Media Relations

Video Pick: Anthony Weiner’s Latest Apology Tour

July 25th, 2013 by

Anthony Weiner — or should we say “Carlos Danger” — is in the throes of a new crisis stemming from his apparent sexting habit. His poll numbers have already taken a huge hit, as reported by CNN.

Beyond Hearing: The Role of Listening in Communication Success

July 25th, 2013 by

Personally, most of us know that communication is more about listening than talking. As marketers and corporate communicators, however, our professional training has too often driven us to think of our job as the science of monitoring, followed by the art of persuasion.

PR Pros’ Top 5 Pet Peeves

July 24th, 2013 by

At PR News, we often write about how to stay on the good side of people like journalists or consumers. Yesterday, we decided to ask what really grinds your gears, as communications professionals.

How to Join the National Conversation

July 23rd, 2013 by

Becoming a leading voice on one of the hottest issues in the country is not easy. If you really want to move your brand ahead and get into true thought leadership space, one of the best ways is to become a credible source for a momentous national news story.

Colonel Sanders is the Latest Fast Food Icon to Be Put Out to Pasture

July 22nd, 2013 by

KFC has announced the retirement of its Colonel Sanders brand mascot. The Colonel was a likeness of the restaurant’s founder, Harland Sanders, and is just the latest fast food icon to be faded out to make way for new brand appeals.

Case Study: As Internet Addiction; Increases, an Agency Uses Social Media to Promote Reboot’s ‘National Day of Unplugging’

July 22nd, 2013 by

In this digital age, many Americans have a hard time stepping away from their hand-held devices. The annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) encourages the world to take a break from technology for just 24 hours and remember that there’s more to life than staring into your screens all day.

When C-Level Execs’ Personal Beliefs Compromise The Brand

July 22nd, 2013 by

Soon after the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, Chick-fil-A President-COO Dan Cathy chimed in on his Twitter account about the decision.

Effective Storytelling in the Information Age: Infographic

July 19th, 2013 by

Storytelling is becoming one of the most common buzzwords in marketing and communications today. Everyone stresses the importance of telling a good story that relates a captivating narrative to your brand, but they forget to talk about how to cut through the swell of cluttered information to deliver an on-point message to the right audience.

UN Foundation’s Aaron Sherinian: At the Heart of Every Good Pitch Is a Personal Connection

July 18th, 2013 by

Even practiced media relations experts wonder how their peers succeed at getting positive coverage for their organizations. With that in mind, PR News asked Aaron Sherinian, executive director of communications and public affairs at United Nations Foundation, to share his media relations expertise.

McDonald’s Offers its Employees Budget Tips But They Aren’t ‘Lovin’ It’

July 18th, 2013 by

In an effort to bolster its employee relations program, McDonald’s launched a microsite aimed at helping staffers balance their finances. The seemingly positive gesture has, however, backfired on the fast-food giant because the budget is unrealistic and suggests employees should seek a second job.