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December 20, 2013

TGIF: “At the End of the Day” PR Pros, Put an End to Cliches!

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

An informal poll shows that the average public relations practitioner can spend up to half their day writing. This includes memos, strategic communications plans, creative PR pitch letters, blogs and press releases. It is a challenge to keep the writing fresh, concise, and interesting! The best writers often accomplish that by avoiding words and phrases…
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December 2, 2013

A Beautiful Noise: Five Tips for Better Brand PR Messaging

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

by guest blogger George Drucker When it comes to brand public relations campaigns, consistent and compelling messaging can mean the difference between a successful PR campaign and an “also-ran.” You have to make noise to be heard above the clutter. But that noise, in essence, your messaging, must be carefully, thoughtfully and creatively crafted so…
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November 26, 2013

Preparing the Perfect RFP – Advice from a PR Agency Insider

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

  As a PR agency professional, I’ve grappled with a fair share of requests for proposals, better known as RFPs. These documents can create excitement inside an agency, but since they often require an “all hands on deck” approach and usually include several PR firms, they’re regarded as a necessary evil. But the issuance of…
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November 12, 2013

Tuesday Tips: So You Want to Hire a PR Firm? Eliminate these Roadblocks First

by: in: account management, communications, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

As senior level communicators or marketers look to enhance their capabilities with outside talent, one consideration should be retaining a public relations agency. Marketing execs are often the keepers of brand image and sometimes the corporate image as well. Who wouldn’t benefit from competent, connected and creative PR thinking? And yet. Some companies plunge into…
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November 8, 2013

TGIF: Awards Equal Rewards when PR Firms Win One for the Client

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

In an earlier post we discussed the mechanics of entering a B2B PR or consumer public relations client in an awards competition. Here is a brief case study on how we “scored” meaningful recognition for a hard-to-categorize client. Our agency recently entered a small business specializing in deluxe packaged travel for non-profits,started by two entrepreneurs,…
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November 5, 2013

How To Be A Winner in the PR Awards Game

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

By guest blogger George Drucker It’s awards season. No, not Oscars, Emmys, or YouTube. It’s the time of year where you or your PR agency, whether doing brand public relations, B2B PR, consumer PR or the like, can demonstrate your creativity, media skills, digital savvy and communications expertise in a truly competitive setting. Winning industry…
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November 1, 2013

TGIF: Questioning PR Measurement? Please Do!

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

While most PR professionals have moved well past counting “clips” or calculating ad equivalencies as a gauge of a campaign’s success, there is still no one universally accepted way to measure PR outcomes. Perhaps there shouldn’t be. While no two campaigns have the same objectives or strategic roadmap, why would the results calculus be the…
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October 29, 2013

Don’t Call Them Mommy Bloggers…But Do Call Them!

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl

In light of Martha Stewart’s recent comments about bloggers, where she dismissed them as “not trained editors and writers,” and lacking in expertise, it may be time to revisit blogger relations for PR professionals. To be fair to Martha, she seemed to be targeting actress and self-appointed lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow during the interview in…
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October 10, 2013

TGIF: B2B PR Doesn’t Have to be Boring

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

As a brand marketing PR veteran, I never thought that one of my finest moments would be leadership of a B2B engagement for a financial services client. McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union markets directly to businesses for whom membership is an employee benefit. Yet, corporate decision-makers are consumers, too. And the success we’ve had raising awareness…
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October 8, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Creative Strategies for B2B Tech PR

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl

Public relations work for B2B technology clients is fascinating and often complex, but its tactics are fairly straightforward. After all, your client’s target audience is other businesses, which narrows the way you strategize PR and communications programs. But even within a B2B technology PR agency or team, there are times when “B2C” thinking adds depth…
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October 4, 2013

TGIF: 5 Hot Content-Sharing Tools for Tech PR

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

In tech PR, thought leadership requires more than innovative ideas. You also need an understanding of technology, as well as familiarity with hot platforms, so that you can pick the latest and greatest tools to effectively package and share your ideas with both media and influencers. Basically, your musings on Twitter’s IPO should be shared—just…
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September 24, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Six Steps To Creative PR Brainstorms

by: in: creativity, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl

Many successful PR and marketing campaigns have started with a      simple creative brainstorm. Yet, we’re always searching for better and more productive ways to develop great ideas. What many PR pros and others don’t always realize is that every concept doesn’t have to be groundbreaking. Some of the best creative sessions produce a small…
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September 17, 2013

Tuesday Tips: PR Pointers for Mobile Content

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

More people have access to cell phones than working toilets. From a PR perspective it has never been more crucial for brands to adopt a functional mobile presence, as more and more, devices become our primary source of information. Furthermore, given mobile’s prevalence, now there is great opportunity to drive your content and brand more…
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