In less than five months, Cleveland will take the world stage as host of the Republican National Convention (RNC). Whether your politics are red, blue or some shade in between, it’s important to understand the magnitude of the event coming to Ohio July 18 – 21: 50,000 delegates, media representatives, business leaders, politicians and celebrities $400 […]
Don’t get into a public fight with media over negative stories. That’s always been the conventional wisdom for organizations faced with bad press. Going on the offensive just fuels the controversy and generates more coverage that keeps the story alive. However, two current controversies suggest viewpoints may be changing.
The increasing use of social media by companies to communicate directly to employees, clients and customers during a crisis should be applauded. Being open and transparent to those key constituencies via social media may help a beleaguered company recover from a serious situation and perhaps help avoid a disaster. It may not in other instances […]
Corporate investor relations officers (IROs) spend much of their time in conversations with very smart analysts and investors probing for insights that will help them decide whether to buy, sell or hold the company’s stock. To most public relations and communications professionals, that sounds intense. But you know what is more nerve-wracking for many IROs? […]
If you haven’t been to Content Marketing World, or one of the other conferences with a focus on content, you may not realize just how many technology solutions have emerged to help brands and their agencies plan, produce, distribute and measure content.
At first glance, the new Apple News curator app introduced at the recent Apple Worldwide Developers Conference sounds like an unalloyed positive from a public relations and media relations perspective. As envisioned, a story placement in, for example, the New York Times or Glamour or on CNN will have the potential to be exposed to a vast […]
Two perspectives, same quandary. Glass half-full perspective: Marketers have more ways to engage their audiences today than ever before. Glass half-empty perspective: Marketers have more ways to engage their audiences today than ever before.
The luncheon celebration may have passed, but the excitement carries on through today. I couldn’t be prouder of our team and the great work our agency delivered on behalf of our clients in 2014, and that’s only exemplified by taking home more than ten Gold and Silver PRSA Rocks Awards from the annual Public Relations […]
“How can you have national media relationships; you’re not in New York or DC? Who do you know at [The Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure, “The Today Show,” USA Today, Yahoo, The Associated Press]?”
A recent PR News email included this headline: “PR is 88 percent more effective than content marketing, says new Nielsen Study.”