Stories by Steve Goldstein

PR News Announces Winners of PR Agency Elite Awards

September 11th, 2013 by

PR News on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, celebrated the winners and honorable mentions of its PR Agency Elite Awards at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

LeanIn.org Sidesteps Issue of Unpaid Labor and Blames Messenger

August 16th, 2013 by

It’s been a rough week for Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org, a nonprofit “committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals.”

Don’t Sell Shoes, Cars or Vacations? Your Brand Still Has Video-Ready Stories to Tell

August 15th, 2013 by

Video is just about the most shareable content there is. That’s all well and good for B2C brands with vivid products and services to sell, but B2B companies and nonprofits have to dig a little deeper to find stories to tell with video.

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3 Steps to Convince B2B Senior Leaders to Launch on Instagram

August 9th, 2013 by

Instagram reported earlier this year that it gets 8,500 likes and 1,000 comments per second. That’s exciting news for b2c brands that sell colorful products or exotic vacations, but for high tech and b2b brands, are these just two more ho-hum statistics?

PR News Shines Spotlight on Top Work by PR Agencies

August 9th, 2013 by

PR News’ PR Agency Elite Awards recognize agencies in 23 practice areas, such as branding, business to business, community relations, crisis management, digital/social media, internal communications, media relations, mulitcultural PR, nonprofit/association and reputation management. All of the finalists will be celebrated at a luncheon on Sept. 10, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt in New York.

How to Get Your Press Release Quotes Used by the Media

August 8th, 2013 by

A great quotation can be the perfect bait for a journalist and, as New York University’s Don Bates says, “because they’re someone’s ‘own’ words, editors will almost never edit them except to correct a grammatical error.”

A 5-Step PR Measurement Methodology Checklist

August 2nd, 2013 by

Most measurement experts recommend foregoing the search for a magic monitoring and analysis tool. Instead, communications pros should develop a methodology—an overall approach that can be modified over time.

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5 Key Tips for PR Pros to Avoid Burnout and Stay Motivated

August 1st, 2013 by

Knowing how and when to unplug will be one of the key skills for communications leaders in the coming years, says Greg Swan, SVP of digital & interactive for Weber Shandwick.

3 Clutter-Busting Tips for Your Press Releases and Email Pitches

July 31st, 2013 by

Andrew Hindes, president and founder of PR and marketing copywriting company The In-House Writer, will be leading press release and email pitch writing clinics at PR News’ Writing Boot Camp in San Francisco on Aug. 5. He offers three tips to cut through the clutter.

4 Ways Brands Can Keep a Lid on Facebook Spam

July 25th, 2013 by

Facebook is going to implement menus and options that will enable users to say why they are hiding a particular ad or sponsored post in their news feed. This presumably voluntary feedback will help brands target their paid content better on Facebook.