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Case Study: Legit to Quit—Data, DJs and Coalition Building Help Drive Kinder, Gentler Smoking Cessation Campaign

Through comprehensive research of smokers’ habits and barriers to quitting, Porter Novelli and the American Lung Association crafted and executed a successful effort to help smokers quit. | MORE »

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How to Craft Verbal ‘Keepers’ and Trim the Messaging Fat

Short and active snippets of information are key to crisp communications, and to a much longer career as a PR professional. Here are some examples of "keepers" and their dull counterparts. | MORE »

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Case Study: Defining Moment—At Depth of Recession, GE’s CEO Stands and Delivers Powerful Speech at West Point

GE’s Jeff Immelt’s 2009 leadership speech was effective in reaching a number of audiences, including the attending Army cadets, his corporate peers, government officials and GE employees. | MORE »

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Non-Corporate Public Affairs Pros Use Social Media More than Corporate Counterparts

The majority of non-corporate public affairs departments use social media platforms, while less than half of corporate PA departments do, according to data exclusive to PR News. | MORE »

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Crisis Litigation: You Can’t Just Tell Your Story in Court

Given the power of blogs and other social media channels, crisis expert Richard Levick writes that it’s critical that organizations have a digital-savvy litigation communications team in place. | MORE »

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Belonging Big in Building Social Capital, But Is It Enough?

"Social capital" may sound a little highbrow, but the rise of digital PR has caused some interest in the term among communicators. Key questions around it: Can social capital be built, and can it be measured? | MORE »

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Press Conference Confusion: Learn From Media Relations Mistakes

An ill-fated press conference is bad news for college communicators, but in the process becomes a valuable lesson that will ensure more effective efforts in the future. | MORE »

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Beer and Politics: Latch Onto an Issue That Resonates

The American Beverage Institute’s communications team offers tips for scanning the media for news hooks for one’s own messages. | MORE »

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PR Pros: Social Media as a Bottom-Line Business Driver Still a Work in Progress

B2B communications leaders say they use social media as a conversation tool, but some reveal that directly linking the platform to bottom-line results has yet to be realized. | MORE »

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True Green: Follow the FTC’s Latest Guidelines

Looking to get a green product out into the market? Follow the FTC’s recently revised green guidelines to avoid making false green claims. | MORE »

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