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PR, Marketing and Advertising Syncing Up

November 10th, 2014 by

Stronger alignment among PR, marketing and advertising executives is one goal shared by brands and organizations, at least on paper. Despite the best of intentions, however, many PR, marketing and advertising pros have been stymied by a siloed business approach, senior managers who are reluctant to start collaborating on their media budgets or, in many cases, corporate inertia.

How to…Find Influencers on Instagram

November 10th, 2014 by

It is becoming increasingly difficult for brands to be heard amongst the (visual) clutter on Instagram. To break through, it’s important to focus on building authentic relationships.

How to Enhance PR Via Long-Term Planning

November 3rd, 2014 by

If you prefer to live the plans others make for you, you won’t realize the full value of planning. However, if you want to shape your own destiny, you’ll benefit from planning.

Live Wires

November 3rd, 2014 by

If you have ample budget, better to spread your dollars around to see which PR campaigns get the most traction on which social channels.

Banking on Social Media

October 27th, 2014 by

While their communications are highly regulated financial services companies show a growing penchant for social media channels, with engagement up 76% across all platforms since January.

Case Study: Real Estate Company Homes in on Paid-Earned Model

October 27th, 2014 by

For several years after its debut, Facebook was viewed by brands and organizations as a relatively cost-effective way to promote their products and services. Companies could run branded Facebook pages—without necessarily dropping a lot of coin for Facebook advertising—and watch the needle move. Case in point: Hudson & Marshall, which is one of the nation’s top real estate auction companies specializing in bank-owned foreclosure listings.

How Social Media Is Altering IR/PR

October 20th, 2014 by

Shareholders are the foundation of any publicly traded company, and communicating with them has changed dramatically because of the Internet and the social Web.

How To Own the Content Marketing Budget

October 20th, 2014 by

As the primary storytellers in your organization, it would make sense that PR executives would own the strategy and the budget for their company’s content marketing initiatives. Why, then, is that so rarely the case?

Screen Test

October 20th, 2014 by

If brands and organizations want to get their messages in front of millennials they’re going to have to ramp up their mobile communications and cater their conversations to the small screen.

3 PR Tactics to Strategically Enable Sales Lift

October 20th, 2014 by

While sales enablement is strategic, it is achieved through a well-coordinated series of tactics. PR is one of those tactics often overlooked. Here are three distinct tactics that PR uses to enable the sales process.