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Curtain Rising for PR to Produce Bolder Events

February 23rd, 2015 by

Despite the digital onslaught and consumers being surgically attached to their smartphones—and seldom looking up from said devices—live events and conferences increasingly are becoming key marketing components for brands and organizations.

Carve Another Niche

February 23rd, 2015 by

Amid the economic doldrums of the last several years, PR pros could make a good argument that less is more regarding professional services. But as the economy finally gets off its back, it seems that having diverse services is starting to be vogue (again). A recent and exclusive study by Gould + Partners found 64 PR specialties now being offered to clients.

Metrics Still Operate in a Vacuum

February 23rd, 2015 by

It is easier than ever to collect data about how your online communication is working. It seems that most organizations are sticking with the easy stuff, however. What happens after someone likes your brand or shows up on your webpage? Even if they “engage” with your brand on social media, where does that lead?

Toxins as Relationship-Killers

February 23rd, 2015 by

Just like a virus, relationship toxins can’t be quickly eradicated once they’re in your brain; however, they’re susceptible to inoculation. Once you know they exist, you can build natural defenses to prevent them from taking root in the future.

Creating Brand Equity in a Commoditized Industry

February 23rd, 2015 by

Increasing awareness of your client (especially in a highly commoditized industry) within a niche vertical can be challenging. Brownstein Group was tasked with establishing Graham Co.’s healthcare division as a group of healthcare industry professionals, not merely insurance brokers who specialize in healthcare.

PR News CSR Awards Nominees 2015

February 20th, 2015 by

Hall of Fame • The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse • Office Depot Foundation’s National Backpack Program • Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds Agency CSR A-List • APCO Worldwide •

How to Avoid Social Media Measurement Pitfalls

February 16th, 2015 by

The focus for many social media programs over the last few years has been about “Reach” (e.g. followers, likes and subscribers) and “Engagement” (e.g. shares, retweets, comments). What hasn’t been as easy is proving that a social media program is working.

My ‘Pivotal Moment’

February 16th, 2015 by

“The principle that has guided me over my career is a belief in developing meaningful relationships.”

Job One: A Solid Foundation

February 16th, 2015 by

Jamie DePeau, CMO of Lincoln Financial Group, in partnership with colleagues, has played a significant role in helping to dismantle the company’s silos.

The 12-Step Method…to Jargon-Free PR Writing

February 16th, 2015 by

Much has been written about the importance of eliminating jargon and buzzwords. Yet we continue to have a difficult time weaning ourselves from jargon and corporatespeak.