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PR Problems? What they are, and what they aren’t!

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I read articles that talk about a company having a PR problems multiple times every day.  Most of the problems that are described aren’t. They’re operational problems; reputation problems; ethics problems.  They might be a problem that the communications department within the organization but they’re not public relations problems. That’s not to say that thereContinue Reading

The Traditional public relations business model doesn’t work

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The PR industry is hiding a dirty little secret that it doesn’t want you to find out about.  Don’t tell anybody I told you… but the traditional PR ‘sausage factory’ of client win… press release… e-mail/wire distribution… media outreach… interview… coverage… product release… press release… email/wire distribution… media outreach… interview… coverage… [repeat to fade] doesn’t work anyContinue Reading

What Is Positioning?

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Positioning is a challenge for every small business. It is especially difficult when both the competition and prospective customer are large organizations. Effective positioning in these situations is about focusing on the value you can offer that a larger organization cannot.  Small businesses also have the advantage of being flexible, in terms of approach, modelContinue Reading

What Is Engagement?

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Engagement comes up in almost every conversation about PR, marketing and publicity, yet very few people are able to define it, how you measure it, or the value it delivers to an organization. What it’s not is an exchange on twitter or Facebook or shared content because you have asked them to. Engagement is theContinue Reading