Category: Public Relations

 

How to Build Successful Communications Plans for 2023

By Valentina Giacaman - RumboCierto Comunicaciones

The past few years have brought previously unseen challenges for societies globally – pandemic, war, inflation and increasing social demands and tensions. Communications professionals will have to take these new factors into account when advising their clients on day-to-day activities as well as when drafting communications plans.  Increasingly, it is not the communications theory behind,… Continue reading How to Build Successful Communications Plans for 2023

How to Pitch PR to C-Suite Leadership

By Amanda Hill - Three Box Strategic Communications

In 2019, I wrote a piece for Forbes called “Don’t Go Dark in a Downturn.” In the article, I shared how to leverage marketing and PR during enduring times, such as a recession. Luckily, the advice still held true for 2020 and beyond. Brands need marketing momentum to get through economic downturns – but it… Continue reading How to Pitch PR to C-Suite Leadership

Three Signals That Tell Your Company Builds the Right Employer Culture

By Gabrielle Vermeulen - Two cents

It is no secret that a positive employer culture and an appealing, transparent work atmosphere are more than ever essential conditions for accepting a job offer. Of course, an employee must be paid a fair wage for the work he or she does, but it is not only the amount of the salary that matters.… Continue reading Three Signals That Tell Your Company Builds the Right Employer Culture

The Key to Building Winning Brands Today and Tomorrow

By Andy See Teong Leng - Perspective Strategies

It is without a doubt that businesses and brands need to reinvent and reimagine for the future marketplace. Today, the purpose agenda dominates discussions in boardrooms. Importantly, the ability to communicate our corporate purpose well is very rewarding as it helps build trust and solidify relationships with investors, customers, employees and other key stakeholders. In… Continue reading The Key to Building Winning Brands Today and Tomorrow

7 Simple Steps to Developing a Crisis Communications Plan

By Brad Kostka - ROOP & CO.

As the global Covid-19 pandemic has so clearly demonstrated over the past few years, every organization—no matter its size or industry—is vulnerable to the ever-looming threat of a crisis. These threats can range from security breaches and product recalls, to natural disasters and workplace violence incidents. As PR professionals, we understand that a company’s response… Continue reading 7 Simple Steps to Developing a Crisis Communications Plan

The People Behind the Brands – Living Happily Ever After

By Alexandra Dinita - Free Communication

The relationship between organizations and professional communicators is a very complex and intimate one. It takes time for both parties to know and understand each other to achieve success. That’s why we should always aim for long-term partnerships, the kind that can be compared to a marriage. When you marry, you bind yourselves to a… Continue reading The People Behind the Brands – Living Happily Ever After

Mastodon: The Social Network Alternative to Twitter?

By Maria Giulia Serazzi and Micael Chimienti - Sound Public Relations

How the Largest Free, Open-Source and Decentralized Microblogging Network in the World Works As a result of Elon Musk’s interest in acquiring Twitter, and despite some hesitation about the examination of fake accounts, the name of another social network has been bouncing for months, so that it would represent the ethical alternative to the most… Continue reading Mastodon: The Social Network Alternative to Twitter?

How to Put the Creative Into Public Relations

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

The practice of public relations requires a variety of skills: strategy, communication, analytics and creativity. All of these components blend to create a colorful, evocative, engaging and informative landscape. Those who excel in the strategic and analytical side may not have the same natural aptitude when it comes to creativity, and even the best strategy… Continue reading How to Put the Creative Into Public Relations

What is Old is New Again

By David Fuscus - Xenophon Strategies, Inc.

Over the past 20-plus years, no industry has been disrupted more by technology than public relations and communications. At the turn of the millennium, PR was largely earned media, working directly with journalists to spur stories or becoming a trusted source for inclusion in organic articles. Think about it. In 2000, most people got most… Continue reading What is Old is New Again

Five Key Takeaways From Top Brands’ ESG Reports

By Tori Pishkula - ROOP & CO.

Over the past few years, companies have been ramping up their efforts to create a more sustainable planet. This includes everything from reducing waste at manufacturing plants, finding innovative ways to cut back on plastic use, and even devoting time to giving back to the community. In today’s market, many consumers go out of their… Continue reading Five Key Takeaways From Top Brands’ ESG Reports

How Companies Should Prepare – and Why Start Now – for A Successful CES 2023

By Jim Bianchi - Bianchi Public Relations, Inc.

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about your company’s plans for CES 2023.  Primed for a big comeback this year, the show is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Jan. 5-8, 2023, with Media Days Jan. 3-4. CES is the most influential tech event in the world, bringing together companies, including… Continue reading How Companies Should Prepare – and Why Start Now – for A Successful CES 2023

At PRGN Deep Relationships and Trust Result in Great Service – President’s Q&A

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At the 30-year anniversary meeting and conference of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) in May 2022, member agencies elected David Fuscus to serve as the 32nd President of the global network of independent communications and PR agencies. In a quick interview to kick off his presidency, David shares his views on what sets PRGN… Continue reading At PRGN Deep Relationships and Trust Result in Great Service – President’s Q&A

An Overlooked and Undervalued PR Tip

By Anne Buchanan - Buchanan Public Relations

The strongest PR tip I have to offer is neither glamorous nor original – but it has stood the test of time. Become a regular consumer of news. Make it a practice to read at least one daily newspaper every day. Regularly listen to news on the radio. I am an ardent fan of NPR. Watch… Continue reading An Overlooked and Undervalued PR Tip

Dissolving the Myth: How Public Relations Helps Brands Sell

By Brad Kostka - ROOP & CO.

Every organization, business and brand relies heavily on its public reputation for success. Publicity gives brands the power to reach a large audience and share their stories with the world. By leveraging the art of public relations (PR), brands gain access to a powerful tool that can help them reach their goals—from building greater brand… Continue reading Dissolving the Myth: How Public Relations Helps Brands Sell

What is Good Corporate Citizenship?

By Scott Hanson - HMA Public Relations

Being a good corporate citizen should be a part of every organization’s overall strategy. It starts at the top and isn’t something that should be approached in a haphazard way. Oftentimes, companies get involved in particular charities or causes because they have a direct connection to the CEO or other company leadership. Those initiatives are… Continue reading What is Good Corporate Citizenship?

New EU Sustainability Reporting Rules Ask EU and U.S. Companies for More Data on Operations

By Michael Diegelmann - cometis AG

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) by the European Union points to a dilemma that financial market participants (FMPs) might also face in the U.S. If FMPs, who primarily focus on small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), have to report on the sustainability performance of the companies they work with, they might not be able to… Continue reading New EU Sustainability Reporting Rules Ask EU and U.S. Companies for More Data on Operations

10 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn in B2B Communications

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

Regardless of your industry, social media can be a powerful tool for a company of any size to market its products and services to other businesses. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter might be the most common platforms mentioned in day-to-day interactions, but LinkedIn is the most relevant for B2B communication. A recent survey conducted by HubSpot… Continue reading 10 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn in B2B Communications

Five Tips for Giving Media Interviews

By Jasleen Singh and Chiara Parma - Sound Public Relations

Even managers most prepared to speak in public and to meet the most varied stakeholders are often reluctant to speak with the media and do not know what to do when invited to give a media interview.  Whether the interview is a first time or an already familiar situation, success depends on several factors that… Continue reading Five Tips for Giving Media Interviews

A Global, European and German Perspective on the Latest ESG Reporting Standards

By Michael Diegelmann - cometis AG

Companies are increasingly expected to report in detail and comprehensively on their material, non-financial sustainability information. The pressure comes from various sides, especially from investors and politics. Among current developments making new sustainability reporting standards to become legally binding, the recently created International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and European Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) should… Continue reading A Global, European and German Perspective on the Latest ESG Reporting Standards

Public Relations Can and Does Change the World

By Ed Stevens - ROOP & CO.

Some of the most famous case studies prove how public relations changes behavior. Companies with poor reputations are respected again. Warring factions make peace and live in harmony. Recalled product lines return to the shelf. PR can really does have the power to change the world. There are case studies everywhere where PR has made… Continue reading Public Relations Can and Does Change the World

Preparing for the AGM: How to Build a Compelling CEO Speech in Five Steps

By Erin Reese - ROOP & CO.

Congratulations! You’ve been selected to present a keynote speech on your area of expertise. Now comes the hard part — developing a presentation that will effectively engage and resonate with your audience. Whether you’re presenting to an audience of 25 or 2,500, you’ll want to ensure that your keynote speech hits the mark.   Below… Continue reading Preparing for the AGM: How to Build a Compelling CEO Speech in Five Steps

Using Blockchain for ESG to Build Trust

By Mark Hazlin - Xenophon Strategies, Inc.

One of the primary problems with ESG reporting is trust. Because there are no universal standards by which companies report their sustainability efforts, investors and stakeholders must rely on the word of the reporting company to a significant degree.  New blockchain technologies, however, bring an added level of transparency, verifiable evidence, and therefore credibility, to… Continue reading Using Blockchain for ESG to Build Trust

Five Key Steps to Introducing Your Consumer Brand to a New Social Media Platform

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

In a digital world, use of social media is no longer optional for your brand to thrive. When approached with a strategic lens, it can boost your brand and expand your market, but that doesn’t all happen overnight. Before diving into a new social media platform, take some time to prepare. Be intentional with your… Continue reading Five Key Steps to Introducing Your Consumer Brand to a New Social Media Platform

Why Sustainability Matters to Your Business – and What Can You Do About It?

By Mark Paterson - Currie

Nobody can foresee specific events or disruptions, however, there are trends and forces that shape the future. One of these is sustainability – or what investors call ESG. Sustainability is a business approach to creating long-term value by considering how an organisation operates in the ecological, social and economic environment.  Sustainability (and ESG, which stands… Continue reading Why Sustainability Matters to Your Business – and What Can You Do About It?

Top 5 Corporate Crises in 2021 to Learn From

By Nick Leighton - NettResults Middle East

Remember the saying “There’s no such thing as bad publicity?” Well, that’s not entirely accurate. More and more, brands are seeing the impact of PR scandals and crises and how they impact their market positions. Depending on the circumstances, a crisis can cast a brand in a bad light, destroy a hard-earned reputation, and put… Continue reading Top 5 Corporate Crises in 2021 to Learn From

Public Relations Global Network Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Year by Adding Three Agencies in the Middle East and Spain

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NEW YORK-LONDON – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today it has added three new agencies in the Middle East and Spain to its global network, enhancing its ability to serve clients throughout the world. The expansion marks the 30th anniversary of the global agency network, which plans to start new programs and initiatives… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Year by Adding Three Agencies in the Middle East and Spain

Four Ways Businesses Can Leverage Mobile for B2B Marketing

By Brad Kostka - ROOP & CO.

It’s no secret that mobile devices have taken the world by storm, with more people communicating and consuming content on them each day. In fact, the average person in the United States spends 5.4 hours on their mobile devices daily. However, this increased mobile usage isn’t just limited to consumers. With an estimated 70% of… Continue reading Four Ways Businesses Can Leverage Mobile for B2B Marketing

PR Predictions for 2022 from The Best Comms Pros around The Globe

By Gábor Jelinek

What a year! After 2020 wiped out all the plans people, companies, organizations and governments had made for that year, 2021 continued to surprise us in both good and bad ways. Worldwide rollout of vaccination; bullish stock markets; tourists in space, former presidents sentenced for jail or banned from social media platforms; return of inflation;… Continue reading PR Predictions for 2022 from The Best Comms Pros around The Globe

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

5 Outcomes to Expect from Your PR Campaign

By Brianne Miller - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

You’ve taken the deep dive and designed a PR campaign that you hope will advance your goals. You’ve planned, organized the team and rallied stakeholders. That’s a lot of work. For what? That’s right. Begin with the end in mind! Here are five outcomes you should expect from any well-designed PR campaign: 1. Hitting your… Continue reading 5 Outcomes to Expect from Your PR Campaign

Reduce Carbon Footprint in Your Daily Operations

By Yui Seeng Cheng - Mileage Communications

Virtual meetings are now an indispensable companion. They have helped and are continuing to help many navigate through life in a pandemic. In March alone last year, there were more than 200 million daily meeting participants on Zoom, both free and paid. In this era of advanced technology, coupled with the onslaught of Covid-19, the… Continue reading Reduce Carbon Footprint in Your Daily Operations

Social Giving – How Should Corporations Approach It?

By Robert Bauer - accelent communications

More and more enterprises acknowledge their responsibility to share their profits with the society in which they work and grow. It is not just a matter of “good consciousness”, but rather a step that is quite logical and well based in human everyday experience: Sooner or later you will need another one’s support and help,… Continue reading Social Giving – How Should Corporations Approach It?

A New Approach for Media Relations

By Ward Vanhee - Two cents

It seems like ages ago, but when a public relations or marketing professional wanted to create buzz for their client or brand, they used to quickly fall back on media relations. These days, that’s not necessary the case. Thanks to the rise of the internet and social media, all media are being consumed differently and… Continue reading A New Approach for Media Relations

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

How to Launch a Public Affairs Campaign 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 campaign—a political communications… Continue reading How to Launch a Public Affairs Campaign 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

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 • 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 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

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 • Public Relations Agency

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