Tag Archives: Public Relations

Americans have a sunnier outlook, can you capitalize ?

Listen to some, especially on social media on Mondays, and you might think the average American hates his job and his (or her) life. And given two recent metrics, there might be an explanation: overall, U.S. employers slowed their hiring over the month of August and the slowed raises in salaries as well. Less help and less money? Yes, those ... Read More »

What Happens When you Break your Client’s Trust

Client Trust is Key Trust – or consumer confidence – is one of the most expensive commodities any business or brand can invest in. It takes a lot to win that trust, but it’s much more expensive to buy back once that trust has been broken. Just ask Chipotle, Volkswagen or GM … or WhatsApp. The messaging app was hugely ... Read More »

Marketing to Children Going 3D

PokĂ©mon Go is having an impact in unexpected ways – apparently getting 3D images to sell your product is a step forward and PokĂ©mon Go has proved exactly that. Well, when it comes to PR and marketing, a product that hits the way PG has, means there’s bound to be other companies working to find ways of using the same ... Read More »

Trends in Social Media

When social media first began, with its projected marketing potential, critics claimed it wasn’t viable. Now social media platforms have many useful advertising options while still boasting ways to offer information for free. Every year new platforms emerge. According to Forbes magazine, the following social media technologies are predicted to dominate the industry in 2016. Read More »

Best Times to Post on Instagram

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As with any aspect of business, when you conduct certain activities often determines the success of it. For instance, most businesses know the best time to open a business is around 8 a.m. or 9 a.m., and that the best time to serve lunch is at noon. So when it comes to social media, which is also an important part ... Read More »

The Value of a Public Relations Degree

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Public relations is one of the most dynamic and flexible careers for the young professional and is steadily becoming a millennial favorite. Public relations specialists get opportunities to work with iconic brands and ambassadors, as well as travel, and network with other professionals at all levels. PR experts can choose work on a contract, freelancing, or employee basis. The possibilities ... Read More »

Public Relations Tips for Small Retail Businesses

Retail is one of the most competitive industries in the business world because it specializes in the reason businesses exist: to buy and sell. Some of the biggest names in the industry include Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot. However, there are also smaller companies in retail using public relations approaches to grow their business. Here’s how they do it. Read More »

Top Tourism PR Campaigns

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Here are a few travel PR campaigns for you to think about now Spring is approaching, and thoughts of warm weather may be filtering into your brain. Or maybe you are looking for an adventure – we have a few ideas you might like to look into. Idaho Okay, we get it, probably not one person expected Idaho to be ... Read More »

Fox Brands Trump as a Liar

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The rift between the GOP frontrunner for POTUS and Fox News continues to widen. After Trump vowed to skip the most recent Republican Primary debate, Fox released reports stating Trump is lying about its debate ad rates. The direct attack against Trump is evidence of Fox’s interesting and somewhat unprecedented position: declared adversary of its party’s leading candidate. Some are ... Read More »

3 Creative Airline Public Relations Campaigns

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We went looking for innovative, fun, or just thoughtful campaigns airlines have used to get their name out there, lend a helping hand, and show they are more than just large companies looking to make a buck. When brainstorming for public relations campaign ideas looks no further than some of these great campaigns for inspiration. Here are three of the ... Read More »

The Downside of Social Media

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Social media has changed the way people chat and do business one platform at a time. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, virtually any business anywhere runs a social media account to boost its image and connect with consumers. While this remains an important part of reaching the public, consumers no longer use social media to watch companies do good. ... Read More »

Public Relations for Electronic Cigarettes

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Big tobacco has always been a powerful industry, and they have weathered more crisis and stumbling blocks than most. The latest thorn in their side are electronic cigarettes, more commonly referred to as “e-cigs”. This burgeoning industry has awakened the titans that make up “Big Tobacco”, companies such as Philip Morris, Altria (owners of Marlboro), and others, and these companies ... Read More »

How to do PR for Rehab Centers

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While the numbers are difficult to determine, roughly 1 to 2 million people enter a rehab clinic each year. Unfortunate as these situations are, these clinics are in great need of PR support. In an industry where success is measured by survival, PR experts play a critical role in managing the impact these unfortunate situations have on a clinic’s ability ... Read More »

Mastering Media Coverage: A Quick How-To Guide

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Despite the fact they’re both in the business of media, public relations professionals and journalists approach their work very differently. Fewer journalists to pitch to combined with an increasingly competitive media landscape means thinking like both a public relations professional and a journalist is important. Assisting reporters with their work offers lasting benefits. Follow these five tips from 5W PR ... Read More »

How Ray Rice Changed NFL PR

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There have always been bad actors in professional sports, and it’s not just OJ’s stints on the Naked Gun movies.  Its all about athletes who make the news for all the wrong reasons. Crime, abuse, drugs – you name it, it happens. Then, Ray Rice happened. And everything changed. Before that fateful altercation, any time a player was accused of ... Read More »

Using Social Media to Help Handle a PR Crisis

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The unthinkable has happened. Someone high up in your organization said something that didn’t sit right with someone and they hit the ground running with their negative response. Then the news industry catches sight of their response and within a few hours your company could be on the verge of going under from the negative reactions. So what do you ... Read More »

Ford Issues Massive Recall

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Once again, Ford is on the hot seat. In a massive recall, Ford Motor Company is recalling about 590,000 automobiles because of issues with the power-assist to the steering. While the issue does not stop steering, the malfunction could cause the power assist to fail completely, making the vehicles more difficult to turn. According to Ford, the steering issue has ... Read More »

Microsoft Unleashes the Spartans

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It’s not available quite yet, but Microsoft has offered the cyber world a sneak peak of its new “Spartan” web browser. The company insists the updated software is not a “replacement” for Internet Explorer…but everyone else has accepted the obvious. IE is dead. Of course, ask the rapidly growing number of Internet users opting for Chrome or Firefox, and that’s ... Read More »

Public Relations Benefits for Your Ecommerce Business

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Press release writing encourages companies and organizations to expand their awareness of each other’s progress. As an online business, your eCommerce site has different advantages than a brick-and-mortar firm trying to address your target market. Your audience is on the web; the web changes directions at the speed of light, but notable mentions in reputable magazines or on high-ranking blogs ... Read More »

Prestige Beauty: Then, Now and the Future

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Public relations is necessary in any field, and beauty is not exempt. Prestige Beauty uses their public relations to build a good brand image for their company. Press releases, community events, and other correspondence is a good way to get people feeling good about your company and what you do. If you’re in the field of beauty, there’s much that ... Read More »