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August 18, 2015

5 Habits Of Highly Effective PR Managers

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations
Habits PR People

When you work in the PR industry, it helps to have good habits. Habits sound mundane, but they help us stay on track and meet our goals. Stephen Covey’s famous 7 Habits of Highly Successful People memorialized the idea that successful individuals maintain certain common habits, and the same is true for managers who excel in…
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June 29, 2015

PR Campaigns Pop On Independence Day

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations
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The Fourth of July can bring a lull for many businesses, but for some, PR campaigns go into overdrive, peaking just before Independence Day.  Savvy PR agencies with clients in categories from grills to wearable technology know how to link their brands to the holiday honoring the founding of our country, seizing an opportunity to shine. Here are…
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June 18, 2015

5 Hidden Island Vacation Spots That Need PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations
Photo credit: Visit Cambodia Travel

Smart PR can turn a little known vacation spot into a must-add to the traveler’s bucket list. Apple Vacations launched its travel packages to Cuba this week, and Cuba is a country that needs some PR among Americans vacationers. In the tourism industry, where awareness and appeal correlates with dollars, PR has the ability to…
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June 16, 2015

6 PR Lessons From The Olive Garden Food Truck

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

Recently the Olive Garden restaurant unveiled an unlikely sampling initiative that PR agency folk will find either cool or cringe-worthy. The often-maligned (but also beloved) Olive Garden sent a food truck into Boston’s North End – a neighborhood synonymous with authentic Italian cuisine. The Boston stop was the latest one in a sampling and PR…
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May 29, 2015

Five Ways To Ace A PR Presentation

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

Your PR agency team has made the finals and is invited to present your brilliant campaign recommendations. You’ve succeeded “on paper” and now must bring your strongest talent to seal the deal. Here are some pointers to help ace the process. Know your audience. Learn as much as you can about them ahead of time. Who are the decision-makers? Who might have…
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May 21, 2015

Top Tips For A Successful PR Media Tour

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, media relations, PR Fish Bowl, public relations, time management
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As PR agency professionals we rely heavily on digital communication, but face-to-face interactions like “deskside” meetings can be invaluable. A well-executed media tour, or series of one-on-one meetings with journalists, can establish genuine, long-term relationships. While the media might not become your new weekend brunch besties (although maybe down the line!), deskside visits help you…
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May 5, 2015

Decoding Tech PR Jargon

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations
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Tech PR professionals, like all PR people, love their jargon. With its highly technical applications, products, and services, the world of technology startups, ad tech providers, and enterprise “solutions” is ripe with opportunity for creation of buzzwords that can leave non-techies baffled. Planning a tech PR program means not only mastering what these terms actually mean, but…
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April 17, 2015

How PR Responds To Negative Media Coverage

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

by Guest Blogger Mickie Kennedy Maybe you recently sent off a press release or advised your exec team to try a hashtag campaign to earn some positive PR. Unfortunately, the paper/blog/magazine that picked up the story covered it in an unflattering light. And that hashtag campaign? Yikes. For example, imagine being the PR adviser behind…
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April 9, 2015

Conferences & Symposia: Potential PR Goldmine

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

With a little work and ingenuity, professional conferences can provide a wealth of PR opportunity for a company leader. Speaking at conferences enhances reputation and visibility and positions an executive as an industry and thought leader. Speaking engagements can be used to build brand and product awareness in a specific context, highlight knowledge and expertise, and…
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March 6, 2015

5 Tips For Managing Powerful PR Personalities

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

You’ve assembled a top-notch team of PR professionals who bring a range of perspectives and skills to your organization. It’s an interesting mix of different personalities and skill sets that complement and challenge each other — well done! That said, it’s a good bet your team comprises members with a mix of various rankings in the “Big Five”…
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March 3, 2015

How To Boost PR With The Right Non-Profit Partner

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

Companies choose to support non-profits for many reasons, not all of which involve public relations. A philanthropic commitment is often the result of legitimate alignment with ethical principles or social responsibility, as well as a goal to be identified with a specific cause or community. Historically, when these partnerships work, the benefits to both parties…
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February 27, 2015

5 Ways To A PR-Worthy Company Linkedin Page

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

As the most overtly “professional” of the social media platforms, Linkedin is an important and necessary part of any good public relations program. While fans look for inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest and journalists hang out on Twitter, those more focused on business — prospects, clients, partners, and employees for a given company — inhabit Linkedin….
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February 24, 2015

A Public Relations Situation: One In An Occasional Series

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

We in the PR agency world consider ourselves fairly expert at handling delicate client situations. Here we will occasionally share some examples of how our team has successfully defused, or even leveraged, a potentially negative situation. This post considers the case of the fired journalist. In recent weeks our team set up a couple of interviews…
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February 10, 2015

5 Things To Look For In A Blogger Relationship

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

Do blogs and bloggers still matter for PR agencies and professionals? While it seems that every news organization, business and activity “enthusiast” has a blog, blogging itself has quieted down in the past few years. Many blogs are extensions of mainstream media, rather than disrupting or supplanting it, and when it comes to working with bloggers…
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February 5, 2015

A Journalist’s POV: 3 Questions From A NY PR Firm

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

PR agencies treat relationships with media contacts like gold. We pride ourselves on moving beyond “pitch-and-place” and establishing a professional friendship. Part of that relationship is the journalist’s willingness to be honest about what works and doesn’t work when interesting them in a story. We recently had the pleasure of  working with Paula Rizzo, Emmy Award-winning senior…
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February 3, 2015

7 Ways Twitter Still Matters For PR

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

Twitter is coming up on 9 years old — practically “vintage” in social media terms! — yet it’s still relevant for PR agency pros and communications people.  Just consider the Super Bowl: with a record-breaking 24.8 million tweets during the broadcast, Twitter declared the game was the “most tweeted @Superbowl ever.” Fancy real-time graphics aside, Twitter still…
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January 30, 2015

The Truth About Going From Journalism To PR

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

Journalists are making the transition to PR in greater numbers than ever before, with many joining PR agencies or taking corporate communications posts. It’s widely accepted that former reporters can be valuable additions to communications teams (some arguments notwithstanding). For PR, it’s important to be able to think like a reporter and to understand how…
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