PR Insiders

The Most Important Thing in PR That No One Is Doing: Media Training

March 25th, 2009 by

With the recent fervor over the presidential elections, how one is perceived through the media has gained newfound popularity. It’s not good enough to perform well; it’s critical to inform, persuade and entertain in a fashion that is easily digestible and translatable to mainstream media and Main Street America. Sad thing is, those that probably need media training the most are likely the same folks who believe they don’t need it.

Measure or Die: Why Communications Executives Need to Become Fluent in Web Analytics

March 18th, 2009 by

As the economy continues to encourage people to cut all expenses that don’t directly benefit sales, PR people are increasingly under attack. PR and public affairs executives will be the first to see their staffs,… Continued

Measuring the Real Value of Internet Media

March 5th, 2009 by

Seems the paid media folks are having as much of a challenge getting their arms around measuring value in the social media and interactive environment as earned media people. Nielsen is calling for standards and… Continued

How to Separate Your Business and Personal Life on Facebook

February 23rd, 2009 by

If you’re a professional on Facebook, you’ve no doubt collected a mix of contacts that includes colleagues as well as personal friends. The more pervasive that social media becomes in public relations, the more likely… Continued

Narrowcasting Your Audience and Understanding the ‘Real’ Stakeholders in the Modern Business World

February 4th, 2009 by

John Volkmann, corporate vice president of brand and communication at AMD (once called Advanced Micro Devices), knows he has contrarians as customers. He was keynote speaker recently at The Conference Board’s Corporate Image and Branding… Continued

Yes, Britney Spears Is Setting a Good Example: Three Must-Have Social Media Skills for 2009

January 20th, 2009 by

The Internet is a twitter this month about a job posting for a social media manager for Britney Spears. While it’s certainly a newsworthy announcement for us social media types, it shouldn’t come as a… Continued

Skittles Caught in an Unforgiving Spotlight

March 30th, 2012 by

Skittles parent company Wrigley threaded the needle in its management of the boost in awareness of the candy as a result of the Trayvon Martin case.

Make Your Social Media Policy a Living Document

March 29th, 2012 by

Businesses and nonprofits must stay up to date on laws related to social media but should let common sense prevail in the development of their policies.

Stress-Free Pinning: The Ins and Outs of Fair Use and Pinterest

March 22nd, 2012 by

Pinterest users can best protect themselves from copyright infringement by commenting on content when pinning and giving credit to photographers.

24 PR Certainties for This Year—and Next Year

March 18th, 2012 by

You can probably take these predictions from PR agency veteran Arthur Solomon to Vegas and bet the farm on them.