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.”. What are the ways PR pros should think about trying to reach local communities when pursuing a public affairs campaign? The post Remote lawmaking changes the game for public affairs pros appeared first on PR Daily.

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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.

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

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.

50 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

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Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Public Affairs Specialist , DC Dept. of Public Works, Washington, DC – apply by Jan. Public Affairs Specialist , FEMA, Washington, DC – apply by Jan. Public Information Officer 2 , Ohio State Highway Patrol, Franklin County, OH – apply by Jan. Public Affairs Specialist , US Agency for International Development, Washington, DC – apply by Jan.

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.

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 ].

44 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

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Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Director of Communications with Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy , University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Regional Political Director , American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Los Angeles, CA. Policy Associate, Strengthening Public Sector Retirement Systems , Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC. Public Policy Manager, Content , Facebook, Washington, DC.

53 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

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Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. 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. Associate of Marketing & Communications with Center for Excellence in Public Leadership , George Washington University, Washington, DC.

62 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

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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

66 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

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Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Director, Government Relations & Public Policy (PDF), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD. Communications & Marketing Manager , Leadership Roundtable, Washington, DC – apply by Apr. Vice President of Communications , Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, TX. Vice President, Public Relations , Finn Partners, Detroit, MI. Public Relations Jobs

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.

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. Social media is an incredible tool for reaching all of an agency’s publics. 3) From taxpayers to continuously shifting political winds, how can a career civil servant prove the value of communications to the leadership? . One publication you read regularly is….

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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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”.

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.

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). The Navy’s highest ranking public affairs officer took a few minutes to share his thoughts about the role of Accreditation in developing strategic communicators: Why should public affairs officers consider the APR+M a tool for development in their communication toolbox?

49 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

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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. Director, Communications & Membership , Leadership Montgomery, Rockville, MD – apply by July 15. Public Relations Jobs

Smart globalization: How PR pros should approach the global marketplace

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RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ]. Executive Communication External Communications Leadership Communications Marketing Media Relations PR Industry

5 PR takeaways from Inauguration Day

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Here are the lessons that stood out from the many public speeches of the solemn occasion held every four years to mark the beginning of a new presidential term. Joe McLeod is a public relations consultant with McLeod Communications.

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. office of Porter Novelli and was managing director at public affairs boutique LMG.

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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.

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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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.

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

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

3 comms lessons from GameStop’s wild ride

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The public is getting a crash course on stock market strategy this week. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ]. Either public discussion of public stocks is legal, or it isn't.

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Accreditation Goes Virtual

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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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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.

Meet Board of Directors Nominee Dr. Kaye Sweetser, APR+M, Fellow PRSA

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Current title : Professor of Public Relations, San Diego State University; Director of the Glen M. Broom Center for Professional Development in Public Relations; Public Affairs Officer, U.S. All the full-time PR professors at SDSU are Accredited in Public Relations now.

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. In their opening keynote Jennifer Rankin-Byrne, vice president of corporate communications for PBS, and Tamra Johnson, assistant vice president of public affairs for American Property Casualty Insurance Association, will share just how they are measuring their current messages.

7 Rules for a New Era of Communications

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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.

Thoughts on Balancing Your Professional Work and Your Activism

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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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Crucial messaging advice to consider ahead of an unprecedented holiday season

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We’re working with several clients on pre-holiday messages for employees that remind them of the risks of attending large, extended family gatherings,” says Rick Lyke, executive vice president and managing director of public relations and public affairs for Mower.

Announcing Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists

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Samuel, Son, & Co: Lighting Up Leadership With The Torch. Executive/Leadership Communication. Global Communications and Public Affairs Executive/Leadership Communication. Encompass Health: Executive Leadership. Experian: Level Up Leadership Podcast.

Cisco, Maxwell PR, Alibaba Group lead the way among Digital Marketing Awards winners

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Also, Schmidt Public Affairs won in two categories, Marketing Campaign and Public Affairs Campaign. Content Marketing Executive Communication Leadership Communications Marketing Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards PR Industry Social Media Storytelling Visual & Video Communications Writing & Editing

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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CoverMyMeds is searching for a public relations specialist in Columbus, Ohio. 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). Public relations manager—Wyndham Destinations (Florida). Public affairs manager (crisis communications)—Advocate Aurora Health (Wisconsin).

How to respond when you can’t answer a question

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Learn how to keep your company’s messaging on point at Ragan’s Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. Executive Communication Leadership Communications Marketing PR PR IndustryFor presenters, ‘I don’t know’ is a good way to start—but not to finish. Audience members can come up with baffling queries, and extricating yourself is crucial. Here are some survival tactics. It’s important not to get caught flatfooted in front of an audience.

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