Crisis & Reputation Management on Boards’ Radar

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The 2016 Aon Global Risk Management Survey that polled CEOs, CFOs and risk managers ranked damage to brand and reputation as a top concern, displacing the financial and economic risks that have traditionally dominated this survey in the past.  KPMG’s 2017 On the Board’s Agenda report also has crisis and reputation management listed as a priority and notes that crisis prevention … [Read more...]

PR Measurement Tips

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Every business or organization exists for a reason. It has a purpose, or it wouldn’t be there. It’s pretty easy to understand the goals of a commercial business and see how PR can support and further those goals. Frame your PR measurement around the goals of the business or campaign and keep track of your results. Data and measurement has become an integral part of PR reporting … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Media Coverage

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Media Relations is a core part of PR and can be one of the trickiest. A colleague of mine is a master of TV placements, both local and national. She gets calls from big agencies all the time because their teams can't book segments like she can. What's the secret?  Well, a large part her success is relationships.  It is, after all, called Media Relations. What if you don't … [Read more...]

Search & Owned Media Most Used by Journalists

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The 2016 Businesswire Media Survey revealed this nugget of information:  Journalists looking for information on a company first do a Google search, then visit the company website and go to their newsroom. So if you want to be media ready - and every company ought to strive for that - here's the plan: Google: Take a hard look at the Google search results for your company … [Read more...]

Top Skills for 2016 from LinkedIn

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This list of the top 25 skills that can make you more marketable in 2016 and beyond was published on the Official LinkedIn blog.   The data was gathered by analyzing all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on LinkedIn in 2015 to find the 25 hottest skills required.  Since LinkedIn has access to the hiring data of millions of companies and … [Read more...]