In times of crisis, PR always seems to be at the heart of the story. But should it be?
From a PR perspective, Dan Gilbert’s letter to fans in response to LeBron’s departure could have been constructed differently—to reenforce the positive.
By encouraging the establishment of student-run PR agencies, communications pros can help foster qualified, well-rounded candidates for the profession.
Different types of crises dictate different attitudes on the part of spokespersons. During a crisis, effective spokespersons must, primarily through their non-verbal cues, leave stakeholders with the impression that they are compassionate, competent and confident.
There may come a time in your PR career when you are commissioned to provide public relations services for a client, organization or business where there is little to no budget available to support its needs. Social media and online tools can help you fill the gap.
Just as many companies have recognized that honest and transparent engagement with their stakeholders helps build customer loyalty and trust, many government agencies have realized they too can reach out and engage with their customers—the American public.
In the last three years, sustainability has moved from a little-understood term that seemed to be interchangeable with CSR (corporate social responsibility), green, eco, or environmental to an almost over-used word.
With its immediacy and the ability to engage with and rally the public around issues and causes social media is the perfect vehicle for nonprofits.