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Abandon ‘Platform-First’ Approach to Social Media

Much of the PR industry’s social media dialogue focuses on a platform-specific approach. However, I’m afraid that—amidst all these Facebook plans, Twitter strategies and Pinterest campaigns—PR executives and communicators have found themselves astray from truly strategic thinking.  | MORE »

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Giving Your Stories a Sharper (and Bigger) Reach

By blending the benefits of earned placement with the strengths of owned media, content marketing can provide a unique opportunity to engage with an audience. | MORE »

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Demonstrating PR’s Value to C-Suite Executives

In our hyperconnected world, little is hidden from the public view. Most CEOs understand this, but they may benefit from an update on how the scope of public relations has broadened to meet the new stakeholder reality. | MORE »

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Communicators’ Challenge: Fresh Ideas at Legacy Brands

The yearlong process of getting Wells Fargo Stories up and running speaks to the challenges that senior communicators working for legacy brands sometimes face when they want to introduce new PR programs, particularly in the digital space. | MORE »

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Preparing Yourself for the Media Spotlight

One of the first things that clients want to know is whether business communicators can show them how to carry themselves in front of the media and fix any glitches that may be getting in the way of delivering the message. But what happens when you turn the tables, and PR managers and directors are the ones who are being interviewed and relaying the message? | MORE »

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Hits Keep Coming for the NFL, Eroding Reputation

For senior PR managers, the NFL scandals (and the league’s bumbling responses) hold several lessons. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is the need to set new standards without concern “for the gate” and strongly communicate those standards to the public. | MORE »

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Communicating on a Separate Plane

When the dust of generalizations settles, we’re left with a world where millennials have increasing purchasing clout, and are buying all their stuff through social media. That means that, with a strategic approach to social media management, PR professionals have a great opportunity to cultivate and grow millennials as customers. | MORE »

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How To Get Your Message Out at Events

While so much has changed, what clients and customers want when it comes to conferences hasn’t. They want the right people to hear their message. And, ultimately, they want that message to lead to more sales for their organization. | MORE »

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Vested Interest

▶ The Unyielding Power of Perception: Sure, things may look great on paper. But when it comes to how the public views your brand, the perception is out of whack. Case in point: the investment potential | MORE »

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Social Media: Companies Wade Into the Talent Pool

Companies of all stripes are scrambling to recruit, hire and retain social media talent. That encompasses people well versed in content creation, SEO, design, video and several other disciplines that are not in the traditional PR mold. | MORE »

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