Reacting To Controversial Topics

This week’s blog is written by Abbie S. Fink, President of HMA Public Relations, our Arizona Public Relations Global Network partner. Abbie discusses the challenges public relations professionals face in managing communication on controversial issues like guns, abortion, climate change, the presidential election and war. For the original blog post, please visit here. The world continues to face wave after wave…
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Top 5 Tips for Navigating Pride PR Respectfully and Effectively

By Makenzi Jordan Rodriguez Although Pride Month is celebrated in June, it should be incorporated into an organization’s values year-round. Every organization should strive to celebrate and embrace diversity, inclusivity, and equality and show support for LGBTQ+ colleagues throughout the year. Pride Month offers many opportunities to demonstrate allyship and authentic support. Here are five tips to help your organization…
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How to Write a Competitive Media Analysis

In life, it’s usually not a great idea to compare yourself to others…but in communications? Invaluable… A competitive media 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 an effective public relations plan. The analysis may also help you develop…
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Top Trade Websites for PR Professionals in 2024

The PR industry moves at lightning speed and it’s important to keep up on trends, tactics and best practices to provide the best client service. Here’s a look at a few go-to sites for those working in Public Relations: O’Dwyer’s is the grande dame of PR trade sites. Started as a newsletter in 1968, it’s grown to include news of agency…
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5 Great Results to Expect After Media Training

By Andie Davis There are many great benefits that come from media training, and not just for media interviews. If you get media interview requests, you will want experienced media trainers to guide you through the ins and outs (and the dos and don’ts) of being a great interviewee. Here are five ways media training can help:   Erase any…
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5 Benefits of Media Relations

By the Landis Team Practical implementation of a media relations program is an art, not a science. After all, earned media isn’t transactional. The team at Landis is well-versed in understanding the benefits of a well-placed piece of content, but sometimes clients need a little more of an explanation on how this one tactic can move the needle on overall…
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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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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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