Social Media

Creating a Sense of Urgency for Communicators

November 10th, 2014 by

Jump-starting a sense of urgency is vital, whether you want to initiate change or weather it. But urgency isn’t about speed. It’s about propulsion.

3 Things Taylor Swift Does Right on Social Media

November 7th, 2014 by

It’s not news that Taylor Swift is a Twitter behemoth—holding the fifth spot for most followers—but what’s really important is how she uses social media.

Memo to PR Team—We Want Our Own #alexfromtarget

November 6th, 2014 by

The nation’s focus has been on the stress and anger of the midterm elections—a perfect time for a sweet and empty antidote like #alexfromtarget.

4 Tips to Craft Content That’s Shareable and Likeable on Social Media

November 4th, 2014 by

If you’re looking to create social media posts that move people to act, then consider the following tips to give your posts a greater chance of success.

The Holidays Create New Ways to Connect with Audiences

November 3rd, 2014 by

Using social channels to communicate more directly with customers—and prevent any possible PR dust-ups—is just one way that brands and organizations can leverage the holidays to get their essential brand message out.

Case Study: Food Network Magazine Cooks Up Tasty Brand Extension

November 3rd, 2014 by

Chicago-based boutique PR agency Henson Consulting (HC) was tasked with expanding Food Network’s reputation by putting together the first-ever Food Network Concert at famed outdoor Chicago music venue Ravinia.

Infographic: American Spending on Halloween Candy Is Spooky

October 31st, 2014 by

Halloween is big business. Really big business. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans spend more than $2 billion on candy alone each year—after all, trick or treating is what the holiday is all about.

What Scares You Most About PR?

October 31st, 2014 by

On Halloween, we grapple with our fears and anxieties and, for our enjoyment, transpose it by taking on and portraying what scares us ourselves. Still, there’s no enjoyment in being scared at work, especially for communications professionals who often work around delicate topics for sensitive clients.

PR People Awards Luncheon Program Guide 2014

What’s the First Thing You Notice When Meeting Someone New?

October 30th, 2014 by

It’s basic human nature—ingrained in us from birth—to make decisions about strangers the moment we encounter them. It happens whether we like it or not. Knowing what people first notice about you can mean the difference between success and failure.

6 Rules for an Engaging Social Media Messaging Strategy

October 29th, 2014 by

Effective communication on social media requires proper planning and execution. Here are some basic rules for creating engaging messages.