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

April 27th, 2015 by

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

PR Lessons From the Presidential Campaigns

April 27th, 2015 by

Partisanship and policy aside, the campaign trail offers key PR lessons. Whether it’s a presidential hopeful hitting the campaign trail or a new CEO meeting with stakeholders, making a strong first impression is crucial. And perception may trump reality.

Take Twitter Analytics Into Account

April 27th, 2015 by

Twitter Analytics can provide a lot of meaningful data to help you enhance and amplify your personal Twitter brand. But it can also be a little overwhelming, especially if you don’t live and breathe analytics as a full-time job.

If It’s Online It Must be Video

April 27th, 2015 by

All signs point to online video as the primary way that media publishers engage audiences and capture all-important eyeballs.

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.

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).

Survey: PR Still Spotty on Measurement

April 20th, 2015 by

A PR News survey which questioned 125 PR and marketing executives found that, when it comes to PR measurement and analytics, there remains a significant gap between rhetoric and reality.

Brands Adopt Barcelona Principles with Success

April 20th, 2015 by

Depending on your perspective, the Barcelona Principles are either a total flop, because 66 percent of PR professionals haven’t a clue what they are—according to a 2014 PR News survey of 145 PR pros—or a huge success since 26 percent of senior professionals are using them.