As social media continues to explode, organizations and PR professionals have been quick to jump on the bandwagon. But one PR function hasn’t been so fast on the draw: financial communications.
Data gathered by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that adults with chronic illnesses spend significantly less time on the Internet, which may influence the decision-making of PR professionals in healthcare.
When Cisco Canada’s director of corporate affairs Willa Black came up with the idea of the One Million Acts of Green campaign, it was a risky proposition to sell, both internally and externally. Here are some tips from Black on pushing your Big Idea through:
Three expert panelists weigh in on the hot topics, trends and tools of media relations. What shouldd PR pros be doing to optimize media outreach? What should PR executives be thinking about for the rest of 2010?
Picking the perfect words may not have been as important in the past, but today, keywords are critical to your firm’s digital reputation and whether or not you get found.
It’s safe to say that if an organization hasn’t at least experimented with Twitter by now, it has missed the proverbial boat. Now, three years since the microblogging platform’s launch, PR News speaks with a quartet of social media strategists across nonprofit, B2C, B2B and agency functions to find out how their own Twitter efforts have evolved, and how they are moving their business needle with the tool.
Engaging influential third parties and stakeholders has long been a strategy of PR executives as they look to build awareness and improve the reputations for their organizations and clients. Recent improvements in mapping tool technologies have made influencer analysis more accessible.
The Ethisphere Institute found in its annual survey that L’Oréal, Ford and General Mills are among the "world’s most ethical companies." The institute assessed over 3,000 organizations based on a range of metrics, such as corporate citizenship and governance, innovation and broader "industry leadership."
The Hawthorne Effect may be more relevant than ever in the time of social media. But here are a few more lessons that emerge from recent research about communications to engage today’s employees.
Verizon’s rolling out of its FiOS video service in New York City wasn’t just a matter of connecting optical cable. Connecting with a number of local and state officials was first and foremost, and the process took about three years.