3 ‘firefighting’ lessons for public affairs pros

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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

Remote lawmaking changes the game for public affairs pros

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Reevaluating your public relations strategy and reallocating resources to account for this changing environment will set organizations apart as they seek to advance their policy agenda.”. The post Remote lawmaking changes the game for public affairs pros appeared first on PR Daily.

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Painting a Picture of the U.S. Military: Lessons From Public Affairs Officers

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This blog is based on an original article in the Public Relations Journal , a peer-reviewed academic publication presented by the Institute for Public Relations and PRSA. Do you think public affairs officers provided technical support?

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. The UK has voted to leave the European Union.

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. They help reinforce our messages with the public. John Elsasser is the publications director at PRSA.

What I learned about leadership from my time in the Air Force

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Editor’s Note: PR Daily has partnered with The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations to develop our newest column, Lessons in Leadership. Eventually I would be a public affairs officer, but that July my first assignment was to be commander of Cantley’s squadron.

ICON 2021 Recap: Communications From a Military Point of View

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Ryder, director of public affairs in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Ryder is responsible for communications to build public understanding and support for the Air Force and the newly formed Space Force.

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Facebook And The Perils Of Opposition PR

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But one detail that interested communicators was that it brought on PR agency Definers Public Affairs to run political-style oppo against competitors like Google and Apple. As Bob Pickard of Signal Leadership Communications reminded us, Facebook was caught running a “whisper campaign” against Google in 2011. Crenshaw Communications imPRessions public relations Definers Public Affairs Facebook PR

How to make your message accessible for a global audience

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As companies continue to expand operations, supply chains, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals beyond traditional borders, it is crucial to think strategically about how corporate public affairs initiatives and partnerships are designed and received across nations and regions.

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.

What will you post on Facebook or Twitter in 14 days’ time?

Stuart Bruce

The UK government’s new bill restricting trade unions has an alarming proposal in it that has potentially devastating negative consequences for people working in public relations, digital communications and social media including members of the CIPR and PRCA. After all, the political headlines all summer have been dominated by the never-ending Labour leadership contest, and the proposals were published just as parliament broke up for recess.

Meet PRSA Board of Directors Nominee Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA

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Region, Government Relations & Public Affairs. Alma mater: Undergrad: University of Missouri; Graduate: Hauptmann School of Public Affairs, Park University. ” What do you think makes for a successful leadership team? Individuals’ actions show that leadership is trustworthy. John Elsasser is PRSA’s publications director and editor-in-chief of its award-winning publication, Strategies & Tactics.

3 ESG FAQs for communicators

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Jessie Sitnick, vice president of public affairs at Argyle PR, shared these takeaways in a recent Ragan Training webinar titled “ESG for Communicators”: 1. Crisis Communications Leadership Communications PR Industry Ragan Training Takeaways

For better crisis responses, follow the 3 C’s

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Stay aligned with what public health experts are advising. Employees and the public often want accountability and insights from top brass, but the best choice is not always the CEO. An independent writer and communications consultant, he led the public affairs practice in the D.C.

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5 ways your organization can highlight workforce development on Labor Day

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The COVID-19 public health crisis certainly hasn’t made it any easier to upskill workers that employers are looking for. These efforts will help burnish your reputation, earn community goodwill and improve your standing in future public policy debates. As the U.S.

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

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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?

3 tips to crafting better speeches

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RELATED: Join us March 31 for our 35th annual Speechwriting & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ]. His bigger point: “You’re in a leadership role as a speechwriter,” he says. Leadership Communications PR Industry Speechwriting

How NASA uses mixternal communications for moonshots and turkey trouble

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This full story is available exclusively to members of the PR Leadership Network. Breaking down silos delivered better comms for internal and external audiences. In many organizations, internal communications are in one silo, external are in another and never the two shall meet.

How business and finance skills make communicators unstoppable

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Top communicators share how business acumen has made all the difference in their careers and why the skillset is integral to future leadership roles. Maybe you’re thinking, “I don’t work for a company whose stock is publicly traded, so I don’t need to understand all this.”

How speechwriters can humanize execs—and help deliver key messages

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a decade ago, and now she is sharing her own wisdom ahead of her presentation for Ragan’s Speechwriters and Public Affairs Virtual Conference March 4. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

3 tips for finding your executive’s voice as a ghostwriter

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RELATED: Join us March 31 for our 35th annual Speechwriting & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ]. They write inspirational quotes, thought leadership articles, company blogs, emails, video scripts, speeches, general executive positioning, books, and more.

What the Uvalde Shootings and Other Crises Reveal about Press Conferences

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A press conference can be a risky way to convey information to the media and the public, particularly during a crisis. As a result, what the public perceives as misleading information undermines the credibility of the information that follows, even if it’s accurate.

Title IX, SEC Football Comms & Teamwork with Molly O’Mara Fillmore

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Molly attributes much of her success to being in the right place at the right time, but her tremendous talent and love of sport is what has delivered her to this incredible perch in public affairs. On the power of being in the right place at the right time.

Peppercomm, Intel, Haymaker and more honored at Ragan’s Media Relations Awards Gala

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Novitas Communications and the Colorado Apartment Association, “Best Governmental or Public Affairs Media Relations Campaign”. BML Public Relations and Big SNOW American Dream, “Best Press Event or Media Tour”. Dittoe Public Relations, “Best Purpose-Driven Campaign”.

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.

Smart globalization: How PR pros should approach the global marketplace

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Ragan and PR Daily honor the 2021 top women in communications

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Whether tasked with helping employees transition to remote work, deliver timely and accurate public health messages or keep distributed communities connected, the work of the communicator has become indispensable. Extraordinary circumstances demand extraordinary leadership.

The value of the communications role: ‘We can either stoke a fire—or put it out’

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As senior director of public affairs and brand communications for Kaiser Permanente, John Stratman is accustomed to constant change. Public affairs is a roller coaster ride. Kaiser Permanente’s senior comms leader offers prescription for success.

10 Top Media Trends for 2021

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With social distancing in place, it was now necessary for all but rare exceptions, and for public relations professionals, this meant training clients to make skype interviews interesting. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

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Leading With Ethics During COVID-19

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In the plan, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opted to implement a system where VA facilities operate as two separate “zones” (Standard and COVID-19) for inpatient care. We provided weekly training sessions to ensure that public affairs officers could hone their skills.

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How storytelling builds trusted relationships

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Margery Kraus, founder and CEO for APCO Worldwide, shares how telling her personal story of leadership inspired by motherhood opened new doors—and offered “authentic vulnerability.”. specializes in public affairs, communication and business consulting for major multinationals.

Turning a negative perception issue into an opportunity

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How the Entertainment Software Association’s “Game Generation” campaign helped the gaming industry shift the public narrative around video games. It became the foundation for the association’s ongoing approach to communications and public affairs. “We

U.S. Army Reserve’s Janeen Phelps: ‘Put people first’

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The public affairs officer and 1 st Lieutenant shares tools that work well for her communications efforts and how she has found her calling as a comms pro with the U.S. A public affairs officer with the U.S.

3 ways PR pros can build their business acumen

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According to Erin Dick, who was a communications SVP at infrastructure consulting firm AECOM before becoming acting director of public affairs at the U.S. If you want to delve deeper, choose a public company; it could be your own firm or competitor.

How to measure the impact of communications during COVID-19

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Tamra Johnson, Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for American Property Casualty Insurance Association. Many organizations have overhauled their master plans for outreach and engagement because of the crisis. If you have done so, how can you gauge your recent efforts’ success?

Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

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Corporate affairs became fashionable again. And someone had to expedite the cadence of communications to public officials to near real time. COVID-19 Crisis Communications Executive Communication Leadership Communications Marketing PR Industry Storytelling Writing & Editing

Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

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RELATED: Join Ragan's Communications Leadership Council, exclusively for leaders in employee and internal communications ]. However, when exploring a master’s degree in public affairs reporting, the head of the program wondered instead if PR was her path.

10 keys to unlock speechwriting success

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You can spend all day learning new tricks of the trade, but nothing beats spending time with the one who’s speaking (and owning) the words in public. Reserve your spot today for Ragan’s March 2022 Speechwriters & Public Affairs Conference. .

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

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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.

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

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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.