The Public Relations Blog

What you need to know before your company goes Live on Facebook

Use Facebook Live as a tool to communicate your message directly to your audience

Social media is a great platform for your company to connect with consumers. The newest way organizations are using social media is to connect with consumers on a personal level – using Facebook Live.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

8 elements for successful content marketing

How you can create and distribute valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience

Content plays a key role in your inbound marketing strategy because it attracts potential customers to your business. Content can be in the form of blog posts, podcasts, webinars and so much more – essentially, any material that consumers find valuable.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Content Management

It’s OK to use your notes at your public speaking event

5 things to remember to be an effective speaker

When you give a speech, you want your words to have the maximum impact on your audience. Notes can play a useful role in any speech you give. Most public speaking professionals agree that you should use your notes during your public speaking event. The question is how to use them wisely and effectively for your event to be successful.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Spokesperson Training

3 best practices for engaging in media interviews

Be sure your spokesperson is ready for the tough questions

If you lack spokesperson training, an interview with the media can be daunting. It’s not easy to maintain your composure when you’re standing in front of a bank of microphones with camera lenses pointed directly at your nostrils.

A critical public relations skill is optimally negotiating media interviews. Most PR firms offer a form of spokesperson training or coaching to clue in company spokespeople about the finer elements, one of which is how to properly set the tone for media interaction – whether amid crises or simply run-of-the-mill product launches.  

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Topics: Media Relations, Public Relations, Featured, Spokesperson Training

How long until you start seeing results from PR?

Is 3 months too soon? Is a year too long? Learn more about what PR can and can’t do for your business

You’ve signed on with a new public relations agency. It’s been several months and you’re not seeing any real results. Should you give the firm more time? Or, is it time to find a new PR firm?

You know PR is an ongoing process; yet, you need to have something concrete to show the C-suite or board of directors to justify the expense. This post will help explain what you can expect from your PR firm and in what time frame.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Investment

3 ways your company can take advantage of the Year of the Rooster

Use PR to strut your stuff, be prominent and prosper in 2017

According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. You may think of the Chinese New Year as a time of brightly colored costumes, red lanterns, loud firecrackers and delicious food. However, it should also serve as a reminder to set off some fireworks for your company.

To take full advantage of the opportunities of 2017, it may help to remember the rooster and what it symbolizes. Hiring a public relations agency is also essential.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Thought Leadership

5 tools to make the most of your social media posts

You have the audience. Now use these PR tactics to take maximum advantage

Social media has become an essential part of doing business today. It’s where your customers are and where they expect you to be. Engaging customers and prospects on social media allows your company to build connections and increase profits, if you do it correctly.

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Topics: Featured, Social Media, Public Companies

6 proven steps to rock your speaking engagements

How to connect with your audience at public speaking events

Public speaking engagements are your opportunity to deliver your company message personally to your key audience. Whether you’re announcing a new product, holding a news conference or even responding to a crisis, you want to make a positive impression and establish connection and understanding with your key stakeholders.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Spokesperson Training, Speaking

6 steps to ensure professional emails

How to use business email to connect with your target audiences

Email is key in your daily business communication. You receive, write and respond to dozens of emails a day. It’s your primary way to communicate with your clients, business partners and even your friends. Here are six steps to make sure your emails are professional and engaging.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Corporate Communications

5 ways to build loyal relationships with your customers

How to maintain long-lasting relationships with your customers based on loyalty and trust

Your company needs loyal, long-term relationships with its customers in order to thrive. Customers who feel appreciated not only continue to bring you their business, they also offer leads for future prospects.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured