The Public Relations Blog
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.
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.
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.
Download a complimentary template to help plan your public relations campaign
Identifying all your organization’s target audiences is a key step during 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 identifies what specific audiences need and improves your company’s communication methods.
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?