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Making the Most of Your Remote PR Internship

July 3rd, 2020 by

With health and economic pandemics gripping the country, many PR shops have suspended summer intern programs. On the other hand, some continue. A trio of research associates at kglobal write that a virtual internship is better than none at all. Our three authors relate lessons learned and offer tips for PR pros on communicating, virtually, with interns.

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PRNEWS GRADES: July 4 Edition

July 2nd, 2020 by

The PRNEWS staff comes across many examples of brand advertising and communications every day. We have compiled a weekly assessment, with staff members providing their choices of the most notable, good or bad. This week, we placed a special focus on Fourth of July messaging.

Vanilla Ice, Airlines Need to Read the Room via Social Listening

July 2nd, 2020 by

It’s understandable that some want a break from the constant barrage of social media. But for brands and celebrities, spending more time engaging in social listening might be appropriate, particularly before making big decisions and announcements. Reading the room is basic PR.

[VIDEO] Tracey Wood Mendelsohn on PR Campaigns Promoting Equality

July 2nd, 2020 by

PRNEWS welcomes guest Tracey Wood Mendelsohn, president and CEO of the Black Public Relations Society of New York to talk about PR campaigns promoting equality throughout history.

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Recruitment and Retention in PR Continue Despite COVID-19

July 1st, 2020 by

An article on recruitment and retention? Now, in the midst of record unemployment? As it happens, PR is moving ahead with recruitment, though on a reduced level, yet retention is alive and well. We find out how two firms, one large, the other mid-size, are doing.

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Adidas Faces Uphill Battle After HR Head Leaves Amid Diversity Shortfalls

July 1st, 2020 by

On June 30, Karen Parkin, the global head of human resources for Adidas, stepped down after allegations surfaced from employees—not for the first time—that she failed to promote diversity within the company. In a moment when the nation is hyper-sensitive to racial inequality in any form, the move is a high-profile example of a company publicly attempting to start transformation from the top.

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How to Employ Influencer Marketing During the Pandemic

July 1st, 2020 by

Is this pandemic moment the right time to initiate an influencer campaign? Influencer marketing certainly has pain points, yet this might be an ideal time, argue Allison Fitzpatrick and Paavana Kumar of Davis & Gilbert LLP. Here are their content and regulatory tips to bolster influencer success.

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How to Ensure Employees are Valued During the Pandemic

June 30th, 2020 by

The adage that employees can be your best advocates is more apparent during the pandemic. How a company treats its employees has both internal and external implications, argues Meagan Meldrim of Finn Partners. She offers several ways to make employees your brand’s influencers.

Weeks of Fireworks Prevent Macy’s From Social Listening

June 30th, 2020 by

It’s not easy for brands to listen to the social conversation. And having the sound of fireworks booming for weeks makes it difficult to listen to anything. Still, perhaps Macy’s and NYC should have compromised on plans for six nights of fireworks leading up to July 4.

How the Tech Tapestry Can Work for PR Measurement

June 29th, 2020 by

It’s no secret that during times where marketing and communications budgets continue to be slashed, that teams have to do more with less. Whether it is a reduction in team members or resources, everyone needs to work together even closer to get the job done. One aspect to look at to help alleviate this burden is technology and the tech tapestry.