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Exploring the Veteran’s Mind to Achieve Campaign Success

Focus group sessions with returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan uncovered key attitudes and beliefs that helped form the messaging for a successful outreach effort. | MORE »

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Working With the Ad Council: Pro Bono Doesn’t Mean ‘Free’

Working with the Ad Council on an initiative can be a fruitful exercise, but it’s important to have a measurement system in place—particularly when it comes to dollars spent. | MORE »

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Case Study: With Returning Veterans in Harm’s Way, PR Goes Into Awareness Battle Mode to Communicate Their Plight

Organization: Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Agency: Peppercom Timeframe: December 2008 – December 2009 Ad Council ads on behalf of the IAVA were distributed to 33,000 media outlets nationwide.  Image courtesy of the … | MORE »

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Don’t Play Google Hide & Seek: Robust SEO Tactics Can Raise Your Ranking

Search engine optimization may sound complex to the uninitiated, but by following some basic essentials, PR pros can easily raise the visibility of their content online, including news releases. | MORE »

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How to Optimize Your Content: A Three-Step Program

Nothing is more crucial in creating awareness and attracting eyeballs to your products or services than great content. Here are three elements needed to successfully create, customize and market content. | MORE »

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Media Relations on a Global Scale: Know the Territory

As the world becomes more and more connected, and organizations establish global outposts, PR professionals need to understand the unique attributes of the regions in which they practice. Here’s a primer to get started. | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: Orgs Wrestle With Social Media ROI

Despite all the talk of Facebook and Twitter taking over the digital communications space, corporate execs say that e-mail and Web sites command the best ROI online. Still, PR practitioners are working to realize better returns from social media. | MORE »

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Recognizing CSR’s Value, PR Execs Work to Tie Citizenship Efforts to Biz Goals

Unlike their B2C counterparts, B2B communicators must extend CSR messaging beyond direct stakeholders. Yet they do have a major theme in common: Ultimately, good citizenship is good for business. | MORE »

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PR Measurement in 2011: Show the Science, But Trust Your Instincts

There is probably a PR discipline no more challenging—or more important—than measurement. PR News spoke to a variety of experts to find out what their measurement strategies and priorities are for this year. | MORE »

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The ABCs of Social Media: Authenticity, Boldness and Credibility

Whether you choose to join the social media conversation or not, it is happening. The question, asks Sustainable Business Network co-founder John Friedman, is do you prefer it to go on with or without you? | MORE »

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