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Case Study: Nationwide, Fleishman-Hillard Take Hands-On Approach To ‘Driving While Distracted’ Cause Campaign

After hearing firsthand accounts of the dangers posed by distracted driving from customers and colleagues, Nationwide Insurance became the first insurance company to take on the issue when it launched its campaign to educate consumers on the risks posed by Driving While Distracted (DWD) and encourage Americans to adopt safer driving habits in order to protect lives on the road. | MORE »

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Toyota’s ‘Trust Bank’ Is Open for Business

The findings of a recent study out of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business show that despite hundreds of negative stories generated by the press and predictions of Toyota’s demise by experts, customers remain loyal. | MORE »

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Technorati’s Top 10 Blogs

Technology and entertainment figure heavily in Technorati’s list of the top blog/blogging sites. | MORE »

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Have a Cause Initiative You Can Rally Around

For other companies wishing to do a campaign similar to Nationwide’s Driving While Distracted program, which educates consumers on safe driving practices, Fleishman-Hillard’s Senior Vice President Bill Ferguson and Nationwide’s communications consultant for media relations, Charley Gillespie, offer tips. | MORE »

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Apple Most Admired Among Brands

Last week we reported that Hershey’s Kisses was world’s the most popular brand, and now we can report that Apple is the world’s “most admired company.” Fortune partnered with Hay Group to assess U.S. and global firms with revenues of a least $10 billion. | MORE »

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Keys to Curing Blog Fatigue: Refreshed Objectives and Open Ears

Make no mistake, blogs are still effective in engaging an audience, and more Fortune 500 companies are getting aboard the blog train each year. But anecdotal evidence shows a good number of “tired” blogs across organizations—those with posts that go way back, and that offer little in the form of any recent communications activities. | 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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