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Tips to Create Instagram Contests That Will Raise Brand Awareness

March 28th, 2016 by

As a PR pro your job is to garner attention for a client or brand. A well-executed Instagram contest can be a great tactic to achieve increased visibility.

Six PR Storytelling Rules We Should Pick Up From Classic Movies

March 28th, 2016 by

In a world focused on shareable content, we struggle to find ways to make our stories stand out. What makes someone read what we write, watch our video and more important, remember it and engage others by retelling it?

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Tips and Tactics for Communicators When the CEO Is at the Center of a Controversy

March 28th, 2016 by

It’s important for communicators to remain calm and collect the facts. In a situation where the CEO is the focus of media scrutiny, one way to do that is for communicators to play journalist and literally interview the CEO. Senior communicators should have the kind of relationship with the CEO where he or she can discuss things with communicators and confide in them.

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How to Align Business Goals With KPIs and Impress the C-Suite

March 28th, 2016 by

With the plethora of tools available and an abundance of social metrics crying out for attention, what are the best metrics to measure?

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PR News/Nasdaq Survey: Nearly Half of Organizations Shun Crisis Preparation

March 28th, 2016 by

Nearly half of the communicators surveyed in a poll conducted earlier this month said their organizations lack a crisis communication playbook.

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Dash It All—or Rather, Don’t.

March 25th, 2016 by

Overuse of the dash is becoming an issue. You might be using it wrong, or your thoughts might be cluttered and disjointed. It’s time to stand up for restraint and examine your writing for signs of this creeping menace. Let’s get back to basics and talk about when it should and shouldn’t be used.

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2 PR Tactics to Help Smash Fundraising Goals

March 25th, 2016 by

Any communicator who’s worked in the nonprofit space knows just how tricky it can be to stand out among the cacophony of worthy causes jockeying for donations. Havas PR and the IPLP focused on making an emotional connection with potential donors and linking up with already-existing trends to achieve their fundraising goals.

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New CEO Ingram Sets JWT on Right Path for Diversity

March 24th, 2016 by

Credit is due to ad agency J. Walter Thompson and WPP for surpassing our advice on their crisis. A new CEO with a new vision, backed up by JWT’s new documentary focused on the achievements of female pioneers and leaders, all add up to an earnest response to an ugly public relations moment.

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How to Take the Fear Out of the 2 D’s: Data and Dashboards

March 24th, 2016 by

If there’s a letter in the alphabet that sprouts legs and chases PR pros through the hills and valleys of their nightmares, it’s the letter D, as in data and dashboards. Your first step in cutting them down to size: Have a clear understanding of what success looks like to senior leaders.

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3 Measurement Tips to Get the C-Suite to Brag About PR

March 23rd, 2016 by

The C-suite’s time is limited and expensive—a recent estimation found that a one-hour meeting with executives at a mid-sized company would cost shareholders $30,000 per hour. These three measurement tips will help focus your PR reports to ensure they line up with executives’ priorities.