2018

#PR Expanded Guest Post: Ethical Awareness … It’s Never Too Early

PR Expanded

Guest Post By Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA, Adjunct Professor, University of Tampa (FL). I know that ethics is “taught” in various forms in most colleges and universities, but I have serious concerns as to whether or not the “real world” is included in the process.

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3 Digital Tools That Improve PR

The Proactive Report

If the idea of technology invading the practice of PR freaks you out a little, perhaps all you need a different perspective. Yes, technology can be daunting, but it can also make your life a lot easier, help you achieve better results and demonstrate the value of your work.

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4 PR and marketing lessons from ‘The Golden Girls’

PR Daily

ABC is thanking viewers for being friends of its hit show, “The Golden Girls.”. On Monday, Disney ABC Television announced it was calling July 30 “Golden Girls Day,” releasing an article of facts that “ may surprise even the biggest fans.” The announcement follows a collection of action figures from the show that were recently unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con. Find a set on the lanai for these four takeaways PR and marketing pros can learn from “The Golden Girls”: 1.

Etiquette for Connecting with Media Outlets

Ron Torossian

You know the old saw, “If you want to have friends, you have to be friendly.” The same could be said for brands interested in connecting with media sources and building relationships in the hopes of generating earned media.

Media 279

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 to Create a Content Strategy That Enhances Your Earned Media Efforts

Cision

While much of a content marketing strategy revolves around creating new content just for your blog (part of your owned media), I highly recommend that you divert some of your attention to incorporating earned media into your strategy.

Hope, Lies, And Public Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As an industry, public relations has a PR problem. Stereotypes about the profession die hard; 14 years after “Sex and the City,” people still think Samantha Jones is a typical PR woman.

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Give your content the edge: Over-index on humanity!

PR Warrior

When it comes to creating content for your brand, one of my favourite tips I give over and over again is … OVER-INDEX ON HUMANITY. This can manifest itself in numerous ways. For example: 1. Stories Tell genuine stories.

AirPR Interview Series: Emmy Award Winning Journalist & PR Pro Mika Stambaugh

AirPR

“Nail the elevator pitch.”. Mika Stambaugh is an Emmy award winning journalist and dynamic entrepreneur known for her creative strategies in executing media and communication campaigns.

I‘m in PR: What’s the Big Idea?

Flack's Revenge

They huddle around a conference room table. The lights go dark. The 35 mm slide projector floods the screen. It’s backlight shines an eerie glow on the presenter’s lower face. This is not just some an ad man (or woman). It’s the sermon from the mount. Or maybe Dracula.

How To Get Ahead Of A Crisis When You’re Already Behind – Invincible Brand Podcast

Melissa Agnes

The YouTube Shooting Crisis: How Mountain View Police Department quickly regained control of the narrative that was going viral against their agency. You can also listen to this episode on iTunes , Spotify , and Stitcher.

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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.

Leadership: Humility as Antidote to Arrogance

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Helio Fred Garcia, President, Logos Consulting Group. Arrogance is a particularly toxic element of leadership.

10 Content Trends to Watch in 2018

The Proactive Report

In January the Content Marketing Association laid out 10 trends they predicted would be big this year. Diversification of content channels. Brands become content companies. Diversification and expansion of content teams. Content producers develop closer relationships with e-commerce.

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Report: PR pros outnumber journalists by a 6-to-1 ratio

PR Daily

The staggering loss of journalists has had a tremendous effect on the PR industry. New employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor illustrates just how dramatically the media relations landscape has shifted.

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What Aretha Franklin Can Teach Brands About Making a Mark

Ron Torossian

Aretha Franklin, commonly called “the Queen of Soul,” died on August 16, the anniversary of the death of the King of Rock, Elvis Presley. This left music fans mourning two timeless entertainment icons.

Brand 265

What Challenges Do Comms Professionals Face Going into 2018?

Cision

With a new year around the corner, communications professionals are gearing up to get their plans ready to conquer the world in 2018. But along with those plans are some obstacles to overcome.

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6 Public Relations Tips For Brands In 2018

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A recent study by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the USC Center for Public Relations found that marketers plan to increase staffing and overall spending on public relations over the next five years. This is good news for clients and PR firms alike.

Bits, Bytes and the Ethics of Data

PRSay

Data science, once the domain of math geeks and academics, has moved from windowless basements to the top floors of organizations. If content is king, then data is the emperor.

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What happens when we look at content marketing through a PR lens

PR Warrior

All too often, in a short-term bid to grow sales, score votes or generate donations, businesses and organisations neglect the things that underpin the achievement of the commercial goals we so desperately seek. For example: INCREASED brand recognition and top-of-mind awareness.

The 2 major differences that separate PR and marketing: Skills and tools

Muck Rack

The 2 major differences that separate PR and marketing: Skills and tools

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The social media news desk: The big earned media opportunity your PR is missing

Axia PR

Traditional public relations isn’t working anymore. Fewer Americans rely on TV news, while nearly half of all U.S. adults get their news from Facebook, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center. PR professionals must adapt to the ever-changing social and digital age.

9 Ways To Up Your PR Game

AirPR

Tools and skills you can’t live without from today’s leading PR minds. Whether you’re working in-house at a startup or running your own shop, you’ll discover one fundamental truth about PR: It’s changing faster than ever.

Make A Greater Impact In 2018 With International Speaker & Storyteller, Cameron Brown

PR Expanded

The New Year is off to a great start and you may be working on the different ways to create greater impact in your career and life. I had a conversation with International speaker and storyteller, Cameron Brown , about creating impact in 2018.

Think Before You Share Content

The Proactive Report

Is it possible that in this day and age there are still business people who post controversial comments on sharing apps without considering the consequences? Apparently so. This cautionary tale is currently setting South Africa on fire.

As Hurricane Florence hits, major companies respond with help for victims

PR Daily

Several organizations have been helping people in Hurricane Florence’s path prepare for the storm—and netting positive PR in the process. U-Haul recently announced that it’s providing 30 days of free storage at 94 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

How To Master Branding in 2018

Ron Torossian

When it comes to creating the perfect brand, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy. Even if there was an ultimate guide to branding, the marketplace and its trends change so frequently that it’s difficult to keep ahead of an ever-evolving space.

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The Perfect Pair: How to Use Events to Amplify Major Company Announcements

Cision

Pairings are everywhere in our society. Pork and sauerkraut, Netflix and a comfy couch, baseball and hot dogs and the most famous pairing — peanut butter and jelly. Did you know peanut butter and jelly only became popular because of the invention of pre-sliced bread? Timing is everything.

How Good PR Builds Competitive Advantage for Startups

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Building competitive advantage using PR programs comprised of media relations , reputation management , brand positioning , and content marketing can help a young tech company achieve prominence. For an early-stage technology business, differentiation can be everything.

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Ethics and You: Leading the Way

PRSay

One of my favorite sayings is, “Either lead, follow or get out of the way.” There’s so much truth and significance in this statement, especially in today’s hyper-connected communications world.

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Content Marketing for PR: Growing an audience through podcasting

PR Warrior

Audio is the unsung hero of content marketing and provides businesses and organisations with significant opportunities to reach and communicate with their desired audience groups.

3 Challenges Every Entry Level PR Pro Faces

Shift Communications

Getting your first PR job, or any job for that matter can be both thrilling and terrifying. Not only are you excited to start your career, but you’re anxious to make a good impression.

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Three ways cryptocurrency is taking on PR

5W PR

Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Dogecoin: you may have heard about it by now. In fact, the debate and hype around this latest innovation has rocketed out of control in the last 12 months, with supporters boasting of untold wealth, and critics drawing analogies to the dot-com craze.

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Story Before

PR News

If you listen to podcasts in which Hollywood actors and directors are interviewed you’ll often hear the statement, “I love telling stories.” ” It’s always about storytelling. It’s never about entertainment or making a beautiful dollar. Storytelling is presented as a calling and given a spiritual sheen. Entertainment, by contrast, is crass. You can’t help but… Continued.

Guest Post: How to Expand Your Global Network While Studying Abroad

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Madison Thomas, Curry College Student. Recently, I began my journey studying abroad. Four months on my own in a new country. To some, this may seem terrifying, but I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time.

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Measuring Results Across the Customer Journey

The Proactive Report

Brands and organizations are naturally interested in the journey of their customers, supporters or members. Where did they find out about you, what fires up their interest, what moved them to become a customer or client or patient, and what prompts them to act as an advocate?

6 common search engine marketing mistakes—and how to avoid them

PR Daily

Search engine marketing—or pay-per-click efforts— can help increase your organization’s website traffic, boost sales and give you powerful ROI. However, your efforts can be easily undermined by common pitfalls. Avoid the frustration of a digital communications headache by avoiding these search engine marketing mistakes: 1. You don’t choose your keywords carefully. There’s an art in selecting the right keywords and key phrases to use for a particular campaign.