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By Alexa Grunder | November 5, 2019 Starting a career in marketing or just looking for a quick refresh? There are so many digital marketing tools out there that it can be overwhelming to even know where to start. Here are the top free and low-cost marketing tools and platforms that you need to know!… View Article
By Lucy Siegel | October 25, 2019 Governmental and non-profit organizations team up to form strategic partnerships for a multitude of reasons. Often called “public-private partnerships,” these relationships can and should be win-win propositions for each organization involved. These partnerships are business relationships; to be effective, each partner must receive benefits from the relationship. But… View Article
By Crisel Ortiz | October 14, 2019 The way journalists digest information is changing but that doesn’t mean that the press release is irrelevant it just means that the way we approach it is different too.  Thirteen years ago when I first started in PR I remember MAILING, yes, mailing press releases to newsrooms. Back… View Article
By Lucy Siegel You’ve been in the conference room for over an hour with your team trying to come up with creative ideas to launch the company’s new product. At this point nobody’s saying much of anything. That’s because the usual fast talkers have already been shot down by the regular critics (who haven’t offered… View Article
By Susanna Kalnes | September 9, 2019 One of the biggest pet peeves I have is the term PR gal.  “I’ll have my PR gal do it.”  This just rubs me the wrong way.  For starters, not all PR professionals are “gals” — but also, this term tends to be thrown around all willy-nilly, typically… View Article
By Lucy Siegel Part II: Public Relations Interview Tips & Questions; Warning Signs on Who Not to Hire Not everyone who needs to hire a public relations professional feels comfortable doing it. CEOs and marketing directors in startups and smaller companies may have never hired someone with PR skills and experience before. Even seasoned PR agency professionals… View Article
By Chris Blake | August 5, 2019 Being a good PR agency professional requires mastering a great variety of skills. Knowing how to write, research, communicate, strategize, build relationships and generate creative ideas are among the most important. Master these talents, and you’ll go certainly go far. But it could be argued that there’s one day-to-day… View Article
By Lucy Siegel | Jul 17, 2019 It’s safe to say that most PR disasters in corporations aren’t caused by the actions of the public relations staff, but develop from the actions and decisions of corporate decision-makers, often by the CEO. Among the countless errors that executives can and do make, the following are notable in… View Article