Six Ways You Can Make Criticism Constructive When It Comes to Communications


Giving and receiving constructive criticism isn’t easy, but it is vital. All criticism should be taken as constructive and of intrinsic value, intended to amplify client successes – not roadblock it. . We all want to excel at our jobs, and to be acknowledged for it.

Strunk and White’s step-by-step manual of sentence construction

PR Daily

In first section, “Elementary Rules of Usage,” Strunk, the Cornell University egghead, and White, the author of the beloved children’s books “Charlotte’s Web” and “Stuart Little,” move step by step from the smallest details (apostrophes) to greater matters of sentence construction. “Do

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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.

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).

Construction Starts in November Slide 12% Nationwide

Karen Freberg

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

Living The Heretically Productive Life [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

A while back, I was asked by the estimable Thursday Bram to contribute to a blog post on Constructively Productive that would focus on “heretical’ productivity. That’s constructively productive.

How The Right Brand Partnerships Can Build Audience Loyalty

PR News

Brands that constructively feed off each others ideas, perspectives, and resources can effectively expand both audience and reach through collaboration.

Axia Public Relations promotes Clarissa Schearer

Axia PR

She works closely with regional and national construction, home services and professional services clients. Axia Public Relations promoted Clarissa Schearer to public relations associate.

Find your brand archetype to boost your business image

Agility PR Solutions

A good image is incredibly valuable for a company of whatever size, but if you’re just starting, you should take the opportunity you have to construct one yourself.

AI’s infiltration and other 2019 trends comms pros need to know

Agility PR Solutions

Markets such as healthcare, retail and construction—ones that have historically been slower to evolve—are now embracing innovation to better serve their clients, meet business goals and increase the value of their brand.

Netzero Mohawk's new newsroom


A net zero building is a form of construction which reduces greenhouse emissions by using less fossil fuels. The journey to build this construction can be followed step by step in their new newsroom which features social media sharing and will include regular video updates.

Product | Project Manager


Constructively gain alignment on scope, timelines, project goals and secure cross-functional support. . The role of the Product | Project Manager is to help manage products in our portfolio and run a number of development projects within the Engineering-Product teams.

How Punch’s Kara Latta manages the digital overload

PR Daily

Construction in my area starts promptly at 7. Trying to put a positive spin on the construction that surrounds me. Construction. Does your cellphone feel like both your best friend and weight holding you down? Here’s how one PR pro balances the need for connectivity and downtime.

New study reveals disparity between AI talk and AI knowledge—where do you fit in?

Agility PR Solutions

While artificial intelligence is the buzzword of the moment with everyone talking about its attributes and a future powered by AI, new research from digital transformation firm Orion Business Innovation aimed at testing the industry’s understanding of AI’s context and history reveals that enthusiasm for AI exceeds knowledge of its origins and fundamental mathematical constructs. […]. The post New study reveals disparity between AI talk and AI knowledge—where do you fit in? appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Marketing Public Relations trends

Pearson Podcasting: How ‘This Is Us’ Can Help Us Become Better Podcasters

PR Expanded

Your supporters can provide constructive feedback to keep your podcast fresh and exciting. A Guest Post By Brittani Riddle, Graduate Student, American University & PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner.

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.

10 tips for pitching major media outlets

Axia PR

A poorly constructed pitch can really harm your company’s reputation. Confessions from a daily newspaper editor. Pitching major news outlets requires skill and finesse. To effectively pitch a major media outlet, it’s important to put yourself in the journalist’s shoes. Here are 10 tips from the newsroom for getting noticed and earning that coveted major media outlet coverage for your company. Media Relations PR Tips Earned media

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.

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?…

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.

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

PR Daily

Heather Yount, PLC Construction. “It Join us this fall for the 11 th annual Employee Communications, PR and Social Media Summit. A lot has changed in the communications world over the past decade.

Marketing Ventriloquism: Why You Need To Talk To Your Audience In A Voice Other Than Your Own


We have become hyper-adept at constructing and testing our messages for receptivity to make them as palatable as possible. This blog was originally published on on November 20, 2019.

5 common grammatical errors in modern writing

PR Daily

Parallel construction. These days you can’t swing a dead albatross without hitting this construction: He bought peanuts, Cracker Jack and went to the ballgame.

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.”

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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Microsoft commits $500M for affordable housing in greater Seattle

PR Daily

Microsoft is committing $500 million to kick-start new solutions to advance the construction of new affordable housing. We’ll put this money to work with loans and grants to accelerate the construction of more affordable housing across the region.

4 lessons from @justaconstructionguy campaign’s viral success

PR Daily

He wouldn’t tell BuzzFeed News Omar’s last name but said he is an actual construction worker in the area. The account is a marketing stunt, even though Omar is a real person who works in construction in Austin.

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How CEOs Should Use Data In A PR Crisis


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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Why you should stop starting sentences with ‘and’ or ‘but’

PR Daily

The casual construction might be widely employed, but that doesn’t mean you should use it in business writing. Though the syntax might be grammatically correct, it is an indication that your overall construction is poor.

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.

Letter from Darlington: In praise of editors

Stephen Waddington

Constructive scrutiny of your work will always make it stronger. Carol says the story highlights a challenge of giving constructive criticism. Feedback on your written work can be hard to take. You need to get over it if you want to learn and grow.

The not unwise use of the double negative

PR Daily

Some speakers who object to the "not un-" construction seem to believe that there''s a rule against it. Many English speakers, however, will use the "not un-" construction to achieve a nuanced meaning with adjectives like justifiable , intelligent , and convinced.

The Human Touch


Think of all the construction, fashion, health, education, non-profit media – they’re on the lookout for interesting people to write about. When PR consultants sit around a meeting table with their clients, often one of the first questions asked is: “What’s new?”.

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.

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.

Flabby writing? Try these 7 tips for toning and trimming text

PR Daily

Does a set of bullet points follow the same construction and format (such as starting with a verb)? Editing makes the difference between fluid, easily digestible content and an arduous slog for your readers. Consider these tactics next time you edit other’s copy—or your own.

5 tactics to free your text of needless prepositional phrases

PR Daily

Using active voice and the genitive case are just two ways to eliminate this grammatical structure and streamline your writing. Little words and phrases can clog your writing.

AI and Content Writing: How to Adapt to the Future

B2B PR Sense

In the end, they found that while the AI technology could construct grammatically correct senses, it lacked the ability and skill to reason and conceptualize -- both important components in content, especially when you're creating articles for The New Yorker.

To boost your employer brand, spotlight the heroes in your ranks

PR Daily

Hire (or find in-house) a talented photographer who can deliver dramatic shots of employees on the job in factories, on construction sites, in airports, retail stores, offices or wherever your employees work. They’re right there on staff, doing the 9-to-5 or maybe covering the graveyard shift.

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