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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.

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, July 27 – August 3

August 3rd, 2015 by

APCO’s new crisis management offering, best cities for PR specialists and PR Movers

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.

Where Does PR Stand on Paid Social Media? Survey Shows Ambivalence About Spending

August 3rd, 2015 by

With Facebook leading the pack, social media channels are fast moving to a pay-for-play model. Yet nearly half of communicators surveyed by PR News are foregoing purchasing Facebook’s paid media offers.