6 Tips to Prove the Value of Public Relations in 2015

January 12th, 2015 by

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.

Carry a Big (Yard)stick

January 5th, 2015 by

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.

6 Steps to Tie Social Media to Business Outcomes

December 10th, 2014 by

Senior leaders and clients want to see a return on their public relations investments. This is particularly true with their social media spending, as its remains difficult to quantify exactly how an engaging social presence benefits the bottom line.

2014 PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year: Agency

December 9th, 2014 by

Co-Winner: Christopher Penn, Vice President of Marketing Technologies, SHIFT Communications Christopher Penn is a veteran in the communication and technology industries with more than 15 years of experience guiding companies through the muddy waters of… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Media Relations Professional of the Year

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: Ronna Waldman, Health and Wellbeing Media Specialist, Marina Maher Communications In 2014, Ronna Waldman expanded the universe of traditional, digital and social media coverage beyond what anyone thought was possible for client P&G as… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: MARCOM Professional of the Year

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: MaryBeth Vrees, Director of Customer Communications and Marketing, Pepco Holdings, Inc. MaryBeth Vrees co-led the major corporate reputation turnaround for Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) with innovative strategies recognized nationally. As director of customer communications… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Digital Communications Leader of the Year

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: Danny Olson, Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Weber Shandwick Danny Olson embodies the 21st century PR/marketing professional. He’s a seasoned veteran of the industry who is just as comfortable chatting up CCOs as he is… Continued

7 Ways to Think Like a CEO on Social Media

December 1st, 2014 by

Tying social media to business outcomes can be as much fun for PR and marketing professionals as being stuck in traffic on your way to the airport. It can be an unpleasant fact of life.… Continued

Helping the PR Team Soar

November 24th, 2014 by

Linda Rutherford, who leads PR at Southwest Airlines, talks about how to motivate her communications team and the role of storytelling at the company.


5 Tips for Creating a Measurement Dashboard That Proves and Improves Your Strategy

November 20th, 2014 by

PR measurement has the potential to be overwhelming and complex, but this can be avoided by collecting the right data and shaping your reports to the needs of your audience.