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4 Steps to Help Your Team Remember and Execute Its Crisis Plan

June 26th, 2017 by

PR pros know that having a Crisis Communications Plan (CCP) is critical. The more difficult task is keeping the plan’s steps top-of-mind for rapid recall when you need them. Chances are your CCP is sitting on a shelf somewhere. This article provides a handy checklist of CCP steps as well as a step-by-step approach to handling crisis communications in a way that will be easy for staff to remember.

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The Week In PR

June 26th, 2017 by

Our weekly roundup of trends, news and personnel moves in PR and communications. This week’s stories feature a look at Uber without its CEO; a new web site for Polaroid; Facebook offers journalists tools and training to protect themselves; and Weber Shandwick makes a bevy of personnel moves.

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Get Snapping: A Step-by-Step Method for Measuring Your Snapchat Effort

June 26th, 2017 by

Communicators and marketers know the elephant in the room with Snapchat is that you can’t measure it. Wrong, argues Carmen Collins of Cisco, who not only has launched an extensive Snapchat effort at the company but also measures it. In this article she provides step-by-step directions so you, too, can measure Snapchat.

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PR Struggles to Reach 20% Profit Levels as Labor Costs Remain an Issue

June 26th, 2017 by

When we dive deeper into the Gould+Partners study about PR firm profitability that we reported about in our June 12 edition, it looks like another case of the rich getting richer. The larger firms are doing well in terms of profits, but the mid-size and smaller firms are struggling. Gould provides insight into why he thinks this is the case and what PR firms can do to raise their profits.

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How MillerCoors Uses Video for Internal Communications With Employees and Distributors

June 26th, 2017 by

In the upcoming Arthur W. Page Society New CCO podcast, MillerCoors CCO Pete Marino talks about the company’s internal video channel MCTV, among other topics. PR News was provided an advance copy. In an interview with us, Marino expands on MCTV as well as what keeps him up at nights.

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How Communicators Can Get the C-Suite to Believe in Social Media

June 26th, 2017 by

What are the best ways to get buy-in on social media from the C-suite? The Conference Board’s senior researcher Alexander Parkinson shares what he found as he conducted research for a recent report on the subject.

Listen Here:  A look inside Taco Bell’s listening hub, known as the Fish Bowl. The brand keeps up-to-the-minute tabs on social conversations, says Matt Prince, manager, PR and Brand Engagement.   Source: Taco Bell

The Bell System: How Taco Bell Assesses a Social Situation Before It Responds

June 19th, 2017 by

In part II of our interview with Taco Bell’s social media and brand engagement manager Matt Prince, we ask him about how the brand manages during the initial moments of a potential crisis. With 7,000 restaurants across the country, incidents pop up constantly, he tells us, making social listening crucial. We also discuss the particulars of how Prince and his team measurement and report metrics to the C-Suite.

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The Week in PR

June 19th, 2017 by

Our weekly roundup of news, trends and personnel moves in PR and communications. This week we feature stories about another Steve Harvey PR miscue, United Airlines’ new communications chief, an unintended event that marred what should have been a week of recovery for Uber and a very nice gesture via Instagram from Chef Jamie Oliver for those who lost their homes in London’s Grenfell Tower fire.

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A Five-Step Plan for Scripting a Video That Will Earn Views for Your Brand

June 19th, 2017 by

Everyone tells you that video is growing like a fungus. Fine, but how do you get started picking a topic for a brand video and then how do you craft a script? The social media chief at the American Chemical Society has a five-step method to creating videos that will gain plenty of viewers on social.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24:  Director Ron Howard speaks onstage during the Los Angeles Premiere Screening of National Geographics 'Genius' the Fox Theater on April 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for National Geographic)

How a 17-Year-Old Brand Changed Public Perception in 12 Packed Days

June 19th, 2017 by

Can a 17-year-old brand in the television space shout loud enough to make sure stakeholders hear that it’s about to undergo a major rebrand? This case study describes how National Geographic Channel planned and executed a whirlwind campaign, mounting more than 30 events during 12 busy days in April.