Internal Communication

Trust But Verify: Ensuring Strong Partnerships

February 2nd, 2015 by

Having a thorough understanding of an agency’s capabilities, approach, and methodology contributes to how expectations are set from the start. It’s critical to deliver on your promises and be direct if you think something won’t work as planned.

Speak Up

February 2nd, 2015 by

In a digital age, spontaneity rules. Social messages that are unscripted and on the fly help to humanize the brand. But messages that seem overly packaged are about as popular as the measles. It’s a different situation when giving a speech (or commenting) on behalf of the brand.

Are You a Great Boss? See Which Tips From PR Pros You Follow

January 30th, 2015 by

We asked PR News’ social media followers to share what they deem to be the defining characteristics of great bosses.

6 Guidelines for Sharing Tough News Internally

January 26th, 2015 by

The task of writing internal memos about layoffs or “restructuring” and similar crises that threaten livelihoods usually falls to PR and HR professionals. It’s a painful, difficult task, but it’s part of what they signed up to do.

Social Responsibility _Weber Shandwick and Yum Brands

PR Tips for How to Ride Out #Blizzard2015

January 26th, 2015 by

It’s tempting, of course, but staying at home due to a severe storm isn’t an excuse to binge watch “True Detective” on HBO or curl up with some guilty pleasure. It’s pretty much a normal workday, but with a bit of a spin on what you get accomplished.

The Characteristics of the ‘Intentional Leader’

January 26th, 2015 by

Think about the characteristics people often attribute to great leaders: being visionary, intelligent, empathetic and passionate. But it is none of those. Rather, it’s intentional. The intentional leader uses purposeful decisions, language and actions to advance the organization and his/her individual aims.

PR Insider: Corporate Communications in a Collaborative Economy

January 22nd, 2015 by

Business leaders need closer collaboration with their chief communication officers in order to gain a holistic view of the challenges and opportunities facing their brand.

Media Matters

January 19th, 2015 by

PR pros need to develop robust media strategies that embrace both earned and owned media, the latter of which is hiding in plain sight.

Inserting ‘Behavior Design’ into Your PR Effort

January 19th, 2015 by

As PR interacts more with stakeholders directly, it is increasingly providing support and information and encouraging them to act. When a stakeholder’s experience is positive, chances are that he or she will be hooked and more committed to getting involved with the organization.

The New Normal

January 19th, 2015 by

We’re sleeping with our smartphones. Scheduling Sundays in 15-minute increments and spending more time with work colleagues than with loved ones. Yet business leaders still float the idea of work-life balance