Is PR Dead?

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A few weeks ago I read a piece in PR week by former Edelman EMEA CEO Robert Phillips pronouncing that public relations is dead.  It’s something I’ve long said and Robert made some very valid points: “PR is dead.  Its business model, dominated on the consultancy side by bloated networks selling bureaucracy over transformation and generalists over deepContinue Reading

A public relations + marketing checklist for startup & smallbiz founders

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A  read lots of articles about public relations for startups and early-stage businesses, offering entrepreneurs tips and advice on how to best promote their companies.  Most of them focus on the media piece [the publicity] rather than the public relations part [the relationship building] but this piece from Founderdating.com, written by Talentbin’s Peter Kazanjy stoodContinue Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Pay a PR Agency Retainer

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If you’re a small business or startup and paying a traditional PR company to manage the relationships between your organization and the media here are three reasons you might want to reconsider the arrangement. Watch another THINK PR Espresso for help with PR, marketing and publicity strategy?

The Repetition Myth of Public Relations

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 There’s a myth started by the public relations industry that the more you repeat something the more credible it becomes. But, is it true?  That’s the topic of today’s THINK Public Relations Espresso. Watch another THINK PR Espresso for help with PR, marketing and publicity strategy? Sign up for a daily PR Espresso:

Most PR + Marketing is Publicity

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Last year I wrote a blog post about how I felt that most PR was either marketing or publicity.  In this edition of the THINK PR Espresso I revisit the topic and see whether anything has changed. Watch another THINK PR Espresso for help with PR, marketing and publicity strategy?