August, 2022

8 Ways to Increase Press Release Results with A/B Testing | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

People sometimes forget that the press release is often the most viewed content piece of any organizational launch. Actively pushed to thousands of organizations and audiences, instantly accessible within search engines, this resource is a fundamental support piece of any communications program.

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How Not To Get Cancelled: A PR View

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

After four months of ostracism for slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards, Will Smith has posted a video apologizing for his behavior. As apologies go, it’s late, but not bad. Yet as a PR observer, I’m not too concerned about Smith’s future.

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Why is PR Crucial for Food and Beverage Companies?

Ronn Torossian

The Food and beverage industry has evolved over the years. The industry players now face intense competition from international players, changing consumer preferences and rising raw materials and packaging costs.

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6 tips to delivering a power pitch from a newsroom veteran

PR Daily

A former executive editor on how to get the coverage you want. After nearly 35 years in journalism, I recently retired as the executive editor of a major Southeast daily and made the switch to public relations. I saw newsrooms change dramatically during my time in the business.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Managing a PR Crisis

Any brand is vulnerable to bad press, so we compiled key strategies into our PR crisis management guide. From managing your team and crafting your responses to keeping tabs on the conversation, this guide is for anyone tasked with brand management.

How to Create and Distribute a Press Release in 5 Steps | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Whether announcing a new product, service, or distributing quarterly financials, your goal is to maximize the reach of your news and engagement among viewers. We’re here to support that.

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How PR Supports Employer Branding

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As the “Great Resignation” gives way to “Quiet Quitting,” worker engagement and employer branding is bigger than ever, and so is the PR that drives it. That wasn’t always the case.

Pitching Podcasts: PR Tips For Success

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In B2B PR , we’re always looking for ways to promote client stories, often through interviews with members of their senior leadership team. Podcasts are naturally part of that mix; they’re a great way to secure thought leadership opportunities, and they’re growing in popularity.

5 tips for improving your PR company

Agility PR Solutions

All organizations need to have good public relations. This includes companies that primarily provide PR services.

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The Top 10 Communications Challenges in 2022: It’s not the Budget it’s the Clutter:

Sword and the Script

Budget used to be among the top communications challenges, but it’s slid down the list every year for the past five; comms budgets don’t show up as a problem until #8 and garnered just 13% of the votes from respondents. Ask 10 PR people to define public relations and you’ll get 10 different answers.

How Startup Leadership Can Inspire the Team to Deliver Results and Become Great

Inspiring the team to do their best, break through barriers and achieve milestones is the core responsibility of the startup leadership. Inspiring people to do great requires installing confidence and the ability to learn from setbacks and failures.

Entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place

Ronn Torossian

Life is about ultimately establishing meaning in the world. Young entrepreneurs are trying to make the world a kinderplace. When it comes to business, doing good is what matters. These people are passionate about paying it forward.

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4 use cases for social listening tools for PR pros

PR Daily

Social listening is one of the most important tools at your disposal. Are you taking advantage of it?

Quickly understand if media and public interest is up or down

NewsWhip

Timeline now delivers visualizations that help you quickly understand if media and public interest in any topic you are monitoring is up or down since the previous period. Assess change in interest at a glance.

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How To Manage Being “Ghosted” By Media

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As B2B PR pros, we’re always looking for creative ways to tell a story. We look to secure an article or segment that not only hits priority message points, but appears in an influential publication relevant to the company’s business.

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2022 Media Database Buyer’s Guide

To maintain accurate contact information for journalists and influencers, a homegrown database doesn’t cut it. Cision created the go-to guide for selecting a new media database. Download and learn how to choose the right media database for you!

Everything you need to know about social media branding

Agility PR Solutions

Consistent branding is crucial for the success of any business. Good branding makes it easier for customers to recognize your business. Not only that, but it also ensures a consistent brand experience which boosts customer trust and loyalty.

Comms Pros on Whether or Not their Organization Trusts the Media

Sword and the Script

“Depends on the media outlet.” wrote one respondent. Some [media outlets] are fair; some are not.”. More communications pros say their organization trusts the media than do not. Even so, the percentage is a little under half.

Capitalizing on PR

Ronn Torossian

PR is competitive but it can be leveraged throughout the year. A business has to take advantage of unexpected opportunities of publicity when they occur. PR can be a means of seizing the moment and putting a product or service in the mind of the target audience. For sustained media presence and fame, a business […]. The post Capitalizing on PR appeared first on. Ronn Torossian

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4 easy automations to improve PR agency productivity

PR Daily

From Slack to Google Data Studio, these are fast to set up and can save serious time. It’s fair to say that PR is slightly further behind the tech curve than some of its more agile cousins that you’ll find within the various fields of digital marketing.

Cision's 2022 Global State of the Media Report

For Cision’s annual State of the Media Report, journalists shared their top priorities and what PR and communication pros can do to improve their relationships with the media. Read the report and learn how to create stronger media partnerships.

Back to School Media Pitches

PR for Anyone

Make sure to Like and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and ring the bell so you’re notified of new videos by clicking HERE. Watch this week’s PR Tip here. Most kids went back to school this week and it’s a great time to position yourself as an expert and start pitching the media!

What Does Top-Tier Media Mean In PR?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In the PR world, when we kick-start a new engagement we may ask a client, “Where do you want to see your brand? When it comes to media, do you have a ‘wish list’?”

Media kit essentials: Must-have visual assets

Agility PR Solutions

Companies have a media kit to provide a quick snapshot of their brand to their current and potential clients, journalists, other brands, influencers, and media companies.

What are the three types of PR crisis?

NewsWhip

Communications professionals have to be ready to adjust, adapt, and ultimately, defend their brand on a daily basis. One small mistake can send an organization into a spiraling PR crisis that can severely damage their reputation and trustworthiness with the public. .

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.

Getting testimonials for PR

Ronn Torossian

There are always challenges that stand in the way of getting testimonials that help in getting publicity for an organization. Testimonials are extremely effective PR tools. The reason they work is that while a business can always claim how great it is , it seems more authentic when people who have used its products and […]. The post Getting testimonials for PR appeared first on. Ronn Torossian

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Why PR pros should write in AP style

PR Daily

It can be a pain, but it can also help you secure coverage. If you’re a regular visitor to PR Daily, you’ll notice we publish a lot of articles on how to follow AP style. Like, a lot. Still, we read a lot of writing from PR pros every day and find that AP style is followed sporadically at best.

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Positioning Yourself as a Media Expert

PR for Anyone

Make sure to Like and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and ring the bell so you’re notified of new videos by clicking HERE.

A Cheat Sheet For Ad Tech PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For anyone new to ad tech PR , it can be overwhelming to learn and understand. The acronyms alone are daunting. Of course, ad tech PR teams don’t need to be experts in every new platform or tech tool, but we need to understand industry trends, issues, and key players.

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.

How to combine content marketing and PR for maximum results

Agility PR Solutions

Effective content marketing and public relations campaigns may distinguish your business and significantly influence campaign success. That being said, most companies typically focus on them separately. However, if you were to combine them, you would be able to produce much better results.

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These were the top posts on Reddit in July 2022

NewsWhip

Welcome back to another edition of our Reddit rankings for July 2022, where once again we looked back at the top communities, posts, and link posts of the month. . Here are some of the key takeaways for this month. r/MadeMeSmile held steady as the biggest rival for r/memes.

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The Volume and Variety of Communications Work is Shifting, Finds 5th Annual Survey of Comms Pros

Sword and the Script

More than three-quarters of respondents (78%) say the volume of work has increased – and one in three say it’s increased significantly. The type of work has also changed with 90% reporting it’s changed at least some while 50% saying it’s changed significantly.