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How to handle negative attention on social media

PR can show you how to come out on top

Social media is a very dynamic environment in which people respond quickly and in real time. Your content can go viral in a matter of minutes. When that happens, it increases your brand awareness and provides some great PR opportunities. But things can go south, too, and your content could attract a slew of negative comments. The situation could even escalate enough to damage your brand name.

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

5 social media trends that can affect your business

PR can help you reach more customers using this vital tool

Will Rogers once said, “You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.” Indeed, if you want to reach consumers today, you need social media – because that’s where they are.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

Ingredients of a PR plan

Developing a public relations plan can seem like a tedious, time-consuming task, but with the right planning and a coherent map, you will ultimately save time and money and enjoy more success. Here are the basic elements to any great PR plan:

 

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured

Company executives need professional headshots

A professional headshot is an important asset

Often, clients are surprised when we ask for their headshot photographs to accompany media pitches or news stories. Some have never had headshots and don’t know what we’re looking for from them. Many times, they send us personal photos with their families or images that are low quality.

Having a professional headshot is a must for anyone in a successful business. If you haven’t had a headshot since the ‘90s Glamour Shots, now is the time to update that photo.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Media

​The 5 commercials that won Super Bowl 50

Whether you thought Lady Gaga nailed the national anthem or you hailed the combination of Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars’ halftime show, Super Bowl 50 proved to be yet another stunner.

Denver's defense led the Broncos (and Peyton Manning) to victory while MVPs from Super Bowls past showed us they can still rock a tailored suit.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Super Bowl

3 things that make a Super Bowl ad a touchdown

Are you ready for some football (or the ads)?

The Super Bowl is fraught with traditions: adult beverages, hot wings and viewers gripped by an exciting football game and intricately woven-in advertisements.

Most of us have our list of favorite commercials, yet corporations don’t spend millions on creative ads simply for the sake of being creative. They want their messaging contained within the ads to stand out equally as strong.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Super Bowl

How to use PR to outsmart Super Bowl ads

The Super Bowl is the Holy Grail of advertising. But membership to this elite club costs north of $5 million per 30-second commercial. And that is some serious capital.

What if your business can’t afford such a significant investment? The answer, quite simply, is to invest your money wisely in other forms of public relations and marketing.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Super Bowl

​Learning from the 3 best Super Bowl commercials ever

Since 1989, USA Today has tallied the top-ranked Super Bowl commercials through its Ad Meter ranking system.

This approach combines results from a privately selected panel and feedback obtained through social media to determine commercial rank.

As we gear up for Super Bowl Sunday, here’s a brief look at the top three Super Bowl ads and what made them so memorable.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Media, Super Bowl

​Super Bowl ads: Are they worth the investment?

Nearly a year ago, business executives began hatching plans to invest millions of dollars in single advertisements to air during Super Bowl 50.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Super Bowl

4 factors to consider when choosing a public relations company

How to choose the public relations company that is right for you.

Public relations companies are a beneficial part of your growing business. Almost every large company has one. And, while it may seem pretty easy, hiring the right PR firm can actually be extremely difficult. Not all public relations companies you come across are capable of doing the job that you need. So, it's good to have some helpful advice when you're deciding on the firm that is right for you. Here are a few tips that could aid in your decision in choosing a public relations company.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured

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