2019

Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Place in Public Relations?

Ronn Torossian

The term “artificial intelligence” may call to mind more imagery of robots than useful algorithms. Like it or not, artificial intelligence, or AI, has become an integral part of today’s society.

An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

Dear PR Professionals: PR is evolving at warp speed. In fact, in five years, what we know as PR will have a different complexion. Yet today, many PR professionals, armed with media placements and endless pitches, are still grounded in the past, since it's so comfortable.

8 Media Interview Mistakes To Avoid

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In the PR agency world , after weeks of fine-tuning messaging, crafting stories and pitching reporters, there’s no better feeling than landing a top media interview for a client. It signals that the overall public relations strategy is on the right track.

The Future of Media: Key Trends for 2019 and Beyond

Business Wire

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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

How a Blind Marketing Student Sees a Smart Cane

Mindful Marketing

by Jason Polansky , Marketing Major at Messiah College I enjoy each day without something that many take for granted—eyesight.

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How to Repurpose Content into a Press Release (Podcast)

The Proactive Report

I was recently invited to be a guest on the Content 10X podcast to talk about content repurposing and press releases. Amy Woods and I had a delightful conversation and I hope you ‘ll find it useful. Click the image below to go to the podcast page of Amy’s site for the link to the episode.

A FEEL-First Approach to Comms to Build Genuine Relationships [INFOGRAPHIC]

PR Expanded

I’m on a research journey, because I believe you have to FEEL first to build genuine and caring relationships.

Five Key Takeaways from the 2018 Growth PR Conference

AirPR

Marketing and Communications are converging as PR has evolved radically over the last decade. Data science and digital media are transforming the way companies tell stories and how they measure success.

4 PR tactics to support your event marketing

PR Daily

As producing live experiences becomes more popular, it’s vital to use all your channels to maximize your ROI. Here are helpful tips. Event marketing is on the rise.

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 most stressful jobs of 2019—“PR Executive” ranked among Top 10

Agility PR Solutions

It’s a stressful world out there, no doubt about it—and some of the jobs that brave people do reflect that high stress level.

Do You Have a Pre-Crisis Checklist?

Ronn Torossian

Crisis communications is a key aspect to public relations. Crises will come, and, usually, they will come unexpectedly. But that doesn’t mean you should not be prepared. In fact, if you want to achieve the optimal resolution to any PR crisis, you need to have a plan in place before the crisis erupts.

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8 Content Marketing Trends That Will Fire Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Has your content marketing strategy been on the decline, figuratively dwindling to embers? If so, we can help. We've collected content marketing trends designed to blow new life into your strategy and rekindle it into the roaring blaze it once was.

Gillette Gets Woke: A PR Take

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For PR people, the Gillette ad that roiled social media and birthed a thousand thought pieces raises an old question – is there such a thing as bad publicity? Normally when a company manages to generate international attention and earn millions of views for a brand message, it’s a win.

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When Traditional Media is Inspired by Social Media

Business Wire

Over the past few years, readers have moved to the habit of “news snacking,” a tendency that some said would not last, but which is , in fact , sticking and even influencing the way we read and write.

Just Blew It

Mindful Marketing

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Startup PR Myths Debunked

Flack's Revenge

It has been almost a year since I blogged about common startup PR myths. That post drew from NY Tech Meetup mail list discussions and cited arguments for and against PR. Since then, I’ve run across a few more myths. So I thought I’d update that post.

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How To Detect The Risk Of Negative Virality

Melissa Agnes

A common fear when it comes to issue and crisis management is the uncertainty around virality. Which makes sense. Nobody wants the unwelcome surprise of having an otherwise seemingly insignificant issue go viral * against their organization.

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Book Review: Social Media for Strategic Communication By Karen Freberg

PR Expanded

One of the best ways to kick off the New Year is with a good book that offers great guidance and takes a deep dive into being more strategic with your storytelling.

Convergence of Marketing & Comms: Insights From E*Trade, Dolby, BitGo,  Bank of the West

AirPR

We have all been on the front lines of the convergence of marketing and communications, but the transformation has not been without challenges: cultural challenges, organizational design challenges and measurement challenges.

Report: Nano-influencers offer big upsides for marketers

PR Daily

You can have the same audience size for the money, but smaller, engaged audiences will offer a better return on investment. Here’s how you should realign your strategy.

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What recent media layoffs mean for the future of public relations

Agility PR Solutions

More than 1,000 journalists lost their jobs recently as Verizon Media, BuzzFeed and Gannett announced deep cuts to their newsrooms. HuffPost’s entire Opinion section. The national desk at BuzzFeed. Dozens of local journalists at Gannett newspapers across the country.

Winning Strategies for Social Media PR

Ronn Torossian

Those who have been in the public relations business for a while can tell you: social media is a moving target. Different platforms appeal to different demographics and diverse generations, and this can change as new platforms become available.

Content Marketing Tips: How to Attract Your Audience

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing has become the white bread of content marketing. It's on every B2B marketer's menu and unfortunately a lot of it is as exciting as white bread. It lacks texture, and flavor and gusto. Beyond that, it's often missing a solid foundation.

5 Tips for Maintaining Media Relationships Under Pressure

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The relationship between PR professionals and media is often seen as a necessary evil , especially by media. In my sector of tech PR , reporters rely on us to connect them with brands and keep them in the know about upcoming news.

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Before You Measure, Set Measurable Goals

Business Wire

It’s New Year’s resolution time, and that means people setting ambitious goals to change their behavior only to wonder, a month or so later, why nothing changed.

Whole Grain Isn't the Whole Story

Mindful Marketing

by David Hagenbuch , founder of Mindful Marketing & author of Honorable Influence You’re at a restaurant with friends and order a pepperoni pizza. The waiter brings the pie, which has a single piece of pepperoni in the middle.

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How to Social in 2019: Experts Share their Views

Flack's Revenge

Last month I interviewed top PR and social media experts about the challenges facing online marketing. The following recap includes some of the juiciest quotes from Neal Schaffer , Frank Strong , Drew Neisser , and Deb Weinstein.

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Increasing Your Media Coverage Through Storytelling

PRSay

On Jan. 29, Matt Charles, APR, presents a webinar titled “ How to Tell Your Organization’s Story to Get Media Coverage.” The webinar is available for free to PRSA members.

Modern Communicators Need to FEEL + THINK Before They Communicate

PR Expanded

Modern Communicators need to FEEL and THINK before they communicate. Although PR professionals are taught to THINK, which is Timing, Heart, Independence, New Navigation and Knowledge about an audience, the FEEL model is the first step.

PR & Marketing Leaders Share Predictions for the Future of Communications

AirPR

The evolution of PR and communications, including the tools we use, the methods in which we measure its efficacy and the ways we cut through the clutter to share our stories, was front-and-center on the minds of communications professionals throughout the past year.

Why you should already start evaluating your marketing strategy

PR Daily

It is early in the year, but some tactics might already show signs of poor execution or lackluster results. Here’s why you should check your efforts right away. March is here, and that means spring is on the way.

4 ways PR generates great brand exposure

Agility PR Solutions

Public relations is about maintaining your public image so that you’re portrayed in the right light. Many businesses even have a dedicated team that works around the clock to make sure the right content is published.

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