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Taco Bell ‘Blacks Out’ Its Social Media Presence to Promote a New App

Whether or not you’re looking to chow down on a chalupa anytime soon, you have to admit that Taco Bell’s social media black out is creative. In a welcomed break with many brands’ social strategies, it’s also not obtrusive or annoying. | MORE »

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5 Measurement Methodologies to Analyze a PR Strategy

The key to a successful PR measurement strategy is gathering data that proves the value of PR activities, shows ongoing improvement in performance and demonstrates ROI compared with true business metrics. There are a variety … | MORE »

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Taylor Swift Backlash Could Be a Case of No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

NYC and Co. should send thank-you notes to some of the New Yorkers who are now disparaging Swift as a spokesperson for New York City. | MORE »

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How to Give an Effective PR Presentation, Let Us Count the Ways

While many companies have finally put PowerPoint to pasture, a lot of brands and organizations still rely on the program when presenting information and trying to get their messages out. Big mistake. | MORE »

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Facebook Wants to Host Publishers’ Content Directly on Its Mobile App

Publishers relinquishing control of their distribution method may seem unlikely now, but having a reliable high-speed Internet connection in your pocket seemed pretty unlikely just a few years ago, too. For publishers, going to where the people are has never been a bad idea—and they are undoubtedly on Facebook on their mobile devices. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Planning a Home Run PR Campaign for Wild Card Clients

A PR team should expect that change is inevitable, and they should be flexible enough to adapt their original plan. Here are some tips on how to adapt with the client. | MORE »

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When Companies Make Layoffs, PR Needs to Set the Tone

There is one area that is problematic even for the most seasoned PR pros: helping to drive communications when their company or organization makes layoffs. | MORE »

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Talent Triage: Finding and Training Tomorrow’s CCOs

There has been relatively limited effort by corporations, agencies and especially colleges and universities, to properly train the next generation of communications leaders as cross-functional, multi-disciplined marketing managers. | MORE »

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Wrestling With Corporate Storytelling

Developing your core message is an essential exercise. It gets everyone, internally and externally, on the same page in terms of explaining your brand’s attributes and differentiators. | MORE »

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How to Boost Budget for PR Measurement

For years, the measurement experts, including me, have told you to spend 10 percent of your communication budget figuring out whether the other 90 percent is working. But that doesn’t really tell you how to allocate that 10 percent, nor does it cover all the scenarios. | MORE »

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