Guidelines for delivering constructive criticism

PR Daily

Constructive criticism, ultimately, is an act of caring. What’s the best way to tell someone they’re not cutting the mustard? An infographic produced by Headway Capital offers guidance for navigating the sticky wicket of reproaching a colleague.

Construction Starts in November Slide 12% Nationwide

Karen Freberg

Less activity reported for the month in nonresidential building and public works

Journalists Offer Constructive POVs on The PR Pitch

Ishmael's Corner

The post Journalists Offer Constructive POVs on The PR Pitch appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The relationship between the media and PR can resemble a tug of war.

COINS appoints Firefly to spearhead COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge

PR in High Definition

Firefly has been appointed by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) to handle the international PR surrounding the inaugural COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge (CCIGC).

Constructing the Organizational Narrative: PR definition in the making

PR Conversations

Graphic recording by Liisa Sorsa of "A Heart to Art Chat" unconference at the Art Gallery of Ontario. There’s an insidious, four-letter word that continues to haunt and largely define the public relations industry (at least in the public’s estimation): Spin. We know this. We fight it. But a big part of the problem is that the average person still does not know what it is we do. For that matter, some practitioners appear confused, limiting PR to media relations and/or publicity.

Things Your PR Firm Should Tell You (That You May Not Want To Hear)

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

To the client, bad news or constructive criticism may feel uncomfortable, but an open channel of communications is key to a fruitful client-agency partnership. The PR agency/client relationship can be a delicate dynamic, especially when things aren’t all rosy.

How CEOs Should Use Data In A PR Crisis

AirPR

Johnson issued a public apology within 48 hours of the story breaking and requested a face-to-face meeting to discuss a “constructive solution.” A crisis can be one of the most difficult situations in a CEO’s career.

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PR’s Feel-Good Stories Of The Season

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We have seen the future and it is “constructive journalism.” ” While it may be true that the schadenfreude in all of us portends a love of negative news, the truth is positive news or constructive journalism bonds us.

Anonymous apps like Sarahah suck

Axia PR

A new app, Sarahah, is flooding news feeds with anonymous message requests and “honest and constructive criticism” snapshots. 4 reasons the popular app is rated only two stars. Users can share their Sarahah link asking for feedback and then share the messages on their social media. The app claims its purpose “ helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner.”

Measurement, Analytics a Hot Skill

The Proactive Report

The business world is (rightly) enamored by analytics, set on using their predictive value to construct a strategy, increase profitability and bolster bottom-line growth. Just this last week there were several articles in the news about the value of measurement and analytics.

Why claims that PR is dead are dead wrong

PR Matters

However, and thankfully, in a short space of time matters had settled and the tone has been constructive and positive between us, even though we remain – inevitably – in disagreement about PR itself.

How To Tell A (PR) Client They’re Wrong

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

When constructive criticism is offered at the outset, it sets a precedent for the ongoing relationship. It’s not only face-saving, but it enables a constructive dialogue and lets you avoid political traps.

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What Happens After The Reporter Says Yes?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We like to send a note recapping the interview and offering constructive suggestions for improvement, if relevant. Seeing a client’s interview in a key publication is still a quintessential public relations win, so PR pros spend a lot of time perfecting media pitching.

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Mr. Zuckerberg Goes To Washington: A PR View

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

On the serious matters of user privacy and outside manipulation, after the carefully constructed apology tour and two days of choreographed testimony, Facebook must walk the walk. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images.

Who needs a Strategy? Just Schmooze us Please

Flack's Revenge

It puts no fear in our enemies… [It''s not] the right message for the world’s lone superpower (whether we like it or not) to articulate and disseminate…[not] savvy, constructive P.R. I wrote in my post that Hate Spin?…

What We Can Learn From World Cup PR Disasters

Critical Mention

In 2010, South Africa’s construction industry was inherently known for poor construction laws that resulted in deaths and permanent disabilities to contractors.

5 Rules To Break In B2B PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

However, if negative reviews or inaccurate perceptions are quickly countered with facts and constructive feedback, they can turn critics into advocates. Long ago, the PR gods handed down a set of rules around media relations and competitive engagement for the business of public relations.

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A 3-part test to give your vision statement the oomph it deserves

PR Daily

We are collaborating with all stakeholders, and acting as a constructive partner to governments to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Why else that phrase “constructive partnership,” with its distinct whiff of legal tautology? Too many vision statements lack true vision.

What Is Your Personal Code of Conduct?

PRSay

Intend to make a constructive, positive, ethical difference every day. Propose fewer simple, sensible, positive, constructive, helpful, honorable and ethical action options — those that will prevent failure or more victims and bring true honorable success faster.

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The Anatomy of an FDA-Approved Tweet

ISEBOX

If you think that intentionally omitting this pertinent, valuable information is nothing more than a carefully constructed ploy to encourage you to come back and visit our blog…well, you’re exactly right. Read Time: 2 minutes. In case you missed it, we recently discussed the FDA Guidance on advertising via platforms like Twitter, Google Ads, and anywhere that characters are limited to make posts short and sweet.

The Do Be, Don’t Be Guide to a Good Reputation

PR Matters

If that fails, speak to someone in confidence, who you trust: ask for a few minutes of their time for you to air the problem and ask for their no-holds-barred-but-constructive opinion.

6 Simple Ways to Create Better PR Pitches

Cision

It’s a question to strongly consider when constructing the pitch, especially knowing recipients are sifting through many dozens of pitches per day, with only the time and space to write about a few of them.

How To Get A Running Start With Your PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

And if the concept isn’t workable, explain why in a constructive way. The best public relations partnerships are client-agency collaborations that involve a serious time commitment on both sides.

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3 attendees share why you shouldn’t miss our summit at Microsoft HQ

PR Daily

Heather Yount, PLC Construction. “It A lot has changed in the communications world over the past decade.

How to Come Up With Sound Bites for an Interview

Cision

What you need and what will be most effective is a carefully constructed sound bite – a brief statement that sums up your mission in a clever, easy-to-remember manner. The point of public relations is to spotlight you and your business.

A guide to designing and giving perfect presentations

PR Daily

The graphic provides tips for every step, from constructing an outline to writing your talk to delivering it. Seventy-five percent of people have anxiety over public speaking, an infographic from The Business Backer.

Tips for Working with Millennial Media Outlets

Business Wire

Collins said headline construction is massive. Today’s communicators hav e the difficult task of reaching millennial audiences. There is a huge amount of information about this population segment, but how much of that information is correct? What is real and what is a myth? What are the steps to take to reach and activate this key demographic?

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NFL PR: Protest Is On The Clock

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

But it is at last making progress in tackling the painful and divisive problem of racial justice with the right kind of constructive action. For almost two years, protests during the national anthem before the game have been a growing PR challenge for the National Football League.

10 Traits of Successful PR Teams

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Ultimately its up to each member of the team to take responsibility, report on progress and provide constructive criticism and feedback when necessary to keep things moving in the right direction.

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5 PR Mistakes And What To Learn From Them

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

With a live broadcast interview, all one can do is use it as a “teachable moment” for the team, offer constructive criticism and devise ways to improve for the next time.

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Five Quick and Easy Ways to Show #PR Thanks

PR Expanded

I recently participated on a tech committee to help construct a survey for educators. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. You should let the people around you, who mean the most, know that your journey would not be the same if they were not a part of your work or your life.

Contrast, a Poor Man’s Failure in PR Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

Look at the construction of any major feature story in Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic, Wired, take your pick. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

How to Pitch Media Exclusives In Tech PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The PR team’s carefully constructed media strategy will inform the choice of what outlet to offer an exclusive. Tech PR and media relations are sometimes a bit like dating. You must be thoughtful about when and with whom you become “exclusive.”

#PR Expanded Guest Post: 3 Lessons I’ve Learned from Reinventing Myself as a College Professor

PR Expanded

Given that this was my first course, I needed beta testers so I could test the market, get constructive feedback, and hopefully gain a few testimonials. A Guest Post by Ai Addyson-Zhang, Professor, Blogger & Consultant. I am a College Professor.

The Art of Selling in Public Relations

The Hoffman Agency

Typically, PR agencies construct their business around writing strategies, positioning their bread and butter as the pen and paper, drafting and scripting content that includes advertorials, media releases and statements.

How To Make Surveys Work For PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For example, when constructing a question for a survey for a property developer, resist phrasing a question with subjective language like “Most renters are willing to pay extra for onsite amenities; how do you feel?”

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4 content marketing lessons from Caterpillar

PR Daily

Yes, Caterpillar, the 90-year-old company that makes heavy-duty construction and mining equipment—all those bulldozers, backhoes and excavators. With that in mind, let’s take a look at four lessons you can learn from this construction equipment manufacturer: 1.

Getting an Edge; Why Your Elevator Speech is Crucial to Job Search

PR Job Coach

Much has been written about 30-second missives but I have yet to see prescribed how best to manage such a construct. Landing an interview, let alone a job has never been tougher as we enter 2013. Job seekers still outnumber jobs available by four to one, not very good odds.

Watch For These Red Flags When Hiring A PR Firm

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The savvy client can usually determine this and will want to consider how much faith they will have in such a construct. As brands set plans and budgets for 2018, engaging a public relations firm may be at the top of the list.

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Google Earns Positive PR On Diversity – Under Duress

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It was a thoughtful response to the furor, and under other circumstances, it might have helped calm the debate, or at least move it in a constructive direction.

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