Case Study: Klick Health Program Rewards Employees Doing Well By Enabling Them To Donate To Charity of Their Choice

November 11th, 2013 by

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.

Before You Ping that Press Release, Check the ‘B.S. Generator’

November 4th, 2013 by

Yes, press releases often suffer from flowery writing and an overabundance of industry jargon. With practice, PR pros can overcome such obstacles. But there’s no excuse for failing to insert any hyperlinks in your press releases, according to Ben Lincoln, writing director at GolinHarris, who adds that press releases should be treated like a “mini website.

Twitter Provides Another Excuse for PR Pros to Ramp Up Visual Storytelling

October 30th, 2013 by

This was inevitable. Twitter has added photo and video items that users see when they log onto the social network from the Web or a mobile device. The move comes just ahead of Twitter’s I.P.O next week, as the company looks to feature more multimedia elements and expand its appeal among consumers.

Want to Build Trust for Your Brand? Deliver on Your Promises

October 30th, 2013 by

Building brand reputation has always been a top priority for PR and marketing communications executives. But in our multichannel communications world it has become increasingly important. Customers can communicate their experience with your brand immediately, to a potential audience of millions.

New Study Unlocks Online Keys to Discovering Human Personality

October 7th, 2013 by

Freud would have a field day on this one. University of Pennsylvania researchers who analyzed Facebook status updates of 75,000 volunteers have found a new way to analyze human personality. It could be yet another and more sophisticated tool for PR pros looking to get to know their audiences better.

9 Tips for Successful PR Execution of Native Advertising

September 9th, 2013 by

“Native advertising,” PR communicators have learned, is a form of paid advertising placement where the ad experience follows the natural editorial form and function of the environment in which it’s placed.

Domino’s Facebook Failure: You Love our Pizza? We’re Sorry!

August 13th, 2013 by

A social media rapid response goes awry when Domino’s delivered what appeared to be an automated response to a Facebook compliment.

Lessons for Communicators From Kmart’s Wildly Successful “Ship My Pants” Viral Video

April 25th, 2013 by

Kmart’s “Ship My Pants” video may have offended some, but largely it built positive feelings and goodwill towards the brand.

8 Best Practices for PR Management of the Top 3 Social Platforms

April 22nd, 2013 by

Your Twitter followers are most engaged during business hours. And dinner time, too. But if you want to get more people to “like” your Facebook page, it’s best to post content at night, when Facebook… Continued

Hashtags on Facebook? PR News Followers Say #notagreatidea

April 5th, 2013 by

Word has it that Facebook is looking to add a Twitter icon to it’s own pages: the hashtag. When asked about the move, PR News readers seemed #unimpressed.