolving rapidly. Brands that do not adapt a progressive approach to marketing and communications will fail to keep up with competitors and become increasingly disconnected from their customers.

4 qualities of expert communicators

PR Daily

Corporate communicators at the top of their game may be hard to identify at a glance. Only by working with an expert communicator can you determine their true nature. Here are four surefire ways to tell when you are in the presence of phenomenal corporate communicators: 1.

8 Great Linked Tactics for Communicators


A successful integrated marketing communications (IMC) practice incorporates concepts like core strategy statements, cross-platform strategies, and iterative measurement practices. Consciously creating strong, linked tactics can infuse any communications campaign with some IMC flavor.