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communications, Crenshaw Communications, marketing, media relations, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • August 5, 2020

PR Tips On “Closing The Deal”

Business presentations are both exciting and stressful — whether you’re in PR, sales, marketing or a tech startup looking for funding.  Intangible factors like personal chemistry, charisma, and energy are top factors. But especially in the COVID era, the packaging of the presentation itself is also critical. Before you speak in-person or virtually, prospective clients […]

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communications, Crenshaw Communications, media relations, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • July 1, 2020

How To Write A Pitch That Will Actually Be Read

As most PR people know, reporters don’t read every story pitch that lands in their inbox. A recent study found that 42% of journalists, writers and bloggers get 11 to 100 pitches daily, and 5% receive a whopping 100 or more email pitches every day. A public relations team’s challenge is to create a winning […]

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communications, Crenshaw Communications, media relations, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • June 11, 2020

In PR, Press Releases Still Matter

If you’re working in public relations, or even if you simply follow companies out of personal or professional interest, you understand the press release  — an announcement prepared in a semi-journalistic format for use by media. But in our business the role of the press release is up for debate. Journalists are finding less value […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, media relations, public relations • November 14, 2019

PR Tips On Being A Quotable Media Resource

To promote professional expertise and build visibility, it helps to be a media resource – that’s what keeps PR agencies in business. It’s also why it hurts when, after investing in researching and shaping a potential story, an interview doesn’t make its way past the initial phone call. How can subject-matter experts maximize their chances […]

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Crenshaw Communications, media relations, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • March 5, 2019

3 Rules For “Off the Record” Conversations

An “off-the-record” conversation with a journalist can sound mysterious or complex, but in PR it’s a very effective tool. Whether you’re providing candid background about a frustrating trend in your industry or trying to blunt the impact of a coming story about your organization, off-the-record interactions with reporters can deliver benefit for your brand, even […]

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Crenshaw Communications, media relations, PR Fish Bowl • December 18, 2017

PR Goal-Setting For 2018

  Where is your company in its public relations planning for 2018? Whether a brand needs B2B or B2C PR next year, the steps to manage the process are similar. It’s best to begin by looking at the big picture to see where PR fits in the overall marketing scheme of things and then take a […]

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Crenshaw Communications, media relations, PR Fish Bowl • December 5, 2017

A Public Relations Mixtape For The Season

There’s a certain rhythm to working in public relations – agencies tackle new business opportunities, work closely with client teams and do the day-to-day work of media relations and thought leadership. In the ebb and flow of work, we like to incorporate music. The right songs help elevate the mood when the work is stressful, […]

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Crenshaw Communications, media relations, public relations • September 12, 2017

5 Brilliant PR Stunts And Why They Worked

  Every so often a public relations team comes up with a PR stunt that earns stellar media coverage. But no stunt is worth the effort and resources if it doesn’t advance brand messages in a positive way. Even seemingly stale “World’s Largest [insert brand name]” can pack a strategic punch — if well executed. […]

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Crenshaw Communications, media relations, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • July 5, 2017

In PR, It’s All About The Optics

In public relations, we often describe our approach to earned media this way; what we give up in editorial control we make up for in credibility. We can’t always persuade a writer to compose a story exactly the way we want, but a publication’s imprimatur and its digital domain authority can more then make up for […]

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