Author Archives: PR News

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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Hits Keep Coming for the NFL, Eroding Reputation

For senior PR managers, the NFL scandals (and the league’s bumbling responses) hold several lessons. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is the need to set new standards without concern “for the gate” and strongly communicate those standards to the public. | MORE »

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Social Media: Companies Wade Into the Talent Pool

Companies of all stripes are scrambling to recruit, hire and retain social media talent. That encompasses people well versed in content creation, SEO, design, video and several other disciplines that are not in the traditional PR mold. | MORE »

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The Fickle Consumer

Even the most popular brands are not immune to rapidly changing consumer tastes.  | MORE »

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Short. Fun. Sequential. How to Reinvent the Press Release

It’s an unorthodox (and new) way of getting your message out. Call it press release by piecemeal. Considering how time-poor journalists are these days, communicators increasingly need to have their press releases cut right to the chase. | MORE »

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Social Media: Amid Flurry of New PR Channels, Old Rules Still Apply

The most important thing to understand about getting the most impact out of your social media, no matter what platform you choose, is that cleverly disguised advertising won’t get you very far. | MORE »

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Northwestern Mutual Goes to Bat for Childhood Cancer

Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program, which debuted in July 2012, is designed to accelerate the search for cures to childhood cancers by providing research funds and supporting families facing the daily struggles of these diseases. | MORE »

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As Budget Season Begins, Pricing Models Attract Scrutiny

As PR managers prepare for the fourth quarter and early 2015, they’re creating new and innovative programs designed to leverage both social media channels and digital PR. Yet altering pricing models remains decidedly below the radar. | MORE »

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