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How vertical integration affects hiring and nurturing public relations pros

A strong and diverse skill set is needed for today’s public relations industry

 

In the field of public relations, simply being “good at PR” no longer cuts it. Public relations pros need to have a number of skills and be able to adapt to many kinds of situations and roles in order to truly succeed in the world of PR. Vertical integration is becoming the standard for public relations, not the exception.


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Leadership’s responsibility of mental wellbeing with Vance Meyer | On Top of PR podcast

Vance Meyer was a former corporate communication executive who is now promoting and advocating for mental wellness and acquiring skills to be of service to others in the future.

 

Guest:

Vance Meyer used to be a corporate communication executive. He is now promoting and advocating for mental wellness and acquiring skills to be of service to others in the future.


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Topics: PR tips, On Top of PR, podcasting

Stand out from the rest with unique views

Boost your PR by sharing new ideas

 

You’ve started your own business. Things are going smoothly, but you’re not growing at the rate you want. What should you do?

 

If your company’s growth isn’t what you want, you should examine your views on the industry you’re working in. Are you ignoring trends, following them, or are you breaking out of the mold to set your own? If you want your company to really grow, you need to develop unique viewpoints regarding your industry that are different from everyone else’s.


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Topics: PR tips

How to create a content marketing strategy that will actually work

High-quality content plays a critical role in your company's digital marketing efforts. Even with upcoming changes to Google, a good page experience doesn't override having great, relevant content. 

 

How do you create a content marketing strategy for your company that works? Many digital marketing experts strive to attract leads and convert them into loyal customers. 


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Topics: PR tips, PR planning

Adventures in public relations with Kate Yandoh Harris | On Top of PR podcast

Learn some great stories of how our guest Kate Yandoh Harris advanced her PR career.

 

Guest:

Kate Yandoh Harris is a born storyteller who helps businesses realize results by creating compelling content. She is an optimist, island lover, and “word person”.


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Topics: PR tips, On Top of PR, podcasting

Elon Musk shows how to be a great boss in one simple letter

For any company to be successful, it should have strong leadership and an equally strong team. Elon Musk has demonstrated how to become a successful business man and launch a billion dollar company. We can all learn a lot about Elon’s leadership skills by examining a letter he wrote to his employees after his team violated the “no negotiation, no discount” policy”:


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Topics: PR tips, corporate communications, internal communications

Five things everyone should know about public relations

As a rising PR professional, too often people ask me, “What does someone working in PR do?” It can be difficult to explain it to someone who doesn’t have a marketing or communications background.

 

Almost every other industry is straightforward. They wear one hat and can explain their roles to anyone. Yet, the PR industry doesn’t do a great job of PR on themselves. That’s why this list of “Five Things Everyone Should Know About Public Relations,” from Forbes is extremely important, even for people working in public relations to understand. 


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Do your PR partners know how your company makes money?

Make sure the people creating your company’s public relations have background information to inform their strategies

 

Public relations plans influence a company’s success. Integrating public relations plans into your company’s strategic planning is essential. However, do the people handling your public relations know how your company makes money?


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Warren Buffett’s 10 rules for public relations

Warren Buffett is a reputable billionaire and philanthropist, but he’s also known as one of the most successful investors of all time. His entrepreneurial interests started at a young age and landed him the sixth spot on Forbes World’s Billionaire List

 

As the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, he rescued the corporation from failure in 1965 and fashioned it into what it is today: a thriving multinational conglomerate company. Although hard work was a part of the equation, Buffett discusses other key factors that molded his life to be a success in this Youtube video

 

You may be wondering, “If Warren Buffett used these details to prosper, how can I implement his advice into the world of public relations?” We are here to answer that question! 


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Courageous conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion with Tru Pettigrew | On Top of PR podcast

Learn the differences between diversity, equity, and inclusion and how you can prioritize them in your workplace with our guest, Tru Pettigrew

 

Guest:

Our episode guest is Tru Pettigrew, he connects brands with consumers and builds bridges across generations. Tru has also established a strong reputation for helping organizations build bridges across racial, cultural, social, and relational lines.


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Topics: PR tips, On Top of PR, podcasting

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