Topics


avatar

How to Tell the Boss He Needs Media Training

It happens every time your boss is interviewed by a reporter. You hear about it from your co-workers, your fellow public relations practitioners, even from some reporters. The boss needs to smooth some jagged communications … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

How To…Improve ROI in a Tough Economy

It’s an unfortunate reality of business: When the economy takes a turn for the worse, marketing, advertising and public relations are among the first budget items businesses cut. But in tough economic times, it’s more … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

As Media Continues to Fragment, Communications Pros Take Note

Funnyman Jay Leno’s recent announcement that he’s leaving his late-night throne for a prime-time spot on NBC has all media buzzing about the move’s larger implications. After all, it’s the first show of its kind … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Engaging with Activists: 10 Tips from the Trenches

Just as with any relationship in the early courting stages, activist engagement is never easy at the start. Most companies just don’t know how to talk to activists. Make no mistake―activists hardly know how to … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Clever Contests That Will Tempt Reporters to Cal

Celebrating a business anniversary soon and hoping the media will jump on the story? Dream on. Nobody but you cares how long you’ve been in business. If you really want to catch the media’s attention, … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

First Year of Mobile Giving Outperforms First Year of Online Giving

In 1997, online donations in the United States totaled a mere $300,000. In 2007, online donations were pinpointed at $10.44 billion reflecting exponential growth in overall giving and technology, according to a Harvard University study … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Identifying the Right Spokesperson during a Complex Crisis

Communicating about complex scientific issues is difficult on a normal day, but add stress and it can be overwhelming. Communication changes when concern is rampant and emotions are high. Building trust and credibility requires speed … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Tip Sheet: For PR Pros, Are Rules Made To Be Broken?

By Courtney Barnes "Rules are for other people." That’s what my father told me just before Christmas, when I questioned the legitimacy of his prime curbside parking spot in front of a shopping center packed … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Quick Study: Freezing Months for Talent Management; Green Investments; Blind Eye Turned to Corporate Misconduct

The communications implication: Business is still about people, and organizations are only as strong as their weakest employee. When money is tight, the best strategy is to embrace nontraditional recruitment techniques and creative fringe benefits–two things the modern communications executive is well equipped to drive. | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Why the Murder of Old Media is PR’s Best Chance

Since the advent of the printing press, professional opinions have helped shape our own. From Hearst to Murdoch, from Cronkite to Brokaw. Huge companies that employ thousands of trained journalists have helped us understand what’s … | MORE »

Comments Off