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5 Things to Know Before You Start a PR Campaign

So, you’ve chosen to launch a PR campaign. It’s is a step in the right direction to strengthen brand awareness and leverage the power and influence of the news media to enhance your reputation. But, before you can seek help from PR professionals, you have to know what it is you want to achieve. […]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:53-04:00May 9, 2016|Communications Planning, Public Relations|Comments Off on 5 Things to Know Before You Start a PR Campaign

10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Social Media

It’s that time of the year when the winter clothes are put away, the cleaning supplies come out and reorganizing and de-cluttering begins. Yes, spring cleaning is upon us! This is also a good time to spruce up your organization’s social media pages. Kick off spring cleaning by checking these 10 “cleaning” chores off your list. […]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:53-04:00May 2, 2016|Content Marketing, PR Tips|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Social Media

3 Ways Case Studies Improve Your Company’s PR

When you’re in the market to buy a new product, what is one of the first things you typically do? Read the reviews, right? Validation from an existing customer simply carries more weight than bragging about yourself. […]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:53-04:00Apr 22, 2016|Communications, Public Relations, Storytelling|Comments Off on 3 Ways Case Studies Improve Your Company’s PR

5 Signs You’re Ready to Hire a PR Agency

Are you a business owner or CEO who knows that public relations is important, but are just not sure how to tackle it? Maybe you see the value in increasing visibility and credibility through PR but don’t know the best way to allocate your resources. If this sounds familiar, or you find yourself in any of the following scenarios, then it might be the right time to hire a PR agency. Here are five signs you’re ready: 1. If the owner is managing PR As a business owner or CEO, it’s your job to build the business. But, how can your business flourish if you’re too busy sending press releases to the media, managing the company blog or sending out e-newsletters? The simple answer is: it can’t. If you find yourself stuck handling these tasks, it’s a sign you’re ready to bring in a PR professional. Hiring a PR agency will take these tasks off your [...]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:53-04:00Apr 1, 2016|Communications Planning, Public Relations|Comments Off on 5 Signs You’re Ready to Hire a PR Agency

The Power of Storytelling and Its Role in PR

Once upon a time – in a land called Clearwater, Florida – there was a PR agency named True Blue Communications. They had the secret to a successful public relations strategy. They used the art of storytelling, coupled with their strategic communications expertise, to reach the right people with the right messages through the right channels to drive important shifts in an organization. […]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:53-04:00Mar 25, 2016|Public Relations, Storytelling|Comments Off on The Power of Storytelling and Its Role in PR

Earned Media Vs. Owned Media and Why Your Company Needs Both

Public relations is not a single-strategy game. There are many ways to leverage the power and influence of various media to strengthen credibility, brand awareness and engagement. In this post, we will discuss the difference between earned media and owned media, and why your company’s PR strategy should include both. Earned Media Earned media is visibility your company receives through media it does not control. It’s free and can lend the most credibility, as a third party creates and shares it. Your PR agency securing a news article in a magazine is an example of telling your company’s story through earned media. When your Facebook followers mention or share your content on their pages, you’re earning media. It’s not always easy to get a reporter or customer to talk about your organization, but when they do and it’s positive, it can make a big impact. Owned Media Thanks to our highly connected digital world, your [...]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:53-04:00Mar 18, 2016|Communications, Content Marketing, Media Relations|Comments Off on Earned Media Vs. Owned Media and Why Your Company Needs Both

Social Media Strategy: 4 Reasons to Hire a PR Agency

Most Americans have personal social media accounts, whether it be Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages. However, managing the social media presence for an organization or brand is very different. […]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:53-04:00Mar 11, 2016|Content Marketing, Public Relations|Comments Off on Social Media Strategy: 4 Reasons to Hire a PR Agency

PR Vocab 101: 14 Words and Abbreviations Commonly Used in the PR Field

If your organization is working with a PR agency, you may hear words, phrases or abbreviations that sound foreign to you. Don’t worry. As you work together to build your public relations program, you too will learn the many terms that are thrown around the PR industry daily. To help you get a head start, we’ve defined some of the most frequently used phrases and acronyms in public relations. […]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:54-04:00Feb 12, 2016|Communications, Public Relations|Comments Off on PR Vocab 101: 14 Words and Abbreviations Commonly Used in the PR Field

Public Relations vs. Advertising: Find the Right Strategy for Your Business

Former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée once said, “Advertising is saying you’re good. PR is getting someone else to say you’re good.” While Gassée does a great job at summing up the difference between advertising and public relations, there are still business leaders unclear about what sets advertising apart from PR, and what to use when. […]

By |2017-10-02T12:22:54-04:00Jan 22, 2016|Communications Planning, Public Relations|Comments Off on Public Relations vs. Advertising: Find the Right Strategy for Your Business
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