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How to Adapt PR Strategy in the Face of COVID-19

August 3rd, 2020 by

With all the changes the pandemic has imposed on consumers and businesses, it’s not a surprise that brand communicators have had to adapt their goals and strategies. Fortunately, the basics continue to work: monitoring the news and social media, crafting relevant messages and employing thought leadership, among other things. Being nimble and flexible also are key components.

How to Get High-Tech CEOs to Value CCOs as Much as CMOs

July 27th, 2020 by

Technology PR pro Charles Hartley looks at how PR pros can elevate their status relative to marketing leaders. He argues PR pros should emphasize strategy, increase their content marketing skills and tie communication to business goals.

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Lessons Earned: When the Competition is Your Friend

July 23rd, 2020 by

In the latest article in our collaborative series with the Institute for PR about lessons earned , Barbara Bates, global CEO of Hotwire, discusses a lesson she learned years ago. While many PR pros consider rival agencies the competition, there’s value in industrywide collaboration. Bates writes that knowledge sharing has helped her many times over the years.

Value vs Vanity: Metrics that Matter for Digital Strategy

July 22nd, 2020 by

It’s a constant struggle for digital strategists. Do you present shiny but ultimately useless vanity metrics? Or do you explain to those in charge that engagement rarely happens overnight, but is a long-term process? Our authors argue that there are ethical ways to demonstrate short-term value.

How to Use Bolstering Messages to Grow Brand Trust

July 21st, 2020 by

It’s an understatement to say that people have been through a lot during the past few months. As a result, they are looking for reassurance. In addition, they want to know how your company contributed to solving problems during the pandemic. Show them as you craft bolstering messages. Here’s how to do it.

How PR Pros Can Make Themselves Media Friendly

July 20th, 2020 by

It’s like a swimmer who hates water, but some PR pros don’t relish dealing with members of the media. Worse, some lack news sense or have never spoken with a journalist. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to become a media-friendly PR pro. Here are a number of tips from veteran PR pro and former journalist Arthur Solomon that can help you become media friendly.

Lessons Earned: How I Stopped Being Busy…Some of the Time

July 16th, 2020 by

Here’s a column that you should make time to read. What? You’re too busy? Seriously, PR pro Jamie McLaughlin had the same problem. That’s before he resolved to become less busy. His story offers hope to harried PR pros everywhere. And smile. This is a very quick read.

How To Make Your Executives Media Friendly

July 15th, 2020 by

With the novel coronavirus, we see on TV and read in print media the same experts over and over. The public thinks these people are the most-qualified. Sometimes that’s the case. Other times, it’s because they are media savvy. Here are tips that will help make the executives you represent more media friendly.

The Museum of Public Relations: After 25 Years It’s Still Evolving

July 13th, 2020 by

Like the industry that is its subject matter, The Museum of Public Relations continues to evolve. Now in its 25th year, the Museum is far more than an archive of PR’s history. Its numerous programs and social media channels serve as forums that examine the industry’s present and future professional and social issues.

Strength in Numbers: Hashtag-Crafting Lessons from #BlackLivesMatter

July 10th, 2020 by

The social movement Black Lives Matter is one of several groups calling for an end to structural racism and promoting fair police treatment. A look at some of the movement’s hashtags offer lessons for coalitions in and out of the social advocacy sphere.