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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 »

Beating a Bigger, Badder Competitor

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Competition has always been stiff in retail. But it’s never been tougher for the little guy than in the era of the Big Box store. Today, an entire generation has grown up within walking distance of a Walmart and buying their home improvement goods from either Big Orange or Big Blue. The world their parents and grandparents remember – of ... 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 »

SXSW, Startups, Silicon Valley, and Dead Unicorns

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Malcolm Gladwell and venture capitalist Bill Gurley had a spirited discussion on stage at the 2015 SXSW conference. They covered a plethora of topics including missed investment opportunities, the state of healthcare in America and more. Uber Benefits They spent much of their hour-long slot discussing Uber, the fast-growing ride sharing company that has been prominent in the news recently. ... Read More »

Content Marketing to Grow your Brands Awareness and Sales

Building credibility, brand awareness and sales has historically been fairly straightforward for brick and mortar businesses. These types of companies usually take enormous resources to get off the ground and will typically also have the necessary capital to advertise their name in various media. If customers find that their product or service is one that they need and if the ... 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 »

Public Relations Opportunities of Award Shows

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The Oscar award program is an annual event that showcases the leading films made during the previous year. Actors, directors, cinematographers, and others involved in high-level filmmaking are honored through nominations in specific award categories. Public relations opportunities abound before, during, and after the airing of this awards show, and others like it. Before the Oscars. Nominations are announced ahead ... 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 »

Mixing PR with SEO: Ultimate Strategy for Digital Success

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For some odd reason, people always seem to treat PR and SEO as if they were to wholly different entities, completely unrelated to one another. For savvy businesspeople and web entrepreneurs, however, SEO and PR are regarded as being connected to one another. Efforts to achieve great PR while instituting effective SEO into your online marketing attempts can be the ... Read More »

Tips to take your PR Career to the Next Level

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Being in the PR business is a huge deal. Helping businessmen, companies, celebrities, public figures, organizations, and basically any brand could be an exciting career. You can help these people get their products, their name, and everything they want the media to know about them in the eyes of customers and potential clients. New trends will be growing and new ... Read More »

When Your Employee Royally Screws Up

When Your Employee Royally Screws Up

No matter how much care you take to create a customer-friendly and inviting environment, sooner or later someone will really do something dumb. It might be you – and in many cases this is better – but more often it will be an employee. Might be an honest mistake. Might be your employee is just having a bad day. Either ... Read More »

Five Tips To Help You Pack Light

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Travel is one of the most exciting aspect of my public relations work. With clients coast to coast, it seems I’m always on the go. This constant travel has definitely helped me when it comes to traveling light on vacations. Now I want to share some of those “learned by doing” tips with those of you who may pack your ... Read More »