August, 2017

The 20 Responsibilities of PR and What They Entail

Onclusive

Most of us see what our jobs entail at the point of hire. Our job descriptions tells us what we’ll be responsible for in a given public relations or communications role, but we rarely reference the J.D. later as our roles evolve.

6 Public Relations Trends That Will Bring Success in the Coming Year

B2B PR Sense

It's easy to keep on top of cultural trends that beam out at us from all media. But how about public relations trends that can help your growth and development? These can be less accessible and tougher to master. Yet, they can help you get a jump start on the future.

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Which Social Media Marketing Measurements Matter Most

Business Wire

The digital revolution has brought upon a whole new world of platforms and analytics. Although it can get confusing when scrolling down a long list of numbers, it’s important to pay attention because some of those numbers can help amplify your social marketing efforts.

Lockheed Investing in the Future

Ronn Torossian

Despite the recent order of more F-35s Lockheed Martin knows the days of fighter jets controlling the skies won’t last forever. The future of airborne war is increasingly trending toward unmanned aircraft.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Online engagement is terrific, but don’t under-estimate the value of lurkers

PR Warrior

A key metric used in today’s world of social media and online communications is engagement. And for good reason. Engaging our key target audience communities – customers, constituents and stakeholders, influencers etc – is critical. It means that in a sea of noise, at least people are taking notice of your brand. Let’s face it, cutting through… MORE.

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An Ode to the Authentic Brand

Onclusive

Public relations is a nebulous thing in terms of where it lives within an organization. Sometimes it sits within its own communications department, other times it’s a part of digital marketing (smart!),

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PR Measurement: 10 Important Metrics That You Need to Monitor

B2B PR Sense

PR measurement has been a bugaboo of the PR industry for years. Of course it mattered, but it was easier to fugeddaboudit, leaving it to fester with all those other items no one wanted to deal with.

Which Social Media Measurements Matter Most?

Business Wire

The digital revolution has brought upon a whole new world of platforms and analytics. Although it can get confusing when scrolling down a long list of numbers, it’s important to pay attention because some of those numbers can help amplify your social marketing efforts.

How to Optimize Your Desk for Maximum Efficiency and Performance

Ronn Torossian

While it’s no secret that keeping your desk organized is important for maintaining your productivity, that’s not to say that it’s always easy to do.

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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.

PR Expanded Guest Post: My Experience as an Intern

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Rosaria Robidoux, Intern, Pure Performance Communications. Every internship is different. Different location, different department, different field. Within these internships there are five things every intern learns in different ways.

PR Takeaways From The Eclipse

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There are lasting public relations lessons from large, newsmaking, once-in-a-lifetime events. Take this week’s solar eclipse, for example.

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How to Empower Sales Teams With PR Insights

Onclusive

PR insights aren’t just helpful to PR and communications professionals; they’re also incredibly useful to sales teams. Sales professionals are always looking for new ways to nurture relationships and build credibility.

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Calls to Action: How to Motivate Your Audience

B2B PR Sense

[Editor’s Note: One of our most popular posts is one we published on Calls to Actions. While the original post is still relevant, I've updated this post with some additional tips. Enjoy! ]. CTAs sit at the threshold between loyal readers and those readers becoming B2B leads.

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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.

Vote Business Wire for SXSW

Business Wire

SXSW PanelPicker allows users to propose which panels they’d like to see take place at the upcoming SXSW conference.

Wells Fargo Goes From Bad to Worse

Ronn Torossian

Wells Fargo bank may just win the worst PR of the year award for the announcement last year that many of its employees had set up huge numbers of fake accounts using the information of real customers.

Why Social Shares Are Key to Pitching Media

Cision

The mantra in the newsroom used to be, “If it bleeds, it leads.” ” Today’s new buzz phrase is, “If it’s shareable, it’s airable.” ” Social media is becoming a dictating force in all aspects of marketing and PR.

The 7 “New” Rules Of Digital PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Do you work in digital PR? If you work in public relations at all, the answer is yes. The difference between digital PR and “traditional” PR is fuzzy, yet worth examining, because it has transformed our profession in so many ways. And with change come challenges.

Attribution: The Most Valuable Tool PR Pros Aren’t Using

Onclusive

Everyone has heard the phrase “Give credit where credit is due,” but because public relations departments have long lacked comprehensive attribution models, it’s been difficult to correlate data to success and provide actionable results.

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5 PR Strategies That Will Amp Up Your Business

B2B PR Sense

Strong PR strategies keep you on course as your business moves ahead. Like a map for an unfamiliar place, a strategy takes the guess work out of your next move. It keeps you focused so you can reach your goals. But how do you even begin to develop an effective public relations strategy ?

How to “Play Ball” with the Media

Business Wire

When Business Wire’s Florida team had the innovative idea to host a baseball themed media luncheon, they didn’t know just how effective the exercise would be for all those in attendance.

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Top Tech PR Disasters That Still Sting

Ronn Torossian

In recent years, tech industry PR has been on a roller coaster.

How to Lead the Rebrand of a Global Company

Cision

One of the roles of a good leader of a multinational company is to help build and maintain a global brand, as well as unify company culture. It’s no easy task — trust me.

Seven Steps to Walk Through Your Fear

PR Expanded

A guest post by Ken Jacobs, Principal of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching. It may surprise you how much fear there is among the ranks of PR managers and leaders. As an executive coach to these executives, trust me on this. “I

This Is How PR Influencers Think You Should Be Using Data

Onclusive

We consider it one of our missions to help strip away the fear PR and communications strategists feel when their executives or clients ask for proof that what they’re doing is working.

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Best PR Practices For Working With International Clients

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

At any given time our New York-based public relations teams are managing the accounts of clients from Pennsylvania to Poland. International business helps put a PR agency (quite literally) on the map, opening doors to expanded business opportunities.

Editorial Coverage Drives Trust. It's Time to Increase Your PR Budgets

Business Wire

It’s been happening for a while now. With the number of communications platforms growing at an ever-increasing pace, marketing executives have been under pressure to move dollars away from traditional public relations efforts in order to fund emerging communication channels.

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5 Ways to Look Right on TV

Ronn Torossian

You made it. You’re on TV. Time to take full advantage of this opportunity. Don’t screw it up, because you may not live it down, and you may not get another chance anytime soon. To help you know what to do and, more importantly, what NOT to do, here are five ways to look right on television.

How the Women of Game of Thrones Can Inspire Your Content Strategy

Cision

[Note: This blog post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones S7, including E4, “The Spoils of War.” ” Continue reading at your own peril if you’re not that far!]. Game of Thrones embraces powerful leading ladies.

Pledge your personal support to tackle ethnic diversity in public relations

Stephen Waddington

The Taylor Bennett Foundation has launched a £50,000 campaign to expand its programme to encourage black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates to consider a career in public relations. The numbers tell the story. The UK public relations industry is white, middle class and concentrated in London.

The Hardest (and easiest) P.R. to Write

Flack's Revenge

I am sad to report that my father died suddenly on Sunday, after 86 years. He lived a great life and was very active right up until the end. My family was huddling at the funeral home, the day after, discussing the arrangements.

Top 10 Tech Blogs PR Needs To Follow

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Those engaged in B2B tech public relations have to be able to strategize and deliver at lightning speed. Whatever was hot today, will be “not” tomorrow and PR teams need to stay ahead of the curve.