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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the primary goals of PR practitioners is to leverage relationships. Whether it’s with reporters, colleagues, vendors or spokespeople, our job is all about establishing relationships to ultimately gain exposure for our clients, but also to make us more effective at what we do.
There are always going to be creepy people who get their kicks from tragedy. And the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport, which killed three people and injured dozens of others, is no exception.
Eliot Spitzer’s rehabilitation tour started last week. From a PR standpoint, let’s see how he did.