What is News?

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Before making the decision to hire a PR firm, or starting your own campaign, it is vital that you understand the nature of news. Luckily, it’s not rocket science.  There are only two ways to make news: create a story, or follow a story.  Understanding the difference between the two is critical knowledge for anyone […]

How is Public Relations Different from Advertising?

There’s an old saying in public relations: “Advertising is what you pay for, publicity is what you pray for.” When it comes to the age-old battle between advertising and public relations, it’s a case of unpaid versus paid, credible versus skeptical, earned versus purchased. Advertising is hardly filling, and public relations just tastes so, so […]

What is PR?

This could be a very short article. Ultimately, PR is the business of persuasion. It is the process of trying to convince an audience outside your usual sphere of influence in order to promote an idea, sell a product, garner support for a position, or gain recognition for accomplishments. But don’t just take my word […]

This Summer, Try An Online Public Relations Course

Public relations can make or break a business – large or small. Good PR skills are also a vital tool for a range of professions, from politicians to radio presenters, or anyone trying to promote an idea or product. The internet is packed with bursting with online courses offering to help you improve your PR […]

Managing a PR Crisis

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All businesses, big or small, will face some kind of public relations crisis in their lifetime. Knowing this will happen — and being prepared for it — is the best way to manage these scenarios. All businesses are vulnerable to a wide range of unexpected threats and in this age of anything going viral at […]

Coming Back from A Negative Review

Coming Back from A Negative Review

Every business, no matter the size, has to deal with a spat of bad publicity every now and then. It’s an unfortunate side effect of offering a product or service to consumers — not everyone will be satisfied every time. And that’s okay. What matters the most is the way in which a business handles […]

Using PR to fundraise for nonprofits

Unlike for-profit businesses, nonprofits have the additional burden of fundraising money from the pubic, business and government organisations to sustain themselves and their work. To achieve their fundraising goals, nonprofit organisations will benefit from using public relations to get the media and the public to pay attention to their activities. A targeted approach to public […]

Can’t Miss Tips for Powerful Earned Media

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For any brand, earned media is a must for any profitable PR campaign. This is doubly true when you are a business with very stiff competition, in an industry with strict regulations, or if you are just starting out and trying to get a toehold in a crowded marketplace.But how can you gain effective earned […]

What Exactly Is Beauty PR?

Beauty PR is exactly what it sounds like: public relations for beauty products, or cosmetics. Think of every commercial for eyeliner, lipstick, or mascara – the people behind those ads are beauty public relation agents. What Do Companies Do to Promote Products? More than just ads, PR agents are responsible for the promotion of products […]

Maximizing On Public Relations At SXSW

Over the past few years, some brands have seen diminishing returns at the massive Austin, Texas based festival of spectacle known as South By Southwest (SXSW). But not everyone. In recent years, some brands have used SXSW as a springboard to major earned media opportunities. This past year some of the biggest winners included companies […]