March, 2017

How To Create Awesome Content with Instagram’s New “Collections”

Cision

Instagram recently announced a new feature informally named “collections” that allows users to aggregate ten photos or videos into one post. In the Instagram app, the post appears as a swipeable gallery effectively linking sets of related photos and videos for easy consumption.

5 Quick Tips and Tools for Today’s PR Professional

AirPR

One of the most exciting things about the current state of the PR industry is the vast amount of tools and solutions that are now available to us. Here are a few class-act tools and clever tips that will give you a noticeable edge in your communications role.

Tools 200

6 Steps To A Better PR RFP Process

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In our own informal polling on how to improve the client-agency experience, the desire to create a better public relations RFP process was near the top of the list.

Agency 195

PR Measurement Tips

The Proactive Report

Every business or organization exists for a reason. It has a purpose, or it wouldn’t be there. It’s pretty easy to understand the goals of a commercial business and see how PR can support and further those goals.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

More Trending

How to Be a PR Hero According to a Journalist

AirPR

Last week was an interesting PR convergence of sorts for me. I emerged from the boiler room with AirPR’s CEO, our lead investor, and some of the top marketing and PR minds on the planet with what I’m sure will be the next big thing in navigating our story-driven world. Stay tuned.

How To 184

What to do when PR hits a Pay Wall

Flack's Revenge

PR folks know the feeling. You put a press release over the wire – and then duck. Not necessarily because of all the press inquiries that come in (wouldn’t that be great)? You duck to avoid the flood of offers from pay-to-play opportunities.

Crisis & Reputation Management on Boards’ Radar

The Proactive Report

The 2016 Aon Global Risk Management Survey that polled CEOs, CFOs and risk managers ranked damage to brand and reputation as a top concern, displacing the financial and economic risks that have traditionally dominated this survey in the past.

10 Do’s And Don’ts For Better PR Ideas

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

People often ask how agencies come up with great ideas for public relations campaigns. Agency teams will answer this question differently owing to their unique sector experience and orientation, but there are commonalities.

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.

NYC Journalism Mourns One of its Own

Ron Torossian

Journalism as a trade is undergoing a strange shift , both in ideals and applications. As this is happening, there’s an Old Guard who carried the torch for traditional journalism their entire lives who are dying off, leaving a legacy and an example for others to follow.

The Case for Customer Service Marketing: Social Media Marketing World Recap

Cision

If you’re in marketing, you know the sales funnel well and you take pride in loading it with the leads your sales team needs to be successful. (If If you’re in an agency, leads are just new business and customer service is your account team.).

The Funnel Approach to PR Measurement

AirPR

For years, the PR industry has struggled with how to effectively measure PR in any sort of standardized manner. Unlike advertising where a few key metrics clearly define success, PR’s complex, relationship-based structure makes identifying metrics for widespread adoption far more challenging.

3 Ways to Blow out Influencer Marketing Results

Flack's Revenge

When looking for the right influencers, it’s tempting to focus on the big fish, the ones with huge followings. Most think that size matters (as I’ve pointed out, influence is not just a number ).

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.

10 Tips for Using Facebook Live to Build an Audience

The Proactive Report

Live video streaming is all the rage. Facebook has the largest digital audience, so Facebook Live is the obvious choice to reach and engage almost any audience. If you’re a one-man-brand, a small business or a large concern, this technology can boost your marketing and digital PR efforts.

5 Tips To A Successful PR Career

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations is a $13 billion industry employing 100,000 people in the US. And, the need for qualified PR people has never been greater.

Survivor Continues to Live Up to Its Name

Ron Torossian

While it wasn’t the first reality show to land on television , it has been one of the most popular, and it certainly has staying power. Survivor, the CBS juggernaut in which a group of contentious castaways is stuck in the “wilderness” together to “tough it out” through various challenges.

From PR Pros to Brand Disruptors: Improve Earned Media Opportunities by Better Targeting Your Outreach

Cision

At a time when targeting and engaging with the right influencers is more critical than ever, Cision’s 2017 State of the Media Report reveals key findings that show a growing opportunity for journalists and PR professionals to work together to bring credible and compelling news stories to the public.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

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

4 Signs Your PR Measurement Practices Could Be Better

AirPR

By now you’ve likely begun to implement some updated PR measurement practices to more accurately prove the value of your work. I’m talking data that dives far deeper than impressions and press hits.

Join #PRStudChat on March 22nd for a Chat on How to Build Relationships Through Content

PR Expanded

Content gets your audience’s attention. Through content you communicate, engage people and start conversations with them.

Radio 141

PR Measurement: How to Track Inbound Traffic from a Press Release

Business Wire

By Serena Ehrlich, Business Wire, Director of Social and Evolving Media What good is a news release if you can’t track the results?

How To Protect Reputation In The Age Of Leaks

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Most companies hire PR agencies to help them get out positive news. But what happens when the juiciest stories about a business aren’t flattering? What, if anything, can a PR or corporate communications expert do to turn things around? Consider Uber’s rough ride of late.

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

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

Creating a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

Ron Torossian

Even if you don’t know the correct name for it, almost everyone is aware of influencer marketing. Kim K has become the reigning royalty, along with her sisters.

Infographic: Key 2016 Events That Shaped the Media Industry

Cision

In the many years we’ve been doing our State of the Media Report , perhaps no year was as transformational or monumental as 2016. With a presidential election taking place, the issue of “fake news” came to the forefront of public conversation, leading journalists to feel that they have lost public trust.

PRTech Will Make You Love Math

AirPR

Public relations is undoubtedly an art, but it’s also a science. Knowing how to collect, analyze, and interpret data allows you to identify key PR metrics rather than rely on subjective determinations of success.

What’s The Best Question To Ask A Crisis Management Consultant?

Melissa Agnes

As a crisis management consultant and keynote speaker, I get asked this question all the time: “What industry do you specialize in?”

Business Wire and Workiva Partner to Reduce Risk and Streamline the Disclosure Process

Business Wire

By Matt Van Tassel, Manager, Global Disclosure Services The age-old saying goes “time is money” and for publicly-traded companies, regulatory disclosure is the apex of time-consuming requirements, both in weight of importance and resulting impact on business decisions.

How PR Can Make The Most Of Analyst Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As we’ve advised in a previous post , every good public relations person should know how to handle an analyst meeting, particularly if they specialize in B2B or tech PR. For nearly any vertical, it’s important to understand how analysts can be an asset to a PR program.

B2B 151

Are Millennials Equipped to be Ethical PR Leaders?

PRSay

Millennial PR pros are heading into higher levels of leadership. They are taking on more responsibility and managing the next generation of new professionals.

Ethics 101

4 Ways PR Firms Can Cut Costs and Improve Productivity in the Digital World

Cision

Public Relations has always been an important contributor to any company’s branding and marketing efforts. According to the Global Communications Report , the industry is expected to reach $20bn by 2020.

SEO 178

The Art of Selling in Public Relations

The Hoffman Agency

By Low Sieu Ping , Senior Account Executive, The Hoffman Agency Singapore. Public relations (PR) is very much about reputation management. Most PR consultants can associate themselves with building and/or shaping opinion for a win-win scenario between their clients and the clients’ stakeholders.