Category Archive for: Public Relations

Pitching IRL using PR for the greater good

Pitching IRL: Using PR for the Greater Good

Getting in depth knowledge of the media landscape is one of the many perks of working in public relations. I mean, let’s face it, publicists are used to pitching all day, whether a product or corporate byline, it teaches you the value of research and how a well-thought out pitch can be used to tell…

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PR firm

“I’ve chosen a PR firm. Now how do I work with them?”

Picking and working with a PR firm is a big deal—and a big investment. If your company has gone through this before, or you’re involved in an agency search now, you know it’s a lot of work to get through the RFP process. The success of the partnership that’s about to begin is predicated on…

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surveys

When There’s a Gap in Big News, Surveys Can Fill the Void – But, Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Back in December, one of my colleagues penned a piece on using surveys to generate coverage and increase brand awareness. In the increasingly competitive media landscape, data that supplements a trend being covered in the press – or better yet, offers a contrary insight – can result in some serious ink.  Gathering timely, press-worthy data…

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PR career

How Being a Sports FANATIC ‘Assists’ in Elevating Your PR Career

There is nothing more exhilarating than to watch your favorite team year over year. Whether it is analyzing the statistics of players, going through those “in the trenches” moments where it just wasn’t your year but picking back up with positivity for the next year, or that healthy rivalry you have with friends of the…

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maximizing a budget for startups

Three Ways to Make the Most of Your PR Budget for Startups

Maximizing a modest budget is commonplace for startups. That’s especially true when it comes to PR. Partnering with a PR firm is an important investment for marketers, but in order to be successful they need to be able to work with an agency that knows how to be scrappy during slow periods, while ramping up…

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From Intern to AC

Intern to AC: The Four Tips You Need to Know

Being an intern is the best learning experience you can ask for. You get to test your abilities with common entry-level PR work without the stress of feeling like you need to understand or be the best at everything. Everyone wants you to help and wants you to succeed. They know you’re not an expert,…

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How to Measure the Success of Video Communications

As we’ve detailed previously, video is hot. It’s one of the most engaging ways to communicate with an audience, and digital platforms are doubling down on video. However, one area where video-minded PR professionals fall short is how to measure the success of video communications. How do we know when our video is contributing to…

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State of Social

State of Social Q4 2016: Facebook Aims For the TV

The largest social network in the world – and to some people, the entire Internet – released its Q4 2016 and year end earnings. How is Facebook faring as the current king of the hill? User Growth Facebook’s overall growth remained above 4% quarter-over-quarter in Q4, which is no small feat given its massive size…

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HIMSS

HIMSS17: Taking a Data-Driven Approach to On-Site PR and Marketing

With HIMSS17 around the corner, you likely have your marketing and communications strategy locked and loaded for the conference. Still, we all know that flexibility in planning and real-time communications are key at any event. In order to fully take advantage of the thought leadership opportunities at HIMSS, your organization and key opinion leaders (KOLs) need…

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New SHIFT Webinar: Getting Started with Google Data Studio™

Google Data Studio™ made a splash when it was first revealed to Google Partners in 2015 as a potential solution for client reporting and dashboards. It’s now available to marketers and communicators globally, and it’s a potent new tool for the data-driven PR practitioner, communicator, or marketer. Learn what Data Studio is, how it works,…

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