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Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content

Brand Importance Awareness

CMOS and CEOs Sound Off on the Essentials for Getting Buzz and Building Your Brand Awareness More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race. Millions of blog posts are written every day. For marketers, this makes brand awareness a huge challenge: How do […]


Crisis Communications: 10 Steps for Building an Effective Plan

Crisis Communications PR

Social media has fundamentally changed how people communicate in times of crisis. Just this month, victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma used social media to communicate with first responders, know where gas was available and follow emergency updates. This month, the Wall Street Journal outlined dozens of ways social sites and apps are being utilized […]


How to Care for Your Key Customer: The Journalist

If you own a local clothing store, listen to your customers: What do they want more of? What inventory do they overlook? How can you better delight and entice them to return week after week to see what’s new? If you’re a public relations professional, listen to journalists: What do they want more of? Which […]


How to Be a PR Hero According to a Journalist

PR best practices

Last week was an interesting PR convergence of sorts for me. I emerged from the boiler room with AirPR’s CEO, our lead investor, and some of the top marketing and PR minds on the planet with what I’m sure will be the next big thing in navigating our story-driven world. (Stay tuned. It’s going to be a fun ride.) […]


4 Signs Your PR Measurement Practices Could Be Better

PR measurement

By now you’ve likely begun to implement some updated PR measurement practices to more accurately prove the value of your work. I’m talking data that dives far deeper than impressions and press hits. Hopefully, you are doing your due diligence in analyzing and interpreting PR data that can help you continually refine your communications strategy […]


5 Quick Tips and Tools for Today’s PR Professional

One of the most exciting things about the current state of the PR industry is the vast amount of tools and solutions that are now available to us. Here are a few class-act tools and clever tips that will give you a noticeable edge in your communications role. From handy email add-ons for media relations to […]


PR Advice From a Serial Journalist

Pitching journalists is a little like meeting with a hiring manager for a job you really want. Before you reach out or meet with them, you spend time researching the interests of someone you never met so you can better anticipate what will appeal to them. But wouldn’t it be nice to get inside the […]


Fighting Back Against Passive PR Pitches

One of the downsides to being a content creating machine is that, inevitably, you will be added to every media database on the planet. Subsequently, you will be pitched everything from Smucker’s new line of technologically-enhanced jams to book releases from a no-name author living in a town you’ve never heard of either. It’s rough […]


To seem less elusive, PR changes name to Tom

Tom McLeod is the personification of PR. In other words, if PR were encapsulated in a human being, Tom would be that person. Instead of a crotchety, aging man, unsure as to his ultimate fate (Are we dying? Why is no one responding to my press release dammit!), PR would walk right up to you, […]


MDV’s Pamela Mahoney on how to avoid PR sabotage

This week we kick off a series of guest posts from some of the PR industry’s top pros. Some have corporate communications backgrounds and are now working in-house for VCs, major brands or Fortune 500 companies, while others have built and grown their own firms. First up: Pamela Mahoney, who currently spearheads PR and communications […]