Author Archives: Andy Gilman, CEO, CommCore Consulting

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About Andy Gilman, CEO, CommCore Consulting

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How to Turn Bad News About Your Brand or Organization Into a Win

What is the best way to react to negative news? Since many stories fade quickly, is a reaction always warranted? By responding, you run the risk of keeping the story alive and encouraging additional coverage. Still, there are times when a response is necessary to curtail a serious hit to your reputation and/or sales. | MORE »

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8 Video Scripting Tips for PR Pros

Writing for online video is similar to other writing public relations professionals do. They all emphasize getting to the point quickly and making it stick with the audience. | MORE »

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How to Protect Your Brand From Digital Information Leaks

In an environment of bitter competition, overlapping priorities and increasing use of unsecured digital communications systems, the threat of information leaks is greater than ever. How can we, as communications professionals, implement safeguards to ensure our brand is protected? | MORE »

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A Crisis Team Can Save Your Brand

It’s an occupational hazard for many companies: If the legal squad and the communications crew are unable to find a way to be responsive during a crisis, you’ll be left at the starting line while negative messaging runs free, the opportunity to protect your reputation gets lost, and your inability to respond weakens. | MORE »

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Bad News Lingers: Takeaways From FIFA

When an organization’s response (or lack thereof) only helps to prolong a crisis. | MORE »

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Bake in PR Measurement First

There are multiple ways to measure PR success, including website traffic, keyword searches, SEO metrics, call volume and customer retention. One thing is critical: Commit to measuring PR progress from the onset. | MORE »

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Sustainability Reports as Content Farms

Produced to demonstrate compliance with environmental and social issues, sustainability reports have the benefit of being timely, authoritative and on-message. | MORE »

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Unexpected Questions: A Guide to Quick Responses to Print, TV & Online Reporters

To handle the unexpected successfully, the public sector executive will need to gain a better understanding of how to best respond to each type of media. | MORE »

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Key Questions for New Business

When opportunity knocks, it’s important to ask the right questions in your initial discovery meeting to collect information that will be essential for developing a proposal that meets the prospect’s needs and exceeds expectations. | MORE »

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Language Supply Chains, Networking Keys to Leveraging ‘Owned Media’

The new definition of owned media is simple: If we create and approve content, it’s owned. It wasn’t long ago when owned media simply was the content on our website. Today owned media has moved from being a site to becoming how a customer experiences the brand’s voice. | MORE »

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