January, 2017

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The Top PR Trends For 2017

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Like nearly any other marketing or strategic discipline, public relations has changed in recent years.

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What You Need to Know About LinkedIn’s New Changes

Cision

LinkedIn recently announced significant changes to its desktop and its search functions.

How Fake News Affects PR

The Proactive Report

Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue.

Companies must prepare for the possibility of a Trump Crisis

Holtz Communication + Technology

Companies face all kinds of crises but it has been a while since brands have had to add a new category to the list.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

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How To Create Great Content With Your Data

Cision

One of the challenges facing content creators is how to create consistent, meaningful content. All of us experience spammy weekly (or daily) emails of irrelevant content, and perhaps wonder if some of our content is received so unfavorably.

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Three Public Relations Mega-Trends in 2017

Shift Communications

What does the public relations industry have to look forward to in 2017? What’s in stock for us as practitioners, as agencies, as companies seeking to build awareness, reputation, and trust?

What does it take to get employees to keep coming back to your communication app?

Holtz Communication + Technology

A lot of employee advocacy programs rely on apps that deliver content for employees to share. It’s a reasonable premise: These apps make it easy for employee ambassadors to find and share content they think their online communities will find interesting. There’s a problem with this premise, however.

Seven Ways to Launch a Product Without a News Release

Spin Sucks

You're ready to launch a product and now all you need is a news release. Right? Hold up, there! Gini Dietrich outlines the seven far better ways to launch a new product. The post Seven Ways to Launch a Product Without a News Release appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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.

2017 PR Measurement Predictions & PR Wish List From Boston Marketing Pros

SeeDepth

By Seedepth. PR measurement has long been an outcast in marketing dashboards.

How To Gain The Benefit Of The Doubt In A Crisis

Melissa Agnes

When crisis strikes, you have mere moments to begin to gain (a semblance of) control over the narrative of the story. But what if, in those mere moments, your key stakeholders gave you the advantage of having the benefit of the doubt?

Using the PESO Model to Drive an Effective PR Content Strategy

Cision

While we typically like to plan for the following year in the fourth quarter, how many of you actually got it done? Did you, like me, spend the holidays thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in 2017?

Public Relations And The Big Lie

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As journalists grapple with “ alternative facts ” and the Trump administration’s war on the media, some professional public relations people are putting ourselves in the shoes of those who act as spokespersons for the new president. And those shoes are pretty uncomfortable.

How to Identify the Influencers You Need to Engage

You need to understand who your community is and what makes them tick. You need to identify your “tribe” -- those who are immersed in your subject and have a following.

FIR Podcast #71: The Historic Decline in Trust

Holtz Communication + Technology

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network. Steve Crescenzo, Steve Lubetkin, and Jen McClure joined host Shel Holtz to discuss a range of topics with an overarching connecting theme: trust and its decline. This week’s stories include….

Extend Media Relations Efforts With Engaging, Shareable Content

Spin Sucks

Your news release is just the first step in a tactic-rich PESO model. To extend your media relations efforts, use engaging, shareable content. Gini Dietrich has more on what that looks like and how to do it.

Media Monitoring is Not PR Measurement, And PR is More Than Media

SeeDepth

By Seedepth. There’s a lot of confusion in the market about PR analytics and measurement vs. media monitoring. There are also a lot of companies claiming to do PR analytics, yet focus on only one component of PR: media relations or media monitoring.

3 PR Moves to Make in 2017

Beyond PR

You don’t have to look far to see the added benefits of Public Relations. PR includes the creation and distribution of information, primarily in the form of stories, published or broadcast by mass media such as newspapers, magazines, television, blogs, podcast and radio.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

Insights from expert marketing and communications pros who are doing it today.

Lessons from a Leader: Prioritizing the Vital Few

Cision

Cision CEO Kevin Akeroyd was recently interviewed in Chicago by Bizcast HQ , which highlights innovative businesses wth a unique story to tell.

3 “Shuns” Social PR Superheroes Can’t Afford to Shun in 2017

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Shonali Burke, Social PR Strategist, Teacher and Trainer. As you read this, I’m about three-quarters of the way through my month-long working tour of India.

Employee engagement is built on trust, which is more important now than ever

Holtz Communication + Technology

Employee engagement—that state when employees are motivated and able to give their best every day, committed to their employer’s goals and values—is woefully misunderstood.

How to Use a Bullet Journal for Business

Spin Sucks

There are lots of uses for a bullet journal in our personal lives, but what about for business? Gini Dietrich has some examples and shows you how to use it. The post How to Use a Bullet Journal for Business appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Revenue Generating News Releases: How to Optimize Strategy and Improve ROI

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

Brands Speak Out As Controversy Rages: Is It Good PR?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A couple of weeks ago, I was called by two journalists wanting public relations insights on companies hit with blowback for public comments about our new president.

Journalists Aren’t Reading Your Pitches; What You Can Do About It

PRSay

My email inbox is a testament to the fact that many PR professionals are equating busy-ness (a.k.a. the number of pitches they send out) with working hard at their jobs. If only it were that simple! Here’s the thing—most of the pitches I receive for Spin Sucks are ice cold.

Taking Your Brand From a ‘Want’ to a ‘Need’ in 3 Steps

Cision

Advertisers today love to one-up each other with wild, exciting content that goes to any length to attract consumer attention. But will this contest of craziness really turn once-in-a-while customers into die-hard fans? Probably not.

Millennial Communication Professionals in the Workplace

IPR

Millennial communication professionals and their managers hold sharply different perceptions about millennials’ workplace factors, values and attributes. By: Juan Meng, Ph.D., University of Georgia & Bruce K. Berger, Ph.D., University of Alabama.

#PRStudChat Discusses the Secret Nuances of Media Relations in 2017

PR Expanded

We’re kicking off #PRStudChat in 2017, and you won’t want to miss a Twitter chat focused on the nuances of media relations and lessons learned from the field. On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 8:30 p.m.

New Influencer Marketing Research Has Four Key Findings

Spin Sucks

Is your influencer marketing working? When executed properly, yes. But that is not always as easy as it sounds. To investigate the practice and help marketers succeed, Traackr and TopRank Marketing conducted a global study. Here is what they found.

True engagement is slowly dying on the internet

Communications Conversations

Take a peek at any corporate social media program and you will likely see “engagement” listed as a KPI in some way, shape or form. Yet, the way the social web is going, that might be a foolish proposition. Look no further than Twitter for just one example.

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Truth! 11 Rituals for the Best Social PR Year Ever

Social PR Chat

It’s hard to imagine slowing down when the digital world is moving faster than the speed of light. We are bombarded with approximately 126 emails a day , spend about 35 percent of time in meetings, or Skype calls and live in an era where practically everything is in real-time.

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Prove Press Release Success With These 3 Key Factors

Cision

Press releases have been a primary tool in PR professionals’ arsenal for years. But most still don’t know how much their press releases are worth. With the right strategy, you can measure your press releases’ success more effectively and prove how valuable they are to your business.