Author Archives: Tim Washer
In a professional setting, making someone laugh is the most intimate connection one can make.
For the managers and mentors among us, we need to encourage our teams to become even more focused on what—and who—truly matters. Trying to do it all becomes a fruitless exercise with diminishing returns.
There are two sides to nonverbal communication: sending and receiving. As a leader within your organization, you must be cognizant and skillful at both.
In-house journalists increase the rate and quality of content production and can help PR strategists to get the right stories in the right places—a major boon for organizations of all stripes.
If you’re churning out boring, jargon-filled releases day after day because that’s how it’s always been done, what value are you bringing to your company or your clients? You might as well delegate release writing to the interns.
Detroit’s financial emergency and trip through Chapter 9 bankruptcy have been more than 60 years in the making, so it is no surprise that the crisis management lifespan for this event is longer and more protracted than others.
The PR field has perhaps undergone more transformation in the past five years than in the previous two or three decades. Changes in the way content is produced, distributed and consumed have had a dramatic affect on marketing communications, from mobile to social media. But there may be an even more profound change afoot.
The goal of any good crisis-communications plan is to find the balance between being authentic and taking responsibility if appropriate, and not being seen as the perpetrator of the crisis.
It is critical that PR professionals talk more about ethics in order to be effective in trying to implement its values and make it a more integral part of communications.
Without deploying IPv6 on their public websites, PR professionals could lose reliable Web metrics—the very tool that allows them to determine ROI and other critical business strategies.