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Communication Strategies in Response to Wage Strikes at McDonald’s and Wendy’s

December 2nd, 2013 by

Organizers of a movement demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday. It’s debatable whether wage strikes have a negative impact on the bottom line. But PR pros certainly need a strategy in place to respond to such protests and potential crises.

Retailers Look to Boost PR by Staying Closed on Black Friday

November 27th, 2013 by

Time to chill out and warm up. As Black Friday approaches, Costco, Nordstrom, BJ’s, and Sam’s Club, among other big brands, have decided to buck the door-busting sales trend and give workers time off to enjoy the holiday with their families.

How to Avoid Mistakes in Crafting Press Releases

November 27th, 2013 by

Preventing common mistakes in writing press releases will increase the likelihood that they will be read by journalists.

The Beastie Boys Are Right. So Why Are They Losing the PR Battle?

November 26th, 2013 by

One of the Cardinal Rules of public relations is that perception trumps all. You may have the law on your side, for example, but the public won’t care much if it considers the optics ill conceived.

3 Quick Tips to Better Press Releases

November 26th, 2013 by

As a communications professional you have one primary goal—communicating your message.

10 Takeaways from PR News’ Chicago Writing Boot Camp

November 25th, 2013 by

Tweeting and posting with mobile in mind is just one of many takeaways from the recent PR News Writing Boot Camp in Chicago.

How to Respond if You Find Your Brand on Consumer Reports’ ‘Naughty List’ this Season

November 25th, 2013 by

Consumer Reports released its annual corporate Naughty & Nice List this week, which highlights who the best and worst holiday retail and service providers.

5 Tips for Breaking Through to Journalists You Don’t Know

November 25th, 2013 by

The success or failure of your media pitch rests with how well you have targeted journalists you don’t know.

Communicators Play Key Role In Reinvention of Sales and Marketing

November 25th, 2013 by

Despite the constant flux in marketing and communications, some if not many of the changes that are being bandied about in the marketplace often take on a Groundhog-Day quality.

Wake-Up Call In Survey of PR Profession

November 25th, 2013 by

An online survey of public relations professionals uncovered insights—both encouraging and worrisome—related to the responsibilities and leadership in the communications profession.