February, 2019

How To Get A Fast Start On Your PR Program

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For PR agencies, winning new business is an imperative for growth, but it’s o nly half the battle. For those of us who work with entrepreneurial businesses, or really any result-oriented company, the next pressure point is a strong start.

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How to Use Content Marketing for PR and Social Media Success

B2B PR Sense

The value of content marketing for PR and social media has become a slam dunk when it comes to digital marketing. And as new networks and platforms emerge, it becomes even more essential.

When Traditional Media is Inspired by Social Media

Business Wire

Over the past few years, readers have moved to the habit of “news snacking,” a tendency that some said would not last, but which is , in fact , sticking and even influencing the way we read and write.

Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Place in Public Relations?

Ronn Torossian

The term “artificial intelligence” may call to mind more imagery of robots than useful algorithms. Like it or not, artificial intelligence, or AI, has become an integral part of today’s society.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Modern Communicators Need to FEEL + THINK Before They Communicate

PR Expanded

Modern Communicators need to FEEL and THINK before they communicate. Although PR professionals are taught to THINK, which is Timing, Heart, Independence, New Navigation and Knowledge about an audience, the FEEL model is the first step.

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8 Media Interview Mistakes To Avoid

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In the PR agency world , after weeks of fine-tuning messaging, crafting stories and pitching reporters, there’s no better feeling than landing a top media interview for a client. It signals that the overall public relations strategy is on the right track.

Startup PR Myths Debunked

Flack's Revenge

It has been almost a year since I blogged about common startup PR myths. That post drew from NY Tech Meetup mail list discussions and cited arguments for and against PR. Since then, I’ve run across a few more myths. So I thought I’d update that post.

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CES 2019: Guide for First-Time Attendees

Business Wire

With over 180,000 attendees pitching, networking, and showcasing from around the globe converging at CES, it can seem overwhelming. 4,500 exhibitors and 2.9 million square feet of exhibits at the four-day show made up half of the trip’s equation – the other half was strategizing how to cover it.

4 Modern PR Skills Worth Mastering

Ronn Torossian

Public relations is changing, for the better, in many interesting ways. Using today’s technology, we have better ways to plan campaigns and measure the results. We also have more channels to connect with customers.

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.

Take the “FEEL” Test First, Before You Communicate

PR Expanded

Here’s a simple test for you to take, and it all comes down to a series of questions about how you FEEL before you communicate. When you FEEL this means you’re able to Face Fears , communicate with Empathy , use Ethics and good judgment and discover how much you Love your mission.

What the Cision-Trendkite Merger Means for the Communications Industry

Onclusive

Last week, Cision announced that it was acquiring media monitoring company Trendkite. As the CEO of a leading communications technology company, I have been asked by many of our customers what this means for the industry. Generally, it is exciting to see continued investment in tools for the PR industry. We have already witnessed a steady increase in the marketing teams’ budgets for technology, automation and measurement over the past fifteen years.

Eight Best PR Practices For Startups

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Since before Mark Cuban famously warned tech startups against bringing on a PR agency , there’s been an ongoing debate about public relations for early-stage businesses, and lots of advice for how to build the kind of earned media visibility that rivals well known brands like Uber or Casper.

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PR Metrics: How to Prove the Real Value of PR

B2B PR Sense

PR faces a conundrum. We have loads of examples where a solid PR strategy has contributed to a brand's growth and visibility. But PR teams still struggle to prove the value of PR to their C-suite executives.

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12 recent AP style changes

PR Daily

Abiding by journalists’ preferred writing rulebook is a huge first step toward getting your pitch read. Heed these fresh updates. Keeping pace with AP Stylebook guidance is a tremendous way to catch a journalist’s eye.

Small Business PR Campaign Pre-Launch Checklist

Ronn Torossian

Small business PR is not “simple” or “easy” just because you’re marketing a small business. In many ways, developing a brand presence and media connections for a small business is more complex and riskier than working a similar campaign for a big business.

Join #PRStudChat on Thursday, February 21st for a Discussion on PR for Issues & Advocacy

PR Expanded

In PR, we’re all in the advocacy business — but most of us are advocating on behalf of a client’s product or service. What’s it like to advocate for ideas — often controversial ideas — day in and day out?

What recent media layoffs mean for the future of public relations

Agility PR Solutions

More than 1,000 journalists lost their jobs recently as Verizon Media, BuzzFeed and Gannett announced deep cuts to their newsrooms. HuffPost’s entire Opinion section. The national desk at BuzzFeed. Dozens of local journalists at Gannett newspapers across the country.

PR Lessons From The Bubble

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The 90s tech boom is back – in a way. Last month I was at a fascinating discussion about that infamous period and its parallels to the cryptocurrency bubble of late.

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How to Research Industry Trends Hassle-Free

Shift Communications

While most of us communication pros are ringing in the new year with hefty planning, how seriously are we taking our research? What time and resources are we committing to understanding overall cultural trends and our industry’s current relevant news?

A journalist dissects a lousy pitch and a good one

PR Daily

Culled from a recent PR Daily webinar, this analysis can help PR pros avoid the lethal missteps that send story offerings straight to the trash bin. Land that coveted coverage with this advice. This article originally appeared on PR Daily in March of 2018.

Proven PR Strategies Worth Implementing

Ronn Torossian

The hit TV series Mad Men glamorized the golden age of advertising, but the sales and marketing superstars of that generation had nowhere near the tools, research, and other resources modern marketers and PR professionals have at their disposal.

Comms School set to tackle practical communication skills to get ahead in your career

Stephen Waddington

Marcel Klebba and I are creating a virtual school to share our expertise in communications. We hope you’ll join us. There’s a gap between what students are taught at college or university and what you need to know to get ahead at work.

Mind the gap—how PR can move more women into leadership positions

Agility PR Solutions

It’s well documented that men hold the vast majority of CEO positions in the top PR agencies, with some estimates topping nearly 80 percent. In an industry that is predominantly women, this makes the gap between men and women especially pronounced.

5 Tips for Maintaining Media Relationships Under Pressure

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The relationship between PR professionals and media is often seen as a necessary evil , especially by media. In my sector of tech PR , reporters rely on us to connect them with brands and keep them in the know about upcoming news.

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5 Lessons PR Pros Can Learn from Game of Thrones

Shift Communications

It’s time to face the music: Winter is not coming, winter is here (we are based in Boston, after all!). However, spring – and with it the premiere of Game of Throne’s last season– is just around the corner. Based on the best-selling novels by George R.

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4 often-overlooked platforms for social media marketing

PR Daily

The most-popular sites are great, but less-used venues—Quora, Pinterest, Reddit and Nextdoor—offer terrific opportunities for community engagement. The social media marketing world does not end after Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Bet on It: How PR Can Help Sports Betting Companies Find Acceptance

Ronn Torossian

Last year, the Supreme Court finally lifted a ban on sports betting- and you can bet money on this decision having made a lot of firms very, very happy.

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Dispelling 6 Myths PR Sometimes has about Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Some time ago I pitched a reporter, who was looking for sources, on social media for a client. The pitch was about a study they had done. The reporter responded she hadn’t seen the study yet and would review it. She did review it and ended up writing about it too.

How the Fyre Festival ignited debate about influencer accountability

Agility PR Solutions

Netflix and Hulu recently released documentary bringing to light the events and people surrounding the disastrous Fyre Festival in 2017.

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How To Pull Together A PR Event – Fast

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In PR , we often create client events to generate brand visibility. It’s normally not very difficult. But, in January, we were asked to pull together a media event – in this case, a reception and panel discussion – for one client in less than two weeks.

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Creative Uses for Google Analytics in Public Relations

Shift Communications

Analytics should be an important component of the work we do as public relations professionals, but how can we leverage analytics tools to serve our needs?

Infographic: What can help your content sizzle this year?

PR Daily

Be transparent and authentic in your messaging, partner with complementary companies and don’t ditch long-form writing. This guide shares more content marketing trends for 2019. It’s past time take stock of your content marketing efforts.