Category Archive for: Public Relations

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What It Means to be in a Client Service Business

There’s an overarching trend in the client service business. In fact, a week doesn’t go by in which I don’t have a similar conversation with a company in the throes of the agency search process. They need more brand awareness, their competitors are dominating the press, and their board wants to know what the plan…

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

As we wind down 2017, our gaze inevitably turns to the horizon. What’s ahead for the public relations profession amidst a world of disruption? In this series, we’ll examine some of the major trends we see ahead and how PR practitioners of all stripes should prepare. The Big Picture If there’s one theme that unifies…

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Public Relations Jobseekers- Act Before 2017 Ends

Public Relations Jobseekers: Act Before 2017 Ends

As 2017 enters its final month, we hit a period in the US B2B world known as the great lull. Companies slow down in America between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Out of office auto-replies fly through the digital ether like flocks of birds migrating for the winter. People’s thoughts turn towards friends, family, and…

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Breaching 140: Who’s Using Twitter’s 280 Characters?

On September 26, 2017, Twitter surprised its users by announcing that certain users would have their tweet character limits doubled, from 140 characters to 280 characters. This beta test was to determine whether users wanted the increased characters. After the beta, Twitter rolled out 280-character tweets to all users. Naturally, as one of the first-ever…

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Predictive Analytics in PR

New SHIFT eBook: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR

Modern companies and organizations have the capability to leverage data to produce insights and data-driven business decisions. As such, the future of business is in large data sets and the observations derived from the analysis. The latest focus is on predictive analytics and the power one can wield by predicting future trends. Public relations, a…

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How to handle criticism from a PR perspective

One of the biggest perceived problems in the world of public relations is criticism. Since the advent of the social media era, handling criticism has been one of the top requests made of PR professionals and agencies by brands and companies. Criticism is perceived negatively in the world of PR—especially by stakeholders who are looking…

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Using Data In Your 2018 PR Planning Process

It’s nearing the end of Q4 and 2017 altogether. You know what that means — PR planning is in full swing. PR planning is so valuable, especially from an internal operations standpoint. It’s a good feeling to organize what your clients are doing, who on your team is doing what (and when) and putting goals…

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Technical Writers

In the PR World, Technical Writers Need Apply

Today’s post on technical writers in PR is by guest blogger Abigael Donahue – enjoy!  Move over, engineers. Make room for writers in tech – and tech PR. The technical industry isn’t for left-brain thinkers alone. While STEM professionals certainly bring important skills to the table, writers can excel in the technical field as well. As…

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How To Reach Top-Tier Influencers on PR Budgets

An astonishing amount of mindshare has been devoted to influencer marketing this year. Interest in influencer marketing is at all-time highs, and based on Google searches for the topic, there’s little indication that interest will flag. However, for public relations practitioners, influencer marketing poses significant challenges, such as: Cost: influencer marketing costs reach into 7-figures…

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State of Social Q3 2017: Snapchat Struggles For Relevance

Snapchat, the shiniest new object in social media (at least as far as publicly-traded companies go), held its third earnings call since its initial public offering (IPO) recently, and the little ghost is struggling. Let’s see what the company had to report. User Growth Snapchat reports its userbase by quarterly averaged daily active users, meaning…

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