Have a Cause Initiative You Can Rally Around

March 15th, 2010 by

For other companies wishing to do a campaign similar to Nationwide’s Driving While Distracted program, which educates consumers on safe driving practices, Fleishman-Hillard’s Senior Vice President Bill Ferguson and Nationwide’s communications consultant for media relations, Charley Gillespie, offer tips.

Apple Most Admired Among Brands

March 15th, 2010 by

Last week we reported that Hershey’s Kisses was world’s the most popular brand, and now we can report that Apple is the world’s “most admired company.” Fortune partnered with Hay Group to assess U.S. and global firms with revenues of a least $10 billion.

Brown Campaign Gained Edge With On-The-Ground App

March 15th, 2010 by

It wasn’t just the fact that Republican Scott Brown once posed for Cosmo that vaulted him to the office of U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Mobile communications also played a big part in the win, but what has gained the most attention from political strategists is a new application for smartphones that was used during the race.

PR News Q&A: Tim Marklein Gets to the Meat of Measurement

March 10th, 2010 by

Tim Marklein, who was a presenter at PR News’ Measurement Conference on March 23 in Washington, D.C., talks about the importance of aligning PR measurement with business goals.


March 8th, 2010 by

ANSWERS TO THE PR NEWS POP QUIZ 1. No. A business that wishes to promote itself on Facebook must create a Facebook “Page,” which has different requirements than a Facebook Profile. 2. Yes. However, Twitter… Continued

Launching a Training Model? Research, Test, Test Again

March 8th, 2010 by

For organizations wishing to launch an initiative similar to CASASTART-UP, invest up front in understanding your audience and the best way to meet their needs.

The Art of Aligning Stakeholders to Key Goals and Messaging

March 8th, 2010 by

One of the challenges of the CASASTART-UP initiative was making sure all the disparate individuals working on the project were aligned when it came to goals and messaging.

PR News Pop Quiz: Are You a Legal Eagle?

March 8th, 2010 by

So you think you have a grasp of the legal implications of social media use? Take the PR News Pop Quiz and find out if you’re taking unnecessary risks.

Risk and Commitment Drive Employee Development

March 8th, 2010 by

If you are not taking risks and giving employees’ opportunities that make you feel uncomfortable as a manager, you are not tapping into your employees’ potential. To put it another way, give employees maximum responsibility at the earliest opportunity.

CSR Values Must Permeate the Business, Says BT’s Kevin Moss

February 25th, 2010 by

Kevin Moss’ keynote speech at the PR News CSR Awards challenges CSR executives to be involved in all business functions and use social networking to communicate transparency and authenticity. Such communication could help root out inconsistencies in applying values.