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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?…

PR Strategy from Visit Frisco: Turning a Small Town into a Big Attraction

Flack Me

Construction is everywhere. Category: Flack Me Summary: Growth in Frisco, Texas, is tough to ignore. Sporting events, museum openings, and music festivals take place every weekend in the town just north of Dallas. The Dr Pepper Arena, Dr Pepper Ballpark, and Toyota Stadium plus 8-million square feet of retail make the town a destination for shopping and entertainment

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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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.”

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.

Is it time to step away from the Grunig & Hunt four models of public relations?

Greenbanana PR

Those who’ve studied a PR qualification will have written essays on the construct, even squidging it into papers where it wasn’t necessary because it has to be included, right? If you’ve ever read a public relations textbook, you’ll be familiar with the Grunig & Hunt four models of public relations.

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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What Is Your Personal Code of Conduct?


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.

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.

Digging Deeper: The Power of Niche Influencers


For example, marketers at an interior decor company also check out fashion blogs, DIY blogs and construction blogs looking for interesting overlaps.

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.

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.

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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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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#SelfPub – Part 2: Finding Alphas*


G: Keep your feedback honest, constructive and specific, including positive reactions as well as improvements that could be made. *This is the second in a series of chronological posts about how a first-time self-publishing author is taking his book from idea to Amazon.

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Is it time to step away from the Grunig & Hunt four models of public relations?

Greenbanana PR

Those who’ve studied a PR qualification will have written essays on the construct, even squidging it into papers where it wasn’t necessary because it has to be included, right? If you’ve ever read a public relations textbook, you’ll be familiar with the Grunig & Hunt four models of public relations.

Five Tips Following Graduation -- A Guest Post from Nikki Yourison

PR Job Coach

Constructive criticism is a good thing. The PR Job Coach is now featuring guest posts from time to time from notable people who have important things to say. This week we have a post from Nikki Yourison a soon-to-graduate public relations novice.

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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#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.

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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Wise Words from the Corner Office


In terms of increasing the brand at the national level, it’s about consistently doing things that are part of our core mission: advocacy, public relations, impacting national legislative policy concerning construction at a national level, and shaping funding and regulatory outcomes. We consistently beat the drum about our positions and our messages that we provide to administration officials on what we feel is the right direction for construction.

What Editors and Writers Want From PR Pitches in 2018


Part of making that product, of course, comes not only through brainstorming in editorial meetings but working constructively with PR professionals who bring them interesting story ideas with their audiences in mind.

Did the US election kill ethical PR?


To me, this seemed artificial and insincere, with messages constructed from a mishmash of sometimes contradictory statements that “polled well” with each demographic group. It wasn’t a dream. It really happened!

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PRoust Questionnaire: José Manuel Velasco

PR Conversations

Velasco’s earlier work experience includes 25 years leading PR departments in several large companies, such as FCC (construction and environmental services), Unión Fenosa (gas and power) and Renfe (railways).

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.

How to Pitch Better Brand Stories


DIY project, construction). For example, explain why you are taking on a construction project by yourself instead of hiring someone to do it or why the renovation needs to be done. As a former TV reporter and anchor, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do I get on TV?”

Troll Control: Fabulous Tips From Four Experts

Rock the Status Quo

Keep feedback constructive. Every community manager worries about trolls.