Stories by Nicole Hall

Tap Into a Different Creative Mindset

December 22nd, 2014 by

Agencies that recognize and embrace the strengths of their millennial team members are seeing a positive effect on the creative process.

Two New Arrows for Your Public Relations Quiver

December 22nd, 2014 by

As the PR field continues to undergo dramatic change, communicators should consider how they can broaden their approach beyond traditional reporting and take advantage of face-to-face events and native advertising (or branded content).

Integrity Critical in Owned Media Era

December 15th, 2014 by

While many brands have invested heavily in owned-media, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns for PR teams looking to own the mantle of official corporate storytellers.

What Happens When All Trust Is Lost

December 15th, 2014 by

While all organizations need some level of public trust in order to continue to operate, the American Red Cross and Uber are dealing with severe issues regarding trust and reputation.

Going to a Cocktail Party Can Help Your PR Writing

December 8th, 2014 by

On a basic level, the only thing PR professionals really want to be is heard. There are a few ways stories can be heard above the noise, cut through the droves of useless information and make their way in front of the eyeballs of the target audience.

Monetize Social Media Platforms

December 8th, 2014 by

Businesses large and small are starting to invest increasingly high percentages of their promotional budgets in social media. A consensus on just how this social media investment impacts their top- and bottom-line revenue continues to be elusive, however.

Communication Lessons From the Ebola Outbreak

November 24th, 2014 by

Through my work with Linking the World, I’ve been involved in coordinating efforts during numerous crises, including the Ebola outbreak. While each situation is unique, the importance of effective communication in these instances isn’t.

How to…Strategize for Mobile Apps

November 24th, 2014 by

Whether for internal or external audiences, putting information and tools into the palms of your customers’ or employees’ hands seems to be a requirement. But is an app the best solution?

Branded Content is Now Top Priority

November 24th, 2014 by

In the drive to deepen stakeholder relationships, communicators continue to reengineer strategies to include more branded content as part of a paid-earned-owned media engagement strategy.

How to Reconfigure a (Bad) Press Release

November 17th, 2014 by

If you want news professionals to publish or comment on your news release, it has to be news, and has to provide benefits to the media outlet’s audience.