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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
By Susanna Kalnes, Senior Associate There’s nothing worse than sitting down to a blank Word document with your fingertips on the keyboard with no clue where to begin. Writer’s block, as it’s commonly called, is no fun — especially when you are on deadline. The good news is that there are some simple steps you… View Article
By Crisel Mills, Senior Director Being creative means you’re always “on” thinking about the various ways to tell a story and how it will be received by your target audience. You want to be engaging to attract attention, but you also want to educate without being overly sales-y – at least not in PR. So… View Article
By Susanna Kalnes, Senior Associate The art of media relations is a fun and evolving practice, and while press releases, media alerts and pitch emails aren’t the only tools PR people use to connect with journalists, they are still regularly used and quite effective when properly executed. So,  let’s start with the basics – what… View Article
By Kaitlyn Lambert, Account Executive After years of twists and turns, emotionally-charged speeches, and violent battle-scenes, the Game of Thrones television series has come to end. While the show’s final season has been controversial and fans will likely argue the finer points of character arcs for some time, one thing is clear, and that is… View Article