The Public Relations Blog
Why the distinctions matter to your company and bottom line
In some companies, public relations and marketing share the same space, with their goals and functions used interchangeably. At other companies, they’re separate, with different reporting structures and a constant battle for budget dollars between the two. Some organizations have one function reporting to the other. How does your company handle these disciplines and, more importantly, are you using them correctly?
This was just one of the topics at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s highly anticipated 2017 Global Communications Study. How we structure and utilize PR and marketing is a major issue facing the PR industry and one your company must tackle to ensure you’re getting the maximum benefit and profitability.
Learn why the location of your company and customers mean so much for your visibility and brand position
When discussing media buys or target audience, your marketing team or public relations agency probably throws around terms like media region anddesignated market area (DMA). What do these things really mean for your business and bottom line? Understanding vital terms helps you make smarter, more informed decisions about what’s best for your business.
Use PR to avoid, endure and outlast whatever trouble strikes your company
A public relations crisis can happen to any company of any size at any time. Sometimes, they happen quickly, like the scandalous retirement of the CEO or inappropriate comments made by a top executive. Others develop slowly, like disgruntled employees whose behavior eventually begins to affect customer service.
8 tips for creating a news release that will result in numerous media placements and boost your exposure
It’s a problem public relations professionals encounter all the time. They write a news release based on what media and target audiences want to see. Then, the CEO or another C-suite executive reviews the release and adds long quotes and several paragraphs of company information to appease partners or other stakeholders. This is a huge (and common) mistake.
5 steps to help you do more with your vision, ideas and documents using PR
In your business, you produce tons of content. News releases, articles, newsletters, photos, speeches, reports and financial statements are necessary to tell your story and generate leads. Now, what do you do with it all?
6 strategies to increase visibility, traffic and profits
These days it seems like people only want to talk about online businesses and the next big dot-com billionaire. Traditional brick-and-mortar businesses don’t get as much respect and attention anymore. You can use public relations to change all that.
Discover how an integrated approach can contribute to your success
Many companies have a limited vision of the function of public relations. They use it chiefly for writing news releases for media coverage or spinning information to get them out of trouble. You should know that the field of PR is expanding and gaining in importance. If you’re not using it to its full potential, your company is missing out on key opportunities for growth, visibility and profits.
Axia Public Relations uses its success with the show to give you the facts
The boss of a large corporation dons a disguise to get honest feedback from employees about what’s really going on in the company. Employees think that cameras are filming because the undercover boss is part of some kind of contest. Millions tune in to the hit CBS reality show Undercover Boss. Many may wonder, “Do the unsuspecting employees really not know?” and, “Even with the disguise, why don't they recognize the CEO of their organization?” It begs the question: How undercover is Undercover Boss?
Instead of fearing the online review site, use it to inspire foresight and increase profits
In some industries, the mere mention of the word Yelp is enough to cause widespread panic. Indeed, online reviews can make or break a business, and Yelp remains one of the most popular review sites. Nevertheless, you don’t need to fear it; you just have to use public relations to maneuver Yelp, and other online review sites like it, to your advantage.
5 tips to help you use brand journalism to connect with your audience and boost your brand awareness
Most companies have a love/hate relationship with journalists. They know they need journalists to increase their visibility and boost their credibility, but getting their attention can be frustrating and time-consuming. As a result, many businesses take matters into their own hands by using brand journalism.