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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Landis Communications‘ Advice for New PR and Communications Graduates

By Landis Staff Spring is here, which means it is graduation time for many college students. We at Landis would like to welcome our new peers in communications, journalism and public relations. To ease your transition from academia, we asked our team what advice they would give those now entering the professional public relations market. Sean Dowdall, President – Finance…
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Q&A with Robin Carr, Senior Counselor

By Landis Staff Can you tell us about your background? I spent 18 years in sports public relations (San Francisco Giants, Nike, EA Sports) before moving into various corporate PR roles (Ubisoft, Gap, Inc., Kodak) and a couple of startups. I’m a San Jose State University (Spartans!) graduate and a Bay Area native (born in San Mateo, CA). What is…
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Q&A with Andie Davis, Account Executive

By Landis Staff What is your favorite PR campaign you’ve worked on at Landis? If I had to pick one, it would be the Luke Armstrong campaign we worked on with our client, the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). Luke endured a traumatic brain injury (TBI) following a tragic plane crash, in which he was the only survivor. CNS worked…
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What is Newsjacking?

By Robin Carr What can an organization do to keep its brand top-of-mind when there’s no news? One technique has an entertaining name, but it’s nothing to laugh about and relatively easy to pull off. The technique is newsjacking. Here’s the pitch: In 2019, Landis Communications Inc. was honored by PRSA San Francisco with two “Foggies:” Small Agency of the…
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Three Ways Your Web Content Can Help Your PR

By Andy Lowe I have not come across a company that doesn’t have a website – though some haven’t been updated or rebranded since the days of DOS. That’s right; I’m old enough to remember DOS. In general, business owners know what to include: who you are, what you sell and why you do it (a lot of companies have…
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What is media relations in public relations?

By Robin Carr  Publishing company Pressbooks defines media relations as “the mutually beneficial relationship between journalists and public relations professionals.”  From a PR perspective, the media can be a terrific way to raise the profile of your company/client company and its products/services. And a big benefit for journalists is working with PR folks for presumably easy access to story ideas…
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What is Public Relations?

By Andie Davis, LCI Ever wonder what the difference between PR and advertising is? The history of PR? The day-to-day of a PR professional? How about PR best practices? LCI’s Andie Davis explains all in less than five minutes. Check out the video below: Video Transcription Hi everyone, Andie Davis here from LCI. Today I’m going to take you through…
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5 Outcomes to Expect From Your PR Campaign

By Brianne Miller, LCI You’ve taken the plunge and designed a PR campaign that you hope will advance your goals. You’ve written plans, the team is in place and stakeholders are on board. That’s a lot of work for…? That’s right. Begin with the end in mind! Here are five outcomes you should expect from any well-designed and implemented PR…
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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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