2019

The Art and Science of PR in the Digital Age

Business Wire

Public relations isn’t easy. There’s a balance to our craft—a strategic mix of interpersonal grace and tactical excellence mostly foreign to other professions. Persistence, assertion, charm, and humility tie to every relationship and placement we earn. For decades, understanding the audience’s goals and interests drove our successes; it was our ability to engage with reporters that earned PR a seat at the table. But in recent years, that balance has shifted.

Survey: Most PR Pros Say that Media Relations is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Can Do About It

Deirdre Breakenridge

By Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword and the Script Media. Media relations is hard and getting harder. That’s according to 223 PR professionals polled for the 2019 JOTW Communications Survey. A majority (68%) of respondents said media relations is getting “harder” (53%) or “much harder” (15%). That number was up sharply – 17% – from the same survey the previous year. But, why? We solicited commentary around this question from PR professionals that took the survey to find out.

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Why AI won’t Replace PR

Flack's Revenge

I was watching 60 Minutes this weekend, which ran a segment about AI that highlighted China’s growing clout in the tech (Silicon Valley, hope you were watching; you should be scared, very scared). They interviewed Kai-Fu Lee, the so-called Oracle of AI who boasts a Ph.D., Apple, Microsoft, and Google stints, and runs a Chinese VC firm that’s minted a number of AI unicorns. He painted an awe-inspiring picture of the state and direction of AI.

How Non-Profit Organizations Can Improve Their PR Efforts

Cision

Five non-profit organizations give us concrete and clever tips on how to tackle their communications strategies by making the best use of their monitoring and measurement tools. Best Practices

Discover the Actionable Habits of the World’s Best Strategic Communicators

Cision’s 4 Data-Driven Habits of Top Comms Teams details the habits of the world's best communicators. Uncover actionable habits that will give you the power to influence and amplify your story better. Download this free e-book today!

Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Place in Public Relations?

Ronn Torossian

The term “artificial intelligence” may call to mind more imagery of robots than useful algorithms. Like it or not, artificial intelligence, or AI, has become an integral part of today’s society. While some seasoned professionals are hesitant to fully embrace this entity they don’t have much expertise on, others are heralding AI as the secret […]. The post Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Place in Public Relations? appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

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When The CEO Should Be The PR Spokesperson

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Photo by Foto Sushi on Unsplash. Public relations teams and their agencies typically want to advise a CEO directly, and we routinely urge leaders to build a public profile through social media and high-level content. But when should the CEO of a major company serve as its public spokesperson? How should a public role align with an organization’s business goals?

The Longstanding Value of a Backlink for Digitally Savvy PR

Sword and the Script

A long time ago, Google was the first search engine to truly recognize the value of links. A backlink was essentially one site suggesting another is worth visiting. It was a better way of helping people find information on the web. The more backlinks a website earned, the more fitting that site might be to provide in response to organic, or natural, search queries. Today, Google is the most dominant search engine. It commands about 90% of the market share.

Social Listening: When #AI Takes Over

Deirdre Breakenridge

A Guest Post by Albane Flamant, Marketing Manager – US, Talkwalker. Once upon a time, brands and agencies relied on human analysts to identify brand mentions and extract insights on their campaigns. Today, because of the sheer online data volume, this approach is no longer sustainable: in the next ten minutes, there will have been over 3 million new tweets posted online, along with hundreds of thousands of Tumblr articles, Instagram posts, YouTube videos and much more.

How to Research Industry Trends Hassle-Free

Shift Communications

While most of us communication pros are ringing in the new year with hefty planning, how seriously are we taking our research? What time and resources are we committing to understanding overall cultural trends and our industry’s current relevant news? Why is this important and how does it impact the bottom line? For starters, we’ll explore not only why we should be dedicating time and resources to research industry trends but also how to do it completely hassle-free.

7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.

Is the Influencer Era Over? The Rise of Fake Followers 

Ronn Torossian

According to new research from cybersecurity firm Cheq, the rise of influencer fraud now has a price tag: a whopping $1.3 billion. As per the brand protection agency, at least 15% of all influencers’ followers have been found to be fake. For those with deep ties to the influencer marketing industry, the scourge of fake […]. The post Is the Influencer Era Over? The Rise of Fake Followers appeared first on.

When Traditional Media is Inspired by Social Media

Business Wire

Over the past few years, readers have moved to the habit of “news snacking,” a tendency that some said would not last, but which is , in fact , sticking and even influencing the way we read and write. One factor responsible for accelerating this new way of “information making” is – to no body’s surprise – social networks. marketing public relations media relations

Micro vs. Macro Influencers

Deirdre Breakenridge

Don’t let the name fool you. Five Reasons Micro Influencers Can Be More Impactful For Your Brand. Social media marketing tactics seem to be taking over. In order to reach a large, targeted audience, brands are turning towards various platforms to increase brand awareness, exposure, and Return on Investment (ROI), often through social media influencers.

How to Measure Social Media ROI?

Brand24

Do you struggle with measuring your social media ROI? This post will help you evaluate your social media marketing performance. Business Social Listening Social Media Marketing measure social media ROI social media ROI

A Step-By-Step Guide to Managing a PR Crisis

Any brand is vulnerable to bad press, so we compiled key strategies into our PR crisis management guide. From managing your team and crafting your responses to keeping tabs on the conversation, this guide is for anyone tasked with brand management.

The 15 Best PR and Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2020

Onclusive

The world of marketing and PR evolves rapidly. It’s critical to keep up with the latest trends, technologies, and methodologies so that your company doesn’t miss opportunities and get left behind. .

Breaking Bad News: 5 Tips for Preparing and Writing Your Press Release

Cision

Breaking bad news basically a PR rite-of-passage— everyone goes through it. It’s how you handle it that’ll set your company apart. Crisis Management

5 enduring functions of public relations

PR Daily

Even amid today’s turbulent, rapid pace of change, these PR essentials remain unchanged. Two is the new five. When people ask what will happen in the next five years, chances are that whatever it is will happen in just two.

A PR Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The Thanksgiving holiday always requires advance preparation, but this year, we’re adding expert PR and media training advice to the list.

2022 Media Database Buyer’s Guide

To maintain accurate contact information for journalists and influencers, a homegrown database doesn’t cut it. Cision created the go-to guide for selecting a new media database. Download and learn how to choose the right media database for you!

Should you be affiliate marketing in 2020?

The Resolution Blog

We’ve seen a lot of development in comms techniques in 2019. However, one area of digital marketing I didn’t expect to hear in PR merging was affiliate marketing. That was until I interviewed Rich Leigh and Will Roberts at Radioactve Talent in December 2019.

Is PR too often viewed as the clean-up crew?

Muck Rack

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Freelancing in 2020? Here Are 11 Valuable Tips from the Pros

Garrett Public Relations

The freelance businessperson faces many challenges. As a long-time self-employed consultant – or freelancer, as it’s sometimes called – I know what it’s like to struggle with the questions that come up when one is trying to run one’s own business. So, I started #FreelanceChat in Sept.

 Marketable Skills Job Applicants Should Focus On

Ronn Torossian

The job market is competitive, and one big difference between the modern workplace and that of decades past is that the competition now comes on both sides of the hiring table. Not only are the top qualified candidates vying for the top jobs, but the best companies are also competing with one another to attract […]. The post Marketable Skills Job Applicants Should Focus On appeared first on. Brand PR Entrepreneur PR Inspiration 5WPR CEO Insights Strategy

Cision's 2022 Global State of the Media Report

For Cision’s annual State of the Media Report, journalists shared their top priorities and what PR and communication pros can do to improve their relationships with the media. Read the report and learn how to create stronger media partnerships.

What PR Stands to Gain from Content Marketing

Business Wire

The public relations industry has always been a text-based business. education public relations marketing

Five Lessons in PR from Game of Thrones

Deirdre Breakenridge

A Guest Post By Priya Doshi, Professorial Lecturer, American University. Winter is almost here! Okay I know it’s officially spring now, but for fans like me of the hugely popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” (GoT), winter will arrive on April 14 when the show debuts its final season. For all the anticipation of shocking storylines and complex character clashes, I’m also avidly awaiting the lessons the show offers on strategic communication.

3 Studies with Benchmarks for Content Marketing, Blogging and Webinars [UML]

Sword and the Script

Whether you are tallying up your results for the end of the year, or planning programs for the next year, benchmarks provide context for companions. Benchmarks give us a sense of how well we are resourced and what sort of results others in industry are providing.

2019 GLOBAL JOURNALISM REPORT: Data Shows Worldwide Decrease in Professional Journalists, Shift Towards Independent Authors

Onclusive

Top 100 Author Platforms List Released. Top 50 Editorial Topics List Released. The world of journalism has never been as dynamic as it is today. Thanks to the digital media revolution and the emergence of self-publishing platforms it has become easier than ever for individuals to create and distribute editorial content of all forms. To fully understand the transformation which the world of journalism is undergoing, Onclusive analyzed 2.1

5WPR 2022 Consumer Culture Report

5WPR’s third annual report takes a look at consumer spending culture, the biggest influences behind buying behaviors, and emerging trends.

Reputational Risk: When Should you Implement your Crisis Strategy?

Cision

We all have a crisis strategy in place, but how do we know when the right time is to activate it? This piece lays out the perfect tools to help prepare you to recognize when it's time. Crisis Management

Why podcasts might be crucial retention tools

PR Daily

You need to engage millennial workers, but your traditional communication channels might not be the best option. Here’s why many organizations are turning to podcasts. Young employees love video—but don’t sell audio short.

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What Business People Should Know About PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations is hot. Businesses from tech startups to nonprofits have come to recognize the value of a strategic PR campaign executed by a talented team. But PR’s popularity has given rise to some misconceptions. Here’s what every business person, from marketers to CEOs, should know about public relations. It can’t replace marketing. Occasionally a tech startup or small brand will tell us that the company has committed most or all of its marketing budget to public relations.