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Five Ways to Know When It’s Time for a Company to Rebrand

July 17th, 2019 by

Change is an inevitable part of business. Markets and companies mature, tastes change, competitors emerge, reputation issues argue for a name change. But when is the right time for your brand or organization to rebrand? 5WPR founder/CEO Ronn Torossian offers five signs that might indicate it’s time for a company to rebrand.

A PR Pro Picks 2019’s Best PR Crises…So Far [VIDEO]

June 26th, 2019 by

What are your choices for the top PR crises of 2019’s first six months? As is her custom, Solomon McCown & Company president Ashley McCown goes out on a limb, picking her top five and presenting them in this short video. Can you guess what her quintet of PR crises will be? One hint: her top picks involves a global brand that was a leader in its sector, at least it was prior to its crisis.

Five Tips to Get Major Media Coverage

June 21st, 2019 by

Right or wrong, many executives think the only media that matters is the Wall St. Journal and the NY Times. OK, so how do PR pros get their brands a mention in one of those papers? We turn to someone who’s climbed that mountain. Frederik Bjørndal, who heads press relations for N. America and Europe for Novozymes, a Danish biotech firm, provides his checklist for getting major media coverage.

How to Celebrate Pride Activism and Avoid Slacktivism

June 12th, 2019 by

Taking a stand or promoting a cause is important for brands, which want to identify with their target audience and its beliefs. Unfortunately, some brands view events such as Pride month or International Women’s Day purely as profit-making opportunities. Here are three tips brands need to embrace so they can be seen as promoting activism not slacktivism.

Brands That Take Action on Social Issues Provide Wings to Purpose

June 5th, 2019 by

Operating with purpose must be the lens through which every business decision is made, argues WE’s global CEO and founder Melissa Waggener Zorkin. While sticking to your values isn’t easy, the consequences of ignoring today’s societal issues are much greater. She offers highlights from recent research about purpose that aim to help communicators and leaders.

7 Ways to Make Influencers Feel Special Through Product Creation

May 29th, 2019 by

As influencer marketing evolves, PR pros have gotten better at collaborating with influencers on content. But we can do better, communicator Adam Ritchie argues. PR pros can collaborate with influencers to create compelling products too.

Career Tips for Communicators from a Pair of Boots

May 28th, 2019 by

Working on electronics systems in Navy aircraft can seem a world away from the PR pro’s daily existence. Yet at least one PR pro believes the regimented life of a Navy recruit is good preparation for a career in communications. This post is our way of saying thanks to the men and women of the armed services during Military Appreciation Month.

Tips to Help PR Pros Ditch Their Device on Vacation

May 24th, 2019 by

Not long ago, one of the pleasures of taking vacation was being completely out of touch with the daily grind. Today, though, too many PR pros check in with the office during vacation. Worse, we chronicle our trip. While it sounds radical, try unplugging your phone before vacation begins. You might be surprised how much it boosts your creativity. Tips in this post will help you disconnect.

Pack Your Work With Emotion, and Other Tips From Platinum PR Honorees

May 22nd, 2019 by

Earlier this month we asked questions of communicators who were honored as PR Professionals of the Year during 2018’s PRNEWS Platinum Awards luncheon in NY. We asked about improving relations with journalists, how brands can maintain a human touch in a tech-driven world and several other topics.

Tips for Communicators During Mental Health Month

May 21st, 2019 by

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since “PR executive” is on the 2019 list of top 10 most stressful jobs, it’s important for communicators, and those who manage and employ them, to consider ways to overcome stress and other mental health issues. Creating an open culture is one tactic that may help mental health and improve communications results.