Posts By: Michelle Han

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July 26, 2016

6 Ways PR Is Using Snapchat

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

As a field full of creatives and forward thinkers, it’s no wonder tech and consumer public relations agencies have embraced newer social media platforms. Snapchat, the platform best known for sharing disappearing images, has become a social media giant since its founding four years ago. A favorite among millennials, Snapchat boasts 150 million daily users by…
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July 19, 2016

7 Tips For Curating The Best PR Content

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

It’s no secret content is king when it comes to PR campaigns, but what are the basic rules for curating a body of content that will have the most impact on your business or brand? Curated content can include original content — written and visual pieces created by you — contributed pieces, or, most commonly, content…
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July 12, 2016

5 Ways To Keep Your PR Cool

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

The summer heat here in the Northeast has us thinking about the instances when it’s crucial to keep your PR cool. The scenarios are numerous — it could be in the midst of a live TV segment that’s going awry, a much-anticipated launch event where things aren’t working out the way you planned, or any…
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July 5, 2016

7 Bad PR Habits To Break Right Now

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

It’s a cliché that the public relations relations business needs better PR for itself, but did you ever wonder why it suffers from an image problem? Sometimes it’s due to the bad habits of those who practice PR. Every profession has its share of negative stereotypes; some are lighthearted, some have an ounce of truth…
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June 28, 2016

7 Pitching Tips For Better Tech PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Earning coverage in the top-tier tech press is a mainstay for any technology PR program, whether your brand deals in consumer tech or B2B services. Universal pitching rules apply here, but a few twists are in order when it comes to getting out technology news. In some ways, pitching tech is more straightforward than working…
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June 21, 2016

5 Benefits Of Hyperlocal PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Hyperlocal public relations can be easily overlooked, especially when dealing with PR campaigns for national or global companies. But “hyperlocal may be the new global.” An extremely local approach can support business goals nicely, particularly for national brands with dozens, if not hundreds, of local outlets, or services focused on very specific segments of an…
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June 14, 2016

5 Tips For Winning Father’s Day PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Can Father’s Day be a viable opportunity for generating positive PR? If done well, our answer is a resounding yes! There’s no shortage of interest in the holiday: the changing role of dads is becoming evident, and Father’s Day spending is expected to reach a record $14.3 billion in 2016, according to the National Retail…
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June 2, 2016

8 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

The battle for positive public relations can be fierce, but there’s an upside to having competition. If you know who your main rivals are, there’s much to be learned about how to maximize PR for your own company or brand. All it takes is paying attention and knowing what to look for. Here are eight questions…
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May 26, 2016

PR’s Future: What Will The Next 10 Years Bring?

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

It seems there’s no end to the conversation over how public relations will change in the coming years. Predictions, warnings, and optimistic expectations about the future of PR and communications abound. It’s helpful for a PR team to consider what lies ahead, as it helps keep us sharp, adaptable, and in a constant learning mode….
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May 24, 2016

Perfecting Your PR Messaging

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Crafting the right messaging for public relations is like laying a strong foundation for a solid PR program. Whether your brand is strictly B2B or consumer, it’s worth spending the time to make sure core messages are bulletproof, easy to understand, and translatable in any format. This must hold true whether your team is speaking to…
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May 19, 2016

3 PR Pitfalls To Avoid This Memorial Day

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Memorial Day is both a somber holiday and the joyful unofficial start to summer, making it ripe with potential PR pitfalls for the uninitiated. Many a well-intentioned company has put their foot in it on the day when Americans remember those who died in service to the country. Those who labor in public relations should think…
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May 10, 2016

7 Keys To Using Surveys For PR

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

In public relations, as with with so many practices, having good data is important. Whether your focus is in consumer or B2B tech PR or communications programs for fintech or nonprofit work, being able to serve up precise numbers can go a long way in media relations. Surveys are effective for generating such data. If done well,…
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May 3, 2016

Clever PR Ideas For Mother’s Day

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

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

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

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

8 Podcasts PR People Should Know

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

6 Tips For Picking The Right PR Firm For You

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

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

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 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 12, 2016

7 Ways To Help Your Tech PR Agency Succeed

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

If you’ve ever worked with a top technology PR agency, you know the business of developing public relations programs for hot tech companies or startups can be challenging. That’s why it’s important that all members of your PR team are working in sync and that the time is being well deployed. To be successful, there…
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