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

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

Why Bad Content Makes PR More Important

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There’s been an article doing the rounds suggesting that content marketing could kill PR When you read the piece, the point being made by +Christopher Penn is that bad content could damage the effectiveness of media relationships because journalists won’t like being pitched bad content. I’m not justifying it but, trust me, journalists are usedContinue Reading

What Is Content Marketing

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Content marketing is the latest buzzword, but in reality, it’s nothing new! It’s just marketing that uses content as the delivery mechanism for the call to action.       AUTHOR DETAILS Lyndon Johnson is the founder and general manager of COMMS.BAR™. COMMS.BAR provides early-stage companies with right size, right time communications strategy advice toContinue Reading

Evaluating PR + Marketing Effort

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Evaluating the effectiveness of any communications program is essential – but too often agencies say it’s intangible – citing awareness and thought-leadership. In reality, if you know what success looks like before you start and create a campaign designed to achieve it, it’s easy to measure whether something is working. Here are a few tips:Continue Reading