January, 2019

How dark social is changing everything we know about social marketing

Agility PR Solutions

Dark social is changing everything we know about social media marketing. Are you ready to join the dark side? In the early 2010s, social media sharing became the most powerful content distribution tool for marketers everywhere. As people were sharing more and more content on their Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram accounts, we found ways […]. The post How dark social is changing everything we know about social marketing appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Why AI won’t Replace PR

Flack's Revenge

I was watching 60 Minutes this weekend, which ran a segment about AI that highlighted China’s growing clout in the tech (Silicon Valley, hope you were watching; you should be scared, very scared). They interviewed Kai-Fu Lee, the so-called Oracle of AI who boasts a Ph.D., Apple, Microsoft, and Google stints, and runs a Chinese VC firm that’s minted a number of AI unicorns. He painted an awe-inspiring picture of the state and direction of AI.

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3 essentials for building a new influencer strategy

PR Daily

Social media celebrities and their agents might promise big returns on their services, but how much of a boost should you expect? Consider these insights. Social media influencer marketing has become an increasingly popular tactic, with influencer campaigns on Instagram increasing nearly 200 percent last year. If your organization is new to the world of influencer marketing , you might be wondering what kind of results you can expect, especially if you work for a B2C company.

The Future of Media: Key Trends for 2019 and Beyond

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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Do You Have a Pre-Crisis Checklist?

Ronn Torossian

Crisis communications is a key aspect to public relations. Crises will come, and, usually, they will come unexpectedly. But that doesn’t mean you should not be prepared. In fact, if you want to achieve the optimal resolution to any PR crisis, you need to have a plan in place before the crisis erupts. But what […]. The post Do You Have a Pre-Crisis Checklist? appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Business Crisis PR

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How To Develop A Winning PR Strategy

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

What differentiates a powerful public relations program from one that’s just okay? The key is usually a winning strategy. “Strategy” is a word that’s thrown around a lot by PR and marketing professionals, and its meaning is often diluted. In our business, it means the blueprint or roadmap for how we’ll achieve PR or communications goals. Many confuse it with tactics, but those refer to the concrete activities or actions we take as we follow the strategy.

8 Content Marketing Trends That Will Fire Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Has your content marketing strategy been on the decline, figuratively dwindling to embers? If so, we can help. We've collected content marketing trends designed to blow new life into your strategy and rekindle it into the roaring blaze it once was. We've gathered these trends from across the industry.

The 10 Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2019


PR and content marketing are rapidly evolving with new access to data and insights, new methods of measurement and more channels to reach your audience than ever. Staying on top of the latest trends, technologies and strategies is paramount. Attending conferences can not only be an effective way to sharpen your skills, but can provide you with lots of networking with other PR and marketing pros navigating our evolving industry.

Before You Measure, Set Measurable Goals

Business Wire

It’s New Year’s resolution time, and that means people setting ambitious goals to change their behavior only to wonder, a month or so later, why nothing changed. We’re still within that one-month make or break period, and some advice I’ve seen about setting resolutions applies to your PR goals as well. measurement & analytics public relations

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.

Netflix PR Disaster

Ronn Torossian

It hasn’t been a great week for Netflix. Hot on the heels of a vehicular accident directly related to an online meme commemorative of Netflix’s lukewarm new release Bird Box, one which had the streaming giant’s PR team tweeting: “Can’t believe I have to say this, but: [don’t] end up in the hospital due to […]. The post Netflix PR Disaster appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Business Crisis PR News

On January 17th, the #PRStudChat Community Discusses How to Get Strategic With Owned Media

PR Expanded

Owned media is less about controlling your content and more about creating what your customers need and prefer from you. It’s the “O” in the PESO model and it’s an important part of a brand’s communications plan. For years, PR professionals were mostly focused on earned media for the credible third-party endorsement. Today, our world of communications includes so much more.

5 Tips To Build Stronger Media Relationships In 2019

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In tech PR , the story is the cornerstone of every good pitch. It all starts and stops there. Tech reporters, like most journalists, get hundreds of pitches each day. Most are ignored, even when they’re well-written. They’re like banner ads — the sheer volume makes tune-out inevitable. So, let’s face it — media relationships matter. Building authentic rapport with a tech journalist helps a brand stand out amid a barrage of emails, DMs and phone calls.

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How to Social in 2019: Experts Share their Views

Flack's Revenge

Last month I interviewed top PR and social media experts about the challenges facing online marketing. The following recap includes some of the juiciest quotes from Neal Schaffer , Frank Strong , Drew Neisser , and Deb Weinstein. I also share my views (not necessarily the agency’s ) and pose additional questions. Finally, I include links to other stories I’ve seen on the topic. Please continue the conversation and chime with thoughts, comments, and questions.

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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.

Five Key Takeaways from the 2018 Growth PR Conference


Marketing and Communications are converging as PR has evolved radically over the last decade. Data science and digital media are transforming the way companies tell stories and how they measure success. To help forward-looking PR and marketing professionals navigate all of this change, AirPR, the data science and technology company that invented PR Attribution and Power of Voice , hosted the 2018 Growth PR Conference.

Social media dos and don’ts for 2019

PR Daily

Whether you are looking to expand your social media efforts or just keep up with the competition, there are some rules you must follow. How can you better ensure your social media efforts will help you accomplish your brand’s objectives in 2019? Observe these dos and don’ts. The dos: 1. Think before you post. What you post on your personal social media accounts can affect how people view your company.

Winning Strategies for Social Media PR

Ronn Torossian

Those who have been in the public relations business for a while can tell you: social media is a moving target. Different platforms appeal to different demographics and diverse generations, and this can change as new platforms become available. On top of that, each platform wants to stay fresh, relevant, and profitable, so they each […]. The post Winning Strategies for Social Media PR appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Ronn Torossian

The British army’s campaign to attract ‘snowflake millennials’ is genius

Mark My Words

The British Army’s has caused quite the stir. Although this time it’s across Facebook, not the Faroes. As part of the “This is belonging” campaign, the army has released posters illustrated in the style of World War One recruitment ads featuring Lord Kitchener. The posters use derogatory phrases such as “Snowflakes”, “Me me me millennials” and “Phone zombies” to highlight the qualities needed by the Army.

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Gillette Gets Woke: A PR Take

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For PR people, the Gillette ad that roiled social media and birthed a thousand thought pieces raises an old question – is there such a thing as bad publicity? Normally when a company manages to generate international attention and earn millions of views for a brand message, it’s a win. Certainly the controversy has been a huge boost for the ad before its official launch on Super Bowl Sunday. According to Sentieo, Gillette mentions exploded to 900,000 on Tuesday.

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4 ways PR generates great brand exposure

Agility PR Solutions

Public relations is about maintaining your public image so that you’re portrayed in the right light. Many businesses even have a dedicated team that works around the clock to make sure the right content is published. In addition to this, at times they also do damage control when the company gets bad press. Nevertheless, PR […]. The post 4 ways PR generates great brand exposure appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Public Relations branding

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The news industry in 2019 and how it affects Public Relations

The Resolution Blog

The shift in news consumption in recent years has seen the publishing world adapt and change hugely. Journalists with new job titles and responsibilities, new team structures and story reach targets have all made it a challenging time for PR teams to navigate publishers. I wanted to hear more so stopped by SWNS Media Group in New York to meet editor-at-large Jim Rich.

10 books every leader should read in 2019

PR Daily

Looking for inspiration to inform your messaging and tactics? Here are some books that everyone in a leadership role should peruse. President Harry S. Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”. Reading can help you build your expertise, give you an escape from your current situation, and offer wisdom from other people’s experiences.

Why NOT to change your branding

Ronn Torossian

It’s a new year and many people might be considering shaking things up with new branding. Clients usually come to PR firms, especially around this time of year, for help creating a new logo and developing a new brand identity. While it might seem new and exciting, there are times when changing your branding might […]. The post Why NOT to change your branding appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR PR Agency Public Relations

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PR Tactics: How to Crush It with Voice Search

B2B PR Sense

Hey Siri.OK Google.Hey Alexa. All phrases that dominate today's digital landscape -- and are poised to affect your PR tactics. Consider that 40% of all adults use voice search at least once per day -- and this number is expected to rise. By 2020, experts predict that 50% of all online search will be done with voice search. Bottom line? This trend will rule 2019, so it would be smart to incorporate it into your strategy. In this post, we'll look into. What is voice search?

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What The PR Agency Isn’t Telling You

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any good public relations agency should want to have an open conversation about what clients can expect for their investment. And most do. They’re hoping for a productive meeting and a solid start to what they hope will be a long and successful partnership. But even the best agencies don’t always spill the tea at the very first meeting. Here are some things to keep in mind for companies looking to bring on an outside PR agency for the first time.

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Are press releases still relevant—or are they obsolete relics?

Agility PR Solutions

Press release addiction is a serious epidemic. PR pros recommend them because they’re a staple of our industry, marketing departments long for them and executives demand them. However, with upwards of 30 million companies in the US alone, there’s a staggering number of press releases being issued each day, considering there’s only about 50,000 journalists […]. The post Are press releases still relevant—or are they obsolete relics? appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

A Simple Guide to Web Traffic Terms for the PR World

The Resolution Blog

Getting to grips with weird and wonderful analytics’ terms can be a headache for even the most experienced PR person. There’s users and visitors, visits and views, all of which come together to form an idea of how popular an article or website is. But how do you know what term refers to what metric? And how do you even begin to determine what’s important and what can be taken with a pinch of salt?

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3 hot marketing trends for 2019

PR Daily

Brand managers can win big by taking a stand on important social issues, collaborating on content and providing outstanding brand experiences. The holidays have barely ended, and marketers are already brainstorming messages, campaigns and content that can help them stand out. Making a splash in a crowded media landscape of branded content—not to mention increasing customer loyalty and boosting your organization’s bottom line—is a tall order.

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Five Essential skills for a modern PR professional

Ronn Torossian

Technology is constantly shifting and the PR landscape is forever evolving. Despite the new tactics and changes in the communication landscape, there are some skills that will always remain essential for PR professionals. To be successful in PR, you need a dynamic set of skills including but not limited to research, writing, people skills, and […]. The post Five Essential skills for a modern PR professional appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

Top Marketing Trends for 2019

Critical Mention

In a world ruled by technology, simply being aware of marketing trends is not enough. Understanding their intricacies and how to use them in your 2019 marketing plan is critical to your success this year. We’ve outlined the top marketing trends of 2019 and how to use them to stay ahead of your competition! Marketing’s funnel is changing. The current marketing funnel is made up of mass email and social media blasts, accepting anyone and everyone that comes through.

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10 Reasons Your PR Might Be Failing

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The success or failure of a PR program can hinge on a variety of factors, most of which are within our control. Still, when you’re too close to the work, it’s difficult to determine what gears might be hampering a machine’s performance. Here are 10 possible reasons for PR outcomes that miss the mark. There’s no buy-in at the top . If a company’s leadership isn’t willing to commit to a PR program, it may be challenged from the start.

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Nearly 40% of B2B tech brands will boost marketing budgets in 2019

Agility PR Solutions

New research from IT industry marketplace Spiceworks suggests that a renewed priority on marketing is driving budget increases and enabling organizations to experiment with new marketing trends and technologies this year. The firm recently announced its 2019 State of IT Marketing report examining marketing spend, trends, and challenges in B2B technology companies across North America […].

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