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Helping Marketing & Communications Up-and-comers with 3 Key Skills for Professional Success

Discover the skills that are essential to marketing and communications professionals. Like so many marketing/communications professionals, I enjoy helping newly minted graduates and early-stage professionals grow in their careers. I also want our industry to continue to grow in stature. Here’s where I see a gap between the two: Because we have so many more tools in the toolbox (analytics, social media platforms, apps, etc.), I’m concerned we’re losing what I call the “3 Key Skills” of our profession. We must reinvigorate the teaching and practice of these skills to keep our marketing/communications profession effective and valued. Below are the 3 Key... ⇢ read more

Five ways to leverage data for public release in your 2022 communications campaigns

Discover Why Research For Public Release Should be Part of Every Brand's Communication Strategy. I wouldn’t dare simply take an informal study on this, so I talked to the experts. As you prepare 2022 marketing or communications plans, I urge you to ask your teams this question as well: “Is polling... ⇢ read more

11 PR Pros Share Their Best Media Interview Tips

Media interviews present a fantastic opportunity to share your brand’s message with the public and get your voice heard. A positive media appearance can create a lasting impression by calming concerns related to a crisis, encouraging action or influencing public policy. But interviews require strategic preparation to ensure your on-camera... ⇢ read more

5 PR Pros Share Their Best Crisis Communications Advice

A crisis scenario has the potential to interrupt business and significantly damage the reputation of your organization. Events ranging from unhappy employees to digital security failures are common and put you at risk. Every organization is vulnerable, yet half of U.S. companies don’t have a crisis communications plan. Effective communication during... ⇢ read more

Your Table is Waiting

I went out to dinner this past weekend and was so happy to have to wait for a table. Sounds odd, right, but after 14 plus months of the most challenging times for our restaurant partners, I was glad to wait. I was also glad to be extra patient with... ⇢ read more

PR Consultants Group Member Receives Two National Creative Awards

LAS VEGAS—The Firm Public Relations & Marketing was recently honored with two Platinum Hermes Creative Awards, recognizing strategic public relations and marketing efforts for projects in 2020. The Firm earned the first top award was earned for efforts related to their work with client Nevada Health and Bioscience Corporation (NHBC) and... ⇢ read more

4 PR Pros Share Secrets for Successful Influencer Marketing Campaigns

Influencer marketing is an effective form of marketing for both large and small brands. By tapping into an existing community of engaged followers, brands can generate exposure, gain credibility and see an increase in sales. Influencer marketing can be a viable tactic, but with millions of potential influencers it can be... ⇢ read more

7 PR Pros Share the Top Storytelling Trends for 2021

Humans are psychologically wired to enjoy a good story. The best marketers and PR pros leverage the power of storytelling because it helps to build a deeper and stronger connection with an audience. Whether you are crafting a story you hope will resonate with journalists or building a deeper connection with... ⇢ read more

Is the Feeling Mutual?

As members of PRConsultants Group, a national network of independent public relations firms, we are given opportunities to gain new insights from our colleagues, as well as continuing learning opportunities. We recently attended our network’s annual conference (handled virtually this year), and one of the key speakers, Shannyn Lee of... ⇢ read more