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How to Gain Major Publicity Without Breaking the Bank

March 2nd, 2021 by

At first glance, you’d think every communicator would long to work on high-profile, big-money projects. Not so, argues veteran PR pro Arthur Solomon. He offers pros and cons of tentpole work. In addition, he provides tips on how to generate coverage without the luxury of having a large budget.

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Tips to Help You Avoid Killing an Important Tech Story

March 1st, 2021 by

The tech sector is leading the business world during the pandemic as numerous industries pivot to survive. Meanwhile, PR is leading tech’s conversations. Here are a few tips for ensuring you tell tech stories that resonate with their intended audiences.

Even in COVID-19, Journalists Seek Brief, Relevant Pitches

February 17th, 2021 by

A key to media relations is treating journalists as human beings. A new survey, provided exclusively to PRNEWS, looks at journalists’ income, workload, mental health and preferences about pitching and video conferences. It concludes that some things have changed with the pandemic, but the basics of media relations endure.

Beyond Black History Month: 2021 Cannot Be Just Another Year

February 17th, 2021 by

The recruitment, development and retention of Black professionals is vital to bringing new concepts and ideas to the table. To create sustained allyship, we must be prepared to go beyond Black History Month to understand our audiences and our Black colleagues.

COVID-19 Closes and Opens Opportunities for PR Pros at SCOTUS

February 10th, 2021 by

One door closes, another opens. One of the last institutions to resist TV coverage, the U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a bit during the pandemic. Now any journalist with WiFi can listen to the court’s proceedings. This means media relations must adapt. Our author finds virtual SCOTUS hearings offer new opportunities for communicators.

A Chat with Dexter Hunter-Torricke, Lead Communicator, Facebook Oversight Board

February 3rd, 2021 by

How would you like to lead communications for the new Facebook Oversight Board, which was created to adjudicate content-moderation issues for the behemoth social platform? For Dexter Hunter-Torricke, his greatest challenge, right now, is explaining to the public what the board is and does.

GameStop’s Takeaway for PR Pros: Watch Those Online Factions

February 3rd, 2021 by

The GameStop explosion means monitoring the social conversation involves a lot more than previously thought. Not only do communicators have to keep track of a slew of channels and private conversations, they need to comprehend how subreddit groups operate and the damage they can do to brands.

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Brands Look to Avoid Their Own Groundhog Day

February 2nd, 2021 by

Today, Feb. 2, 2021, many may describe their life as a “Groundhog Day.” Since the pandemic hit and the days cycle through, we’ve lived, worked and remained at home for almost a year now—adhering to stay-at-home guidelines. Much like people, brands and organizations can find themselves in a funk, putting out the same messaging year after year, which, while reliable, can lose the attention of a fickle populace. 

Onclusive and Shareablee Partner on Earned, Owned and Social Data

February 2nd, 2021 by

Onclusive and Shareablee announced a strategic partnership to offer marketing and communication teams solutions for earned, owned and social media insights.

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Once Again, Headlines Offer Lessons for PR Pros

January 27th, 2021 by

A careful reading of the news can be a boon for PR professionals, argues veteran communicator Arthur Solomon. In his yearly roundup of news items that provide PR takeaways, Solomon offers tips on media relations, PR crisis, workplace relations and other important topics.