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The 20 Responsibilities of PR and What They Entail

PR responsibilites

AirPR CEO and Co-founder Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer lists the many responsibilities of today’s PR and communications teams. See how many fall within your role.


An Ode to the Authentic Brand

Public relations is a nebulous thing in terms of where it lives within an organization. Sometimes it sits within its own communications department, other times it’s a part of digital marketing (smart!), and rarely it falls under a brand strategy function — the last of which is most surprising since PR plays such an important […]


What Happens When PR and Marketing Mesh

In a perfect world, public relations and marketing teams would work together more often to achieve common goals. But let’s be honest: we’re all fighting an uphill battle in reducing organizational drag, and not everyone needs to be in your weekly marketing meeting. I, however, believe marketing teams would benefit from inviting at least one person […]


Storytelling at a Massive Scale

Storytelling

Telling an early-stage startup story is fairly easy… Co-founders Jane and John Smith raised $20 million for their AI-powered application that does X, Y, and Z. They employ a team of 50, have 1,000 customers, and have earned more than $2 million in revenue to date. You get the point — there’s a template of sorts for […]


Customer Spotlight: Kiva’s Powerful Earned Media Strategy

customer spotlight

As director of customer success for a PRTech company, I work hand in hand with some of today’s most innovative brands to help them overcome today’s PR challenges. Since these challenges are not limited to the AirPR community, we’re kicking off a series highlighting how our customers are leveraging the power of data, analytics, and […]


What Every Marketing Boss Loves

Marketing bosses think with their heads and not their hearts. That’s because (a) their jobs depend on it and (b) the marketing and media landscape is constantly changing. What worked last year in a public relations or marketing campaign, or even last week, may not work again today. To boot, successful marketing bosses are increasingly […]


The Separation of Powers in Today’s Media Landscape

As the countdown to the inauguration continues, I thought it would be fun — and hopefully a bit interesting — to have a little Government 101 refresh while simultaneously prompting you to think differently about the media world and all its various players. Let’s start with a flash back to grade school. Remember learning about […]


The Power of the Good Deed

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about the power of “the Good Deed”, especially since the world seems a bit nutty right now; and yet, we are supposed to be entering a season of gratefulness, holiday cheer, and resolutions (boy, oh, boy could we use some of those!). While we (the PR movers and shakers) […]


What PR People Can Learn From Gandhi

Since November is all about the “good feels” and being thankful for what we have (in both our personal and professional lives), what better way to celebrate the season than to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished with a few quotes from everyone’s favorite beacon of peace? Here, I share a few of my favorite […]


Why ‘Ghosting’ Is the Scariest PR Faux Pas

Disappearing into thin air or “ghosting” on a friend, stranger, or blind date with whom you have plans is one thing. But vanishing on a colleague or professional partner is a whole different kind of scary that can really chip away at your credibility. In celebration of this spooky month, we’re exploring how even the […]