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PR News Celebrates the Best and Brightest at Platinum PR Awards Luncheon in NYC

September 14th, 2017 by

Hundreds of top brand and agency communicators gathered at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on Sept. 14 to celebrate the past year’s crowning achievements in communications and marketing at PR News’ 2017 Platinum PR Awards luncheon. The annual event benchmarks top communications campaigns and leaders in a wide array of categories. PR News also inducted six campaigns into its Platinum Hall of Fame, as well as announcing winners and honorable mentions of the 2017 Agency Elite Awards.


Six Steps to Build Trust With Journalists on Social Media During the Fake News Era

August 29th, 2017 by

In an era where the hottest topic is fake news, how can you build trust with journalists? You’ll likely need to do so on social media. Here are tips that will help you do that and start to pitch more successfully, too.

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ALS Association, American Greetings & MullenLowe, Bayer, Home Depot, Lustgarten Foundation and Taco Bell to Be Inducted in PR News’ Platinum Hall of Fame

August 25th, 2017 by

This is the eighth year PR News is including the Hall of Fame as part its PR News’ Platinum PR Awards. For the Hall of Fame, PR News’ editors select communications campaigns or initiatives that will likely be remembered for years to come because of their originality and unexpectedly large impact beyond their intended audiences.

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Agency Elite Award Winners and Honorable Mentions to Be Celebrated in NYC on Sept. 14

August 9th, 2017 by

PR News will announce the winners of its 2017 Agency Elite Awards at the annual Platinum PR & Agency Elite Awards luncheon at New York’s Grand Hyatt on Sept. 14, 2017. The Agency Elite Awards benchmark excellence in PR agencies’ key practice areas, from advocacy, crisis communications and social media to internal communications, media relations and reputation management.


Platinum PR Awards Finalists Announced by PR News

August 1st, 2017 by

The role that PR and marketing professionals are asked to play is constantly expanding, requiring mastery over many aspects of communications—such as live video, measurement, data analysis, SEO and social listening—above and beyond traditional skills like crisis management and media relations. This nonstop evolution in creativity and versatility will be celebrated at PR News’ annual Platinum PR Awards, which praises the best communications programs and teams of the past year.


How Cox Enterprises Ensures Its CSR Effort Resonates With Communities

August 1st, 2017 by

The chief spokesperson for Cox Enterprises discusses how to make certain your CSR effort will resonate with the most importance stakeholders of all: the volunteers involved in the CSR and your audience. Remember, CSR is largely about causes or the good people doing volunteer work, not your brand.

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Rich Dad Enjoys 76% Rise in Consumer Engagement in June With Videos

July 24th, 2017 by

As we saw last week, June was a down month for consumer engagement with beauty and auto influencers. That also was the case with fashion and finance, as exclusive data from Shareablee shows

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LinkedIn Shares What Its New Video Feature Means for Communicators

July 21st, 2017 by

It may be a little late to the party, but with its upcoming native video feature, LinkedIn is poised to provide brand communicators with a new way to capture attention on the platform. PR News asked Tatiana De Almeida, a member of LinkedIn’s corporate communications team, about LinkedIn video’s likely applications for professional communicators, how to measure its success and how it’s unique among video features on other social platforms.

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10 Tips to Draw More Eyes to Your YouTube Videos

June 14th, 2017 by

YouTube videos can sometimes seem like the one-hit wonders of the content universe. But the good news is that through strong SEO strategy and tactical outreach, little-noticed YouTube videos can still be a powerful vehicle for drawing in new audiences. Matt Goldberg, who creates and promotes video content for Chicago-based machine tool manufacturer Lyndex-Nikken—as well as founding production company MBG Films, which boasts 8.5 million views and over 13,000 subscribers—shares 10 recommendations for increasing YouTube views.


Debut of HomePod Sparks Debate on Communicators And Use of Voice-Activation Tech

June 12th, 2017 by

When people came up for air last week long enough to discuss something other than the tribulations of Misters Comey and Trump, a few of them spoke about Apple’s new HomePod. That was our cue to ask communicators if their brands are invested in voice activation. We also wondered if it’s time for communicators to begin making significant investments in voice activation.