Consumer ‘Likes’ Top ‘Comments’ 99-1 for B2B Brands on Instagram in Q2

September 19th, 2016 by

Data can be sliced many ways. Below we see consumer actions, or engagement, with U.S. B2B brands on Instagram. Actions grew 159% between Q2 ’15 and Q2 ’16, according to Shareablee data provided exclusively to PR News Pro. The ratio of of Likes to Comments remained exactly the same. Astonishing.

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Media Prep Takeaways from Yahoo’s Unexpected PR Savior, AOL

July 26th, 2016 by

Ten years ago, Yahoo and AOL were cutthroat competitors for search engine and web portal dominance. Today, however, Yahoo’s unexpected PR savior in the post-sale fallout has been AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong, who, having recently sold his own company to Verizon, has taken the opportunity to spin the Verizon acquisition as a merger of two user bases and an opportunity for digital advertising sales, refuting the media’s portrayal of Verizon’s opportunistic seizing of a sinking ship.


The Week in PR

July 11th, 2016 by

PR repeatedly counsels executives and brands to listen to the conversation on social media and elsewhere. It’s better when PR can set an example. FleishmanHillard provides one. There are myriad ways FH could have commemorated its 70th anniversary. To come up
with an acceptable option FH listened to its staff in 30 countries. “I heard from staff, particularly younger people, questions about whether or not the firm has a purpose beyond doing great client work…do we do something for society?” FH CEO/president John Saunders tells us.


Mobile Tech Lags Behind for Company Intranets as Pressure Builds for IC Pros

June 27th, 2016 by

We live in a mobile world, so mobility is ubiquitous, right? Not so fast. While it’s true that many things are done via mobile apps, it’s not been the case with internal communications (IC). Even some top-flight technology companies are only just now introducing mobility to their intranets via smartphone apps in response to employee demand.

The Week in PR

June 27th, 2016 by

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The Week in PR

June 2nd, 2016 by

Never Mind: As PR pros know, when you refuse to tell your brand’s story, chances are decent that someone else will do it for you, accurately or not. That’s been the story with Theranos, which… Continued

Internal Crisis Communications Cheat Sheet

May 17th, 2016 by

The Five Keys to Successful Workplace Crisis Communications Whether an organization is confronting a difficult contract negotiation, planning a large-scale cutback in staff and managerial positions, or revamping its benefits programs, here are critical steps… Continued

The Crisis Plan Cheat Sheet

May 17th, 2016 by

Plan for Crises Like a Basketball Coach While a detailed “checklist-style” crisis plan can seem comforting, communicators are much better served emulating an agile, well-prepared basketball team. Take some of these steps to develop crisis… Continued


5 PR Trends to Look for in 2016, So Sayeth the Queen

December 22nd, 2015 by

Katie Paine, Ronn Torossian and others look at PR trends for 2016.

The Week in PR, July 6- July 13

July 13th, 2015 by

Burson-Marsteller rolls out a new Cuba offering, Toyota’s PR chief resigns and the latest Reputation Institute rankings.