Writing

You’re Writing for the C-Suite. Now What?

October 25th, 2018 by

You’ve been chosen to write a memo or report to the members of the C-Suite. Should you change your writing style and how you compose your content? Jenna Hilzenrath, VP, communications, Birchbox, advises mirroring the style of communications you’ve seen coming from the C-Suite, be it formal or informal.

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Brand on Twitter

October 23rd, 2018 by

We know how easy it can be to torpedo your brand or reputation on Twitter. Like most things on the Internet, though, Twitter is a double-edge sword that also can promote your brand. 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian offers five easy tips to help make your brand’s Twitter presence a success.

Twitter’s Thumbstopping Tips for Expertly Crafted Brand Messages

October 22nd, 2018 by

Your strategy for getting that copy to the top of the newsfeed only works until it doesn’t, right? Not entirely. As an extension of solid communication skills, good, clear and direct writing will always be a highly valued skill on social. We caught up with Devon Harris, brand strategist at Twitter, to learn about some new and evergreen strategies for making sure your brand copy reaches—and resonates—with as many people as possible.

How a PR Pro Discovered the Pen Can Be Mightier Than the Keyboard

October 12th, 2018 by

It’s obvious that the professional life of a communicator is harried. That’s why we’re always looking for the latest technology to make us more efficient. Yet sometimes doing things without the speed technology affords might result in better work. A PR pro finds using pen and paper to write first drafts is superior to working on a computer.

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Poorly Written Blog Post Hides Google+ Data Breach

October 11th, 2018 by

Regulators already are calling for an investigation into why a Google+ data breach that was discovered in March was made public only this week. Google claims the breach was minor and did not warrant sending an alert to users, though the data of 500,000 might have been compromised. A Google blog post, though, seems to want to hide the data breach, too, creating bad optics for the company.

8 Steps to a Great Blog Post [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 1st, 2018 by

Blogs can be an excellent way for brands to connect with audiences, but tying them back to business objectives can be difficult. This infographic provides a step by step process for creating compelling blog posts that will take your content from good to great.

Tips for Writing a Stand-Out Press Release [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 13th, 2018 by

Imagine this: Your company has an exciting new product, service or achievement to share, and you’ve been tasked with writing a press release to get the word out to the media. You’ve taken your time, carefully curating the proper information and crafting the release with painstaking precision. Finally, it’s ready, you’ve released it to the press, and…crickets. Perhaps it’s time to switch up your strategy.

Writing with Your Feet and Other Tricks of the Trade

September 5th, 2018 by

Survey after survey returns the same verdict: writing remains one of the constants when it comes to success in communications. For that reason it never hurts for PR pros to try to improve their writing. FleishmanHillard SVP and senior partner Rich Eichwald tells you how to become a better writer by using your ears…and your feet.

3 Tips for a Better Brand Newsroom From Monster

August 29th, 2018 by

Brand newsrooms are becoming an essential part of any business venture, but too often they become a repository for press releases and marketing materials. With the right strategy and editorial direction, a brand newsroom can transform into an engaging content hub to help you truly connect with your readers. The question is, how to take your brand newsroom to the next level? Here are some tips from Monster’s B2C content lead.

How Not to Give a Speech: Lessons From Madonna’s Aretha Tribute at the VMAs

August 21st, 2018 by

While presenting the award for Video of the Year, Madonna took the opportunity to deliver a lengthy speech about how her career was inadvertently started by the late singer and undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who died the Thursday prior. Reactions to the speech were overwhelmingly negative, with amateur and professional critics alike voicing their belief that Madonna disrespected Aretha by making the speech largely about Madonna, relegating Aretha’s influence to nothing but a footnote in Madonna’s story of her own rise to stardom.