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August 20, 2019

“Stakeholder Value” Is Good PR — And Good Business

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

The recent move by the Business Roundtable to redefine corporate priorities by emphasizing value beyond shareholder profits is the latest indicator that corporate reputation’s importance is on the rise. The statement supporting “stakeholder value” is also a good sign for public relations professionals who preach corporate responsibility or even strategic activism in U.S. corporate boardrooms….
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August 5, 2019

Edelman Falls Short As PR Industry Leader

by: in: crisis management, imPRessions, public relations

It’s always instructive when PR teams entrusted with managing the reputations of major corporations run into reputation problems of their own. But it’s downright disturbing when it happens to one that presumes to lead our industry. Mega-agency Edelman recently made waves by resigning a lucrative engagement working with for-profit corrections company The GEO Group, a…
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July 10, 2019

Why PR Pros Are The Most Versatile Writers

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

As a profession, public relations evokes images of media pitching or crisis management. But according to the 2018 USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations Global Communications Report, writing is the skill most valued by PR recruiters.  That makes sense; persuasion is fueled by artful storytelling, and despite the growth of video, many stories are still…
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June 26, 2019

When The CEO Should Be The PR Spokesperson

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

Public relations teams and their agencies routinely urge leaders to build a public profile through social media and high-level content. But when should the CEO of a major company serve as its public spokesperson? How should a public role align with an organization’s business goals? Research by Chief Executive magazine and the USC Annenberg Center…
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May 28, 2019

How Brands Create Fans

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations

In today’s fragmented media environment, the scarcest commodity for any marketing or PR pro is customer attention. That’s why engaging users and relationship marketing is so fascinating – and so elusive. Too many brands have outsourced their customer relationships to influencers like celebrities for hire. Influencers are effective, but how much more powerful are real,…
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May 15, 2019

Why Boeing’s Reputation Radar Failed

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

Boeing’s PR crisis deepened this week as a fuller picture emerged of its handling of serious problems surrounding the 737 Max. With the release of audio from a tense November 2018 meeting between the American Airlines pilots’ union and Boeing executives – after the Lion Air crash but before the Ethiopian Airlines accident – the…
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May 8, 2019

Smart Speakers Offer A Clear Opportunity For PR

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations

Alexa, will technology change the public relations industry? It already has, of course. We use data analytics to inform our campaigns and to measure campaign outcomes like message delivery or perception change. Social listening and media monitoring is key for many programs, and PR pros have used email marketing for years, even for targeted media…
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April 30, 2019

Tech Companies Concerned About Diversity — Here’s How PR Can Help

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

One of the top challenges tech PR people are helping clients with today is attracting and maintaining a diverse workforce. In particular, the artificial intelligence (AI) sector is facing deserved and overdue scrutiny about its commitment to diversity and inclusion. As companies continue to talk about their AI, machine learning and data science capabilities, journalists…
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April 10, 2019

How To Restore A Public Reputation

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

When the college admissions cheating and bribery scandal broke nearly a month ago, two names led the headlines. More than 50 people were implicated, but actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were featured in every article. Both actors’ spouses were mentioned, and as a social influencer, Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade was also drawn into the…
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March 28, 2019

5 Ways To Ensure A Worthwhile Analyst Meeting

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

In today’s B2B PR, good analyst relations (AR) are essential. Technology analysts at firms like Gartner, Forrester and IDC can meaningfully shape the overall direction of a category and directly impact a B2B technology provider’s business. This can occur in two ways. First, most analyst firms publish in-depth research that potential clients and existing customers…
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