Posts By: Marijane Funess



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May 18, 2017

Six Steps to Better PR/Media Relationships

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, media relations, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Recently a journalist posted some basic advice for public relations people to improve media relationships. He said to “read stuff, then take it to reporters who like that stuff.” That’s a little like Elmore Leonard advising writers to “try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” Simple, yet true, and harder than…
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May 12, 2017

Making The Most Of A Hashtag Strategy

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Nearly every public relations campaign can benefit from smart use of hashtags, those words that start with the symbol # and make social content more searchable by topic. Marketers know that hashtags help spark brand conversations, expand content reach, engage a target audience and improve search and SEO. Building Better Hashtags Hashtags work best when…
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April 14, 2017

How To Negotiate A PR Contract

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations, Uncategorized

    Are there any tips that public relations can take away from high-level governmental negotiations? We think so. This week’s international machinations between the US and China and the US and Russia included the term “deconfliction.” This is the process of avoiding mutual interference, or outright hazards, among systems under the control of one’s own…
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April 7, 2017

Boosting PR Campaigns With Targeted Video

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

As public relations campaigns become more sophisticated, they need to adapt to ever-changing digital habits and platforms. Though millions may have tuned into HBO for the finale of “Big Little Lies” this past weekend, millions more were watching it in some other form or on another device. A current forecast says that 74% of all Internet traffic…
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April 5, 2017

Tap Into These Influencer Trends For Better PR Results

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Recently, Jennifer Lopez found herself in some public relations hot water when she reportedly neglected social media duties on behalf of a hoverboard company. With brands inking five and six-figure deals with mega-celebrities for a single tweet or post that may fall short of its goals, it’s no wonder the PR industry is looking for different influencer strategies to…
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March 31, 2017

10 Do’s And Don’ts For Better PR Ideas

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

People often ask how agencies come up with great ideas for public relations campaigns. Agency teams will answer this question differently owing to their unique sector experience and orientation,  but there are commonalities. We have culled a top ten list of do’s and don’ts to help foster successful idea generation from some of the best brains in the…
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March 28, 2017

Make PR Measurement A Priority

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, measurement, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Technology is making the measurement of public relations outcomes easier, less time-consuming and more meaningful.  Whether it’s the tailored digital dashboard offered by companies like Trendkite or sophisticated social listening reports like those created by Mention, sophisticated analytics help prove PR’s value beyond the old metric of “inches and airtime.” This enables teams to better identify what works and…
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March 23, 2017

The Only B2B PR Event You’ll Ever Need

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Compared to consumer PR, B2B public relations is more highly targeted, and usually more limited when it comes to the range of tactics that are truly effective. One nearly surefire tactic for building thought leadership, creating quality content, and earning trade media coverage is a small group discussion event we call the business thought leadership panel. Once…
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March 17, 2017

5 Tips To A Successful PR Career

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, public relations, public relations

Public relations is a $13 billion industry employing 100,000 people in the US. And, the need for qualified PR people has never been greater. The country has seen record growth in entrepreneurism according to a study by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, with 27 million businesspeople vying for a presence. And that’s only counting start-ups – established businesses,…
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February 23, 2017

PR: Separating Fact from Fiction

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

The best public relations campaigns use a combination of strategies and tactics to help build brands and support business success. Campaigns also win when client-agency partnerships are strong and the players are fully engaged. However, in PR, there are also many myths (alternative facts?) which we like to explore from time to time to help companies better…
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February 14, 2017

PR Tips For Crowdfunding Campaigns

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Anyone in B2B or B2C tech public relations knows that crowdfunding is an exciting part of the startup community and a key source of grassroots support for many pre-revenue business ventures. Since the Pebble Watch was launched in 2012 and became Kickstarter’s breakout  success, the crowdfunding dream has captured the imagination of many cash-strapped entrepreneurs….
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