2021

A Must Read for PR Pros: 7 Journalists Share Pros and Cons to Using Clubhouse | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Everyone is talking about Clubhouse – but is this a chat app, marketing tool, or a new way to connect reporters and industry experts around the globe? We asked seven journalists for their experiences and thoughts on Clubhouse and the opportunities it held for media relations. media relations

What CEOs Should Know About PR and Communications

Ronn Torossian

Many PR teams and agencies tend to urge high-ranking members of a company to build their own social media profiles and share content on those platforms, however, there are certain times during a company’s lifetime when the CEO should actually become the spokesperson for the public.

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Are You The Next Intern for Crenshaw Communications?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It is time for us to add an intern to our team! Are you a college student or recent grad looking to gain experience in a top B2B technology PR agency? Check out our job description and if this sounds like a fit for you, please send your resume to Colleen O’Connor ( colleen@crenshawcomm.com ).

The truth about news site traffic

The Resolution Blog

Understanding how people interact with media sites is essential in PR planning and measurement. It has been an on-going challenge in Public Relations to understand the true volume of people arriving on news sites due to publishers’ secrecy on traffic figures.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Osaka Episode puts Media, Sports and Celebrity on Trial

Flack's Revenge

By now you have likely heard of the biggest news from the first days of the French Open this past weekend. It was actually about no news, or rather the refusal of one of the shining stars to engage in press activities surrounding the event.

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What to do during a PR crisis and how to move on

Onclusive

Before, during and after a PR crisis, information and communication are key. There are very few crisis situations where less communication is better. It is almost always the case that more communication, and more well-informed communication, is the best strategy.

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How to build a stronger brand to withstand the social media haters

PR Daily

The new rules of business branding are becoming clear, and organizations that have found big success should be prepared for a backlash online.

5 best online survey tools and why marketers need them

Awario

The new era of mobile technologies and the popularity of social networks give marketers an incredible opportunity to connect with users and build a closer bond. But you cannot build a relationship with your audience without understanding its needs and preferences.

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5 public relations trends that will gain traction post-COVID

Agility PR Solutions

Distilled to its essence, public relations is the action of building relationships with key stakeholders and target audiences. COVID-19 has shaken up the strategies and channels that PR pros and marketers typically optimize to build these relationships.

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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.

14 #FreelanceChat Guests Offer Their Best Advice for Freelancers in 2021

Garrett Public Relations

Freelancing has never been easy, but it is more popular than ever. There are now about 1.1 billion freelancers around the world. Managing your own freelance business involves wearing many hats.

5 Public Relations Trends for 2021 | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Business Wire hosted a webinar where experts discussed the top trends impacting public relations in 2021. The panel featured Sandra Fathi , President, Affect PR; Ginger Porter , President, Central Region, Golin; and Stuart Bruce , PR Futurist and CEO, Stuart Bruce Associates.

The Future of Content Marketing Strategies

Ronn Torossian

How much consumers engage with a brand’s content largely depends on the company selecting the right content marketing strategy.

10 Things To Know Before Dating a PR Pro

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It’s Valentine’s Day, the traditional holiday for couples, and an occasion to show how much we appreciate the special people in our lives. Let’s face it – dating can be awkward and uncomfortable.

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 without borders (and offices!)

The Resolution Blog

It’s January 2021 and most PR agencies are working with pandemic-led restrictions. However, no longer working in the same office doesn’t have to have a negative effect. In fact, one agency set this approach as their launch strategy and have never looked back.

From Breakthrough IP to Market Domination

Flack's Revenge

Here is the third installment in my series about maximizing “secret sauce” in tech marketing. In the first post, I explored the meaning and history of the term, and shared examples. Then, in the next one, I outlined steps to turn your core IP into a PR asset , and included case studies.

6 Writing Habits You Should Adopt in 2021

Cision

Set small writing goals in 2021 and see big results. Media Blog

How to Optimize Messaging & Soundbytes To Drive Success

Onclusive

Key messages are the essence of what you wish to communicate, serving as the foundation of your communications strategy and giving it focus and control.

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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.

Timeless writing lessons from ‘Sesame Street’

PR Daily

The beloved children’s show keeps going strong after 50 years–and continues to offer a masterclass in tidy storytelling. The creators of “Sesame Street” knew that the Muppet chickens were always good for a laugh. Apparently, the show had a rule of thumb : “When in doubt, throw a chicken.”.

12 best social media listening tools for tracking brand mentions

Awario

Social media listening tools are designed to help you keep track of every brand mention and social conversation important to your business. We put together a list of 12 best tools for social listening to make sure you are in perfect sync with your market

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The reincarnation of blogs—and new opportunities for marketers

Agility PR Solutions

Although there may be disagreement about when blogging was born, one thing is clear. Blogging has been reincarnated and the pandemic deserves a lot of credit for it. The best guess is that blogging got its name in the early to mid-1990s.

Do You Have 6.5 Minutes? Please Take this PR and Comms Survey

Sword and the Script

This year the JOTW survey has seven contributors; results will provide PR and comms benchmarks; plus there’s a chance to win gift cards. We know a lot has changed over the last year, but what specifically has changed and how much?

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8 Tips for Maximizing Your International Press Release | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

There is no doubt today that we are part of a global economy. With a click, we can purchase goods made next door or halfway around the world. For many companies, this provides exciting opportunities to enter into new markets faster than ever before.

Ready for a Cookie-less World?

Ronn Torossian

Of the top ten cookie recipes listed, Amish sugar cookies are number one, according to the January publication of Taste of Home. Edible cookies will likely be around forever, especially the delicious ones.

5 PR Tips To Boost Your Company’s Media Appeal

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In B2B public relations, we’re always trying to find ways to drive business and trade media interest for clients. Yet as every PR person knows, there isn’t always a timely newshook for the story you want to tell. And not every business is a household name.

Who are you talking to?

The Resolution Blog

Understanding your audience is the most important stage in developing PR strategy. It’s impossible to influence and change opinion without a full understanding of who you are talking to and how they feel. And with more data available than ever before, how do you begin that level of research?

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Another PR Rabbit Hole to Avoid: Obscure Analyst Reports

Flack's Revenge

From Pixabay. I had blogged a while back about all those time wasters we sometimes run into; e.g. the deluge of pay-to-play offers you get right after releasing news over a wire. There’s another that has been bugging me and my teams: obscure analyst reports.

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Back to the Future of PR and Marketing: Cision Acquires Brandwatch

Cision

In a big win for customers of both companies, Cision is acquiring Brandwatch, a global leader in social listening and digital consumer intelligence. US Blog

Understanding the purpose and contribution of the communications team to organizational success

Onclusive

In many organizations, a major fragmentation exists between executive leadership and the communications function.

6 openings to avoid when pitching reporters

PR Daily

Crisis comms and media relations expert Nick Lanyi shares some of the more offensive ledes that will doom your pitch. Cold emailing is a big part of the PR/media relations job. And it’s a tough ask.

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Social issues and marketing: why brands want to cause controversy

Awario

An ad campaign taking a position on social issues often causes backlash. However, it always increases brand awareness. Read how pros use one of the controversial marketing trends and what marketing issues they often struggle with

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