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3 ‘firefighting’ lessons for public affairs pros

PR Daily

Here’s a peek at how public affairs pros can keep pace with change—courtesy of Scott Thomsen, who will share more insights in Ragan’s March 4 Speechwriters & Public Affairs Conference. Public affairs pros need to prepare the same way.”. “It’s

Advice From a 94-Year-Old Veteran of the Military and Public Affairs

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I’ve had many opportunities in my 20-plus years in public relations, and plenty of stories to go with them. Air Force, where he spent most of his career in public affairs. Then, after his liberation from the Stalag Luft I prisoner of war camp, he spent 41 years in public affairs. What did your time in the military teach you about communications and relationships? The longer you keep giving out tidbits, the longer you will remain in the public eye.

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Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

PR Daily

After a year of intense disruption, engagement with brands from both internal and external audiences has risen dramatically. Corporate affairs became fashionable again. Someone needed to communicate what to do in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.

What inclusive language looks like for modern speechwriters

PR Daily

Franklin is co-founder of Speechwriters of Color , an organization seeking to improve representation and reach for diverse communicators, and will lead a session on inclusive language in speechwriting at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference March 4.

International Conference Preview: Frank X. Shaw Talks Diversity, Disruption and 10 Years at Microsoft

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As corporate vice president of communications at Microsoft , Frank X. In anticipation of his keynote address at PRSA’s 2019 International Conference in San Diego on Oct. I worked for my school newspaper, and when I joined the Marines I was a public affairs officer. Then there’s the specific technical skills of media relations and internal communications. Internal communications can be challenging at large companies.

From crisis to hope: Marriott’s journey through COVID-19

PR Daily

At the beginning of the pandemic, CEO Arne Sorenson shared a powerful video message with stakeholders as the company stared down the worst public health crisis in a generation—events that would lead to layoffs and massive global disruption.

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Code of PR Ethics: The Gray Area of Communicating a Point of View

Sword and the Script

Professional communicators that have worked on similar messages know these things go through all sorts of review. Often the final result reflects an executive preference, but the communicator becomes the conduit. We dug into this in the 2020 JOTW Communications Survey this year.

How every communicator can deliver authentic, powerful messaging that resonates

PR Daily

The main factor that determines whether communication fails or succeeds often boils down to trust. Riselli and other panelists then shared their top tips for speechwriters and communicators: Strive to keep execs in their comfort zone, but push them to share more personal stories.

7 PR trends to follow for 2021

PR Daily

million Americans unemployed and thousands more unable to work due to COVID-19, brands need to understand who they are communicating with on a human-to-human level. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

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Incoming! How to handle media requests in a crisis

PR Daily

So my second tip is to expand your media relations team, either internally or by bringing in consultants. An independent writer and communications consultant, he led the public affairs practice in the D.C.

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How PR pros see 2021 as a year of opportunity for DE&I

PR Daily

For communicators looking to push for change on inclusion and equity, here’s why the experts argue that attention must be turned inward. And how are you doing things internally, not just externally?”. RELATED: Join us for Ragan's Storytelling in Disruptive Times Webinar ].

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Scores of music lovers will flock to Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza, and you could intern for the organization behind the festival, if you land this week’s featured position. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ]. C3 Presents, the Texas-based company behind the festival, is looking for a digital marketing intern in Austin, Texas. Communications specialist—Textron Systems (Maryland).

Marriott, Norwegian Air and more announce layoffs; Target, other chains offer special hours for at-risk shoppers, and EU asks Netflix to slow streaming

PR Daily

Also: More than half of all employees are preparing for job cuts, a PR agency offers its wire service for free, the importance of executive communication, and more. Marriott International said it is furloughing tens of thousands of its workers, some who will be laid off.

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An inside look at AARP’s rapid response team

PR Daily

It’s a great unknown that we’re all dealing with,” said Reshma Mehta, director of grassroots advocacy at AARP, at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 25. “It’s Here are a few steps Mehta discussed: Create a rapid response team and internal protocol.

Pornhub donates 50k masks and offers free subscriptions, digital platforms and tech partner to share COVID-19 information, and Tony Awards postponed

PR Daily

AARP’s Reshma Mehta spoke at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 25 about how the organization’s rapid response team has helped in its approach to COVID-19. Health care communications. Internal communications. External communication.

Brands donate to frontline workers, Yelp pauses GoFundMe effort after backlash, and Ralph Lauren to make 250k masks

PR Daily

Why it matters: You might think an idea is outstanding, but you still should vet potential pitfalls and ramifications with your communications team. RELATED: Stream our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference on March 31—without leaving your desk ]. Health care communications.

Facebook bets on video with new tools, Twitter to shut down Periscope, and Ally Bank offers New Year’s babies $250

PR Daily

Hello, communicators: The Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks have joined forces with Microsoft to create the Equity League, which the organizations call “a new impact investment division of venture capital fund TitletownTech”: .

Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

PR Daily

As newsrooms shrink and media relations opportunities evaporate, more organizations are creating their own storytelling outlets. TAP , the digital publication produced by a team at Denver Water, did. “I As a public utility, Denver Water did not need more customers.

Why you should address the coronavirus with employees

PR Daily

The global health concern is driving lots of conversations online, and employers and communications teams should have a plan to address their colleagues’ worries. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

Nickerson’s Paul Doyle: ‘There’s work to be done and great stories to tell’

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Thankfully, the work of the communicator has never been more important and there is lots of meaningful work to occupy industry pros. Paul Doyle, director for PR and communications for Nickerson , shares how he is keeping everything in perspective in our latest in the “Day in the Life” series.

64 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Public Relations Coordinator , American University, Washington, DC. Supervisory Communications Specialist , Food & Drug Administration, Rockville, MD – apply by Nov. Communications Strategist , ACLU, San Diego, CA – apply by Nov. Public Relations Assistant , American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL. Communications/ PR /Other Consulting Firms.

Amazon, others restrict employee travel, social media’s growing dominance for marketing, and airlines halt flights over coronavirus fears

PR Daily

The organizations have also limited nonessential travel both domestically and internationally. If your organization is taking similar precautions, communicate the developments with as much information as you can to lower the potential for panic while increasing trust.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ]. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Marketing and communications manager—Palladium (New York). Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Public affairs director—WeWork (Texas). Public relations manager—Lands’ End (Wisconsin).

Pepsi’s new catchphrase, TikTok’s transparency report, and the best times to post on social media

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for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ]. Why you should care: Social media and technology platforms are struggling to maintain trust as privacy and cybersecurity concerns grow, but communicators don’t have to work for these companies to be affected.

6 lessons from a never-delivered Apollo 11 disaster statement

PR Daily

Still, Safire’s undelivered eulogy holds lessons for communicators today. When preparing your crisis playbook, are you readying to communicate—both internally and externally—in case of tragedies that involve loss of life? Being prepared for the unthinkable is good thinking as part of a crisis communications plan,” says David Meerman Scott, co-author (with Richard Jurek) of Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program. NASA public affairs people prepared.

Twitter, Google and Walmart address COVID-19, MSNBC anchor resigns on air, and Recording Academy fires chief

PR Daily

Several publications, including The Verge , published instructions for making your own sanitizer (though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regularly washing your hands and avoiding touching your face). What’s the career path of a social media communicator?

Robinhood scrambles after outage; Amazon, Walmart fight COVID-19 price hikes and bogus info; and it’s National Grammar Day

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: Today is National Grammar Day, and communicators and organizations alike are joining the conversation on Twitter. Well, our wonderful intern made this great @Spotify podcast playlist to get you started! What’s the career path of a social media communicator?

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Six social media and digital communications trends for 2015

PR Conversations

One of the most enjoyable hybrid academic-practitioner experiences I have had this year has been as course leader of the PR Academy Digital Communications Certificate course. The reason is that we have been able to incorporate a lot of contemporary thinking around ways of learning as well as the emerging field of digital communications and social media. Increasingly I note how communications practitioners are connected on a constant basis through their mobile devices.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Nonprofit PR Awards finalists

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Crisis Communications Campaign. Public Affairs, Washington University in St. Public Affairs, Washington University in St. Shining a Light on Child Sex Trafficking in the US, RoseComm for Shared Hope International. Visual Storytelling.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Check out this list of the latest jobs from the communications industry. However, many journalists and communicators might decide that journalism isn’t the field to which they want to dedicate their lives. Some say that these talented storytellers have all the right tools for finding success in corporate communications. Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at advertising and public relations firms and organizations with large media exposure.

Partisan Politics Complicates PR and Comms for Business, Survey Finds

Sword and the Script

72% of communications professionals say partisan politics makes their job harder, according to third annual JOTW Communications Survey for 2020 The majority of professional communicators say partisan politics has complicated communications for brands and businesses.

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Dogs drive online engagement for UPS, Girl Scouts offer cookies with a message, and Facebook defends stance on political ads

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for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ]. The New York Times first shared Bosworth’s words, which were originally shared in an internal email.

13 Fortunate Truths about PR

PR Matters

To stay relevant over time―as with any communications discipline―PR must evolve and address new challenges and developments [ Tweet Quote ]. The purpose of PR is genuinely unique , because it’s the only profession solely concerned with the protection and growth of an organization’s and/or individual’s reputation through credible communication [ Tweet Quote ]. Guiding HR and Internal Comms on steps and actions for company-wide communications activities.

Time for a Career Change

Doctor Spin

I believe that most businesses will communicate with their publics on a regular basis using video within 2-3 years from now. But great communication through video is an art form; it’s not like putting up a landing page or sending out a press release. It requires an aptitude for corporate visual storytelling paired with lean production processes and social media distribution skills. Video is a fascinating and demanding form of communication.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Weave storytelling into every corporate communication, and craft copy that captures your brand voice. ]. Want to work in the communications department for one of the teams making this year’s NHL playoffs? Here are a few choice openings: The Nashville Predators seek a summer 2018 digital and interactive media intern. The Boston Bruins are in search of a communications graduation assistant. Communications specialist—McAfee (Texas).

13 Truths About PR ? How Many Do You Believe In?

PR Matters

To stay relevant over time―as with any communications discipline―PR must evolve and address new challenges and developments [ Tweet Quote ]. The purpose of PR is genuinely unique , because it’s the only profession solely concerned with the protection and growth of an organization’s and/or individual’s reputation through credible communication [ Tweet Quote ]. Guiding HR and Internal Comms on steps and actions for company-wide communications activities.

Women PR pros, follow firm’s urging to be ‘fearless’ with these job openings

PR Daily

On International Women’s Day, Wall Street’s iconic charging bull might have met its match. CNBC reported : Placing the diminutive, grade-school-aged girl in front of the massive bull on the eve of International Women's Day was a way of calling attention to the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards and the pay gap of women working in financial services, a spokeswoman for State Street Global Advisors said. "A Social media intern—Shinola (Michigan).

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

This statistic isn’t difficult to believe if you network in public relations and marketing circles. RELATED : Motivate employees with digital communications that inspire.]. The ideal candidate for this job should be a strong writer, a good storyteller and an adept builder of relationships. See what else we have in this week’s openings: Internal communications manager. Public relations manager—Black Frame (New York).

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Candidates should have strong content-creation, storytelling and writing skills and be able to work well across departments in order to execute successful campaigns. See what else we have in this week’s professional pickings: Account manager—HKA Marketing Communications (California). Senior communications and engagement officer—Milton Keynes (United Kingdom). Marketing and communications manager—4H Canada (Canada). Marketing manager—MGM Resorts International (Nevada).

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our 10th anniversary of the Employee Communications, PR & Social Media Summit at Microsoft. ]. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Corporate communications manager—Caesars Entertainment (Nevada). Manager, global internal communications—Godiva (New York). Manager, customer communications—MTA New York City Transit (New York). Senior specialist, public relations—Alight Solutions (Illinois).