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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Agility PR Solutions

Infographic: How to give and receive criticism

PR Daily

shares the essential elements of effective constructive criticism. Honest feedback is essential for a PR team. To ensure your messaging is hitting home with its intended audience—and to avoid potential costly missteps—your team must be able to take criticism.

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.

Infographic: How to maximize your LinkedIn marketing potential

PR Daily

Your business network can be an important sales tool, but only if you construct your social media presence to drive new customers to your sales team.

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

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.

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.

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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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?…

How needless verbs weaken your meaning

PR Daily

Consider these constructions: They were able to finish the project. Auxiliary verbs, we were taught in grade school, can clarify your writing, but is that always true? Let’s consider ways that they muddy the linguistic waters. Helper” verbs can hinder your writing.

Infographic: What managers should never say to employees

PR Daily

Be more constructive with your feedback , as the great Jemaine Clement might say. If you feel the urge to comment on someone’s weight or appearance, just don’t. Also, steer clear of vague feedback and pleas to ‘leave personal issues at home.’.

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.

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?”.

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.”

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.

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.

The Borkowski Bulletin: from the Fringe

Mark My Words

Gaudy graphics constructed to hypnotise one’s peripheral vision. Stories are the currency of human contact. The Edinburgh Fringe is noisy. No, not the plaintiff wheezy whine of the devil’s bellows. I’m overwhelmed by the nauseous pollution; the brash posters littering the streets. Loud marketing. Dumb ubiquity. Hopeless strategy to attract an audience.

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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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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Infographic: How to nurture creative, productive writing habits

PR Daily

Henneke writes: “Teach your inner critic to provide constructive feedback at the right time.” Instead of counting on sheer willpower to consistently crank out content, take a more strategic, sustainable approach toward producing inspired output. Here’s how to become reliably prolific.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How PR and marketing pros can handle negative feedback

PR Daily

What separates your average internet troll from someone who wants to offer genuine, constructive criticism? Take courage: Though sifting through the vitriol to find constructive criticism can be hard, it can be done.

What The PR Agency Isn’t Telling You

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Media contacts are valuable because they can enable a quick answer and constructive feedback that helps PRs refine our approach. Any good public relations agency should want to have an open conversation about what clients can expect for their investment. And most do.

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16 questions to ask employees about their managers

PR Daily

Do you regularly receive constructive performance feedback from your manager? In your next staff engagement survey, pose more pointed, specific queries to uncover valuable insights about supervisor performance (and worker satisfaction).