February, 2020

Keeping Track of KPIs: Adjusting Metrics for Today’s Corporate Communications

Business Wire

There’s a lot of data out there, and a lot of metrics telling us how to make sense of it.

5 Powerful Ways to Craft the Best Content for Your Personal Brand

B2B PR Sense

As content marketing progresses, we learn more and more about how audiences interact with our content. And as we understand more, we're able to create the best content possible, whether for our business or personal brand. If you are working to develop your personal brand, content creation is absolutely critical. Why do we say this? Let's look at a few reasons why content marketing is an important element for your personal branding strategy. Why Your Personal Brand Needs Content Marketing.

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Crisis PR Lessons From The Iowa Caucus

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As every politics fan knows, the Iowa caucuses mark the official start of voting in a given election year. Because of its first-in-the-nation status and a quirky, complicated caucus system (or maybe in spite of it), Iowa has an outsize impact on news and social media coverage.

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Inside the Interactive Press Release

Business Wire

Today’s news distribution landscape has made media outreach more challenging than ever. With thousands of reporters, influencers, brands, and an ever-growing proliferation of platforms, audiences are constantly inundated with messages.

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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Is that paid PR Opportunity worth it? 5 Experts Chime In

Flack's Revenge

They come in various flavors. The too-good-to-be-true TV spot. The “Pssst I can get you into XXXX, guaranteed, just pay me $YYYY.” The endless procession of awards and articles with price tags attached. Many PR people reflexively dismiss these and spend a lot of time explaining why to clients.

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How CEO Quinn Collins runs her PR life

PR Daily

Juggling being a mom and PR entrepreneur can be a handful, but here’s how one PR pro manages to take it all in stride. Does running your own agency come with an early wake-up call? For Quinn Collins, founder of Collins + Co. that’s exactly what it means.

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Taking on the PR Agency Haters

Flack's Revenge

It is once again de rigueur to slam PR agencies. I learned this from a prospect who clued me in to a podcast and Forbes article (the former by uber influencers who should know better; the latter was generally negative on agencies but had some great points). Before I go further, sure, I agree that PR does have its bad actors, just like any profession; and don’t have an issue with fair criticism. I am against clueless flaming. Below I list a few examples, including ones I’ve covered before.

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PR and the International Crisis: 3 Lessons from the Smolensk Crash

Cision

What happens when two countries in an international crisis present to the world two drastically different versions of the same event placing blame on one another? crisis communication

Corporate Reputation And The Whistleblower Culture

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As a PR person, I’ve always been fascinated by the complicated psychology of whistleblowing. Lately it seems particularly relevant.

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.

How to Succeed with Personal Branding on LinkedIn

B2B PR Sense

LinkedIn has all the features needed for personal branding. From its resume-like feel to its in-house publishing platform, you'll find everything to make your brand shine. But that doesn't mean that your personal brand will be an automatic success.

7 Tips We Love for Writing a Press Release That Gets Noticed

Cision

Writing a press release can seem deceptively simple. It’s short and can come off as formulaic, but that’s what can make it challenging to write. Focus on making it relevant, newsworthy and concise. Best Practices

What is the Future of Influencer Marketing?

Ronn Torossian

Today, as marketing continues to shift to include more targeted digital elements, supplementing or replacing traditional mass media marketing, influencer marketing is becoming a more important component. It’s popular, because it works. But, as we all know, markets aren’t stagnant.

Trust is the key to increasing engagement on your website in 2020—here’s how to win it

Agility PR Solutions

Today’s website traffic is based on trust, and brands and businesses must put every effort into designing their sites in ways that will foster it with visitors—from loyal customers to curious prospects.

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.

8 Tips For Pitching B2B Tech Stories

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For top B2B PR firms , approaching reporters and tech influencers carries a great deal of responsibility. You want to make sure you’re representing both your agency and your client well, and a top-notch pitch is the best way to do it.

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What The Jumpshot Closure Means for Earned Media Attribution

Onclusive

Last week, it was announced that the Avast subsidiary, Jumpshot, had ceased operations.

The clickbait media economy is toxic

Stephen Waddington

I t’s easy to blame the mainstream media for hounding celebrities but that ignores the demand side of the market. You can trace the news values of the tabloid media via the extremity of the UK Royal Family from Lady Diana Spencer in the 1990s to Meghan Markle more than thirty years later.

5 Problems Brands Come to you to Solve: Crisis Comms

Cision

Nobody wants to be in charge when a crisis communication situation hits, but with the right plan in place, it can be a learning experience. crisis communication

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Building a Brand in 2020

Ronn Torossian

A strong brand allows consumer advocates to spread your company’s messaging and offerings to a larger audience. It’s interesting how some words have evolved over the years and taken on new meanings and value.

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State of PR 2020: More than half of PR pros cite engagement to prove value

PR Daily

What other ways do your peers show their worth? What tools are they using? Which social media metrics are tops? New research from Talkwalker delivers the crucial answers. PR pros are stepping up and into roles not traditionally part of their jobs. And it’s happening globally.

20 Cybersecurity Reporters To Follow On Twitter

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Twitter is an essential resource for PR pros whose job requires them to stay up-to-date and engaged with reporters across different sectors. For us, one of those is cybersecurity.

Data-Backed Tips to Optimize News Release Distribution

Onclusive

In this blog series, we shared information from the first ever analysis of nearly 17,000 releases conducted by Business Wire and Onclusive. In the first blog, we discussed key benchmarks for news releases and in the subsequent post we shared important information on timing for news and IR releases.

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Top 10 Influential PR Businesses to Follow in 2020

Critical Mention

There are lots of useful public relations and communication news sources one can benefit from across the internet. From tweets to blogs, many PR organizations publish great PR content. Popular topics consist of top PR trends, product updates, company culture, as well as PR successes and blunders.

3 Surefire Ways to Make Seasonal Events Shine

Cision

Tapping into existing holidays is one great PR strategy for companies, but inventing a holiday that can become a tradition for years to come is a truly special experience for brands and their fans. Best Practices

Effective Client Service in 2020

Ronn Torossian

Most brands understand they would benefit from a dedicated public relations team. Whether that might be an in-house team or a contracted team depends a lot on the brand’s goals, budget, administration and intentions. These factors also play a role in the type of client service offered by a PR team.

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5 useless words you can almost always delete

PR Daily

Declutter your copy and tighten up sentences by stripping out the likes of ‘different,’ ‘that’ and ‘currently.’. Winnowing out wasteful words might be an editor’s most sacred task. Whether you call them “dead wood,” “filler,” “fluff” or “clutter,” they’re the junk you almost never need in a sentence.

5 Cloud Tech Trends For 2020

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. AI and machine learning might be the crowd favorite for most disruptive technologies in 2020. They also offer lots of opportunity for tech PR teams. But there’s an overlooked bit of B2B tech that’s quietly poised to shake things up: the cloud.

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What The Jumpshot Closure Means for Earned Media Attribution

Onclusive

Last week, it was announced that the Avast subsidiary, Jumpshot, had ceased operations. The Jumpshot closure will be problematic for many marketing and PR tech vendors, which purchased consumer browsing data from Jumpshot and used the data as panels to create “attribution” models for marketing and communications campaigns. This “panel based” approach to attribution uses third-party data from providers like Jumpshot to infer earned media exposure.

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PR mental health: 5 ways to start the new decade with less stress

Agility PR Solutions

Inevitably at the start of each year, a list is published featuring the country’s most stressful jobs. Topping the list? Public relations executive. And PR pros are not alone.

5 Problems Brands Come to you to Solve: Should my brand take a stand?

Cision

Consumers increasingly want to buy from brands they feel reflect their personal values, and that can be tricky for brands who have to decide what they should take a public stand on and when. Best Practices

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Pinterest Marketing in 2020: Selling on Pinterest

Ronn Torossian

With so many social media platforms around, what’s a brand to do and focus on when it comes to advertising and marketing? While Facebook continues to be the leader among marketers, other platforms like Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok are making inroads. What’s Helping Pinterest?

10 techniques for using IGTV in marketing and PR

PR Daily

From tutorials to testimonials, videos on the Instagram spinoff can inform and engage your audience and raise brand awareness—accelerating sales in the process. When Instagram launched IGTV in June 2018, the internet was thrown into a frenzy.