Stories by BY ANN MARIE van den HURK, PRINCIPAL, MIND THE GAP PUBLIC RELATIONS

Multiple Channels Critical for Internal, External Crisis Communications

January 4th, 2016 by

As a communications pro in an organization you need to ask yourself what would you and your brand have done if a bombing or an attack occurred near your headquarters or other offices?

The Week in PR

January 4th, 2016 by

Peyton’s Place: By now you’ve likely heard of Al Jazeera’s report about an Indianapolis clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing human growth hormo

Data Rights, Connectivity, Cyber, Wearables, Virtual Reality Dominate CES for Communicators

January 4th, 2016 by

With some 176,000+ people converging on Las Vegas, January 6-9, for CES, how does one survive? Get around? Think?

Millennials, Data, Bold Stakeholders Will Test Communicators in ’16

January 4th, 2016 by

We are operating in a world of constant change and disruption; a world in which every stakeholder has a voice if he or she chooses to speak out.

6 Gifts PR Pros Should Give to Themselves as the Year Winds Down

December 21st, 2015 by

Make the most of those six magical, mystical days. Allot a half-day for each, taking advantage of at least one before the calendar flips.

Instagram Topped Facebook in U.S. Brands’ Social Actions in 2015

December 21st, 2015 by

A few years back it was unthinkable that Instagram would overtake Facebook in terms of U.S. brands’ social actions.

Chipotle & Theranos Differ on Crisis Management, Results Similar Though

December 21st, 2015 by

If there’s one lesson from recent crises it may be that the very moment you are considered a “Wall Street darling” is when you should be preparing and rehearsing your crisis communications plan. For very

Week in PR

December 21st, 2015 by

As we reported last week in these pages, Chipotle’s top financial man, CFO Jack Hartung, said that its proposed industry-leading food safety program likely would result in the burrito maker having to raise prices

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for PR Pros

December 21st, 2015 by

The holidays are upon us. But face it: For many of us, holiday shopping has just begun.

Most Important PR Lesson of 2015? Endless Learning = Survival & Success

December 21st, 2015 by

As we know, the PR landscape continues to evolve, which leads us to constantly reevaluate how we work and even change how we define public relations.