PR & Communications

What’s on the PR/Social Media Horizon for 2014?

And how can your company take practical advantage of those forecasted changes? Like now? Here’s PR blogger Jessica Lawlor’s suggestions for action.

The Parallax of Marketing When Viewed Through the Lens of Public Relations

True or false: public relations should mirror all other marketing activities? The answer: a murky ‘it really depends on the situation’.

Rolling Out Shock and Awe in the Fight Against Unhealthy Living

The British government recently began running shock advertisements intended to fight the twin evils of obesity and smoking. But can shock alone convince people to give up bad habits for good?

Client or Employee Satisfaction: The Business Balancing Act

What’s the key to success - employees or customers? Of course they are both true. There is not just one ingredient to business success, there are several. The Balanced Scorecard approach, for example, lists four areas of focus that a business must balance in order to succeed over the long term: employees, customers, finances, and processes.

3 Important Public Relations & Communications Trends for 2013

The public relations industry continues to evolve. Marketing, communications and social media have played an important role in this evolution. Agencies are finding themselves diversifying beyond traditional PR and integrating other disciplines to continue their relevancy in the field.

Refining Your “Elevator Speech”

Have you ever had the opportunity present itself where you have one chance to share an important message? Or have to connect with someone quickly, whether it's a one-on-one meeting or in front of a large group?

Half-Truths, Spin & Propaganda: Why PR Needs to Embrace the Quest for Truth

Corporations have all kinds of checks and balances to prevent misrepresentation of information, from lawyers to government to their consumers. There’s no reason that public relations can’t operate as one of these arms. In fact, it is our duty to ensure that what the public hears is true.

Shark Tank Teaches Effective Strategies for Pitching Your Business

The dynamics of the sharks are engaging, but even more captivating are the entrepreneurs and the way they make their pitch to gain funding. Some are entertaining, some are over the top and others stumble.

How to Communicate Brand Social Responsibility to Gen Y

Gen Y came of age at a time when corporate social responsibility was gaining wide spread traction. If social responsibility is part of your brand’s DNA, here are some tips on effectively reaching Gen Y.

Compromise Is Not a Dirty Word

To many it’s a dirty word, with opinions often held to be sacrosanct rather than points along a panorama of contiguous perspectives. And yet, an inability to compromise can result in the demise of many a relationship, whether personal or professional.