2017

10 Facts PR Influencers Know to Be True

Onclusive

Earlier this month, AirPR Chief Strategy Officer Rebekah Iliff joined Nasdaq for its #PRInfluencers series on Facebook Live. Hosted by Deirdre Breakenridge of Pure Performance Communications, and joined by fellow panelists Shonali Burke and Shannon Furey, the panel covered emerging PR trends including how corporate storytelling has changed in recent years and what PR professionals […]. Industry Insights & Trends nasdaq PRInfluencers PR influencers PR trends

I’ve been given a kick up the butt about Twitter, and it’s a good thing!

PR Warrior

I woke up today to a tweet in response to a tweet I had published: @trevoryoung or at least a very personal account where we can talk Geelong, Kate Ceberano and my strange relationship to PRs — Warren D (@nottheword) April 30, 2017 I realised at that point maybe I had dropped off in the personal connection… MORE. The post I’ve been given a kick up the butt about Twitter, and it’s a good thing! appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Social media Twitter

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First Black PR History Month Kick-off Event Hosted by the Museum of Public Relations

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Julien Perocheau, The Museum of Public Relations and Spector & Associates. On Thursday, February 9, at 6 p.m. the first-ever Black PR History Month will kick-off at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, in New York City. This event, sponsored in partnership with National Black Public Relations Society, will bring together professionals, students, and professors to celebrate the lives of prominent black public relations pioneers. Ivy Lee. Edward Bernays. Arthur Page.

10 Powerful B2B Marketing Influencers You Need to Follow

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing is a rich, diverse, and sometimes complex field. The growth of technology and social media add a new layer to this field. Sometimes it even feels like a struggle to keep up. That’s where influencers can make a huge difference. Influencers help us to stay on top of the trends and new developments that hit the industry. They guide us in breaking through the noise and undertanding what's happening within our industry.

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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Marketers to Increase PR Spending Over Next 5 Years – New Study Says

Business Wire

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the USC Center for Public Relations at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism have released a new report that offers a candid look at how marketers plan to tackle public relations in the upcoming years. The most eye-opening data found in the report is that 75% of respondents answered that they plan on increasing PR budgets over the course of the next five years.

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PR Tips For Successful Media Training

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It’s hard to overstate the importance of quality media-interview preparation to a successful public relations program. As most PRs know, an unprepared or ineffective spokesperson can unwittingly squander a media opportunity, while a well-prepared one can move it from mediocre to meteoric! Here are some “must-dos” along with new tips to incorporate into your media training arsenal. Good media training builds confidence.

Listen to Your Customers: Why You Need to Embrace Customer Complaints

Cision

This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can’t Afford to Ignore. . Are you listening—REALLY listening—to your customers, even (perhaps especially) those that are upset? When Erin Pepper began her job as head of marketing and guest relations at Le Pain Quotidien, a chain of 200+ bakery cafes, she announced to the management team a controversial plan: “I want to triple the number of complaints we get from customers,” she proclaimed.

Are PR and Branded Content Fake News?

Flack's Revenge

I attended a meeting of the NY Internet Society that featured a panel of media experts, journalists, and a Silicon Valley lawyer. They discussed the problem that has come to be called “Fake News” You can read about the session and see a YouTube video of the event by checking out my wrap on Hack the Feed. The neat label is deceptive because it’s an incredibly complex subject. Some say it’s about propaganda and spinning.

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IWF Montreal

ReimaginePR

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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.

How to grow your PR budget, in 3 steps

The Resolution Blog

The Public Relations industry has seen huge changes in the last five years. New forms of communication has brought new specialist talent and offerings. I spent six years in traditional PR agencies before moving to digital marketing where I spent a further six years specialising in SEO and working in-house with my clients to integrate digital marketing. I know how many specialist agencies there now are offering communications. I also know how PR agencies can compete and tap into new budgets.

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The 20 Responsibilities of PR and What They Entail

Onclusive

Most of us see what our jobs entail at the point of hire. Our job descriptions tells us what we’ll be responsible for in a given public relations or communications role, but we rarely reference the J.D. later as our roles evolve. This “PR scope creep” is partly due to ambition (hopefully) and partly due to the fact that the digital world in which we work is ever-expanding in nature — there’s always something new to learn and experiment with, especially in PR.

How to use content to build visibility for your business or personal brand

PR Warrior

The content you publish, distribute and amplify can have a huge impact on the degree of visibility your brand has in the marketplace or community in which you operate. But you need to be strategic about it. For inspiration, check out Lee Odden and the crew from Top Rank Marketing, software business Bamboo HR and Mark Masters from the ID… MORE. The post How to use content to build visibility for your business or personal brand appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young.

Reflect and Project: How has Your #PR education Prepared You for Your Career?

PR Expanded

A Guest Post Announcement by Ai Zhang, Professor, Stockton University. Spring semester has ended. Graduates have begun a new chapter in their lives. During times of transition, I love to reflect on the past and project into the future. As an educator, I’m constantly asking myself how teachers can better prepare students to excel in their careers; and more importantly, how can they create an impact in our society? Education and learning, they are critical to life success. .

How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

8 Marketing Tactics That Will Boost Your B2B Strategy

B2B PR Sense

How is your B2B strategy performing? Is it getting you the results you want? As any good coach will attest, you have to continually grow your team’s strengths to keep up with the competition. The same is true with marketing. As modern marketing expands and audiences change, new strategies emerge. If you want to stay on top of your game, you need to regularly add new methods to your playbook.

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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. An ardent entrepreneur, Sandra has spent the last 20 years helping technology, healthcare and professional services companies achieve their goals. Communicating in the digital age requires an understanding of today’s rapidly evolving popular platforms.

Uber Struggling to Maintain Success in US Market

Ronn Torossian

Ride-sharing brand, Uber, appears resigned to continue to lose money in its home market, the United States. The losses have less to do with the string of PR crises that have plagued the company over the past few years, and more to do with stiff completion from major rival, Lyft. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, as reported by Reuters, said: “The US is very, very competitive right now between us and Lyft, so I don’t see the US as being a particularly profitable market for … READ MORE ».

What Public Relations Can Learn From The Golden Globes

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

If part of your public relations planning this year features a thought leadership initiative including speaking engagements and awards for clients, there were some lessons to be learned from last night’s Golden Globes celebration of all things TV and movies. Despite what you hear, it’s not all party, party, party. Take a look at these examples for some interesting takeaways that can help make your execs shine at their next industry gathering or press event.

How to Boost Your Reputation on Google

Cision

When you are heading to a meeting or have a call with a potential client or customer, what’s the first thing you do? You Google them. Guess what happens when someone is going to meet you? They Google you. But, did you know that what people see when they Google you is within your control? Dictate Your Digital Footprint Destiny. Two years ago, if you typed “Christina Daves” (my name) into Google, the singer Christina Aguilera would be at the top of search results.

Lin Pophal on the Evolving Role and Field of PR

Flack's Revenge

I’ve known Lin Pophal for years through her work as a writer for eContent , HR Executive , and others; have pitched her client stories and my own thought leadership topics (I’m in her eContent story on content curation tools ). Earlier this year, Lin posted a Profnet about the changing world of PR. Readers here know that it’s a pet topic of mine, and I eagerly replied.

How to accurately value your startup for your next funding round

PR Daily

Valuing and deciding how much equity to give away of a company that you’ve, no doubt, put your heart and soul into is always going to be a gnarly issue. Unfortunately there is no single answer but here are a few tips that can help you to navigate this notoriously tricky territory. Generally when trying to value their company for a funding round, founders will ask one of these three questions: How much money should I raise? What percentage of the company should I give away?

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The Future of Twitter

The Proactive Report

The one thing you can rely on in Social Media is that there will be change. Each year new networks pop up and some go away. The major social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) have been fairly stable for the past five or six years. That might be about to change -Twitter just reported a dismal Q4 for 2016: 16 cents per share on revenue of $717 million. This was way below Wall Street’s expectations. Back in November 2016 the shares were $18. They are now at around $16.

The Most Powerful PR Metrics According to 5 PR Influencers

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While there isn’t a surefire answer to how to inspire world peace or peel a hard boiled egg in just one sweep, there are a few things I think we can all agree on: when it comes to measuring the success of a PR campaign, it’s all about them numbahs! We could talk for days […]. Industry Insights & Trends PR influencers PR measurement PR metrics public relations metrics

Think bigger! How to make the most of your content marketing ‘universe’

PR Warrior

When it comes to content marketing for PR, there’s a lot you can do. Hence the importance of having a strategy. But let’s put that aside for the moment. Let’s assume you’ve thought about your goals and your audience and the challenges, pain-points and informational gaps your customers might have around the products and services you… MORE. The post Think bigger!

PR Expanded Guest Post: My Experience as an Intern

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Rosaria Robidoux, Intern, Pure Performance Communications. Every internship is different. Different location, different department, different field. Within these internships there are five things every intern learns in different ways. When Deirdre asked if I would be interested in writing a post to discuss my experience as an intern, I immediately began talking to my friends who also have internships and started my brainstorming.

6 Public Relations Trends That Will Bring Success in the Coming Year

B2B PR Sense

It's easy to keep on top of cultural trends that beam out at us from all media. But how about public relations trends that can help your growth and development? These can be less accessible and tougher to master. Yet, they can help you get a jump start on the future. Read on to discover the trends that can give you a head start. Think of these trends like a tune-up for your car. Yeah, your car might run okay as is, or maybe you’re even used to all of its little quirks.

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Which Social Media Marketing Measurements Matter Most

Business Wire

The digital revolution has brought upon a whole new world of platforms and analytics. Although it can get confusing when scrolling down a long list of numbers, it’s important to pay attention because some of those numbers can help amplify your social marketing efforts. The key is knowing which metrics matter most.

Lockheed Investing in the Future

Ronn Torossian

Despite the recent order of more F-35s Lockheed Martin knows the days of fighter jets controlling the skies won’t last forever. The future of airborne war is increasingly trending toward unmanned aircraft. That means the venerated builder of the A-10, C-130, F-2, F-16, and Black Hawk helicopter, among others, is looking to make its mark in another field. Recent reports say Lockheed Martin is investing heavily in research and development to produce the next generation of satellite technology.

Should Public Relations Change Its Name?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A few years ago I dropped in on a client’s booth at an industry conference, and the company CEO introduced me – the founder of his company’s public relations agency – as the “publicist.” ” Who, me, a publicist? What he didn’t realize was that for some PR people, the term is faintly pejorative. It implies a kind of “smile-and-dial” media pitch person, or a celebrity’s press agent. Neither would describe my role.

How Journalists Say PR Can Fight Fake News

Cision

Fake news. An extraordinary recent addition to the American lexicon frequently heard in the news and speeches. Although sometimes applied pejoratively, the validity of news shared on social media is a concern for nearly everyone. A recent Pew survey found that only 11 percent of Americans completely trust the news that they read on social media. The Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study outs journalists as similarly skeptical.

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My Take on the Fake News Debate

Flack's Revenge

I attended the Daily News Innovation Lab’s session: Proposition: We can Solve the Fake News Problem. It featured an Oxford-style debate on whether there’s a solution to the fake news problem. Some very smart people from the worlds of media, business, and technology made great arguments for each side. It was entertaining and informative. I’m pleased to say that the optimists won, according to the audience vote at the end.

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5 ways social media has reshaped the PR industry

PR Daily

Its influence is simply too large to ignore. With a global usership in the billions, social media has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. While it has touched just about every industry under the sun in some capacity, it has had a huge—and arguably more pointed—impact on the public relations industry. From changing the way people consume their news to contributing to the rise of the citizen journalist, social media has forced PR pros and reporters to adapt or perish.