Hashtags and Press Releases: How Do They Work Together? | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Number sign. Pound sign. Octothorpe. A hash. Hashtag. #. What is it? What is its purpose? And most importantly: how can you use it to increase your press release’s visibility? public relations

The Good Place & The Choices You Make

Deirdre Breakenridge

Have you been watching ‘ The Good Place ‘ with Kristen Bell and Ted Danson? If you haven’t seen this Netflix series, then it’s worth a watch. The show is a comedy that gets you thinking about Heaven and Hell.

Ethics 346

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Brand Narrative

Ronn Torossian

Why do consumers buy what they choose to buy? What drives those decisions? Brand narratives play a crucial role in such decisions. A brand narrative is a streamlined story, a messaging framework that acts as the framework for the marketing and communications of a business.

Brand 363

Demystifying PR Measurement


Measurement has become one of the most important elements of a solid communications strategy, but many PR pros still struggle with it and not surprisingly so — most of us in communications don’t have data and measurement backgrounds or training.

How Startup Leadership Can Inspire the Team to Deliver Results and Become Great

Inspiring the team to do their best, break through barriers and achieve milestones is the core responsibility of the startup leadership. Inspiring people to do great requires installing confidence and the ability to learn from setbacks and failures.

10 Phrases To Delete From Your PR Vocabulary

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR agency teams , especially those in tech PR, LOVE to speak in jargon. We have shorthand for nearly everything and sometimes forget that people outside our organization or industry might not know what we’re talking about.

More Trending

Frank Strong on the State of PR Tech

Flack's Revenge

I enjoyed speaking with PR blogger Frank Strong (of Sword & the Script fame ) about the state of PR tech, for the PR, Done & Doner podcast (here’s a video of the interview ). The PR job of has never been more challenging. Tech can help, but it is not always easy to know where to invest.

This is what journalists really want from PR pros, according to Cision survey

PR Daily

Here’s a rundown of what journalists say they do and don’t expect from PR pros. Journalists and PR pros can sometimes have a tumultuous relationship.

Survey 170

The many paradoxes of public relations

Stephen Waddington

Six months into PhD research studies I know more and more about less and less. But that’s a good thing because I know exactly where I'm heading. I’ve been publishing my research diary as I progress in my studies as a PhD research student. This is the latest post.

11 all-too-common public mistakes made by people without media training

Agility PR Solutions

In Man on Fire, Denzel Washington plays a bodyguard who says, “There’s no such thing as tough. There’s trained and untrained.” Although he was talking about violence in the close protection industry, his advice also applies to media and public relations.

Generating Leads with Facebook: A Guide for Businesses

In this Facebook guide for businesses, we’ll help you strategize with tips and techniques straight from our playbooks. We also let you in on the best practices for improving your lead gen campaigns, starting with a review of your performance metrics.

PR Tips to Help You Land Media Coverage

Garrett Public Relations

As anyone in PR can tell you, earning media coverage these days can be a challenge. With newsrooms shrinking and journalists being asked to do more, getting a pitch to stand out is TOUGH.

Format Your Press Release for Improved Readership and Results | Business Wire

Business Wire

People don’t read the news. education public relations marketing

Three Ways Leaders Live Their Ethics

Deirdre Breakenridge

When I think of some of the greatest ethical leaders (the keyword here is “ethical”), a few immediately come to mind, based on what they’ve done for others.

Ethics 353

PR Crisis Lessons from Cathay Pacific

Ronn Torossian

Cathay Pacific, a Hong Kong-based airline, ended up in a big PR crisis recently because two employees of the airline allegedly broke their home isolation Covid rules.

Crisis 309

How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

PR Measurement Best Practices – Part 2


PR Measurement Best Practices – Part 2. Welcome back to our blog series on Demystifying PR Measurement!

Can PR Agencies Protect Their Ideas?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

“You give away your best thinking on spec.” ” My husband once said that as he watched me sweat a high-stakes new biz proposal that hinged on The Big Idea. That observation bothered me for years, because it was true. But how does a PR or ad agency avoid it?

Agency 278

The metric you need in 2022 PR KPIs (that will probably increase your budget)

The Resolution Blog

If you’re in planning mode and setting Key Performance Indicators for PR activity right now, make sure your metrics place you in a position for budget growth in 2023. I’m aware we’re just days into 2022.

You Are Not Your Target Audience [False Consensus Effect]

Sword and the Script

Every now and then I’ll hear a marketer say, “I’m the target audience.”. As such, the marketer assumes the target audience has the same view of the world as they do. The reality is, they probably don’t. This is a well-studied notion in psychology called the “ false consensus effect ” or FCE.

B2B 154

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.

The benefits of micro and nano social media influencers

PR Daily

Bigger isn’t always better. You might believe that the bigger, the better when it comes to influencer marketing, especially if you’re new to the concept. However, this isn’t the case.

Imposter syndrome and public relations

Stephen Waddington

The reality of public relations practice doesn’t match up to its own perception. It’s characterised by missed opportunity and a failure to realise its potential. Three months into PhD research I’ve discovered that public relations is defined by a series of contradictions.

5 web design mistakes that could be affecting your conversion rate

Agility PR Solutions

A bad website design can have a huge impact on your sales numbers. In fact, 57 percent of consumers say they won’t recommend a website if it’s poorly designed (WebsiteBuilder).

Web 148

3 key areas companies are missing when it comes to social listening

Communications Conversations

Historically, social listening has been one of those things only the big companies with big budgets and social media monitoring tools do. At least, that’s been my perception (and experience with clients) over the last 13 years as an independent.

Spreading the Good News: Four Best Practices for Construction Projects

The I-5 High Occupancy Vehicle Improvement Project upgraded a 3-mile segment of the I-5 traversing Santa Ana and Orange, CA. Hill developed a public awareness and community outreach plan in collaboration with key stakeholders, organizations, communities,

20 Lessons from 20 Years: Why Storytelling is Key to Success in the Life Sciences | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

We have all heard the saying “high risk, high reward.” Nowhere is this more relevant than in the biotech industry where companies push to change the status quo and bring to market groundbreaking new treatments and therapies while also grappling with the challenges of changing market conditions.

What is Your Media and Communications Learning Path?

Deirdre Breakenridge

When I think back to the early days of my PR & Marketing career and learning new skills, I remember how “training” meant college courses and industry association meetings. I was reading books, business publications, trade magazines and newspapers. .

Starting a Self Publishing Business

Ronn Torossian

Starting a self-publishing business is an accomplishment. A self-publisher not only writes the novel or the book but also sees it through every step of production and printing, and then also supervises its sales and promotion. There is nothing new about self-publishing.

Print 195

How Earned Media Drives Consumer Behavior: Publication Authority


One of the biggest challenges for communications professionals is understanding how their efforts influence consumer behavior so they can optimize media strategy and demonstrate tangible business value.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

Myths And Facts About Public Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Almost 10 years into my tech PR career, I still have family and friends ask the age-old question – “So, what exactly do you do? What is PR exactly?” . Why do PR people feel that no one understands what we do? Because few do. And public relations isn’t always a straight path.

How to successfully communicate PR results and make an impact?

The Resolution Blog

Modern PR can impact an organisation on many levels. A wider variety of stakeholders now take an interest in PR results than ever before, however there is often a fear among PR teams that once a report is sent, it might not be read! We ran this webinar to help you understand your PR report […].

PR Myth #6 – PR is Only for Crisis

PR for Anyone

Make sure to Like and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and ring the bell so you’re notified of new videos by clicking HERE. Many people think of PR as something that is only when you are in crisis… that the PR spin machine has to start when things are spiraling negatively.