Subscriber Exclusives: This Week in PR News
- The Week in PR, May 11 – May 18
- 4 Ways to Boost Your Social Platforms
- How to Manage Communications for a Merger
- Small and Midsize Agencies Prospering
- Key Ingredients in PR for New Restaurants
- PR Tactics Can Boost Internal Communications
- Steering the Right Content
- What Pro Sports Say About PR
- The Week in PR, May 4 – May 11
- Hard Work Begets Talent
How To Get PR Boots on The Ground
Our friends in marketing have been conducting observational research for years, and now leading communicators are following suit. Think of it as a tactical adaptation bred of a Darwinian necessity—it’s a messaging jungle out there, and if we are to survive we must be ruthlessly in touch with our stakeholders’ realities so we can somehow influence them with our words and images.
How To Shed Light on Complex Stories
On a daily basis, we see Democrats and Republicans trying to shape the narrative and control the story and, therefore, public opinion.
How to Make the Value Proposition in Content Work for the Brand and End-User
Creating quality content without keeping your target audience in mind is an empty endeavor. The same goes for content created in a silo without the benefit of an overarching strategy.
4 Visual Storytelling Tips for the Text-less Age
It took less than two weeks for Instagram’s newest video feature to overtake Vine for social media shares. On June 27 Topsy reported that Instagram video shares were north of 1.5 million, versus Vine, which came in just south of a million.
Authenticity, Agility and Pursuit of Brand Clarity
As communications professionals, we position clients to appeal to and influence a diverse range of audiences while retaining their singular authentic brand.
Case Study: Kroger Tackles Sustainability One Lonely Orange at a Time
Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, now donates 50 million pounds of perishables annually, which associates rescue store-by-store, taking the extra time to gather the donations and separate them in the back room for pick up by local food banks.
Northwestern Mutual Goes to Bat for Childhood Cancer
Northwestern Mutual's Childhood Cancer Program, which debuted in July 2012, is designed to accelerate the search for cures to childhood cancers by providing research funds and supporting families facing the daily struggles of these diseases.
Case Study: Klick Health Program Rewards Employees Doing Well By Enabling Them To Donate To Charity of Their Choice
Last summer a group of five Klick Health employees travelled to Rwanda for 10 days to check out multiple projects and cooperatives throughout the country, accompanied by three people from one of Klick’s charitable partners, Plan Canada. The crew visited several livestock cooperatives, a few schools, a vocational training center and two water projects, where they realized that the difference Plan and Klick made in various communities was exponentially larger than anyone could have ever imagined.
Case Study: Nikon 1 Uses Celebrities and Consumers in a Facebook Photo-Sharing Campaign Designed to Expand its Market
Nikon 1 was ready for its close-up. The latest camera line from Nikon debuted in late 2011, accompanied by a TV ad campaign featuring Ashton Kutcher, while the camera landed on store shelves soon after.
Case Study: Academy of Country Music Generates New Engagement For its Awards With Multifaceted Twitter PR Campaign
Country music fans are considered some of the most loyal among all the musical genres. There’s an emotional bond between fans and country music artists that is generally lacking among jazz aficionados and rock connoisseurs.
How B2B Companies Are Converting Data Into Content
B2B companies often get a bad rap for not taking full advantage of their data to create compelling content. But while they may not be as far as along as their consumer counterparts in how …
PR News Salary Survey: Writing Still Viewed as Most Important Skill for Advancement
Those skills deemed the most important for advancement within an organization are the kind of skills that brought PR pros to the dance in the first place: writing and pitching the media.
4 Ways to Boost Your Social Platforms
The tips outlined below should help put your thinking, writing and wordsmithing in alignment with what your audience is saying and what it wants to hear.
Small and Midsize Agencies Prospering
The financial performance of small and midsize PR agencies remains strong. Operating profit rose an average 17.3 percent in 2014, compared with 15.9 percent in 2013, according to an exclusive study conducted by Gould + Partners.
PR Tactics Can Boost Internal Communications
Internal communications is one of the most nettlesome aspects of PR. It’s tough making sure everyone in-house is receiving the message. There are things that can bolster internal relations, and they closely resemble what you do for external campaigns.