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Banking on Social Media

While their communications are highly regulated financial services companies show a growing penchant for social media channels, with engagement up 76% across all platforms since January.
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Case Study: Real Estate Company Homes in on Paid-Earned Model

For several years after its debut, Facebook was viewed by brands and organizations as a relatively cost-effective way to promote their products and services. Companies could run branded Facebook pages—without necessarily dropping a lot of coin for Facebook advertising—and watch the needle move. Case in point: Hudson & Marshall, which is one of the nation’s top real estate auction companies specializing in bank-owned foreclosure listings. | MORE »

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Talent Triage: Finding and Training Tomorrow’s CCOs

There has been relatively limited effort by corporations, agencies and especially colleges and universities, to properly train the next generation of communications leaders as cross-functional, multi-disciplined marketing managers. | MORE »

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When Companies Make Layoffs, PR Needs to Set the Tone

There is one area that is problematic even for the most seasoned PR pros: helping to drive communications when their company or organization makes layoffs. | MORE »

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Wrestling With Corporate Storytelling

Developing your core message is an essential exercise. It gets everyone, internally and externally, on the same page in terms of explaining your brand’s attributes and differentiators. | MORE »

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How Boost Budget for PR Measurement

For years, the measurement experts, including me, have told you to spend 10 percent of your communication budget figuring out whether the other 90 percent is working. But that doesn’t really tell you how to allocate that 10 percent, nor does it cover all the scenarios. | MORE »

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Managing Crises in a Ever-Chaotic World

In addition to rethinking how (and how often) we monitor for potential issues, how we organize to effectively manage crisis situations must also evolve. Issues management expertise is no longer sufficient to succeed in this environment. | MORE »

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How To Craft a ‘Made in America’ Message

If a substantial amount of your products or services are manufactured or assembled in the U.S., you may be able to jump into the American Made movement that’s starting to accelerate. | MORE »

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Looking for a Happy Medium

A new survey lends credence to how communicators can boost their value in a digital age: Create content tailored to the various stages of the purchasing process. Rinse and repeat.
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Platinum PR Awards Finalists Announced

Joining us as emcee will be Ginger Zee of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” To register, please go to prnewsonline.com/platinum-luncheon-2014. | MORE »

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