8 films for PR and marketing pros

PR Daily

Many communicators are film buffs. If you’re one, you’ll agree that finding a film that can entertain you while teaching you industry lessons is like hitting the jackpot. Its popularity got me thinking of other must-watch films for PR and marketing pros.

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Oscar Nominated Films and Their PR Takeaways


The post Oscar Nominated Films and Their PR Takeaways appeared first on LTPR. Uncategorized Birdman Boyhood business Differentiation Film Grand Budapest Hotel Movies Oscars PR public relations storytelling Takeaways Wes Anderson The Oscars are finally (almost) here!

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5 marketing lessons from holiday films

PR Daily

Classic holiday films, such as “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” contain abundant lessons. That’s one lesson from the film for marketing pros: Do your paperwork. The film itself carries another message for marketers.

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8 steps to perfect your filming for PR video interviews

PR in High Definition

The post 8 steps to perfect your filming for PR video interviews appeared first on Firefly Communications. This is the second in a two part series, where I provide tips on how to get the most out of a PR video interview.

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How to Make the Most of Every Opportunity

PR Expanded

In March I heard about an opportunity to visit a film set for Pioneers in Skirts™ , a documentary about obstacles women still face in their careers. Before I arrived I researched the film and the director, Ashley Maria.

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Marketing lessons from groundhogs—in the flesh and on film

PR Daily

Since 1887, Groundhog Day has aimed to inject fun and folklore into winter’s cold, dark days. It if it weren’t for the suspense that surrounds the predictive power of Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow—or the perennial photo opportunity it provides news organizations each year—it’s doubtful we’d give the groundhog much thought.

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After actor's comments, gun maker calls for boycott of Liam Neeson films

PR Daily

A statement from the company swears off any future affiliation with Neeson or his films: PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film “Taken 3.” Liam Neeson has had the type of career resurgence that many actors of a certain age can only dream about.

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LA Times Blacklisted by the Happiest Place on Earth

HMA Public Relations

In case you missed Friday’s tweetstorm from Los Angeles Times writer Glenn Whipp, Disney banned the newspaper from pre-screening all Disney films, including its most recent […].

Cruz campaign pulls commercial featuring adult film star

PR Daily

However, appearing at the ultra-conservative Bob Jones University in South Carolina, Cruz was asked about a former erotic-film actress who appeared in one of his ads. It happened that one of the actresses had a more colorful film history than we were aware,” Cruz said.

Wahlberg’s film angers bomber’s widow

Ron Torossian

That, they say, is not what their client is getting from the new film, Patriot’s Day. According to the attorneys, the film portrays their client in a very negative light, inferring she had prior knowledge … READ MORE ».

How to Make the Most of Every Opportunity

PR Expanded

In March I heard about an opportunity to visit a film set for Pioneers in Skirts™ , a documentary about obstacles women still face in their careers. Before I arrived I researched the film and the director, Ashley Maria.

PR Lessons From Top TV And Film

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Film and TV are two great places to find helpful and interesting takes on public relations and media. In one memorable scene, McGill is filming an ad at a billboard he recently bought near a New Mexico highway.

Alibaba apologizes for job ad seeking woman who looks like adult film star

PR Daily

In an effort to motivate its “code monkeys”—a term I’m sure its programmers and developers adore—Alibaba sought to hire someone with “physical characteristics similar to adult film star Sora Aoi,” according to Bloomberg.

PR Secrets for Independent Films

Mora Communications

I met with an independent filmmaker the other day about his PR needs for his upcoming film. Because he met with me to discuss launching a public relations campaign for his film six months before he will start shooting.

3 PR lessons from a film fiasco with a phoenix-like resurgence

PR Daily

That’s the question behind a new film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, surrounding the apocryphal story of how the “best worst movie ever made” came into being. Only later did the marketing team pivot to embrace the film’s comically bad storytelling.

How Pioneers in Skirts Ran a Successful Kickstarter Campaign…and Beyond!

PR Expanded

A documentary film depends on individuals, foundations and businesses to help fund it – and the process of applying and appealing is always ongoing. Not only did this blog post help to broaden the reach of the film, it demonstrated the true camaraderie of women supporting women.

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The Invincible Vince Papale

HMA Public Relations

The most recent Accelerent breakfast hosted Vince Papale, the former Philadelphia Eagles walk-on legend and the inspiration for the film “Invincible.”

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Who’s that girl muscling in on film premieres?

Mark My Words

The Times (Main), 23/05/2017, p.21, Jack Malvern. One agent in Los Angles told The Hollywood Reporter that people with the biggest followings were being paid “more than $500,000 a year” for endorsements and appearances. Mark Borkowski, a British PR agent, said that it was questionable whether brands were spending money wisely. “The costs are eye-watering. For example, there’s an ex-rugby player who charges £13,000. link]. Mark Comments

Who’s that girl muscling in on film premieres?

Mark My Words

The Times, 23.05.17. Read Here. Mark Comments

PR for Filmmakers Workshop, part of the AOF Film Festival

Mora Communications

Calling all Filmmakers: On August 26th I and my associate, Verena King (who will be focusing on social media), will be giving a PR for Filmmakers Workshop, a part of the AOF Film Festival. Is this important? It is if. Read More › Uncategorized Filmmaker workshop PR pr for filmmakers PR workshops top pr firm los angeles

Brand Story We Love: David Peck


And there’s more: David Peck has not only made a name for himself in the field of social justice (when it comes to issues of social justice, he is one of the most passionate people I have ever met on the subject) he’s also a film maker and TV producer. On top of all that he’s working on a documentary film about his friend Soun Rottana from the Siem Reap war museum (see bottom video).

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Boo Netflix all you like, it’s here to stay

Mark My Words

A very special kind of cacophony is rewarded to a film that succeeds in irritating le bon goût of French cineastes- it’s less of a boo and more like the mooing of an over-excited cow. Pulp Fiction received the full force of Gallic baying as have most of Lars Von Trier’s films.

How Stone Temple Kills it with B2B Marketing Videos

Flack's Revenge

Finally, our videographer Jon films each episode, does post-production editing and adds captions. Each video starts with a script (we used to do them off-the-cuff, but found scripting made them tighter and better), usually prepared a couple of weeks before filming.

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Media Training is Vital to Your Brand’s Success


If you are going to be filmed, dress professionally. If it was filmed, see if you can get a copy so you can check how you come across to the camera.

Content Marketing: Chipotle Cultivates Thought with Celebrated Authors


It’s a short film starring an animated scarecrow determined to find an alternative to unsustainable processed food manufactured by a fictional industrial giant called Crow Foods. The film clearly resonated with viewers.

At Edelman.Com: A World Without Authoritative Physical Media

Where the Fishermen Ain't

I have a new piece up at Edelman.Com inspired by the excellent short film Scattered. [Do] io9.com called the subject of this haunting short film “ the worst crime you never imagined.”. Go check out the film and read my take on Edelman.Com or my LinkedIn.

Top 10 New York Times Arts & Culture Staff on Twitter


Scott – Co-Chief Film Critic – 120,974. This week, we highlight the top 10 New York Times arts and culture staff on Twitter ranked by follower count. Followers were pulled on September 1, 2017 and may change over time. Sopan Deb – Culture Reporter – 172,469.

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3 PR lessons from 'The Interview'

PR Daily

Despite the threats of international violence, Sony released the film in a handful of theaters and online, to the approval of free-speech advocates. Here are three PR lessons from the film''s release: 1. A film about the most secretive nation in the world?

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From Creator to Merchandising Branding Genius: Reflections on Casey Neistat’s New Shop + Line

Karen Freberg

Casey has been around for a long time now, and has certainly made his mark as a storyteller, film creator, and overall social media leader. He shared his experience creating films and videos, and how his role as an influencer has impacted his work and what he is now doing with CNN.

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3 PR lessons from ‘Beauty and the Beast’

PR Daily

Disney is rebooting “Beauty and the Beast” with a live-action film that’s hitting theaters this week. Here are a few takeaways PR pros can learn from the film’s PR campaign: 1. boycotting the film. The backlash has even led to Disney pulling the film from Malaysia.

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Public Relations Professionals, Here’s How to Empower the Wonder Woman in All of Us

Stern + Associates

But if the recent blockbuster film is any indication, women can indeed break through. When the original Wonder Woman debuted in 1975, there weren’t many well recognized, female super heroes. The post Public Relations Professionals, Here’s How to Empower the Wonder Woman in All of Us appeared first on Stern Strategy Group. Agency Culture Brand Strategy Communications leadership lessons personal brand PR career Public Relations

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SXSW PR Planning Guide for 2016


March 11 may seem like a long way off, but it will be no time at all before almost everyone who is anyone will be headed to Austin for the world’s most unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies, South by Southwest (SXSW).

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We Asked Today’s PR Influencers: What is #CreativePR?


He’s a former film and TV writer and author of two books of fiction. This is post 1 of our 5-part #CreativePR blog series. Stay tuned for posts 2 – 5, which will look further into some of the tools, tactics, and strategies that innovative PR professionals are using today.

Storytelling or Story-selling? The Hollywood Blockbuster

The Stalwart Blog

Our film of choice was Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the Jurassic franchise. The film was nothing special, high priced visual effects and a simple, formulaic storyline. The most ostentatious sponsor of all is Mercedes-Benz, whose vehicles play a leading role in the film.

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Creative Storytelling as the Soul of B2B Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

If you focus solely on the film, you’ll be a couple minutes into the story before you realize there’s a virtualization software company behind it. It’s far too easy to say that B2B technology is dull.

What Really Goes on in Frank Giustra’s Plane


So was a 60 Minutes producer who was producing a film about cancer and wanted Megan to be part of it. A new book called Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer throws shade on the Clintons and questions the philanthropic motivations of Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra.

How to Create Fascinating Content with Instagram Stories


Perhaps they could be thought of as an abbreviated Vine, although they must be filmed in one consecutive burst (and without sound). Origin might not matter as much as which app executes best. – Josh Constine, comparing Instagram Stories and Snapchat for TechCrunch.

The 5 Basic Steps to Using Video for PR


PR News Group Editor Matthew Schwartz and Cision SVP of Digital Content Heidi Sullivan co-hosted the “ Film School: How to Use Video for PR ” webinar that focused on how to create, produce, and distribute an appealing, relatable video to enhance your PR strategy.

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Join #PRStudChat for the “Millennials in the Workforce” Twitter Chat on July 19th

PR Expanded

Maureen Judge’s documentary is a provocative feature-length film about big dreams, crushing disappointments, friendship, career, love, and taking your place in the world.

3 PR lessons from ‘La La Land’

PR Daily

Editor’s note: This article contains film spoilers. Film viewers and critics are in love with “La La Land.”. Here’s what PR pros can glean from the film: 1. Justin Chang, contact reporter for.

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