Beyond PR

Dec 05, 2011

ProfNet Connect Roundup: Crisis Communications, Working with Reporters, Teaching with Mobile Phones

ProfNet Connect, our free online community for journalists, bloggers, PR pros, experts and communicators of all stripes, features blog section where members can write and post as their hearts desire.  The site is chockablock with interesting people and content.  Here are some of the most popular posts from last week. Enjoy!

Working with Reporters: What to Expect
“If there’s one thing I learned about reporters in my time as a journalist, it’s that every single one of them is different. In temperament, in style, in their receptiveness to being pitched by PR pros – every reporter is unique.” Erin Lawley, senior account supervisor at Lovell Communications give us some insight on what it’s like working with journalists.

Crisis Communications: Expecting the Unexpected
The Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society of Greater New York hosted a breakfast seminar Thursday, Dec. 1, on the do’s and don’ts of crisis communications. Maria Perez, director of news operations at ProfNet provides a recap of the various presentations.

What do Brand, Service, and Social Media all have in common?
“With over 750 million people on Facebook and another 135 million people on LinkedIn it is always surprising to see how easy it is to talk about bad customer service.” Are you providing good customer service to your clients? Drew Stevens, president of Stevens Consulting Group shares his experience of a bad experience with his daughter in this post.

Yes parents, I use cellphones in my English class.

Jennifer Cronk, director of Transparently Teaching discusses why she uses mobile technology in her classes. What are your thoughts on this technique?

Grammar Hammer: The Myriad Frustrations of Holiday Shopping
This week in Grammar Hammer, Grace Lavigne, editor at ProfNet, uses frenzied holiday shopping to discuss “myriad” vs. “myriad of.”

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