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Hospitality PR — How PR Helps Increase Star Ratings

Hospitality PR — How PR Helps Increase Star Ratings

Officially stars or diamonds for hotels and restaurant ratings come from only a handful of agencies. The star system was first implemented by the Forbes Travel Guide (originally the Mobil Travel Guide) in 1958. AAA uses a different system of diamonds. The higher your star/diamond, the better these publications consider your establishment. Businesses are evaluated based on service, product, and ... Read More »

Social Media Marketing And Doing It Better

Social Media Marketing And Doing It Better

Effective PR on social media is a moving target. As consumers spend more time on the internet, PR needs to develop new strategies and use subtler approaches. Here are some of the things that need to change for most who do social media PR and advertising to improve their approach and results. Number of Followers No matter what platform is ... Read More »

NFL breaks ground with Twitter live stream

NFL breaks ground with Twitter live stream

The NFL sees the writing on the wall. People are watching less TV. MUCH less TV, and they are spending a lot of time – even when the TV is on – logged on to social media. So, how can the NFL maintain its fan base while also reaching out to fans and potential fans who would rather watch video ... Read More »

What happens when you break your client’s trust

What happens when you break your client’s trust

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 popular with customers, but ... Read More »

Marketing to Children Going 3D

Marketing to Children Going 3D

Pokémon Go is having an impact in unexpected ways – apparently getting 3D images to sell your product is a step forward and Pokémon 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 »

Best Times to Post on Instagram

Best Times to Post on Instagram

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 »

Using Short Videos for Brand Marketing

Using Short Videos for Brand Marketing

Without ever getting into YouTube, you can do short videos on several social media sites. On Vine, they last six seconds, Instagram they are 15 seconds, and on Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook the videos can be as long as 2-3 minutes. Once videos are created, they can also be pinned on Pinterest. You don’t need expensive camera equipment, though it ... Read More »

Social Media PR: Martha Stewart On Facebook Live

Social Media PR: Martha Stewart On Facebook Live

Facebook has added live streaming as an option making it easier and cheaper to produce content – whether it is for branding and commercial purposes, sharing a big announcement with friends and family, or something yet to be discovered. Facebook Live is one more way FB offers for them to remain relevant and current. Martha Stewart is one of the ... Read More »

The Downside of Social Media

The Downside of Social Media

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 »

Facebook Dislike Button Opens New Possibility For Marketers And Consumers

Facebook Dislike Button Opens New Possibility For Marketers And Consumers

Facebook has long been a contender for reaching audiences, particularly given how widespread the platform has become. Facebook advertisements are a major source of traffic for many companies, and their marketing budget almost certain has a section dedicated to paying for Facebook advertisements. However, with the recent announcement of a ‘dislike’ button to Facebook, the entire game is changing. Here’s ... Read More »

Public Relations Opportunities of Award Shows

Public Relations Opportunities of Award Shows

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 »

Don’t Tweet Dumbly !

Don’t Tweet Dumbly !

Social media is one of the most convenient ways ever conceived to communicate with the largest number of people. The potential for PR, and for profit, is nearly endless. But there are some pitfalls. A lesson one young professional learned the hard way in a recent – and very public – firing. Her offense? Being incredibly stupid on Twitter. While ... Read More »

Public Relations Implications of Internet Privacy

Public Relations Implications of Internet Privacy

Internet privacy is a hot topic these days. Article after article is being written about how unsafe content can be online. While there is some truth to these issues and certainly reasons to be cautious, when it comes to privacy online, that horse left the barn a long time ago. Even if you take steps to keep things hidden, secret ... Read More »

6 Online Guidance Points for Nonprofits

6 Online Guidance Points for Nonprofits

It may seem funny to start a blog piece about Vine with talking about Youtube, but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. For one thing, Youtube is the forerunner of Vine, as the first social media venue making use of video clips. For another thing, in attempting to define Vine, a short analysis of Youtube ... Read More »

4 Ways to Use Smart PR to Reconnect with Fans

4 Ways to Use Smart PR to Reconnect with Fans

In 2012, another lockout rocked the NHL, cutting the 2012-13 season in half. Early on there was talk that there may not be a hockey season at all. By the time owners and players came to an agreement, much of the season–and fan’s patience–was at an end. Today, as the regular season comes to a close, ratings and attendance are ... Read More »

Critical Elements Every NY PR Agency Must Follow

Critical Elements Every NY PR Agency Must Follow

Social media has changed the way a lot of industries do their business—and PR is no exception. Combine that with a long list of companies that talk a good PR game but actually don’t know the first thing about social media and there is lots of room for confusion. So before you invest in a PR agency, check their Twitter ... Read More »

Social Media’s Impact on Your Online Reputation

Social Media’s Impact on Your Online Reputation

Social media is the greatest blessing bestowed upon savvy PR firms in the history of marketing. Viral marketing has never been easier. Hundreds of millions can be repeatedly reached with a single click. But social media is simply a platform. Businesses and individuals still need firms such as 5WPR to help them make the most of this incredible tool and ... Read More »

Pitfalls of Web 2.0 That A PR Agency Needs to Avoid

Pitfalls of Web 2.0 That A PR Agency Needs to Avoid

Thanks to technology, we can now get our messages to our intended audience at the click of a button. This instantaneous way of life has become the norm for most businesses. However, there are a few ways that our reliance on technology can hurt us more than it can help. There are certain pitfalls that we all need to be ... Read More »