Remote lawmaking changes the game for public affairs pros

PR Daily

With some lawmakers now voting remotely due to COVID-19 measures, even greater attention must be paid to local media outlets. The May 15 move came as lawmakers sought to address the disruption caused by COVID-19 and social distancing efforts that have upended travel and brought normal operations to a standstill. With congressional leaders fulfilling many key duties from home, Bonjean says, local media markets are going to see a rise in influence.

EpiPen Reaction: How Digital Communications Impacts Advocacy and Public Affairs

Media Bullseye

This campaign illustrates the revolutionized relationship between technology and advocacy/public affairs. Price increases, the lack of a major competitor, and salary hikes for executives combined to create one of the most challenging communications stories we’ve seen this year. Public Reaction. Consumers took to social media and other online channels to share their anger and protest for change.

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Public affairs vs. public relations: What is the difference?

PR Daily

People often struggle with the difference between public affairs and public relations, yet distinguishing the two can be crucial to an organization’s efficiency. Both qualify in building relationships with the public and implementing strategies and campaigns, but their methods and goals differ. Public affairs relates to matters that concern the public directly. Messaging tends to be less commercial and short-term in the world of public affairs.

Ranger Scott Gediman on the Ferguson Fire and 22 Years as Yosemite Park’s Public Affairs Officer

PRSay

Over his 22 years as public affairs officer at Yosemite National Park , Scott Gediman has experienced a myriad of crises on the job, from floods and rock falls to hantavirus outbreaks. “It Here in the public affairs office there are just two of us — there used to be five, and then there were four, and then three. I always have a balancing act with the media: I don’t want to minimize what’s going on, but I’m also careful to avoid too much doom and gloom.

PR and social media set for continued growth

Stuart Bruce

Lots of new research around at the moment that point to a positive future for the public relations business. Yesterday, the Financial Times published the fifth FTSE350 Boardroom Bellwether survey which revealed that almost half the boards of the UK’s largest public companies have not discussed their social media strategies in the past 12 months. He might have a point if you simply look at how social media can be used for consumer marketing or customer service.

Senior PR practitioners lack digital and social media management skills

Stuart Bruce

The report also highlights the continuing lack of digital and social skills, which I should be celebrating as it evidences the continuing need for my consultancy and training business. New entrants to PR, with less than five years experience, rate social and digital media management amongst their strongest competencies. Just 12% of practitioners with more than 21 years’ experience felt confident in their social and digital media management skills.

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

PR Daily

The original tweet and its replies can serve as inspiration for fun (and potentially quirky) questions to ask your followers on social media, sparking both engagement and potential headlines. All the time and effort you put into crafting a social media post that captures attention and provides value can be for naught if your audience doesn’t see it. Image courtesy of Sprout Social. delivers “consistent engagement”: Image courtesy of Sprout Social.

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

PR Daily

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. The report said that the most successful channels were social media (37%) and websites (33%). Social media is the main driver of new marketing and outreach methods for small businesses, as 70% plan on using the channel more in 2020. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

Purdah communication and resource rules

Stephen Waddington

Purdah places restrictions on government and public bodies during elections. There have already been two claims over the misuse of communication and resources. In a case last week the Government came under fire for spending public money on Facebook ads targeted at voters in marginal constitutions announced in September. Purdah covers civil servants of Government departments, local government, and the board members and staff of public bodies, and arm’s length organisations.

5 essential tools and trends for communications pros

PR Daily

For internal and external communicators alike, the workweek is jammed with an array of challenges and responsibilities. Communicators are using project management tools to plan content, assign writers and editors and get approvals. Here are four tools that communicators love: Monday.com. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ]. Social Chorus. The post 5 essential tools and trends for communications pros appeared first on PR Daily.

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The word “influencer” has been tainted by social media. Communicators need to take it back.

Media Bullseye

Public relations work changed dramatically with the advent of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The way we reach audiences changed, and the way people communicate with each other changed too. Social platforms have revolutionized how we communicate with one another. At least one casualty of this manipulation that is of concern for communicators is the erosion of the meaning of the word “influencer.”

Hurricane comms use mobile, social media to warn, 'Get out!'

PR Daily

As Hurricane Matthew blasted across Haiti and headed north for the United States, communicators and public affairs officers got busy tweeting warnings and tips. Few, however, were busier than the state, local and federal agencies whose social media teams pulled long shifts with little sleep. In recent years, the communications landscape has changed. A better way to communicate disasters.

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Announcing the finalists for the 2014 Social Media Awards

PR Daily

We asked to see your best social media skills: contests/games, hash tags, videos, Facebook and more. Entries came in from across the globe, flooding each category with impressive, creative examples of social media at its finest. Next, our judges will go over the finalists and name the crème de la crème of PR Daily ’s 2014 Social Media Awards. Dodge Communications for Navicure, ICD-10 Hub. Beaches Resorts, Social Media on the Sand.

10 imminent changes and challenges for communicators to anticipate

PR Daily

What will the communications challenges of 2020 and beyond bring? 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ]. Do you know the high-authority bloggers or other social commentators that criticize your company or industry?

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.

Sweden’s Communication Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Doctor Spin

Yesterday, I held a Covid-19 webinar on crisis communications hosted by data insights company, Whispr Group. After the webinar, I was asked which nations I thought had done a good job communicating with their publics during the coronavirus pandemic. So far during this crisis, I think that both Germany and France has communicated with authority, clarity, and empathy. From a public relations perspective, the stakes are seemingly high.

What will you post on Facebook or Twitter in 14 days’ time?

Stuart Bruce

The UK government’s new bill restricting trade unions has an alarming proposal in it that has potentially devastating negative consequences for people working in public relations, digital communications and social media including members of the CIPR and PRCA. I invited Antonia Bance, the TUC’s head of campaigns and communications to write a guest post explaining the implications so PR professionals can take action to lobby against the proposals.

Why tax-funded media training is a bad idea in Scandinavia

Doctor Spin

Obviously, I’m positive to media training. But as the Finnish finance minister’s resignation shows , getting media training as a public official isn’t without its concerns. Katri Kulmini stepped down after having received media training at 1,500 EUR an hour for a total of 50,000 EUR (57,000 USD). And still, even at 1,500 EUR per hour, 50,000 EUR amounts to almost a full week of media training.

West Point controversy grows as social media fans the flames

PR Daily

Though the question—prompted by an uproar after African-American senior cadets from West Point raised their fists in a photo—is the focus on many news outlets and social media, PR pros might ask a different question: Is there a point that you must respond to a politically charged backlash—instead of quelling online critics with silence? On May 5, West Point’s director of public affairs. Military Academy's Class of 2016,” said West Point’s director of public affairs Lt.

How to measure the impact of communications during COVID-19

PR Daily

Tamra Johnson, Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for American Property Casualty Insurance Association. Jennifer Rankin-Byrne, Vice President of Corporate Communications for PBS. This dilemma is the focus of PR Daily’s Media Relations & Measurement Virtual Conference May 14–15. You can join us from the safety and social distance of your home office and hear from industry experts who are working through these problems in real time.

PR rising in Africa rising

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce speaking on digital and social media in PR at the World Conference on PR in Emerging Economies at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Those were just some of the amazing statistics I learned when I spoke about digital and social media in PR at the first ever World Conference on PR in Emerging Economies held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Downing Street’s communications revolutionary

Stephen Waddington

Dominic Cummings’ blog provides first hand insight into one of the smartest thinkers in modern communications. I’ve become obsessed in the last few weeks with deconstructing the communications around the EU Referendum in 2016. It’s one of the greatest marketing and public relations campaigns of my lifetime. Vote Leave made use of every aspect of modern communications. It also challenged everything that we know about ethical communications. ethics social media

The Digital Politician

Doctor Spin

In public relations , political communication is ‘public affairs.’ ’ Most politicians are looking for ways to engage the public by speaking to issues defined by the mass media. Most politicians are using social media as a broadcast medium for generic political content. Most politicians take to online communication to raise awareness and seek support for their agenda.

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Keep communicators calm during their next organizational crisis

PR Daily

Communicators need help navigating stormy situations. From negative news and social media coverage to natural disasters, it’s essential that employees have the right tools to stay properly informed and connected. If you have the perfect solution, join us as a sponsor at Ragan’s Crisis Communications Conference. Reserve your spot at this event to: Show how your product helps communicators tackle organizational crises.

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EKA: How Media Monitoring Aligns with Strategic Communications

Critical Mention

Englander Knabe & Allen (EKA) is a strategic communications firm in Southern California that specializes in assisting organizations with reputation issues, media strategy and implementation. EKA is a leader in providing public and private sector experience and assistance when making critical decisions. “EKA is a government relations and public affairs firm specializing in political consulting, government relations, policy issues, and crisis communications strategy.”

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Zoom Video Communications. “… I am happy to come into work every day and work with people that have quickly become friends. Procore truly lives its values of Ownership, Optimism, and Openness—visible in everything from the frequent and authentic communication from our executives to the positive and supportive attitudes of our employees. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Senior manager of executive and internal communications—GitHub (California).

Cisco, Maxwell PR, Alibaba Group lead the way among Digital Marketing Awards winners

PR Daily

Digital marketing comes in many shapes and sizes, as evidenced by the array of victorious campaigns in PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards. From repurposing Thanksgiving leftovers to building homes from scratch, from addressing children’s health issues to celebrating older people’s enduring vitality, communicators stretched their creative muscles to develop memorable brand experiences for their respective audiences.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

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). Corporate communications associate—General Mills (Minnesota). Public relations coordinator—Baptist Memorial Health Care (Tennessee).

Can your communication solution quell chaos during a crisis?

PR Daily

Communicators need help navigating stormy situations. From negative news and social media coverage to natural disasters, it’s essential that employees have the right tools to stay properly informed and connected. If you have the perfect solution, join us as a sponsor at Ragan’s Crisis Communications Conference. Reserve your spot at this event to: Show how your product helps communicators tackle organizational crises.

50 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Public Affairs Specialist , DC Dept. of Public Works, Washington, DC – apply by Jan. Public Affairs Specialist , FEMA, Washington, DC – apply by Jan. Public Information Officer 2 , Ohio State Highway Patrol, Franklin County, OH – apply by Jan. Public Affairs Specialist , US Agency for International Development, Washington, DC – apply by Jan.

Improve Your Grassroots Communication: Q&A With Mark Reilly

Cision

So how can you ensure your grassroots communication is making an impact? ET Cision’s Mark Reilly and public affairs campaign strategist Mike Panetta of Beekeeper Group will discuss how to not only reach your audience, but motivate them to take action. Want more great tips on improving your grassroots communication? Find one that can send emails, track open and click-through rates, engage your supporters as well as promote and track their activity on social media.

Peppercomm, Intel, Haymaker and more honored at Ragan’s Media Relations Awards Gala

PR Daily

The virtual gathering, hosted by Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC News, celebrated the best of the best in PR and external communications for 2020. When it came to the many media-relations honorees, there was much to be serious about. Livongo, “Innovation in Media Relations”.

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 Your social media efforts don’t need to go dark during this crisis, but make sure your posts are relevant, she advises. RELATED: Stream our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference on March 31—without leaving your desk ]. Set up social listening protocol.

New research on corporate communications in an integrated world

Stuart Bruce

PR and corporate communications recruitment firm VMA Group today published a new research report on ‘communicating in an integrated world’. Digital and social media. There is a lot about digital and social media. How important it is, how it’s the future, it’s one of the biggest challenges facing corporate communications, the difficulty of proving its ROI, lack of digital and social skills etc.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Social media communications specialist—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (North Carolina). Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Account director, corporate communications—Weber Shandwick (Texas). Public relations specialist—Project Management Institute (Pennsylvania). Marketing communications manager—Loyola University Chicago (Illinois).

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. Good morning, PR pros: If you’re struggling to communicate your crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 3BL Media is offering the use of its newswire service for free. Professional social network Fishbowl reported the number of conversations on the platform have tripled with employees working from home.

What a Duck Can Do For “Social” Media Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve held on to a theory for a while now: Social media and media relations are a paradox. In today’s media landscape both are critical in public relations , but my theory begs the questions: Can the old and the new be blended together, and (bigger question) can one help drive success for the other? ” For the past three years, Strategic America has supported the Duck Derby with media relations and social media.

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

PR Daily

The ad has gone live across Italy’s main TV stations as well as digital and social channels, encouraging donations in support of the Italian Red Cross (CRI) in the fight against coronavirus. Along with its donations, Pornhub is extending its premium subscription globally “in an effort to encourage the importance of staying home and practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.”. Health care communications. Internal communications. External communication.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our one-of-a-kind Measurement for Communicators Academy. ]. Social media juggernaut Instagram seeks a communications manager in Hamburg, Germany. It summarizes the position: Instagram is seeking an experienced Communications Manager to join our growing team in Germany. We are looking for someone who is passionate about Instagram and is excited about the impact social media is having on German society. Roberts Media (Texas).

58 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist , DC Dept. Manager, Operations Communications , DC Public Schools, Washington, DC. Communications Specialist with Center for Immunization Research , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Social Media Specialist , Northern Virginia Community College, Fairfax, VA – apply by May 29. Communications/ PR /Other Consulting Firms.