Is a Career at a PR Agency the Right Choice for You?

If you are fun, energetic, creative, smartphone savvy and always ahead of the game in the latest industry news and ideas then you have the basic mantra for deciding if a career at a public relations agency is the right fit for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Why You should Generate Visual Content to Brand your Company

Relevant content and quality writing drives effective marketing, however, visual content is also crucial for building a lasting relationship with your customers. Today’s digital age demands better means to transfer messages. With the increase in the use of visual social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, B2B marketers can grow their businesses faster than ever before. Both these tools provide endless opportunities for B2B marketing, as they are simple to use and are quickly becoming central to successful visual content marketing strategies.   Read the rest of this entry »

For PR Tricks, PRBrandBuilder has the Tips

Question: What does every single business have in common?

Answer: The task of finding creative and strategic ways to present a product or service to an audience.

Working in the PR industry, I find that one of the most pressing issues is helping a client understand how to effectively reach their potential customers. Sometimes it is easy to gauge what a customer wants. You might know that there is already a need for your product/service or you might get the direction from surveys or focus groups. But, what would you do if the customer could not tell you what they wanted or how they could be reached. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Avoid a Personal Crisis on Social Media

We are all part of the digital age, and use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to stay connected with our friends and family. However, as professionals, there is a fine line between our personal lives and our work lives when it comes to using social media and how we should conduct ourselves.

In Sarah Skerik’s article, 6 ways to avoid a personal PR crisis on social media, she presents helpful rules to remember that are often neglected. So before you send that tweet or update your status, run through this list to make sure you won’t have a personal PR crisis on your hands. Read the rest of this entry »

How To: Building your own Media List

Working in an industry where a lot of attention is focused on the media, it makes sense to have different media lists that you refer to when trying to get your companies information out.  However, what if your company doesn’t have the resources to access a professional database? To build a contact list, try using these tips by Jennifer Nichols in her article, 9 Ways to build your media list–for free. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Pitch like a Pro

The past couple of posts have focused on writing within social media, but how should you write when approaching a reporter with a pitch? Jessica Levco, a writer for PRDaily.com, recently wrote the article, The Key to catching a reporter’s eye? Pitch like one. In it she shares some tips on how to craft an effective pitch to spark a reporter’s interest.

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What NOT To Do

Ok, so this may seem like common sense, but here are a few things no PR person should ever do, and yes, I’ve seen these before.

So here it goes. A list of things to avoid: Read the rest of this entry »

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