Category: Public Relations

Doing PR And Embracing The New Normal In The Age Of Social Distancing

As the coronavirus spreads throughout the world, we are entering uncharted waters. From President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to the canceling of professional sports, what the World Health Organization has named a "pandemic" is affecting every aspect of American life. And it's taking a toll on the general public.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Asking Smart Questions and Being Curious for PR Pros

The president and CEO of MEMIC Michael Bourque explains why asking questions is one of the best things you can do to advance your PR and marketing career.

Social Media Measurement Tips

In PR, we often find ourselves unable to prove ROI but with planning and a strategy in place, you can set up criteria to measure and prove success.

Content Marketing Is The New PR

Long gone are the days of simply pitching reporters and hoping for the best. As PR experts, we pride ourselves on thinking outside the box, and content marketing is perhaps the best example of that.

Marketing Minute #7: PR and marketing are expensive. Start with a plan.

Would you build a house without first consulting an architect? Of course not. How would your builder know what to build? A ranch? A Cape Cod? A mansion?

Advertising vs. Public Relations—What is the Difference?

Both advertising and PR help build brands and communicate with target audiences. The most basic difference between them is that advertising space is paid while public relations results are earned.

How to Improve the Customer Experience from the Very Beginning

A journey map can come in handy to follow your customers' touchpoints and then improve their experience.

Marketing Minute #4: The Difference Between PR and Advertising

Both advertising and public relations help build awareness and generate sales. But, they're not the same thing.

Marketing Minute #3: Create a Message Map

A message map is the foundation of all our public relations and marketing programs for clients. It includes a key message at its center that is 21 words in length. It takes seven seconds to say 21 words out loud. If you are familiar with broadcast news, you know that reporters and editors love seven-second sound bites.

Marketing Minute #2: Write your company’s brand manifesto and give ‘em something to talk about!

A brand is not a logo or a tagline. It is not even what a company says it is. A brand is the feeling that a customer gets when they think of a company.