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crisis management, ImPRessions, public relations • January 6, 2022

The PR Winners And Losers Of 2021

It’s only the first week of 2022, but the PR scandals and triumphs of last year already seem distant. But before we let them fade into the rear-view mirror, I couldn’t resist one last list about 2021. Here are my  nominees for the PR Winners and Losers of the year. The PR Winners Britney Spears […]

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ImPRessions, public relations • December 23, 2021

6 Trends That Will Affect PR In 2022

As we turn the page on the year, it’s time to look at the trends that affect PR and marketing communications. Of course, the changes we see aren’t usually sudden. They don’t magically start with the new calendar. They’re the continuation or peaking of the events and moves we’ve experienced in 2021. These are the […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions • November 19, 2021

7 Signs You’re Not Ready For A PR Agency

Bringing on an external resource for public relations is a big commitment for any business. Most companies make that move only after careful consideration, and sometimes it’s a step that’s overdue. But occasionally an organization will sign with a PR firm prematurely or in error. Here’s how to know if you’re not yet ready for […]

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communications, Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions • October 18, 2021

Can Ethical PRs Represent Unethical Clients?

The public relations business is plagued with bad cultural stereotypes (see: Flacks) as well as real-life examples of specialists who lie or deceive. Sure, every occupation has its bad apples. Ironically, however, image control for PR is particularly challenging. For one thing, we answer to many parties, from clients and media to shareholders and stakeholders. […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, media relations • September 29, 2021

Why Press Coverage Still Matters In PR

Is earned media – otherwise known as press coverage — still the key to a successful public relations program? Or is it simply one component of the broader picture? It may seem like a silly question; after all, “publicity” is what people think of when they think about PR. And even in the business, many […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions • August 31, 2021

Lessons Of Theranos: Sex, Lies, And PR

Like many in tech PR, I’m fascinated by the Theranos story because of what it says about Silicon Valley, public relations, and the press. Now that the trial of its disgraced founder Elizabeth Holmes has started, media and pundits have updated their hot takes on her spectacular rise and fall. Theranos claimed to have devised […]

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ImPRessions, public relations • August 6, 2021

What Thought Leaders Have In Common

In B2B public relations, there’s a lot of talk about thought leadership. Agency teams promise client executives that they’ll be positioned as thought leaders, we throw the term into proposals, and we call our content “thought capital.” Granted, good executive content is a very useful component of a B2B PR program, but that doesn’t necessarily […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, public relations • July 21, 2021

Who’s Winning The PR Space Race?

The new space race is on, but this time, instead of a PR challenge among competing governments and clashing ideologies, it’s a pissing contest among billionaire entrepreneurs…with phallic imagery to match. Or so it seems. The national press has chronicled the space flights with live saturation coverage so far. Maybe it’s a welcome break from […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, public relations • July 1, 2021

A Toast To Independent PR Agencies

It’s nearly Independence Day, which is a good time to reflect on what independence means in the business of public relations. Lots of ad and PR agencies tout their independent status in their marketing. Judging from a quick review of the websites of midsize PR firms, most think it’s a differentiator. But what does the […]

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