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Taking a Stand: Communicating with Difficult CEOs By the Numbers

To prove your value to big egos means having elephant skin. Owning a legitimate relationship with the boss is one thing, but picking him up by the lapels to convince him that his actions could have seriously unintended consequences is another.

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How to Transform Press Releases

A press release should be designed as a news story worthy of publication in a newspaper. This might sound humorous as you consider the hundreds of press releases you’ve seen and written that begin with, “ABC Corporation, the leading provider of best in breed ecommerce solutions…” Yet today’s news cycles make the reality of verbatim pick-up a real possibility—that is, if the release is written well.

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Visual, Mobile Issues Confront Communicators in 2015

As they wade into the 2015 pool communicators will be on the hook to show positive returns for a growing number of disciplines, ranging from online analytics to content marketing to mobile apps.

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PR Opportunities Abound in China

The Chinese market is innovating in ways different than what we are used to in the west. Where we see boundaries, entrepreneurs in China envision new ways to combine social media and ecommerce.

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Less Is Not More

A new survey corroborates what PR pros have heard for years, but not necessarily heeded: Social media platforms require constant attention.

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Carry a Big (Yard)stick

Whether it’s how to build a dedicated measurement system or track your media coverage, the underlying priniciple for all measurement is demonstrating that PR performance is aligned with the company’s financial objectives.

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First Thought, Best Thought

“Most of all, I think it is important to believe in what you are doing and in the people who are doing it. If the leader does not have passion for the enterprise, then you cannot expect others to follow.”

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Boosting Agency-Client Relationships

Responsible client management means maintaining an uncompromised view of what your client thinks about the service you’re performing. It seems obvious that identifying issues before they fester and explode makes a lot more sense than blindly assuming everything is copacetic.

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Beyond 140 Characters: Tips for Long-Form Writing

If you can’t say it in 140 characters or fewer, does it need to be said? It does. Public relations is not a 140-character profession.

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Two New Arrows for Your Public Relations Quiver

As the PR field continues to undergo dramatic change, communicators should consider how they can broaden their approach beyond traditional reporting and take advantage of face-to-face events and native advertising (or branded content).

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