2017

10 Facts PR Influencers Know to Be True

AirPR

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

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.

Top 5 Digital Skills to Learn in 2018

The Proactive Report

It’s that time of year when predictions and suggestions are made for the new year. Forbes made a list of the digital skills they see as the most important and TEKSystems polled 250 CMOs to find out what they’re looking for in 2018.

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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.

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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.

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?

Introducing the five VITAL signs of PR (INFOGRAPHIC)

PR Warrior

At the heart of a robust public relations program beats five foundational elements that, when combined strategically, are critical to the ongoing reputational health (and success) of any business, government body or nonprofit organisation.

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Uber Struggling to Maintain Success in US Market

Ron 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.

How I used SeeDepth to Improve PR Measurement

SeeDepth

By Seedepth. GUEST POST by Mikala Vidal. As I wrote about in my last post , my approach to PR measurement has evolved over the years. In my last two jobs – one agency and one in house – I’ve used SeeDepth to monitor and measure results.

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.

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How To Gain The Benefit Of The Doubt In A Crisis

Melissa Agnes

When crisis strikes, you have mere moments to begin to gain (a semblance of) control over the narrative of the story. But what if, in those mere moments, your key stakeholders gave you the advantage of having the benefit of the doubt?

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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.

The 20 Responsibilities of PR and What They Entail

AirPR

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.

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.

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.

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.

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How to Write High-Quality Press Release Content

Cision

Generating and distributing your brand’s vital news is an important part of how you stay relevant in the minds of the media and your wider customer base. But a press release can do so much more than simply tell someone about your company.

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.

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Public Relations And The Big Lie

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As journalists grapple with “ alternative facts ” and the Trump administration’s war on the media, some professional public relations people are putting ourselves in the shoes of those who act as spokespersons for the new president. And those shoes are pretty uncomfortable.

Lockheed Investing in the Future

Ron 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.

PR Measurement Advice From The Client

SeeDepth

By Seedepth. GUEST POST By Mikala Vidal. I started my PR and marketing career almost 15 years ago.

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 ).

The Most Common Systematic Failure In Crisis Communication – And Odds Are, You’re Vulnerable To It

Melissa Agnes

One important aspect of your organization’s successful crisis management, is being able to reach out to, and communicate with, all impacted and relevant stakeholders, in a timely and efficient fashion.

How Brands Benefit From Exuding Real, Human Emotion

AirPR

As public relations professionals, we like to lament over fake news and how it’s misguiding people. While fake news is indeed the bane of journalism, everyone in business has, at some level, fabricated something.

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Blogging Tips for PR Pros

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Maris Callahan, Director of Public Relations for Donuts Inc. Fast forward almost ten years and blogging is so ubiquitous that not only are blogs supplanting traditional media channels as sources for breaking news, practically every single company I can think of has one.

How Fake News Affects PR

The Proactive Report

Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue.

5 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Candidate Experience

B2B PR Sense

As a hiring professional, you have a lot of responsibilities, and fostering a better candidate experience is one of them. Your job is to find the best fitting, most suitable candidate, but you are not completely sure that the candidate for the job you really want also wants you.

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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.

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How to communicate your brand story through micro-content

PR Warrior

When it comes to social media, let’s face it, it’s really easy to do stuff. We’ve all been there.

Public Relations And The Customer Journey

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A great PR campaign can generate positive brand awareness, which is clearly desirable. Who wouldn’t welcome a profile in a major national publication, or a Q&A with an influential trade? What about a flood of LinkedIn comments? That kind of engagement is always a good thing.

Bergdahl expected to offer “guilty” plea

Ron Torossian

Recently, the Associated Press announced that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl plans to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. This may seem like the right move for Bergdahl, who may well be the most universally reviled American soldiers of his generation. The Plea Statement.

Should Sandbox Learning Be The Future Of Education?

Mark My Words

Should Sandbox Learning Be The Future Of Education? by Terry Heick Two decades into the 21st century, highly-structured, formal learning environments may have run their course.

Trump is sucking the Air and Fun from PR and News

Flack's Revenge

There’s tension in the PR and media worlds, between the stories we’d love and the ones they want to write. Good PR is the art of finding common ground. Your client or company gets mentioned, the journalist likes the result, it’s a great article, and everyone goes home happy.

TCIP #059 – The Human Capital Component Of Crisis Management, With Sam Miller

Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #059 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes and Sam Miller. Earlier this week, I published a #crisisready video that discusses the emotional factors that can quickly escalate an incident to crisis-level.

Crisis Communications: 10 Steps for Building an Effective Plan

AirPR

Social media has fundamentally changed how people communicate in times of crisis. Just this month, victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma used social media to communicate with first responders, know where gas was available and follow emergency updates.

3 “Shuns” Social PR Superheroes Can’t Afford to Shun in 2017

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Shonali Burke, Social PR Strategist, Teacher and Trainer. As you read this, I’m about three-quarters of the way through my month-long working tour of India.

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.