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4 Questions to Ask Before Using Video for Your PR Programs

Videos hold people’s attention, appeal to both the heart and head, create brand recall and can be relatively easy on budgets. But finding your inner Spielberg and creating a great video is not as simple as getting your camera out and shouting, “Action!” It takes preparation. | MORE »

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How to Enhance PR Agency-Client Partnerships

It’s one thing when agencies help their clients to manage an external crisis and/or cauterize a wound. But what happens when the crisis is happening right at the table and an otherwise stable relationship may be headed for the rocks? | MORE »

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3 Ways to Resolve Conflicts Between PR and Marketing

Marketing and PR both play substantive roles in an organization’s success. But what happens when disagreements arise between the two and turf wars take root? | MORE »

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6 Things Clients Can Get From Their PR Agencies—Beyond Media Pitching

Agencies still provide media training and crisis management, of course, but they also offer strategic counsel, execute and measure campaigns and protect brand reputation. | MORE »

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7 Tips for Using Social Media in a Brand Crisis

Engaging the public on social media is one of the most effective—and dangerous—ways of handling a brand crisis. It can reach around the world in a heartbeat and it offers you a greater degree of control over your message than traditional media, provided you use it correctly. | MORE »

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Jay Z’s Best Tweets in His PR Defense of Tidal

Jay Z’s new music streaming service, Tidal, is less than a month out from its official relaunch, but that hasn’t stopped the critics from pouring on the negativity. In response, the rapper turned entrepreneur took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to defend the service. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Making Contacts in the Newspaper Newsroom

Many newspaper newsrooms these days still have a beat system, but there are also web sites, video and a constantly changing media landscape to contend with. | MORE »

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Take Twitter Analytics Into Account

Twitter Analytics can provide a lot of meaningful data to help you enhance and amplify your personal Twitter brand. But it can also be a little overwhelming, especially if you don’t live and breathe analytics as a full-time job. | MORE »

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PR Lessons From the Presidential Campaigns

Partisanship and policy aside, the campaign trail offers key PR lessons. Whether it’s a presidential hopeful hitting the campaign trail or a new CEO meeting with stakeholders, making a strong first impression is crucial. And perception may trump reality. | MORE »

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The Press Release Lives. Are Yours Effective?

While the demise of the press release is greatly exaggerated, ongoing criticism of it remains. Many press releases, regardless of the sector, continue to suffer from flowery language, jargon and buried leads (when the real news is stuck in the penultimate paragraph), among other shortcomings. | MORE »

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