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3 ‘firefighting’ lessons for public affairs pros

PR Daily

Here’s a peek at how public affairs pros can keep pace with change—courtesy of Scott Thomsen, who will share more insights in Ragan’s March 4 Speechwriters & Public Affairs Conference. Public affairs pros need to prepare the same way.”. “It’s

Brexit – 12 immediate actions for PR, corporate communications and public affairs professionals

Stuart Bruce

Public relations, corporate communications, public affairs and corporate affairs professionals will have an essential role in helping employers and clients to navigate this period of momentous change. However, there will likely be informal negotiations and discussions while the Conservative leadership election is happening over the summer. Establish an internal management working group supported by the appropriate professional advisers as required.

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Ranger Scott Gediman on the Ferguson Fire and 22 Years as Yosemite Park’s Public Affairs Officer

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Over his 22 years as public affairs officer at Yosemite National Park , Scott Gediman has experienced a myriad of crises on the job, from floods and rock falls to hantavirus outbreaks. “It Here in the public affairs office there are just two of us — there used to be five, and then there were four, and then three. As the PR person, I have to look at impacts to visitors, including international visitors whose flights and hotels were being canceled.

PR professionals’ skills and competencies not fit for modern future proof public relations

Stuart Bruce

The State of the Profession 2017 survey by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) reveals that the PR profession still has a very long way to go before the skills and competencies of its practitioners meet the needs of modern future proof public relations best practice. One of the most alarming is that ‘monitoring and evaluation’ is only looked for by 59% of employers when recruiting for senior public relations roles.

International Conference Preview: Frank X. Shaw Talks Diversity, Disruption and 10 Years at Microsoft

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In anticipation of his keynote address at PRSA’s 2019 International Conference in San Diego on Oct. I worked for my school newspaper, and when I joined the Marines I was a public affairs officer. There’s the leadership and management standpoint; at a relatively young age you are responsible for leading a group of people. Then there’s the specific technical skills of media relations and internal communications.

Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

PR Daily

PepsiCo Foods’ Joan Cetera chips away at outdated notions of internal comms. From disseminating information on availability of PPE and hand sanitizers to office closings and virtual town halls, Cetera and her team have produced an unprecedented amount of internal and external content.

66 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Special Assistant to the Director of Communications (Job ID: 1700306), International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC – apply by Mar. Director, Government Relations & Public Policy (PDF), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD. Franklin Fellow , Agency for International Development, Washington, DC or New York, NY – apply by Mar. Public Relations Jobs

53 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Communications Coordinator, School of International Service , American University, Washington, DC. Public Affairs Specialist , Department of State, Washington, DC – apply by Feb. Executive Director, Public Engagement , Department of Veterans Affairs/National Cemetery Administration, Washington, DC – apply by Jan. Programs Assistant, Public Policy , Amazon, Washington, DC.

62 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Government Affairs Coordinator , American Crystal Sugar Company, Washington, DC. Vice President of Public Relations , Strayer University, Herndon, VA. Associate Director, Strategic Communications & Public Relations, American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, VA. Specialist, Communications, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD. Public Relations Jobs

3 major types of financial statements comms pros should know

PR Daily

public companies are required to prepare and release their financial statements on a quarterly basis. Hine majored in history in college and spent his early career in politics, before joining a publicly traded company to lead its communications.

A Navy Leader on the Role of Accreditation in Developing Strategic Communicators

PRSay

Navy Chief of Information, is the first flag officer and senior active duty officer to earn Accreditation in Public Relations and Military Communication (APR+M). What specific areas of public relations in the APR credentialing process directly relate to military public affairs officers?

The Changing Face of Public Relations in Government; Off Script #30: Merritt Allen of Vox Optima

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Incidentally, her arrival at her first duty station in the Philippines coincided with a volcanic eruption and, in need of communications help, her commanding officer reassigned her to public affairs. Our adversaries, whether major international powers or small insurgent groups, rely on misinformation and use communication with the press as a tool of information warfare. Internal communication, in particular, has gotten easier with the digital revolution.

What inclusive language looks like for modern speechwriters

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Franklin is co-founder of Speechwriters of Color , an organization seeking to improve representation and reach for diverse communicators, and will lead a session on inclusive language in speechwriting at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference March 4.

49 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Admin Assistant, School of Public Affairs , American University, Washington, DC. Program Associate, Government Relations/Public Engagement & Congressional Fellowship Program (pdf), American Political Science Association, Washington, DC. Communications Officer, Internal Communications , (scroll to find), International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC – apply by July 7.

Leading With Ethics During COVID-19

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As a nationwide health care system, OEM was able to pull assets from across the country to develop a plan, and they worked with the VHA Office of Communications on both internal and external PR efforts. We also alerted VHA leadership as to what we were hearing, and they were able to respond.

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Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

PR Daily

After a year of intense disruption, engagement with brands from both internal and external audiences has risen dramatically. Corporate affairs became fashionable again. And someone had to expedite the cadence of communications to public officials to near real time.

Why corporate communicators should abandon PowerPoint – and how to do it

PR Daily

RELATED: Join Ragan's Communications Leadership Council, exclusively for leaders in employee and internal communications ]. Learn how to craft powerful presentations and connect with executive comms leaders at our upcoming Speechwriters and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 4.

Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

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TAP , the digital publication produced by a team at Denver Water, did. “I I get what you are saying,” wrote Steve Snyder, the public utility’s head of communications, in an open letter to Jay-Z. As a public utility, Denver Water did not need more customers.

How PR pros see 2021 as a year of opportunity for DE&I

PR Daily

Rachel Noerdlinger, managing director at Mercury Public Affairs , offers “equity” as an example of a word that must be clearly defined to ensure progress in the workplace. And how are you doing things internally, not just externally?”. The internal work is harder.

The risks and rewards of pursuing ESG priorities

PR Daily

Jessie Sitnick , VP of corporate and public affairs at Toronto-based Argyle , shared a wealth of tremendous guidance with Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Network members on the perils and benefits of pursuing an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) plan.

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Announcing Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists

PR Daily

This past year has had its share of crises and obstacles—and internal communications was not spared. We received a flurry of incredible internal communications work from the past year. Blueprint Medicines: Internal Communications. Cambia Health Solutions: Cambia Internal Comms.

Accreditation Goes Virtual

PRSay

During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations across the nation to reconsider how they conduct business, including the process of earning Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). PR Training PRSA News Thought Leadership Accreditation in Public Relations APR

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An inside look at AARP’s rapid response team

PR Daily

It’s a great unknown that we’re all dealing with,” said Reshma Mehta, director of grassroots advocacy at AARP, at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 25. “It’s Here are a few steps Mehta discussed: Create a rapid response team and internal protocol.

Thoughts on Balancing Your Professional Work and Your Activism

PRSay

Those of us who are activists may be reluctant to go public about our affiliations for fear of losing clients or alienating the boss or C-suite. Perhaps by reclaiming the activist roots of public relations and embracing this new model, we can be more open about our own activism.

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7 Rules for a New Era of Communications

PRSay

James Grunig and Todd Hunt’s “excellence theory” has long told us that, in public relations, listening is as important as speaking. Things that have been said over and over no longer garner the public’s trust. Now, a cynical public demands more.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

CoverMyMeds is searching for a public relations specialist in Columbus, Ohio. Global senior internal communications manager—International Rescue Committee (New York). Public relations specialist—LEGOLAND California (California). Marketing and public relations coordinator—UC Health (Colorado). Public relations director—No Limit Agency (Illinois). Public relations manager—Grammarly (California). PR intern (Chicago)—The Havas Group (Illinois).

FedEx takes aim at Amazon, thought leadership shows promise for B2B, and Coca-Cola defends its new brand position

PR Daily

Thought leadership” might be a hackneyed PR phrase, but there is no disputing that the tactic works. In a study, Edelman found that half of decision-makers consume thought leadership at a rate of an hour or more of reading per week. Thought leadership video.

Marriott, Norwegian Air and more announce layoffs; Target, other chains offer special hours for at-risk shoppers, and EU asks Netflix to slow streaming

PR Daily

Beginning March 16, 2020, 3BL Media will waive fees to use CSRwire for public service, non-commercial press releases that are contributing to the COVID-19 response. Marriott International said it is furloughing tens of thousands of its workers, some who will be laid off.

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Why you should address the coronavirus with employees

PR Daily

for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ]. If your company is big enough, consider enrolling with a travel risk and protection advisory company, such as International SOS.

Crisis Management Lessons From Boeing’s 737 Max Disasters

PRSay

Gordon Johndroe , vice president of global media relations and public affairs for the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer, spoke to members of PRSA’s Corporate Communications Section in the Nov. Greg Beaubien is a frequent contributor to PRSA publications.

Facebook bets on video with new tools, Twitter to shut down Periscope, and Ally Bank offers New Year’s babies $250

PR Daily

But each video that’s created is also posted to a public “Collab” feed, where people can view and play along with it if they choose. Don’t forget to include Ragan’s slate of upcoming events , including our Best Practices in Internal Communications and Culture Virtual Conference on Feb.

Pornhub donates 50k masks and offers free subscriptions, digital platforms and tech partner to share COVID-19 information, and Tony Awards postponed

PR Daily

AARP’s Reshma Mehta spoke at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 25 about how the organization’s rapid response team has helped in its approach to COVID-19. Internal communications.

5 essential tools and trends for communications pros

PR Daily

For internal and external communicators alike, the workweek is jammed with an array of challenges and responsibilities. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ]. Newsletter: The Leadership Report.

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From crisis to hope: Marriott’s journey through COVID-19

PR Daily

At the beginning of the pandemic, CEO Arne Sorenson shared a powerful video message with stakeholders as the company stared down the worst public health crisis in a generation—events that would lead to layoffs and massive global disruption.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Deliver powerful leadership messaging in a digital landscape ]. General manager, public affairs—Edelman (Washington, D.C.). Public relations specialist—The University of Georgia (Georgia). Assistant account executive, health care public relations—Ogilvy (New York). UK and Ireland PR executive—Marriott Hotels International (United Kingdom). Assistant director of external communications and public relations—University of Michigan (Michigan).

Brands donate to frontline workers, Yelp pauses GoFundMe effort after backlash, and Ralph Lauren to make 250k masks

PR Daily

Jennifer Rankin Byrne, vice president of corporate communications for PBS, shared her takeaways on crisis and reputation management during Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 26. Internal communications.

Incoming! How to handle media requests in a crisis

PR Daily

So my second tip is to expand your media relations team, either internally or by bringing in consultants. An independent writer and communications consultant, he led the public affairs practice in the D.C.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Nonprofit PR Awards finalists

PR Daily

The Cura Foundation’s Unite to Cure, the 4th International Vatican Conference, The Cura Foundation and Allison+Partners. Ascension Thought Leadership Strategy, Ascension. Dr. Tony Slonim Thought Leadership Campaign, Renown Health. Second Chance Lemonade Stand, Compassion International. Women of Macon-Bibb, Macon-Bibb County Office of Public Affairs. Public Affairs Annual Report, Macon-Bibb County Office of Public Affairs.

Hidden PR Tools In Top Movies

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The iconic publication sends a 15 year-old reporter to travel with the band on tour in order to write an in-depth piece. At the confluence of advertising, marketing, and public relations was the genius stunt by the fictional Wonka Corporation to release golden tickets hidden inside their popular candy bars throughout England. What follows is a leadership struggle as Denzel’s character tries to have the order retracted. Almost Famous (2000) — Media Relations.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. Public relations manager—Amazon (California). Public relations and marketing director—Volunteers of America, Colorado (Colorado). Public relations director—Water Mission (South Carolina). Sports marketing intern—Nike (Germany). Public affairs specialist—US Department of Defense (Ohio). Public relations account director, B2B technology—5W Public Relations (New York).

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