How data is used and who is using it, where it is shared and for what purposes, among myriad other questions, raise concerns of critical importance for communication pros about accuracy, integrity and informed decision-making.
Prior to our September celebration in New York, we sat down in a virtual roundtable with some of this year’s rising stars to discuss both traditional and top-down mentorship, the future of the workforce, the importance of feeling comfortable bringing your whole self to work, and more.
The advantages of promptly addressing PR crises are apparent. Yet, some people and their companies just don’t learn.
Former Amazon communicator Peter Kadushin, now a VP at Trident DMG, talks about his two-part communication philosophy.
The legacy of Esther Renteria helps raise awareness of a continuing issue: low levels of Hispanic/Latino representation in PR and media.
In mid-August, Congress approved President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes $369 billion in investments for climate change and related issues. IRA’s arguably the largest climate bill in the country’s history. As a result, PR pros are wondering what IRA means, both for companies that have undertaken environmental activities and those getting started.
There were no social posts on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram mentioning “quiet quitting” in previous years. In August 2022, however, there were over 2.1k posts, 1.4 million actions, and 1.5 million video views among brands, publishers, and influencers on these platforms
We offer a guide to conducting a basic, 12-point social media audit that uses empirical data and interpreted evaluation.
Don’t underestimate how much a juicy soundbite can help your story gain attention in today’s crowded media landscape. We offer some useful soundbite tips.
The questions for communicators: Do you craft messages differently, internally and externally, when you know the country is divided politically, and in other ways? In addition, do you change communication to adapt to the fact that a significant portion of the electorate believes the election was rigged, and, by extension, the true winner is not scheduled to be inaugurated next week?
Nobody enjoys having difficult conversations. Sometimes, as PR pros, we have difficult exchanges with those who pay our salary and can influence our career. Being direct, empathetic and solutions-oriented can help make such exchanges less difficult and, most important, help build trust and understanding.
It seems a good bet that many PR pros will work virtually, long after the pandemic ends. The pandemic has proven businesses can exist in a virtual setting. The concepts of remote working and limited budgets permeated today’s PRNEWS webinar, “How to do More with Less: A Holistic Approach to PR.”
While everyone waits on Biden’s VP decision, the articles and takes assessing the possible pick are piling up. The public loves a good build-up, and a growing sense of anticipation really creates some excellent public relations results. While Twitter floods with hot takes and debates, the curiosity continues to heighten.
Fidelity Investments decided to partner with SheSpeaks’ influencer hub to spread the word about Women Talk Money, a financial education community, on Instagram.
The 2022 Agency Elite Top 100 is here. The most innovative PR and communications firms in the business, we’re bringing you case studies from the best and brightest. Next up is Stanton Communications’ campaign for… Continued
The 2022 Agency Elite Top 100 is finally here. And, to give you a taste of the most innovative PR and communications firms in the business, we’re bringing you case studies from the best and brightest. First up is The Brand Agency’s L.A. campaign for Amazon Fire TV.
It’s great when brands and organizations have purpose. On the other hand, a survey of your target audience might show that this moment calls for garden-variety fun, purpose be damned. Several aviation companies are earning revenue by pushing the experience of flying, not the destination. And one carrier boasts full aircraft though their tires never leave the tarmac.
As you prepare to sit down for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, chances are cranberries will be on the table in some form. For the Cranberry Marketing Committee (yes, there’s really a Cranberry Marketing Committee), the challenge was to ensure that cranberries got a seat at both tables and year-round, despite its heavy association as a holiday treat. The Committee chose to re-invent the cranberry. On social media.
While you might not like the buzzword phrase “the new normal,” it signals that attitudes and behaviors have changed, at least in some areas. As PR pros need to gauge the zeitgeist as they craft tactics and strategies, it’s fortunate that a slew of surveys and polls are appearing during the pandemic. We offer a brief survey of surveys relevant to communicators and marketers.
A team of international researchers used AI to detect patterns in how real news and fake stories propagate. The team discovered several signs about how stories spread that may help to determine authenticity. Fortunately, these signs can be detected early, before a fake news story spreads too far. Learning to spot some of these signs can benefit PR pros, argues Michael Burke of MSR Communications.
Modern media outreach has evolved to the changing needs of today’s communicators, who are juggling many more roles with leaner staff and smaller budgets. According to findings from a recent News Direct market survey, 79% of… Continued
Our latest survey of PR pros found them working harder than before the pandemic, but for a reason that left them thinking the future looks bright. In addition, more than 80 percent of survey respondents said the industry will rebound to its pre-pandemic size and that PR’s prestige has risen during the past five months. The pandemic has illustrated that businesses need strategic communication, respondents said.
A new survey from PRNEWS shows the industry upbeat about the future. In the survey of 200 PR pros last month, 88 percent told us PR and communication will come back as strong if not stronger after the pandemic. Still, there’s concern for the future and diversity & inclusion content is lacking in industry messaging.