The Public Relations Blog

Maximize your social media efforts using PR and the right images

Learn more about this important topic to ensure eyes on more of your posts

Why aren’t consumers reading, liking and sharing your social media posts more often? Perhaps your images are to blame. Thankfully, our cool friends at Sprout Social have developed an amazing guide to help ensure that your images are sized correctly.

We spend lots of time determining what kind of information clients should post to each social media platform. However, many don’t understand the importance of the accompanying image.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

8 lessons learned from the mob mentality of social media

How your company should respond to a social media attack

A great illustration of mob mentality is the scene in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast when the townspeople amass and call for the Beast’s head. Can you imagine what that would be like today if the mob flocked to social media and the Beast was a company that people felt had “wronged” them in some way? The Beast would have a sea of virtual torches and pitchforks at his company’s door. Without a PR firm, that business could be doomed.

Navigating social media and the public can be tricky. A single negative post concerning even a well-established company can go viral in an instant.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Crisis PR, Social Media, Reputation Management

4 reasons why you should add videos to your blog

Connect with more people with video summaries

One of the best ways to engage with consumers is through the use of visuals – especially videos. A video summary is a video that recaps the content of a written article. More and more websites are using them to connect with audiences. Adding video summaries to your written content is another way to connect with and engage your audience. We compiled a list of four reasons why video summaries are an exceptional addition to your blog posts, website and even newsletters.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

How to create a video summary


Adding video summaries to written content is one way to attract people to the content your company creates. It’s also a great way to retain an audience. Video summaries provide readers another type of visual and continue to gain in popularity.

Depending on your focus, you could create very involved video summaries with the help of a professional videographer or you could use a webcam-equipped computer to create your own straightforward video summary. We’ve assembled a guide below that describes the basics for creating a video summary for blogs and other articles that your company produces.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

Concerned about media in the room? Get over it!

Let PR show you how to handle the issue and still have a great event

Are you worried about members of the media attending your next event, shareholder’s meeting or public presentation? You should be; the media are a powerful component of our society. However, while you should be aware of them, you don’t have to fear them.

If there are media in the room, you should be thankful! They are trained and credentialed journalists who are there to get the story right. The truth is that, these days, there’s always media in the room – social media.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Media, events

Make memories, make profits


Instead of being irritating with ads, connect emotionally with consumers

Internet users are tired of seeing your ads; it’s time for a new approach. Reaching consumers on an emotional and personal level will keep you fresh in their minds and set you apart from your competition. The best way to forge a deep connection is to laser-target your messages to specific audiences. Don’t worry if you’re not at the technological forefront of your field; as long as you make positive and memorable impressions on consumers, you can still lead the pack.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured

How to contend with cavalier CEOs

A public relations professional’s job, like many others, comes with various stressors and road bumps that we must sensitively navigate to benefit the greater good. On the red carpet, few see the sweaty PR pro lugging mountains of company collateral, promotional swag and schedule binders to a trade event. Our jobs aren’t always glamorous and are frequently littered with deadlines, quick-turn requests and, of course, constant rejection from media.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Crisis PR, crisis communications

How are you handling customer reviews?

Let PR show you how to use them for maximum advantage

In the past, when customers were unhappy with your company, they simply let their wallets do the talking. Today’s consumers have numerous ways to let you know how they feel about your company, products and people. One of the most popular methods is online consumer and product reviews.

How your company handles these opinions can mean the difference between generating consumer loyalty and delivering customers directly to your competition.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Reputation Management, Review Master

4 more ways to save money with your PR firm

Saving money is important, and you don’t have to sacrifice results to do it

I recently wrote an expert column for and its network of 43 print and online business journals across the U.S. about how American companies can save money on their PR firm bills. These tips are very popular among clients at Axia Public Relations and I wanted to share a few more to provide additional special value for our blog readers.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured

What PR can do for B2B tech companies

Hint: You may need PR more than you realize

Today, your time will likely be filled with meetings with your direct reports to discuss matters of company performance, sales and finance. You may meet with prospective clients, sit in on a team-building session and try to squeeze in some personal and family time. This doesn’t leave much time to focus on PR.

If you think your business-to-business tech company doesn’t need PR, you are missing out on key opportunities to boost your visibility and grow your business.

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Topics: Media Relations, Public Relations, Featured, Crisis PR, Technology