Stories by Nicole Schuman


What Does ‘The Right to Be Forgotten’ Mean for PR and Privacy?

September 23rd, 2019 by

While Europe holds responsibility for the creation of GDPR regulations, ripple effects can be felt around the world. “The right to be forgotten” allows the public to request that a company remove content deemed as inaccurate or old. These requests can be based on varying levels of offense, and without strict regulation could wreak havoc on not only the free press, but the heartbeat of content configuration—the Google search.

Brands Embrace Global Climate Strike Message and Action

September 20th, 2019 by

Today’s Global Climate Strike includes the involvement of more than 7,000 brands, finding a kindred social responsibility with the upcoming generation. The event reveals a possible escalation within corporations to become more involved in promoting social good, and that’s getting noticed. We look at how brands are participating in the Global Climate Strike.

Sandy Hook Promise Offers a Messaging Clinic With Bold PSA

September 19th, 2019 by

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), the nonprofit formed to educate and help prevent gun violence in schools, pulled no punches with the launch of its latest PSA, “Back-to-School Essentials.” The minute-long video highlights the excitement of new backpacks, clothing and art supplies, which jarringly transform into tools of protection during a school shooting. Within hours the video reached more than 1.2 million views.

The Best in PR Honored at PRNEWS’ 2019 Platinum PR Awards Dinner

September 17th, 2019 by

More than 500 award-winning brand, agency and nonprofit communicators gathered last evening (Sept. 17) to celebrate the PRNEWS Platinum PR Awards. Our most prestigious honors salute top campaigns and leaders in a variety of categories including advocacy, branding and social media. PRNEWS also inducted campaigns from Nike and Sandy Hook Promise into the Platinum Hall of Fame.

How the White House and NOAA Can Repair Public Trust

September 10th, 2019 by

Anything can be politicized, however, it takes a very serious turn when the safety of people is at stake. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, home of the National Weather Service, continues to be at odds following a tumultuous week with the White House on the communication of disinformation regarding Hurricane Dorian and the state of Alabama.

The Differences Between a Social Media and Community Manager

September 9th, 2019 by

With the continual introduction of new platforms and instant response, management and moderation becomes a key skill for any brand. Contrary to popular belief, the titles social media manager and community manager are not interchangeable. Both work towards the positive promotion of a brand underneath the direction of the marketing department, but the similarities really stop there.

NFL Launches 100th Season Amidst Continual PR Turmoil

September 6th, 2019 by

The 100th season of the National Football League got underway earlier this week, with the sort of pomp and circumstance this television behemoth is known for generating. Yet professional football, America’s most popular sport, is showing more than a few cracks. You’d not know it, however, to listen to the vague responses to real issues that emanate from the league office in NY.

Social Platforms Cheat Sheet: A Look at Key Differences

September 5th, 2019 by

Trying to plan out or refurbish a social strategy can seem overwhelming. Gone are the days where brands can set and forget a strategy for a year. A social plan evolves with not only brand changes and promotions, but also platform innovations and announcements. Before you sit down and decide on content and where to post that content, you need to take a look at the intended audience and goals.

Webinar Recap: Boost Coverage With Your Own Brand Newsroom

August 30th, 2019 by

During our Aug. 22 PRNEWS Webinar, “Boost Coverage With Your Own Brand Newsroom,” Jennifer Nycz-Conner, director of brand communications at Hilton, Kevin Deane, digital design director at Northeastern University, and Jen Schertz, senior communications manager for Certified Angus Beef, discussed their organizations’ journeys to build and nourish in-house brand newsrooms that gain the attention of the media and appropriate audiences.

How Doritos Scrapped Its Logo to Engage Gen Z

August 28th, 2019 by

On Monday, PepsiCo Inc., the parent company of Frito-Lay’s iconic Doritos chips launched a new advertising campaign during the annual entertainment celebrating the pulse of youth culture—the MTV Video Music Awards. The campaign, titled “Another Level,” removes all logos and names from Doritos packaging, leaving behind unmarked bags of blue and red, and the archetypal triangle snack shape.