Five Best Communications Practices for Your Tech Company

By Staff Five Best Communications Practices for Your Tech Company In today’s information-rich society, there is no need to explain communications’ essential role in any industry. In the tech industry, communications and PR have greater importance than other industries because your tech products or services may contain complex concepts that are not so easily understood by the general public. Utilizing…
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How to Build Successful Communications Plans for 2023

NOTE: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network Party RumboCierto. For the original blog, please visit here. A recommended approach that tackles our new realities can be summarized in seven simple steps and tactics: Be empathetic: PR pros can no longer put together a communications plan considering only what companies want to communicate but also what…
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Regardless of the Economy, Invest in Public Relations

By Staff Companies are understandably concerned about changing economic conditions and are looking for ways to prepare for a potential economic storm. During early signs of an economic downturn, some companies are too quick to hit the panic button and begin making budget cuts, layoffs, and reductions wherever possible. While cutting back in some areas might be necessary during a…
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How to Put the Creative into Public Relations

NOTE: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network partner, Ghidotti. For the original blog, please visit here. Public relations requires a variety of skills: strategy, communication, analytics and creativity. All these components blend to create a colorful, evocative, engaging and informative landscape. Those who excel in the strategic and analytical side may not have the same natural aptitude when…
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AP Style in Public Relations: Top Five Tips for Press Releases

By Diana G. Haven Our team collectively cheered the recent release of the 56th Edition of the Associated Press Stylebook, a spiral-bound guide widely used as a writing and editing standards-setter by the media, corporate communications and worldwide. New editions are released every other year, and the 56th has almost 300 new and revised entries since the last update in…
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PR Best Practices: Strategies Before Tactics

By Polly Winograd Ikonen and Andy Lowe If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe – Carl Sagan Carl Sagan, the renowned cosmologist and science evangelist, used the above quote to illustrate the order of existence – but it can also easily be applied to public relations. As a strategic communications agency,…
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Supporting your client partnerships with PR

By Polly Winograd Ikonen “It takes a village.” “Two are better than one.” “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” There are many proverbs from many cultures reminding us that we can often accomplish much more together than alone. This wisdom absolutely applies to P.R. as well. We have seen this…
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Q&A with Liza Batallones, Director

By Staff Can you tell us about your background? I came from a broadcast news background and started my career right out of San Francisco State as a reporter for KCBS Radio and KPIX TV. Around that time, I spent two years moonlighting as an assistant account coordinator at Landis! I eventually started reporting from Chopper 5, and that helicopter…
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Q&A with Polly Winograd Ikonen, Senior Counselor

By Landis Staff Can you tell us about your background? My career started 35 years ago at a PR agency that specialized in the luxury lifestyle sector. I then moved in-house and spent several decades at major cultural institutions on both coasts in roles that spanned the full MarComm spectrum – advertising, content marketing, special events, audience development, sales collateral,…
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Perfecting Your Pitch

By Andie Davis As a PR pro, a decent portion of your job involves pitching the media. Usually, we reach out to the press when a client makes an announcement or if there is a news story in which a client can be a subject matter expert. Your pitch can say a lot about you and your agency in terms…
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