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Peppercomm, Intel, Haymaker and more honored at Ragan’s Media Relations Awards Gala

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The virtual gathering, hosted by Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC News, celebrated the best of the best in PR and external communications for 2020. When it came to the many media-relations honorees, there was much to be serious about. Aflac, “Best Media Pitch”.

Why tax-funded media training is a bad idea in Scandinavia

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Obviously, I’m positive to media training. But as the Finnish finance minister’s resignation shows , getting media training as a public official isn’t without its concerns. After all, we’re the experts on public perception.

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What inclusive language looks like for modern speechwriters

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Franklin is co-founder of Speechwriters of Color , an organization seeking to improve representation and reach for diverse communicators, and will lead a session on inclusive language in speechwriting at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference March 4.

7 PR trends to follow for 2021

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million Americans unemployed and thousands more unable to work due to COVID-19, brands need to understand who they are communicating with on a human-to-human level. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

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Sweden’s Communication Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Yesterday, I held a Covid-19 webinar on crisis communications hosted by data insights company, Whispr Group. After the webinar, I was asked which nations I thought had done a good job communicating with their publics during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sweden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

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Yesterday, I held a Covid-19 webinar on crisis communications hosted by data insights company, Whispr Group. After the webinar, I was asked which nations I thought had done a good job communicating with their publics during the pandemic. Safeguard international relations.

Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

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As newsrooms shrink and media relations opportunities evaporate, more organizations are creating their own storytelling outlets. TAP , the digital publication produced by a team at Denver Water, did. “I It’s the nexus of marketing, journalism and social media.”.

Incoming! How to handle media requests in a crisis

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Here are some tips and best practices for when and how to respond to crisis inquiries and keep your head on straight. It’s one of the greatest challenges any media relations professional will face: A crisis hits your organization out of the blue.

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From crisis to hope: Marriott’s journey through COVID-19

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At the beginning of the pandemic, CEO Arne Sorenson shared a powerful video message with stakeholders as the company stared down the worst public health crisis in a generation—events that would lead to layoffs and massive global disruption. RELATED: Showcase your crisis comms work ].

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Turning a negative perception issue into an opportunity

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How the Entertainment Software Association’s “Game Generation” campaign helped the gaming industry shift the public narrative around video games. RELATED: Join us Dec. 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ].

How to measure the impact of communications during COVID-19

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Many organizations have overhauled their master plans for outreach and engagement because of the crisis. It enables an organization to stay in touch with community stakeholders and participate in the conversation around an all-consuming crisis.

Crucial messaging advice to consider ahead of an unprecedented holiday season

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What are the risk factors, and how can communicators help plan for the unexpected? RELATED: Join us Dec. 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ]. The standard holiday messages should include a nod to the public-health situation.

How short-term and long-term crisis responses require different mindsets

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The immediate need to play defense, provide robust media relations and careful holding statements can differ from the strategic approach required for long-term management. Modern crisis management and mitigation have become exceedingly complex. The crisis strategist?

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PR rising in Africa rising

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Stuart Bruce speaking on digital and social media in PR at the World Conference on PR in Emerging Economies at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Those were just some of the amazing statistics I learned when I spoke about digital and social media in PR at the first ever World Conference on PR in Emerging Economies held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ]. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Marketing and communications manager—Palladium (New York). Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Public affairs director—WeWork (Texas). Corporate communications associate—General Mills (Minnesota).

Marriott, Norwegian Air and more announce layoffs; Target, other chains offer special hours for at-risk shoppers, and EU asks Netflix to slow streaming

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Also: More than half of all employees are preparing for job cuts, a PR agency offers its wire service for free, the importance of executive communication, and more. How are you addressing COVID-19 crisis communications within your organization and with your employees?

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An inside look at AARP’s rapid response team

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It’s a great unknown that we’re all dealing with,” said Reshma Mehta, director of grassroots advocacy at AARP, at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 25. “It’s Pick a social media manager who is media trained and charged with making judgement calls.

Crisis lessons from MLB and the Astros

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Here’s what one communications pro says went awry. Jan Gusich, communications founder and senior strategist at akhia , says the league ignored two basic principles of crisis management: “accepting accountability and delivering a meaningful apology.”.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Overall, San Francisco had the highest cost of living relative to the national average (91.4% RELATED: Deliver powerful leadership messaging in a digital landscape ]. which is headquartered there, seeks a marketing communications specialist. It summarizes the position: The Marketing Communications Specialist interfaces with key leaders and the sales force to ensure assigned projects and deliverables are executed seamlessly and on time.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Employees answered more than 60 questions related to what makes their organization a Great Place to Work For All. RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. Cisco is seeking a communications manager for Japan in Tokyo. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Corporate communications director—Entercom, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Public relations manager—Amazon (California).

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Can your communication solution quell chaos during a crisis?

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Communicators need help navigating stormy situations. From negative news and social media coverage to natural disasters, it’s essential that employees have the right tools to stay properly informed and connected. If you have the perfect solution, join us as a sponsor at Ragan’s Crisis Communications Conference. Reserve your spot at this event to: Show how your product helps communicators tackle organizational crises.

Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

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Will the gains remain once the crisis fades? Corporate affairs became fashionable again. Someone needed to communicate what to do in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. Someone had to explain the new operational processes and procedures to staff, vendors and media outlets alike.

Pornhub donates 50k masks and offers free subscriptions, digital platforms and tech partner to share COVID-19 information, and Tony Awards postponed

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It’s a good example of appropriate marketing during the crisis: Focus on your audience and their needs, and marry your marketing message with a CSR effort. When a global human crisis happens, it is up to everyone to work together to help support the community. CRISIS DAILY NEWSLETTER.

737 Max Flies Again – Will Boeing’s Reputation Follow?

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PR crisis experts criticized Boeing’s crisis communications response, saying it was slow to act and lacked transparency. Its communications about software problems behind the crashes and its work to develop fixes were opaque. Davis Public Relations, told Forbes.

A shortcut to story structure: ‘And, but, therefore’ offers a speechwriting roadmap

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The one thing every good speech has got to have is story structure,” says Douglass Hatcher , founder of Communicate4impact and a former vice president of executive communications for Mastercard. RELATED: Ragan's Media Relations Awards will recognize the best campaigns and initiatives.

Facebook bets on video with new tools, Twitter to shut down Periscope, and Ally Bank offers New Year’s babies $250

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Hello, communicators: The Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks have joined forces with Microsoft to create the Equity League, which the organizations call “a new impact investment division of venture capital fund TitletownTech”: . CRISIS LEADERSHIP NETWORK.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Social media communications specialist—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (North Carolina). Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Account director, corporate communications—Weber Shandwick (Texas). Public relations specialist—Project Management Institute (Pennsylvania). Marketing communications manager—Loyola University Chicago (Illinois).

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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RELATED: Join us for our one-of-a-kind Measurement for Communicators Academy. ]. Social media juggernaut Instagram seeks a communications manager in Hamburg, Germany. It summarizes the position: Instagram is seeking an experienced Communications Manager to join our growing team in Germany. We are looking for someone who is passionate about Instagram and is excited about the impact social media is having on German society. Roberts Media (Texas).

Brands donate to frontline workers, Yelp pauses GoFundMe effort after backlash, and Ralph Lauren to make 250k masks

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Why it matters: You might think an idea is outstanding, but you still should vet potential pitfalls and ramifications with your communications team. Charitable actions can be greatly appreciated during this crisis, but make sure those efforts don’t come at the cost of privacy and autonomy.

6 lessons from a never-delivered Apollo 11 disaster statement

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How prepared are you for a fatal crisis? Still, Safire’s undelivered eulogy holds lessons for communicators today. When preparing your crisis playbook, are you readying to communicate—both internally and externally—in case of tragedies that involve loss of life? NASA public affairs people prepared. Put together various crisis scenarios and related press releases, some of which deal with tragedies, adds Gil Rudawsky, vice president of GroundFloor Media.

The 3 biggest mistakes organizations make on day one of a crisis

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Every day, communication professionals go to work with a rough idea of how the day will unfold. But on any given day, a crisis could blow your schedule to smithereens. Day one of this crisis will go much more smoothly if you’ve prepared for it. Every crisis is unique.

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Barbie grows more inclusive, Zuckerberg says Facebook needn’t be liked, and Popeyes Chicken debuts clothing line

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RELATED: Join us in Washington, D.C. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ]. Mark Zuckerberg, the social media platform’s founder and chief executive, reported on an earnings call that Facebook membership grew 8% in 2019, ending the year with 2.5

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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RELATED: Create a culture that inspires fearless employee innovation every day. ]. Zoom Video Communications. “… I am happy to come into work every day and work with people that have quickly become friends. Procore truly lives its values of Ownership, Optimism, and Openness—visible in everything from the frequent and authentic communication from our executives to the positive and supportive attitudes of our employees. Media relations manager—Macy’s (Illinois).

Amazon, others restrict employee travel, social media’s growing dominance for marketing, and airlines halt flights over coronavirus fears

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If your organization is taking similar precautions, communicate the developments with as much information as you can to lower the potential for panic while increasing trust. The report said that the most successful channels were social media (37%) and websites (33%).

Keep communicators calm during their next organizational crisis

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Communicators need help navigating stormy situations. From negative news and social media coverage to natural disasters, it’s essential that employees have the right tools to stay properly informed and connected. If you have the perfect solution, join us as a sponsor at Ragan’s Crisis Communications Conference. Reserve your spot at this event to: Show how your product helps communicators tackle organizational crises.

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Pepsi’s new catchphrase, TikTok’s transparency report, and the best times to post on social media

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The original tweet and its replies can serve as inspiration for fun (and potentially quirky) questions to ask your followers on social media, sparking both engagement and potential headlines. RELATED: Join us in Washington, D.C. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

58 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

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Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist , DC Dept. Manager, Operations Communications , DC Public Schools, Washington, DC. Communications Specialist with Center for Immunization Research , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Social Media Specialist , Northern Virginia Community College, Fairfax, VA – apply by May 29. Communications/ PR /Other Consulting Firms.

The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans

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I’ve seen a lot of crisis communications plans. Ninety percent of them get a couple of things right: They have a list of their comms team contacts, often with a phone tree so everyone gets called promptly when a crisis hits. They also lay out at least a few specific roles for the first comms team members who start working on the crisis. In a real crisis, time gets compressed. Incoming media calls increase exponentially. Crisis Communications

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Popeye’s chicken sandwich returns, Adobe breach hits 7.5M, and rushing to measure ROI won’t produce results

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At Adobe, we believe transparency with our customers is important,” the company’s communications team said in a blog post. Related reading: Quora confirms data breach for 100 million users. FREE DOWNLOAD: 8 Tips on How to Manage a PR Crisis Effectively ]. Why you should care: Watch for continued crisis and reputation management lessons as the company continues to struggle with its brand image issues. Related reading: 4 crisis management keys.

Weighing the choice between grad school or entering the workforce

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RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ]. I’ve been interning with Belle Communication, a digital public relations firm, since September, and I’ve been able to extensively grow my PR and communication skills.