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Don't Rule Out ETV

My media buyer partner was looking for PR ideas for their client, Excel Physical Therapy.  In our meeting the client said many of the injuries they see in the spring are from gardening. So I suggested we pitch a segment to the wildly popular Backyard Farmer, produced by the University of Nebraska Extension service.  The segment ran on Nebraska Educational Television (NETV) May 14 and was posted to YouTube [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/user/bucslim Excel Physical Therapy has locations throughout Nebraska and Iowa, which makes this a great fit for them.   You can also get the podcast on iTunes.   Because BYF is on... ⇢ read more

Don’t Rule Out ETV

My media buyer partner was looking for PR ideas for their client, Excel Physical Therapy.  In our meeting the client said many of the injuries they see in the spring are from gardening. So I suggested we pitch a segment to the wildly popular Backyard Farmer, produced by the University... ⇢ read more

Kentucky Grilled… Genius, or Flaming Failure?

Debates are heating up on the web about whether or not Yum Brands succeeded or failed with the recent Oprah-promoted grilled chicken giveaway. Do you think it sizzled (created online/offline buzz/ink, stimulated trial, attracted new users) or soured (bad execution, negative buzz)? Experts are both praising and pummeling the brand for the... ⇢ read more

Manage the rumor mill – don't let it manage you

A few months ago, a student carrying a rifle and wearing a Fred Flinstone mask at St. John’s University in Queens was subdued by another student and a security officer. The school immediately went on lockdown and text messages were sent to students’ cell phones. Apparently, the text message went... ⇢ read more

Manage the rumor mill – don’t let it manage you

A few months ago, a student carrying a rifle and wearing a Fred Flinstone mask at St. John’s University in Queens was subdued by another student and a security officer. The school immediately went on lockdown and text messages were sent to students’ cell phones. Apparently, the text message went... ⇢ read more

So You Wanna Write a Newsletter?

I was recently pondering ways that PR companies can touch their clients and offer reassurance during these choppy economic times.  My friend and business colleague, Jon Praet from WritingHelp.com, suggested that this is the perfect economic climate (i.e., stormy and unpredictable) for newsletters.  They offer a connection to the past... ⇢ read more

Social Media and Social Events: Match in Heaven

It's Valentine's Day, and working for one of Boston's largest ski, sports, and social clubs has got me fired up about the power of social media and how it rocks the world of special events. Watching Boston Ski & Sports Club (BSSC) get more and more engaged in social media -... ⇢ read more

PRCG PowerLines Hits Cyberspace

     Welcome to PRCG PowerLines, a new blog written by seasoned PR consultants about our industry, our clients, and the headlines of the day. We will blog about innovations in the public relations field; cutting edge tools in technology; trends in social marketing; stand-out PR success stories; case studies showcasing... ⇢ read more