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PR Needs to Transform Its Mindset on Data to Focus on Growth and Analysis

October 10th, 2017 by

With AMEC’s Measurement Month just completed, we asked Weber Shandwick’s president of measurement and analytics Allyson Hugley to reflect on the state of PR measurement as well as how PR pros can change the mindset about the importance of measurement and using data to glean business insights as opposed to proving the worth of the PR function.

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Ask Your Boss Anything: How Bloomberg Connects Its Global Staff

September 26th, 2017 by

How do you keep employees feeling like they’re part of the team when they’re spread out across nearly 200 offices in 73 countries? That was the internal communications issue in play for Bloomberg’s employee & communications team. Here’s how they solved it.

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Brands Urged to Focus on Insights When Building Measurement Culture

September 26th, 2017 by

With Measurement Month drawing to a close, we asked AMEC CEO Barry Leggetter to assess the state of measurement and provide tips on what brands can do quickly to foster a measurement mindset.

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How Networking Outside Your Industry Can Benefit a Media Relations Effort

September 19th, 2017 by

It’s a fact of life in today’s market: many PR people shuffle from sector to sector and region to region during their careers. What are the best ways to learn a new field as well as the journalists in it? Our author provides tips that will help you quickly gain leverage with media members in your new sector and get a handle on trends.

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Perfection Is the Enemy of the Good: Early Lessons From the Equifax Breach

September 19th, 2017 by

As you know, the Equifax data breach was much more than one of the largest exposures of customer data in history. It also was the site of several PR blunders. A cybersecurity communicator takes a look at some of the early lessons from Equifax’s miscues that all PR pros can learn from.

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Lessons Learned Doing PR for the Mayweather-McGregor Fight

September 12th, 2017 by

Kelly Swanson and her small but capable team of PR pros oversaw PR for the recent Mayweather-McGregor fight. We asked her to discuss some of the lessons she learned from that experience.

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The Week in PR

September 12th, 2017 by

Our weekly roundup of trends, news and personnel moves in PR and marketing. Stories this week include the demise of Bell Pottinger, Doug Busk’s new position, the FTC confronting influencers directly and older citizens getting their news via social media.

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How Souped-Up Press Conferences Propelled Mayweather-McGregor to New Heights

August 22nd, 2017 by

What’s it like to be in charge of PR for what’s looking to be the largest pay-per-view event in history and what can it teach you about PR? We ask Kelly Swanson, whose firm is in charge of PR for Saturday’s Mayweather-McGregor contest.

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5 Steps That Will Make Your Content Marketing Program More Successful

August 15th, 2017 by

Content marketing is a team sport, or should we say a sport of teams? That’s because both content creators and salespeople need to collaborate on developing content. The goal of branded content is to create material that meets the needs of decision makers, although that’s often not done. The result is content that fails to support the business’s goals. Here are 5 steps to help brands avoid this dilemma.

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How Southwest Responded to a Crisis Under Unthinkable Circumstances

August 15th, 2017 by

The upside of technology is obvious. But when things go wrong on the tech side it can create havoc for a technology dependent brand. That was the case for Southwest Airlines last summer, when a computer malfunction grounded a slew of its flights and left thousands stranded. See how the brand used Facebook Live and other social media to keep its passengers and employees informed.