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

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.

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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.

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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.

Discover the Actionable Habits of the World’s Best Strategic Communicators

Cision’s 4 Data-Driven Habits of Top Comms Teams details the habits of the world's best communicators. Uncover actionable habits that will give you the power to influence and amplify your story better. Download this free e-book today!

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.

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The new shape of measurement in 2022: PR experts predict how you’ll evaluate success this year

The Resolution Blog

Back in 2020 the impact of the global pandemic, as well as social events (like Black Lives Matter) and major political changes (think Brexit and a new President) had a seismic shift in the way PR professionals were reporting on success.

Riding the News vs Writing the News

Laura Hindley

Although piggybacking on a story already making headlines and setting your own news agenda are different approaches, both present opportunities for building brand reputation and driving commercial success

23 Experts Share Top Marketing and PR Advice for 2023

Garrett Public Relations

As we wrap up 2022 and head into the new year, what advice can help guide us in our marketing and public relations planning?

A PR pro’s guide to pitching podcasts

PR Daily

Insights from “Muck Rack’s State of Podcasting 2022” Report. Podcasts have recently grown into one of the most popular forms of content. According to DemandSage , there are currently over 2.4 million podcasts with more than 66 million episodes between them!

7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.

Will brands make the transition to using more authentic, less polished content?

Communications Conversations

The social media content world is an interesting place in 2022. Just browse your feeds for a few minutes for a quick glimpse into what I’m talking about. What do you see?

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

Business Wire

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

Understanding and Improving Brand Perception for Success

Ronn Torossian

Companies that understand the importance of brand perception and how it is a contributing factor to their success understand that they need to be constantly working on improving their brand perception with the target audience.

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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.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Managing a PR Crisis

Any brand is vulnerable to bad press, so we compiled key strategies into our PR crisis management guide. From managing your team and crafting your responses to keeping tabs on the conversation, this guide is for anyone tasked with brand management.

PR Measurement Best Practices – Part 2


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

How Not To Get Cancelled: A PR View

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

After four months of ostracism for slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards, Will Smith has posted a video apologizing for his behavior. As apologies go, it’s late, but not bad. Yet as a PR observer, I’m not too concerned about Smith’s future.

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.

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.

2022 Media Database Buyer’s Guide

To maintain accurate contact information for journalists and influencers, a homegrown database doesn’t cut it. Cision created the go-to guide for selecting a new media database. Download and learn how to choose the right media database for you!

Easy Ways to Track Media Coverage for Your Brand

Tareza Chiasson

Staying on top of story placements is essential for PR pros. Here are a few of our favorite free & easy options for tracking media coverage

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Mastodon returns – what does it mean for PR and communications?

Stuart Bruce

The exaggerated reports of Twitter’s demise mean the geeky backwaters of Mastodon have suddenly been thrust into the limelight with mainstream media writing about it. … © Stuart Bruce - Mastodon returns – what does it mean for PR and communications?

6 social media predictions to guide your 2023 strategy

PR Daily

What we might expect in the year ahead. Social media is constantly in flux. As platforms continuously work to enhance their users’ experiences, brands must be prepared to adapt.

AI ethics responsibility shifts from tech silos to broader executive champions in the C-suite

Agility PR Solutions

When asked which function is primarily accountable for AI ethics in a new survey from IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV), 80 percent of respondents pointed to a non-technical executive, such as a CEO, as the primary “champion” for AI ethics, a sharp uptick from 15 percent in 2018—revealing a radical shift in the roles […].

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Cision's 2022 Global State of the Media Report

For Cision’s annual State of the Media Report, journalists shared their top priorities and what PR and communication pros can do to improve their relationships with the media. Read the report and learn how to create stronger media partnerships.

Journalism is Changing—Here’s What You Can Do About It | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Mainstream journalism is in free-fall—or so the headlines warn us. Months after Gallup reported another historic drop in Americans’ trust in traditional mass media, questions about the legacy media’s resonance and longevity continue to stir a cryptic pot of speculation.

Measuring Brand Perception for Companies

Ronn Torossian

Many companies understand how important brand perception is to the overall customer experience and to their bottom lines and are constantly working on different solutions to improve theirs.

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. .

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.

5WPR 2022 Consumer Culture Report

5WPR’s third annual report takes a look at consumer spending culture, the biggest influences behind buying behaviors, and emerging trends.

Pitching Podcasts: PR Tips For Success

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In B2B PR , we’re always looking for ways to promote client stories, often through interviews with members of their senior leadership team. Podcasts are naturally part of that mix; they’re a great way to secure thought leadership opportunities, and they’re growing in popularity.

The Top 3 Reasons Clients Hire Outside Agencies, Consultants and Freelancers

Sword and the Script

A survey of comms pros finds the top three reasons clients hire outside help are an extra pair of hands, outside objectivity and advice and expertise in a niche.

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Getting the most from AMEC Measurement Month 2022

The Resolution Blog

AMEC Measurement Month is a time for everyone in Public Relations to level-up their knowledge in evaluation and measurement of comms. Held in November its the perfect time to learn and refresh your approach ready for new KPIs in a new year.