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Setting Objectives: The Key to Proving the Value of Public Relations

Whether your organization is large or small, for profit or nonprofit, local or global, it has an objective. A clear, broad-based understanding of the organization’s objectives improves its chances for success. | MORE »

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Tech Pothole Stalls Program

Because the Driving While Distracted campaign was a multi-platform effort that entailed considerable planning, logistics were certainly a challenge, says Nationwide’s Charley Gillespie. But the biggest hurdle involved technology. | MORE »

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PR News Q&A: Tim Marklein Gets to the Meat of Measurement

Tim Marklein, who was a presenter at PR News’ Measurement Conference on March 23 in Washington, D.C., talks about the importance of aligning PR measurement with business goals. | MORE »

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Developing Junior Staff Into Media Relations Experts

When properly trained, it’s OK to let junior PR staff to pitch stories and follow up with editors on press releases, and be more involved with clients. After all, how else are they going to learn? | MORE »

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Using Research and Measurement for a Company Rebranding Effort

How American Water implemented a unique measurement program to overhaul its brand. | MORE »

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Social Media Big in Small Businesses

A recent survey of small business leaders reveals the most popular platforms they use for business making decisions are webinars, podcasts and social networking sites, such as LinkedIn and Facebook. | MORE »

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Overcoming Social Media Challenges Within B2B

According to a recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, adoption of social media is soaring. But these numbers are deceiving. Only 19% of adults over 45 and a paltry 10% of adults over 55 ever visit social networks. That’s one of the big challenges utilizing social media within the B2B space. | MORE »

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Case Study: A Drug-Prevention Training Toolkit Is Designed With Pre-Teens—and Potential Program Donors—in Mind

Organization: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) Agencies: Amy Sutnick Plotch Communications; People Tech Connections Timeframe: 2009 Years ago, drug abuse prevention initiatives were aimed at teens, the feeling being they were at a … | MORE »

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How To Create, Package and Pitch Trend Stories

When looking to secure press for your client or your organization, the aim is typically the big feature, but sometimes when the news might not be as strong as you’d like, the more effective angle to pursue could be that of a trend story. | MORE »

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Doing Good as a Business Driver: Making the Leap to CSR 2.0

Is your CSR program firmly in place in your organization? Are you beginning to involve important stakeholders such as clients, customers and employees in your CSR efforts? If your answer is “yes” to these questions, you might be ready to take CSR to the next level. | MORE »

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