Reference Rules of the Road, Rigorous, Reliable, Respectable and Repeatable

PR Job Coach

Who and what references can you provide that will help seal the deal and pave the way towards the job offer that has had you in the waiting room for what appears to be a lifetime. References are critical to bringing to a close your search for your next gig.

How to pitch your work without client references

PR Daily

How can you pitch your story before clients will back your product? This is a common issue. Customers don’t often want to reveal the products and services they use, as outside tools are often a company’s competitive advantage, or potential weak link.

Bloomingdale's apologizes for 'date rape' reference in holiday ad

PR Daily

If Bill Cosby’s downfall has taught us anything, it’s that you shouldn’t put things in peoples’ beverages without their knowledge or consent. Apparently Bloomingdale’s didn’t get the memo.

5 Proven Ways PR can Develop Client Media References in B2B Organizations

Sword and the Script

Media references tend to take a back seat to the mad pace that is often B2B marketing. Media references are hard for several reasons. Marketing also has purse strings that can be creatively – and ethically – spent to appease a specific rep with the right reference.

Wired goof replaces Trump's name with reference to hand size

PR Daily

The size of Trump's hands (which, at the risk of taking a stand on one of the major political controversies of our day, look normal to me) have been a subject of jokes since the now-defunct Spy magazine long ago referred to him as a "short-fingered vulgarian.".

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Rubio’s appeal to youth includes TV references, Snapchat, emojis

PR Daily

Marco Rubio, R-Florida, became the latest candidate to announce a bid for the presidency Monday, and his big pitch focused squarely on young voters. Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday,” he said, indirectly referencing Hillary Clinton. But yesterday is over, and we are never going back.”. Rubio went on to describe his children’s generation as “the most important generation in American history.”.

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Mark My Words

A Friday thought or two. Borkowski has retained the heart of its culture throughout all the change and technological advances around us. We are a company based on creativity and bravery, but also and perhaps most importantly, on loyalty and commitment and, this is the bit I am most proud of – that quietly what we have always delivered, we are still delivering – news campaigns that actually have an impact. That’s all I am saying.

10 Tips to Get Referrals

Solo PR Pro

When a client or colleague refers you to someone else, it is a validation of their trust in you to deliver good work. Look to your network for people that can refer business, such as former colleagues, current and past clients, and other solo pros.

Rethinking What It Means to Amplify the Customer’s Voice

Ishmael's Corner

Business Communications Communications Industry PR amplify the customer's vocie b2b customer references conventional PR cusatomers in pr customer influence customer reviews customer testimonials customers in public relations digital communications elevate the customer's voice owned mediaThe Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

5 Great Posts on How to Create a Content Strategy

Journalistics

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Weekly Roundup: Unsung Heroes

Waxing UnLyrical

After all, this is the third post in three days to reference that wretched campaign.

The origins and meanings of 15 common military terms

PR Daily

Derived from medieval Latin armata (“army”)—also the source of the Spanish term armada , meaning “war fleet”—referring to a nation’s entire body of land forces or to one major unit of that body. Did you know that ‘host’ and ‘hostile’ have the same derivation?

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#DataTalk: Harnessing Big Data to Propel PR

Onclusive

Does anyone else feel like everywhere they turn there is some reference to Big Data? While that statement may be steeped in a bit of hyperbole, there is some truth to it. Big Data really is impacting every industry and what’s better, it’s rocking the PR world in a ridiculously awesome way. PR pros have […]. All About Tech big data DataTalk Experian PR PR education public relations

A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Air cover – PR pros are not top guns, paratroopers, or bombardiers; air cover refers to media visibility that supplements or helps support more substantial stories — or even other departments’ initiatives. Heads down – This phrase does not refer to low self-esteem.

How to nail subject-verb agreement with indefinite and collective nouns

PR Daily

These nouns take either singular or plural verbs, depending on whether the word refers to the group as a unit or to its members as individuals. If the group is referred to as a unit, the singular verb is used. When the subject refers to a unit amount or a lump sum, the verb is singular.

A lot of media mentions = BAD for an airline

CivicFeed Insights

Yes, we can click and see that the jumping here refers to stock price. Singapore Airlines is highly rated by almost everyone. Media mentions? Not too bad: Even better to be Cathay Pacific, or Japan Airlines.

Google, Trust and SEO

The Proactive Report

This is an excerpt from a Google patent application: “Not all references, however, are necessarily of equal significance. For example, a reference by another agent with a high reputational score is of greater significance than a reference by another agent with a low reputational score.

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Survivor Continues to Live Up to Its Name

Ronn Torossian

The show is so embedded in the American consciousness that it has spawned a series of cultural references we would not have without it. While it wasn’t the first reality show to land on television , it has been one of the most popular, and it certainly has staying power.

Embracing a Cult Following

HMA Public Relations

As Game of Thrones excitement dies down just days after the series finale, I can’t help but notice that references have been popping up everywhere – […].

Rebuild Consumer's Trust in the Marketplace

TrendKite

The state of consumers trust- especially as it refers to influencer and social media marketing- and what brands can do to rebuild it

3 Great Ways To Acquire Earned Media with PR

Ronn Torossian

However positive press – more commonly referred to as earned media – is something which requires finesse… and the right PR firm. For some brands, getting positive press is a unicorn – a mythical beast highly sought after but never actually acquired. It also requires some basic knowledge about how the media industry works, [.]. The post 3 Great Ways To Acquire Earned Media with PR appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

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AP style rules for commonly confused words

PR Daily

Use the latter term when you’re referring to an object that supplements or completes another (or the act of doing so): Complement is a noun and a verb denoting completeness or the process of supplementing something: The ship has a complement of 200 sailors and 20 officers.

10 Annoying Grammar Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Just About Anything

Polaris

I often refer to Grammar Girl (or my handy Canadian Press Style Guide ) to avoid common pitfalls of punctuation, capitalization and other grammatical fundamentals. Bonus tip: “Myself” is only used when you’ve already referred to yourself in a sentence.

Singapore clothing brand apologizes for rape joke

PR Daily

It should be blatantly obvious that no brand should ever use any form of rape joke or reference to sell its wares. It seemed to be a terrible reference to how affordable its sale merchandise was.

How to Change a Law

Ronn Torossian

An assault refers to any situation where an offender struggles to get … READ MORE ».

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Pitching Media in the Digital Age With Jessica Wohl, Food & Beverage Reporter, Ad Age

Marketwired

Do know who you are pitching and what could interest them; reference one of their recent publications only if it supports your request. Don’t reference other publications when writing about your news; it’s not enticing. [By Alex Hoag].

3 ways to create a marketing plan that works

Agility PR Solutions

The marketing department can be referred to as one of the lifelines of any business. In this respect, spending your time, resources and efforts on your marketing plan and strategy is essential.

The Pros Weigh In: The Best Books for the Marketer on Your List

Polaris

Most useful offline reference resource: Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pulizzi. Most Useful Offline Reference Source: The Heart of Yoga, by T.K.V. Yoga practice guides Kathi (wise woman) so she picked The Heart of Yoga as her go-to reference book.

12 recent AP style changes

PR Daily

A winter weather chat with Paula Froke offered some helpful reminders: Snow flurries refer to “intermittent light snowfall of short duration (generally light snow showers) with no measurable accumulation.”. USMCA is acceptable for subsequent references.

AP Stylebook’s 2019 edition includes guidance on “suicide,” “deepfakes,” bitcoin” and more

PR Daily

The resource isn’t just for journalists: Communicators of all stripes should refer to the style guide to sharpen their writing. Deepfake or deepfake video is acceptable, but it must be explained on first reference.

Book Review: A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

Karen’s book can be described in three words … handy reference guide. Here’s my video book review of A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media by Dr. Karen Freberg who is an assistant professor teaching Strategic Communications at the University of Louisville.

Step-By-Step Guide to Measuring PR with Google Analytics

Prowly

With Google Analytics, you get hard data to use as a valuable reference for your campaigns. PR is no longer a shot in the dark. This comprehensive step-by-step guide will walk you through GA. The post Step-By-Step Guide to Measuring PR with Google Analytics appeared first on Prowly Magazine. Whitepapers Google Analytics PR SEO

A Simple Guide to Web Traffic Terms for the PR World

The Resolution Blog

But how do you know what term refers to what metric? Online traffic refers to the flow of people visiting a website but isn’t used to measure anything specifically. Page views refer to the number of pages that have been viewed on a website. What does bounce rate refer to?

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Manipulating PR out of a mess

BradleyPR

Both terms refer to those working in public relations, but neither one really gets the whole picture – at least not in the correct “frame,” anyway. Masters of manipulation. Spin doctors.

15 French terms that English speakers might be misusing

PR Daily

cause célèbre (“celebrated cause”): controversial or emotionally weighted issue—obsolete in French, but originally referred to a sensational or unusual legal decision or trial. en suite (“as a set”): usually refers to a bedroom and bathroom connected to each other—not used as such in French.

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Breaking Down the AP Stylebook’s New Rules on Gender

PRSay

Nash said that some transgender individuals (who do not identify with the biological sex of their birth) eschew the gender binary altogether and refer to themselves as “gender-nonconforming,” meaning their gender expression differs from conventional expectations of masculinity and femininity.

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Tracking News Releases and Measuring Success

The Proactive Report

And as you can see the referring sites also had a big jump – 4.33% to 20.50%. It is most likely to be either search engines or referring sites. You’ll find this under Referring Sites. Which referring sites send you the most traffic.

#SelfPub – Part 3: The RESET Style Guide

ZudePR

Use between when referring to two items. Avoid when referring to -iennial, -annual, weekly. The book itself is still referred to as Catch-22. They only take a cap when you’re referring to just Dad or Mum. Upper-case “g” when referring to the company.

Watch For These Red Flags When Hiring A PR Firm

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Paltry references. Once a decision is imminent, a prospective client may ask an agency for references. As brands set plans and budgets for 2018, engaging a public relations firm may be at the top of the list.

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AP style takeaways from Obama’s final SOTU

PR Daily

No need to spell out Grand Old Party but use Republican Party on first reference. In most cases, when referring to a candidate who isn’t affiliated with either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, the word independent (with a lowercase “i") is used.