The majority of non-corporate public affairs departments use social media platforms, while less than half of corporate PA departments do, according to data exclusive to PR News.
The finalists of PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards have set benchmarks for creativity, passion and commitment. PR News will honor their work at a luncheon event in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 3.
Case Study: PR Drives Top-Tier Media Coverage and High Public Awareness of Ford’s Theatre Renovation
The renovation of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., offered theater management a unique opportunity to reposition the historic landmark as something more than just the place where Abraham Lincoln got shot.
A tweetup event connected nonprofits with social media skills, while spreading awareness of Comcast’s solid social media leadership.
For smaller businesses and nonprofits, community access television can be an attractive alternative outreach platform.
A relatively new frontier for PR outreach, text messaging has the potential for optimal two-way communications with targets—but proceed with caution.
Case Study: Nationwide, Fleishman-Hillard Take Hands-On Approach To ‘Driving While Distracted’ Cause Campaign
After hearing firsthand accounts of the dangers posed by distracted driving from customers and colleagues, Nationwide Insurance became the first insurance company to take on the issue when it launched its campaign to educate consumers on the risks posed by Driving While Distracted (DWD) and encourage Americans to adopt safer driving habits in order to protect lives on the road.
For other companies wishing to do a campaign similar to Nationwide’s Driving While Distracted program, which educates consumers on safe driving practices, Fleishman-Hillard’s Senior Vice President Bill Ferguson and Nationwide’s communications consultant for media relations, Charley Gillespie, offer tips.
Because the Driving While Distracted campaign was a multi-platform effort that entailed considerable planning, logistics were certainly a challenge, says Nationwide’s Charley Gillespie. But the biggest hurdle involved technology.
Case Study: A Drug-Prevention Training Toolkit Is Designed With Pre-Teens—and Potential Program Donors—in Mind
Organization: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) Agencies: Amy Sutnick Plotch Communications; People Tech Connections Timeframe: 2009 Years ago, drug abuse prevention initiatives were aimed at teens, the feeling being they were at a …