How to Write a Competitive Media Analysis

By Sean Dowdall, LCI A competitive media analysis is a valuable research activity and tool that serves as a foundational element at the beginning of a new client relationship. Why? This analysis helps your agency’s team and your clients understand, compare and leverage competitors’ messaging and communications tactics. It is valuable input for drafting your clients’ key messages and developing…
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Do I Need a Social Media Marketing Manager?

By Robin Carr, LCI To answer the question, let’s examine the history and the data. Merriam-Webster defines social media as “forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content (such as videos).” The 2019 Pew Research Center report on social media use…
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What Makes a Good Client?

This blog originally appeared on HMA Public Relations‘ website. HMA Public Relations is our Public Relations Global Network partner in Arizona. Blog courtesy of Abbie Fink from HMA Public Relations Finding and securing new business is an ongoing process for any professional services firm — it can happen anywhere at any time, including a baseball game. However, the best source…
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Top Tips For Environmental PR Specialists

By Polly Winograd Ikonen, LCI Everyone’s talking and writing about the environment and climate change these days. In our market, for example, The San Francisco Chronicle has recently doubled the number of writers permanently assigned to the climate beat and is rolling out numerous climate-related special features.  This is a journalistic pivot that bodes well for professionals and organizations focused…
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5 Recommended Reputation Management Tools

By Sean Dowdall “They have quite a reputation!” When you heard that about a brand years ago, that usually meant something bad. That has the same connotation in our digital communications world of today. Rather than look at online tools that are specifically designed to “fix” bad reputations, let’s take a look at tools that help brands promote a hopefully…
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Top Websites, Blogs and Magazines for PR Pros

We decided to publish an updated version of this popular blog since it provides valuable information for PR and marketing professionals. This blog originally appeared on the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) website in May 2019. PRGN is a connected network of 50 public relations firms serving key markets around the world. Although they are not on the list, PRSA San…
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What is Influencer Marketing?

Video by Los Muertos Crew from Pexels By Andie Davis, LCI We’re not buying what you’re selling. That’s right, 1-minute advertisements interrupting my TV programming, I’m talking to you. In today’s business market, younger consumers remain unconvinced by advertisements trying to sell them various products. Instead, they look to influencers or celebrities to endorse products before they buy. A study published in “Journal…
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Building A Culture Of Care In The Food Industry

Guest blog by Rhonda Bassett-Spiers, CEO, iTradeNetwork (client) Making a sale should be the beginning of a customer journey, not the end. Transactional business practices do not cut it anymore for any industry, and never has that been more apparent than during COVID-19. The pandemic highlighted the need to flip the script for clients and customers. The focus changed from sales…
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What’s the best choice? YouTube, Wistia or Vimeo?

By David Landis, President, LCI When it comes to video, the choices can be overwhelming. YouTube is the giant, but if your client is in the B2B space, Wistia might be a better choice. And what about Vimeo? How do you determine which platform is best for your needs – or your clients’ needs? Our colleagues at the Weidert Group…
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