Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

4 Tips to Create PR Campaigns that Stand Above Competitors

Cision

Capturing consumer attention has become increasingly difficult in a cluttered and ever-expanding ad space.

6 Steps To A Better PR RFP Process

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In our own informal polling on how to improve the client-agency experience, the desire to create a better public relations RFP process was near the top of the list.

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PR Measurement Tips

The Proactive Report

Every business or organization exists for a reason. It has a purpose, or it wouldn’t be there. It’s pretty easy to understand the goals of a commercial business and see how PR can support and further those goals.

Defining and Defending Truth

PRSay

The issue of being truthful or not has repeatedly been in the national news over these past few months and that is a good thing. It brings to our attention the importance of some fundamental values in our society such as honesty, integrity and truthfulness.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

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PR Rock Stars: 3M’s Heather Cmiel

Communications Conversations

I can’t really remember the first time I met Heather Cmiel. Which is kinda odd. Because Heather isn’t the kind of person you forget. In fact, I would think most people remember the first time they met Heather quite well because she’s a big personality and a very warm person.

4 Ways PR Firms Can Cut Costs and Improve Productivity in the Digital World

Cision

Public Relations has always been an important contributor to any company’s branding and marketing efforts. According to the Global Communications Report , the industry is expected to reach $20bn by 2020.

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Where Does Multi-Channel Marketing Fit into Your Strategy?

Beyond PR

Think about your tech habits in a given day. You might wake up, stretch, and check your phone for messages. Then when you get to the office, you’re on your computer…except when you have meetings and you switch to your laptop. Then when you get home, you hop on your tablet for a little downtime.

The best email pitch, backed by numbers

Prezly

When it comes to email pitches, we’ve all learned that there is no silver bullet. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things you can do to improve your results. In 2016, over 8.5 million emails were sent using Prezly. That’s about 23.000 per day.

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.

4 Signs Your PR Measurement Practices Could Be Better

AirPR

By now you’ve likely begun to implement some updated PR measurement practices to more accurately prove the value of your work. I’m talking data that dives far deeper than impressions and press hits.

Top PR Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Mistakes in PR planning or execution are costly, particularly when you consider the typical investment in a top public relations agency team. But errors aren’t always predictable, which is one reason why PR is endlessly fascinating as well as frustrating as a career.

Mindfulness: Hospitals promoting calming techniques

PR Daily

If you haven’t noticed, mindfulness is having its “moment” today—just as yoga did 10 years ago. In “The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.,” David Gelles explores ways we’re being sold the idea that we can buy mindfulness. He’s right; just go to the app store on your phone.

Why Selling Yourself is Hard and What to Do About It

Solo PR Pro

Independent and small business owners across industries often express difficulty in selling themselves to clients. Even for those who have been in sales positions find it difficult to make the switch when they are faced with selling their own business.

How to Identify the Influencers You Need to Engage

You need to understand who your community is and what makes them tick. You need to identify your “tribe” -- those who are immersed in your subject and have a following.

The biggest challenges facing today’s social media job seeker

Communications Conversations

I’m not a recruiter. I’m not a hiring manager. And, I’m not looking to hire anyone at ACH Communications (I have all the help I need at the moment!). So, I want to start this post by making it clear that I’m not a recruiting specialist, nor do I hire people on a routine basis.

A Case for Uber’s No. 2 Executive Coming from the PR Ranks

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, posted on the company’s website last week that the hunt is on for a No.

Lessons for PR pros from the BBC Skype interview dad

PR Daily

For media relations experts, nothing produces more anxiety than an interview on live TV. An anchor can pivot from a previously discussed line of questioning, leaving your executive hung out to dry in front of thousands or even millions of viewers.

What’s Your True Social Media Dharma?

Social PR Chat

Social media is more than going through the motions of a like, share, find, schedule, and publish. In order to be successful in social media, a brand must understand its true purpose and intention. If you practice yoga, you might have heard the word dharma.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

Insights from expert marketing and communications pros who are doing it today.

The Competitive Edge of Marketing Tools Stems from Application [UML]

Sword and the Script

There is more than one way to view tools of the marketing or PR trade. One way is an instrument that accentuates skill: who do you blame for crooked nails, the carpenter or the hammer? The emphasis here is on talent or ability.

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Behind the Headlines with Crosby Noricks

Cision

Crosby Noricks is the founder and director of PR Couture , the leading source for fashion and lifestyle communicators and the author of Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR. Further, just last month, in light of their 10-year anniversary, PR Couture announced the creation of their very first inaugural award program, the 2017 Bespoke Communication Awards (the BCAs) , to celebrate excellence among those working in fashion and lifestyle communications.

15 tools that can power your PR efforts

PR Daily

There are no shortcuts in public relations, but there is help. Developing a successful PR campaign is an effective way to raise awareness for your business, build credibility with your audience, send out a positive message to your customers, and manage your brand’s reputation.

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Things That Go Tweet in the Night

Waxing UnLyrical

This has been a CRAZY week if you work in the digital/social media space. Through the looking glass. First there was the whole Rachel Maddow thing. “ WE HAZ TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS!!!!! … from 2005.” ” Bubble. Burst.

Revenue Generating News Releases: How to Optimize Strategy and Improve ROI

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

How too many metrics may be worse than none at all

Media Bullseye

Data and metrics have become an important part of the work of public relations professionals.

How to Lose a Customer and Tarnish Your Brand in One Easy (Mis)Step

PR News

Rarely do I mess with cookies, except to eat them. But an experience over the last two weeks with a furniture retailer had me clearing the cookies from my computer. So annoyed was I by the poor customer service and the constant retargeting of ads from this particular furniture store that I resorted to cleaning… Continued. The post How to Lose a Customer and Tarnish Your Brand in One Easy (Mis)Step appeared first on PR News Blog.

PR pros’ guide to AP style

PR Daily

For journalists, The Associated Press Stylebook is the industry bible. They live and die by its grammar and style rules, and most have taken numerous journalism school classes to perfect writing in alignment with AP style.

If there is a Best Practice in Marketing, it’s Being Different

Sword and the Script

How do you get attention in a crowded room full of loud conversation? One technique is to stand up and tap a wine glass with a utensil. This has become a way proven method for obtaining the attention of a room at a range of events from wedding receptions to networking gatherings.

5 B2C Tactics That Are Sure to Boost Your B2B Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

In what seems like a blink of an eye, B2C and B2B marketing have become strange bedfellows. The chasm between the two discliplines has shrunk and we need to get onboard. Let's get started. What Has Changed in B2B? Once upon a time you never would have seen B2B companies use a fun video about a product or industry. Yet, this has become the norm for many B2B companies -- with great success! Other traditionally B2C tools and methods have been implemented within B2B in recent years to good effect.

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How to Get Your Pitch Accepted and Eventually Rejected

PR News

“Journalists are grammar nerds.” – Kristen Page-Kirby, Senior Arts Editor, Washington Post Express “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” – Attributed to several people, including: Will Rogers, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and the U.S. advertising industry.

What eBay’s new advertising model means to marketers

PR Daily

As online retail overtakes brick-and-mortar shopping, e-commerce giant eBay’s attitude toward advertising is changing. The company recently announced that it is cracking down on product ads that link to third-party sites, and is launching an in-house ad sales process in house.

One Action That Automatically Makes You a Better Listener

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. I recognize the value of multi-tasking. In today’s business environment, the staccato nature of incoming requests requires one to toggle back and forth across many tasks at once. Maybe the Boy Scouts should offer a merit badge for handling Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram while cooking freeze-dried mashed potatoes. Yet, one of the inevitable downsides of.more.

What’s The Best Way To Train Your Staff To Be Crisis-Ready?

Melissa Agnes