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Storytelling Not Content is King and Other Takeaways from AirPR’s Conference

December 28th, 2018 by

Content without a great a story to tell will fall flat, attendees learned during the AirPR Growth PR conference in San Francisco earlier in the year. Other takeaways centered on the use of data and analytics and the importance of technology for communications, writes ESET PR manager Anna Keeve.

Five Social Media Best Practices for the Holiday Season

December 27th, 2018 by

The holiday season is a perfect time to enhance the tactics your brand is using on social media. Add storytelling elements, concentrate on visual content and create a consistent theme for your posts, writes Jamie Izaks of All Points Public Relations. Tell followers how your brand can help them during the busy holiday season. And don’t forget to include a CTA.

Five Ways to Move the Diversity Needle Forward

December 26th, 2018 by

Diversity and PR are inextricably linked, yet communicators have talked about diversity for years and many issues remain within communications and many other sectors. PRSA-NY president Sharon Fenster offers five ways to bolster diversity in the PR industry and at brands and nonprofit organizations.

Three Things I Wish I’d Known When I Began in PR

December 25th, 2018 by

Experience can be a great teacher. Veteran communicator and 155 Strategies founder Pete Janhunen offers three tips to help communicators excel in their careers. He emphasizes building relationships, crafting clear messages and insisting on a seat at the decision-making table.

Four Marketing Trends to Consider for 2019’s Budget

December 24th, 2018 by

As 2018 dwindles to a few days, marketers prepare for the new year and many tend to wipe the slate clean. This makes it a great time to consider your budget plans for 2019. To get you started on thinking about marketing priorities, 5WPR chief Ronn Torossian looks at trends he believes will be important to consider in the coming year.

It’s Time to Seize PR’s Dynamic Moment

December 6th, 2018 by

The future appears bright for PR as advertising will cede its authority, a panel of veteran PR executives says. Yet PR pros must be prepared to grab the mantle, bolstering their knowledge and use of technology and working strategically. In addition, communicators must continue to build relationships with clients.

Eight Tips for Better Pitching

December 6th, 2018 by

It’s an oft-asked question in PR: How do I get media to listen to my pitch and perhaps gain some coverage? A panel of journalists and PR pros offered answers to this query during a session on media pitching at PR News’ Media Relations conference Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C.

How AI Can Help Communicators Tell Stories on Video

December 3rd, 2018 by

How many times have you created a video at work using a mobile phone and then had to wait for someone to edit the footage and add graphics and music so it could pass muster on your brand’s social channels? APCO’s lead storyteller Kareem Farid tells us AI soon will be able to collaborate with communicators to produce videos quickly and efficiently.

Four Pitfalls to Avoid in Content Marketing

November 19th, 2018 by

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to devour stuffing on Thanksgiving. When it comes to SEO and content marketing, it’s best to avoid keyword stuffing, writes 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian. He offers this tip and other pitfalls to avoid in an effort to make your content marketing successful.

Engagement is Critical to Employment Strategy Too

November 16th, 2018 by

Engagement isn’t just for social media anymore. It can be one of the most critical parts of a brand’s ability to recruit and retain the most-talented employees, argues APCO Worldwide’s Kimberly Gardiner. And with budgets tightening, improving employee engagement is a cost-effective way to bolster your employment strategy.