A Kemptville, Ontario, Walmart employee was fired this week after urging a customer to not leave his dog in his car while he shopped. The story quickly grew legs and amounts to yet another PR black eye for the company.
What elements really make a successful PR team click? To name just a few; metrics that connect PR programs to organizations, business goals, transparent internal messaging and a social media strategy with C-suite buy-in.
On Saturday, Jennifer Lopez sang Happy Birthday to Turkmenistan’s president, Gurbanguly M. Berdimuhamedov. Today, there’s PR hell to pay.
If PR pros want to improve their writing skills, perhaps they need to carve out some time to read Charles Dickens, Vladimir Nabokov, F. Scott Fitzgerald and other literary lions whose writing talents have transcended the generations. It’s one piece of advice for how PR pros can improve their writing skills, compliments of Beth Haiken, VP of corporate citizenship and communications at WayPoint Homes.
Mobile users reach for their devices early and often to find local information. Companies often find themselves focusing more on external communications to maintain a favorable public image.
The theme for this year’s Counselors Academy spring meeting—which took place in Austin, Texas—was dubbed “WEIRD,” an acronym for Wired, Entrepreneurial, Imaginative and Results-Driven. The moniker of the meeting was a play on the city’s slogan: Keep Austin Weird.
As the economy slowly wends its way toward recovery, many companies are opting to focus on managing risks rather than challenging existing boundaries in their respective businesses. However, there are bold marketers defiantly raising their profiles to seize audience share despite the stagnant economy.
For PR pros, IT execs may turn out to be their new BFFs. Here’s how to cultivate one of the most important interoffice relationships.