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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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Five Crises to Watch for in 2021

By Michelle Lyng - Novitas Communications

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

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

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

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

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

Effective B2G Communications, or How to Reach Political Decision Makers in the Digital Age

By Valentina Giacaman - RumboCierto Comunicaciones

With crises of democracies and capitalism the end of this decade has brought to us globally, it has become more and more necessary and frequent for diverse interest groups to express their opinions to governments in fast and powerful ways to change the environment around them. Tired of waiting to raise their voices through traditionally… Continue reading Effective B2G Communications, or How to Reach Political Decision Makers 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

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?

How hospitality and leisure PR has changed under Covid-19

By Judy Kuramata - Integrate Communications

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

Real Estate Communications: Add Color to Concrete

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact • Public Relations Agency

PR for real estate projects should always be focused on ensuring that clients sell properties. Our clients sell luxury properties as second homes abroad. In addition to traditional PR tools, we have used numerous tactics in past years to further improve the results of our work and help the sales process. For the moment, some… Continue reading Real Estate Communications: Add Color to Concrete

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

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

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?

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?

Is a College Degree Necessary to Work in PR?

By Robert Bauer - accelent communications

Don’t expect a big surprise when reading our answer to this question: No, a formal certificate of any kind of curriculum is definitely not necessary to work and survive in PR – as many agency owners, pr managers and employees without a degree can tell you from their experience. But having said this, of course,… Continue reading Is a College Degree Necessary to Work in PR?

Public Relations Global Network Adds PR Agency Offices in India and Georgia

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The Castle Group expands and adds its Atlanta, Georgia team to PRGN; Mileage Communications grows its presence and adds its New Delhi, India location into the network NEW YORK – January 15, 2019– The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today that it has added two new locations to its global network, raising the number… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Adds PR Agency Offices in India and Georgia

Keeping an eye on the competition

By Mark Paterson - Currie

So, how do you keep an eye on your competitors?   One of the best and easiest ways to keep watch is to audit your competitors’ communications. It requires you (or your agency) to keep an eye on (as well as an ear out) for what they are saying. The right places to look and… Continue reading Keeping an eye on the competition

Why should blogging be a part of your PR strategy?

By Akvilė Vžesniauskaitė - Adverum

Nowadays, PR is much more than media relations, press releases or launch events. PR becomes a modern combination of classical and new communication trends – integrated, 360 degree PR strategy including visuals, digital solutions, and, of course, blogging. Blogs fit the taste of those who are looking for interesting pieces of news, non-traditional recommendations or… Continue reading Why should blogging be a part of your PR strategy?

Win December with These End-of-Year PR Tips

By Ed Stevens

Here some ways to end 2018 on a high note. Publish your end-of-the-year report. Share your 2018 successes with your clients and staff. Provide a Share of Voice report to display how your efforts compared to Brand X. What other tracking will your client appreciate? Provide it. Pursue that elusive media outlet. So your client… Continue reading Win December with These End-of-Year PR Tips

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 Bradly Howland: An Audio Podcast

By Paul Konrardy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of the PRGN Leadership Roundtable blog series of “Ten Questions,” we mix it up by bringing you an audio interview between Bradly Howland of HWB Communications in Cape Town, South Africa and Paul Konrardy of Evans Larson Communications in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bradly shares the glories of Cape Town… Continue reading Ten Questions With Bradly Howland: An Audio Podcast

The Importance of a Global Network in a Digitized World

By Aaron Blank - Fearey

As the end of  2018  quickly approaches, it has become more important than ever for Public Relations agencies to be available at anytime, anywhere, and devoted to the ultimate success of their clients, no matter what it takes. But, in this day and age, what does it take? What makes a PR agency stand out… Continue reading The Importance of a Global Network in a Digitized World

Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Selects its First Executive Director

By Aaron Blank - Fearey

Bucharest, Romania – November 8, 2018 – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced the appointment of Gábor Jelinek as its inaugural Executive Director at its fall meeting held in Bucharest, Romania in late October, and recognized its member agencies with awards for the best communications campaigns in the past year. As PRGN’s new Executive… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Selects its First Executive Director

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

Where is PR going in Turkey?

By Çınar Ergin - Aristo Communications

A murmur has begun to rise about the decline of the public relations industry in Turkey. Agencies are losing blood, teams are getting cut in half, and revenues are plummeting. There are question marks lingering in the Turkish economy, including the rise in currency exchange prices and the potential outcome of elections. The fundamental problem… Continue reading Where is PR going in Turkey?

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

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

Why Your Business Needs a Blog

By Judy Kuramata - Integrate Communications

Today’s media landscape is becoming increasingly dominated and disrupted by digital. It’s everywhere you turn. On the way to work, while eating breakfast and even when we’re with friends, we are constantly absorbing digital media and the endless amount of information technology provides. Blogging is a highly-effective content marketing tool; it is no longer a… Continue reading Why Your Business Needs a Blog

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

7 PR Tips On Turning The Tide On Consumer Distrust

By Sheena Campbell-Royle

We came from a world where selling a product or service was all about how you positioned yourself and how you ‘sold’ your company, through advertising, marketing and PR where you told people what you thought they should know about your product. It was really all about you and how good you were. Now we… Continue reading 7 PR Tips On Turning The Tide On Consumer Distrust

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

Ten Questions with Mark Hazlin

By Jorge Martinez - The Conroy Martinez Group

Name: Mark Hazlin Title: Senior Vice President PRGN Agency: Xenophon Strategies, Inc. (Washington, DC, USA) Xenophon Strategies is a full-service strategic communications firm based in Washington, DC, specializing in PR, public affairs, and crisis response. Years at the Agency: 12 1. You were a journalist in your prior life. What made you jump to the… Continue reading Ten Questions with Mark Hazlin

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

PR Lessons From Over the Years

By Boh Tiong - Mileage Communications - India

Having been in the communications industry for more than 40 years, first within corporations, then in consultancy, there were many lessons gleaned along the way. These have helped me to deal with various stakeholders better and to handle PR events and activities more effectively. I hope you will find them useful. Dealing with the media… Continue reading PR Lessons From Over the Years

PRGN at 25 – Change is the Only Constant in PR

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

Public Relations Global Network was founded 25 years ago to expand local knowledge into a communications provider that can serve clients in multiple markets. Like-minded independently owned and operated firms gathered together to share best practices, win worldwide business and enjoy the camaraderie of peers. But a lot has changed in the industry since then…… Continue reading PRGN at 25 – Change is the Only Constant in PR

A Case Study for a Case Study

By Abbie Fink - HMA Public Relations

It is a common request from potential clients to see a Public Relations case study of work comparable to what you are recommending to them. But what exactly are they looking for? Strategy, deliverables, measurement? Of course, but how best to provide that information without overwhelming and oversharing. Case studies are a great way to… Continue reading A Case Study for a Case Study

Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Media Survey Reveals Growing Pressure on Reporters to Perform on Social Media

By Kent Barrett - The Hoyt Organization, Inc.

Survey also offers fresh insights into how reporters vet and work with high-profile interview sources LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Nov. 28. 2017 – Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the largest international networks of independent public relations agencies, announced today the results of a worldwide media survey that finds increasing pressure on reporters to… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Media Survey Reveals Growing Pressure on Reporters to Perform on Social Media

What Results can you Expect From a PR Campaign?

By Alessandra Malvermi - Sound Public Relations

Before analyzing the results of a PR campaign, it is necessary to clarify what PR means today. The primary goal of Public Relations has always been to develop relationships, to connect institutions, companies, people and establishments with their users or their clients. What has changed over time, and has even significantly increased, are the ways… Continue reading What Results can you Expect From a PR Campaign?

10 Tips to Construct a Media-Pitching Email that Works

By Tori Ross - REED Public Relations

Media relations is our bread and butter in the PR industry. There’s nothing better than a well-placed media hit that’s authentic, engaging and delivered directly to your target audience. But with an increasingly competitive media landscape and a growing desire by many brands to tackle multiple markets at once, honing the perfect media pitch can… Continue reading 10 Tips to Construct a Media-Pitching Email that Works

What to Do When PR Clients Pressure You for Lower Fees

By Robert Bauer - accelent communications

If you’ve never had a client ask you to lower your fees, you are one of the lucky PR professionals! For the rest of us, here are 5 tactics you can try the next time a client mentions budget cuts. Prepare facts: Many clients feel that they are paying too much because they can’t see… Continue reading What to Do When PR Clients Pressure You for Lower Fees

Best Kept Secrets in Public Relations

By Edward Stevens

When it comes to public relations, the best-kept secrets are those protected by the PRSA Code of Ethics. This means PR professionals will keep proprietary information proprietary and would rather go to jail before disclosing business secrets. Now, here are three secrets. Each of these secrets assumes you have an excellent relationship with the media.… Continue reading Best Kept Secrets in Public Relations

Delving into PR: Which Model Works Best for your Company?

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

The debate between the DIY model vs. in-house vs. hiring a PR agency Anytime a company expands their marketing outreach efforts, no doubt there will be a great deal of discussion on which way to go. Should we hire a public relations/social media firm? Perhaps we should investigate hiring a freelancer? What about keeping it… Continue reading Delving into PR: Which Model Works Best for your Company?

A PRGN Exchange: Takeaways from Two Agencies

By Laura Vinci & Tori Ross

NYC to Nashville Laura Vinci, CooperKatz How does five days spent in Nashville benefit the way we do business in New York City? From an event-planning lunch at O’Charley’s (including samples!) to Wine Wednesday meetings to PRSA networking events, this woman from the Big Apple got a chance to experience how things are done in… Continue reading A PRGN Exchange: Takeaways from Two Agencies

Top Three Venues for a Press Conference in Washington, D.C.

By Mark Hazlin - Xenophon Strategies, Inc.

Every day in Washington, there are dozens–or maybe hundreds–of press conferences. The grand staircase at the Capitol building is a popular spot, as is the iconic entrance to the Supreme Court after a key ruling. The White House Rose Garden is, perhaps, the most prestigious of them all. Below are three of Xenophon’s favorites: 1.… Continue reading Top Three Venues for a Press Conference in Washington, D.C.

Vision & Mission Statements: The Basics

By David Fuscus - Xenophon Strategies, Inc.

There is a great deal of confusion about the difference between Vision and Mission Statements and they often become intertwined. As a result, they can be uninspiring, confusing or overly long making them difficult to remember, much less articulate. Philosophically Vision and Mission Statements should be separate but related, just like strategy and tactics —… Continue reading Vision & Mission Statements: The Basics

Mastering PR in the LA Market: Five Tips to Becoming an Insider

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

Known as the City of Angels, Los Angeles boasts both the second largest media market and the third busiest airport in the United States – and there is a lot more to La La Land.  We also have a diverse, multi-ethnic population that makes us a cultural hub – with people from more than 180… Continue reading Mastering PR in the LA Market: Five Tips to Becoming an Insider

Smart Estimates: High relevance for investor relations managers

By Michael Diegelmann - cometis AG

  Weighted averages of analyst estimates are highly relevant for investor relations managers and even more relevant for investors. This shows a recent survey of cometis AG among around 500 investor relations managers, most of which are from the German-speaking countries Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The survey took place from end of March until end… Continue reading Smart Estimates: High relevance for investor relations managers

Global PR – Networking Across the World While Staying in One Spot

By Chris Guizlo - Fearey

You always hear how important networking within your field is to finding a group of peers and mentors that can share experiences and best practices. The Fearey Group is lucky to get in-person access to more than 50 other independent agencies every year as a member of the Public Relations Global Network. PRGN, heading into… Continue reading Global PR – Networking Across the World While Staying in One Spot

Study: Use of Non-deal Roadshows & Sell-Side Conferences

By Michael Diegelmann - cometis AG

Use Of Non-deal Roadshows & Sell-Side Conferences among Senior Investor Relations Officers in German-Speaking Countries Wiesbaden, April 25, 2017 – Together with Rivel Research and the IR Club, cometis AG analyzed the use of non-deal roadshows (NDRs) and sell-side conferences. We asked IROs in key German-speaking countries: How often are you on the road? What… Continue reading Study: Use of Non-deal Roadshows & Sell-Side Conferences

Native Advertising, Product Placement, Content Marketing, Advertorials: What’s Going On!

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact • Public Relations Agency

One day when God became so angry with mankind after their vain attempts at building the tower of Babel, to be more in his likeness, he henceforth sent them the Babylonian language of confusion thereby ending their delusions at becoming gods. In actual fact, it was humans alone, the communications industry to be more precise, who orchestrated this tangle of languages: Native Advertising, Product Placement, Content Marketing, Advertorials and several more phrases buzzing around the market, seemingly perplexing although all having one thing in common: It all boils down to occupying editorial space.

Public Relations Global Network Elects Ed Stevens, APR+M

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact • Public Relations Agency

South African-based Evelyn Holtzhausen Named President-Elect   SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the top four international networks of leading independent public relations agencies, today announced the election of Edward M. Stevens, APR+M of Stevens Strategic Communications of Cleveland, Ohio, as president. Stevens will lead the worldwide network of 45… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Elects Ed Stevens, APR+M

PRGN continues global expansion in Q3 2013

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact • Public Relations Agency

Member agencies worldwide acquired 51 new clients from 21 sectors in total Media relations, crisis communications and strategic counselling are what clients ask for most Los Angeles, USA, Frankfurt, Germany (December 19, 2013) — The member agencies of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the world’s leading networks of independent public relations consultancies,… Continue reading PRGN continues global expansion in Q3 2013