Category Archive for: Strategy

PR Pros

What PR Pros Can Learn From Cult Classic Movies

As the weather slowly becomes cooler and the constant slew of summer activities starts to dwindle, I always find myself wanting to curl up in a blanket and turn on a good movie. On a personal level, I love losing myself in a riveting narrative – whether I’m following Sherlock Holmes as he seeks to…

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Crisis Communications

Crisis Communications: What to Expect from Your PR Team

In PR, the term “crisis” can mean many different things impacting how to mode a crisis communications plan specific to a client and situation. For some of our clients, it’s a slip in a product shipment date that has been discussed negatively on social media or in the press. For other clients, it can be a death…

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Marketing and PR Strategies

Five Tips to Align Marketing and PR Strategies

As you begin pulling together a comprehensive marketing plan and budget for the coming year, one of the most important considerations is to thoughtfully align your marketing and PR strategies. These two efforts need to work in unison to amplify your company’s messaging, support your brand and drive measurable results.  Here’s how: Establish Goals Is lead…

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Thought Leadership

Digital Ethnography for PR, Part 3: Starting with Spradley

Digital ethnography is a relatively new field of study which promises, when done well, to deepen the relationship between communicators and their audiences by developing and understanding context. In this series, we’ll examine digital ethnography – a field of study pioneered by our colleagues at NATIONAL Public Relations. We’ll explore why it’s important, what it…

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The Sorry State of Social Media Engagement

Engagement is everything in social media marketing. Without engagement, algorithms won’t favor our content, and audiences won’t take actions to become customers. Thus, we would expect the biggest, best, most well-known brands in the world to expend serious effort and resources on building engagement. How much engagement, as a percentage, would you guess the top…

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healthcare coverage

Healthcare Coverage Open Enrollment Season: 5 Areas of Opportunity for Engaging Millennials

With open enrollment for healthcare coverage encroaching on November 1, we’re offering a three-part series on best practices for engaging millennials – the nation’s largest living generation. Health insurers looking to reach millennials must address their privacy concerns, grant easy access to information across a variety of relevant formats, and highlight a focus on cost-effective…

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small public relations budget

How to Make the Most of a Small Public Relations Budget

Working on a small public relations budget is difficult for many reasons, but some of the most successful campaigns I’ve worked on were executed with a small budget. Below are some pointers to help you when working on a smaller PR budget. Determine The Client’s Goals Most clients understand how precious time is when working within…

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B2B PR

The Top 5 Things Every B2B PR Plan Needs

PR planning. Perhaps one of most dreaded but also most essential parts of the communications game. Without a solid plan in place your team and program can feel like a chicken with its head cut off. (For vegetarians I’m not sure what ‘Chik’n’ is like with any head removed but I imagine it is equally…

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SWOT analysis

Think You Don’t Need a SWOT Analysis? Think Again.

You’ve probably heard the term “SWOT,” but maybe you’re not totally sure what it is or why you should care about it. A SWOT analysis is an easy way to get yourself organized when developing an actionable plan. What is a SWOT analysis? SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. This structured planning…

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