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A Plain Truth About the Media Ecosystem

May 7th, 2015 by

There are so many sources of news media now and so many ways to get the news, it’s difficult to determine which outlets and journalists have the most influence. Also, social media has leveled the playing field, and traditional media brands don’t matter as much now. So you’ve been led to believe—or want to believe. […]

5 Tips for Using Snapchat from 16 Handles

March 4th, 2015 by

Nearly 20 percent of all social media users in the U.S. are on Snapchat and, according to The Wall Street Journal, the service currently processes nearly half a billion snaps per day. If you’re a brand who wants to engage on Snapchat but don’t quite know where to start, here are some tips for getting off the ground.

The First Line of Crisis Communication

March 2nd, 2015 by

If you can’t intelligently communicate to employees what the problem is—and how you intend to fix it—good luck trying to convince consumers, customers, media and perhaps government that you have the crisis under control.

When Using Big Data, Devise Metrics With Meaning

March 2nd, 2015 by

The key to helping news-minded PR pros communicate effectively with quant-minded marketers and business execs is not to develop a one-size fits all über metric, but to coordinate on a common set of communications goals and measure what matters.

A Huge Bet That Paid Off

March 2nd, 2015 by

▶ It’s kind of funny to say, but Under Armour was a risk . I was very well established at Reebok . This opportunity [with Under Armour] came up in 2008 and at first I actually declined. I didn’t want to

PR Spurs Cosmetics Brand to Get Flatter

March 2nd, 2015 by

Having a 360-degree model to capitalize on the company’s media coverage is just one way that NuFACE is trying to integrate communications and tear down its business silos.

The Week in PR – A roundup of PR and marketing-related news

March 2nd, 2015 by

‘Embracing the Hate’ as the latest marketing tool, stepping on a positive message and Amazon’s new senior VP for worldwide corporate affairs (via the White House).

How to Generate Interest From Gen Y

March 2nd, 2015 by

Brands must target Millennials where they live and get their news and align with their influencers. They also must tread lightly, however.

PR Pros Need to Reevaluate Pinterest and Snapchat

March 2nd, 2015 by

With additional funding Snapchat and Pinterest likely will grow their services, land more market share and expand globally.

Time for a Closer Look at Your Content

March 2nd, 2015 by

When brands slice and dice their information into snackable and visual content they boost the odds that consumers will pay closer attention to the message. The challenge is when to distribute the content.