The word “content” has become the driving force for corporate communications. But one group within the corporation has ALWAYS been 100% content driven – investor relations. But what exact content drives their audience’s personas… aka drives their investors?  Join us to learn at this free, special webinar. The Content that Motivates Investors: Examine how PR and IR […]

The democratization of information thanks to the internet has forced brands to be held more accountable for the promises they make to consumers. Brands still have the power to influence purchasing decisions, but it takes more than slick marketing or graphics. People want more access and more detail often before they make an expensive purchase […]

Which is correct? To say that I write a post for Grammar Hammer each week or to say that I write a post for Grammar Hammer every week? “Every” is used to talk about how often something happens. If I say I write something on a weekly basis, I’m saying I write something “every week.” […]

PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team. Free articles on how to enhance your media relations are available for download in the public relations category […]

Press releases have evolved in content, utility, and format. The audience these messages reach has also changed significantly over the years. When I started working for PR Newswire 20 years ago, very few people have ever heard of the company.  At that time, press releases were sent primarily to newsrooms, and didn’t see the light […]

  Mike Buckley, vice president of global business communications, Facebook, was the closing keynote at PRSA’s 2014 International Conference. With nary a hoodie or Adidas slide sandal in sight (I’m looking at you, Mark Zuckerberg), Big Data and Analytics for Communications Pros: Why the Math Matters pulled no punches. While you might assume right off […]

Buyers – businesses, consumers and governments — are changing their behaviors, driven by changes in the communications channels and technologies they use to research purchases and share information with peers, bringing new opportunities and challenges for public relations to the fore. Earned media mentions hold particular sway with potential buyers, which means PR can deliver […]

Results of the second annual PR Newswire/PR News Survey are in and they are both stunning and unremarkable.  Stunning: more than half of those surveyed say less than 5% of their external communications are delivered via video, which, given all we know now, makes me feel like we’re not paying attention.  If just one minute […]

PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team. Free articles on how to enhance your media relations are available for download in the public relations category […]

Shannon Ramlochan is a Content Marketing Coordinator at PR Newswire.

Social media and a growing demand for compelling stories among audiences has drastically evolved the press release from what it used to be. The cut and dry corporate language of yester-year no longer has a place in today’s media environment that is brimming with content competing for attention. Knowing how to craft a press release […]

Shannon Ramlochan is a Content Marketing Coordinator at PR Newswire.

The United States has many multicultural audiences – and then there’s the rest of the world to consider. To be successful in today’s globalized economy, companies must create and target messages that emotionally connect with a broad spectrum of cultures. A model example of how to craft messages that transcend cultural and language barriers can […]

The closing remark of Fred Cooke, CEO of Golin, upon accepting the 2014 PRSA Gold Anvil Award truly summed up the challenge for the industry today: “I think that the PR industry needs more balls.” For a long time there’s been the perception that PR doesn’t believe in data, PR doesn’t have accurate reporting—and in […]

Whether you’re a major news publication or blogger, you need to know how to tell an engaging story. Wochit is a video creation platform that allows you to bring your story to life in 15 minutes using a combination of automation and human touch. We asked Drew Berkowitz, the SVP of Partnerships for Wochit, to discuss […]

With the explosion of YouTube stars, Facebook’s video-friendly newsfeed, and the ALS ice bucket challenge viral sensation, 2014 has proven to be the year of video. Now, a new Vidyard poll confirms the use of video not just for entertainment or awareness value, but as a legitimate source of revenue. According to the results, 71% […]

Months ago I received a Grammar Hammer suggestion to look at the difference between the words “shinny” and “shimmy.” The person who suggested this topic to me said she’d never heard the word “shinny.” I’ll confess, I hadn’t heard of it either. I wondered if shinny was an eggcorn (a word or phrase that results from […]

Earned media mentions are the golden ring for many PR programs.  Getting great coverage in a key publication remains a key objective for many public relations campaigns and with good reason – traditional media outlets continue to wield outsize influence despite flagging revenues and diminished paid subscribers. News coverage garners attention, fuels social amplification, builds […]

PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team. Free articles on how to enhance your media relations are available for download in the public relations category […]

Shannon Ramlochan is a Content Marketing Coordinator at PR Newswire.

As we head toward the home stretch of 2014, questions of what new PR trends are to come in the next year are already abuzz. But according to John Pilmer, Owner and CEO of PilmerPR, one tactic we can still expect to see that has existed for decades is the tried and true press release. […]

What’s the future of public relations?  Earning attention?  Influencing audience behavior? Telling brand stories?  Engaging audiences in social channels?    No matter how you answer the question, one thing is sure – the scope of the public relations remit is ballooning, even as the grey areas in which PR overlaps with social media, content marketing and […]

When measuring campaign results, the most important metric is ultimately the business outcome.  However, assessing program analytics measuring the relative success of campaign elements can reveal important details about performance.  Additionally, savvy communicators can use conclusions from these analyses to improve the results of future campaigns. Individual message performance, whether we’re talking about press releases, […]

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