Today, with instant access to technology and an abundance of data, sharing information with audiences is quick, easy and can cross borders in an instant. The online grassroots effort has the potential to be highly targeted, achieve a greater reach, and create more impact than in year’s past.
Typical excuses I hear are, “it is too pricey” or I don’t “have time,” but the truth is everyone is busy and everyone is strapped for cash sometimes – so those aren’t good excuses. Quit rationalizing about how it makes sense not to do it because this one thing will change your view on life. What am I talking about? Traveling.
Now that Q1 2014 is underneath your belt, do you feel satisfied with your performance, or do wish you were accomplishing more? And, if it’s the latter, do you have a long list of excuses as to why? It’s easy to convince yourself as about why this may be happening … you’re not getting along with your co-workers, you feel like you’re not being tapped for your true expertise, or the campaigns you’re working on are not going as well as you had imagined. Perhaps, you’re just not feeling at your 100% best lately, and you have to drag yourself to work everyday. Well, guess what, any one of these reasons and more could be on the list.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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), […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On February 9, 2012, I’ll be joining my colleagues in Amsterdam to deliver a keynote on Eight New Strategic Practices for the PR Champion. As a part of the preparation for the event, The Social Conference 2012, I was asked to discuss a few topics. My video focuses on several of the “hot” topics in […]
Happy New Year #PRStudChat friends! We’re ready to kick off 2012 by focusing on the customer experience. On Wednesday, January 18th 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET, the #PRStudChat community will discuss how using public relations creates a better brand experience. Joining us on the 18th is our special guest Jim Joseph (@JimJosephExp), President of Lippe […]
One of the first things I learned in marketing was to “mirror” my audience’s behavior. For example, working at an agency for years, we learned to watch the body language of the executives in the room. Lean forward at the boardroom table if they lean forward, be more relaxed if they are more relaxed. If […]