Stories by Lauren Hansen

Unexpected Questions: A Guide to Quick Responses to Print, TV & Online Reporters

June 8th, 2015 by

To handle the unexpected successfully, the public sector executive will need to gain a better understanding of how to best respond to each type of media.

Sustainability Reports as Content Farms

June 8th, 2015 by

Produced to demonstrate compliance with environmental and social issues, sustainability reports have the benefit of being timely, authoritative and on-message.

Thought Leaders Key to Revamp of Teen Brand

June 1st, 2015 by

Launched in 2008 as Virtual Piggy (VPIG), Oink realized that it needed to rebrand to increase its appeal to the hip, young Generations Y and Z that its products were created for, as well as their parents—the buyers of the digital wallet service. The revamp needed to differentiate the brand, whose products include an app and a debit card, from competitors in what is an increasingly congested market.

Video, Coding, Web and Data Skills Critical for Advancement in PR, But Training Is Lagging

June 1st, 2015 by

Being knowledgeable with video editing, coding and website development as well as data analysis and research are critical skills for those seeking career advancement, according to more than a dozen millennials in PR and communications who gathered last month for PR News’ inaugural Millennial Roundtable.

The Week in PR, May 25 – May 29, 2015

June 1st, 2015 by

Here are the stories that were making headlines in the world of public relations during the week of May 25 – May 29, 2015.

Language Supply Chains, Networking Keys to Leveraging ‘Owned Media’

June 1st, 2015 by

The new definition of owned media is simple: If we create and approve content, it’s owned. It wasn’t long ago when owned media simply was the content on our website. Today owned media has moved from being a site to becoming how a customer experiences the brand’s voice.

Consumers Choose Video Over Reading

June 1st, 2015 by

Consumers are nearly 50 percent more likely to read email newsletters that feature links to video, according to a survey of 1,051 people conducted by online video app company Animoto.

Influencers Hiding in Plain Sight on LinkedIn Communications

June 1st, 2015 by

Find key reporters covering your market. Check. Engage influencers who can propel your message. Check. Spark conversations with your audience. Check. LinkedIn provides these and other opportunities, but PR execs for the most part continue to give the social network short shrift.

How to Use Big Data Effectively

May 25th, 2015 by

The golden age of data journalism is creating huge opportunities for PR teams that can convince senior managers and their clients to share salient stats that help quantify a trend and set the brand apart. But how?

Digital Pushes PR and Marketing Closer

May 25th, 2015 by

As the lines between PR and marketing blur, C-level execs increasingly are pushing the two disciplines to collaborate, particularly on the all-important digital front.