After reading Spin Sucks by my friend, Gini Dietrich, I was inspired to do a video post. This book packs a punch with helpful information, useful examples and how to move forward to tell a better story. I also engaged Gini in a Q&A so you can learn more about the book and to embrace what communications and reputation management looks like today and in the future.
Being in PR and marketing is an instant invitation to participate in your company’s social media program. You’re automatically designated as the “employee social champions” who in most cases will come together and be a part of your organization’s social vision and strategy, development of social guidelines and policies, creation and sharing of content and engagement with stakeholders in online communities.
Tracing back to the early days of my career in PR and marketing, I remember a conversation with a senior account executive at my agency. She shared with me her thoughts on the importance of the brand and pointed out one resource she referred to it as our “marketing bible.” You may have guessed already … it’s the branding guide or brand style guidelines.
A Guest Post By Author Susan Young You may have noticed that digital storytelling and brand journalism are making headlines. Anyone interested in PR, marketing, social media, and branding knows this new approach to communicating with the public has immense value and influence. It offers refreshing new ways to connect with prospects, customers, investors, […]
A Guest Post by Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow, PRSA I’m starting off the new year bubbling with enthusiasm and eager anticipation of a great 12 months ahead. Last year was “interesting,” with lots of challenges for public relations professionals as well as lots of opportunities to demonstrate our value to our clients or employers. […]
Happy New Year #PRStudChat friends! We’re ready to kick off 2013 with a best practices session on media training preparedness. There are many tips you need to know before your next interview, as today’s media spokesperson must not only compete with smaller attention spans, but also social media overload. We thought a discussion about media […]
It’s that time of year again … Finalizing our New Year’s Resolutions and reviewing how we are going to accomplish our 2013 goals. Here is my ABC approach to New Year success:[A]ction, Be [B]old, and [C]oncentrate. Add in [D]etermination and you will have a winning year. I’m looking forward to a New Year of new […]
The Power of Communication by Helio Fred Garcia is on of my new favorites in 2012. The book focuses on building trust and loyalty through strategic communications and offers a well-rounded view of how to win “the hearts and minds” of the public. Most importantly, it educates you on how to communicate effectively and without self-inflicted harm, especially during a crisis.
Just a couple of years ago, I was a sophomore at Drexel University running my own PR consultancy, Kratz PR while juggling several PR internships. It wasn’t easy managing a dozen clients, class, executive roles in multiple student orgs, and internships but as a result, I fully saw myself as a PR man that would be rooted in the profession for years to come.
In an age of Internet, mobile and social networks, it’s amazing what happens when you have to revert back to simpler modes of communication. Hurricane Sandy tore through our area with wicked force. As soon as we saw the lights flicker, we knew it could be days without power and the Internet.
For the past year, I’ve been on quest to spread the word about open social collaboration and productivity and why it is the key to social media success and essential to every public relations professional. According to analysts at Altimeter Group, enterprise collaboration drives business value in four ways:
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating on a PRSA International Conference panel session titled, “The Universal PR Professional of Tomorrow.” The other panel members included my friends: Serge Samoilenko, who is a communication instructor at George Mason University. He is a researcher, writer and educator interested in the strategic use of social media. to help […]
“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” This quote by Robert McCloskey had always been, for me, the perfect example of why communication as a profession is so critical.
It’s the beginning of the 4th quarter, and we’re in 2013 PR planning mode. As we develop our communications plans and evaluate our resources, it’s the perfect time to think about social media content and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This month’s #PRStudChat session, which takes place on Thursday, October 18th at 8:30 p.m. ET, will focus on the importance of including SEO and a content marketing strategy in our PR programs.