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What’s the next up-and-coming social media platform?

As a public relations professional, it’s our job to stay up-to-date on the digital world. It is important to familiarize yourself with new trends and the tools and technology needed to succeed on social media. 

 

Currently, the most popular social media platform is Facebook with about 2.45 billion active users. Although Facebook may be at the top right now, anything could rapidly increase or decrease its popularity. For example, WhatsApp has seen a huge increase in downloads due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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Topics: shared media, social media, PR planning

Setting effective business goals

Understand how goals can help your company grow

Whether you’re planning for the next several weeks or several years, business goals are the key to growing your company. In order to reach your goals, you can’t just rely on blind hope; it takes both strategy and teamwork.


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Topics: communications, strategy, PR planning

6 tips for writing winning award entries

Submit better award entries by drafting better PR plans

For some, entering a public relations program for a recognition like the Silver Anvil, Image Award, or Radiance Award can be daunting. In my PR career, I’ve written multiple award entries and, while the first one seemed overwhelming, I was hooked from the start and hungry for more.


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Topics: PR tips, awards, PR planning

5 things every PR plan should have

And what you should ask your PR firm before finalizing your PR plan

If you’re new to using public relations to build your brand, then starting a PR program can seem daunting. Luckily, it’s easier with the help of a trusted PR firm and a PR plan. A PR plan should be the road map that your PR firm (and your team) uses to create a successful PR program. If your firm doesn’t utilize a PR plan, it’s difficult to evaluate its success and to know that your company and your PR partner are on the same page. Don’t blindly follow your PR firm. Educate yourself on the elements of a PR plan and know the questions that you should be asking to create a successful PR program.


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Topics: PR tips, measurement, earned media, PR planning

Template: Target audiences analysis for communication strategy

Download a complimentary template to help plan your public relations campaign

Identifying all your organization’s target audiences is a key step during your communication planning. Target audiences are part of your PR plan’s inputs. You can use this tool for communication, marketing, and PR strategies because it helps identify what specific audiences need to improve your company’s communication methods.


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Topics: earned media, communications, strategy, PR planning

How to write an effective PR plan

10 elements of a successful plan to help you reach your goals

According to well-known time management author Alan Lakein, “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” You can apply this concept to many endeavors, including writing a PR plan. But how do you write a PR plan? More importantly, how do you write an effective and successful PR plan?


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Topics: public relations, investment, PR planning

 

 

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