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March 20, 2018

How PR Measures Corporate Reputation

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

Most public relations professionals know that a company’s reputation can be big factor in its long-term success. A positive public perception helps inspire employees, recruit new talent, protect a brand from negative PR, and differentiate its offering from that of the competition. When it comes to government relations and regulatory issues, a stellar reputation can…
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March 13, 2018

Global PR Trends And Practices In An Age Of Uncertainty

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

Every two years, the New York-based Corporate Communication International (CCI), conducts an in-depth survey of senior PR and communications officers at Fortune 500 companies about global PR trends. As a sort of “state of the communications field” analysis the CCI Corporate Communication Practices and Trends Study 2017 offers fascinating insights about the PR landscape today. Speed…
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March 7, 2018

The Evolution Of Social Marketing In PR: A Snapshot

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

Nearly a decade after winning the vote, American women took to the streets in 1929 to march against the patriarchy in a brilliant New York PR stunt focused around … smoking? That’s right, in the innocent days before the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, public relations industry godfather Edward Bernays hatched an…
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February 27, 2018

A PR View Of Brands In The Crosshairs

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, imPRessions, leadership, public relations

When should a large company take a political stand? Some PR experts would say never. And you can’t blame big companies if they want to avoid public debates about the causes of gun violence, climate change, or other politicized issues. But increasingly, corporate America is being asked to pick a side. It seems there’s more…
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February 26, 2018

KFC Crisis Response Is A PR Win

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, imPRessions, public relations, reputation

Who says you can’t make lemons into PR lemonade? That’s precisely what the UK unit of fast-food chain KFC managed after an embarrassing shortage of a pretty important ingredient in its prepared meals – that’s right, chicken. Due to a change in suppliers, KFC was somehow unable to procure birds in the UK, forcing it…
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February 22, 2018

How Good PR Builds Competitive Advantage for Startups

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

Gaining competitive advantage with PR programs comprised of media relations, reputation management, and content marketing can help a young tech company achieve prominence. For an early-stage technology business, differentiation can be everything. Many operate in a crowded environment prone to fast changes and quick obsolescence. While solid business strategy and a good marketing plan are fundamental, a…
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February 15, 2018

Tech PR Tips To Pitch Media Like A Boss

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

Media relations is typically a key part of a good technology PR program. One thing entrepreneur-led startups and enterprise technology businesses have in common is a desire to generate positive earned media coverage in widely read publications from TechCrunch to BloombergBusinessWeek. Here are our best tips for maximizing public relations success for tech clients, straight…
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February 7, 2018

The Death Of A PR Firm, Due To Bad PR

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, imPRessions, public relations, reputation

Can you imagine being the guy running a public relations agency that “perished in a public relations fiasco”?  That’s the unhappy fate of James Henderson, the former CEO of now-defunct PR and crisis management powerhouse Bell Pottinger. The London-based firm imploded last year after its role in running a “dirty campaign” for South African client…
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January 24, 2018

7 Reasons Why PR Matters More Than Ever

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Public relations has many fans, from legendary figures like Steve Jobs, to the current occupant of the White House. Yet PR doesn’t always command the same respect as other disciplines, like advertising or direct-mail. It’s even still a bit mysterious to some. As Greg Galant of MuckRack once observed, the advertising business is linked with…
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January 17, 2018

Are CEOs Ready To Embrace Social Activism?

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, reputation

For years, public relations and reputation experts have promoted CEO activism and corporate social responsibility, preaching its benefits and warning of limits and pitfalls. But for many corporate communicators, the position was lonely. For some companies, the embrace of social change programming was little more than lip service — maybe a dignified corporate social responsibility…
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December 29, 2017

Trends That Will Shape PR in 2018

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations

What can PR  professionals expect in 2018? Despite the acceleration of change, new directions don’t always announce themselves. Yet in 2017 we’ve seen specific trends that might reasonably be expected to continue through next year. Here are some we’ve noticed. Brand advocacy will grow. Shortly before the inauguration of the new president, some brands  went…
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December 15, 2017

Top PR Takeaways For The Year

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, public relations

Each December public relations agencies spend time crafting pitches and byline articles capturing clients’ takeaways for their particular industry. It’s the season for recaps, forecasts, and lessons learned, so it makes sense for PR professionals, too, to look back and ruminate on the year that’s coming to an end and share a few observations from…
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November 22, 2017

Top PR Holiday Pitching Tips

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

Tis the season for public relations‘ best and brightest to wield creative wit and savvy strategy in the name of meaningful holiday media placements. There are countless opportunities in print, digital and broadcast available with a little research, packaging and know-how. And, despite the calendar, digital media seem to publish holiday-themed news until the 11th…
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November 20, 2017

How To Engage Millennials In Corporate Social Responsiblity

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations

When it comes to philanthropy, Americans are a generous bunch. A natural disaster tends to create its own PR appeals, and in 2017, millions responded. We opened our wallets to help victims of floods, fires, and other catastrophes, and the giving season has only just begun. The sixth annual #givingTuesday on November 28 will probably…
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