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Carve Another Niche

Amid the economic doldrums of the last several years, PR pros could make a good argument that less is more regarding professional services. But as the economy finally gets off its back, it seems that having diverse services is starting to be vogue (again). A recent and exclusive study by Gould + Partners found 64 PR specialties now being offered to clients.

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Metrics Still Operate in a Vacuum

It is easier than ever to collect data about how your online communication is working. It seems that most organizations are sticking with the easy stuff, however. What happens after someone likes your brand or shows up on your webpage? Even if they “engage” with your brand on social media, where does that lead?

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Communication Tips to Keep Staff Churn at Bay

We have to think about the real implications of staff turnover. We all know that it costs more to recruit, replace and retrain people, and that we should have kept that person from bolting in the first place. So what are some talent-retention strategies that may get your stars to stay?

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Toxins as Relationship-Killers

Just like a virus, relationship toxins can’t be quickly eradicated once they’re in your brain; however, they’re susceptible to inoculation. Once you know they exist, you can build natural defenses to prevent them from taking root in the future.

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Creating Brand Equity in a Commoditized Industry

Increasing awareness of your client (especially in a highly commoditized industry) within a niche vertical can be challenging. Brownstein Group was tasked with establishing Graham Co.’s healthcare division as a group of healthcare industry professionals, not merely insurance brokers who specialize in healthcare.

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Oscars 2015: 3 Ways Brands Will Use the Academy Awards to Communicate

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gets set to celebrate Hollywood’s best on Sunday night, brands and organizations of all stripes are looking for ways to get in on the action. Let’s take a look at some of the major ways brands are trying to share the Oscar spotlight.

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Infographic: Best Times to Post on Social Media

The timing of a social media post can be just as important as its content. This infographic shares optimal posting times for various social media platforms.

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Leaked Beyoncé Photos Put Beauty Brands in Harsh Glare

After a recent leak of unaltered photos of Beyoncé at a photoshoot for L’Oréal, beauty brands should brace themselves for similar leaks that will demand public statements as well as more careful examination of the messages they are sending to women.

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‘Retweeted More’ Gives Crystal Ball Glimpse of Your Tweet’s Future

In search of the perfect tweet? Researchers at Cornell have developed an algorithm that may help you find it.

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Snapchat Looks to Raise $500 Million—Time for PR Pros to Reevaluate Platform

PR execs are probably going to have to change their tune about Snapchat, which is now seeing a new round of funding that would value the company as high as $19 billion, according to Bloomberg.

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