The Success of a CSR Program Rests on Your Employees

October 21st, 2013 by

Most communicators understand why CSR campaigns and corporate giving are important. Furthermore, most are also championing the programs from beginning to end.

Hill+Knowlton created this infographic to coincide with its “Communicating Character” study. According to H+K, character is defined by the interaction between brand reputation and character—a dynamic in which communicators play a crucial role. Hill + Knowlton said that character is what drives 73% of respondents to make purchasing decisions.

Contrast in Crisis Management: How Two Railroad Companies Reacted to Disaster

October 21st, 2013 by

The contrast between the two railway accidents offers an important juxtaposition in how to handle a crisis, and how not to.

Who Should Manage Your Social Media Programs? Content Marketing Moving to Core of PR Strategy

October 21st, 2013 by

Company executives are divided on who should manage their social media properties. Nearly 39% said the responsibility should be left to the public relations and communications team, while 35% said it should be left to marketing, according to a recent survey by The Creative Group.

PR Teams Build Internal Newsrooms As Communications Strategies Shift

October 21st, 2013 by

Seeking to more fully integrate the digital world into its newsgathering, Fox News Channel recently rolled out a new newsroom that is stuffed with massive touchscreens and a 38-foot video wall that can be controlled with a Wii-like remote.

Marketing and PR Recipe For Revenue Gravy

October 21st, 2013 by

“Click.” Did you hear that? That’s the sound of a switch turning on as PR professionals realize they can make revenue gravy.

Younger PR Professionals Look For Both Flexibility and Fulfillment

October 21st, 2013 by

There is nothing that makes a Millennial break out into a cold sweat more than the thought of being chained to a desk for eight (or more) hours a day.

How To Demystify The Power of Big Data

October 21st, 2013 by

Big business is officially obsessed with Big Data. According to a new survey of Fortune 1000 C-suite executives conducted by NewVantage Partners, 91% of executives said their organizations have Big Data initiatives planned or in progress.

PR News Announces Digital PR Awards Finalists

October 21st, 2013 by

Whether it’s new PR channels, such as digital marketing and mobile media, or traditional PR disciplines, including crisis management and media relations, PR News has all the bases covered with its Digital PR Awards. This year’s event will take place at New York’s Grand Hyatt on Nov. 5 (to register, visit

Case Study: The Ritz-Carlton Co. Leverages a Distinct Twitter Feed To Promote its Corporate Social Responsibility Program

October 21st, 2013 by

Earlier this month The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. officially opened The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, a 353-room property in southwestern China. During the week leading up the opening, trainers and employees teamed up with local schoolchildren to make Chinese dumplings for seniors living in a nearby home for the elderly.

Reality Check: Should PR Ever Get in a Public Dispute With a Reporter?

October 18th, 2013 by

Does it ever advance your communications mission to get into a public dispute that attacks journalists?