Public Relations TNT (Trust and Tech):Explosive trends & recurring challenges for PR professionals in 2019
Posted on 01-16-2019 by Lisa Thompson

2018 is in the history books. For PR professionals it was a challenging year of trying maintain relationships and connections in a time of historic corporate and media distrust. And not all of it without good reason. (We’re looking at you Facebook and Cambridge Analytica ). Fortunately for every... Read More

Cruise Line's Response to Reputational Risk Scuttles Viral Video
Posted on 05-25-2018 by Lisa Thompson

The Travel Industry has suffered plenty of blows in the past year, thanks to videos that go viral. But while some airlines failed to adequately address the reputational risk arising from customer footage of regrettable moments, Carnival Cruise Lines recently proved that a quick, thoughtful response to... Read More

Smart media intelligence tips gleaned from the Joy of Painting
Posted on 06-20-2017 by Alyssa Vorhees

From 1983 until 1994, PBS aired The Joy of Painting , which featured the always good-natured Bob Ross demonstrating wet-on-wet oil painting. While it doesn’t sound like a show that would attract a large audience, the show—and Bob’s folksy, conversational teaching style—enjoyed... Read More

Media Analytics: How to combine qualitative and quantitative successes for valuable PR
Posted on 06-13-2017 by Alyssa Vorhees

How many people are seeing your PR messages? This is likely one of the first and most important metrics you check once a story with media analytics once your pitch reaches the masses. While this is a good start, however, it's premature to call a campaign a success until you've determined whether... Read More

PR Pros vs The Spread of Disinformation
Posted on 02-16-2017 by Megan Burnside

"Fake news" - those are the words on the lips of everyone from the president of the United States to other global leaders and citizens around the world. There is confusion about what exactly people mean when they talk about fake news, but it's indisputable that incorrect information is... Read More

Adjusting Media Strategy at Times of Crisis
Posted on 01-20-2017 by Megan Burnside

When a disaster or bad publicity strikes a company, PR agencies and departments earn their keep. Of course, not every organization will thrive under tough circumstances. These events separate good PR teams that can provide positive return on investment from those that struggle. The media landscape... Read More

2017 PR Superpowers: Speed, Diligence, Humanity
Posted on 01-13-2017 by Megan Burnside

With a whole new year stretching out in front of you, it's time to take stock of what trends and changes your department or company is going to face in the months ahead. The next steps for the Public Relations universe will likely include a few continuing trends from 2016, alongside a few long-gestating... Read More

Creating a Sustainable PR Strategy
Posted on 11-11-2016 by Megan Burnside

It's not enough to only score Public Relations victories when there is a new product to promote or a major news event to link. Keeping excitement for a brand at a simmering level for a long time keeps companies in touch with news providers and the public at large, and there are plenty of actions... Read More

Using Pop Culture to Create Measurable Buzz and Engagement
Posted on 09-02-2016 by Megan Burnside

Engaging with pop culture in an intelligent way can be an irresistible PR tactic. It's only natural to want to position a brand alongside people and events that are drawing huge amounts of coverage to try and reap some of that excitement and buzz. When done correctly, the results can be hugely... Read More

Journalism Series: The Fact Checking Politics on Late-Night TV
Posted on 07-19-2016 by Janelle Coates

Around this time last year, many lamented the pending exit of Jon Stewart from the late-night TV, but NPR’s Dave Davies may have said it best on Fresh Air when he noted, “Tomorrow morning, a generation of 30-somethings will wake up and realize they’re going to have to vote in their... Read More

Journalism Series: 3 Reasons for Conducting News Research and Analysis
Posted on 07-12-2016 by Janelle Coates

What’s the most debated topic of this year’s U.S. presidential campaign? According to a recent Washington Post article , it’s not the border wall, terrorism or emails: It’s the media’s coverage of Donald Trump. More specifically, says the Washington Post, “The debate... Read More

Three Ways to Use Media Intelligence and Research to Grow Your PR Business
Posted on 03-11-2016 by Megan Burnside

Below is a guest post by Maureen Ramos, Client Manager at LexisNexis. Media intelligence and research are crucial to your success, but the prospect of identifying insights from the constant flow of information that is being created can be daunting, to say the least. Recently, LexisNexis teamed... Read More