Author Archives: PR News

How Skype Transformed its Image With Branded Content

PR has changed radically in the last few years, and the tools in our arsenal seem to expand on an almost daily basis. Perhaps none has been getting as much attention as the advent of branded content.  | MORE »

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Case Study: From Man Snack to the Mainstream, Via Media Relations

The keys to Jack Link’s success were developing and leveraging the “Feed Your Wild Side” brand position, and executing an annual media relations program to shift perceptions, build stronger consumer relationships, and drive sales. | MORE »

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Finding a ‘Happy Medium’ in User-Generated Content

As more and more brands engage those followers who produce user-generated content via social channels, Paramount Pictures’ move is a bit of head scratcher. | MORE »

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Turning Big Data Into Smart Data

The numbers are staggering. According to the 2013 Teradata-Driven Marketing Survey, 71% of marketing professionals plan to pursue big data deployment in the next two years. | MORE »

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Case Study: How a Capital Campaign at Low-Profile Ohio University Became a Springboard for a Major Rebranding Effort

When Ohio University learned in March 2012 that it was a contender in the NCAA Sweet 16 basketball tournament for the first time in 50 years, there was a media frenzy in the state of Ohio. | MORE »

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Switching Channels: Social Media First Model Starting to Accelerate

As social media platforms move to the epicenter of marketing communications, brands and organizations of all stripes are starting to ramp up the amount of content and messaging catering to social channels. | MORE »

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Qualities Workers Value Most Found to Be Most Lacking; Customer Complaints on Social Media Get Short Shrift

Depending on how much access they have toward the C-suite, PR pros can enhance their value by counseling senior managers to be more transparent when communicating to the rank-and-file as well as other stakeholders. | MORE »

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Case Study: To Promote Its New Burger Patties, Ball Park Spreads the Media Field

Ball Park, which is owned by The Hillshire Brands Co., called on its longtime PR agency MWW to create a PR campaign that would leverage the brand’s equity and carve a new niche among both sports fans and food shoppers. | MORE »

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Never Try to Stack the Deck When You Conduct Corporate Research

Amid the plethora of PR tools available to communicators, underwriting academic research to help get the message out presents both great opportunity and an equal measure of risk. | MORE »

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‘Experiential’ Marketing Creeping to the Core of PR, While Consumers Looking to Brands for an Emotional Rescue

“Experiential” marketing, which combines a variety of media channels and techniques to get the proverbial fannies in the seats, is fast moving to the core of marketing communications. | MORE »

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