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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 accelerated pace of change, new directions don’t always announce themselves with great clarity. Yet in 2017 we’ve seen the growth of 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…
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December 19, 2017

2017 Crisis Management That (Mostly) Worked

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

Armchair PR experts get lots of mileage from critiquing crisis management by major brands and businesses this time of year. But what about the crisis situations that are handled well? Those instances are obviously few and far between, presumably because we don’t hear about the bad news that never hit the press. But in the…
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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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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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October 10, 2017

A PR Trend: The Corporate CEO As Social Advocate

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

We’re living in divided times, and no PR professional is immune. If it weren’t for historical reminders, like those Hamilton-era honor duels, you’d think our culture is more splintered than ever. Part of what hinders communicators are changes in the news media. The media that once united us has fragmented into highly curated content feeds…
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