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May 6, 2016

A Journalist’s POV: Questions From A PR Team

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl

One of the coolest things about working in public relations is forging strong working relationships with press. Recently, we were pleased to begin such a relationship with Modern Marketing Exchange, an online publication and weekly newsletter focused on innovation and new technology for marketers and filled with short, punchy and relevant pieces. Editor Agata Smieciuszewski was…
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July 15, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Five Timeless PR Tips to a Successful Grand Opening

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl

By guest blogger Alexandra Scott Ready to open the doors for a client’s new venture? Congratulations! Make sure to incorporate these top PR tips into your master plan. Know your media. Which media sources should you contact? Start “hyper-local” (think Patches, community papers etc.) Determine if your story has longer “legs” – is your company…
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March 13, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Don’t Trip Up! FAM Trip Planning Primer

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

Seeing really is believing, and for PR pros, a familiarization press trip, or FAM trip, is a staple for securing in-depth, first-hand coverage of a destination.  A successful FAM trip will not only provide you with a way to show off your client’s tourist or business features but also give you a great opportunity to…
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February 1, 2013

TGIF: To Preview, or Not to Preview: That is the Super Bowl PR Question

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

While getting a head start on the competition is generally viewed as a smart strategy, does it translate into (PR) points for Super Bowl advertisers? Which method pays bigger dividends – previewing, or creating anticipation by waiting? Here are the two views. The Upside: Maximum Exposure By choosing to broadcast commercials or teasers, sponsors get…
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January 24, 2013

TGIF: It’s Award Season – Even In PR

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

by guest blogger George Drucker We’re getting into awards season. . . in film, television, even public relations. It reminds me of a learning from years ago that has affected my modus operandi for business development and client relations ever since. Winning awards for creativity is great for the ego. But it’s not necessarily what…
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December 25, 2012

Tuesday Tips: PR Skills You Need (& won’t find on Google)

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

In a recent Seattle Times piece, Allison J. Head announced her qualms about new workers. Like many young PR folks today, I am a child of Google. As long as there’s been internet, we’ve had questions and Google’s had the answers. However, not every on-the-job dilemma can be solved by the master search engine. Here…
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November 28, 2012

Tuesday Tips: Make Your Blogger Relationships Work Harder

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

Bloggers aren’t just an online source anymore. The big ones, the “super-bloggers,” are expanding their media empire from small screens to large ones and virtual relationships to “real world” with tremendous PR potential for your clients.  You can tap into this power by following some timely tips. Effective blogger relations can expose your client to…
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July 10, 2012

SCOTUS And What It Means When The Media Get It Wrong

by: in: communications, Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, social media

Media mistakes happen all the time. Publicists joke about mangled names and massacred quotes, and even The New York Times – especially The New York Times – is regularly skewered over its errors and omissions. But occasionally media get it wrong in a big way, – an unforgivable, historically indelible, “Dewey Beats Truman” way. That’s…
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May 8, 2012

Tuesday Tips: Creating the Killer PR Briefing Book

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

The secret behind a great media interview? Sometimes, it’s the humble briefing book. Prior to a media meeting, most PR pros prepare a thorough briefing book to introduce a client or spokesperson to each individual outlet and interviewer. In “The Devil Wears Prada” the “mother of all briefing books” was an actual volume that Anne…
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January 10, 2012

Tuesday Tips: Defining Desksiders

by: in: creativity, public relations

It’s not every day you get to sit one-on-one with a magazine editor in his/her office, so when you do get the chance, take advantage! In PR, we call these meetings “desksiders” as you are literally given the chance to sit deskside with an editor and introduce them to your client’s wares.  These meetings are…
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July 1, 2011

TGIF – Declaration of PR Independence

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

  “A press release should never be more than one page long.” “The ad and editorial departments are completely separate.” “Media contacts are too busy for ‘clever’ pitches, just the facts please.” Above are just a few examples of long-held PR “truths” that shackle creative practitioners to outdated axioms and methods that just don’t get…
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