February, 2023

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The Power of Emerging AI Technology in PR- and How to Use It

Remote PR Jobs

The potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the public relations industry has become a hot topic as brands look to leverage their existing technology investments with this emerging tool. It seems like every day, we hear about how AI is ‘revolutionizing’ various industries—and it can be intimidating. The two AI copywriting platforms that everyone seems to be talking about lately are ChaptGPT and JasperAI.

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6 PR Pitching Pitfalls And How To Avoid Them

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR people make mistakes every day, especially when it comes to pitching stories to the media. But in our line of work, we can risk public humiliation for even a trivial error if a cranky reporter decides to post about a bad pitch. Given the stakes, a small screw-up can be a disaster. That’s why understanding certain nuances of the media outreach process can mean the difference between a fixable flub and a misstep that compromises the entire pitch or even the team.

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Creating a Headline That Counts: 3 Tips to Get Started | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Often when writing a news release, the majority of the effort goes into the information in the body of the release. While creating text or multimedia that informs and interests the reader is important, headlines also deserve serious thought.

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When Brand Collabs Work and Why

Ronn Torossian

Brand collaborations can be a powerful marketing tool when executed correctly. Recently, Nike and Tiffany & Co unveiled that the brands would be releasing their first collaboration in March. The initial announcement was for a sneaker collaboration, but a subsequent update showed more products. Aside from the Air Force 1 Tiffany branded sneaker, consumers can […] The post When Brand Collabs Work and Why appeared first on.

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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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How PR Brings Value To The C-Suite

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The value of a strategic PR program isn’t always obvious to an organization’s leadership. But the impact of public relations is most relevant to those in that C-suite – or at least, it should be. A C-level role offers plenty of opportunity as well as distinct challenges for decision-makers, especially in an uncertain economic climate. For most, it’s a huge personal and professional achievement that marks a heady time.

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5 PR lessons from the handling of the Chinese spy balloon and other UFOs

Agility PR Solutions

The media—both mainstream and social—have been enraptured in the past three weeks with Chinese spy balloons and various unidentified flying objects traversing U.S. air space. Our government has responded to these incursions in baffling ways, leading to harsh criticism from some corners, calls for explanations and better transparency from others, and just about all of […] The post 5 PR lessons from the handling of the Chinese spy balloon and other UFOs appeared first on Agility PR Solutions

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How to build brand reputation in an era of greenwashing backlash:?part two

Onclusive

Welcome back to this four-part blog series where we’ve been discussing how you can build brand reputation in an era of greenwashing scrutiny and backlash. In this final post, we’ll be sharing how to authentically communicate your brand’s environmental sustainability goals and initiatives with the media and all stakeholders – the final, crucial piece of the puzzle.

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The Value of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Black History Month is a special time of the year when we take time to acknowledge and celebrate the many accomplishments achieved by African Americans. We also see it as a time to reflect on the value that African Americans and other minority groups bring to the PR industry, as well as to the business world. Let’s face it: the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion is incomparable and paramount to the success of any PR firm or business.

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February is American Heart Month – Meaningful Ways For Your Brand to Get Involved 

Ronn Torossian

February is American Heart Month and a great time for companies to show their support for heart health. They can raise awareness about the importance of taking care of one’s heart and share some important American heart month facts. There are a few different ways that companies can join in on American heart health month […] The post February is American Heart Month – Meaningful Ways For Your Brand to Get Involved appeared first on.

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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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7 Ways to Ruin Your PR Relationship with a Journalist

Prowly

Have you thought of your valentine today? No, not the one at home, but the one you woo every day at work: the media! On this Valentine’s Day, we’re thinking about how media relations can be very similar to dating. You’re hungry for their attention, you want them to remember you, and you wait with […] The post 7 Ways to Ruin Your PR Relationship with a Journalist appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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7 Skills PR Teams Can’t Do Without

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The practice of public relations has probably evolved more rapidly in the past several years than ever before. The core skills we need as PR professionals have also changed. While traditionally PR work consisted of press releases, pitching, and occasional damage control, today’s PR teams must have a diverse digital skill set, including SEO strategy, social media savvy, data analysis and more.

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Confidence in data: Behind the scenes at H+K Strategies

The Resolution Blog

This episode lifts the lid on data literacy in one of there world’s most well-known agencies; H&K Strategies. I interview global head of data and analytics – Allison Spray alongside PR Agency One MD James Crawford. James and I co-wrote two chapters in a recent PRCA paper; ‘Data literacy in PR’. We looked at how […] The post Confidence in data: Behind the scenes at H+K Strategies appeared first on PR Resolution — by CoverageBook.

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10 pragmatic social media marketing trends to pay attention to in 2023

Communications Conversations

Yesterday, I gave my annual social media marketing trends presentation to a group of 100+ communicators and marketers across the country. I’m posting it here today in hopes it helps spark creativity for you and your team in 2023. See the full webinar and slide deck below. A couple things to point out as you watch the video or review the deck. First, I am NOT a trend expert.

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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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5 skills every social media manager should possess

Agility PR Solutions

Today, digital marketing has advanced significantly, and virtually every business must have an online presence to expand its reach and increase its visibility. Although some brands prefer to do this in-house, it’s also common for companies to hire professionals to manage their social media content and strategy, which allows them to reach long-term modern goals. […] The post 5 skills every social media manager should possess appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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What Did the NHL Do Right and What Did They Do Wrong With Their Diversity Job Fair?

Ronn Torossian

During the 2023 All Star Festivities held in Fort Lauderdale, the NHL announced that it would be hosting a job fair with the goal of helping job seekers from diverse backgrounds get a job in hockey. In a now-deleted post on LinkedIn, the NHL revealed they were only offering the event, titled ‘Pathway to Hockey […] The post What Did the NHL Do Right and What Did They Do Wrong With Their Diversity Job Fair?

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A Year-Round Commitment to the PRSA Code of Ethics

PRSay

In a letter to members at the start of 2023, PRSA Chair Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA, outlined her priorities for the year, including: “Amplifying our Code of Ethics to ensure that not only our members, but also our entire community at large know what professional communications should entail.” PRSA’s Phoenix Chapter helped amplify the Code of Ethics during its first event of the year , an in-person discussion of some real-life ethical situations communicators are currently facing, including

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Crenshaw Communications Adds Experienced B2B Tech PR Leadership

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Crenshaw Communications, an award-winning B2B PR firm representing leading ad tech brands, recently welcomed Patrice Gamble as PR account director and Anna Julow Roolf as chief of staff. Known as a supportive and results-driven PR leader, Patrice brings experience in consumer and B2B technology, including work with brands in the advertising, media, and marketing industries.

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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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Brand Awareness, Brand Visibility, and Trust

The Proactive Report

Brand Awareness and Visibility In the digital age building brand awareness depends to a large degree on brand visibility. If your brand is not found online, your content and messaging is not seen by the people you want to engage with. There are many avenues for visibility – search engines, news media, social media, and other digital outlets like blogs and podcasts.

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The Power of Emerging AI Technology in PR- and How to Use It

Remote PR Jobs

The potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the public relations industry has become a hot topic as brands look to leverage their existing technology investments with this emerging tool. It seems like every day, we hear about how AI is ‘revolutionizing’ various industries—and it can be intimidating. The two AI copywriting platforms that everyone seems to be talking about lately are ChaptGPT and JasperAI.

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4 ways PR content writers should be using ChatGPT and other AI tools today

Agility PR Solutions

Why marketing pros should lean into human/AI collaboration before they get left in the dust. I’d like to start this article with a promise to readers: Neither ChatGPT nor a similar AI-driven language model had any part in the creation of this content. Every word of this piece was thought of, written down, and edited by an […] The post 4 ways PR content writers should be using ChatGPT and other AI tools today appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Pitching the Media – 31 Tips to Start Today

PR for Anyone

Here you go! I’ve put together 31 tips to pitch the media! It’s a month’s worth of tips and tools to make it easy for you to just start implementing. No more excuses! Use this list to make 2023 the year you go from Established to Known™ 1. Identify your target media outlets and journalists. 2. Tailor your pitch to each outlet and journalist. 3.

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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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Ahead of the Super Bowl, Communications Lessons Inspired by Being a Coach

PRSay

I’m a strategic communications professional located in Kansas City. I’m also still riding high over the Kansas City Chiefs AFC Championship victory while gearing up for Super Bowl LVII vs. the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb.12. With a smile on my face and butterflies in my stomach, I can still replay the most fist-clenching moments of that game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 29.

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A brief guide to short-form video for brands

NewsWhip

It’s easy to get lost in the noise of social media nowadays. With a seemingly endless slew of platforms, daily content calendars filled with scheduled tweets and photos no longer cut it when it comes to brands making an impact. “For you” pages and “suggested posts” dominate most media, and in order to effectively adapt to the world of digital publishing, it’s important for brands to take advantage of short videos.

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AI Use Cases in PR Software: Executives from Solutions Providers Describe How AI is being Used

Sword and the Script

ChatGPT is getting much of the headlines recently, but PR might be surprised to learn it has been using it – and other subsets of AI – for a while now ChatGPT ignited a fire in the PR community and there are opinions all over the map. For some generative AI is a threat, while for others it’s a tool that can help them do their jobs better. While generative AI is enjoying all the limelight recently there many different varieties of AI in use in PR software already.

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Improve Your Google Ranking with Search Intent & Optimization

Contently - Strategy

Every second, more than 40,000 queries hit Google’s search engine. With that kind of search volume, how is a business supposed to get its content to rank high, let alone rank on page one? Since search is one of the most common ways for customers to find relevant answers to their problems or to find products, you must write your content with people’s search intent in mind.

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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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3 in 4 consumers believe AI can have a positive impact on their experience

Agility PR Solutions

How do consumers really feel about brands using artificial intelligence and machine learning to influence their experiences? New research from CX software firm Redpoint Global reveals that while many consumers (45 percent) lack an understanding of how these technologies are being implemented, the majority of consumers (73 percent) believe there is potential for impact on […] The post 3 in 4 consumers believe AI can have a positive impact on their experience appeared first on Agility PR Sol

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PR Episodes: Prowly’s Must-See Event

Prowly

PR episodes are an online, must-see event featuring PR discussions with top industry experts. The best part is you can catch it all absolutely free from the comfort of your own home! Prowly starts the show on the 13th of March and runs one 30-minute episode each and every day until Friday the 17th. You […] The post PR Episodes: Prowly’s Must-See Event appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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Life and PR During Wartime in Ukraine

PRSay

Nina Bohush never imagined she would experience war. But for this PR professional in Ukraine, living and working as war rages around her is exactly what has happened. On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of the Eastern European country, shelling and bombing Ukrainian cities with missiles and killing civilians every day. Bohush, a PR specialist at MacPaw, a software company headquartered in Kyiv, shared her harrowing experiences and lessons learned during a recent livestream we

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