Sat.May 21, 2016 - Fri.May 27, 2016

article thumbnail

Behind the Headlines With Jeff Monford

Cision

Why does your organization matter? If you can’t answer that question, your audience won’t understand your organization’s value. Jeff Monford, managing director at The Pollack PR Marketing Group, says successful communication starts with understanding your organization, why it is unique and how it can help solve your audience’s problems. In this interview, Jeff discusses how to engage your audience, why it’s important to be honest and open during a crisis and how a third-party advocate can benefi

article thumbnail

How Public Relations Is Like High School

Onclusive

As a PR professional, I am constantly educating those around me that do not work in the industry about what public relations is and does. Even those who work in other facets of marketing often can not describe PR with confidence. In honor of school years ending, but in light of the fact that education […].

Publicity 199
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

article thumbnail

Before You Launch Your #Podcast, Consider these Five Tips

Deirdre Breakenridge

With the dramatic increase in podcast listening hours in the US, and the rise of mobile usage, marketing professionals are exploring the world of podcasting; how to launch a show and the strategies to attract and build a large community of engaged listeners. In 2015, Americans listened to approximately 21.1 million hours of podcasts per day, according to Edison Research.

Energy 190
article thumbnail

How to Develop a Strong and Practical Crisis Management Governance Model

Melissa Agnes

Your crisis management governance model serves as one of the foundational elements of your entire crisis management program. It defines everything from the structure, roles and responsibilities of your crisis team, straight through to your internal escalation process. When working with clients to develop a scalable crisis management program, their governance structure is one of the first things I focus on developing.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

3 Areas to Measure to Establish Thought Leadership

Cision

Your audience is skeptical of your brand. They want to know that you are honest, trustworthy and reliable before they do business with you. But your communication alone won’t always convince them your brand can deliver on its promises. So how can you build trust and gain credibility in your industry? You need to become a thought leader. Becoming a thought leader takes time and a targeted strategy.

More Trending

article thumbnail

Rhetoric vs Story: The Art of Persuasion

ReimaginePR

I’m sure at some point in your life, you were the victim of an unfortunate infomercial. No doubt, the cheerful host and the inventor of the latest must-have gadget dished about the unique features that were supposedly unmatched to anything currently on the market, and then they launched into the familiar spiel of two-for-the-price-of-one and free shipping and yada, yada, yada.

article thumbnail

PR’s Future: What Will The Next 10 Years Bring?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It seems there’s no end to the conversation over how public relations will change in the coming years. Predictions, warnings, and optimistic expectations about the future of PR and communications abound. It’s helpful for a PR team to consider what lies ahead, as it helps keep us sharp, adaptable, and in a constant learning mode. Looking too far ahead can be daunting, so here we consider what the next 10 years will bring.

Viral 136
article thumbnail

Even More Social Media Experts Weigh In with Top-Notch Advice

Cision

Last month, I talked to six professionals who use social media marketing to further their brands. You got some insightful tips on how to go beyond the basics of social media, and since so many people gave such useful advice, I needed to write round two! Find Industry Influencers. Sometimes your efforts alone aren’t enough to really boost awareness of your brand.

article thumbnail

The times they are a-changin'

Steve Barrett on PR

Former Mike and the Mad Dog front man Mike Francesa proved this week he was resistant to change others see as inevitable - modern communicators and marketers don't have that luxury, as this week's social media Wookiee viral show illustrated.

Viral 99
article thumbnail

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!

article thumbnail

The real reason the PR agency model is broken

Communications Conversations

I’m not a career agency guy. I didn’t cut my teeth at Spong. I didn’t work my way up from intern to VP at Weber. I just don’t have a ton of experience in the agency world. But, I did spend time at two agencies earlier in my career (Concept Group–a small marcom shop in St. Paul, and Beehive–a PR shop in St. Paul). And I can tell you this: The agency billing model is broken.

Agency 87
article thumbnail

Perfecting Your PR Messaging

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Crafting the right messaging for public relations is like laying a strong foundation for a solid PR program. Whether your brand is strictly B2B or consumer, it’s worth spending the time to make sure core messages are bulletproof, easy to understand, and translatable in any format. This must hold true whether your team is speaking to media contacts, a room full of potential investors, or prospective customers.

article thumbnail

How The Los Angeles Times Decides Which Stories Have Star Power

Cision

Media professionals cannot sit around waiting for pitches if they expect to have an impact on their audiences. The velocity of the newsroom has sped up and with so many publishing options and communication platforms, it shows no sign of slowing down. So how can communication professionals keep up? We turned to the top arts and entertainment editors at the Los Angeles Times for answers.

Film 211
article thumbnail

What Marketers Can Learn from the 2016 PRSA Health Academy Conference

MaccaPR

I've been immersed in the life sciences ever since I was around 10 years old – first partaking in homemade science experiments in my bedroom and then extracting DNA from ticks in my dad's microbiology laboratory during the summer. After college I transitioned to a job at a life science marketing agency in Chicago and am now helping healthcare clients with their communications strategies here at Maccabee.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Look Around You: What Don’t You See?

PR News

Portraits in the hallway. Your team. Resumes. The About Us page on your website. When you look closely at the things and people you’re surrounded by every day at work, do you get the sense that maybe you need to call shenanigans? Are all the portraits hanging in the company lobby of male leaders? Do… Continued. The post Look Around You: What Don’t You See?

article thumbnail

Fixing Common Content Mistakes: Dotting the Is and Crossing the Ts in Your Press Release

Beyond PR

There are a lot of things to consider when getting your news release or content ready for promotion. However, even after you and your colleagues run through the checklist and double-check distribution details, you’re not done. “Communicators must figure out how to tell the larger story of their brands or products in a way that connects emotionally with their audience and inspires them to act,” writes the author of our white paper Driving Credibility & Success for Your Brand: How to Earn More

article thumbnail

5 Challenges to Effective Communication

Cision

We had a dinner party a few nights ago, and when talking about the entertainer Drake, our neighbors had a curious response: “Who’s Drake?” My wife told them that Drake was a singer that dated Rihanna, another guest told them that Drake was the fellow that was dating Serena Williams during the Western and Southern Open last year, and I told them that Drake was the fellow who had issues with Meek Mill.

article thumbnail

 #WordtotheWise: e.g. vs. i.e.

Reputation Us

Since these abbreviations are both Latin, let’s ensure we are not speaking Greek. The Latin phrase “id est,” means “that is,” and can be abbreviated “i.e.,” (not “t.i.”) to further explain something. The abbreviation of “exempli gratia,” meaning “for example” is useful when you want to provide a few examples of something, but not a complete list. Here are a couple examples: > In Portland, we often improve our belongings with specific, decorations; i.e. , we put a bird on it. > Portland h

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Jose Mourinho produced a PR masterclass to land his dream job at Manchester United

Mark My Words

Jose Mourinho’s journey to Manchester United is the culmination of an impressive behind-the-scenes campaign of media manipulation. Assistant professors at Harvard Business School – where Sir Alex Ferguson has taught – would call it strategic positioning. It has been a masterclass in PR and playing between the lines. To read more: [link].

Media 60
article thumbnail

SEO and Discoverability: Similar, But Not the Same (+ 5 Tips for Content Discoverability)

Beyond PR

A major part of the content marketing role is optimizing and getting traffic to your blog posts, white papers, press releases, articles, videos, and other assets that drive leads into the sales funnel. Two terms that are frequently seen together, SEO and discoverability, can sometimes confuse people. Although similar in many ways, there is a fine difference which is important to understand.

SEO 75
article thumbnail

The Difference Between Normal & Delightful Content

Cision

What makes one article, image, video or podcast delightful and another fall flat? While it often seems like some mysterious touch of divine inspiration separates the two, the answer is actually pretty simple. Delightful content is content that knows its audience. It’s content that understands what its audience expects – and then delivers a relevant and helpful message that goes above and beyond that expectation.

Analytics 200
article thumbnail

5 Things You Should Know About Digital Public Relations

Stern + Associates

In this new era of digital public relations, PR and communications pros are just starting to get acquainted with its possibilities and best practices. The post 5 Things You Should Know About Digital Public Relations appeared first on Stern Strategy Group.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Manchester Utd’s PR is stuck in the dark ages

Mark My Words

Louis Van Gaal reportedly first heard of his sacking from his wife after she’d seen the BBC breaking news alert. Harsh stuff. Despite the FA cup win there clearly was no love lost between the Dutchman and the Glazer family. As the bungled leaking of Van Gaal’s sacking showed –first he was out, then he wasn’t, then he definitely was- the club’s PR is stuck in the dark ages.

article thumbnail

Hashtag Campaigns and Other Advocacy-Building Tips for Nonprofits

Beyond PR

Today, I’m rocking one sock at work. And not just because of my long-running trials finding the matching one. It’s because I support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and they found a way to get me involved. In honor of today’s National Missing Children’s Day, NCMEC is currently working on their #RockOneSock campaign, which found its way to me organically in my social network.

article thumbnail

3 Ways You’re Measuring Social ROI Wrong

Cision

Social media makes up 10.7 percent of marketing budgets. Yet, many brands don’t know how to measure their social ROI. Do you? If you’re unable to map your social efforts back to the bottom line, your likes, favorites and shares will never be taken seriously. You need to show how your social strategy impacts your business to show executives and stakeholders its value.

article thumbnail

5 Things You Should Know About Digital Public Relations

Stern + Associates

Public relations, as we know it, continues to evolve, adapting to a world where people trust influencers on social media just as much as their friends and family. Enter a. The post 5 Things You Should Know About Digital Public Relations appeared first on Stern Strategy Group.

article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Hire The Right Team: SeeDepth CEO To Speak At Bullhorn Engage

Mindful Marketing

By Seedepth. Our Founder and CEO, Christine Perkett , will speak at Bullhorn’s Engage2016 next month. Engage is an event for exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with accelerating. your business growth. You’ll learn to build better business relationships and boost your performance. by more effectively engaging with your customers and employees.

article thumbnail

Influencer Insights: Media Moves and Intel for May 23

Beyond PR

Today’s public relations professionals need to know not only who is going where, but also how to communicate more effectively with those journalists, bloggers and influencers making moves. Keep reading for the latest industry insights, including a look at the new public editor at The New York Times, the new political editor at Business Insider, and reviews of four personal finance blogs you should be reading.

Media 65
article thumbnail

3 Steps to Analyzing Your PR Measurement Data

Cision

Data is essential to successful public relations now and in the future, but 53 percent of professionals still find measurement to be their biggest skills gap. Will you adapt to the evolving landscape or let competitors lead the way? If you don’t have accurate data or know how to analyze it, you’ll fail to grasp which campaigns have the most impact on your audience.