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Press Conference Confusion: Learn From Media Relations Mistakes

An ill-fated press conference is bad news for college communicators, but in the process becomes a valuable lesson that will ensure more effective efforts in the future. | MORE »

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Seven Principles of Advocacy Communications

These core principles will help you keep your advocacy and cause-based communications aligned with their central missions. | MORE »

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Get the Inside Scoop: How Story Mining Can Boost a Brand

Here are some tips for selecting the right people, setting the right expectations and asking the right questions to lead effective story mining interviews. | MORE »

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Keeping the Press and Analysts Engaged via Social Media Tactics

When reporters are writing for now, it is the PR professional’s job to give them the tools they need to decide quickly if the stories being pitched to them are relevant to the broader market. | MORE »

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Yesterday’s PR Pros, Today’s Chief Content Officers

The convergence of PR, advertising and digital tactics offers storytelling-savvy PR pros an opportunity to take the reins of content creation and management. | MORE »

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If Social Media Is Just Another To-Do List Item, Don’t Bother Doing It

All too frequently, organizations are jumping into social media marketing before they are crystal clear about their core target audience or their brand—or about the emotional connection they want to make. | MORE »

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Translate Word of Mouth With Social Media Monitoring Tools

A comprehensive measurement plan should consist of three parts—gauging the audience’s reactions to a brand before, during and after a campaign. | MORE »

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‘The Media Is the Enemy,’ and Other Dangerous Notions to Disavow

Having a negative attitude toward the media is a self-fulfilling prophesy, and requires serious reeducation and training. | MORE »

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Reality TV vs. Real PR Professionals

Entertainment value doesn’t equal PR value in reality shows about public relations agencies, and misleading impressions are bound to result from E!’s new show The Spin Crowd. | MORE »

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Embedded Influencers Redefine How Brands Connect With Consumers

Steal your audience’s attention with a set of coordinated messages from "embedded," credible sources with independent voices. | MORE »

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