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August 27, 2019

How Simple Automation Saves Time And Tedium In PR

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

Any public relations agency today needs nearly instant resources — from details on media preferences to data that informs our pitches and programs. Teams juggle many client accounts, with each having its own needs and expectations. There’s only so much time to spend on routine work like monitoring and measuring, yet these tasks are extremely…
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February 22, 2019

3 PR Takes On YouTube’s Brand Safety Scandal

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

YouTube was hit with a major brand safety crisis this week after a blogger revealed that a community of predators have been using the platform to view content in inappropriate ways that exploit children. In the wake of the scandal, some of YouTube’s biggest advertisers, including Disney and AT&T, have pulled the plug on their ad spend –…
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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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January 30, 2018

9 Blogs To Make You PR-Smart

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Want to boost your public relations acumen? One of the best ways is to stay on top of key PR industry blogs as well as more general sites that offer a fresh take on business, creativity, and content. Why limit yourself to PR blogs when there’s a whole world of interesting stuff that can offer…
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January 25, 2018

What PR Can Learn From The Oscar Nominees

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations

This year’s best picture nominees offer glimpses into different lives and compelling stories, and they also offer up some lessons for public relations professionals. So, time spent watching movies this year can definitely be categorized as professional development, right? Here’s a light look at what we can learn from the films that captured moviegoing audiences…
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November 17, 2017

Celebrating This Season’s PR Turkeys

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations

This season, public relations teams everywhere can collectively cringe over a cornucopia of questionable PR moves resulting in bad press. But for every example of a negative story, there’s a good takeaway to incorporate into our professional lives.  Our take on some of the PR “turkeys” we’ve witnessed lately is that some companies either don’t consider…
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November 3, 2017

5 Success Strategies For PR Pitching

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

Successful media pitching in public relations has always relied on the combination of a good idea, well-timed and well-packaged to offer up to appropriate journalists. Many times, however, the factor that turns a pitch into a pitch-perfect placement is chutzpah! A little bit of thoughtful “audacity” can often make the difference between a journalist ignoring or…
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October 27, 2017

2017 PR Horror Stories And Lessons Learned

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

Whether you’re working in public relations or another service business these days, things can occasionally get.. well, scary. But Halloween offers an opportunity to reflect on hair-raising business experiences that, if nothing else, make good stories later. The ones below apply mainly to us in the PR trade, but as readers may see, some could apply…
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October 19, 2017

7 Keys To Executing A Successful PR Event

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

The hours and days immediately following a public relations event  offer a great opportunity  to assess event effectiveness and identify what worked and what could be improved.  There are some basic must-haves that clients should expect when a PR team plans and executes any publicity event. Must-haves of the effective PR event Plan the timeline…
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October 11, 2017

7 Signs Your Company Is Ready To Step Up Its PR

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

At a certain point, most small businesses outgrow their first forays into public relations. These early arrangements can include a junior in-house employee or possibly a “shared” situation where the PR function is wedged into marketing or even customer service. (Bad move.) But they usually fall short as a company grows and sees a need…
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September 19, 2017

PR Tips For Successful Media Training

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

It’s hard to overstate the importance of quality media-interview preparation to a successful public relations program. As most PRs know, an unprepared or ineffective spokesperson can unwittingly squander a media opportunity, while a well-prepared one can move it from mediocre to meteoric! Here are some “must-dos” along with new tips to incorporate into your media…
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September 15, 2017

Top Must-Read Books For PR Professionals

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

One of the smartest ways to keep producing high-quality public relations work is to keep reading – and not just work-related headlines or the clickbait on your Facebook page! We’re talking about long-form thought pieces, well-written blogs posts, and newsletters designed for particular verticals. We’re also talking about books. According to the Pew Research Center,…
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September 8, 2017

What Clients Should Expect From A PR Agency

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

There’s exhilaration every time a public relations firm enters into an agreement with a new engagement. And we’ve written about what agencies need from their client partners in order to be successful. In this post we’re looking at what clients should expect from their PR firm to ensure a productive and long-lived relationship. Beyond The…
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