Author Archives: Matthew Schwartz
Winner: Henson Consulting – Rises to Top Chicago Boutique Agency Henson Consulting gives as good as it gets. Last year, the Chicago-based PR agency developed a video—tongue-firmly-tucked-in-cheek—for local favorite Giordano’s Pizza. The video, which was …
Winner: Kaiser Permanente – share.kaiserpermanente.org In 2013, the PR team at Kaiser Permanente realized that hypercompetition in the healthcare field, along with the unknown impact of the Affordable Care Act, would make it harder for …
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 […]