Case Studies

Case Study: Laughing Matters: Comedy and Event PR Come to the Rescue of Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey

June 13th, 2011 by

In the face of a dwindling pool of private donors, a nonprofit organization providing support to those living with cancer boosted its presence in the local media with the help of top comedians and a thematic focus on a clubhouse reconstruction.

Case Study: Multiple Twitter Touch Points Rocket Discovery Comms’ @MythBusters Into the Engagement Stratosphere

June 6th, 2011 by

Not interested in attracting followers for followers’ sake, Discovery Communications initiated live chats, contests, a mysterious show insider and celebrities to establish a deep Twitter connection.

Case Study: Students Get Crash Course in Media Training to Help Spread Awareness of High School Science Competition

May 30th, 2011 by

While well-versed in math and science, it was imperative that the high-school finalists in the prestigious Siemens Competition be educated in giving media interviews to better explain their entries.

Case Study: Sans Advertising, Agency Proves That Stellar Public Relations Can Suit a Cause Campaign Just Fine

May 23rd, 2011 by

Men’s Wearhouse needed to forgo advertising for its annual National Suit Drive, so comms agency Mullen dialed up comprehensive media outreach and clever guerrilla tactics to produce the drive’s best results ever.

Case Study: Army, Agency Tap Influencers in Campaign to Lead Students’ Dreams From the Corner Office to Officership

May 16th, 2011 by

The U.S. Army and Weber Shandwick Dallas implemented a broad, integrated program that included key local and national outreach as part of a PR and ad campaign to attract officer candidates.

Case Study: Media Coaching Turns Law Firm Lobbyist Into a Press Sensation, Just in Time for the Midterm Elections

May 9th, 2011 by

Known for her Republican contacts on Capitol Hill but not well-known among the Beltway press, Holland & Knight’s Kathryn Lehman underwent a media makeover to get ready for prime time.

Case Study: Ditch the Spritz: PR Moves a Taboo Women’s Topic Into The Pop Culture Realm With Help From Whoopi

May 2nd, 2011 by

Light bladder leakage is an uncomfortable topic to be sure, but Marina Maher Comms and Kimberly-Clark put LBL out front in a successful positioning of the Poise brand.

Case Study: Levi’s Sustainability Initiative Proves That a Solid CSR Message Does Wash With the Public

April 25th, 2011 by

In order to curb its environmental impact—one pair of jeans at a time—Levi Strauss and Edelman fashioned a strong consumer call to action driven by influencer identification and online conversation.

Institute Builds Green Rep by Stoking the Media’s Thirst for Info

April 25th, 2011 by

In this excerpt from the new PR News’ Top 100 Case Studies in PR, Vol. 5, the Earth Advantage Institute builds its green cred through extensive stakeholder research and laser-focused media outreach.

Case Study: The Pop Heard Round the World: Global Media Push
 Propels Bubble Wrap’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

April 11th, 2011 by

How do you give proper props to packaging material? If it’s the iconic brand Bubble Wrap, you get the media’s attention through a clever press kit and knowledgeable spokespeople.