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May 3, 2016

Clever PR Ideas For Mother’s Day

by: in: PR Fish Bowl
MothersDayPR

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
pr writing

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 21, 2016

How To Win A PR War (Hubspot vs Dan Lyons)

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations, reputation

Marketing software company Hubspot’s recent struggle with writer Dan Lyons is instructive for anyone embroiled in a public relations war about reputation. The brouhaha wasn’t as public as some such battles – largely because Hubspot isn’t a consumer company  — but it made the rounds in technology circles faster than new malware and probably caused…
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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

Managing The Risks Of Influencer Marketing

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations

Influencer marketing programs are a godsend for PR agencies and others who look to combine the third-party endorsement of earned media with the credibility of word-of-mouth marketing. But any influencer marketing opportunity comes with risks and caveats, as recent news suggests. Compliance.  Lord & Taylor recently settled charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission for…
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April 14, 2016

8 Podcasts PR People Should Know

by: in: PR Fish Bowl
PR podcasts

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 7, 2016

Want To Work In PR? Take This Quiz

by: in: PR Fish Bowl
PRWorkQuiz

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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April 1, 2016

What Master Interviewers Can Teach PR People

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations

Because we spend time preparing clients for meetings with journalists, PR people tend to study media interviews from the view of the person getting the questions. During this crazy political primary season, interview-watching is a spectator sport, usually starring Donald Trump. Yet something changed this week. Trump has had interviews with conservative Wisconsin radio personality…
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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
PR Spring

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 17, 2016

3 Tech Trends PR Should Care About

by: in: PR Fish Bowl
techtrendsPR

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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March 3, 2016

A PR Quiz: Who Said It?

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

How well do you think you know the field of public relations? Or at least, PR’s reputation? The savviest PR professionals are keenly aware of public perception, whether the focus is B2B tech, packaged consumer goods, or crisis communications. Since public perception is often shaped by what’s said by famous leaders in business, politics, and sports, here’s…
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February 25, 2016

7 Ways To Spark Creative PR Ideas

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

When it comes to generating ideas for public relations programs, where does inspiration come from? It strikes like a muse, or lightning from the sky, right? Hardly. As with any creative process, brilliant ideas don’t come out of nowhere; in fact, they are usually hard earned. More often than not there’s a process that came…
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February 18, 2016

6 PR-Friendly Traits Of Successful Startups

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

When you’re a technology PR agency working with mature startups in growth mode, certain characteristics form patterns as you develop PR strategies. As natural storytellers, we’re always looking for the compelling narratives that tie to broader themes, and when it comes to tech companies, these traits tend to make themselves clear. Here are the PR-friendly…
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February 9, 2016

SWAK: PR Valentines For 2016

by: in: PR Fish Bowl
PR Valentines

Public relations work can sometimes be a thankless task, but occasionally PR pros receive “valentines” of sorts. Like the ideal client, or the story that just keeps getting better and better, the approach of Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to chronicle our favorite gifts. Here are just a few PR valentines that make us feel…
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February 4, 2016

Martin Shkreli’s Guide To PR Suicide

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations

Talk about a public relations lesson in what not to do. Bad-boy pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has been called a “world-class jerk,” “brat businessman” and “most punchable” — and those were just the printable things in an hour on Twitter. Shkreli has become a public villain of cartoonish proportions. It started when, as CEO of…
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February 4, 2016

6 Tips For Picking The Right PR Firm For You

by: in: PR Fish Bowl
PR Firm For You

Choosing the right PR agency for your company can be a daunting challenge, but fortunately there’s plenty of knowledge to be shared on the subject. Whether you’re seeking a firm that excels in B2B technology PR, or an agency with international capabilities for consumer brands, consider these tips to help find the right agency for your…
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January 26, 2016

Why Are PR Agencies So White?

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions

The public relations industry has done a good job speaking out about the lack of ethnic and demographic diversity in our business – particularly at PR agencies, where middle-class whites predominate, and where C-level management is mostly Caucasian men. For the unpersuaded, there’s some excellent content on why ethnic diversity is critical to the future…
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January 26, 2016

5 PR Lessons From Our Favorite Instagrammers

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

With more than 400 million users monthly, Instagram can be a powerful tool in a PR campaign — as we previously noted here. With 68 percent of users saying they engage with brands on Instagram, big brands, small businesses, and influencers alike have embraced the social media platform, producing content that professional communicators can learn much from. Here are…
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January 19, 2016

5 Steps To Good PR From Social Media Complaints

by: in: PR Fish Bowl
social media PR

Social media has become a favorite medium for customer service complaints, but is there a way to transform such complaints into good PR for your company? We think there is. Customer service and public relations are growing closer, and engaging complainers on social media — the right way — is an opportunity to turn critics…
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January 15, 2016

The PR Wisdom Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by: in: imPRessions, public relations

Like many professional communicators, I’ve long considered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a model of natural public relations instincts and admired his speeches and sermons as examples of communications artistry. The celebrated “I Have A Dream” address can still give me chills. But King’s life and writings offer more inspiration for professional persuaders than…
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