Traditional public relations 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

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

Why nobody trusts press releases

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Research by a PR company claims that press releases are the most trusted source of company information.  I’m not convinced. Update: April 27 I’ve received no response to my tweet asking for clarification on the data. Watch another THINK PR Espresso for help with PR, marketing and publicity strategy.     AUTHOR DETAILS Lyndon Johnson is theContinue Reading

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?     AUTHOR DETAILS Lyndon Johnson is the founder andContinue Reading

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.       AUTHOR DETAILS Lyndon JohnsonContinue Reading