PR Tips and Hacks for a Small Business

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WATCH THE REPLAY HERE   I was invited to be a panelist on the Designhill webinar about PR for small businesses today.  It was like "Old Home Week" with panelists I've known for many years and shared a stage with at many conferences. So, it was a great opportunity for the attendees to get advice from a group of PR experts. And we had fun. These are the questions … [Read more...]

The Coca Cola Debacle

    One of the duties of a PR person is to monitor the environment and give feedback to the executives of a brand so that they can align their vision and their activities with the trending sentiment of their publics. However, this can prove to be a tricky tightrope act.  Witness the Coca Cola debacle of "sensitivity" training intended to lessen racial tensions … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Content Strategy

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  A new report from BrightEdge reveals that although marketers at B2C and B2B Fortune 500 brands recognize the AI, voice and hyper-local revolution is here, most are not yet planning to adapt their marketing strategies to these new ideas. The wheels do tend to grind slowly in large corporations.  Like biting the tail of a dinosaur - it takes a while for the message … [Read more...]

Big Changes Ahead in the PR Industry

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If you're studying PR, or you're working in the industry, the recent study from USC Annenberg should be by your bedside. The report covers the disruption of the PR industry, what's changing, what talent is needed in the new model of PR, and where the industry is headed.  Here's the Cliff Notes version: PR Agency Forecast Most PR agency executives feel positive about the … [Read more...]

Tracking News Releases and Measuring Success

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Once you've written a news release, distributed it, and posted it to your newsroom and social media accounts, you have to track results and be able to report ROI. In the past, we counted outputs and media clips as the ROI of a press release, but in the digital age there is so much more we can track.  What do the people who read our releases do as a result? Do they click a … [Read more...]