2020

How To Set Expectations In Public Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations is known for being versatile, occasionally glamorous, and, yes, stressful. In fact, CareerCast listed “PR executive” as one of the top ten most stressful gigs in its 2019 Most Stressful Jobs report. Some of the pressure we encounter in PR is preventable, however.

Media Relations Shrinks as a Public Relations Service; Cliff Notes to 3 Industry Reports

Sword and the Script

Studies find media relations isn’t the top PR service anymore; PR weakness on technical skills; execs are key to shaping corporate social positions Several interesting reports on the PR industry were published earlier in 2020 but got lost in the blur that unfolded since.

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How to Do Public Relations for a Startup in 2020 | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Launching a startup is hard enough, and while going through this process in 2020 might seem like a truly daunting task, it is possible. In fact, we asked three industry experts to weigh in on PR’s importance to successfully supporting a startup in 2020. public relations

Navigating the media in 2020—what PR pros should know

Agility PR Solutions

Reading the news this year, it seems as though another major story breaks and upends the status quo every day. Between the coronavirus outbreak, a struggling economy, calls for racial justice, environmental catastrophe and a highly contested presidential campaign, there’s no shortage of media fodder.

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How Startup Leadership Can Inspire the Team to Deliver Results and Become Great

Inspiring the team to do their best, break through barriers and achieve milestones is the core responsibility of the startup leadership. Inspiring people to do great requires installing confidence and the ability to learn from setbacks and failures.

How to Succeed with Personal Branding on LinkedIn

B2B PR Sense

LinkedIn has all the features needed for personal branding. From its resume-like feel to its in-house publishing platform, you'll find everything to make your brand shine. But that doesn't mean that your personal brand will be an automatic success.

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Growing a Business With 2020 Marketing Trends

Ronn Torossian

Business owners, as well as marketers, are constantly looking for ways to improve and are always prioritizing the newest trends to promote brands and corporations.

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How to sell in to news desks during a pandemic

The Resolution Blog

The PR industry has had to adapt to a huge change recently. Not only have many comms strategies had to change, we’ve never had a news agenda like this.

The 1st Winner of the PR Expanded Student Video Contest is …

Deirdre Breakenridge

When I teamed up with Professor Jennie Donohue last year, we wanted to create an assignment for her UMASS at Amherst Intro to PR class that was an opportunity for students to create content based on what they learned during the semester.

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How to Work Zoom

ReimaginePR

Susan McLennan from Reimagine PR walks you through how to work Zoom — everything from how to optimize your video and mic settings to changing your name on the screen to spotlighting, pinning, hiding, and bringing back your video — and one career-saving thing to know about the chat function.

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Generating Leads with Facebook: A Guide for Businesses

In this Facebook guide for businesses, we’ll help you strategize with tips and techniques straight from our playbooks. We also let you in on the best practices for improving your lead gen campaigns, starting with a review of your performance metrics.

Public Relations Review

PR for Anyone

Now is the time to up-level your marketing plan by adding in free publicity. What we know for sure is that the more visibility you get, more potential customers and clients can learn about you and that means more business for you and ultimately more revenue and profits.

PR And Communications Trends For 2021

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In PR and elsewhere, 2020 has been a year like no other. Even the Oxford English Dictionary is at a loss for words to describe it. If we could wipe it off the calendar and start again, most of us probably would.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging and How to Avoid Them

Cision

Being a serial writer is a demanding and mysterious craft. Have you committed one of these 7 blog killers? Media Blog

Hola and Hello: When Translation Isn’t Enough to Reach the U.S. Hispanic Market | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

We recently wrapped National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) celebrations, but it doesn’t mean your media outreach efforts must stop right there. For Latinos, Hispanic Heritage is all year round, so let’s make sure you’re not missing out. public relations media relations

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.

Why listening is a superpower for social media managers

PR Daily

Here are some ways to make sure that your brand building on social media is a two-way street with consumers. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”. That’s from Stephen Covey’s best-selling 1989 book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

How to Win at Content Marketing During a Pandemic

B2B PR Sense

Unprecedented times. Uncertain times. Disastrous times. All terms used to describe the current pandemic. But what does that mean for your content marketing, thought leadership and personal branding strategies? Can you continue your content marketing during a pandemic?

5 Powerful Owned Media Strategies (Part 2 of 2)

Onclusive

In our last blog , we shared some insights on consumer behavior with the media. Research shows that both paid and traditional media are becoming less trusted, and therefore less effective, owned media has become a critical cornerstone of the marketing mix.

WHAT IS A CULTURAL INFLUENCER?

Ronn Torossian

We’ve heard about celebrity macro and micro influencers. And now, cultural influencers?

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.

A super-simple explanation of how your PR is boosting your client’s results on Google

The Resolution Blog

Getting your website to appear for a lot of search terms, also known as SEO, can seem very complex - full of algorithms and computer wizardry. While there is a technical element to it, PR plays a bigger role than you may think.

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THE 2nd WINNER OF THE PR EXPANDED STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST IS …

Deirdre Breakenridge

It’s time to unveil our 2nd PR Expanded video contest winner. A big congratulations goes to Nicole Morin, a UMASS at Amherst student, for creating her video on “Why PR Professionals Should Practice Strategic Communications.”

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B2B Brand Storytelling – Using Stories to Engage

ReimaginePR

Smiling black businesswoman leader tells a story as part of her B2B Brand Storytelling Strategy. A fav client of ours asked me to review a pitch recently because they wanted to try out some brand spanking new B2B Brand Storytelling.

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Getting Publicity in The Age of Coronavirus

PR for Anyone

“What Can You Niche Down To Help People In This Age Of Coronavirus?” Watch the full YouTube video >> HERE The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt many people’s lives. However, there are many opportunities where you can get media coverage and share your knowledge with the world.

Spreading the Good News: Four Best Practices for Construction Projects

The I-5 High Occupancy Vehicle Improvement Project upgraded a 3-mile segment of the I-5 traversing Santa Ana and Orange, CA. Hill developed a public awareness and community outreach plan in collaboration with key stakeholders, organizations, communities,

Five Types Of Bylined Content That Work For PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As outlined in my post on PR tips for effective bylines , bylined content is a powerful part of a B2B PR plan. It can help deliver key messages, communicate expertise and drive thought leadership for business brands.

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5 Problems Brands Come to you to Solve: Metrics

Cision

As PR and comms professionals, what should we help brands measure? Which metrics matter? Comms Best Practices

How to Grab Attention and Maintain Interest with Your Press Release Headline | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

News releases are used every day to inform audiences about recent changes within an organization. Some are successful, garnering editorial coverage, attention and eyeballs. Many others are glanced at and ignored. What is the difference?

5 proven strategies for making better decisions in stressful moments

PR Daily

To craft better crisis messaging, bolster your emotional resilience and stay cool when the heat is on, follow this data-backed guidance from two distinguished psychologists. The tensions of 2020 have taken a toll on leaders and workers alike.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

How to Ace Video for Personal Branding

B2B PR Sense

Looking for that next thing to give your personal brand a leg up? How about video? Using video for personal branding has helped many people to expand their brand and reach more audiences. And COVID-19 has created an atmosphere where video thrives.

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PR Aikido: 3 Techniques For Winning In The Media

Onclusive

The ancient Japanese martial art of Aikido focuses on using an opponent’s own energy against them. Practitioners execute a series of movements that redirect a competitor’s attack momentum in order to neutralize their offense.

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Ready for the Holiday Season?

Ronn Torossian

Kids may not be permitted to sit on Santa’s lap this year but with more people browsing and shopping online these days, brands need to be tech-ready for the holiday season in spite of uncertainty over what it might look like because of the pandemic.

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