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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 Empower Sales Teams With PR Insights

Sales and PR

PR insights aren’t just helpful to PR and communications professionals; they’re also incredibly useful to sales teams. Sales professionals are always looking for new ways to nurture relationships and build credibility. Sharing insights about what’s working with different types of PR and marketing campaigns is one way to establish such trust. Unfortunately in today’s swift-moving […]


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 […]


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 […]


Be a Better Writer: Tips for PR Professionals

In a typical work day, how much time do you spend writing? Between drafting emails, fine-tuning pitches, and editing content, I’m sure that writing is a huge part of your day. While the PR Engineering team at AirPR focuses on explaining the value of PR measurement, today we’re focusing on improving your PR writing — […]


Debunking PR Myths One Little Lie at a Time

Let me let you in on a little secret… Sometimes when we post here on the AirPR Blog, it’s a test! Over the summer, I published three LinkedIn Pulse articles, a series focused on busting the myths even the most data-driven PR professionals tell themselves. As an experiment, we republished those articles with new titles […]


PR Myth Busting Part 3: More ≠ Better

So, now that we can all agree that failure is really a commitment to learning (Part 1) and every PR output can be the beginning of a conversation (Part 2), let’s turn our attention to an often contentious topic: PR reporting. Ah, reporting. Depending on your PR point of view, you probably either LOVE reporting or it’s the bane of […]


PR Myth Busting Part 2: Once the story publishes, your work has just begun

just begun

In Part 1 of this 3 part series, I poked some serious holes in the myth that it’s not ok for PR to fail. Next, I’d like to have a frank discussion about how PR professionals think about their output. Until fairly recently, most PR teams were mainly responsible for two things: Getting press coverage Covering people’s […]


PR Myth Busting Part 1: It’s Ok To Fail

PR myths

As the Director of PR Engineering at AirPR, I listen to the voice of our customers every single day and let me tell you, they are an endless source of wisdom and insight! We count ourselves lucky to work with fascinating companies in a wide range of industries. Each is doing super compelling work yet […]