September, 2020

Using Public Relations as a Force Multiplier for Growth

Ronn Torossian

Public relations is one of the best ways to expose a business to new people and gain a bigger audience. To put it simply, it’s the way that businesses can communicate with people.

How to Write a News Release in 2020 | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

In 2020, we are consuming more news than ever before. Whether keeping up with the latest health news or attempting to fill endless hours, we are turning to social channels and news apps to discover and learn. This provides an excellent opportunity for businesses to catch audience attention.

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Five Types Of Bylined Content That Work For PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As outlined in my post on PR tips for effective bylines , bylined content is a powerful part of a B2B PR plan. It can help deliver key messages, communicate expertise and drive thought leadership for business brands.

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Advancing Public Discourse Through Insights and Purpose-Driven Programs

Onclusive

Understanding critical public conversations is key to building purpose-driven communication programs.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

AP Style Rules: Correct Uses for Race-Related Terms, Gender-Neutral Words, and Election Lingo

Cision

It's time for our quarterly review of AP Style rules that you may need a refresher on. The latest roundup includes digital security tips for journalists as well as writing guidelines. Media Blog

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Growing a Business With 2020 Marketing Trends

Ronn Torossian

Business owners, as well as marketers, are constantly looking for ways to improve and are always prioritizing the newest trends to promote brands and corporations.

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2020 Election: Why Campaign Managers Need to Think Like PR Pros to Win | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

On November 3, registered voters in the U.S. will cast their ballots to elect the next president of the United States.

How The Right PR Makes Better Business Deals

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Although some call it “free advertising,” public relations isn’t free. It’s not even cheap. Like any other business investment, it’s only worthwhile if it pays off.

Five Winning Owned Media Strategies

Onclusive

Growth PR starts with crafting a narrative using data. It’s a way to discover what your audience cares about and what drives behavior that delivers tangible results for your company. Essentially, growth PR helps your story get told on the right channels.

Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

A Cision Report: The State of the 2020 Election

Cision

Join us each week as we update our media analysis of The State of the 2020 Election. US Blog

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5 Ruth Bader Ginsburg quotations to inspire communicators

PR Daily

The late Supreme Court justice was a fierce advocate of progressive moments and women’s rights. Here’s how you can apply her insights to your career path. Following her death from metastatic cancer of the pancreas, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will once again make history.

Creating Unified Brand Strategies

Ronn Torossian

One of the most important goals of a marketing team is to be able to create a unified brand across all of the touchpoints and stakeholders.

Learn from the Best:  4 Lessons from PR Agency Experts | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

I am always in awe about how much I learn from our clients. During a recent roundtable discussion, agency experts shared their thoughts in a Q&A session with Business Wire clients.

How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

A PR View Of Ellen’s Apology

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It’s not the biggest story in the country today, but it’s instructive for PR and crisis management experts. This week Ellen DeGeneres issued her first on-air apology after reports of her show’s “toxic workplace.”

Breaking Down PR’s Fourth Wall with ABM

Flack's Revenge

The fourth wall is a figurative one at the foot of a stage (the other three walls shape the room of the set). Actors breach this wall when they talk to the audience. Similarly, PR is being challenged to break through mass communications and take the message directly to individuals. .

Proving the Most Accessible and Efficient Path to PR-ROI

Cision

Focusing on PR efficiency as a contributor to ROI using a case study from software company Adobe. Comms Best Practices

5 ways to foster creativity in your PR and marketing team

PR Daily

The ability to find unique solutions isn’t an innate trait. Here’s how you can build an environment and culture that promotes discovery and imagination. If you look at the majority of job specs for roles in PR and marketing, you’ll see creativity listed as one of the desired character traits.

Generating Leads with Facebook: A Guide for Businesses

In this Facebook guide for businesses, we’ll help you strategize with tips and techniques straight from our playbooks. We also let you in on the best practices for improving your lead gen campaigns, starting with a review of your performance metrics.

Virtual Event Marketing

Ronn Torossian

This year, with the state of things, due to the pandemic, the event marketing industry, as well as other global events, have undergone significant changes. With social distancing as the main rule around the world, brands can’t take advantage of in-person events to sell and market their products.

How ‘intrapreneurs’ create and launch new corporate biz solutions

Agility PR Solutions

There are no “normal” workdays anymore thanks to COVID-19, disrupted supply chains, newly emerged customers, and vanished historical customers. Businesses, employees, customers, and suppliers are in a daily struggle to adapt, to adjust, and to continue to have their businesses exist.

6 PR Tips For Staffing A Media Briefing

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In B2B public relations , one of the things we do regularly is arrange media briefings on subjects relevant to our clients’ business. Often these briefings translate directly into coverage. But even if they don’t, these meetings are important.

The ultimate guide to Instagram hashtags

Awario

How do Instagram hashtags work, how you should use them and why, and how to find the right hashtags to boost your reach — all in one article

The 2020 State of the Election Part V

Cision

In part five of our election series, we analyze media coverage of the first presidential debate. US Blog

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4 ways to network during COVID-19

PR Daily

In lieu of an in-person conference or meeting over coffee, consider these ideas that can expand your horizons and help you strengthen relationships virtually. What once involved meeting for coffee or chatting at an industry event has turned into Zoom calls and LinkedIn messages.

Storytelling That Stands Out

Ronn Torossian

With so many marketers using storytelling to engage their audiences, how do brands stand out among the competition? Humor is one way. Not only are consumers wired to read and listen to stories, but they’re also highly receptive to humor because it grabs attention and makes the brand more human.

Have I got a Story for you? Q&A with Amanda Lowe

Stephen Waddington

I’ve joined the management team at Story Comms as a non executive. It’s a feisty B2B PR agency based in Birmingham founded by Amanda Lowe. Story is a corporate punk. The team has a great attitude, confidence and a fierce drive to grow out of the crisis.

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Newsletters Every PR Pro Should Subscribe To

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Every good PR person has the same best friend – email. In the business of public relations, email is essential for communicating with partners, journalists and future clients. We’re not alone in this, but in the communication business, email still reigns supreme.

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How to create customer personas: 5 steps + template

Awario

Marketing, customer, buyer, and audience personas are different terms used to describe a perfect member of your target audience. In this post, we break down the What, Why, and How of customer personas, including a free template

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The 2020 State of the Election

Cision

Our ongoing media analysis of the 2020 U.S. election; this week focuses on key issues in both national and local coverage. US Blog

How you should adapt your social media strategy during COVID-19

PR Daily

With audiences looking for authoritative information and updates, brand managers sould invest in digital media—but stay prepared to change with the latest new trend. Along with everything else in the world, COVID-19 has unquestionably upended social media.

Wendy’s Winning With Breakfast Audacity

Ronn Torossian

When Wendy’s announced that they would be launching a breakfast menu earlier this year, many people thought, “Why?” There were many reasons for doubters to speak out.