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Honoring CDC’s Efforts to Manage and Contain a Pandemic

On November 3, 2009 at the Press Club in Washington, D.C., PR News Nonprofit PR Awards recognized the most outstanding nonprofit campaigns. The following entry from CDC, which worked to contain public hysteria arising from the H1N1 crisis, was the winner. | MORE »

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Coping with the Rise of the Fractured Communications Class

On any given day, we get our news and information in bite (and byte) sized chunks. While drinking our morning coffee and perusing through what’s left of our city’s newspaper, we’re tapping into a favorite … | MORE »

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Proving Your Worth: Managing Client Expectations

Now that you are hired, what does the client expect you to deliver? What do you need to achieve for the effort to be considered a success? An organization has made the choice to invest in your firm and now you will need to devise a plan to deliver that return on investment. | MORE »

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CSR or So What?  The Smart Way to Being Socially Responsible

CSR is still a relatively new word in the business environment and as a result, there is relatively little actual regulation. | MORE »

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NonProfit PR Awards: Media Relations Campaign: >$50,000 Budget

This year’s finalists for PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards raise the bar for doing well by doing good. The following winner and honorable mentions in the media relations campaign (over $50,000) is no exception to the rule. | MORE »

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State of the Blogosphere

A new study has come out via Technorati that examines current trends in the blogosphere. Among the findings: 71% of respondents reported that blogging has given them much greater visibility in their industry, and 63% said prospective clients have read their blog and, as a result, purchased their products/services. | MORE »

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Consumers Expect Brands to Support Causes

Even though consumer spending has ebbed since the downturn, many still expect companies to partake in charitable giving. | MORE »

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Brand Survival in the Age of Asymmetric Comms

Until now, many companies have ignored social media without suffering obvious consequences, especially in industries that, in the past, have not included a high proportion of social media users. Social media participation was a choice. | MORE »

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IHOP Gets Egg on Its Face After Humane Society Goes on Offensive

In this PR News case study, we look at the Humane Society’s tactics in its efforts to draw attention to what it deemed animal cruelty at egg-supplier International House of Pancakes, and at IHOP’s measured response to the multi-platform campaign. | MORE »

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Biz Goals & PR Contributions: A PR News/BurrellesLuce Survey

According to a survey of more than 400 communications professionals conducted by PR News and BurrellesLuce, the two most important media categories that help execs attain their goals are print and broadcast (38% and 24%, respectively), with social media coming in fourth at 15%. | MORE »

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