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Data and Metrics You Can Use at Your Nonprofit to Win Budget Dollars

August 17th, 2015 by

Many in-house PR pros have developed tools to link their performance to revenue goals. But how do you elevate the function of PR within your organization when you operate in a non-commercial sector?

How Three Communications Chiefs Hire and Cultivate Winning Digital/Social Media Teams

August 17th, 2015 by

Since digital and social media are continuing to be a large part of the PR professional’s daily duties, we asked several communications professionals to provide insight about best practices for assembling a digital team.

Larger Agencies Look to Hourly Billing Rates to Make Up for Recent Losses

August 10th, 2015 by

We noted recently that PR agencies with revenue of $10 million to $25 million (or more) took a hit on their operating profit due to increased staffs, compared with agencies with lower revenue (PR News, July 20). Now larger agencies are trying to make up for their losses.

3 Case Studies from Organizations Making Press Releases Work More Effectively

August 10th, 2015 by

Writing obituaries for the traditional press release has become a growth industry. Nevertheless, organizations continue to rely on press releases as a cost-effective means to disseminate their messages. Yet the nature of the press release is changing.

The Week in PR, August 3 – August 10

August 10th, 2015 by

Using words designed to boost emotional engagement, marketers shun visual storytelling techniques and Robert Gray takes charge at PR Newswire.

8 Tips for Boosting Your Snapchat Campaign

August 10th, 2015 by

Move over, Facebook? Snapchat says users now send at least 700 million photos and videos per day via the ephemeral-messaging service.

5 Ways to Bolster Your Corporate Social Responsibility Storytelling Effort

August 10th, 2015 by

PR professionals need to develop corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs with messages that will differentiate their brand, demonstrate results and meet organizational goals.

Report Card: Cosby, Planned Parenthood Diverge on Strategy and Effectiveness

August 10th, 2015 by

There is nothing pretty about the Planned Parenthood crisis or the situation confronting Bill Cosby. Abortion and sexual assault are controversial and uncomfortable topics. Both are indicative of how society traditionally has viewed subjects that no one wanted to talk about—and how that is changing rapidly.

10 Tips for Faster, More Effective Internal Crisis Communications When Time Is of the Essence

August 3rd, 2015 by

A business crisis can cause myriad disruptions for customers and partners before PR even has had a chance to assess the situation.

PR News/Nasdaq Survey: Nearly One-Fifth of Communicators Shun Measurement Entirely

August 3rd, 2015 by

Despite numerous calls to use measurement to assess PR’s effectiveness, enhance its reputation and develop strategy, a new study shows more than half of PR professionals devote little or no time to measurement.