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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 »

Manage a PR Crisis Before it Happens

Crisis PR Management

Yes, that sounds like a nearly impossible task, but only if you made sure the gate was closed AFTER the cattle got loose. There would have been no crisis if there was a plan in place and always followed to keep the gate firmly latched. That’s what PR crisis management should be about. As an example, recently several U.S. companies ... Read More »

Sports Authority Moves Toward Bankruptcy

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Online sales are hurting big box retailers in just about every demographic. Sports equipment retailers are no exception. It’s tough for stores to move the inventory, especially the selective, higher-priced stuff you typically find in a sports apparel store and still compete with the internet. Just ask Sports Authority. The company recently filed bankruptcy as it attempts to figure out ... 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 »

Public Relations for Data Breaches: What You Should Know

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Hacking attacks compromise a company’s technical infrastructure as well as stealing funds from company bank accounts, client’s financial data, and leaking proprietary internal communications. And it will kill a company’s reputation if they are seen to be weak or lax with security. Customers feel unsettled by possible cyber attacks. In 2014, Americans listed hacking as their number one fear. The well-publicized ... Read More »

Prunty Farms creates simple, engaging PR

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Every season countless brands and businesses attempt to capture the holiday spirit in their advertising, using the hope and cheer of this time of year to grab attention and boost their brand. Many brands try too hard. They do too much and waste their chance with too elaborate or too “clever” spots that confuse or distract. They had the right ... 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 »

4 Smart PR Campaigns for Eyeglasses and Related Companies

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Eyeglasses come in all shapes, sizes, and purposes. Whether you want to look cool, soothe your eyes or see more clearly, knowing your plan makes the PR campaign focused to your goals. Here are a few marketing eyewear campaigns that have done well: Sarah Palin Glasses This was not so much a specific company, but a number of eyewear companies jumping ... 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 »

4 Noteworthy Public Relations Campaigns

4 Noteworthy PR Campaigns

When bad publicity hits a company or an organization, public relations campaigns should be fashioned to suit the situation. No one rule can be said to apply to all occasions. Some situations demand a strong immediate response. Any delay will be damaging as the news media will have moved on to other stories and, in the absence of an immediate counter ... Read More »

Trends in Video PR

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Video PR has blown up in 2015 with mobilized media being the mainstream way of obtaining information. Here’s a comprehensive list of growing trends proven to catch customer’s attention and continue the growth of businesses. Visual Storytelling The most creative and innovative trend formed in 2015 is the ability to weave narratives with visual cues capturing the imagination of consumers. ... 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 »

Saving the Brand: Using PR to Navigate a Product Recall

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When things go wrong, a company will need the right strategy for communicating with the public. That strategy should be one that mitigates damage to their brand’s image. Having the right response to a disaster can spell the difference between the brand’s survival and its complete destruction. In the event of a product recall, honesty and transparency have to be ... Read More »

What Denver Should Learn from the Chicago Startup Tech Scene

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Denver and Chicago are just two of the dozens of American cities vying for the honor of being called “the next Silicon Valley.” In fact, both cities have already adopted a nickname for this purpose; Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins are part of “Silicon Mountain” while Chicago and Urbana-Champaign are part of the “Silicone Prairie.” Both Chicago and ... Read More »

How to Sell an ERG to Top Management

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So, What is an ERG? An ERG is an Employee Resource Group whose function is to develop pools of diverse, talented employees who can function productively in the global workplace. ERG consultants assist major companies with domestic and global presence with business models that exemplify related industries, competition and a comparative position of companies’ sizes. How to Sell an ERG ... 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 »

Run a Great PR Campaign for a Kids Brand with These 3 Steps

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When it comes to running a successful PR campaign for companies selling products to children and tweens, it is important to remember a few key ideas. We’ve come up with three ideas that are very important as you create and present your PR campaign to customers. Remember Mom. Sure you’re advertising may be targeted to children just as much as ... 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 »