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

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

What is Effective PR?

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Effective PR is the delivery of the right message to the right audience at the right time and via the right delivery mechanism in order to build a relationship. There are an increasing number of articles published in both the PR industry media and in entrepreneur magazines and websites that offer ‘X things you shouldContinue Reading

What is PR?

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The definition of public relations according to the largest industry association is “a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” There is no mention of the media, yet most PR agencies sell pre-packaged media relations programs under the guise of public relations. We’ve taken the Public Relations Society ofContinue Reading

Startup and SmallBiz PR Basics

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If you want an overview of the fundamental principles of PR for small businesses and startups this is worth a watch.  It’s more than two and a half hours, but it explains the theory and practice behind successfully using public relations to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time viaContinue Reading