Working With the Ad Council: Pro Bono Doesn’t Mean ‘Free’

January 10th, 2011 by

Working with the Ad Council on an initiative can be a fruitful exercise, but it’s important to have a measurement system in place—particularly when it comes to dollars spent.

Case Study: With Returning Veterans in Harm’s Way, PR Goes Into Awareness Battle Mode to Communicate Their Plight

January 10th, 2011 by

Organization: Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Agency: Peppercom Timeframe: December 2008 – December 2009 Ad Council ads on behalf of the IAVA were distributed to 33,000 media outlets nationwide.  Image courtesy of the… Continued

Savvy Consumers Question ‘All-Natural’ Product Labels

January 3rd, 2011 by

Increasingly interested in purchasing organic products, consumers are holding those brands to higher standards—and are asking for independent certification of natural products.

Corporate America Failing to Meet Public’s Expectations

January 3rd, 2011 by

The majority of Americans feel that corporate America failed to meet their expectations in 2010, and say that improved ethics is a key way for companies to lift their standings in 2011.

Internet Usage Linked to Household Income

January 3rd, 2011 by

Americans with higher household incomes tend to use the Internet more often, and have more of a variety of tech gear to access the Web than those in lower income brackets.

Customer Service Slow to Adopt Social Media Strategies

January 3rd, 2011 by

CRM and customer service teams are lagging in the adoption of social media strategies, says a study. Just a quarter of customer service teams could ID where customers were "talking" about them.

PR News Readers Weigh In on Best/Worst PR Moves of 2010

December 28th, 2010 by

A Chilean disaster, an oil spill, a golfer’s slide, midterm elections, a quarterback’s redemption, an outspoken Alaskan and other notable events and personalities dominated the PR landscape in 2010. But what were our readers’ top picks for the very best and worst PR moves? Read on to find out.

PR Job Outlook Positive in Q1 of 2011

December 13th, 2010 by

A new report tracking marketing and advertising finds that account services, public relations and social media are the areas in strongest demand among executives who plan to hire in the first quarter of 2011.

Female Millennials: $$ Not the Big Prize

December 6th, 2010 by

According to a survey of the Millennial generation’s behavior and habits, today’s young woman is focused less on the "battle of the sexes" and more on individual achievement and satisfaction.

Navigate Dangerous Crisis Roads With Opinion Research

November 22nd, 2010 by

Think of a crisis as a trip—with proper information, planning and execution, the damage to one’s reputation is minimized. A well-executed plan will keep you on track and minimize the possibility of dangers along the way.