Author Archives: PR News

Picture This: Instagram Going Gangbusters for Consumer Packaged Goods Companies

Only about 30% of all socially active brands have an Instagram profile, so now is the time for public relations professionals to work with clients on strategies to incorporate the platform into communications strategies | MORE »

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After a Scandal, PR is Only as Effective as the Reforms

The Secret Service has been hammered by the media since 2009 because of the string of embarrassing security breaches that have put the agency’s credibility in jeopardy. The latest episode happened September 19, when an armed intruder jumped over the White House fence and ran into the residence. | MORE »

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We’re All Coders Now, But That’s Not a Bad Thing For PR

As digital communications starts to eclipse traditional media channels, PR pros must learn a whole new set of disciplines in order to demonstrate their value. | MORE »

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Survey: Communicators Underutilize Video

Nearly 77% of communicators said the use of online video as a messaging platform was underutilized, according to an exclusive survey conducted by PR News and PR Newswire’s MutliVu division. | MORE »

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Resistance to Social Media Is Futile

Nine out of 10 marketers now use social media for multiple purposes, including exhibit marketing (80 percent), event marketing and other general marketing purposes (86 percent), according to Exhibitor Media Group’s 2014 Social Media Marketing Survey. | MORE »

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Inconsistent Policies Hurt Employee Communications

Bill Simmons’ suspension from ESPN for calling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “liar” regarding the now infamous Ray Rice video has cast attention on the relationship between the sports network and the NFL. | MORE »

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Case Study: Kroger Tackles Sustainability One Lonely Orange at a Time

Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, now donates 50 million pounds of perishables annually, which associates rescue store-by-store, taking the extra time to gather the donations and separate them in the back room for pick up by local food banks. | MORE »

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Preparing Yourself for the Media Spotlight

One of the first things that clients want to know is whether business communicators can show them how to carry themselves in front of the media and fix any glitches that may be getting in the way of delivering the message. But what happens when you turn the tables, and PR managers and directors are the ones who are being interviewed and relaying the message? | MORE »

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Communicators’ Challenge: Fresh Ideas at Legacy Brands

The yearlong process of getting Wells Fargo Stories up and running speaks to the challenges that senior communicators working for legacy brands sometimes face when they want to introduce new PR programs, particularly in the digital space. | MORE »

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Vested Interest

▶ The Unyielding Power of Perception: Sure, things may look great on paper. But when it comes to how the public views your brand, the perception is out of whack. Case in point: the investment potential | MORE »

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