Journalists Offer Constructive POVs on The PR Pitch

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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

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.

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.

The Best Way to Handle Online Trolls: Engage Versus Ignore


Debate and disagreement are constructive—personal attacks are not. Conventional wisdom suggests the best way to deal with online trolls is to ignore them.

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.

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.

We Asked Today’s PR Influencers: What is #CreativePR?


Creative PR means thinking outside the box—so while I believe in using traditional tools like a press release or a media pitch, make sure you get a bit creative by constructing your written communications as follows: Start with visuals: Visuals are becoming increasingly important in PR.

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.

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.

When Corporate CEOs Challenge The President

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

When a technology leader speaks about the need for skilled engineers, or a midwest farm company explains how a labor shortage is impacting its growth, it places emotional issues into a constructive framework for discussion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Troll Control: Fabulous Tips From Four Experts

Rock the Status Quo

Keep feedback constructive. Every community manager worries about trolls.

4 Tips to Create PR Campaigns that Stand Above Competitors


To expedite the path to purchase, savvy marketers have pivoted to instead focus on constructing memorable campaigns through creative messaging. Capturing consumer attention has become increasingly difficult in a cluttered and ever-expanding ad space.

Do the Best Business Storytellers on the Planet Have Shoes?

Ishmael's Corner

Reverse-engineering the content and studying the construction of the story will surface lessons that can be applied in business.more. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Journalists, particularly journalists at business and mainstream publications, show the way when it comes to applying storytelling techniques to business communications.

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 Come Up With Sound Bites for an Interview


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.

Top 10 Reasons To Work At A PR Firm

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A team project fosters give and take, building on an idea to improve it or learning to take constructive criticism if warranted. Millions of college students graduate this year, and if my inbox is any indication, many would like to work in public relations.

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6 Simple Ways to Create Better PR Pitches


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.

Burnish Your Brand by Sculpting with Social

PR Job Coach

See “Constructing an elevator speech.” Linkedin : Construct your LinkedIn profile to reflect the character and language of your resume. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

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How we plan comms campaigns with the PESO model

Frederik Vincx

The digital board is in Trello and we construct our physical board using our PESO kit. Reading Time: 4 minutes Communication professionals are increasingly turning to the PESO model when planning their PR campaigns.

When Trump Attacks: Turn Mean Tweets Into Positive PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

After Trump tweeted for canceling the construction of Boeing’s new 747 Air Force One due to its $4 billion cost, Boeing’s stock price dropped , temporarily wiping out $550 million in shareholder value before rebounding somewhat the next day.

NBA Star, Michael Jordan Breaks the Silence – When athletes become leaders, not celebrities

Return on Reputation

Presenting something complex and difficult in an accessible, constructive manner, managing expectations and defining success? We are a culture that celebrates and values athletic achievement.

How to Electrify Your Resume

PR Job Coach

I have written extensively about the resume over the years including these posts, It''s About the Accomplishments , Is the Resume Dead , Constructing a Compelling Resume , Rebooting Your Resume , among others.

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Refining your B2B Social Media Strategy

The Hoffman Agency

And they aren’t necessarily wrong — it is more difficult to grow and reach your audiences in a “boring” industry like IT enterprise infrastructure or sustainable building construction. By Samson Lam , Digital Strategist, The Hoffman Agency Singapore.

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Responsible communication leadership: putting employees first

PR Conversations

At the core of this view is the assumption that leadership is co-constructed in social interaction processes. Being open to feedback and constructive criticism. By Dr Kevin Ruck.

How to Make Facebook a Career Book

PR Job Coach

Take every opportunity to construct a smart and compelling trail of your talents and triumphs. The revelation that companies are asking potential employees for Facebook passwords got me thinking about how Facebook has rapidly evolved as both diary and biography.

Leeds PR Account Manager Job Vacancy


Arrange for interviews or public speaking events and construct press releases. It’s been another exciting and busy period for us all here at Prohibition.

Why Headlines Aren’t Enough: 5 Digital Branding Tips You Should Be Using


You spent hours constructing the most amazing piece of content. It’s ready to go and reel in your audience — and a whole new group of readers. The final step is to include a captivating title and push it out, right? Well, sort of.

Agile working requires total theoretical change

The Resolution Blog

As long as an issue is being discussed the meanings given to it remain under construction. ‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change’ Charles Darwin.

Case Study: Amplify Media Relations with Paid Social Advertising


Consider this example: We worked with a local construction company on a PR campaign designed specifically to support their business development efforts around breweries. When there is an opportunity in the marketplace you need to strike quickly and effectively.

How to Establish Brand Identity: Top Tips From Jeff Barrett


Constructive criticism could point you in the right direction toward strengthening your identity. When you think about big brands like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s or Walmart, your mind conjures up specific images and feelings. These associations aren’t by accident.

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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.

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.

Can You Hear me Now? How to Handle “Radio Silence.

PR Job Coach

Here are some constructive ideas: Be patient. There is nothing more frustrating in a job search than the lack of response by hiring managers or recruiters. You follow all the rules of a compelling cover letter.

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Handling Social Media Complainers

Rock the Status Quo

morgancarrie Working with products I’ve found the most constructive and often insightful information comes from users in pain. Trolls. Complainers. Haters. They’re unavoidable on social media and most of us quake in fear at the thought of handling them wrong.