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Periscope Up: How Southwest, Adobe and Human Rights Campaign Use PR’s Hottest New App

June 29th, 2015 by

It was inevitable that Periscope would become a blazing-hot PR tool. With its super-easy interface and Twitter integration, the potential for using Periscope to personalize your conversation with customers seems endless.

How to Protect Your Brand From Digital Information Leaks

June 29th, 2015 by

In an environment of bitter competition, overlapping priorities and increasing use of unsecured digital communications systems, the threat of information leaks is greater than ever. How can we, as communications professionals, implement safeguards to ensure our brand is protected?

How LEGO’s Global Innovation STEM Award Program Cut Through the Media Clutter

June 29th, 2015 by

The 2014 FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award program provides an example of how non-profit organizations can get on the media map and increase awareness with stakeholders.

Get Emotional and Watch Fans Share Your Content More Frequently

June 29th, 2015 by

Have share will travel. Social media engagement within the travel sector grew 24 percent from January through May, compared with the same period last year, according to an exclusive study for PR News by social media analytics company Shareablee.

8 Video Scripting Tips for PR Pros

June 29th, 2015 by

Writing for online video is similar to other writing public relations professionals do. They all emphasize getting to the point quickly and making it stick with the audience.

What You Need to Know to Improve Your Company’s Social Media Policy Guidelines

June 29th, 2015 by

The onus is on PR to create a social media policy (we hope you have already, but surveys show plenty of companies have not). Once your policy is written, the work is far from done. It’s also on you to update the policy. Social media policies should be living, breathing documents.

Toshiba Uses Strategic Meetings to Integrate and Boost Communications

June 22nd, 2015 by

When Toshiba America Medical Systems was set to roll out a national advertising and marketing campaign late last year, Charlene DeBar, manager of corporate communications, thought it was an opportune moment

Make Sure Your Message Has a Goal

June 22nd, 2015 by

A lot of PR is about follow-through and follow-up. Read. You have to know what’s going on in the news and how different news outlets are telling stories. Get work experience, put in your time and take internships. You’re not credible without experience.

A Crisis Team Can Save Your Brand

June 22nd, 2015 by

It’s an occupational hazard for many companies: If the legal squad and the communications crew are unable to find a way to be responsive during a crisis, you’ll be left at the starting line while negative messaging runs free, the opportunity to protect your reputation gets lost, and your inability to respond weakens.

Relevant Content Makes Discovering It Easier

June 22nd, 2015 by

Content discovery, a native ad unit recognized by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, occurs when an ad or paid content link is delivered via a “widget.” Steve Cody, CEO of Peppercomm, said even the best funded combinations of search discovery tools will fall flat “if the content itself is self-serving and intended to sell products and services.”