March, 2024

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Kate Middleton And The Palace’s PR Problems

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR and Royal-watchers were shocked – and chastened – to learn of Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis late last week. In a beautifully simple video message delivered as she sat on a bench against a spring backdrop, the Princess of Wales explained why she’d been out of the public eye. She shared that after tests showed the presence of cancer following her abdominal surgery in January, she was undertaking “preventative chemotherapy” on the advice of her medical tea

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The Power of Media: How Traditional and Social Media Influence the US Electorate 

Onclusive

Discover the power of traditional and social media in impacting the US electorate. Onclusive’s deep dive into media influence.

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Crafting Public Policy Communications for Effective Advocacy | Blog

Business Wire

What is Public Policy? Public policy impacts various aspects of everyday life, influencing the rules, regulations, and standards that govern society. Transportation, healthcare, education, housing – public policy encompasses laws, regulations, and initiatives that influence the distribution of resources, the provision of services, and the regulation of conduct within a society.

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15 Brand Story Examples to Get Inspired By (w/ Tips & Templates)

Prowly

Jimmy couldn’t really tell if he had opened his eyes, that’s how dark it was. In fact he wasn’t even sure he was still alive. All he could remember was the bloody red dress of that “something” which definitely wasn’t his date and certainly was not a person. Wondering what comes next? Next is your […] The post 15 Brand Story Examples to Get Inspired By (w/ Tips & Templates) appeared first on Prowly Blog.

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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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7 ways to leverage geocoding for targeted public relations: A strategic approach

Agility PR Solutions

In 2022, the marketing segment dominated the global industry in location intelligence applications, accounting for over 20 percent of the overall revenue. This figure underscores the cutting-edge benefits of location intelligence in upscaling sales and marketing campaigns and predicting outcomes. Location intelligence involves visualizing and analyzing geospatial data.

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PR And SEO: Why They’re Better Together

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As someone who started my career ghostwriting blogs at a PR agency, I’ve long been fascinated by the relationship between PR and search engine optimization (SEO). While many see PR and SEO as two separate and unrelated disciplines, there are many places where the two overlap. In fact, brands can actually improve SEO with a thoughtful PR program. What is SEO?

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How do Women Impact Brand Identity 

Onclusive

This Women's History Month, we look at the vital role women play in shaping brand identity and championing cultural improvements.

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Measuring the Success and ROI of Your Press Releases | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Press releases have long been regarded as indispensable tools for circulating important news and information. A conduit between companies and the media, news releases allow organizations to share important updates with their target audiences. As with any marketing and communications tactic, it’s important to understand the return on investment (ROI) for press release distribution.

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Business Social Media Strategy Success: A Few Tactical Tips

Lauri Pehar Borsh

Putting a business social media strategy into play is crucial for connecting with current customers and, more importantly, for business growth. Yet, even though business leaders acknowledge the impact of social media, many still need help to fully capitalize on its dynamic benefits. Here are some simple ways to start making meaningful improvements. […] The post Business Social Media Strategy Success: A Few Tactical Tips appeared first on Laurie Pehar Borsh Digital PR.

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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 top-notch ways to show appreciation for your remote employees

Agility PR Solutions

Hey there, captains of the digital workspace! If you’re steering a team across this wild internet ocean, it’s crucial to drop anchor occasionally and show some much-needed appreciation. A little love goes a long way, especially when your crew is remote. But how do you give virtual pats on the back that actually resonate? Fear […] The post 7 top-notch ways to show appreciation for your remote employees appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Life Rewritten: Composing Your Legacy with Carrie KC West

PR for Anyone

Carrie KC West is an author, transformational story coach, and Founder of the Storytellers Academy – an organization dedicated to empowering individuals to review their life story, and assisting them to change and rewrite the parts that they wish to edit. In this episode, Carrie sits down with Christina to discuss her journey from a challenging upbringing to being a late bloomer in her career and personal life.

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What Your PR Agency Won’t Tell You (But Maybe Should)

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In PR, as in most businesses, transparency is a good thing. We preach it to our clients and put it in our company handbooks. So, when PR agencies in particular are called out for lying or covering up, it makes us all look bad. Last month I saw a report that the world’s largest PR firm Edelman Worldwide, after being criticized for representing fossil fuel interests, lied about working for the Koch Foundation.

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Senior lawyer says it is unethical not to use AI

Stuart Bruce

The second most senior judge in England and Wales has said that lawyers may soon have to use artificial intelligence as it is potentially unethical … © Stuart Bruce - Senior lawyer says it is unethical not to use AI was first published on Stuart Bruce's Stuart Bruce the PR Futurist - Stuart Bruce on the future of public relations, communications, corporate affairs, reputation, crisis communications and measurement and evaluation.

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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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The Intersection of AI, Fake News, & Racial Bias | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

In our webinar hosted with Black PR Wire, AI in the Black Community , a panel of experts discussed the role of artificial intelligence within several industries. Among the topics that sparked considerable interest were the implications of AI on misinformation and disinformation in journalism and how to combat racial bias.

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How the ‘Watchful Waiting’ Framework can help your brand when faced with misinformation

NewsWhip

Dealing with fake news, misinformation, disinformation, and the dreaded “gray zone” of misunderstood facts has become part of the PR pro’s daily duties in recent years. To effectively prepare for this, communications professionals must understand the risks and develop an approach for detecting, evaluating and responding to issues when they do arise.

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5 considerations for hiring a social media manager for your business

Agility PR Solutions

Social media is a key marketing asset. It’s how you generate leads, connect with customers, and drive sales. Hiring a social media manager can help you maximize results by providing you with the expertise you need to develop and execute a stellar social media strategy. That said, hiring a social media manager isn’t a decision […] The post 5 considerations for hiring a social media manager for your business appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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From Crisis to Connection: Suicide Prevention Education with Deborah Casello

PR for Anyone

Deborah Casello is the President and Founder of KEYS 365, a group of highly skilled individuals dedicated to offering effective, personalized, cost-free assistance in an effort to prevent suicide. She also offers workshops designed to train volunteers to understand the best practices for assisting those in need. In this episode, Deborah highlights the critical role of empathy and proactive support in suicide prevention.

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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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Top Ways To Lose An Industry Award in 2024

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It might feel like 2024 has just started, but in the tech PR business , “awards season” has a way of creeping up on PR and marketing teams. It’s important decide early which achievements, leaders, and stories you want to highlight. Industry awards are an important part of a PR strategy, especially for B2B brands. An award is a stamp of approval from a trusted, authoritative source, and typically from a panel of judges who are respected industry figures.

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How Public Relations Can Build Trust in the Age of Cybersecurity

5W PR

In the world of ones and zeros, data is the true crown jewel, and cyber security is an ever-evolving field protecting it from threats. Understandably, most people tend to hang onto their precious personal information, and one slip-up can transform a devoted customer into an unseen phantom in the digital world. That’s where public relations helps, armed with a slick toolkit of words to construct bridges of trust amid this unrelenting storm.

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Does B2B marketing respect their prospect’s time?

Sword and the Script

Much of the content B2B marketing produces overpromises and underdelivers – and that happens when we consider company needs before customers “Caring, when it comes to marketing, is respecting one’s time,” says Gary Vaynerchuk. “I think we don’t respect consumers’ time.” His comments came in a Big Think interview on YouTube (embedded below) titled, “ Unlearn junk marketing, build a dynasty ”.

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Journalism is not a crime

Steve Barrett on PR

As we reach the one-year anniversary of the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in Russia, the role of the media has never been under such intense scrutiny.

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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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How to Write a Great Press Release: Best Practices, AI Tips & Examples

Prowly

They say all press is good press, but is it really? “All publicity is good publicity” supposedly comes from the 19th century circus owner, Phineas Barnum. And that’s exactly where we should leave it. In the 19th century. In reality it is crucial to shape your narrative and deliver it to the right media, not […] The post How to Write a Great Press Release: Best Practices, AI Tips & Examples appeared first on Prowly Blog.

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Planting Hope: A Journey From Prison to Purpose with Cheryl Armstrong

PR for Anyone

Meet Cheryl Armstrong, a remarkable individual whose journey embodies the power of resilience and transformation. After being incarcerated at just 16 years old and serving 26 years in prison, Cheryl emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. Her remarkable achievements include earning a Master’s Degree in Humanities, founding the Plant Your Energy organization dedicated to inspiring others in need, and authoring the empowering book, “Plant Your Energy: Face Your Demons and Transf

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How to prioritize media outlets for better company coverage

Axia PR

Classify media tiers, identify interest, select quality options, and stay informed about competitors to prioritize media outlets. Earning media coverage is essential to a successful PR campaign, and it’s important to remember not all media outlets are created equal when earning coverage. For example, an outlet you may be excited to earn coverage with may not be exciting to the client.

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Ahead of the Academy Awards, Marketing Wisdom From the ‘Barbie’ Blockbuster

PRSay

The Barbie brand is a paradoxical symbol of imagination, comfort, sexism, objectification, feminism and conflicted cultural influence that has entranced and challenged children and adults alike for generations. The “Barbie” film is empowering women of all identities as they reclaim Barbie as a symbol of inclusivity. The movie, along with its promotional campaign, continues to show a growing impact on the collective empowerment of women.

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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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Board members with marketing experience improve shareholder returns by 3% [benchmark]

Sword and the Script

Just 2.6% of boards have directors with marketing experience, but 100% have directors with finance experience Companies that have board members with marketing experience outperform companies that do not. That’s the high-level finding of an academic study titled, When and How Does Board-Level Marketing Experience Impact Firm Performance ? More specifically, the research found: “A board with one marketing-experienced director is associated with a 3-percentage point increase in total shareholder re

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Funky ice cream and big chunks of values

Steve Barrett on PR

Unilever’s decision to divest its ice cream business, including social activist brand Ben & Jerry’s, is just one of the myriad stories from the past week that test the mettle of PR pros now working directly at the heart of business and reputation.

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What is PR Newswire and Should You Use it in 2024? (with Pricing)

Prowly

Newswires are one of the oldest relics of the old world of public relations. They were once the most effective way to get a story noticed by media professionals. But do they have any merit in 2024? How much do they cost and is there a better alternative? What is a PR newswire? Newswires evolution […] The post What is PR Newswire and Should You Use it in 2024?

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