Five Tips to Improve your Social Media Marketing

By Polly Winograd Ikonen As a communications and marketing professional, you obviously know that having your company or client on social media platforms is critical.  But simply creating organic posts is no longer enough to generate the engagement you seek. The term ‘social media marketing’ can be used to describe all kinds of promotional activities on these platforms. In this…
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VIDEO: Meet the team: Andie Davis, Account Coordinator

By LCI’s newest member, Andie Davis This week’s vlog is dedicated to introducing the newest member of the LCI team, Andie Davis. Andie is a recent University of Oregon graduate with a Bachelor of Science in public relations. She is more than ready to take on her role as account coordinator. Welcome, Andie!   Watch our video (below)   Got…
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What is paid search marketing – and how can it help your business?

by David Landis, LCI President Often times, business owners ask me: “What is the difference between paid and organic search? And, which one is appropriate for my business?” The simple answer is both.  First, some definitions. Organic search results are those that just populate a query on your search engine, such as Google. Ads are labelled as such, are paid…
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Is There A Future For Media Relations?

by David Landis, LCI President It’s the new year: a time for high hopes, refreshed energies and renewed perspectives. So, as good PR professionals, we’re always looking for the best ways to communicate our clients’ stories. With social media, digital marketing and new platforms arriving daily, where should public relations experts turn? Predictably, we usually come back to the age-old…
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What’s in store for communications in 2021?

by David Landis, LCI President Wrapping up a challenging year (to say the least), all the prognosticators come out, predicting this and that for 2021. The world of public relations is no different. So I asked my international PR colleagues from the Public Relations Global Network for their predictions. I got answers from all over the globe – many of…
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What are the best practices for social media?

by David Landis, LCI President What are the best practices when using social media? That’s a good question. Our Seattle Public Relations Global Network PR affiliate, The Fearey Group, helped answer that with the following blog by Katie Lindquist. This blog originally ran in a slightly different form on September 18, 2020. My takeaways? Wednesday appears to be one of…
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Social Media Primer: Which Platform Is Right For Your Business?

“Social Media is ubiquitous these days,” says LCI President David Landis. “I found this post, written by Bailie Pelletier from our Seattle PR Public Relations Global Network agency affiliate, The Fearey Group, particularly helpful. It delineates which platform is right for which business. My takeaways? That males between 25-34 are most active on Facebook; that Instagram is ideal for B2C…
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LCI Turns 30 / “3 for 30” Video Series: Hank Plante, KPIX-TV

As part of LCI’s 30th anniversary (#LCI30) celebrations this month, David Landis interviews three communications industry professionals who’ve impacted our business and contributed to our success. This week’s interview is with Hank Plante, a veteran journalist who met David when they worked together at KPIX-TV (CBS) in San Francisco. The pair were among the first in the nation to start…
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The Evolving Role of Social Media and Technology

By Gregory Bortkiewicz, Account Executive I’ve always been a keen follower of social media trends, and in recent weeks I’ve been giving thought to the ever-changing role of social media in society. A few things steered my mind in this direction. I thought I’d share with you now and would love to hear your feedback. At Home – Virtual Reality…
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