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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 7, 2017

Top Tips To Prioritize PR Spending

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

Recently, 500 public relations, social media, and marketing experts were asked by Meltwater, the media intelligence and monitoring company, to weigh in on how they prioritize their responsibilities, time, and budget as the industry shifts to digital and social content creation. Some of the findings were expected; respondents mentioned the blending of marketing and PR responsibilities, as…
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January 24, 2017

How To Make PR Surveys Work Harder

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

In running high-profile consumer and B2B public relations campaigns over the years, we’ve learned some important tricks for making surveys work harder. As any good PR person knows, a well-designed survey can help increase earned media exposure and sharing of branded content. But a survey is an investment, and outcomes can be unpredictable. Here are…
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January 20, 2017

A Journalist’s POV: 3 Questions From A PR Agency

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

In public relations, it’s often said that you’re only as good as your media contacts. We at Crenshaw pride ourselves on nurturing real relationships with journalists, beyond mere constant pitching. For clients for whom key trade or vertical publications are important, those connections are doubly important. Not only do they help generate targeted media coverage,…
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January 9, 2017

What Public Relations Can Learn From The Golden Globes

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

If part of your public relations planning this year features a thought leadership initiative including speaking engagements and awards for clients, there were some lessons to be learned from last night’s Golden Globes celebration of all things TV and movies. Despite what you hear, it’s not all party, party, party. Take a look at these…
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November 23, 2016

PR Looks At Content Trends For 2017

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

From the mobile video explosion to emerging social platforms, 2016 has brought many content-related developments that affect the public relations industry and the work PR people do every day. A look at the year in review offers some clues as to what 2017 year has in store. Here are five content predictions for 2017 that all PR people should be…
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November 18, 2016

Five Key Skills For Modern PR Professionals

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

In order to succeed in public relations today, professionals need the skills to fit in with this ever-changing industry. Technology – from marketing automation to Virtual Reality –  has done much to change the paradigm. It’s still essential to have strong writing skills and think like a reporter, but there’s a full complement of skills that help PR whizzes…
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October 28, 2016

5 PR Horror Stories And The Lessons Learned

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

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to look at a new batch of gory public relations horror stories. We’re talking about situations where things go awry and you’re left wondering how you’re going to make it out alive. You know, moments like the release of Burger King’s lettuce-stomping employee video. Whether you practice B2B tech or consumer lifestyle PR, there’s a good chance…
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October 11, 2016

Bisquick’s Flapjack Flap? Public Relations Weighs In

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

When companies seek clever ways to leverage hot topics and gain some positive public relations in the process, it helps to vet the idea for relevance and the execution for tone. While Bisquick’s product may be yummy, its #PancakesvsWaffles Twitter hashtag campaign lacked taste – and good judgment – all the way around. The obvious…
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October 7, 2016

Want To Tell Your Story? Tell Your Public Relations Firm

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

In a public relations agency, there’s nothing we like better than working with a company whose marketing or comms leader picks up the phone regularly and says, “do you think there’s a story here?” Crafting and packaging compelling stories and conveying them to the right audience is the essence of building a brand through PR. Yet we’re…
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September 30, 2016

What PR Agencies Can Learn From Advertising Week

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

Thousands of public relations, advertising and marketing people gathered this week in and around Times Square for New York’s Advertising Week. They came to hear a wide range of speakers and panel guests share their insight and opinions on the current and future state of the advertising business. As the lines between PR and advertising have blurred, the…
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September 27, 2016

How To Add “Borrowed Interest” To Your PR Campaign

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

What makes a winning public relations program? There are many factors, but one key to a strong program is what we used to call “borrowed interest.” PR works harder when teams build alliances with third parties to add credibility, news value, or social impact. We’ve been fortunate to have created several third-party collaborations with a…
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