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January 22, 2020

5 Tips For Launching A PR Program In APAC

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

The Asia Pacific region contains many of the fastest-growing and lucrative business markets, especially for technology companies. Why? Advancements like 5G, robotics, AI, and mobile technology infrastructure give it an edge. Many APAC countries are still developing rapidly and offer an entrepreneurial mindset; the region has leapfrogged Western technology cycles and is racing head of…
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January 16, 2020

5 PR Takeaways From NRF 2020

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

Each year, right on the heels of CES, thousands of hungry retailers, vendors and influencers flood New York City’s Javits Center for the retail industry’s annual conference, NRF. In 2020, this PR professional was among them. NRF is at retail’s epicenter, unveiling exciting new vendors as well as key trends that define the industry for…
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December 10, 2019

Unpacking The Away PR Disaster

by: in: imPRessions, public relations

DTC luggage company Away replaced Steph Korey as CEO just days after a PR trainwreck of an article by The Verge exposed its punitive work culture. Korey will be kicked upstairs to take an Executive Chairman post and former Lululemon executive Stuart Haselden will step into her old position. To be clear, Haselden’s hire must…
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November 14, 2019

PR Tips On Being A Quotable Media Resource

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

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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October 4, 2019

Can PR Take Ownership Of Reputation?

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

In business as in life, reputation is everything. Few corporate CEOs will deny that a company’s reputation colors every aspect of business, including marketing, talent recruitment, employee relations, shareholder relations, and even customer experience. In fact, the 2017 U.S. Reputation Dividend Report calls reputation a “cornerstone of corporate value” and quantifies the dividend that corporations…
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September 18, 2019

Can A PR Plan Succeed Too Well?

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

It’s fascinating when a company’s public relations gets ahead of its reality. Any strategic PR or marketing plan should emphasize an organization’s strengths and rebut weaknesses and threats, but there’s such a thing as too much hype. This is particularly true in the tech sector. Case in point: WeWork. The Gizmodo headline, “WeWork To Delay…
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September 5, 2019

Don’t Fear The Robot: Why AI Is Good For PR And Marketing

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

We’re hearing a lot about how automation and machine learning can make our lives easier, as well as how they may threaten our livelihoods in the future. Even in PR, an occupation that’s known as hard to scale and relatively labor-intensive, there are new opportunities to automate large parts of what we do. Entrepreneur and…
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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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