Posts By: Kaitlyn Kotlowski

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January 24, 2014

PR for Start-Ups: Avoid These Pitfalls

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

For an early-stage company or start-up, a strategic PR campaign can help drive visibility, highlight what makes the company or its products different, and propel the business forward. But while early-stage entrepreneurs and their associates typically value what strategic PR can bring, they are usually wearing many hats, and they don’t always understand how to…
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January 10, 2014

PR Pros: Turn Your Client Into a Subject-Matter Expert (SME)

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

Smart PR practitioners know that it’s integral to strategic communications to have a client you can confidently and consistently put forward as a subject-matter expert (SME). Whether you’re trying to pitch a fresh story, “newsjack,” or prep a conference speaker proposal, having a go-to SME with the right background is key to many a PR…
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November 26, 2013

Preparing the Perfect RFP: Tips From A Top PR Agency

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

  As a PR agency professional, I’ve grappled with a fair share of requests for proposals, better known as RFPs. These documents can create excitement inside an agency, but since they often require an “all hands on deck” approach and usually include several PR firms, they’re regarded as a necessary evil. But the issuance of…
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October 8, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Creative Strategies for B2B Tech PR

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl

Public relations work for B2B technology clients is fascinating and often complex, but its tactics are fairly straightforward. After all, your client’s target audience is other businesses, which narrows the way you strategize PR and communications programs. But even within a B2B technology PR agency or team, there are times when “B2C” thinking adds depth…
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June 11, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Overcoming the “Sweatiest” PR Moments

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

PR is a stressful industry, but some moments are clearly more “sweat worthy” than others. It’s these moments, though, that really keep PR pros on their feet and teach invaluable lessons. After crowd sourcing some PR colleagues, here are some of the most sweat-worthy PR moments folks have dealt with and tips for overcoming them:…
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March 13, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Don’t Trip Up! FAM Trip Planning Primer

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

Seeing really is believing, and for PR pros, a familiarization press trip, or FAM trip, is a staple for securing in-depth, first-hand coverage of a destination.  A successful FAM trip will not only provide you with a way to show off your client’s tourist or business features but also give you a great opportunity to…
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November 28, 2012

Tuesday Tips: Make Your Blogger Relationships Work Harder

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

Bloggers aren’t just an online source anymore. The big ones, the “super-bloggers,” are expanding their media empire from small screens to large ones and virtual relationships to “real world” with tremendous PR potential for your clients.  You can tap into this power by following some timely tips. Effective blogger relations can expose your client to…
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