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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Best PR Stunts, Fails and Learnings of 2023 – Part One

Before 2023 is too far in our rear view, the staff at Landis shares their favorite PR stunts of the year…here’s Part One: Don’t Let Your Communications be on AutoDrive By Sean Dowdall Robotaxis carry on-demand riders in an autonomous vehicle without a driver. Cruise is one of the autonomous vehicle companies doing live testing on the streets of San…
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The Best Journalism Movies

In honor of the 2023 Academy Awards, the Landis team couldn’t resist picking our favorite movies about journalism to be nominated for or win an Oscar. Whether it’s “All the President’s Men” or “The Devil Wears Prada,” these films capture the behind-the-scenes tenacity, courage and talent required to work in the ever-changing world of the media. Read on and hit…
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How Travel Makes You a Better PR Practitioner – Part Two

Here are a few more pearls of wisdom from the Landis team about how traveling makes us better at our jobs. Interested in viewing part one? Click here. Brianne Murphy Miller Be flexible. There are always options.  “On a trip to London recently, I arrived during a rail strike that made getting around the city almost impossible. I had to…
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Creating Credible Relationships With Journalists

By Robin Carr, LCI Several years ago, I attended a conference that was geared to both reporters and public relations professionals. During a session featuring a panel of newspaper editors, one award-winning editor matter-of-factly stated, “PR people and reporters should have an adversarial relationship.” I was stunned. This was not what I was taught as a PR major at San…
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