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Companies-NGOs-PR Agencies – Creating the Perfect Alliance for Impactful Collaboration

By Irina Patru - Free Communication

Choosing the right NGO for a brand’s meaningful social project is a very important step – the first of many. The hard work continues by building and developing a long-term and sustainable relationship. For a deeper dive into the matter – and to get an authentic glimpse of the NGOs’ perspective – we have interviewed… Continue reading Companies-NGOs-PR Agencies – Creating the Perfect Alliance for Impactful Collaboration

Building Brand Loyalty after the Year of the Pandemic

By Ekaterina Movsesyan - CROS Public Relations & Public Affairs Company

The pandemic year has changed many relationships, including those between brands and their consumers. This seems quite natural. Over the past year, people have fundamentally shifted their focus from consumption to life and health. The value of individual life, regardless of nationality, age and personal history, transformed from a theoretical, speculative concept into a very… Continue reading Building Brand Loyalty after the Year of the Pandemic

How to Launch a Public Affairs Program If Your Brand Has Never Done It Before

By Mark Hazlin - Xenophon Strategies, Inc.

There’s a saying that there are two things you shouldn’t talk about at parties: religion and politics. That’s because talking about either one is liable to get you into hot water with people who might otherwise be your best friends.  Similarly, the decision for a brand to engage in a public affairs program—a political communications… Continue reading How to Launch a Public Affairs Program If Your Brand Has Never Done It Before

Leadership & Communication: Purpose Begins at Home

By Andy See - Perspective Strategies

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly left devastating effects on healthcare systems, businesses, and economies around the world. Many families lost their livelihoods and for some, even their loved ones. While the pandemic continues to hit many countries, it has also created an opportunity. This crisis has reaffirmed the importance for organisations and businesses to prioritise… Continue reading Leadership & Communication: Purpose Begins at Home

Top 10 Tactical Tools of Consumer PR

By Bill Southard - Southard Communications

As companies embrace public relations as a means of positively influencing a brand’s perception by managing communications with the media and influencers and the public, it’s important to continually review the tools that have proven to be most effective in consumer public relations. The benefits are clear and include boosting top-of-mind consumer awareness, building credibility,… Continue reading Top 10 Tactical Tools of Consumer PR

ESG Based Investing Faces Fast Development in Singapore

By Yui Seeng Cheng - Mileage Communications

In 2018, teenage Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg caused a worldwide sensation by protesting outside the Swedish parliament to raise awareness for climate change activism. Since then, a whole gamut of issues associated with the environment has constantly been in the spotlight.  It’s not just environmental concerns that are becoming increasingly critical, but a more… Continue reading ESG Based Investing Faces Fast Development in Singapore

Harnessing the Untapped Marketing Power of Clubhouse

By Lauren Reed - REED Public Relations

Clubhouse, the audio-only social media platform, is experiencing rapid growth and making headlines. Still, many marketers have yet to grasp the potential this brand-new platform offers. Clubhouse is an iOS-only app that allows users to listen to, participate in and curate “club rooms” where they can discuss any topic in the world. Discussions are often… Continue reading Harnessing the Untapped Marketing Power of Clubhouse

How Workplace Culture Can Lead to Improved Performance and Better Results

By Ekaterina Movsesyan - CROS PR - CROS Public Relations & Public Affairs Company

Approaches to aligning corporate culture have been significantly changing over the past several years. However, with the advent of the pandemic, all current processes have accelerated: the accumulated problems have become more prominent and new challenges required a quick shift in the focus of attention. In general, a trend towards awareness, self-cognition and self-development appeared… Continue reading How Workplace Culture Can Lead to Improved Performance and Better Results

Talking About Your Position On Climate Change

By Mark Paterson - Currie

Climate action is the most mentioned UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in corporate sustainability reports, according to the Global ESG Monitor, a unique study piloted by Public Relations Global Network members cometis, Xenophon Strategies and Currie, and research firm Kohorten. What is your company’s position on climate change? Is your company taking action? Whether you… Continue reading Talking About Your Position On Climate Change

Cause Related Marketing: Who Is It For And Why Should Your Company Invest In It?

By C.L. Conroy - The Conroy Martinez Group

Several years ago, an automobile insurance company came to our Miami PR Firm asking if we can market a bilingual literacy program for them. We were ecstatic! We had been trying to explain to several of our corporate clients the value of investing in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as Cause Related Marketing.  And… Continue reading Cause Related Marketing: Who Is It For And Why Should Your Company Invest In It?

Content Marketing at its Best

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

From its origin as a trendy new way to promote a brand, content marketing has grown into a versatile and easily customizable strategy to reach a highly targeted audience. Businesses and organizations across all industries now utilize content marketing to build brand awareness, thought leadership and lead generation. However, it takes more than publishing a… Continue reading Content Marketing at its Best

The Return of Newsletters

By Chiara Dovere - Sound Public Relations

A traditional communication tool ended up in the shadows, thanks to the advent of social media, but newsletters are back and are on the rise again. Newsletters are now seen as the most suitable strategy for effective communication with consumers, especially in times of lockdown, according to the Talkwalker and Hubspot report on Social Media… Continue reading The Return of Newsletters

Why Your Company Should Get Involved in Social Justice Issues

By Mac Prichard - Prichard Communications

Over the last year, many companies have asked themselves: are we doing enough to address social justice issues that affect our customers and employees? And is it wise for brands to publicly take a stance on such issues? Leaders are understandably hesitant to step out of their comfort zone and court any kind of controversy.… Continue reading Why Your Company Should Get Involved in Social Justice Issues

How to Use Polling for More Effective PR Communication?

By Robert Bauer - accelent communications

Let’s be honest: Not every client has a compelling story to tell if you look just at their products or services. So, a little investment in a poll or survey can help raise their profile as a thought leader and relevant voice in their respective industry. But there are a few caveats to observe so… Continue reading How to Use Polling for More Effective PR Communication?

The Best PR Can’t Replace Real Leadership

By Andy See - Perspective Strategies

At its core, PR is all about reputation management with stakeholders. People and brands rightly expect PR professionals to help them connect with important stakeholders, build meaningful relationships and effectively communicate the right messages to them.  However, many make the mistake that PR can help them solve a real leadership and business problem especially when… Continue reading The Best PR Can’t Replace Real Leadership

Navigating the World of Influencers in PR

By Yui Seeng Cheng - Mileage Communications

Without a doubt, technology has opened the door to one of the most remarkable and recent inventions, social media. Its thriving popularity is apparent — as of the start of this year, more than 55% of the total global population are now social media users.  Social media has become an essential part of organizations Public… Continue reading Navigating the World of Influencers in PR

Millennials vs. Gen Z – The Importance of Generational Marketing

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

We used to think of Millennials and Gen Z-ers as, well, the young people in our lives, but in recent months the difference between the two generations has become a viral topic. Open any social media platform and you’ll see one generation mocking the other about clothing and hairstyle choices, but the differences between the… Continue reading Millennials vs. Gen Z – The Importance of Generational Marketing

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

What Makes an Attorney a Good Source for the Media?

By Mikayla Ickes - Buchanan Public Relations

Pitching attorneys to the media as subject matter experts is an effective way to bring exposure to a particular law firm or practice. While pitch topics may not always be law-focused, partners can still bring a unique perspective to the media landscape while highlighting their expertise. However, depending on the size of the law firm,… Continue reading What Makes an Attorney a Good Source for the Media?

Top Five Examples of Successful Food PR

By Lauren Reed - REED Public Relations

Competition in the Food & Beverage industry is always fierce. With consumers choosing from hundreds of restaurants, F&B brands need to get creative when promoting new products and initiatives. A few PR campaigns from the past several years have stood out above the rest. Read on for a sample of our favorites and our takeaways… Continue reading Top Five Examples of Successful Food PR

PRGN Members Convene Virtually to Exchange Knowledge and Develop Business Partnerships

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NEW YORK-LONDON – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) is holding its bi-annual member conference virtually between May 5 and 7, 2021. The event, which in previous years has been held at rotating locations across continents, is being run this year on a virtual events platform due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. The three-day event… Continue reading PRGN Members Convene Virtually to Exchange Knowledge and Develop Business Partnerships

Public Relations Global Network and the International Public Relations Association enter cooperation agreement

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NEW YORK-LONDON-BRUSSELS – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) have signed a cooperation agreement involving information exchange and benefits to the organizations and their respective memberships. According to the cooperation, member agencies of PRGN will be able to enter IPRA’s renowned annual public relations global competition, the Golden… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network and the International Public Relations Association enter cooperation agreement

From Brand Purpose to Brand Activism: Time to Act

By Giulia Serazzi - Sound Public Relations

“Between saying and doing there is the sea,” says a well-known proverb. This quote can be applied to today’s brands as they are called to cross this sea and take their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy to a new level by developing brand activism strategies that mark the transition from storytelling to storydoing. What is brand… Continue reading From Brand Purpose to Brand Activism: Time to Act

Side Parts and Sippy Cups: Speaking the Language of Millennial Moms

By Lauren Reed - REED Public Relations

Millennial moms are more than their skinny jeans. Eighty percent of children in the U.S. are born to millennial mothers, and with moms controlling 85% of household purchasing decisions, millennial moms grasp about $2.4 trillion in spending power, according to Forbes. Communicating with millennial moms requires rethinking your biases and reworking marketing strategies to ensure… Continue reading Side Parts and Sippy Cups: Speaking the Language of Millennial Moms

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

SPAC Attack – What They Are, Why You Should Care and How Communications Plays a Role

By Brianne Miller - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

You can’t swing a unicorn these days without bumping into a SPAC conversation (sorry, bad Silicon Valley joke). In days of yore (pre-COVID), the technology PR world would hum with conversations about IPOs, vesting schedules and year-long plans for going public. Like everything else, things are different today. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t… Continue reading SPAC Attack – What They Are, Why You Should Care and How Communications Plays a Role

The Best Social Media Campaigns of 2020

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact AG

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 Find Micro-Influencers That Match Your Brand

By Lauren Reed - REED Public Relations

Working with influencers is like braving the wild, wild west. Without any specific guidelines or code of ethics, each brand-influencer partnership is unique and can result in really great coverage, really awful coverage or something in between.  With each passing year, influencer trends shift dramatically, too. The of-the-moment Instagram star is the micro-influencer, a social… Continue reading How to Find Micro-Influencers That Match Your Brand

Public Relations Global Network Agencies Start 2021 With More Than 100 New Client Assignments

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NEW YORK-LONDON – Member agencies of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) have reported an unprecedented surge of new business success in the first two months of 2021. Despite the global pandemic and its economic impacts worldwide, independent agencies prove resilient, agile and successful in expanding their business offering – an internal survey at PRGN… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Agencies Start 2021 With More Than 100 New Client Assignments

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

Clubhouse: Voice-Based Communications Returns as a Key Element in Building Relations

By Giulia Serazzi - Sound Public Relations

From podcasts to Clubhouse, new communication trends are putting oral culture back at the center of communications and public relations. With around two million users worldwide in January and around 50,000 users in Italy just weeks after its arrival in our country, Clubhouse is a networking platform that has brought voice, the most traditional communication… Continue reading Clubhouse: Voice-Based Communications Returns as a Key Element in Building Relations

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 Appoints Sara Pearson as Regional Vice President for its EMEA region

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NEW YORK-LONDON, February 9 – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) has appointed Sara Pearson, Founder and Chairman of integrated communications agency Spider in London, UK, as its new Regional Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). At the RVP position Sara replaces Uwe Schmidt, Co-owner and Partner of Industrie-Contact AG in Hamburg,… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Appoints Sara Pearson as Regional Vice President for its EMEA region

PR Tips for Tech Companies Entering The Automotive Market

By Mariusz Pleban - OneMulti

For starters, here’s one piece of useful information: the automotive PR industry is now very similar to the technology PR industry. This is because cars have become devices and drivers have become more of a user. Sounds familiar, right? I used to work for a tire company and now I work for a device producing… Continue reading PR Tips for Tech Companies Entering The Automotive Market

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

Six Reasons Why Sustainability Matters for all Companies – and Two Common Mistakes They Should Avoid

By Michael Diegelmann and Justus Fischer - cometis AG

Sustainability is becoming more and more important: People are aware of global challenges like climate change, pollution and social inequality, and they discuss them and ask for solutions. It is clear that companies have a major impact on social and ecological issues, so the pressure on them to operate sustainably is increasing accordingly. Not only… Continue reading Six Reasons Why Sustainability Matters for all Companies – and Two Common Mistakes They Should Avoid

How PR Will Absorb the Social Sphere in the 2020s

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

Let this sink in for a moment. Facebook launched in 2004. Twitter became a word in 2006. Instagram? 2010. In roughly the time it takes to conceive a child and see them get a drivers’ license, the innovation of social media disrupted, overwhelmed, inspired and challenged public relations professionals around the world. Both as individuals… Continue reading How PR Will Absorb the Social Sphere in the 2020s

How PR Will Absorb the Social Sphere in the 2020s

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

Let this sink in for a moment. Facebook launched in 2004. Twitter became a word in 2006. Instagram? 2010. In roughly the time it takes to conceive a child and see them get a drivers’ license, the innovation of social media disrupted, overwhelmed, inspired and challenged public relations professionals around the world. Both as individuals… Continue reading How PR Will Absorb the Social Sphere in the 2020s

Why Companies Should Invest into PR & Digital in 2021 and Beyond?

By - The Conroy Martinez Group

As we look forward to this new year of 2021, what do companies need to do to move their brand forward and increase the bottom line?  As members of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), we are all given this challenge by our clients regularly. Of course, the world is in a different place globally… Continue reading Why Companies Should Invest into PR & Digital in 2021 and Beyond?

Three Lessons of 2020 That Help You Prepare PR Programs in 2021 and Beyond

By Blake Lewis III. - Three Box Strategic Communications

For most business leaders, 2020 almost certainly will be viewed similarly to sports accomplishments that include asterisks to denote records set under questionable circumstances. Yet, many of us as senior communications advisers are wired for this time in history. While we admittedly prefer to function through carefully planned and crafted strategies and tactics, most of… Continue reading Three Lessons of 2020 That Help You Prepare PR Programs in 2021 and Beyond

PRGN’s Public Relations Predictions For 2021

By David Landis - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

It’s that time of year to look into the crystal ball for the future. 2020 has by all accounts been one of the most challenging years (at least in my lifetime). I think we’re all looking forward to some positive change. So, for 2021, what is the future of communications, the future of PR and… Continue reading PRGN’s Public Relations Predictions For 2021

Rethinking Corporate Event Strategies for 2021: How Hybrid Events Accomplish Goals and Create Engagement

By Danielle Dickinson - The Castle Group

With Covid-19 still dominating our social and business interactions – and will likely continue to do so well into 2021 – the usual company meetings are bound to look a lot different for some time to come. So it is high time we take a look at how hybrid events combine the best of in-person… Continue reading Rethinking Corporate Event Strategies for 2021: How Hybrid Events Accomplish Goals and Create Engagement

Why Stakeholder Engagement is the First Step to Reach Your SDGs

By Mark Paterson - Currie

The world has a plan to end poverty, fight inequality and save the planet from climate change – the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs contain 17 goals and 169 targets. The plan sounds lofty and daunting, right? Even so, the SDGs are forming part of the DNA of business, government and civil… Continue reading Why Stakeholder Engagement is the First Step to Reach Your SDGs

Russia’s CROS and North American agencies dominate PRGN 2020 Best Practice Awards

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The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced winners of its 2020 Best Practice Awards today in an online Awards Gala ceremony attended by member agencies from across the globe virtually. “With the PRGN awards, we celebrate every year the outstanding work done by our member agencies and at the same time offer inspiration and ideas… Continue reading Russia’s CROS and North American agencies dominate PRGN 2020 Best Practice Awards

Communicators from Around the World Convene Virtually to Exchange Knowledge and Develop Business Partnerships Globally

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(Oct. 19, 2020 – NEW YORK) – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), hosted a lively panel discussion featuring agency leaders from around the world, discussing “The New World Ahead.” Held in conjunction with the network’s bi-annual Fall conference on October 16, this first-time virtual event was attended by nearly 200 communicators from around the… Continue reading Communicators from Around the World Convene Virtually to Exchange Knowledge and Develop Business Partnerships Globally

Leadership Is Communication

By Andy See Teong Leng - Perspective Strategies

We live in an era of hyper-connectivity and information overload. Stakeholders are bombarded with messages every moment of the day. This crowded and cluttered marketplace has not only made stakeholders more informed, it has also made them more demanding about what they expect when they interact with brands and corporations. Communicating corporate and brand values… Continue reading Leadership Is Communication

How to Work with NGOs for Mutual Success

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact AG

Close cooperation between agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGO) is becoming the norm increasingly, as it offers a win-win situation for both sides. Ideally, such cooperation can generate for NGOs an increase in resources, as well as growing public awareness, improved reputation, accomplishing new extraordinary projects and recruiting more donors.  On the agency side, such cooperation… Continue reading How to Work with NGOs for Mutual Success

What does a PR firm do in the digital age?

By Lynn Erasmus - HWB Communications

Digital PR is simply the evolution of what has until now been known as “traditional” PR. It’s the opportunity to step away from the credibility crises that traditional PR practitioners have had to face so often in the past with new-age tools and tactics that are customisable, effective and measurable. To a certain extent one… Continue reading What does a PR firm do in the digital age?

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

Social Media — A Boon or a Bane?

By Boh Tiong Yap - Mileage Communications

There’s been no shortage of discussion about social media’s seemingly endless potential to bring people closer together.  Clearly, it is a powerful tool that can efficiently provide information to the masses and create stronger bonds in any number of communities. However, along with these positive opportunities come threats to all entities, especially in today’s “new… Continue reading Social Media — A Boon or a Bane?

It Takes More Than an Optimised Press Release to Hit the SEO Mark

By Lynn Erasmus - HWB Communications

In today’s world, savvy PR pros need to be more than just good writers, they need to be knowledgeable about what constitutes optimised digital platforms and they must know how to manage the interaction between these platforms to maximise the chances of achieving the best possible SEO ranking. Two of the critical factors underlying successful… Continue reading It Takes More Than an Optimised Press Release to Hit the SEO Mark

Female leadership and PR: What have they in common?

By Alessandra Malvermi - Sound Public Relations

The most recent research studies on leadership share the image of a future increasingly characterized by skills that have socially and historically belonged to the females. The old “command-economy” mentality by Henry Ford is now outdated and overtaken by the modern working organization, inspired by values such as active listening, empathy, sharing, delegation and inclusion.… Continue reading Female leadership and PR: What have they in common?

The Virtuous Cycle in the PR Industry

By Boh Tiong Yap - Mileage Communications - India

The Mileage Communications Group celebrates its 28th anniversary in 2020. On this occasion, I am especially proud of what our group has contributed to the PR industry in Singapore and the profound impact we have made in nurturing creative young minds for our profession. Over the years, our Singapore headquarters has taken in numerous interns… Continue reading The Virtuous Cycle in the PR Industry

Public Relations Global Network Elects Robert Bauer as President

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The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today the slate of new officers for one of the world’s five largest networks of independent PR and communications agencies. The appointments were announced during PRGN’s recent bi-annual Spring meeting, held virtually for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the online video meeting – which replaced… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Elects Robert Bauer as President

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

Small is Beautiful: Managing a PR Firm

By Valentina Giacaman - RumboCierto Comunicaciones

The global health and economic crisis that all of humanity faces in 2020 has forced many PR firms to downsize. While size is quite clearly not the ultimate factor determining the quality of services of a PR agency – or how they are a match with their clients – a boutique size and family atmosphere… Continue reading Small is Beautiful: Managing a PR Firm

Public Relations Global Network Adds Offices in Arkansas, Colorado, Oregon

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The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today it has added three new locations to its global network, raising the number of its offices serving PR clients throughout the world to 53. PRGN is adding three new offices to its network in Little Rock, Arkansas, Denver, Colorado, and Portland, Oregon. PRGN will be represented in… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Adds Offices in Arkansas, Colorado, Oregon

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?

Communication at the workplace: a global future challenge

By Gözde İvgin - Aristo Communications

Recently I saw an article in a tabloid paper saying people spend 25 years of their life sleeping and 19 years at work. This means the second biggest identifiable span in our lives is spent either working, being at work or thinking about work. A daunting thought. If work consumes so much of our lives,… Continue reading Communication at the workplace: a global future challenge

Top 13 Lessons PR Students Learned from their PRGN Agency Internship

By Kathryn Lauro - Bianchi Public Relations, Inc.

Internships are an important asset for students starting their public relations careers. Each internship experience varies from agency to agency, presenting many opportunities for young professionals to learn different aspects of the industry. Most importantly, internships allow students to acquire skills they cannot learn in a classroom – working and collaborating in a professional space… Continue reading Top 13 Lessons PR Students Learned from their PRGN Agency Internship

How to Develop Effective Communications Strategies: The SNIPER approach

By Andy See Teong Leng - Perspective Strategies

The marketplace has often been described as a war zone, and your communications plan has to win the battle for the attention of audiences and most importantly, their buy-in. As the new year approaches, many brands and organizations would be in the midst of planning their next phase of communication. Broadly, we can see two… Continue reading How to Develop Effective Communications Strategies: The SNIPER approach

The Meaning of PR: How it’s changing as we head into 2020

By Leeza L. Hoyt - The Hoyt Organization, Inc.

When public relations first came on the scene in the early 1900s, it was originally based on a journalism foundation simply because most companies wanted to get their name in the newspaper. As it evolved, it became a sophisticated approach to creating the right message targeted to the right audience in the right way. This… Continue reading The Meaning of PR: How it’s changing as we head into 2020

More than office décor: Five PR awards programs that will make your agency stand out

By Ashton Brown - Three Box Strategic Communications

Let’s face it – most PR pros aren’t in it for the awards… but they sure are nice. Besides adding statues and plaques to your office shelf, PR industry awards present excellent opportunities for agencies to analyze their work, receive feedback from peers, evaluate outcomes and benchmark against best practices. However, with rising entry fees… Continue reading More than office décor: Five PR awards programs that will make your agency stand out

Real Estate Public Relations: The Five-Step Process that Creates a Successful Program

By Leeza L. Hoyt, APR - The Hoyt Organization, Inc.

There is no question that real estate is an exciting industry. It shapes our cities, creates places for us to shop, work and even shapes the places we take our children to play. As a result, to be involved in the development of new projects – and see them rise out of the ground –… Continue reading Real Estate Public Relations: The Five-Step Process that Creates a Successful Program

“A PR plan? The new girl can do it after making us some coffee” – Or what you should remember when creating a PR plan for your company

By Päivi Holmqvist

Most communications officers know what public relations mean, but rarely do they fully understand everything that should be covered when planning a company’s PR activities for an entire year to come. It’s not only the media, stakeholders or even social media influencers that need to be watched. It’s also about deciding how the company should… Continue reading “A PR plan? The new girl can do it after making us some coffee” – Or what you should remember when creating a PR plan for your company

Just graduated college? Follow PRGN toward PR jobs near you

By Judy Kuramata - Integrate Communications

Is PR one of your options to start your career? Searching the web for PR jobs can be an enormous task and you’d often be thrown into confusion. The PR industry has become so diversified and almost borderless and at the same time the “think global, act local” thinking leads you in global business. Which… Continue reading Just graduated college? Follow PRGN toward PR jobs near you

Who are the Top PR Agencies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico?

By Brianne Murphy Miller - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

Ah, North America! Home of the natural wonders of Canada, beloved cuisine of Mexico and general craziness of the United States. Within these disparate, yet adjacent, countries lie a host of communications agencies with subspecialties in practically every industry. The question is: how do you find the best PR agencies in North America for your… Continue reading Who are the Top PR Agencies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico?

Why Online Activism has the Power to Change the Way We Do Business

By Lynn Erasmus - HWB Communications

Online activism is a very potent tool for change that gives activists who would otherwise go unnoticed an immediate and potentially global audience to hear their side of a particular story. We’ve seen how activists can garner a groundswell of support that can overrule the ‘terms and conditions’ of business and even put world leaders… Continue reading Why Online Activism has the Power to Change the Way We Do Business

How “asoluto” became “accelent” — What We Learned from Rebranding Our Agency

By Robert Bauer - accelent communications

Agency life is an evolutionary process and brings times of stability as well as disruptive changes —some of them forced upon the agency from the outside, some of them deliberately initiated to bring the organization to a new level. The Austrian PRGN member formerly known as asoluto has gone through such a change and since… Continue reading How “asoluto” became “accelent” — What We Learned from Rebranding Our Agency

10 public relations agency roles in the C-suite

By Ed Stevens, Chairman & CEO - Stevens Strategic Communications, Inc.

The public relations agency can serve a number of significant roles in the C-suite. The question is, how do you find true acceptance in the C-suite. Strategic vision. It is critical that a PR firm understand the corporate vision. If there is none, this is the most important job to be accomplished. The future of… Continue reading 10 public relations agency roles in the C-suite

What’s in store for PR in 2019?

By David Landis - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

It’s that time of year. We’re all finishing up the current year while looking towards the future, gazing into our all-knowing crystal balls. And in our industry, that means looking at what’s in store for the field of public relations in 2019. I took the liberty of asking my friends and colleagues at the Public… Continue reading What’s in store for PR in 2019?

Ten Questions with Márk Németh

By Leslie Dagg - Bianchi Public Relations, Inc.

Name: Márk Németh Title: Head of Consumer PRGN Agency: Goodwill Communications Years at your agency: 7 Why did you choose to enter PR? I was working as a journalist at a print business daily when the world financial crisis hit. The editorial staff shrank and I found I had less time for the part of… Continue reading Ten Questions with Márk Németh

WHY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR BRAND

By C.L. Conroy - The Conroy Martinez Group

Nobody is more strongly positioned to create long-term, sustainable change than companies. According to a 2016 PwC Global CEO survey, 64% of CEOs say that “corporate social responsibility (CSR) is core to their business rather than being a stand-alone program.” The Survey interviewed 1,409 CEOs in 83 countries with 76% defining business success by more… Continue reading WHY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR BRAND

How To Become A Better Presenter

By Robert Bauer - accelent communications

When watching somebody present in front of an audience, it takes just a few seconds to determine if this is going to be a compelling and interesting presentation or a boring waste of time. But once you’re standing in the spotlight yourself, it is up to you to make a difference. And here’s how to:… Continue reading How To Become A Better Presenter

So, You Think You Need a PR Firm: Tips from an Insider on How to Do it Right

By Leeza Hoyt, APR - The Hoyt Organization, Inc.

Hiring any consultant is a difficult task. How do you find one that will mesh with your company culture and values? What about the budget? How can you measure results? With public relations, it can be even more difficult, given most people struggle with the intangible aspect of our industry. That said, there are ways… Continue reading So, You Think You Need a PR Firm: Tips from an Insider on How to Do it Right

Four Actions Companies Must Take Before Launching A New Product

By David Cumpston - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

When it comes to launching a new product or service, success isn’t defined by whether or not you launch “on time.” Many mistakes can be avoided by slowing down, thinking through the entire campaign strategically and ensuring all ducks are in a row before pontificating your news to the world. Here are four key things… Continue reading Four Actions Companies Must Take Before Launching A New Product

How Artificial Intelligence affects SEO

By Chuck Norman - S&A Communications

Artificial intelligence is not science fiction anymore. AI is here, and it’s probably part of your daily life. In fact, when you search the web at any time from any device, whether you’re typing into a browser or talking to Siri, you are interacting with AI. Search engines use AI to deliver the best results… Continue reading How Artificial Intelligence affects SEO

Integrating Your Marketing and PR Strategies

By C.L. Conroy - The Conroy Martinez Group

There used to be a way to reach your target market with just a few touch points. Send out a press release. Produce an event. Sponsor a program. According to the Online Marketing Institute, it now takes 7-13 touches to reach a potential customer. Today’s consumers are immune to traditional marketing, PR and advertising strategies.… Continue reading Integrating Your Marketing and PR Strategies

9 Reasons Why Every Company Should Invest in PR

By Anne A. Buchanan, APR - Buchanan Public Relations

Public relations has long been a powerful marketing tool for companies. In today’s digital environment, its impact is greater than ever. Here are nine reasons why every company should be investing in PR: 1. Allows a company to own and manage its narrative. Companies that fail to invest in PR are essentially ceding their narrative… Continue reading 9 Reasons Why Every Company Should Invest in PR

VW Crisis Communications Failures Never End

By David Fuscus - Xenophon Strategies, Inc.

Nearly 3 years after the VW emissions scandal broke worldwide, the CEO of VW-owned Audi is arrested for fraud, false advertising and hindering the investigation by German authorities.  The first rule of crisis communications is to end the crisis and on something of this scale, that means untainted leadership and a willingness to right the… Continue reading VW Crisis Communications Failures Never End

5 Ways to Know If Working in the PR Industry is Right for You

By Lauren Reed, APR - REED Public Relations

As an industry, public relations has experienced our fair share of PR. Popular TV shows like “Mad Men” and “Sex and The City” have bolstered PR’s reputation as a career path lined with celebrity parties, free swag and other VIP perks. While many of us do frequently work on cool projects with major brands and… Continue reading 5 Ways to Know If Working in the PR Industry is Right for You

The Right Measurements to Determine a Successful PR Campaign

By Valentina Giacaman - RumboCierto Comunicaciones

When clients hire a public relations agency to develop a PR campaign, they typically measure its success by the number of times the story was picked up, in which publications it appeared, and how many times it was retweeted or shared. Of course, they also want to know that the story was free of errors… Continue reading The Right Measurements to Determine a Successful PR Campaign

The Rise of the Social Influencer

By Owen Cullen - Cullen Communications

Popularity of influencer marketing is a rich seam for brands and PR reps but greater transparency is now needed to enhance trust and credibility, writes Owen Cullen. It seems hard to believe now but there was a brief flicker of time, quite a few years back, when people weren’t sure if social media would catch… Continue reading The Rise of the Social Influencer

Reputation Management and Monitoring Your Web Presence

By Dominique Biquard - IDENTIA / PR

Do you Google yourself and your company? If not, you should. Google is the first impression for anyone who doesn’t know you. It’s common for clients, customers, colleagues and even competitors to use the Internet to form their opinion of you. They want to know who is saying what? Is the information positive, negative or… Continue reading Reputation Management and Monitoring Your Web Presence

Clever Ways to Get Free Press Coverage

By Judy Kuramata - Integrate Communications

The best kind of press isn’t something that you buy, but how exactly do you get free press coverage? Because the media is constantly pitching new products and services, getting noticed can be difficult. Here are three clever ways to ensure you get the media coverage you want, provided by the world’s top media relations… Continue reading Clever Ways to Get Free Press Coverage

What to do When Your Spokesperson Makes a Mistake

By Leeza L. Hoyt, APR - The Hoyt Organization, Inc.

We’ve all seen it on the news. The spokesperson heads to the microphone, reads a statement, then begins taking questions. Then, we notice something. He or she makes a mistake. Whether your spokesperson starts speaking off-topic, becomes a “deer in the headlights” or unintentionally gives away private information, a mistake takes place. Any one of… Continue reading What to do When Your Spokesperson Makes a Mistake

Top Five Things to Know about Managing a Crisis on Social Media

By Hilary Allard, EVP, and Philip Hauserman, VP - The Castle Group

Just as social media has changed everything about communications and marketing, it’s taken the practice of crisis management to new heights. The immediacy of channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others make managing a crisis even more difficult, particularly when the groundswell of public commentary on the issue and the response – or lack… Continue reading Top Five Things to Know about Managing a Crisis on Social Media

Why Should You Hire A PR Agency? And How Do You Find the Right PR Firm?

By David Landis & Alison Bailin - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

Having been in the public relations business for nearly three decades, I’m often asked by business associates why and how to find the right PR firm for their needs. So, just like BuzzFeed, we’ve compiled some easy-to-read lists for you. My colleague Alison Bailin at PRGN’s Phoenix agency, HMA Public Relations, offers the following 10… Continue reading Why Should You Hire A PR Agency? And How Do You Find the Right PR Firm?

Is the Press Release Dead?

By Robert Bauer - accelent communications

“Dead ones live longer” is a common phrase – and indeed, it applies also to pr. The question is not if the press release in general is dead but much more how to make it a vivid, compelling and fruitful part of your toolbox. The starting point is of course: Who should read, enjoy and… Continue reading Is the Press Release Dead?

The New, Close Relationship Between Communication Agencies and Law Firms

By Valentina Giacaman - RumboCierto Comunicaciones

For years they have been on separate paths, but since crisis is a synonym of corporate reputation, clients no longer worry about hiring a law firm when looking for a solution to their conflicts, but for several years they have understood that simultaneously they should look for someone who watches over their public image before… Continue reading The New, Close Relationship Between Communication Agencies and Law Firms

Reveal the Client’s True Problem In Order to Develop a Resolution

By Alexandra Dinita - Free Communication

We live in amazing times today, we are so digitized and so technologically advanced that the beginning of my PR career 20+ years ago seems to be in another life. I remember sending press releases by fax and communicating very important issues via pagers. No mobile phones, no blogs, no Facebook, no Twitter, but a… Continue reading Reveal the Client’s True Problem In Order to Develop a Resolution

Pitching for Product Reviews

By Bryan Koh - Mileage Communications

At first glance, a product review may just seem like a bunch of words coupled with images of a product, lavishing the product with half-hearted praise and encouraging readers to buy. Is that always the case? Reviewing is about making connections between images, text, and a reader, just like any other story. I enjoy reading… Continue reading Pitching for Product Reviews

5 Tips for a Successful Product Launch

By Shannon Quinn - L.C. Williams & Associates

In consumer public relations, we often build our annual plans around new product launches and all of the buzz – and sales – they will bring. While every new product is different, here are a few tried and true tips to make the most of any product launch campaign. 1. Plan ahead. Ideally, the PR… Continue reading 5 Tips for a Successful Product Launch

Top 10 Conferences for PR Pros in 2018

By Top 10 Conferences for PR Pros in 2018 - Three Box Strategic Communications

As PR pros, it can be difficult for us to step away from our inboxes and voicemails for time dedicated solely to professional development. It’s easy to put client needs in front of the latest webinar or online course, especially when your time is billable and there are deadlines at every turn. But public relations… Continue reading Top 10 Conferences for PR Pros in 2018