Have you ever tried publicizing a new restaurant in a food-crazy city? In late 2014, Good Stuff Eatery approached Chicago-based PR agency Henson Consulting (HC) to tout the opening of its newest location in Chicago and maximize media opportunities for celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and his family.
Internal communications is one of the most nettlesome aspects of PR. It’s tough making sure everyone in-house is receiving the message. There are things that can bolster internal relations, and they closely resemble what you do for external campaigns.
The financial performance of small and midsize PR agencies remains strong. Operating profit rose an average 17.3 percent in 2014, compared with 15.9 percent in 2013, according to an exclusive study conducted by Gould + Partners.
For most PR pros preventing leaks is just part of managing an M&A process. Communicators also are responsible for convincing stakeholders that the merger will bring added value to the company and, if the deal is rejected (read: Comcast-Time Warner Cable), where the companies goes from there.
An axiom in pro sports is that there is no such thing as an off season. Athletes keep themselves in shape year round and sports execs constantly seek ways to improve their team’s competitive edge. Ditto for PR.
“My parents taught me quitting is not an option. My mom is an educator and my dad was a forester. They were all about giving back to the community. Although I’ve had great jobs and some not-so-great jobs, I’ve never quit a job.”
For Jeff Kuhlman, VP of global communications for Nissan Motor Co., it’s crucial to get out the company message as it relates to the three biggest challenges facing the automotive industry: autonomous driving; zero emissions; and the connected car.
Airbnb sends a strong message and Walmart’s insult to injury.