What is it about CEOs? How can so many of them be so smart and so accomplished, and yet still say so many bad or dumb things? It’s enough to keep a communications team up at night—and if they get to sleep, they have anxiety-driven nightmares. Just this week, Guido Barilla, the CEO of one […]
Archive: September 2013
Tim Baker, VP of digital strategy at MWW, explains why the “little social-video platform that could” is alive and thriving.
Man, could he pitch. Not stories to overworked journalists, mind you, but a screaming fastball that has befuddled batters for nearly 20 years. As Mariano Rivera prepares to play his last game at Yankee Stadium Thursday night, here are a few PR lessons from the greatest closer in Major League Baseball history.
Regardless of how the FTC investigation into Facebook’s new privacy changes turns out, one thing isn’t likely to change: If no one interacts with your page’s content, it won’t show up on users News Feeds.
As a PR professional who has helped educators nationwide become media spokespeople and advocates, I am only too aware that the reasons for the disconnect between teachers and the press are complex. I also know that the media is a powerful lever that can help shift the poor public perception of teachers, a change that is long overdue.
I was quoted in the newspaper the other day. The quote was technically inaccurate—I didn’t say what the reporter wrote that I said. But it was correct in the substance. In effect, the reporter understood my meaning, and got it right, but wasn’t writing down or transcribing my words verbatim. The quote was an approximation, […]
Finding the sweet spot for your social channels is challenging enough for brands that don’t have to deal with a lot of regulation. It’s an even bigger challenge for industries that are highly regulated, such as the financial and healthcare sectors.
The dearth of C-level executives on social media presents an opportunity for PR pros to step in and help CEOs build a valuable presence on social channels.
By launching a lower-fat fry, Burger King is hoping to take a bigger bite out of the fast-food market. Regardless of how things shake out, however, Burger King has a new message for consumers.
To celebrate this prestigious occasion, the PR News editors put our heads together and came up with our top punctuation pet peeves. Avoid these gaffes—and stay on our good side.