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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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January 26, 2015

How To Make A TED Talk Part Of A PR Plan

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

For some in the PR world, TED talks represent the “holy grail” of thought leadership initiatives. But how should PR professionals approach securing this highly competitive opporrunity? TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). The organization began in…
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January 22, 2015

How To Make Content More Shareable (And PR Friendly)

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

Creating content that is shared broadly is a great way to build good PR, whether it’s for yourself, your company or brand, or for others. And while there’s no way to predict precisely which posts, pictures, videos or articles will be most popular, there are some basic guidelines to improve the chances of your content’s being shared….
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January 16, 2015

Five Ways To Come Up With Great PR Ideas

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

Much of successful public relations has to do with simply spotting good ideas, and recognizing their PR value. But generating good press for businesses and brands also means coming up with fresh concepts on a consistent basis — especially after the cool new product has been launched, or the buzz from a seasonal campaign has died down. Consider…
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January 13, 2015

Five Influential Thought Leaders In 2014

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

The PR industry doesn’t give an award for “Thought Leader of the Year,” but perhaps it should. Company execs (or their PR reps) who’ve done a masterful job at expressing important ideas and exerting positive influence ought to be recognized, particularly if the individual used traditional and digital media to change opinions or spur others…
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December 23, 2014

Five Tips For Media Relations Success In Healthcare PR

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

When it comes to medical and healthcare PR, standard best practices apply, but there are some industry-specific guidelines to follow to ensure successful outcomes. We recently attended a “Meet the Media” event hosted by the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society of Greater New York, which included a panel of health care reporters and editors offering…
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December 5, 2014

Weatherproof Your PR Programs For 2015

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations

It’s getting cold out there, and the approach of colder months is a great time to shore up your PR programs for the months ahead. Just as you’d weatherproof your home to prepare for the long season of colder, darker days, communications professionals can employ some basic steps to prepare for success in the next…
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November 14, 2014

PR Lessons from Taylor Swift

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations

There’s no escaping the Taylor Swift PR phenomenon – like it or not, the millennial pop  queen is everywhere! This week she promptly became the only recording artist in history to sell more than 1 million albums in a week, three times in a row. And her decision to pull all her music from the…
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