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June 23, 2016

A Journalist’s POV: Questions From A PR Team

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

Helping to craft an executive’s opinions into a compelling story for publication is a gratifying part of public relations work. The best outcomes come from good relationships with discerning editors, such as Ira Apfel of the highly respected AFP (Association for Financial Professionals) publications, with whom we have had the pleasure of working. Read on for Ira’s insightful answers…
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June 21, 2016

5 Benefits Of Hyperlocal PR

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Hyperlocal public relations can be easily overlooked, especially when dealing with PR campaigns for national or global companies. But “hyperlocal may be the new global.” An extremely local approach can support business goals nicely, particularly for national brands with dozens, if not hundreds, of local outlets, or services focused on very specific segments of an…
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June 14, 2016

5 Tips For Winning Father’s Day PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Can Father’s Day be a viable opportunity for generating positive PR? If done well, our answer is a resounding yes! There’s no shortage of interest in the holiday: the changing role of dads is becoming evident, and Father’s Day spending is expected to reach a record $14.3 billion in 2016, according to the National Retail…
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June 2, 2016

8 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

The battle for positive public relations can be fierce, but there’s an upside to having competition. If you know who your main rivals are, there’s much to be learned about how to maximize PR for your own company or brand. All it takes is paying attention and knowing what to look for. Here are eight questions…
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May 26, 2016

PR’s Future: What Will The Next 10 Years Bring?

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

It seems there’s no end to the conversation over how public relations will change in the coming years. Predictions, warnings, and optimistic expectations about the future of PR and communications abound. It’s helpful for a PR team to consider what lies ahead, as it helps keep us sharp, adaptable, and in a constant learning mode….
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May 24, 2016

Perfecting Your PR Messaging

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Crafting the right messaging for public relations is like laying a strong foundation for a solid PR program. Whether your brand is strictly B2B or consumer, it’s worth spending the time to make sure core messages are bulletproof, easy to understand, and translatable in any format. This must hold true whether your team is speaking to…
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May 19, 2016

3 PR Pitfalls To Avoid This Memorial Day

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Memorial Day is both a somber holiday and the joyful unofficial start to summer, making it ripe with potential PR pitfalls for the uninitiated. Many a well-intentioned company has put their foot in it on the day when Americans remember those who died in service to the country. Those who labor in public relations should think…
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May 10, 2016

7 Keys To Using Surveys For PR

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In public relations, as with with so many practices, having good data is important. Whether your focus is in consumer or B2B tech PR or communications programs for fintech or nonprofit work, being able to serve up precise numbers can go a long way in media relations. Surveys are effective for generating such data. If done well,…
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May 6, 2016

A Journalist’s POV: Questions From A PR Team

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl

One of the coolest things about working in public relations is forging strong working relationships with press. Recently, we were pleased to begin such a relationship with Modern Marketing Exchange, an online publication and weekly newsletter focused on innovation and new technology for marketers and filled with short, punchy and relevant pieces. Editor Agata Smieciuszewski was…
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May 3, 2016

Clever PR Ideas For Mother’s Day

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Mother’s Day is one of the most unavoidable holidays when it comes to marketing opportunities, and for public relations campaigns, it’s not one to be ignored. But consumer public relations professionals have their work cut out for them, as media quickly grow weary of endless pitches about “perfect gifts” for the day. Still, clever ideas that win…
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April 28, 2016

5 Tips For PR Pros Too Busy To Write

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

A top public relations agency is a busy, demanding workplace. The day-to-day schedule can include a number of discussions with clients or new business prospects, proactive pitching to media and fielding follow-up questions, managing projects with vendors, overseeing media monitoring and anticipating possible impact for clients, and more. And that’s just the morning! Clearly it can be challenging to…
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April 26, 2016

What PR Can Do – And What It Can’t

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

Brand marketers often look to public relations to accomplish a great deal of “heavy lifting” in terms of creating awareness. When done well, a strategic PR program is good at achieving certain objectives while other disciplines fit different needs. PR is most effective at: Packaging a company’s story to resonate with reporters. The seasoned PR team…
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April 21, 2016

Shooting Down Misconceptions About B2B PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Working in B2B public relations probably isn’t what idealistic young people dream about, but that doesn’t mean misconceptions about it are true. B2B PR has endured as a successful part of many a company’s growth strategy, and it can be an exciting field for PR professionals. Here are some of the misconceptions that shouldn’t hold…
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April 14, 2016

8 Podcasts PR People Should Know

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Public relations pros tend to love podcasts, and we’re no exception! Once an under-the-radar media form that blended the old school (radio) with the new (digital distribution), podcasts have certainly come into their own. We love them for obvious reasons: many are incredibly informative, taking the time to thoroughly explain an important topic, and how…
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April 12, 2016

How PR Can Treat Every Company Like a Start-Up

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

Once an established company decides to engage in public relations activities, the decision presents some wonderful opportunities to burnish, refresh and create anew – much like what a start-up does as it enters the marketplace. Here are some ways that strategic PR planning can help leaders regain that “new company smell.” Re-examine the mission. We have…
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April 7, 2016

Want To Work In PR? Take This Quiz

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

If you have experience working with a PR team, or if you have friends in PR, you might be wondering if public relations is a good career path for you. People work in PR for many different reasons: they love media, they have transitioned from journalism; they simply like to write and be creative.Or maybe…
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March 31, 2016

5 Things PR Can Learn From College Admissions

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

It’s college admissions season, and there are surprisingly many parallels between public relations work and the process of gaining acceptance to the school of your choice. For all who’ve been through it, or have accompanied family members, it can be a trying, angst-ridden time, but there’s much to be learned. Here are five things PR practitioners can…
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March 24, 2016

5 Things PR People Do In Spring

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Public relations practitioners are acutely aware of the changing seasons and what’s happening on the calendar. Back-to-school time brings pitches about ramping up and starting anew, while the holidays generate angles about celebrating, gifting, feasting, and making resolutions. Now that winter is receding in the Northeast, we’re seeing people flock to spring-like activities, and PR people…
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March 22, 2016

3 Ways PR Can Leverage A Comments Section

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

As anyone in PR today knows, an article’s comments section can be as revealing as the piece itself. Online comments are so fascinating that there’s even a book about the topic (Reading The Comments.) Yet anonymous comments can be controversial due to the negative conversations they may spark, prompting many publications to limit or do…
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March 17, 2016

3 Tech Trends PR Should Care About

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Public relations is always changing, and technology trends are a big influence on how PR evolves. Whether your world is strictly B2B or your target audience straddles business and consumer audiences, there are some technology trends that can — and should — influence your PR and communications campaigns. New in content-sharing: audio. New apps for…
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