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Happy New Year: A Majority of Executives Feel Their Companies are Unprepared for Future Risks

December 1st, 2018 by

A sobering thought as we enter 2019–most Fortune 1000 executives don’t have confidence in their company’s ability to respond well to disruption or change. APCO Worldwide’s research of 527 of these executives lead it to join forces with three other PR consultancies to help companies become more agile. They believe agile and curious firms are better able to respond to change.

Healthcare Communicators Tout Success of Integrated Campaigns and Measurement

November 1st, 2018 by

Just prior to PR News’ Healthcare Social Media Summit in Baltimore, PR News and partner Crisp held a Communications Leadership Roundtable that explored integration, investment choices and best practices for getting staff to embrace digital communications, among other topics.

Five Communicators on How They Connect What They Measure With Business Objectives

November 1st, 2018 by

How do you tie what you measure with business objectives? That’s the questions we asked of five senior communicators for this month’s Roundtable.

Takeaways from PRN-PublicRelay Survey, State of Measurement and New to the Resource Center

November 1st, 2018 by

In each edition of PR News we highlight takeaways from select articles as well as important additions to the PR News Resources Center.

Measurement’s Turning Tide: PR Puts More Value on Insightful, Comprehensive Analysis of Data

November 1st, 2018 by

For years we composed a decidedly sad picture of PR measurement as Measurement Month arrived. For many PR pros, measurement was an albatross. The tide seems to be turning, with communicators insisting on high-quality measurement that yields insights, according to a new survey from PR News and PublicRelay.

A Law Firm’s Recruiting Videos Show Lawyers Are People Too

November 1st, 2018 by

How compelling can a recruiting video for a law firm be? The answer is plenty when the videos are intended to be as different from conventional recruiting pitches as possible. The results are cinematic and visits to the law firm’s site are up 500%.

A Look at How Dell Inc. Organizes its Immediate Crisis Response

October 1st, 2018 by

Our slide feature this month offers a look at how Dell Inc. uses a 5-step approach to managing PR crises.

Takeaways from Nike-Kaepernick Campaign, Crisis Analytics and New to the Resource Center

October 1st, 2018 by

In each edition of PR News we highlight takeaways from select articles as well as important additions to the PR News Resources Center, which is available to paid subscribers only.

Voice, Collaborative and eLearning Technologies to Bolster Your Productivity and Reduce Email

October 1st, 2018 by

Each month we ask communicators to unload their toolkits and tell us what falls out. In other words, what technologies and tools do they find most effective as they do their job? This month we talk technology and tools with Tejas Totade, head of emerging technologies at Ruder Finn, and Andrew Cross, VP, PR, at WalkerSands. Totade says voice will be the next big business technology.

Their edited responses to our questions about technologies and tools they use at their business and how they’d improve them are below.

Titles, Org Charts Change to Meet Demands of Integrated Efforts and Strategic Communications

October 1st, 2018 by

This month our regular roundtable feature asks senior communicators about how titles in the industry are changing and in what ways are communications teams reorganizing themselves.