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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.

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.

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.

Social Media Engagement on Video Posts Soars 163 Percent in 2015

August 3rd, 2015 by

Engagement on video posts outpaced the growth of video content, up 163 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2014, according to an exclusive study conducted by Shareablee on behalf of PR News.

4 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Reporting and Measurement Process

August 3rd, 2015 by

Face it, data alone is unable to tell a story. It can’t highlight the most important issues; tell you what to do next or where to focus limited resources. And adding more data won’t help.

Secret to Acing a PR Job Interview

August 3rd, 2015 by

“I see communications as a team sport, with people working together on big projects across the organization. I seek candidates who are leaders but won’t need all the credit and those who create opportunities to help junior staff grow.”