One of the things many people ask about public relations is what is the difference between public relations and advertising. It is a common question that is asked time and time again. Yet the two should not be confused. Here are the differences between advertising and public relations: Advertising is paid placement. The company pays ..
In a matter of weeks, toy makers will descend upon New York City to unveil the hottest and latest toys at Toy Fair. Toy Fair is the premier event for the toy industry. Think of the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys combined with Fashion Week, and that is Toy Fair. For many start-ups and even existing toy ..
Small and medium sized businesses while knowing they need a public relations strategy often do not include a crisis communications plan in that strategy. Many of these businesses believe crisis communications plans are only for major corporations and they will never face a crisis that needs a detailed response. In this highly polarized political climate ..
Celebrity divorces are always high profile news stories. And when the celebrities divorcing have a word that describes their pairing – Brangelina – and are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, you can expect nonstop media coverage. Celebrity divorces also use public relations to sway public opinion and force a settlement. We saw the public relations ..
The 2016 political conventions are upon us. Unlike political conventions of the past, the suspense is gone on who will be the nominee and no intense battles over party platforms are fought out at the conventions. The political convention in this day and age is in many ways an infomercial for the presidential nominee and ..
Startups are emerging everyday. A lasting impact of the Great Recession is the number of people starting companies on their own. One of the key things that these new companies need is publicity. Why? It gets the company’s name out to the public, creating brand awareness. It allows the company a chance to attract investors. ..
There are six types of business stories that a business can tell. Any corporate public relations program should incorporate these stories. Vision stories Brand stories Product stories Change of management or direction stories Recruiting stories Customer stories
Television interviews are a key component of any successful media relations and publicity campaign. Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and authors all know the power of television. Being featured on air as an expert is an excellent way to develop a following and earn instant credibility with target audiences. Yet there is much more that can be ..
More and more businesses are realizing the massive impact that public policies and regulations have on their operations. The idea of public affairs programs is no longer just for Fortune 500 companies. Many medium sized businesses realize that they need a public affairs/government relations program in their operating budget. That is why many companies are ..
Donald Trump made the headlines yet again (is anything else new). This time it was by attacking the media covering his campaign and in particular he attacked ABC’s Tom Llamas. He said that some of the reporting by the media was libelous. This latest Trump attack on the media came as a result of a ..