Consumer Engagement With B2B Brands on Instagram Up 54% in Q4 ’16

May 1st, 2017 by

There’s little question that brands, even so-called unglamorous B2B brands that might seem to lack a compelling visual story, are finding Instagram a useful outlet for messaging. That was illustrated in our lead story last… Continued

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Platinum PR Award-Winning Tire Safety Campaign From Michelin Gains Traction Throughout the U.S.

April 28th, 2017 by

Every fall, PR News benchmarks excellence in PR, marketing and communications campaigns with its annual Platinum PR Awards luncheon. At the luncheon, award winners are recognized for outstanding contributions to the communications and marketing landscape, from video campaigns to social media initiatives to media events and more. With the Platinum PR Awards entry deadline around the corner on May 5, it’s an ideal time to take a look back at one of 2016’s Platinum awardees, Michelin, and examine how their campaign is having a lasting impact in the communications world and beyond.


How a So-Called Unglamorous Brand Builds Community on Instagram With Creative Content

April 24th, 2017 by

How can brands that supposedly lack a visual element create community and engagement on Instagram? One way is to expand the kind of content the brand provides. For example, at its essence is a large search engine for those seeking apartments and homes. On Instagram, though, it offers content about home decorating, entertaining, recipes, fitness and more, its AVP for social explains.

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Platinum PR Award Winner Happy Family, One Year (and a Million Views) Later

April 21st, 2017 by

Each fall, PR News recognizes the best and most innovative marketing, communications and PR campaigns of the last year with its Platinum PR Awards program. The winners of awards in categories like best Social Media Campaign, Blog, Annual Report and many more have gone on to launch even more successful campaigns in following years. Some Platinum PR Award winners, like Happy Family, have taken successful campaigns and repurposed them as evergreen content.


2017 Social Media Awards Finalists Announced by PR News

March 29th, 2017 by

PR News will celebrate the winners and honorable mentions of its 2017 Social Media Awards at its annual Social Media Awards luncheon at the Yale Club in New York City on May 2, 2017. The Social Media Awards showcase the top social media campaigns and honor the individuals behind them. Dunkin’ Brands CCO Karen Raskopf will deliver a keynote address.


Nonprofit PR Award Winners & Honorable Mentions Celebrated at PR News’ Spring Awards Luncheon

March 22nd, 2017 by

Each year, PR News celebrates the individuals and teams making a positive impact through nonprofit PR, marketing and communications campaigns at PR News’ Spring Awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. At this year’s luncheon, held March 22 at the National Press Club, PR News honored the winners and finalists of its Nonprofit PR Awards.


PR News’ 2017 CSR Award Winners Announced

March 22nd, 2017 by

Corporate social responsibility leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the best CSR campaigns and teams of the last year at PR News’ Spring Awards luncheon on March 22, 2017. CSR Award winners and honorable mentions for campaigns in categories like CSR On a Shoestring, Community Affairs and Social Media were announced at the event, held at D.C.’s National Press Club. PR News also announced the winners and finalists of the 2017 Nonprofit PR Awards.

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Food Lion, IKEA, Michelin, PNC to Be Inducted Into PR News’ CSR Hall of Fame

March 16th, 2017 by

This is the sixth year we’re including the CSR Hall of Fame as part of PR News’ Spring Awards luncheon, which will be held March 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. At the luncheon we’ll also honor the winners and honorable mentions of PR News’ CSR Awards and Nonprofit PR Awards.

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Wolf Packs and Nudity: PR Trends at SXSW 2017

March 15th, 2017 by

If you’re a PR professional and you’ve never had the opportunity to work a SXSW show on behalf of a brand, you should definitely add it to your career bucket list. There’s the sheer geography of SXSW—every street is lined with branded facades as companies take over venues for experiential marketing stunts. Not to mention the volume of social media and social ads that pump through every channel.


Rise of #SXSW Chatbots Is Real—and It’s Awesome

March 14th, 2017 by

Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Messenger (both part of the Facebook family) are powerful platforms that are now being used by more and more people. As mass adoption occurs, the tipping point makes it justifiable for brands and services to invest in the development of bots and AI. And judging by this week’s SXSW, that tipping point isn’t far away.