Tag: Public relations agency

5 Qualities of a Good PR Client

A bad public relations agency client is like a really bad meal—miserable but not life-threatening. Still, it’s good to avoid them as much as possible.  And the best way to do that is to know what qualities to look for in a good client/agency relationship. So I present these qualities for your review: Good clients […]

Public Relations Agency Alphabet Soup

They say “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” Well, it takes an entire bowl of alphabet soup to implement our role as public relations practitioners. Here’s a guide to your public relations agency ABCs: A= Advertise, Advise, Agency, Amplify, Analytics, Authentic, Amazon B= B2B, Blogger, Branding, Brochures, Bottom Line, Budget, Business Development […]

Tips to Make Your Corporate Blog Standout

It’s an powerful tool to have your company’s corporate blog standout. Blogging can be a great opportunity for some organizations and brands to enter the social media world and put their best foot forward.  But before you jump into the blogosphere, it’s important to develop a strategy that helps present your company in the best light while […]

Skills They Don’t Teach You as a Public Relations Major

You learn a lot while studying your college major. But once you leave your beloved alma mater behind, you may realize there are some very important life lessons that you never learned. If you want to avoid that terrifying task of entering the real world without the skills you need to succeed, take the time to learn […]

How to Prepare for a Crisis

A crisis can happen at any moment. Most often, it happens when you are least prepared.  And when it does happen, there is no such thing as a small crisis.  In today’s environment things can go wrong when least expected. Your CEO is accused of financial misconduct, your employee is accused of harassment, your product has a manufacturing […]

Reading a PR Client’s Mind

How many times have you wished you could read your client’s mind? Or even better, read the mind of the prospective client? I remember pitching a cruise ship line several years ago. They called me because I had previously worked with another cruise ship company. After the preliminary niceties, it was decided that I would fly out […]

7 Tips: How to Write a Strong Press Release

Press releases are essential in any public relations strategy.  They detail product launches, special events and other newsworthy activities that a company produces. Because media outlets are flooded with daily stories and pitches, it is imperative that you make yours stand out from the rest. Here are seven tips to make your press release stand […]

14 Things to Keep in Your Desk at a PR Agency

  So there I was,  on my way to my public relations agency when suddenly the heavens opened up to a torrential rainstorm the likes of which is seldom seen in the Big Apple. And of course, your intrepid public relations executive was without her trusty umbrella.  Caught defenseless, there was little I could do […]

The Value of PR in a New Product/Service Launch

If you are one of the lucky ones to have invented a new product or service, look or even better a new product category, the likelihood of it being successfully introduced to the general public without public relations and marketing support is highly unlikely. This proverbial: a horse won’t drink the water unless you take him […]

How to Handle Nightmarish PR Clients

  Every agency has one—the nightmare client.  And if you don’t have them now, trust me, ambulance you will experience this at some point in your agency life.  If you have worked in the public relations business long enough you will certainly have horror stories of clients with bad habits and unrealistic campaign requests. Yes, […]