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The Press Release Lives. Are Yours Effective?

April 27th, 2015 by

While the demise of the press release is greatly exaggerated, ongoing criticism of it remains. Many press releases, regardless of the sector, continue to suffer from flowery language, jargon and buried leads (when the real news is stuck in the penultimate paragraph), among other shortcomings.

Crystal Light Taps Variety at Red Carpet

April 27th, 2015 by

To deliver a successful brand-enhancing PR program for Crystal Light it was critical for HC to identify a high-level sponsorship that would provide access to influential stars and entertainment-event opportunities.

When Opportunity Knocks

April 27th, 2015 by

Although I wanted to stay in San Francisco and was fearful of the unknown, I just knew that this was an excellent career opportunity, so I made the move.

Integrating the Comms Function

April 27th, 2015 by

For Liam D. Leduc Clarke, senior VP of business management at APCO Worldwide, a growing number of clients are asking for the same thing these days: Help us break down silos and cross-function PR, marketing and communications throughout the entire organization.

The Week in PR—April 20 – April 24, 2015

April 27th, 2015 by

Bracing for ‘Mobilegeddon’ and Ben Affleck’s mea culpa.

An Holistic Approach to PR Measurement

April 20th, 2015 by

PR and marketing execs increasingly are being asked to demonstrate the ROI of their activities. Yet with such disparate metrics, the challenge of providing a holistic view of PR is more complex than ever, even with the vast number of tools now available to the profession.

The ‘Duality Gap’ in Corporate Communications

April 20th, 2015 by

Effective PR measurement can often be an elusive goal. The dual truths—that PR should contribute measurably to the business and yet lacks the confidence and often the resources to measure its effectiveness—make clarity of the PR function an elusive goal for many organizations.

Communicators Scramble to Consolidate PR Metrics

April 20th, 2015 by

Long the 800-pound gorilla in the room, PR measurement arguably remains the most nettlesome aspect of business communications, influencing how PR will be treated during budget season as well as PR executives’ job security and performance.

When the Numbers Are the Story

April 20th, 2015 by

More than ever, B2B communicators realize the value of using proprietary research to build content and narratives that strengthen brand reputation, promote thought leadership and enhance the visibility of important messages. To successfully deliver on communication objectives, maximize media exposure and engage targeted stakeholders, we’ve found a few best practices for B2B communication leaders.

How to Fuel Your PR Measurement Effort

April 20th, 2015 by

Call it “analysis paralysis,” wherein communicators get stuck moving from Point A to Point B. The most common problem for measurement is that PR pros are inundated with metrics. Here are some additional tips on making sure PR measurement doesn’t get the best of you (or your budget).