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7 Ways Students Can Use the Digital Space to Enhance Their Brand Today

Deirdre Breakenridge

PR Expanded Student Series : A guest post by Shawn Bond, a Student at American University. Jeff Bezos said that your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room. Because the digital space gives people a new way to take a look into who you are, here are 7 steps to use so digital to work for you. Perform a digital audit. The first step in boosting your brand is understanding what’s currently out there.

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PR Attribution Has No Silver Bullet

Cision

Werewolves, vampires, ghosts and goblins all have one thing in common — they are fantasies and when brought into the light of day most of them will turn to dust. PR attribution that is tied to a single metric is similar, reliance on a single number to track value to a PR program won’t integrate with the rest of an organization. For example, messaging analysis, looking at how often a set of branded talking points proliferate fails to explore the impact of those messages on purchasing intent

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How to Use AI to Build a Brand Narrative

Onclusive

AirPR’s new Research Trends TM provides insight into how to build a brand Narrative. When your brand builds a clear narrative and fine-tunes messaging, it clears the way for reaching both your customers and other decision makers. Identifying the long-form narrative that your brand wants to convey, along with a brief message that is unified and concise, is key to your success.

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7 PR Tips For Digital Reputation Management

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

One foundation of a good public relations campaign is reputation management. Whether for a brand or an individual, most good PR people spend their time helping internal or external clients create a positive perception among key audiences or building a specific kind of reputation in the marketplace. The growth of social and digital media, of course, presents both challenges and opportunities for reputation management.

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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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I’m in the Mood for a Good Holiday Story

Business Wire

by Millicent Hasandras, Business Wire Fall just started recently, but I can't stop thinking about. Holiday Story Time. I love the holiday news cycle. Every year I look forward to pictures of kittens in silly outfits, outlandish gift guides, intriguing cocktail recipes, and crazy predictions by Futurists. When you’re in PR, the holiday season starts early with long-lead publication deadline dates and doesn’t stop until the final “last-minute gift ideas” blog posts published in late December.

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Is GE Getting Booted Out of the DOW?

Ronn Torossian

General Electric is not having a good year. The company has been down of late, with stocks falling and earnings reports landing even lower than many people expected. By the numbers GE has dropped more than 30 percent, making it number 30 with a bullet when compared to, um, 29 other companies that make up the DOW stock average. Yes, you read that right.

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How to Apologize If Your Brand Messes Up

Prowly

Missteps will happen. Some do a good job of apologizing (Southwest) while others not so much (United). Southwest’s apology was immediate and sincere, while it took United three attempts to finally begin to get it right. The post How to Apologize If Your Brand Messes Up appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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I'm in the Mood for a Good Holiday Story

Business Wire

Fall just started recently, but I can't stop thinking about. Holiday Story Time. I love the holiday news cycle. Every year I look forward to pictures of kittens in silly outfits, outlandish gift guides, intriguing cocktail recipes, and crazy predictions by Futurists. When you’re in PR, the holiday season starts early with long-lead publication deadline dates and doesn’t stop until the final “last-minute gift ideas” blog posts published in late December.

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How Agencies and In-House Teams Bring Out the Best in Each Other

Cision

There’s a new trend in the creative world — more companies are building their own in-house teams for a range of creative work that used to be assigned to external agencies. In fact, nearly 60 percent of brands who are members of the Association of National Advertisers say they have in-house creative teams, which is an increase of about 18 percent over the past seven years.

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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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Women Sue Uber for Equal Pay

Ronn Torossian

When it comes to company crisis mode, it’s best not to stay there because of a variety of problems. Best to deal with a crisis and leave it far behind, but that’s hard to do if the company faces one problem after another. That seems to be where Uber is these days. The latest … three female engineers at Uber Technologies Inc. have filed a discrimination suit against the company for gender and race bias.

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5 Success Strategies For PR Pitching

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Successful media pitching in public relations has always relied on the combination of a good idea, well-timed and well-packaged to offer up to appropriate journalists. Many times, however, the factor that turns a pitch into a pitch-perfect placement is chutzpah! A little bit of thoughtful “audacity” can often make the difference between a journalist ignoring or embracing your great idea.

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Explore Feed—Is There Anything Brands Should Be Nervous About?

Prowly

“Facebook may make it harder for people to see publishers’ stories, unless those publishers pay to promote them,” the headlines of industry portals cried last week. What are experts saying about this? Is there anything brands should be afraid of? The post Explore Feed—Is There Anything Brands Should Be Nervous About? appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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Earned Media Rising Podcast With Linda Rutherford and Chris Kuechenmeister

Cision

In the second episode of Earned Media Rising , Southwest Airlines’ Linda Rutherford and Frito-Lay North America’s Chris Kuechenmeister discuss how brands have effectively evolved how they use storytelling to drive authenticity; the importance of transparency in today’s market; how can organizations be the guardians of their brand, especially in the age of social media, and what do they see as the next evolution for content creation?

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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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How to crack your first client meeting

The Resolution Blog

A great relationship is the key to a successful client/agency relationship so you really want to make a great first impression. This can be a little daunting, so here’s a quick guide to preparing for your first client meeting: Make them succeed If you can make your client look good in their role, you are onto a winner. Take time to learn about them and what their job role is like.

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4 Key PR Trends to Watch in 2018

PR News

I haven’t heard Christmas tunes in the shops of New York yet, but any minute they’ll be cranking them out. Once I hear that first awful new version of Mel Tormé’s “The Christmas Song” everything’s going to become a blur of activity, shopping and consumption. Already I’m having mid-January visions of discarded Christmas trees on… Continued.

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Brand journalism case study: How the University of St. Thomas covered the largest Division III Football Game in U.S. History

Communications Conversations

Not sure if you heard, but Target Field hosted a small football game last month. Truth be told, it was a very BIG football game–both in terms of the matchup, and size of the crowd in attendance. The St. Thomas/St. John rivalry has been around for decades, but when they played at Target Field on Sept.23, both were ranked in the top 20. And, 37,000+ people were on hand to see it–making that game the biggest D-3 football game in history.

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Top 10 Sports Radio Stations in Texas

Cision

Now that the Houston Astros have won the World Series for the first time in franchise history, let’s take a look at all the sports radio stations that have been chatting about their historic win. Here are the top 10 sports radio stations in Texas rated by Nielsen Audio ratings. 1. KRLD-FM , 105.3 The Fan — Dallas — 612,900. 2. KILT-AM Sports Radio 610 — Houston — 447,100. 3.

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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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Deconstructing a Businessweek Story on a T-shirt Factory for PR Lessons

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Talk about a mismatch in supply and demand. Thousands of companies strive for feature stories in business publications like Businessweek, Fortune and The Economist. Supply can probably accommodate 1 percent of demand (at the most).

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The Value of Strategic Communications in the PRSA MBA/Business School Program

PRSay

Nearly a decade ago, the PRSA Foundation sponsored research that found only 23 percent of graduate business schools consistently provide instruction in reputation management, corporate communications and related ethical dimensions. In 2010, PRSA commissioned a study conducted by MWW and Kelton to explore the gap for strategic communications training in MBA programs.

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Explore Feed – Czy marki maj? si? czego obawia??

Prowly

Facebook może utrudnić użytkownikom oglądanie treści wydawców, chyba że ci zgodzą się płacić za ich promowanie – straszyły nagłówki portali branżowych w ubiegłym tygodniu. Jak do tematu podchodzą eksperci? Czy marki rzeczywiście mają się czego obawiać? The post Explore Feed – Czy marki mają się czego obawiać? appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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Did we blow our chance to change the marketing world with social media?

Communications Conversations

Last week, I attended a momentous event for those of us here in Minneapolis. Our 100th Social Media Breakfast. No other SMB in the country has made it to 100 yet–quite a testament to the community we have here in Minnesota. And, it never happens without Rick Mahn (who founded our SMB) and Jen Jamar and Mykl Roventine, who have kept it afloat ever since.

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5WPR Consumer Culture Report 2024

5WPR’s fifth annual Consumer Culture report takes a look at consumer spending culture, the biggest influences behind buying behaviors, and emerging trends.

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State of Social Media 3Q 2017: Facebook Nears $5 ARPU

Shift Communications

Facebook, the largest social network and arguably the largest product ever made for the human race intentionally, released its 3Q 2017 earnings. Let’s see what the behemoth had to say. User Growth. After passing 2 billion monthly active users last quarter, Facebook notched another 72 million or so new monthly active users for 3.29% growth. Surprisingly, some of that growth came from North America, traditionally a fairly stable market for the giant: Mobile Users.

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Time for Twitter, Facebook, and Google to show real responsibility

Steve Barrett on PR

Whether they accept they are media companies or not, the social media behemoths have to pay more attention to security and be subject to the same rules and regulations that mainstream media players abide by.

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Wp?yw typografii na czytelno?? tekstu

Prowly

Przygotowując publikacje webowe, dążymy do stworzenia przestrzeni, która na tyle dopasuje się do potrzeb czytelnika, że stanie się integralną częścią jego codzienności. Jeśli artykuły są wygodne w odbiorze, rosną szanse na to, że jednorazowy odbiorca stanie się stałym czytelnikiem. The post Wpływ typografii na czytelność tekstu appeared first on Prowly Magazine.

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How to listen

Stephen Waddington

Listening is fundamental to good relationships and critical to organisational communication. But it’s a much underrated skill that is seldom taught. My grandfather was an incredible listener. We’d work on a shared project in his workshop. He gave me his time and attention. They are two of the most valuable things in anyone’s gift. I don’t ever remember him offering a solution but that was part of his skill.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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Should you remove author names from blog posts when employees leave?

Communications Conversations

Last week, together with my friends at Bellmont Partners, we held our most recent Talking Points event focused on corporate blogging 2.0. Our panelists, Kevin Hunt (General Mills and my podcast partner-in-crime), Krysta Larson (director of external communications and content at CH Robinson) and Chris Havens (internal communications manager at Best Buy) did a fantastic job talking about how their corporate blogs have evolved the last 2-3 years.

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What PR Professionals Can Learn from Being Reporters First

Barokas

Before I discovered PR, I was dead set on becoming a fashion journalist. Until I took my first college course on it, I didn’t even know what PR was. In my introductory journalism classes, my professors made it sound like PR professionals were magical fixtures at every event who could answer all of my questions. At the time, I probably equated the profession to an event planner more than anything else.

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How PR measurement can improve public health

Stuart Bruce

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has published a report claiming that money invested in public health improvement is bad value for money. It claims that “many public health improvement programmes are not measured by whether they are cost effective, or even if they work at all.”. Like all reports from the Taxpayers’ Alliance this one is flawed and inaccurate.