Research

It’s Time for Action on PR Standards

July 28th, 2014 by

Although there has been a lot of talk about the adoption of the Barcelona Principles in the public relations community over the past few years, there has been very little detail reported about the voluntary standards that the industry is adopting to put these principles into action.

How To Clean Up Dirty Data (and Polish PR)

July 28th, 2014 by

With big data comes bad data, and most tools leave it up to you the communicator to figure out what’s good data and what’s bad data.

Melding with Millennials

July 28th, 2014 by

For PR managers and directors who want to appeal to millennials, organization and stress management take a backseat to showing that your company takes initiative and motivates teams.

In a Negative Vein

July 18th, 2014 by

“Where’s the vision?” It’s a key question that senior PR pros working for companies grappling with negative perception need to ask themselves.

3 Assumptions to Avoid When Building Reputation

July 16th, 2014 by

It’s an occupational hazard for communicators: It takes years to cultivate a solid reputation, but it could vanish virtually overnight with one boneheaded move by the company. One way to mitigate that possibility may be for PR pros to rethink (and reconfigure) reputation management.

Clear Communication

July 14th, 2014 by

Perception of management is usually predicated on C-level executives being able to articulate a compelling vision for their brand or organization. And on PR pros delivering that message.

Download Big Data Applications for PR Purposes

July 14th, 2014 by

Many early adopters realize that data itself is not particularly valuable without the expertise required to interpret the information, and to identify and select from a variety of scenarios to achieve the optimal outcome.

The Next Millennium

June 30th, 2014 by

As millennials occupy a larger and larger swath of the U.S. population, the one-way conversation that marketers have practiced for years is slowly but surely being eclipsed by more give-and-take between brands and consumers.

Why Unpaid Internships May Now Mean a Loss in Brand Reputation

June 25th, 2014 by

Graduation season is in full bloom, as both newly minted graduates and undergraduates seek out internships as a springboard to full-time employment. However, if brands and organizations think they can continue having unpaid internships without raising questions about their reputation, they best think again.

Pitch a New Tent at Live Events and Conferences

June 23rd, 2014 by

Live events and conferences are considered a main source of revenue for b-to-b media companies, as ad dollars once devoted to print publications have pretty bottomed out. Now a lot of consumer media brands are getting into the events act, which enlarges the aperture for PR pros looking to get some exposure for their company or C-level executives.