April, 2017

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Five Easy Ways to Put the Social Back in Social Media

Spin Sucks

Most organizations use social media as a distribution channel, but that misses a gigantic opportunity. Gini Dietrich shares five easy ways to put the social back in social media. The post Five Easy Ways to Put the Social Back in Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Why Brands Need to Get Emotional

Cision

Emotion and reason are the two key forces that wrestle in every executive, politician and consumer’s mind as they make decisions every day. Brands know that emotions are powerful motivators and an emotional campaign can heavily influence buyer behavior.

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7 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a PR Business

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Maris Callahan, Director of Public Relations, Donuts Inc.

United Flies Into Another PR Storm

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The public relations team at United had probably just started to breathe easy after the infamous “leggings” crisis when a second PR disaster hit. And this one’s a doozy.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

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3 Listening Lessons for Marketers

Cision

Your phone, its apps and your favorite brands are listening to you right now, whether you know it or not.

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Communications Careers: Measuring Progress in Steps Through Peaks & Valleys

PR Expanded

A Guest Post Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatch TM. I recently read an inspirational tweet about progress being measured in steps. Achieving success in your PR, communications or any career is about putting one foot in front of the other and repeating the process.

Pepsi’s Smart Response To Its PR Controversy

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Brand Pepsi fell flat this week with its bafflingly tone-deaf ad featuring Kendall Jenner, but in the wake of a public relations backlash, the brand did at least one thing right. After Twitter lit up with nasty tweets and late-night comics poured on scorn, Pepsi reacted quickly.

FIR Podcast #83: The Problem with Magical Thinking

Holtz Communication + Technology

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network. Chris Abraham and Frank Eliason join Shel Holtz for this week’s episode, commenting on these stories…. United Airlines’ crisis drags on and on, aided by user-generated content, competitors piling on, and Saturday Night Live.

Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

Where and How B2B Marketing Generates Leads it Likes [Study]

Sword and the Script

Email remains a top channel for producing leads in B2B marketing , according to a survey data from a report by Chief Marketer titled Top B2B Lead Gen Trends. That’s no surprise perhaps for veteran marketers, but it’s the mix and integration that often matters most and goes missing.

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How to Build an Online Newsroom that Engages Journalists

Spin Sucks

What does your online newsroom look like? Is it evolving with the advances in technology to cater to the needs of journalists? Or is it just a bulleted list of recent news releases and a mailto form? Here is how to build an exceptional online newsroom.

Why Brands Must Personalize the PR Experience

Cision

So you’ve heard about the customer experience, and the user experience but what about the Public Relations experience?

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New trend: Companies making product design trends based on Instagram

Communications Conversations

By now, you’ve most likely seen Starbucks newest concoction: The Unicorn Frappuccino. It’s purple. It’s pink.

How to Identify the Influencers You Need to Engage

You need to understand who your community is and what makes them tick. You need to identify your “tribe” -- those who are immersed in your subject and have a following.

First-Quarter PR Winners And Losers

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In public relations , sometimes the stars align and a story just writes itself. When looking for winners and losers in the realm of public opinion, this past quarter offered a wealth of excellent examples.

How I Could Have Saved United Airlines Three Days And $14,000

The Stalwart Blog

What a week for this airline! I almost believe that United read the well thought out PR strategy that Uber used to answer its recent sexual harassment claim by a former employee and decided to do the exact opposite. Let’s summarize what's happened so far.

10 Tips for Improving Your Photos and Videos

PRSay

Communicators tend to think of themselves as wordsmiths, whether it’s writing press releases or thought leadership articles. Nowadays the demand for photography and video skills are rising, given that nearly everyone owns a photography studio in the form of a smartphone.

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Flying the Unfriendly Skies: The United PR Black Eye Won’t Soon Be Forgotten

Spin Sucks

By now you heard about the incident that led to an unprecedented PR crisis for United Airlines. Roland Alonzi looks at the three crucial mistakes United made that led to this PR crisis. The post Flying the Unfriendly Skies: The United PR Black Eye Won’t Soon Be Forgotten appeared first on Spin Sucks.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

Insights from expert marketing and communications pros who are doing it today.

Wendy Glavin and CommPRO Report on the Livestream: Breaking Down the State of the Media in 2017

Cision

Reported by Wendy Glavin, CEO & Founder, Wendy Glavin Agency and powered by CommPRO. Breaking Down the State of the Media in 2017,” was a fascinating and discouraging examination of the lack of trust in the media.

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PR, Social Media and the Imperative of Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

For a time, social media worked organically. Then it didn’t. Long thinkers pushed paid social as a “rent-to-own” strategy. It’s still brilliant…but there’s an expiration date on it now.

How To Negotiate A PR Contract

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Are there any tips that public relations can take away from high-level governmental negotiations? We think so. This week’s international machinations between the US and China and the US and Russia included the term “deconfliction.”

How Your News Release Can Help the Media Do Their Job

Beyond PR

Companies issue a news release when they have a job to do: to spread the message of a product launch, an exciting corporate expansion, or the addition of a new executive. But it’s important to keep in mind that their audience, the media, also has a job to do.

Revenue Generating News Releases: How to Optimize Strategy and Improve ROI

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

Lululemon Struggling to Compete

Ron Torossian

Lululemon landed in the marketplace with all the right stuff. It was placed in a high demand segment, offered unique looks and created a fierce fan following almost immediately. In fact, Lululemon fans were compelled to recruit other fans. That’s how their key marketing push worked.

United Airlines: When a Crisis Means it’s Time to Fire the Client

Spin Sucks

Between Pepsi, Sean Spicer, and United Airlines, it's been a crazy week for crisis communications. If you work with a volatile client like the aforementioned, how do you know when it's time to fire them or quit your job. The post United Airlines: When a Crisis Means it’s Time to Fire the Client appeared first on Spin Sucks.

4 Ways PR Pros Can Better Target Media and Influencers

Cision

The best way to get your story the coverage it deserves is by targeting the right influencers. With a media database of more than 1.6

How Earning My APR Gave Me an Edge on the Competition

PRSay

In the spring of 2010, I was working in a mid-level PR job at a company that I loved. While I had a lot of good on-the-job experience, there were several times I wished I had more knowledge.

Tap Into These Influencer Trends For Better PR Results

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Recently, Jennifer Lopez found herself in some public relations hot water when she reportedly neglected social media duties on behalf of a hoverboard company.

3 PR Takeaways from the State of the Media Report by Cision

Sword and the Script

These are strange times for those in the news business, as public trust and confidence in the news media has eroded. By a measure of their own assessment , “journalists perceive they are now struggling to maintain the public’s trust.”

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Take Your Earnings Release to the Next Level

Beyond PR

Every quarter, the earnings release raises the stakes for corporate communications professionals. It’s once again time to plot your course between a growing to-do list and this immovable deadline. But is there a way to make your job easier and score the best possible outcome for this coveted news?

The Four Pitfalls (and Fixes) of Your PR Content Strategy

Spin Sucks

There are lots of excuses marketers have for not having a PR content strategy, which creates many pitfalls. But there are easy fixes for each of them, which Gini Dietrich shares here. The post The Four Pitfalls (and Fixes) of Your PR Content Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks.

PR 101: How to Pitch Travel Journalists

Cision

Spring is here, which means travel season is upon us! For those of you in the travel communications business there are countless of opportunities to tell yours story to travel journalists, bloggers, influencers – and consumers. But how do you reach the always-on-the-move travel media?