Archive: June 2014

6 Business-Meeting Do’s, and 6 Absolute Don’ts

June 30th, 2014 by

So you have a major meeting this week. Let’s say it’s a really important client meeting. You just landed a big account, and now you’re working out the details of who’s going to manage what. Or maybe the corporate communications department is tasked with implementing a social media and earned media campaign for a new […]

3 Characteristics of a Successful Blog Contributor

June 30th, 2014 by

Successful brand blogging requires that contributors possess specific attributes. Here are three key examples.

What PR Pros Can Glean From Facebook’s Secret Psychological Tests

June 30th, 2014 by

Once the outrage—real or feigned—about Facebook’s emotional manipulation study subsides, brand communicators might want to consider the experiment’s findings.

PR Insider: Making the Jump from Journalism to PR

June 30th, 2014 by

This personal tale of one journalist’s journey from news to PR explores the ups and downs for anyone looking to make a similar career change.

How To Pitch Female Baby Boomers

June 30th, 2014 by

For decades, marketers have considered women 50+ (and even women in their 40s) barely worth marketing to, instead going after dewy women in their 20s and 30s. That’s despite the fact that at 40 million

The Next Millennium

June 30th, 2014 by

As millennials occupy a larger and larger swath of the U.S. population, the one-way conversation that marketers have practiced for years is slowly but surely being eclipsed by more give-and-take between brands and consumers.

Hunger Program Persists Despite Government Shutdown

June 30th, 2014 by

Nonprofit localizes nationwide crisis For two weeks last October, the federal government of the United States shut down. The opposing sides of the Affordable Care Act reached what seemed to be an

When ‘TMI’ and PR Strategy Collide

June 30th, 2014 by

If we accept that some millennials tend to overshare information, the challenge lies in how to harness the behavior to get the most out of your millennial employees without robbing them of their identities.

When Brands Take a Stand, PR Must Connect the Dots

June 30th, 2014 by

When a brand or organization takes a stand on a societal issue (and puts its money where its mouth is), PR managers are responsible to drive the program.

4 Social Media KPIs That Will Impress Senior Leaders

June 27th, 2014 by

Nikki Mitchell, VP of public relations for Baylor Scott & White Health, shares some thoughts on key performance indicators that are necessary for measuring your social media efforts.