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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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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 13, 2017

PR Heroes Of The Hurricanes

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

Back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma were unprecedented in their impact, destroying lives and homes, wreaking billions in damage, and knocking other news out of the headlines (a minor challenge for the media and public relations professions.) But the storms of September also brought some good news. Experts tell us that the U.S. is improving in…
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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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September 6, 2017

PR Tips On Being Quoted In The Media

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations

As public relations professionals know, there are many different types of media interviews. Some are features based on in-depth contact with company representatives. Others involve a chance to comment about a breaking news story or issue. In the latter case, we sometimes experience disappointment. We work to generate a quick opportunity for a client or…
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August 28, 2017

Best PR Practices For International Clients

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

At any given time our New York-based public relations teams are managing the accounts of clients from Pennsylvania to Poland. International business helps put a PR agency (quite literally) on the map, opening doors to expanded business opportunities. Given our large number of clients beyond the U.S., we’ve learned some tricks to help erase borders, ease…
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August 23, 2017

The 7 “New” Rules Of Digital PR

by: in: imPRessions

Do you work in digital PR? If you work in public relations at all, the answer is yes. The difference between digital PR and “traditional” PR is fuzzy, yet worth examining, because it has transformed our profession in so many ways. And with change come challenges. In some ways PR hasn’t changed that much. We…
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August 8, 2017

Google Earns Positive PR On Diversity – Under Duress

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

Simmering issues of diversity and gender discrimination in the tech industry were spotlighted this week when an internal memo penned by a Google engineer went viral, causing a public relations earthquake for the company. Although the 10-page “anti-diversity” memo was actually more nuanced than some reports gave it credit for, its thesis triggered a quick…
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