Author Archives: Matthew Schwartz
As Apple prepares to roll out some new products the computer giant needs to try and alter the media narrative now taking shape that the company may be losing its mojo.
Some PR executives move to the competition for a better price and more responsibility, while other communicators want to move from the client side to the agency side, or vice versa. And then there are those cases where the job is just not the right fit and you have to move on.
More media channels means more opportunity to reach new audiences and spread your message. It also means more opportunity to mangle the message and, in the rush to beat the competition, water down what you were trying to say in the first place.
Smart PR managers know that it’s not a matter of if their company will incur a crisis, but when. They don’t call them crisis for nothing, of course. That’s why they’re so bloody difficult to prepare for.
Nearly four weeks into the phenomenon, the Ice Bucket Challenge shows no signs of letting up. The idea of dumping cold water on one’s head to raise money for charity may be a watershed for both brands and nonprofits alike when it comes to how to raise money for charitable causes and get the word […]
The City of Ferguson has hired PR agency Common Ground Public Relations to help its communication department deal with the ongoing turmoil stemming from the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last week. But the hiring has already raised some troubling questions about the wisdom of the decision.