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Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, ImPRessions • August 4, 2022

How Not To Get Cancelled: A PR View

After four months of ostracism for slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards, Will Smith has posted a video apologizing for his behavior. As apologies go, it’s late, but not bad. Yet as a PR observer, I’m not too concerned about Smith’s future. He’s a hugely successful actor with access to the best advice […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, public relations • June 28, 2022

7 Reasons To Hire An Independent PR Firm

For a creative services firm – like ad, PR or marketing agencies – differentiation is key. One way agencies distinguish themselves is by touting their independent status. In the advertising world, that may mean the company isn’t part of a consulting firm. The implication is that its team is free to offer top creative and […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, public relations • June 17, 2022

How Can We Mandate Ethics In PR?

It’s no small irony that public relations has a reputation problem. At times PR agencies run afoul of ethical standards by trafficking in false or misleading information, hiding conflicts of interest, or working with a lack of transparency. Then there’s what one report calls “defense of malicious behavior” where a PR team chooses to represent […]

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ImPRessions, public relations • May 24, 2022

How PR Can Boost A B2B Brand

With its splashy headlines and viral tweets, consumer PR gets all the attention. But a well crafted PR program can have a powerful impact on B2B businesses, too. And it’s often very cost-effective relative to consumer public relations. Think about business categories where the margins are high and the sales cycle is long – enterprise […]

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ImPRessions, marketing, public relations • April 13, 2022

How To Build A Purpose-Driven Brand

In the years since “purpose-driven” brands have become hot among marketing and PR people, one thing has become clear – having a well communicated purpose is good for business. As Joanna Seddon of Presciant brand consultancy puts it, “Purpose-drive brands are more successful (than others) in every way.” An organization linked to a coherent purpose […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions • March 3, 2022

How Ukraine Is Winning The PR War

As Russia prepared to invade his country, many feared Ukraine’s president, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, was in over his head. Before his election Zelensky was best known for starring in a popular TV series about a history teacher who wins the presidency after a video of his anti-government rant goes viral. And like his sitcom […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions • February 22, 2022

Can PR Agencies Protect Their Ideas?

“You give away your best thinking on spec.” My husband once said that as he watched me sweat a high-stakes new biz proposal that hinged on The Big Idea. That observation bothered me for years, because it was true. But how does a PR or ad agency avoid it? A recent Twitter dustup highlighted the […]

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Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, ImPRessions • January 24, 2022

A PR Storm Brews For Edelman

The PR industry has spent decades proving that PR really works. The fruits of a quality PR campaign aren’t always easily measurable or even obvious, but we’ve made great strides in demonstrating the power of PR and the value of its outcomes. Climate-change politics and PR That’s why it strikes me as ironic that some […]

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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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