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Creating Brand Equity in a Commoditized Industry

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.

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Communication Tips to Keep Staff Churn at Bay

We have to think about the real implications of staff turnover. We all know that it costs more to recruit, replace and retrain people, and that we should have kept that person from bolting in the first place. So what are some talent-retention strategies that may get your stars to stay?

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Curtain Rising for PR to Produce Bolder Events

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.

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Metrics Still Operate in a Vacuum

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?

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Carve Another Niche

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.

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‘Raise Your Hand’

At every level of business you need to raise your hand. You have your core job, which you have to do well, but also look around for opportunities within the organization that excite you.

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Toxins as Relationship-Killers

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.

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Inquiring Minds

Not every campaign needs a paid/earned/owned media strategy, of course, but most every marketing effort needs an immersive component that will make the respective audience feel vested in the brand.

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PR News Nonprofit Awards Nominees 2015

Top brands and organizations vie for PR News’ NonProfit Awards.

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How to Avoid Social Media Measurement Pitfalls

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.

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