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7 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a PR Business

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Maris Callahan, Director of Public Relations, Donuts Inc.

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Tempo Presents: The Future of PR with Sandra Fathi, President of Affect

Business Wire

Business Wire recently had #CommPro Sandra Fathi , president of Affect , stop by and offer some insight into the current and future trends in public relations.

Top 10 U.S. Travel Bloggers on Twitter

Cision

This week we take a look at the Top 10 U.S. Travel Bloggers on Twitter, ranked by number of mentions of “Travel” as a keyword. The list was pulled using Cision’s media database on March 20, 2017 and may change over time. 1. Kirsten Maxwell , Kids Are A Trip.

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Amazon Attacks Another Market Segment: Business Supplies

Ronn Torossian

Think your business or industry is safe from the growing and encroaching shadow of Amazon ? You’re probably fooling yourself.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

The 7 Worst Mistakes You Can Make in B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

In B2B content marketing, we’ve almost seen it all: The success when people get it right. The mistakes that cause content to crash and burn. It’s those mistakes that we’re going to focus on today so we can ensure you avoid them in the future. Read on to learn how.

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4 Ways PR Pros Can Better Target Media and Influencers

Cision

The best way to get your story the coverage it deserves is by targeting the right influencers. With a media database of more than 1.6

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When To Turn Down A Media Interview

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It goes against all the instincts of a public relations specialist to turn down a media opportunity. Despite the adage that all PR is good PR, there are situations where the disadvantages of speaking to a reporter far outweigh the advantages.

PR Data Insights: Rethinking Narrative Pick-Up

Onclusive

One of the most touted PR outcomes I see almost every PR pro report on is narrative pick-up a.k.a how many additional media outlets republish a recent piece of content. While story pick-up can be an incredibly positive PR outcome, I challenge the notion that all story pick-up is created equal. Public relations is about […]. PR Education narrative pick-up PR reach PR visibility public relations

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Build your strengths and eliminate your weaknesses

PR Daily

Research shows that it’s more effective for professionals to focus on developing their strengths than expending effort to improve upon their weaknesses.

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.

Why Brands Must Personalize the PR Experience

Cision

So you’ve heard about the customer experience, and the user experience but what about the Public Relations experience?

United Flies Into Another PR Storm

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The public relations team at United had probably just started to breathe easy after the infamous “leggings” crisis when a second PR disaster hit. And this one’s a doozy.

United Airlines, What Were You Thinking?

Melissa Agnes

When a passenger was physically and brutally dragged from his seat aboard United Airlines’s flight 3411 earlier this week – and when the footage of this scene went viral around the globe – the airline’s crisis response was shameful on multiple levels.

Digital marketers’ guide to online reviews

PR Daily

It’s becoming rare today for consumers to make an online purchase, choose a restaurant or a settle on a local service provider without first perusing online reviews. Sixty-eight percent of millennials trust online reviews, compared to just 34 percent that trust TV advertising.

How Your News Release Can Help the Media Do Their Job

Cision

Companies issue a news release when they have a job to do: to spread the message of a product launch, an exciting corporate expansion, or the addition of a new executive. But it’s important to keep in mind that their audience, the media, also has a job to do.

How To Negotiate A PR Contract

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Are there any tips that public relations can take away from high-level governmental negotiations? We think so. This week’s international machinations between the US and China and the US and Russia included the term “deconfliction.”

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PR, Social Media and the Imperative of Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

For a time, social media worked organically. Then it didn’t. Long thinkers pushed paid social as a “rent-to-own” strategy. It’s still brilliant…but there’s an expiration date on it now.

United offers a primer in how NOT to handle a crisis

PR Daily

Many crisis communicators are dishing about the handling (mishandling) of the recent United Airlines Flight 3411. The airline’s overbooking, along with its forced removal of a passenger, caused news media outlets and social media users to rage against United , with many calling for a boycott.

New Research Provides Independent PR Firm Benchmarks

Cision

As public relations professionals, we’re dealing with industry data every day, using it to help our clients or executives make better decisions. But when it comes to our own data, most of us fly blind when it comes to benchmarking against our peers.

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17 Lessons I’ve Learned in the 17 Years Since I Came to America

Waxing UnLyrical

Swiping through Facebook this morning, I realized that today marked a unique anniversary for me: 17 years ago today, I landed in the United States for the very first time, knowing that I was stepping into a whole new life.

3 PR Takeaways from the State of the Media Report by Cision

Sword and the Script

These are strange times for those in the news business, as public trust and confidence in the news media has eroded. By a measure of their own assessment , “journalists perceive they are now struggling to maintain the public’s trust.”

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Report: Marketing, not PR, is in communicators’ future

PR Daily

You might not want to hear this, but marketing and PR are merging. Though many PR pros (and marketers) are quick to point out the significant differences between the two practices, some at the executive level are seeing more similarities.

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PR 101: How to Pitch Travel Journalists

Cision

Spring is here, which means travel season is upon us! For those of you in the travel communications business there are countless of opportunities to tell yours story to travel journalists, bloggers, influencers – and consumers. But how do you reach the always-on-the-move travel media?

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Media monitoring and analysis: examining energy industry challenges

Media Bullseye

The standard approach to monitoring and analysis work is largely transferable from one company to the next.

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New eBook will take your PR measurement to the next level

The Resolution Blog

Whether you’re using unique users, visitors, coverage views or reach to track your coverage you’re doing one thing; reporting on article success. No matter how accurate your coverage data is it won’t tell you whether you have met the objective your client set for the overall campaign.

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Don’t let these bad habits infect your emails

PR Daily

Communicating via email is obviously very different from speaking on a phone or meeting in person. Email etiquette, though frequently unwritten, is important—but some people ignore these commonsense guidelines and do what they want. Here are four email behaviors that annoy me.

Behind the Headlines with Marian Salzman

Cision

This past January, Marian Salzman, CEO of Havas PR North America, published her latest book, Agile PR. The book gives insight into how to craft expert messages for a hyper-connected, always- on world. Salzman and her team at Havas PR give a variety of insights including how to master the brand narrative, how to craft a story, and how make a client’s brand the story.

#NuggsForCarter – The Power of Brand Advocates + Social

Reputation Us

It’s hard to keep up on all the trends on our social media platforms. Between the White House, new Marvel movies every other weekend and the random social holidays (#NationalColoringBookDay), it’s always interesting to see when something unexpected jumps to the top of the trends.

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61 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Looking for a new career opportunity? Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Have one you’d like to see listed? Just email mediabullseye@customscoop.com. Academia/Government.

Want to read more books? Follow these tips

PR Daily

I read at least 52 books each year and I blog about it. Although my semi-annual "books" column is always one of my most popular (you can see last six years' worth if you go to this page and scroll down to the header "Books I've read"), the post inevitably leads to a stream of emails from others.

Managing the Narrative: Investor Relations Officers and Corporate Disclosure

Cision

Academic whitepapers regarding investor relations tend to disappoint me. The lionshare I have read (or snoozed through) are invariably based on share price and volume juxtaposed against some activity calculated with a painful equation built on old data i.e. “earning share price from 2002 to 2008 and the impact of XYZ.” More frustrating to me is that the results are, well, academic. Rarely IRO actionable. This new study is different.

How Earning My APR Gave Me an Edge on the Competition

PRSay

In the spring of 2010, I was working in a mid-level PR job at a company that I loved. While I had a lot of good on-the-job experience, there were several times I wished I had more knowledge.

How I Could Have Saved United Airlines Three Days And $14,000

The Stalwart Blog

What a week for this airline! I almost believe that United read the well thought out PR strategy that Uber used to answer its recent sexual harassment claim by a former employee and decided to do the exact opposite. Let’s summarize what's happened so far.