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United We Stand, Divided We Become a Trending News Story

July 6th, 2017 by

Stockholders might literally own a brand, but employees—from the C-suite to the customer-service level—are the brand. This sense of unity and shared responsibility needs to be communicated up and down the line, over and over again. At the very least, basic kindness will take root in an organization—not a bad trait to have while the world hungers for the next trending story.

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10 Key PR Trends to Watch During the Rest of 2017

July 5th, 2017 by

July is the six-month mark of the year, so it’s natural for forecasters to talk about trends to watch in the final half of the calendar. Our not-so-fearless prognosticator and blogger spent some of his July 4th thinking about what’s to come in PR and communications during the rest of 2017. Among the topics covered are AVEs, social media, storytelling, video, brand reputation, cyber and healthcare PR.

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Got an Extra $250k in Your PR Budget?

July 5th, 2017 by

We asked thousands of communicators via PR News’ social platforms what they would do if they had an extra $250,000 in their budget. The answers were telling: while “more staff and training” was the #1 answer again, a few other ideas took on some weight, influencer relations and video being two of them.

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Trump’s ‘Morning Joe’ Tweets: Apotheosis of a Communications Strategy

June 30th, 2017 by

Looked at clinically, we know that the president’s communications skills can’t help but influence the tone of civic discourse online and, to a lesser degree, in person. Individuals and organizations must swim in, navigate and adapt to these incivil waters.

Trump’s ‘Morning Joe’ Tweets: Apotheosis of a Communications Strategy

June 30th, 2017 by

President Trump’s June 29 tweets about “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have generated plenty of outrage in the professional media, on social channels and in home kitchens across the land. In his tweets, the president, fed up with the MSNBC morning news show’s critical coverage of his administration, went easy on Scarborough… Continued

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Trump’s ‘Morning Joe’ Tweets: Apotheosis of a Communications Strategy

June 30th, 2017 by

President Trump’s June 29 tweets about “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have generated plenty of outrage in the professional media, on social channels and in home kitchens across the land. In his tweets, the president, fed up with the MSNBC morning news show’s critical coverage of his administration, went easy on Scarborough… Continued

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White House Is Shaping Public Perceptions of PR, Practitioners Say—and That’s Not Good

June 20th, 2017 by

You think nobody is paying attention to the White House communications team and whether or not it’s influencing the public’s perception of the PR industry? Not so, says a new survey from USC’s Annenberg School. And as the last few weeks have shown, communications, whether at the White House, other parts of Washington, D.C. or at your brand’s offices, can be a high stakes affair.

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Next Time You’re at an Industry Event, Apply These 5 Simple Rules

June 12th, 2017 by

As communicators, you know the importance of face-to-face encounters, having a meaningful conversation IRL (in real life). Whether you are attending an industry event to learn, to network or to market your brand, here are the 5 habits of highly effective event-goers.

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Voice-Activated Communications Takes Next Step With Apple’s HomePod

June 6th, 2017 by

Many people are talking about Apple’s HomePod, the monolithic and intelligent home speaker the brand unveiled at its Worldwide Developers Conference June 5. With an enviable acoustic and its ability to answer questions about music (“Who’s the guitar player on this track?”), HomePod ($349) can be a nice addition to the home. What about its significance for PR & communications? Maybe that comes down the road. For something from Apple that might have a more immediate meaning for communicators, you need to look at another announcement it made.

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3 Takeaways From a PR Pro on the Receiving End of Media Pitches

May 30th, 2017 by

Before you hit send, go back and visualize the recipient for a couple of seconds. Are they at the desk when it comes in? Will they read it from their phone while on the road? In other words, have you written something that will cause them to open it and/or something that stands out from the 90 other emails waiting on them?