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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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

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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WHAT IS A CULTURAL INFLUENCER?

Ronn Torossian

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

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.

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

PR Expanded

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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Tesla Slams the Brakes on PR

Flack's Revenge

Pixabay. The EV blog Electrek broke the news last week that Tesla is dissolving its PR department. Editor-in-chief Fred Lambert’s story covered journalists’ growing frustrations with the comms team leading up to its shutdown.

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 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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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

Media Outlet Availability on PR Efforts | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

One of the common refrains in the public relations industry is that PR is getting harder because there are fewer publications to pitch. Is this actually true? How would we know?

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.”

The Perfect Elevator Pitch Formula You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

You step into a conversation at a networking event and someone asks that ominous question, "So what do you do?" Anyone who has ever had a business or personal brand knows this question all too well. How do you answer? This is where a good elevator pitch can make all the difference.

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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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.

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 …

PR Expanded

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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Secret Sauce: What it is, and How to Apply for best PR Results

Flack's Revenge

It can go by various names. IP (short for intellectual property). Or proprietary tech. Or keys to the kingdom. I like “secret sauce” Most who work in IT understand that this refers to the magical ingredient that sets a technology or solution apart.

I Got You A Present

ReimaginePR

When Mike was a kid, his mum taught at a nursery school. She would find amazing books and act them out at home before taking in to read to her class. Watching his mother perform, he thought that being a kids book author must be the most noble profession ever. When Susan was about 8, she wrote a poem.

PR In The Time Of Coronavirus

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It’s a tough time for business leaders. The rapid rise of public health warnings about COVID-19 and the ripple effects of the pandemic and our coping strategies pose a particular challenge for any organization, especially its communicators.

Resources for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in your Communications

Cision

Resources to help PR and communications professionals increase the diversity in their communications. Comms Best Practices

How to Track Inbound Traffic from a Press Release | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

There are many advantages of using Business Wire to distribute your press release. One of the biggest advantages is the high visibility the news releases we distribute receive within media and search spaces.

11 predictions for 2021 from PR insiders

PR Daily

Will we go back to the office? Will we find more civility and positivity in the new year? What trends from 2020 are here to stay? Industry leaders weigh in on these pressing questions. It might be a fool’s errand to try and surmise the trends that will shape the industry in the year ahead.

PR and Marketing During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

COVID-19 , otherwise known as Coronavirus, has been wreaking havoc across the globe, with countless people practicing "social distancing" and staying home as much as possible. How does this affect your PR and marketing strategies ?

Owned Media & The Growth PR Playbook

Onclusive

As paid advertising declines in trustworthiness and traditional forms of earned media become increasingly complicated to manage and produce, brands are turning to owned media publishing as a way to tell their story and drive business growth.

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Influencer Marketing Tactics for Success

Ronn Torossian

Influencer marketing has drastically shifted throughout the last few months, as the pandemic has made businesses rapidly change their campaigns and expectations.

How to monitor & report on PR coverage for free (or with a very small budget)

The Resolution Blog

Our industry has rapidly changed in the last couple of weeks. Many of us are reviewing operations and trying to cut costs but this doesn’t mean that work has stopped. For many, it’s simply pivoted, and the coverage is still coming in… If this is you, great news!

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Advising, Guiding & Tips for Listening as You Navigate the “New” Normal

PR Expanded

Here’s another 555 or what I’m calling your “411” on advice, guidance, and tips to actively listen as all of us navigate a “new” normal in our professional lives.