Stories by Hayley Jennings


5 Tips for Nonprofits Looking to Recruit and Engage Influencers

March 19th, 2018 by

Working with influencers can be an excellent way for a nonprofit to increase donations and share its message and goals with a wider audience. But as a communicator for a nonprofit organization, it can be challenging to find the right influencer and convince them to be an advocate for your organization. Here are five tips on how to go about recruiting and rewarding them.


How the ‘Slap Rihanna’ Ad Slipped Through the Cracks on Snapchat

March 16th, 2018 by

A Snapchat ad promoting the game Would You Rather?! asked players if they would rather “slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.” Rihanna was not amused by this reference to the 2009 violent assault by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. How did this disturbing ad make it onto the app in the first place? A representative from Snap Inc. explained their ad review process, which might need a few tweaks.


Write the Right Way: 5 Style Differences in Chicago Manual vs. AP

March 13th, 2018 by

Whether your organization’s house style is the Chicago Manual or AP, familiarity with both can be a great asset in the world of PR. Learning the biggest differences between the two most common style guides will help you improve your writing no matter what company you work for or what you’re creating. Here are 5 differences between the Chicago Manual of Style and AP style that will occur frequently.


6 Tips for Brand-Building Influencer Takeovers

March 6th, 2018 by

Letting a social media influencer temporarily take over your brand’s accounts can be a great tactic to bring in new followers and engage with your audience in an authentic way. But there are some important tricks of the trade to keep in mind.


Spotify’s True Value for Brands

March 1st, 2018 by

Spotify went public and valued the company at $23 billion, but it has been providing value for brands since it revamped the Spotify for Brands program last year. The company utilizes user data in multiple ways to aid brand advertisements, but can it withstand scrutiny over how much data it collects from users now that it has entered into the open market?


What Vero’s Surprising Growth Means for Brands

February 27th, 2018 by

Do social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have a viable, upstart competitor? Vero, launched and funded by billionaire Ayman Hariri in 2015, has found overnight popularity by offering free accounts to the first 1 million users, making it the No. 1 social media app on iTunes as of the morning of Feb. 27.

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7 Questions to Ask When Seeking Influencers in Your Own Ranks

February 22nd, 2018 by

Your employees can be your best and most authentic ambassadors, helping to spread awareness and build excitement around your brand. But finding the right influencers from within your ranks can be a challenge. In the just-published PR News Influencer Marketing Guidebook, Lisa Apolinski, founder and CEO of 3 Dog Write Inc., provides seven useful questions to help identify the best person for the job and how to craft your strategy around that person’s strengths and your existing customer base.