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Using PR to Boost SEO

Using public relations to boost search engine optimization (SEO) is a well-known discipline, but it’s far from simple. It’s a multi-pronged approach requiring careful analysis and execution. But the upside is the built-in quantification potential … | MORE »

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Ten Numbers Needed to Measure Social Media Engagement

Katie Paine, CEO of KDPaine & Partners, recommends that communications executives consider a combination of the following metrics when attempting to measure engagement on a social media campaign: 1. Percent increase/decrease in unique visits 2. … | MORE »

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Case Study: Road to Recovery: An Integrated Communications Campaign ‘Rebrands’ Addiction as a Treatable Disease

Company: A&E Network Agency: Civic Entertainment Group Timeframe: 2008-ongoing Ever since Barack Obama kicked off his presidential campaign around the now-ubiquitous “Change We Can Believe In” platform, change itself has been a central theme in … | MORE »

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Human Rights Threat Matrix: Corporate Responsibility Through a Legal Lens

A company’s reputation and brand image are never more important than in an economic downturn—and never more vulnerable than when an unforeseen event captivates the media. While many companies appropriately tout their corporate responsibility (CR) … | MORE »

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Improve PR Writing in Media Pitches

According to a recent survey of U.S. media conducted in conjunction with George Washington University and Cision, PR executives are valuable to media, but they have a lot to learn when it comes to writing for them. As noted in the 33-page report, 94% of journalists use submissions from PR professionals and large majorities also depend on other PR tools such as press kits and special events.

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Carpet One PR Campaign Takes the Workhorse of Philanthropy and Gives It New Legs  

It takes nothing away from the dreadful disease to say that breast cancer has become the workhorse of the philanthropic world. If a pink ribbon will stick to it, it’s been stuck. Sales from the … | MORE »

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Building Media Relationships That Produce Results

As a public relations professional, you’ll hear it time and time again: the key to getting a journalist to answer your e-mails or phone calls is to build a relationship. What is often missing from … | MORE »

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Building a Sustainable Workforce; Green Benefits Your Company, Your People And Your World

The days when it seemed like sustainability and green practices might be a passing fad have come and gone. Going green has evolved to “living green” and turned into a movement that is backed up … | MORE »

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Ten Media Myths That Can Get You Into Trouble

In the past three decades, I have had a hand in coordinating more than 1,000 media interviews. Working with the media is exhilarating and humbling – sometimes it’s both at once. Cooperating with the media … | MORE »

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Case Study: No Laughing Matter: A Humor-Driven Marketing Campaign Promotes Hygiene for Pandemic Prevention

Company: Florida Department of Health Agency: Salter>Mitchell Timeframe: 2007 To convince Florida residents that they should always be prepared for an influenza pandemic such as bird flu—not to mention outbreaks of the common cold—the Florida … | MORE »

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