Finding Your Creative Energy

Finding Your Creative Energy 0

There are days when I’m elbow deep in strategic planning, from research, audits and policies to communications strategy for my clients. However, at any time I could be called to put on my creative hat and brainstorm some fun / unique program ideas. Sound familiar? It’s a big shift from left to right brain, turning […]

The Three Things To Kill In Your Media Interviews

The Three Things To Kill In Your Media Interviews 4

Memory studies consistently find that people forget the vast majority of what they read, hear, or see, especially if they are only exposed to the information one time. One early study by Herman Ebbinghaus, the 19th-century German psychologist who was among the first to study human memory, found that people forget most of what they learn within days.

Relationship Building is My Career

Relationship Building is My Career 8

After working in public relations and marketing for years, I’ve come to realize that relationship building is not just a handy skill or a tool in your PR toolkit that’s cultivated for the brands and companies you represent. Although it’s a huge part of your work, it also marks the cornerstone of a successful career in PR.

PR Practice #3: PR Tech Tester Chart of Responsibilities 6

Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, will be available on May 4th!  As a part of the book’s launch, I thought it would a good idea to share some of the material that didn’t make it to print. So, I’m continuing with my chart series, which are all of […]

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Online Newsrooms on April 18th 3

We’re gearing up for another dynamic #PRStudchat Twitter chat session on April 18th at 8:30 p.m. ET. Our topic of discussion is the online newsroom, which is used as a centralized headquarters for an organization’s communications content. From news stories, photos and videos to contacts, media kits and investor relations, newsrooms offer information for the […]

Social Media and Public Relations – Foreword by David Armano, EVP, Edelman Digital 6

Many of you may know David Armano, EVP, Global Innovation & Integration for Edelman Digital. I “officially” met David when we were asked to participate on a panel of judges for PR Newswire’s Earnies Awards in November 2011.  For years, I’ve been a fan of David’s blog, Logic + Emotion, and I’ve followed him on […]

PR Practice #2: The Internal Collaboration Generator Chart of Responsibilities 0

In my book, Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, PR Practice #2 is the Internal Collaboration Generator. This practice focuses on the communications professional who appreciates how social media collaboration starts on the inside of the organization. Because social media moves across the organization, it’s imperative for you work more closely with your own department, as well as with other departments including Advertising, Marketing, Web, IT, HR, Legal, Sales, etc.

PR Practice #1: PR Policymaker Chart of Responsibilities 4

Finally, my book, “Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional” is done!  I just reviewed the cover and the manuscript is in its final form.  It was a fairly smooth process with only one slight hiccup.  After writing almost 300 pages, my publisher told me that I had to cut […]

On March 22nd, PRStudChat Discusses “Public Relations: Art or Science?” 1

Public relations is a blend of art or creative writing communications and science, which is a structured strategy, with defined goals and measurement revealing valuable business outcomes.  Today, the argument of art or science is in the spotlight, as PR professionals are faced with increased accountability for their communications programs.  As a result, we are […]

5 Tools to Discover and Consume Content like a Champ 3

A Guest Post By Harrison Kratz Being a communications professional in the digital age, it is essential to keep up with the latest trends and news in our industry. With so many different sources and stories that would make your head spin (similar to trying to pick a place to eat in New York City), […]

A Young Woman’s Perspective on International Women’s Day 5

March 8,2012 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and Oxfam America is celebrating women who are making a difference in the fight against hunger and poverty. These incredible women around the world are tackling challenges, one initiative at a time. There are women who feed and provide for their children, but are facing hardships that make it nearly impossible.

Social Media Measurement: An Interview with EVP Marty Levine at Prosyna 0

As I was conducting research for my new book, Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, I came across many interesting measurement tools and platforms. Prosyna was on my list and I learned quite a bit about the platform from Marty Levine, Executive Vice President, at the company. Marty is a marketing and communications specialist and veteran of multiple digital media and technology startups in Silicon Valley, Seattle and Vancouver.

Ifbyphone Measurement Survey Reveals Eighty-Two Percent of Marketers Could Not Measure the ROI of #PR 0

A new marketing measurement survey by Ifbyphone found that an overwhelming majority of marketers (82%) are not effectively measuring the ROI for their public relations campaigns. On top of that, PR was stated to be the most difficult to measure out of all marketing campaigns. In light of the survey findings, I interviewed Mike Santoro, President of Walker Sands Communications, about the factors business owners and marketers must consider before investing in a public relations program.

Please Recommend a #PR 2.0 Champion 2

On February 9, 2012, I delivered my keynote to the participants of The Social Conference in Amsterdam. Part of my presentation focused on PR professionals who are excelling in PR 2.0. They are becoming champions in their organizations and/or helping their clients to move to the next level of strategic social media communications. I highlighted professionals I know who are currently participating in different roles. These folks are helping to spearhead a movement and educating others on new responsibilities that have formed, as a result of the convergence of social media and public relations.

#PRStudChat Talks Time Management Tips on February 15th 0

The New Year is off to a great start.  We’re focusing on our resolutions and trying to accomplish many tasks in one day.  With school and work projects, and family responsibilities too, the biggest question is always: How do you manage your time to be more efficient and to achieve your goals? Recently a PR […]

How Evernote Helped Me To Write My Book 9

It was the greatest feeling to neatly pack up all of my chapters in a zip file and ship them off to my executive editor.  It took about three months to write the introduction and 10 chapters for my book, “Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional.” By far, the […]

January #PRStudChat Recap: Guest Post By Jim Joseph, President of Lippe Taylor 2

A Guest Post By Jim Joseph Last week I had the distinct privilege of being a guest host on #prstudchat.  At first I was excited to be invited, thinking that someone out there thought I was a stud.  But when I realized it was going to be full of students … well as a professor […]


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