As we know, communicating PR’s value remains among the profession’s most daunting challenges. Yet if PR pros commit to doing what’s required with prescience, insight and determination, your daily actions will yield better and proveable results for the brand or organization you are representing.
PR pros do themselves no favors by taking a ‘We’re the good-news people’ approach with senior managers. They need to take a closer look at how their actions can play a role in the business.
Whether it’s how to build a dedicated measurement system or track your media coverage, the underlying priniciple for all measurement is demonstrating that PR performance is aligned with the company’s financial objectives.
“Most of all, I think it is important to believe in what you are doing and in the people who are doing it. If the leader does not have passion for the enterprise, then you cannot expect others to follow.”
Responsible client management means maintaining an uncompromised view of what your client thinks about the service you’re performing. It seems obvious that identifying issues before they fester and explode makes a lot more sense than blindly assuming everything is copacetic.
If you can’t say it in 140 characters or fewer, does it need to be said? It does. Public relations is not a 140-character profession.
No doubt, the press release will continue to evolve. But whatever new form it takes the fundamentals of writing a solid press release (that will get read by the intended audiences) are not going away anytime soon.