Having worked in public affairs and for elected officials in a variety of roles, I love to watch PR and Politics collide. It happens more and more these days and senior public relations professionals have to be prepared for when (not if) their company gets plunged into a political issue. Often unintended, the results can have … Continue reading PR & Politics
Update: Since our first talk, I started to ask more direct questions. This is what I know so far... A.L. is an award-winning journalist. Awards such as the Peabody, so real awards. He works for “an innovative, credible and relevant media organization” that produces news via a website, public radio program, podcast and social media … Continue reading Media Pitching & Press Releases
People still ask me for tips and advice related to social media. I still love to have this conversation, although the method behind social media madness has changed over time, my advice, from years as a public relations professional and as a social media consultant managing brands for over 100 clients is generally the same. 2019 Trend … Continue reading 360° Engagement Approach
To me, everything you say and everything you do is PR. Below is an overview of the types of programs and initiative public relations professionals manage: :: Accelerating messages to employees, customers, investors, or the general public. :: Attracting target audiences, such as customers, investors, media or elected officials. :: Consulting on government affairs for … Continue reading What is PR?
I often receive a variation of this question: What does a PR person do? What is PR? How is PR different from Advertising? Generally, I want to tell the person to google it and figure it out themselves, but, I am after all in PR, so I smile and patiently answer the question in detail. … Continue reading Not So Favorite Question! What is PR anyway?
People still ask me and I still love to have this conversation, although the method behind the social media madness has changed over the years, my suggestions, from years as a PR professional and as a consultant that has managed brands for over 100 clients, are generally the same. Have a social media strategy. Don't just … Continue reading Best Social Media Tips for Business
I am often contacted by people who either want to hire me or they have questions about the process of hiring a public relations person. There are usually many questions, but the one that gets me rattled and moves the conversation from a Q & A to a lecture is the inevitable question about wanting to find the person with the "golden Rolodex."