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Fight Fire With Fire: Using Corporate Blogs to Upend Crises Online

Reputational crises that begin in the blogosphere are very common; reputational crises that end in the blogosphere, on the other hand, are less so. Dell is perhaps the most well-known example of an organization whose … | MORE »

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How to be the Local Angle for National Stories

One of the best ways to get free publicity is to offer yourself as the local angle to national or international stories you see in print or on TV or radio. Local media are hungry … | MORE »

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Turning a Media Pitch into a Media Hit

Anyone who has ever read a book on sales or taken a sales course has heard it – on average it takes anywhere from 3 to 10 contacts before a sale is reached. Although sales … | MORE »

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Green Retailing: Hot Ticket for Consumers this Holiday Season

According to Deloitte’s Annual Holiday survey, the "green" movement continues to build momentum. More than four out of 10 consumers (44 percent) are willing to pay extra for green gifts this holiday season. Of those, … | MORE »

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Low-Cost Sustainability Strategies Prevail

Corporate real estate (CRE) executives are less likely to be willing to pay a premium for green office space than they were a year ago, even though more of them see energy and sustainability as … | MORE »

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Most Environmentally and Socially Controversial Companies in October 2008

According to the reputational risk radar RepRisk, the top ten most environmentally and socially controversial companies in October 2008 were: Sanlu, Yili, Wal-Mart, BAE Systems, Chevron, BP, Exxon Mobil, Fonterra, Shell, and Monsanto. Last month’s … | MORE »

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Ten Tips for Creating and Executing a Successful Speaking Program

A successful speaking program consists of identifying and generating a full calendar of potential speaking opportunities in a specific business arena, and then creating a targeted speaking submission or pitch to be considered as an … | MORE »

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Using PR to Build Trust in Tough Times

Over the past several weeks and months, industry gurus have offered an abundance of advice about how to refocus and weather the current economic tsunami and keep management or clients from cutting back on PR … | MORE »

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Quick Study: ‘Health-Info-entials’ Wield Power; One in Four Firms Planning Layoffs; Media Pros Want Online News Access

*Consumers Want More Health Engagement: A study just released by Edelman shows that people want more active, trusted and personal health interaction with companies, organizations and brands. Consumers want companies to help address their specific … | MORE »

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How To…Respond to Media’s Facts and Opinions

A recent exchange between CNBC Mad Money host/stock market revivalist preacher Jim Cramer and Edward Libby, CEO of AIG, illustrates one of several ways that individuals and organizations can fight back when they perceive a … | MORE »

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