Social Media

Avoiding the PR Trap

December 15th, 2014 by

Doug Spong talks about what it takes to become a PR leader and the key lessons he imparts on his PR team.

Integrity Critical in Owned Media Era

December 15th, 2014 by

While many brands have invested heavily in owned-media, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns for PR teams looking to own the mantle of official corporate storytellers.

Instagram Hits 300 Million Monthly Users, Surpasses Twitter

December 11th, 2014 by

Instagram is a simple, easy-to-use way to reach an interested audience. For those PR pros who are still weary about joining Instagram—that is, if there are any of you left out there—here are 5 reasons to get your brand or organization on the platform.

6 Steps to Tie Social Media to Business Outcomes

December 10th, 2014 by

Senior leaders and clients want to see a return on their public relations investments. This is particularly true with their social media spending, as its remains difficult to quantify exactly how an engaging social presence benefits the bottom line.

2014 PR People Awards: Social Media Professional of the Year

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: Tim Haran, Director of Social Media, USANA Health Sciences The vast majority of Tim Haran’s social media content isn’t assigned, and two-thirds are the direct result of his enterprising nature. Haran has helped build… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Public Affairs/Government Communicator of the Year

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: Tim Ryan, General Manager at Sawyer Miller Weber Shandwick Across the Weber Shandwick network, Tim Ryan is the go-to expert when it comes to campaigns designed to help consumers make informed healthcare choices. He… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: PR Professional of Year: Nonprofit/Association

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: Lauren Lawson-Zilai,  Director of Public Relations and National Spokesperson, Goodwill Industries International Lauren Lawson-Zilai designs and directs the public relations strategy for Goodwill Industries International, a leading nonprofit provider of job training programs and… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year: Agency

December 9th, 2014 by

Co-Winner: Christopher Penn, Vice President of Marketing Technologies, SHIFT Communications Christopher Penn is a veteran in the communication and technology industries with more than 15 years of experience guiding companies through the muddy waters of… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Media Relations Professional of the Year

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: Ronna Waldman, Health and Wellbeing Media Specialist, Marina Maher Communications In 2014, Ronna Waldman expanded the universe of traditional, digital and social media coverage beyond what anyone thought was possible for client P&G as… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: MARCOM Professional of the Year

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: MaryBeth Vrees, Director of Customer Communications and Marketing, Pepco Holdings, Inc. MaryBeth Vrees co-led the major corporate reputation turnaround for Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) with innovative strategies recognized nationally. As director of customer communications… Continued