July, 2019

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How To Manage Expectations For A PR Campaign

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Eighty-five percent of agencies say they do a good job of setting client expectations during the sales process, yet 77% say they have difficulty during the relationship. Where does the disparity come from, and how can agencies correct it? The stat above is from a survey of ad agencies, but mismanaged expectations can happen in public relations , digital marketing, or other creative services.

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What ‘The Lion King’ Can Teach PR Pros About Making Old Content Roar Again

PRSay

You know what they say: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. On July 19, Disney’s classic “ The Lion King ” hits theatres again for its 25th anniversary — this time in live-action. Featuring stars like Beyonce, John Oliver and Donald Glover, the movie is predicted to be one of the summer’s biggest movies. This is a clever move on Disney’s part.

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7 ways influencers have changed marketing strategies

Agility PR Solutions

Did you know that 92 percent of Gen Z trust influencers more than celebrities? Influencer marketing has changed the way that brands market to customers. There have also been changes in how brands, influencers, and platforms approach this method. Influencer marketing is popular and there are several areas to address as these changes emerge. Influencer […].

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#Leaders Listen Up: #Millennials Share what Gets their Attention on Social Media

Deirdre Breakenridge

Social media continues to capture time and attention. Here are some of the stats revealing how much people participate in social media; where they spend their time; what they like to do and how often. There are approximately 6,000 tweets shared every second on Twitter. If you were to break the numbers down, there would be about 350,000 tweets sent per minute and approximately 500 million tweets per day.

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Peter H. Paulsen’s Inspiring Tale Continues to Resonate in 2024

Two years after its initial release, Peter H. Paulsen’s book, From Brick and Mortar to Prosperity, continues to inspire readers around the globe.

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The Impact of AI, Automation, and Technology on News Gathering

Business Wire

The use of artificial intelligence in the news industry is growing at an increasing pace. To better understand the implications of “robots reporting the news,” Business Wire convened an incredible panel of media experts at our New York newsroom to discuss how to responsibly and effectively apply this advanced technology to news reporting. Moderated by Kelly Wallace , Managing Director at TrailRunner International, the panel session on machine-assisted journalism featured Francesco Marconi , R&am

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A Salute To Independent PR Firms

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As the national holiday approaches, it’s a fitting time to consider what independence means in the world of PR agencies. For years, advertising and PR firms have touted their “independent” status. But what does that really signify? One thing might be faster growth. In our industry independent agencies have grown at a brisk clip when compared to publicly-held PR firms for the past few years, although the larger agencies experienced a nice rally in 2019.

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Media Relations on the Us Market: Similarities and Differences With Europe

Prowly

Communications managers of European companies will often struggle with media relations in the United States. The post Media Relations on the Us Market: Similarities and Differences With Europe appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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Just DON’T It: Brands Fight Culture Wars at their Peril

Flack's Revenge

Should brands get involved in culture wars? E.g. some thought that Nike was very shrewd in hiring Colin Kaepernick as a brand ambassador. He’s polarizing, but the bold move seemed to sync with their brand. For the uninitiated, Kaepernick is the football player who got lots of kudos and crap for sitting during the national anthem at games and inspiring others to do the same.

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FEEL First Research: Millennials Don’t Like Leaders Who …

Deirdre Breakenridge

My FEEL First research journey continues. I’m speaking with Millennials every week to learn what they expect from leaders, including their interactions with business executives from their companies or the brands that interest them to government officials online and at different communications touch points. The communication model I’m building is based on these informal one-on-one interviews, social media searches using the Talkwalker Quick Search platform, as well as 30 years in communicat

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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How much influence is left on Insta?

The Resolution Blog

‘Instagram influencer’ is no longer just a marketing term. Parents fear them, young people want to be them and the press seem to loathe them. But with so much attention how much influence do they still hold? In this episode I get two opinions. Scott Guthrie, an influencer marketing consultant share his views on the […]. The post How much influence is left on Insta?

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Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana

Ronn Torossian

One of the most difficult tasks for public relations is the reversal of the historically negative stigma. Changing perceptions of the marijuana industry is one such task; with an expanding legalization campaign across the country, however, it is a task that no PR pros should be looking to avoid. Indeed, just six years after the […]. The post Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana appeared first on.

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Why Good PR Matters More Than Ever

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The past five years or so have seen drastic changes in the media and cultural landscape that impact PR and marketing. Challenges for PR practitioners include a faster-than-ever news cycle and what seems like constant political and cultural controversy. Combine that with an erosion of faith in government and private institutions, and it can make for a difficult environment.

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What Digital PR Strategies Are Still up to Date

Prowly

The key to PR is to focus on the relationships with your clients, powerful influencers, and even journalists. If you take the time to learn about their needs and concerns, your brand will gain loyal supporters. I consider it a win-win! The post What Digital PR Strategies Are Still up to Date appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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Adapting to the Future: The Evolving Role of Crisis Management Firms in a Rapidly Changing World

As the Internet continues to grow and change, the role of Online Crisis Management firms is evolving. This article explores how these firms are adapting to the new topography of Online Crisis Management. Through interviews with industry experts and case studies, we uncover the key strategies and tactics that are driving success in this dynamic field.

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With authenticity under attack, new research explores PR’s toughest challenges

Agility PR Solutions

As fake news and other disinformation regularly infiltrates news sources, and with reputational crises potentially around every (social) corner, building and maintaining trust is the most crucial issue now facing the public relations profession, according to a new study from The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations that examines the state of PR in […].

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2020: The Year of the Reputation

Reputation Us

Hey executives! It’s July 2019. Next year is less than six months away. Your organization is already planning for the year ahead and putting together a 2020 vision (yes, pun intended). QUESTIONS : Is corporate reputation a focus for your organization in 2020? Is what employees, customers, prospective customers, media and social influencers say about you important?

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Caution Ahead: How a Good PR Pro Helps You Avoid Trouble

Garrett Public Relations

The benefits of having an experienced PR pro on board – be they a team member or a hired hand like a consultant – are clear. We help brands build, maintain and promote their reputations by sharing news and information via a variety of channels. But, beyond the initiatives that skilled public relations practitioners generally […]. The post Caution Ahead: How a Good PR Pro Helps You Avoid Trouble appeared first on PR Consultant Garrett Public Relations Columbus/Worthington OH.

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Attracting New Clients as a Freelance Marketing Professional

Ronn Torossian

Marie recently stepped away from her position at a digital marketing agency in favor of striking out on her own and taking on her own clients. Marie loves working independently, and she’s been slowly putting money away to get her through the initial bumpy period of leaving a full-time job. She’s excited to be out […]. The post Attracting New Clients as a Freelance Marketing Professional appeared first on.

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Communicating During a Crisis & Navigating the Chaos

Speaker: Shawna Bruce, Director of M.D. Bruce & Associates Ltd.

Are you ready to face the unexpected? When the stakes are high and the pressure is on, there's no time to waste - you must be prepared to communicate clearly and confidently. In today's unpredictable world, mastering the art of crisis communication is a must-have skill for any public relations professional. Whether you're facing a weather disaster, a cyber attack, or a PR nightmare, knowing how to craft a clear and compelling message can mean the difference between chaos and calm, confusion and

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PR Tips For Cybersecurity Companies

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It’s not just the U.S. government that’s feeling the brunt (and the public relations cost) of digital warfare. Cyber attacks are on the rise across the globe. There’s never been a greater demand for security services than today – and those services have to market themselves in a digital world. From major corporations, to airlines and hospitals, data protection is paramount.

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4 Slick Design Tools to Manage Your Small Business’s Social Media

Prowly

Content creation doesn’t have to be tricky or expensive. Here are four excellent design tools to kickstart your social media without breaking the bank. The post 4 Slick Design Tools to Manage Your Small Business’s Social Media appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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New Edelman report finds only 1/3 of consumers trust most of the brands they buy

Agility PR Solutions

Only a third of consumers (34 percent) trust most of the brands they buy or use, reveals a new Trust Barometer Special Report from comms giant Edelman. The study, In Brands We Trust?, prepared for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, reveals that brand trust (81 percent) is a deal breaker or a deciding […]. The post New Edelman report finds only 1/3 of consumers trust most of the brands they buy appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Why do social media marketers continue to invest in organic reach?

Communications Conversations

Organic reach. Aren’t we all tired of talking about this yet? I know I sure am. But, it continues to be a topic of discussion–mostly because not every brand has the budget of Walmart and can continue to sink hundreds of thousands of dollars each year into social media advertising. But, I still can’t help but get a bit twitchy when I see studies like the one recently offered by Social Media Examiner.

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Discover the Actionable Habits of the World’s Best Strategic Communicators

Communication professionals can sometimes face difficult questions from internal stakeholders about the impact of their PR marketing initiatives. We know that nearly half of these professional say they need help with turning their PR data into actionable insights; and at least 20% don’t think they can measure their campaigns at all—but what if we told you all these obstacles can be easily combatted if you implement a few key habits.

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The Plane Truth About Following Up on Pitches

PRSay

I travel a lot for my job and have a lot of travel stories that teach me life lessons. Let me share an experience that a few of you can relate to and what it taught me. I boarded my connecting flight, eased into my aisle seat in row 25 and unzipped my bag to pull out my laptop. But it wasn’t there! You know the feeling when a sudden crisis hits. Your brain goes into rapid-fire.

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Get Famous Friday: Engaged Social Media

PR for Anyone

Hey everybody. It’s Christina Daves with this week’s Get Famous Friday PR Tip. This week I want to talk about why it’s so important to have a good, strong, engaged social media following. You do not have to be on every platform.

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Five tips for social media crisis management

Stuart Bruce

The reality is that what many people think is a social media crisis isn’t actually a crisis at all. The long-term impact on the brand’s … The post Five tips for social media crisis management appeared first on Stuart Bruce.

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Top Canadian Media Contacts You Want to Be in Touch With (Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa)

Prowly

Which news sites and individual reporters have the greatest impact on the national discussion concerning the upcoming changes in the country, culture, and with whom it is worth talking about what is happening in these regions. I've decided to make this task easier for you. The post Top Canadian Media Contacts You Want to Be in Touch With (Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa) appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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7 Ways to Deliver Groundbreaking Thought Leadership

Delivering Successful Thought Leadership Programs. In an increasingly crowded marketplace, a successful thought leadership program is a powerful tool to increase the profile of your brand. By developing compelling content that is authentic to your brand and offers something unique, you can become a trusted source and the ‘go-to’ expert in your field.

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Ready, set, crisis! Getting everyone on the team ready

Agility PR Solutions

Everyone is talking about risk management and how the lack of being prepared can adversely negate the best marketing efforts if the right plans are not in place—but besides the plan, the right people are also important. When considering situations that could shut a company down, the crises imagined would be major ones. In such […]. The post Ready, set, crisis!

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How I’m organizing my first class on strategic communications at the University of St. Thomas

Communications Conversations

This fall I’ll assume a role I’ve been working toward for the last 20+ years. The role of professor. I’ll be teaching my first class as an adjunct professor at the University of St Thomas starting on Sept. 3. The class? Strategic communications. It’s a capstone class of sorts, previously taught by the outstanding Bruce Moorehouse, who recently retired from full-time teaching.

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Female agency leaders are breaking through the glass ceiling

Steve Barrett on PR

The world's second-largest PR firm is following an increasing trend in appointing a woman to its most senior executive position - ethnic diversity must now be a priority.

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