Category Archive for: Management

event

Anatomy of an Event

As PR professionals, we often take a deep dive into events – that can include everything from a community fair, to a public product launch, to a gala, and everything in between. However, events aren’t just about fancy tablecloths and sweet swag. It takes a lot to pull off a successful event, especially when media…

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business success

What it Takes to Drive Your Business Success

As a business owner, it is important to be organized. One can go about this by writing down to-do lists marking off the necessary tasks that need to be done around the business, for example. Doing this will ensure that one knows what to do and does not forget about doing their tasks. This also ensures…

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impactful apology

How to Say Sorry: Framework for Creating an Impactful Apology

I’m sorry. Seems simple, doesn’t it? How have two words become so divisive, so maligned and so suspect in the last year? Those two words are used to begin the journey towards repairing broken trust. In the time of a crisis, how do you develop a meaningful apology to rebuild connections and confidence in a…

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consumer

Inspiring the Consumer: You Can’t Do That on Television

I can remember the first time I was afflicted by consumerism. The Sears Wishbook, fresh from its plastic wrap. Me with a felt tip pen circling Barbies and pajamas with Care Bears. Flash forward a decade, I leafed through Seventeen and took note of teen lit book recommendations, Farah Fawcett shampoo, Kissing Potion rollerball lip…

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Lobbying

Lobbying for Your B2B Client or Pitch Idea

I was recently speaking with a lobbyist that works with a client. The lobbyist was explaining his role, not only on behalf of my client but also more generally, including his job description and goals. He stressed that while most people think a lobbyist strictly influences laws or policies to benefit a company or organization,…

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Spring Clean Your PR Program

We’re having a bit of warm spell here in Boston, and though we have snow in the forecast for tomorrow, this spring-like weather has me thinking about spring cleaning. While I have some ideas about how to reorganize closets and purge cabinets, I’m going to keep this post about how to “spring clean” your PR…

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team goals

Resetting Team Goals

It’s January and everyone is talking about “New Year, New You” and what the upcoming trends are for the year ahead. It’s great to think ahead but what if you don’t have the infrastructure to support new initiatives? Before getting too far with your 2018 planning you should also look at your team and foundation…

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Management Corner: How to Keep Your Team Motivated

It’s Q4 and if you work at an agency, that means it’s chaotic. You’re wading through new business prospects and trying to serve your existing client base. Your clients are trying to sort through strategic planning, contract renewals and resetting expectations for the new year. You and your team need each other more than ever…

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ethics in pr

How To Maintain Ethics in PR

Over the years, academia hijacked an old biblical passage that I, too, have repurposed. This phrase has guided my 30+ year career (and is worth every consideration by every PR person when considering how to maintain ethics in PR): “the truth shall set you free.” As PR professionals, we are often privy to information – objective…

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startups

10 Tips for Surviving Startups

Today’s post is from guest blogger Doug Wheeler, a 25+ year veteran executive in the technology industry. Enjoy! Having spent more than 15 years in the startup school of hard knocks — including some that made a mark (or I’m hoping will soon – go DocuSign!) and others that fizzled out — I’ve learned a great many…

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