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Who Is Fighting Fake News? [article]

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Web 2.0 has radically changed journalism and public relations , two industries that rely on the free exchange of information and ideas. But one highly undesirable outcome is “fake news.” It’s a war of information being waged on keyboards and in the cloud and it affects all of us. The online communications revolution has unleashed a Pandora’s box of disturbing problems that threaten privacy, democracy — even the concept of objective truth.

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Tell Human Stories when pitching ICOs: John Biggs of TechCrunch

Flack's Revenge

I attended the ICORating Investment Summit in New York last week. It was a day of great sessions and panels featuring journalists, investors and those behind successful ICOs. One session I was especially interested in was John Biggs’ talk on marketing. He is a veteran tech reporter who spent years at the New York Times and now contributes to TechCrunch.

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3 Reasons PR Pros Should Embrace Analytics

The Proactive Report

Finding insights that drive action, and communicating these nuggets of information to the right people, is one of the most important parts of analytics. Yet it remains one of the biggest challenges. PR pros could be champions at analytics because they already have the skills others find so challenging: Content Analysis. PR practitioners have been doing this forever.

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AirPR Recognized As High Performer by G2 Crowd Customer Reviews

Onclusive

“ AirPR allows you to track more in-depth metrics than the other PR monitoring platforms. ”. When shopping for software, there are a few elements that stick out to a communications or marketing professional. Responsible for finding a social media analytics platform and providing analytics on public relations efforts for a marketing agency years ago, I remember the stress of sitting in multiple demos, frustrated with companies who asked too much from me upfront before giving me the information I

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The Importance of Personalizing Your Press Release for Journalists

Journalists receive an overwhelming number of press releases daily, making it hard for your news to stand out. While some news is valuable, most is not.

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Hidden PR Tools In Top Movies

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Almost Famous (2000) — Media Relations. It’s the 1970s, and the mid-level rock band Stillwater is poised to make its Rolling Stone magazine debut. The iconic publication sends a 15 year-old reporter to travel with the band on tour in order to write an in-depth piece. Initially, the musicians consider the music critic “the enemy” and refer to him by exactly those words.

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3 Attributes of a Strong and Practical Crisis Management Governance Model

Melissa Agnes

Image: Brandon Bourdages | Shutterstock. Note: The following is an excerpt taken from my new book, Crisis Ready–Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World , which is available for purchase on Amazon. The importance of solid and practical crisis management governance model. A crisis management governance model dictates who within an organization makes up the crisis management team.

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How Well Do You Know the New Rules of Crisis Management?

PRSay

This post is brought to you by RockDove , a proud sponsor of PRSA. United Airlines. PWC. Wells Fargo. Pepsi. Delta. Equifax. Chipotle. Dove Soap. Viral videos. Cyber thefts. Sexual misconduct. Brand misjudgments. Corporate malfeasance. Extreme weather. From a crisis management point of view, 2017 had it all! But what lessons can we take from the chaos?

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Can Every Company Be A Media Company?

Presspage

As advertising and other marketing become less effective, content marketing is exploding. During this event, a panel of experts will discuss trends and effectiveness in corporate publishing strategies. Foremski will entertain thoughts from: Intel’s Ken Kaplan who has many lessons to share from a decade of innovative media initiatives at the world's largest chipmaker.

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The C-suite still doesn’t understand social media metrics–and here’s how we can change that

Communications Conversations

A post by Ted Bauer got me thinking lately: “The dirty little secret about our supposed data revolution in organizations is that C-Suiters literally have no idea what they’re looking at most of the time ” He’s right. But, I’d take it one step further: Not only does the C-suite have no idea what they’re looking at most of the time, they frequently aren’t even looking at it in the first place!

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Do's and Don'ts: How to Pitch Your Press Release to Journalists

Speaker: Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, Author, Speaker

Yes - press releases are still relevant in the world of public relations! 🎯 Ever wondered how to write a compelling press release, or what are current best practices for pitching your news to earn media coverage? In this exclusive webinar with Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, we’ll cover tips and advice to help you get the most out of each piece of news you pitch!

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YouTube Shooting Shows Brands can be Unwillingly Dragged into a Crisis

PR News

A few years back, the conventional wisdom was brands were better off staying as far away from social and political issues as possible. In many cases, it’s still the advice communicators and marketers advocate. For example, in a survey of 360 chief marketing officers at for-profit companies released this week, fewer than 20% agreed it’s appropriate for… Continued.

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Why You Should Pursue Your APR Certification in 2018

PRSay

It’s spring! Baseball is underway, and despite the lingering winter-like temperatures, my wife’s crocuses (a harbinger of spring) have bloomed. And her hellebores are in bloom, too. As our thoughts turn to warmer weather and the promise of renewal, I invite you to consider making this your year to earn your APR certification. And if you already have your APR, make this your year to help someone else.

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PressPage Product Update Q1 2018

Presspage

Distribution. Contact Statistics: You can now view a number of specific data points for each individual on a contact list. For each recipient you can see: which campaigns each recipient received, how many times they’ve opened a given campaign, and how many times they’ve clicked inside a particular campaign. Date and location placeholder: When sending out a campaign based on a release, it is important to indicate the location and publication date of the release.

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Why Every Company Needs Media Monitoring

Beyond PR

A holistic approach to public relations is actually only partly made up of your message — what you say, how you say it, when you say it, etc. The other parts — how the media responds to your message , and what you do with that response are often overlooked and crucially important. If you don’t keep tabs on how the media and your targeted audience is responding to your message, then it begs these questions: How do you know that your outreach is effective?

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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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How transparency in corporate communication earns social media kudos

Axia PR

When crisis hits, bravely step up to the microphone. Living in New England has advantages, except for when our region endures treacherous weather conditions. The past few weeks, we’ve braved a multiple-storm nor’easter pattern that flooded our coastal residences and devastated interior areas. Heavy, wet snow and high winds felled hundreds of trees across power lines and roadways causing extensive outages.

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Why You Should Script Your Presentations

HMA Public Relations

Having to give a speech or presentation is an anxiety-filled experience. But at some point, we’re going to have to do it. Here are some recommendations. The post Why You Should Script Your Presentations appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

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How to Create a Successful Content Marketing Strategy in 2018 (and Beyond)

Inbound PR

This is a guest post by Justin Champion. We live in an information age. If you have a problem you’re trying to solve or want to learn more about it, you can find an answer in just a few seconds with the click of a button on Google. And just how many people are searching for information? Well, Google now processes over 90,000 search requests per second.

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5 Ways to Refresh Your News Release Strategy

Beyond PR

Over the past few decades, the purpose of sending a press release has extended far beyond simply alerting the media of major corporate announcements. This is partially attributed to the evolution of how we send releases, who they are sent to, and the ever-growing types of influencers that have a hand in shaping your company brand and reputation. Distribution is now an opportunity to tell your company’s story to traditional media, online, social and other consumer audiences.

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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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3 reasons you should always have a trained media spokesperson available

Axia PR

One of the first things we do upon rising in the morning is check the news to see what’s happened overnight. Some seek out the weather report or stock reports, while others prefer to digest leading headlines or sports news. The fact that news occurs around the clock is one of the main reasons it’s imperative to have a trained media spokesperson on staff at all times.

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#MediaMonday – Jamie Faye Killin

HMA Public Relations

Meet this week's #MediaMonday guest, Jamie Killin, who happens to be both the web editor for Frontdoors and a writer for Thrillist. The post #MediaMonday – Jamie Faye Killin appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

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Relationship Advice: Your Nonprofit Organization and Building Community Organization Partnerships

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Alison Carville. How many times have you heard Sarah McLachlan’s song, “In the Arms of an Angel” on an ASPCA commercial? Or seen pink ribbons promoting breast cancer awareness? These are examples of two successful cause-related marketing and social responsibility platforms which are ingrained in our minds so much, we don’t hesitate to understand their connection with each other.

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The Value of Caring About Your Clients

BradleyPR

In our modern world, your clients are used to receiving quality service—fast. Every company—including yours—has a goal to provide a better product than its competitors. But how many companies focus on actually becoming friends with their clients? How many clients and customers walk away from a transaction feeling special? Linda Walton believes that public relations [.

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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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Top 6 questions public relations students ask us about the PR industry

Axia PR

A guide for a PR informational interview. At some point during their education, most public relations students receive the assignment to interview PR professionals about the industry, the job and to offer advice to someone considering a career in the profession. Trying to find a PR practitioner who is willing to speak to you can be frustrating. We know that PR pros are busy; and we also understand how important it is to help students prepare for their future in PR.

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How Prescription Drugs Are Introduced

HMA Public Relations

HMA Public Relations has participated in a number of pharmaceutical drug introductions over the years. One of the strategies then – and now – is to create a demand for the supply. The post How Prescription Drugs Are Introduced appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

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How to Succeed at Networking Events

Solo PR Pro

This is a guest post from Solo PR Pro Premium Member, Janet L Falk of Falk Communications and Research. A version of this article first appeared on Bulldog Reporter. The majority of solo PR Pros gain business through referrals, so it is vital to build and nurture strong networks. Janet's post offers practical, timeless tips on how to succeed at your next networking event.

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Professional Spotlight: Cody Craynor

BradleyPR

Cody Craynor is not just the Senior Manager of Strategic Analysis for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in their Public Affairs department, he is an excellent communicator and he is a world renown bead maker! Craynor is married with three kids and he met his wife while working on his undergraduate [.].

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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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6 ways to work with the Taylor Bennett Foundation

Sarah Stimson

If you’re an employer in comms and PR, either agency side or in-house, it’s likely that diversity is up there on your corporate agenda. I’ve written before on different initiatives which can help you tackle diversity issues in your organisation … Continue reading → The post 6 ways to work with the Taylor Bennett Foundation appeared first on SARAH STIMSON.

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Do We Really Have a Free Press?

HMA Public Relations

News broke last week that Sinclair Broadcast Group had its anchors from across the country recite the same scripted anti-print media message on camera. Is this what news stations will be like going forward? The post Do We Really Have a Free Press? appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

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Mulling on mentoring

The Hoffman Agency

By Mark Pinsent. Hoffman Europe Office, General Manager. I’ve been thinking about mentoring recently. Not thinking about doing it, as I already do (back to that in a second) but just about mentoring as a thing, and how useful it is, for both the mentee and the mentor. I count myself very lucky to be considered a mentor (informally, in the majority of cases) by a number of people I’ve worked with, met, or been introduced to over the past few years.