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Job search and hiring tips with Nicole Balsam | On Top of PR podcast

Guest Nicole Balsam, former management consultant at Capstone Hill Search, shines light on how to make your resume stand out or fill an open job position with top PR talent.

 

Guest:

Our episode guest is Nicole Balsam, former management consultant at Capstone Hill Search. Balsam has more than six years of experience placing director-level and above candidates in the PR, communications, and marketing space.

 

Topic: 

The one with Nicole Balsam on how job seekers can improve their resumes and hiring managers can fill open positions with top PR talent.


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Topics: On Top of PR

The three types of PR agency clients with Susan Baier | On Top of PR podcast

Learn which type of PR agency client you are with Susan Baier, president of Audience Audit.

 

Guest:

Our episode guest is Susan Baier, president of Audience Audit. Susan has been a marketing strategist and researcher for more than 30 years and specializes in analyzing audiences.

 

Topic: 

The one with Susan Baier on how figuring out what type of client you are can help you find the right PR agency.


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Topics: On Top of PR

Ten things your competitors can teach you about PR

Why you should analyze every aspect of your competition

 

Knowing what your competitors are doing can put you ahead in your industry. Here are some things you can learn from your competitors:


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Topics: public relations, PR tips, online public relations

The dos and don’ts to writing an effective lede

Knowing inverted pyramid and the five Ws/H will set you up for success.

 

The first few sentences of your story are everything. They state the facts, set the mood, and grab your reader’s attention. When written correctly, they capture the heart and soul of your story and convince your reader why what you’re saying matters. When written incorrectly, the reader may leave your page, click on a new site, or possibly lose interest in your company’s work altogether. 

 

So what are these first few sentences, and how do you write them effectively?


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Topics: public relations, PR tips, writing

Calculating the cost of a PR agency with Jason Mudd | On Top of PR podcast

Learn the true cost of employing PR professionals inside of your organization with our host Jason Mudd. Jason is the managing partner of Axia Public Relations.

 

Guest:

Jason Mudd, On Top of PR host, helps companies get on Undercover Boss. He is a trusted adviser and dynamic strategist for some of America’s most admired brands. Since 1994, he’s worked with American Airlines, Budweiser, Dave & Buster’s, H&R Block, Hilton, HP, Miller Lite, New York Life, Pizza Hut, Southern Comfort, and Verizon. He founded Axia Public Relations in July 2002.

 

Topic: 

The one with Jason Mudd on how hiring an in-house PR professional compares to hiring a PR agency.


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Topics: On Top of PR

Five Questions with PR Agency CEO Jason Mudd

Our founder and CEO, Jason Mudd, recently completed a pre-interview with a business TV news show. Although the interview doesn’t air for several weeks, here are some of the answers he shared during the initial Q&A.


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Topics: public relations, PR tips

Why are men hooked on Pinterest recently?

Marketers should take note: Men are finally migrating to Pinterest.

 

Men are taking on the aesthetically pleasing world of Pinterest, and public relations and marketing professionals should take note.

 

Pinterest is an American image sharing and social media service designed to enable saving and discovery of information with images and, on a smaller scale, animated GIFs and videos. This is done by scrolling through and saving pinboards.

 

Although women make up 60% of the app, male numbers have been on the rise since the beginning of quarantine in March 2020. 


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Topics: owned media, social media, web media

Why you should only share your vector logo in high resolution

When a news outlet, PR agency, strategic partner, or vendor requests your logo, you should send them your transparent logo(s) in high resolution and vector format. Why does this matter? Let’s explore each concept.


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Topics: public relations, PR tips

Forbes names Axia as one of America’s best PR firms for 2021

Forbes named Axia Public Relations one of America’s best PR firms for 2021.

 

Out of 5,000 PR firms considered, Forbes’ list included 200 firms. That arguably ranks Axia in the top 4% of PR agencies nationwide.

 

“As we reflect on why Forbes selected us, it’s likely our innovative approach to PR that our clients and industry peers recognized our talented PR agency team, proven processes, and value-driven approach,” said Jason Mudd, Axia’s CEO and managing partner.


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Topics: agency news

Four ways to speed up your company’s website

Less page requests can mean more traffic

 

How many times have you visited a website and found it slow to load? Is your own company’s website also one that tends to drag as it loads? A website that is slow to load negatively impacts the user – your client’s – experience. It can impact the overall experience so much that prospective clients may leave your site and go find or fill their needs elsewhere. 

 

You ask yourself (and your IT team) why this is happening. Most likely it’s not because your internet speed isn’t good but rather because there are too many page requests or hypertext transfer protocol requests. 


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Topics: web design & development, owned media, web media

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