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When Using Big Data, Devise Metrics With Meaning

The key to helping news-minded PR pros communicate effectively with quant-minded marketers and business execs is not to develop a one-size fits all über metric, but to coordinate on a common set of communications goals and measure what matters. | MORE »

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A Huge Bet That Paid Off

▶ It’s kind of funny to say, but Under Armour was a risk . I was very well established at Reebok . This opportunity [with Under Armour] came up in 2008 and at first I actually declined. I didn’t want to | MORE »

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PR Spurs Cosmetics Brand to Get Flatter

Having a 360-degree model to capitalize on the company’s media coverage is just one way that NuFACE is trying to integrate communications and tear down its business silos. | MORE »

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The Week in PR – A roundup of PR and marketing-related news

‘Embracing the Hate’ as the latest marketing tool, stepping on a positive message and Amazon’s new senior VP for worldwide corporate affairs (via the White House). | MORE »

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Top Women in PR 2014: Catherine Frymark

Catherine Frymark, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Discovery Communications  Expertly leading Discovery’s powerful internal agency, Catherine Frymark spearheads communications efforts for Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet. In the spring of 2013, both her portfolio … | MORE »

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Toxins as Relationship-Killers

Just like a virus, relationship toxins can’t be quickly eradicated once they’re in your brain; however, they’re susceptible to inoculation. Once you know they exist, you can build natural defenses to prevent them from taking root in the future. | MORE »

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Creating Brand Equity in a Commoditized Industry

Increasing awareness of your client (especially in a highly commoditized industry) within a niche vertical can be challenging. Brownstein Group was tasked with establishing Graham Co.’s healthcare division as a group of healthcare industry professionals, not merely insurance brokers who specialize in healthcare. | MORE »

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Communication Tips to Keep Staff Churn at Bay

We have to think about the real implications of staff turnover. We all know that it costs more to recruit, replace and retrain people, and that we should have kept that person from bolting in the first place. So what are some talent-retention strategies that may get your stars to stay? | MORE »

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Curtain Rising for PR to Produce Bolder Events

Despite the digital onslaught and consumers being surgically attached to their smartphones—and seldom looking up from said devices—live events and conferences increasingly are becoming key marketing components for brands and organizations. | MORE »

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Carve Another Niche

Amid the economic doldrums of the last several years, PR pros could make a good argument that less is more regarding professional services. But as the economy finally gets off its back, it seems that having diverse services is starting to be vogue (again). A recent and exclusive study by Gould + Partners found 64 PR specialties now being offered to clients. | MORE »

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