Sharing Your News

Sharing Your News: Is a Newswire All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Should you be sharing your news? It’s one of the oldest marketing tactics in any communicator’s toolbox. Tune into any old movie with a frenetic newsroom and there will undoubtedly be a scene where reporters are hunched over a teleprinter, which is just as frantically pounding out letters of breaking news from around the globe. Dramatic? Yes. Effective? Yes…back then. …

5 media trends that will dominate 2020

Five Media Trends That Will Dominate 2020 (And How to Use Them to Your Advantage)

In this article, we’ll share five media trends that will dominate 2020.  From chilling headlines about the pandemic to extraordinary visuals of humanity rising against racial and social injustice, 2020 is a year that will go down as one of the most significant times in our history as a nation. As PR professionals tackle the last six months of 2020, …

Social Media and PR Playbook: How to Stay Relevant in the Era of COVID 19

If you had asked any enterprising business leader six weeks ago how their business would be going in early May, they probably would have given you a glowing report. After all, the economy was humming along enjoying more than 10 years of substantially solid growth, while consumers and companies were liberally spending discretionary funds. Little did they know what was …

PR vs. Marketing: What Does Your Business Need Most?

One of the most frequent questions we hear from clients is, “So what’s the difference between marketing and public relations anyway?” There are important distinctions between these two services, and understanding them can help you make the right choice for your business and ultimately help you reach your company’s goals. What is Marketing? According to the American Marketing Association, marketing …

PR Measurement 2020: A Cheat Sheet for Ultimate ROI

Year after year, public relations professionals and most businesses investing in PR, often find it hard to show a solid ROI when it comes to their public relations efforts. While any good businessperson knows this skill is important, many often fail to fully develop the capabilities to track useful data and show tangible results for their efforts. The problem? PR …

You’ve Got Media Hits! Now What? 5 Ways to Maximize Your PR Strategy

Congratulations! You have worked hard to secure coverage in a target media outlet for your company. You nailed your key messages, provided the perfect visuals, and know exactly what date your coverage will go live. But once your story is out to the masses, is that it? Should you just rely on the media outlet to get your good news …

digital PR metrics for 2018

5 Digital PR Metrics You Need to Track & Report in 2018

In this digital age, public relations is about so much more than the reputation management of your company or its products through traditional media like magazines and TV. Now, it’s all about digital PR and influencing how customers perceive you via your website, social media and email campaigns. Tracking digital PR is much different than older methods… if you’re still …

6 Marketing Mistakes That Cause Restaurants to Fail

If you own a restaurant, you’re competing in one of the toughest industries in America. You may be serving the finest food in your town, but if your marketing mix isn’t right, your business could be doomed from the very beginning. According to Sage Journals, more than 60 percent of independent restaurants fail during their first year of operation. And …

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Is Your Business Ready for the National Media Spotlight?

The Wall Street Journal… The New York Times… The Today Show. Often considered the “dream list” of media outlets by most businesses, seeking national media coverage can quickly become a curse vs. a blessing if you’re not incredibly strategic in your approach! Before seeking the national spotlight, there are several important factors business owners must consider. Are you ready to …