Category: Coronavirus

 

PRGN 2021 Best Practice Awards: Top Winners Represent All Three Regions

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The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced winners of its 2021 Best Practice Awards today in an online Awards Gala ceremony attended virtually by member agencies from across the globe. In the tenth year of PRGN’s awards program, member agencies submitted close to 110 entries on client work, agency promotion and campaigns into 22 categories,… Continue reading PRGN 2021 Best Practice Awards: Top Winners Represent All Three Regions

What Should PR Firms Be Prepared For In the Post-Covid Era?

By Alexandra Diniță - Free Communication

Over the past 15 months, the global pandemic has challenged mankind in so many ways, from our very existence to the way we do business, and thankfully, the worst part appears to be behind us. As life goes on, so is the need to communicate, promote, salvage, interact, advise, contain, create – connections, ideas, plans,… Continue reading What Should PR Firms Be Prepared For In the Post-Covid Era?

Real Estate PR: Top Five Trends for a Hot Market

By Michelle Lyng - Novitas Communications

Last year was epic in terms of disruption to most businesses and few industries were as disrupted as the real estate industry. While the disruption was immense, it wasn’t all negative. In fact, real estate is having a banner year in 2021, fueled in part by the way the real estate had to change its… Continue reading Real Estate PR: Top Five Trends for a Hot Market

The New Chapters You Should Add to Your Crisis Handbook After Covid-19

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

Crisis communications as a public relations practice stands out not just in the execution of high level strategies at an amplified pace, but because every crisis communications scenario serves as a stress test for that organization. Whether that crisis plays out in the headlines or gets managed internally, everyone immediately recognizes what worked… and what… Continue reading The New Chapters You Should Add to Your Crisis Handbook After Covid-19

Five Key Campaign Reboot Elements For Tourism Brands After Covid-19

By Dominique Biquard - IDENTIA / PR

Tourism and hospitality are two of the most affected industries following the COVID-19 global crisis. Many jobs have disappeared, many companies have gone bankrupt, and many services no longer have a reason to exist. Today, a year later from the pandemic’s onset, we are struggling to adapt to this new normal. The hospitality and tourism… Continue reading Five Key Campaign Reboot Elements For Tourism Brands After Covid-19

The Best Social Media Campaigns of 2020

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact • Public Relations Agency

Recently a list of the best social media campaigns of 2020 has been revealed and it includes campaigns from globally renowned brands such as Spotify, PlayStation, Bud Light, Ocean Spray, Heineken, Netflix and Pringles. Rightly so, the campaigns offered significant insight to communication pros not just because of the brand name behind the campaigns but… Continue reading The Best Social Media Campaigns of 2020

Five Ways Communicators Should Prepare to Reopen After Covid-19

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

It’s been a long and challenging 12 months since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Many businesses have moved to remote work or a hybrid workplace model, while others were forced to shut their doors permanently. However, with vaccine rollouts across the United States on a fast track by… Continue reading Five Ways Communicators Should Prepare to Reopen After Covid-19

How to Successfully Host a Hybrid Event

By Keri McIntosh - The Castle Group

Once upon a time, we only talked about “hybrid” in science class. Today, the word is ubiquitous. In any language, we’re referring that in-between world blending in-person and remote – in the classroom, office and, yes, events.  Ready or not, hybrid events are in your future; depending on where you are, maybe sooner than later.… Continue reading How to Successfully Host a Hybrid Event

The Five Crises to Watch for in 2021

By Michelle Lyng - Novitas Communications

It goes without saying that 2020 was a year we’d all rather forget. While the vaccine proliferation in many parts of the world offers a light at the end of the COVID tunnel, public relations professionals should keep five potential crises in the back of their mind as we work to normalize again. Vaccine rollout… Continue reading The Five Crises to Watch for in 2021

Public Relations Global Network Endorses UNESCO Declaration on a Healthier, Viable, Better World

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Global communications group joins initiative calling for communications professionals to do their part in face of the global pandemic, climate emergency and future threats facing mankind The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) today joined an initiative endorsed by Orbicom, the network of UNESCO chairs in communications, and called the “International Declaration of Communications Professionals and Researchers… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Endorses UNESCO Declaration on a Healthier, Viable, Better World

2020 – The Year of Crisis

By Philip Hauserman - The Castle Group

What a year.  2020 might as well have been “the year of crisis.” Or maybe it was just one big 365-day crisis. It certainly felt like it, as The Castle Group’s crisis communications practice managed more than 100 crises for 57 clients in 19 states and two countries. As we reflect on 2020, we all… Continue reading 2020 – The Year of Crisis

New Angles That Work in Travel and Leisure PR in the Midst of the Pandemic

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage on, the world is learning how to cope with it and businesses are looking for new opportunities the crisis presents. In the travel and leisure industry – my closer area of expertise – professionals are already brainstorming now not only about how to survive, but also how to… Continue reading New Angles That Work in Travel and Leisure PR in the Midst of the Pandemic

Being Purpose Driven: The New Imperative to Reinventing Businesses Post Covid-19

By Andy See Teong Leng - Perspective Strategies

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted the marketplace and accelerated the move towards digitization, which is now embraced even by traditional “brick and mortar” industries. Digital transformation is certainly the first imperative for businesses and brands to reimagine themselves for the new marketplace in this Covid-19 era. In fact, businesses, big or small (including mom… Continue reading Being Purpose Driven: The New Imperative to Reinventing Businesses Post Covid-19

Being Purpose Driven: The New Imperative to Reinventing Businesses Post Covid-19

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The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted the marketplace and accelerated the move towards digitization, which is now embraced even by traditional “brick and mortar” industries. Digital transformation is certainly the first imperative for businesses and brands to reimagine themselves for the new marketplace in this Covid-19 era. In fact, businesses, big or small (including mom… Continue reading Being Purpose Driven: The New Imperative to Reinventing Businesses Post Covid-19

Frequent Flyer Survey 2020 – Flying in the Time of COVID

By David Fuscus - Xenophon Strategies, Inc.

Frequent Flyer Survey Shows Pent-Up Demand Washington, DC PRGN member Xenophon Strategies has released their 2020 Frequent Flyer Survey on flying in the time of COVID-19. The research was conducted by the firm’s research arm, Xenophon Analytics by polling members of the company’s proprietary, opt-in, Frequent Flyer Database, which includes 200k+ passengers who are all verified… Continue reading Frequent Flyer Survey 2020 – Flying in the Time of COVID

How hospitality and leisure PR has changed under Covid-19

By Judy Kuramata - Integrate Communications

The global hospitality industry has been dealt a devastating blow by Covid-19. Most hotels and restaurants suddenly lost the majority of their customers and are struggling to keep their businesses alive. How has PR changed as a result? Can PR help in this situation? How should PR professionals think differently now? Here are what we have… Continue reading How hospitality and leisure PR has changed under Covid-19

Understanding and Marketing to Generation-Z

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There’s little question that businesses around the world have turned their attention to Generation Z, a group that is turning out to be far different than millennials and baby boomers.  As such, internal marketing and communications departments as well as outside firms are trying to first understand this audience and then put in place campaigns… Continue reading Understanding and Marketing to Generation-Z

The Five Pillars of Online Reputation Management

By Toomas Kull - Cabinet Privé de Conseils, S.A.

Managing reputation for a brand or a company at the turn of this decade has been challenging for a variety of reasons: First: Everything has become faster and global, from news to information exchange, movements, trends and issues. Many of the recent grassroots movements and major issues, such as Brexit, #MeToo and Extinction Rebellion, have been… Continue reading The Five Pillars of Online Reputation Management

Expand Your Monitoring, and Brand, With Social Listening Tools

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Possibly right now, more than ever, social listening is an important aspect of your brand and reputation, and even your clients’ brand and reputation. As the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns still continue to affect our day-to-day lives, businesses, nonprofits, schools, shopping, entertainment habits and more, people are turning online to engage with one another and… Continue reading Expand Your Monitoring, and Brand, With Social Listening Tools

What if we turned the Covid-attitude into sustainable corporate behavior?

By Stéphane Billiet - WE agency

Companies and brands have never behaved as well as they are right now. For the past few weeks, we’ve seen a level of compassion and caring from brands that is “Hall of Fame” worthy. While this avalanche of good deeds and good intentions might be viewed as excessive by some, I’ve been impressed by the… Continue reading What if we turned the Covid-attitude into sustainable corporate behavior?

Missing Sports – Just as Much as Working on It

By Robin Carr - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

There are a lot of things in the world more important than sports, as we so clearly realize now more than ever in the middle of a global pandemic, but I’ve still got to say: I miss the games, the golf, the French Open. Most of us will dearly miss the Olympics. Who won the… Continue reading Missing Sports – Just as Much as Working on It

How to be Pro When Doing PR for Aviation?

By Robert Bauer - accelent communications

While I’m writing this, the vast majority of all commercial passenger aircraft are grounded as global and domestic travel is mostly prohibited. However, once this picture changes, airlines will need to quickly regain the trust of passengers and get back into a professional communications mode. This is when communications agencies can step in. But what… Continue reading How to be Pro When Doing PR for Aviation?

Social Media Tips to Navigate Virus Crisis

By - S&A Communications

Change your social media strategy drastically when your environment is doing the same and is going for a crisis – says PRGN’s North Carolina agency, S&A Communications, in its latest blog piece. And offers the three key steps to help make the change in the right direction. Read More

Social Platforms Speed Up in Times of Crisis

By - HMA Public Relations

Social media platforms are taking advantage that Covid-19 is attracting record number of visitors to them. HMA Public Relations – PRGN’s founding member in Arizona – has taken a look at what innovations and socially responsible messages the platforms are airing at the time of the global public health crisis. Read More

Working from home: Advice from PRGN members around the globe

By Gábor Jelinek

A growing number of office workers around the globe have been forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and this trend is likely to continue for some time. Many of the 1,000-plus employees from PRGN’s 50 global agencies are already accustomed to remote work scenarios. We’re happy to share their advice for… Continue reading Working from home: Advice from PRGN members around the globe

How is Coronavirus Impacting Newsrooms?

By - Three Box Strategic Communications

Working with the media in times of a widespread crisis is tricky. Brands reaching out to journalists in the front line of the global pandemic must find the right tone and content. Three Box Strategic Communications, PRGN’s Dallas agency, tells how to engage with the media with Covid-19 all around us. Read More

Making the Most of WFH

By - L.C. Williams & Associates

Experienced remote worker and executive vice president of PRGN’s Chicago agency, Shannon Quinn offers her personal advice on how to stay effective and balanced when making the big change to work from home for a while now. Read More

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