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Be Polite and Reap the Communications Rewards

By Sean Dowdall We all grew up with parents supporting “please and thank you!” Well, it’s more than just a way to raise kids…being polite is a vital part of business communications. Here’s why: Politeness attracts positive attention. People notice mannerisms and tend to respond in kind. Seeing a smile or hearing one tends to make you smile too. Politeness gives tough…
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What is Critical Thinking and Why It’s A Must for PR Pros

By David Landis, Founder (retired), Landis Communications Inc. (LCI), San Francisco Many of us, in any business, but perhaps especially in PR, fall into the day-to-day trap of working hard but operating on auto. We follow directions and get the work done. But do we provide true value to our company and our clients through critical thinking? In this age of the…
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The Intersection Of Public Relations And Public Policy: A Strategic Approach

Note: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network Partner, Chip Taylor, Novitas Communications. For the original blog, please visit here.   At the intersection of public relations and public policy is an opportunity for communication professionals to exert considerable influence. Public policy decisions can impact our client businesses and organizations, making it imperative for PR and communications experts to understand…
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The Importance of Community Relations in Healthcare

By Liza Batallones When you think of healthcare groups or pharmaceutical companies, maybe a doctor’s face pops into your head or that clever commercial with the unique-sounding drug name comes to mind. I know I can visualize almost every one of those commercials! You probably don’t think about sponsored support groups, school educational campaigns or recruiting efforts…but these are all…
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Newsjacking is an Effective Tool in your PR Toolkit

By Robin Carr Breaking news can dominate the airwaves and your news feed in the blink of an eye. It’s sometimes a great opportunity for companies/brands to draw traffic and engagement. Here’s one example; when Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis was announced, the Landis team offered up experts on the disorder from client Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) to local media….
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Leveraging AI in Public Relations: A Game-Changer for Startups and Leaders

Note: This is a reposted blog by Dr. Michael Thiemann. For the original blog, please visit here. 1. Exploring the Fascinating Realm of AI in Public Relations Welcome, future entrepreneurs and leaders! Effective public relations (PR) drives success in the fast-paced startup world. It’s not just about creating buzz; it’s about strategic communication that connects with your target audience. But…
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Unlocking Revenue Potential With The Power Of PR

Note: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network Partner, Michelle Lyng, Novitas Communications. For the original blog, please visit here. Many people understand that public relations can drive reputation, but some struggle to recognize that public relations can drive revenue. More specifically, increasingly, we see PR playing a vital role in supporting the sales funnel, which is inherently more quantitative….
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Essential Guide To Effective Communication Measurement For CMOs

Note: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network Partner, Anni Kosunen, Ellun Kanat. For the original blog, please visit here. For CMOs, understanding the importance of effective communication measurement is vital. Looking to validate and amplify their communication successes, CMOs – or chief marketing officers – need to be aware of effective strategies that truly reshape the broader landscape of…
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The Value Of A Global PR Network

Note: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network Partner, Gábor Jelinek, Executive Director. For the original blog, please visit here. Independent PR agencies usually seek membership in a regional or global PR network primarily because they want to expand their reach and do more business. And while PRGN members share several millions of dollars’ worth of business every…
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Best PR Stunts, Fails and Learnings of 2023 – Part Two

Before 2023 is too far in our rear view, the staff at Landis shares their favorite PR stunts of the year…here’s Part Two: Photos courtesy of Pixabay Twitter as X By Polly Winograd Ikonen I wouldn’t actually call this my favorite PR moment of 2023, but it certainly ranks #1 in the “self-inflicted PR wound” category: The renaming of Twitter as X….
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