It’s an age-old question (well, not quite): ‘Beyond keywords, how can I get better search results on Google?’ That question bleeds into another one, which really is a classic: ‘How do I generate business leads?’ Veteran communicator David Landis has five easy tips that may lead to you having an inbox overflowing with leads.
Recently, our team at PRNEWS decided to revive a series for our readers: “Ask a Reporter.” With logistical changes in the workforce, as well as a news cycle that just won’t quit, PR and media need to work more harmoniously than ever to get the public the information it needs. During “Ask a Reporter” we will interview a fellow journalist, finding out what works best for them when it comes to media relations.
While you might not like the buzzword phrase “the new normal,” it signals that attitudes and behaviors have changed, at least in some areas. As PR pros need to gauge the zeitgeist as they craft tactics and strategies, it’s fortunate that a slew of surveys and polls are appearing during the pandemic. We offer a brief survey of surveys relevant to communicators and marketers.
The U.S. Census Bureau says the country’s Hispanic population reached 60.6 million in 2019, or 18 percent of the overall U.S. population. In addition, Latinos account for 52 percent of U.S. population growth during the past 10 years and have more than $1.5 trillion in annual buying power, according to Nielsen. With those kinds of numbers, Hispanic Heritage Month definitely is an occasion to be acknowledged and celebrated.
You know it’s a slow news day when PRNEWS breaks out a story about the joys of embargoed stories. Seriously, we found that like most everything else, you can embargo well or embargo poorly. We also learned that the PR pro does not live by embargoes alone. Frequently, there must be exclusives or one-on-one interviews.
PRNEWS welcomed Meg Lewis, director of social at GIPHY to speak about its Animate the Vote campaign and content partnerships.
A PR pro muses about the importance of authenticity at a time when we ‘see’ cardboard and digitized fans at sporting events during the pandemic. Authenticity communicates respect. The sooner real, living fans replace digitized and cardboard representations of fans, the better for authenticity and sports.
It’s not easy to compose a solid apology. Ellen DeGeneres infused hers with jokes and compromised the apology’s tone. Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf made a bad situation worse pretended the press hadn’t quoted his earlier comments about the diverse talent pool being small. He also loaded his apology with deflection.
It doesn’t take much for a brand to get swept up in a political firestorm it didn’t seek. Take Bumble Bee Tuna, for example. The legacy company for canned seafood and a lunchtime staple found itself front-and-center after President Donald Trump’s rally last night.
Since 2012, the 4th Tuesday of September is known as National Voter Registration Day. Considering this country was born, in part, over the lack of voting rights, you’d think more of those eligible would vote. Finally, voter registration has its own day, though this year it’s sharing the date with elephants, diaries and white chocolate.