March, 2023

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From Intern to Account Exec: 5 tips to grow your career in PR

Agility PR Solutions

It seems like not too long ago that I started my journey in public relations as an intern for a digital marketing agency in Orange County. Now, almost three years later, I am an Account Executive at a different agency, in a different location, running my own client accounts. Figuring out what steps to take […] The post From Intern to Account Exec: 5 tips to grow your career in PR appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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For comms pros, Silicon Valley Bank is a reminder that trust is currency

Sword and the Script

Trust is a currency that can’t be bought or sold but it can be earned, loaned and squandered Why does money have value? It’s not because there’s gold “backing it up.” That ended long ago. And sure, it makes bartering more efficient. It’s easier than schlepping eggs to the town commons to train for wool. But it’s just paper. Or even more likely, today, simply digits.

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The impact of social media on digital marketing strategies: A guide for PR pros

Agility PR Solutions

The impact of social media on digital marketing strategies has been a game-changer, altering the way firms interact with their target audience. With over 3.6 billion active users across the globe, social media has become a go-to platform for people to share, explore, and communicate. As a public relations professional, it is critical to understand […] The post The impact of social media on digital marketing strategies: A guide for PR pros appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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PR Tips To Give Your Bylined Article A Point Of View

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

You might think it goes without saying that a point-of-view byline prepared by a B2B PR writer should offer a clear point of view. And yet – by the look of bylines pitched to trade publications, plenty of folks could use the reminder! There’s a high volume of generic POV content out there, but it doesn’t need to be this way. And there are concrete ways to make sure a POV piece has just that – even if you need to tease it out of your team.

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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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Embrace — Don’t Fear — That AI is Here

Solo PR Pro

Ready or not, AI is here. In a recent episode of That Solo Life: The Solo PR Pro Podcast , hosts Karen Swim and Michelle Kane encourage PR pros to lean into AI tools like ChatGPT instead of fearing them. Focus on how AI can help ease your workload It appears that the underlying fear of AI is that it’s going to take our jobs. Karen and Michelle say that’s just not true.

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PR Tips: Best Practices for Handling Untrue Rumors

Ronn Torossian

In today’s fast-paced digital world, news and information travel at an unprecedented speed. While this can be a good thing for companies looking to get the message out to the masses, it can also be a double-edged sword. Misinformation and fake rumors can spread just as quickly. If left unchecked, they can have severe consequences […] The post PR Tips: Best Practices for Handling Untrue Rumors appeared first on.

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6 tips for building client relationships to boost your business reputation

Agility PR Solutions

There are few things that are more important to a business than its relationship with clients. To ensure that this is top-class, you’ll need to regularly review your approach. Are you ensuring that customers develop a positive image of your brand? Do you have access to PR expertise? Are you effectively nurturing that image through […] The post 6 tips for building client relationships to boost your business reputation appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Takeaways from the State of Black Media Webinar with Black PR Wire | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

In a webinar with Black PR Wire , The State of Black Media 2023 , a panel of media experts and professionals, moderated by Traci Cloyd , shared their candid and powerful insights on Black media in America today. The discussion touched on several topics including trends in Black media, the role of social media and Black Twitter, advice for those getting started in the media industry, and more.

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My Crazy Ex-chat Friend

Flack's Revenge

In my last post I blogged that OpenAI found the perfect PR and buzz creation vehicle with ChatGPT. It’s engaging, and early users have loved sharing their experiences with the AI (variously, delightful, amazing and mystifying). The buzz has been deafening and sparked a race to incorporate LLMs and generative AI in commercial solutions. This is all very exciting, because it’s been a mostly (and sorely needed) good news story in the tech industry.

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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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PR Resolution Meets: Margo Neely

The Resolution Blog

In the first installment of our new series: ‘PR Resolution Meets’, we chat to Margo Neely, Chief Creative Officer at Neely and Daughters. Margo’s work first caught our eye when we were introduced to her The Neely Air 808 Sneaker – a brilliant creative fusion between sport and entertainment, in which Margo designed a pair […] The post <strong>PR Resolution Meets: Margo Neely</strong> appeared first on PR Resolution — by CoverageBook.

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7 PR Tips For Announcing Bad News

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In public relations , the goal is often to generate news that tells a positive story about a business or brand. But sometimes, good companies have to share bad news. The last six months have seen waves of staff reduction announcements at major tech companies, despite record-low unemployment levels. What can smaller companies learn from these announcements?

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What to Do When an Old Crisis Resurfaces

Ronn Torossian

An old PR crisis can negatively affect a company’s reputation and profits. Some companies are unsure how to respond when faced with such a situation, which can be quite daunting. It is crucial for companies to manage the situation to mitigate the damage to their brand. To do this, companies should have a PR crisis […] The post What to Do When an Old Crisis Resurfaces appeared first on.

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How Silicon Valley Bank’s failure may have been ignited by botched PR

Agility PR Solutions

As the dust settles on the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), ground zero might turn out to be a one-two punch of mishandled communications. First, there was a newsletter well read by venture capitalists (VCs) that may have begun an erosion of confidence. Second, was what TechCrunch reporter Connie Loizos called a “convoluted press […] The post How Silicon Valley Bank’s failure may have been ignited by botched PR appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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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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News in Action: Stand Out with These Press Release Features | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Not only is sharing your organization’s news important, but thoughtfully writing your release and formatting your information can help draw media and consumer interest. As you draft your next press release, here’s a quick refresher on details to include.

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PR – a Great Value in a Recession?

Flack's Revenge

Some emails hit my inbox this week that lifted my mood, with news about the value of PR in a recession. One was from an old friend and Fusion PR partner, Drew Neiser , CEO and founder of Renegade Marketing. He hosts CMO Huddles , a forum for B2B CMOs. The title of their recent newsletter – The Need to be Newsworthy -caught my attention. It began: The unpredictability of PR especially for demand generation has pushed it down the B2B marketer’s priority list.

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Being Thoughtful During Ramadan

PRSay

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan started last week and will culminate with the first sighting of the moon on Eid, which falls this year on Friday, April 21. The month of fasting, which ends with the Eid al-Fitr celebration, is a special time for the nearly 2 billion Muslim people around the world. Perhaps best known for the fasting that takes place from sunup to sundown and the nightly “iftar,” or evening meals with family and friends, Ramadan is a time for atonement, rejuvenation, reflection an

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Five Ways AI Is Transforming Ad Tech

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It seems that you can’t go a day without seeing a news headline that references Artificial Intelligence. With the rise in popularity of ChatGPT and other generative AI tools, there is debate about the use of AI in public relations , journalism, and everyday life. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been transforming industries and businesses, and ad tech , a specialist sector where we do a lot of work, is no exception.

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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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OP-ED How can SAAS Brands Grow Their Online Presence?

Ronn Torossian

The business world has seen a surge in SaaS companies in recent years, as businesses move towards cloud-based solutions. However, increased competition means brands must grow their digital presence to remain competitive. SaaS companies must build and expand their digital presence. Digital Marketing Strategy For a successful SaaS business, building a robust digital marketing strategy […] The post OP-ED How can SAAS Brands Grow Their Online Presence?

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9 tips for a great video interview

Agility PR Solutions

Many of our clients who accept an invitation to appear as a guest on a podcast are shocked when they learn that the interview included a video recording that was uploaded to YouTube. Keep in mind that even if the interview is in podcast form, you should always be ready for a possible video interview. […] The post 9 tips for a great video interview appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Five lessons from comms leaders on our digital world

NewsWhip

In March of 2023, NewsWhip co-hosted a breakfast roundtable with PRWeek in Chicago to hear the thoughts of comms leaders from a variety of different industries on the challenges and opportunities presented by the increasingly digital world. Attending the discussion were NewsWhip CEO Paul Quigley, Kraft Heinz’s VP of global corporate comms and reputation management Alex Abraham, Baxter’s VP of external comms Lauren Russ, Horizon Therapeutics’ EVP of corporate affairs and CCO Geoff Curtis, Conagr

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The Realities of Using ChatGPT to Write for You – What to Consider When It Comes to Legalities, Reputation, Search and Originality

Garrett Public Relations

ChatGPT – who hasn’t been talking about it? The conversations around the implications of this shiny new object have been endless in the marketing realm over the last few months. What grabbed my attention was a post by someone who had hired a freelance writer to create content – only … The Realities of Using ChatGPT to Write for You – What to Consider When It Comes to Legalities, Reputation, Search and Originality Read More » The post The Realities of Using ChatGPT to Write for You &#

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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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Should Your Organization Mourn Public Tragedies on Social Media?

PRSay

The following post is based on research published in the latest issue of PR Journal , the quarterly academic journal presented by PRSA and the Institute for Public Relations. The paper, “Organizational Social Media Mourning: Toward a Framework for Organizations Wishing to Empathize With Publics During Tragedies” is by Jensen Moore, Ph.D., the University of Oklahoma; Robert “Pritch” Pritchard, APR, Fellow PRSA, the University of Oklahoma; and Vincent F.

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The Impact of ChatGPT on PR: Our Tests & Outlook

Prowly

It’s the biggest question being discussed in the PR industry right now: what are the implications of ChatGPT for PR? Some in the industry are noticeably worried. They wonder if this new PR technology will make PR roles obsolete by perfecting the expert skills of PR professionals. But we disagree and are leaning towards a […] The post The Impact of ChatGPT on PR: Our Tests & Outlook appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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Communicating Your Brand Amongst Spring Cleaning

Ronn Torossian

Winter is nearing its end, signaling that it’s spring cleaning season. Here are some spring cleaning advertising ideas that can help companies to connect with their customers and promote the brand’s products. Social media platforms Companies looking to promote products during the spring season should consider using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. […] The post Communicating Your Brand Amongst Spring Cleaning appeared first on.

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4 PR strategies that can bring more money into your business

Agility PR Solutions

Public relations strategies are important for any business no matter what sector or industry the business is part of. PR can be used to maintain the image of a business, help generate interest in an organization or improve the reputation of a company. Depending on your company’s needs, you may need to employ various PR […] The post 4 PR strategies that can bring more money into your business appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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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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Will AI replace PR people in the next 10 years? Answers from 13 PR software executives

Sword and the Script

Most PR software executives indicate artificial intelligence (AI) will enhance PR pros work and can’t replace imagination and human touch; yet some point out tech innovation invariably does eliminate some jobs. Many of the conversations about AI tend to fall in opposite ends of the spectrum. One hand, some say will have devastating consequences on the future of knowledge workers: we will all soon be replaced.

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Introducing Backup Recipients in BuzzStream

Buzzstream

We’ve just released a brand new feature – and folks, this is a big one. As of today, BuzzStream accounts on Professional plans or higher have the ability to set backup recipients when they are sending outreach. What are Backup Recipients? Let’s say you want to reach out to a publisher and there’s more than one contact that might be the right person for your outreach.

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How to Engage and Empower Your ZEOs

PRSay

In 2023, the oldest Gen Zers will turn 26 years old. In the communications profession, they are now several years into their careers and earning supervisor, manager and leadership roles at agencies, corporations, brands and organizations of all sizes. The youngest members of Gen Z turn 11 in 2023. For the next decade, tens of thousands of Gen Zers will graduate from college annually, begin their careers and take on roles at companies of all sizes — from local nonprofits to global corporations.

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