The Key To An Outstanding Sustainability Report

As we commemorate Earth Day this week, we’re excited to share a thoughtful piece from our Public Relations Global Network partner, Ariane Hofstetter, cometis AG. Companies use sustainability reporting as a tool to communicate their efforts transparently and comprehensively to stakeholders. Beyond a mere list of ongoing initiatives, reports can tell a story and give insight into corporate culture. This…
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ESG Sustainability Awards Offer Important Guidance For Companies And Stakeholders

Note: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network Partner, Michael Diegelmann, cometis AG. For the original blog, please visit here. Many awards aiming to measure large companies’ ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance suffer from non-transparent jury selection processes. Meet the Integrity Star Award which presents a completely new approach and objectively evaluates companies against 4,000 criteria in their published sustainability reports….
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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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Handshake Etiquette: Make a Lasting Impression

By Makenzi Jordan Rodriguez  “A good handshake should never be remembered, but a bad handshake can live in your mind f-o-r-e-v-e-r.” There’s that old saying, “you never get another chance to make a first impression.” So, if a handshake is part of that, how do you win that first encounter? Here are 5 ways your handshake can communicate effectively: A…
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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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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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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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