By Bob Schiers, President and Founder of RAS Associates Public Relations, LLC
It was no secret that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was seriously ill. Reports of his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer were part of the news for several years. His day-to-day condition was shrouded in near secrecy. Most news reports amounted to nothing more than pure speculation about his condition and long-term prognosis. That was due in large part to Jobs’ and most likely Apple’s desire to keep his medical condition as private as possible. That was no small task given the love the world shared for Jobs, as well... ⇢ read more
By Marisa Vallbona, APR, Fellow, PRSA
This blog post first appeared in PRSAY
In an age of declining journalism standards, where anything goes and credibility is in serious question, it’s about time we see a network take the high road and announce it’s going back to the true practice of journalism.... ⇢ read more
By Amy Kossoff Smith, President, Write Ideas, Inc.
Despite - or because of - this recession, there's still clearly a hearty appetite for designer duds at discount prices. Target's recent launch of Missoni, an upscale Italian label with wild, colorful, geometric patterns, was a huge success on many fronts. Even though... ⇢ read more
By Brendy Barr, President, Brendy Barr Communications, LLC
Beware of the Tweet that could result in legal repercussions! Many professional communicators are launching into social media marketing campaigns and not considering the legal mistakes they may be making. This oversight could result in fines and/or a disruption in the client’s business.
So... ⇢ read more
By Lisa Rhodes, Rhodes Morell Communications, CT
Social commerce or buying sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial are popping up at an astounding rate. (In fact, it is reported that Groupon is one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Their proliferation – on the national level as well as... ⇢ read more
By Claude M. Gruener
There are many pitfalls to avoid when promoting a service, idea or product to the media.
Don’t lie. It might have worked at times before the internet and its vast immediate resources appeared, but today telling a lie is almost a sure guarantee of failure. If you don’t... ⇢ read more
By Brendy Barr, Brendy Barr Communications
It’s no question that Facebook has become a tremendously powerful vehicle for promoting brands and businesses…for those who are doing it right. Successful social media marketers know that posting status updates for a company is not the same as updating a personal Facebook page.
If you... ⇢ read more
By Brian Knox, Vice President, Zeppos & Associates, Inc. – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
As a former television reporter and anchor, it continues to amaze me at how many people just don’t take the time to think things through before a media interview or plan how they’ll respond if confronted by reporters on... ⇢ read more
By Sharon Kreher, teamworks communication management
I admit it. I don’t particularly enjoy confrontations, whether it’s in my personal or business relationships. As a result, my business partner and I have worked over the years to find ways to make budget, work scope, and expectation kinds of conversations direct and upfront... ⇢ read more
By Brian Chandler, APR, President, Commonwealth Public Relations
Is Traditional Media Dead?
It’s a question that many PR people are asking these days, so here are some insights into what I have personally experienced during my day-to-day practice in public relations.
My short answer to the question is “no,” at least for now,... ⇢ read more
By Margaret Nathan
Strategic Communication, Inc.
According to the buzz coming out of SXSW (South by Southwest), this was this year’s mantra. And I have to admit probably nothing is truer. It’s hard for me to believe Facebook and Twitter could start a revolution, but it did and that’s now history. But... ⇢ read more