The cultural mosaic of the United States has never been more intricate. Varied cultural groups — many in their second and third generation — continuously blending together, maintaining and discarding various aspects of their own heritage while adopting, adapting and integrating different aspects of the new one that surrounds them. U.S. Hispanics are no exception. ..
It’s early October, and soon the ghouls and goblins, and yes, the Zombies, will be haunting neighborhoods across the country. Are you prepared if the Zombies attack your community? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is getting ready for their 2012 Disaster Preparedness Campaign. Last year, in an effort to attract new audiences ..
In public relations, one of the first lessons we learn is that to deliver real results for our clients (and their bottom lines), we need to take ourselves out of the equation. The second lesson is how to convince our clients they have to do the same thing. Why? Because in most cases, neither we ..
Want to know how to reach bloggers and pitch your story to them? Strategic Vision’s Katie Norris contributed a piece to Bulldog Reporter’s Daily Dog on the four simple steps to do this
Public relations has become the most effective way to build a brand. Well-known brands like The Body Shop, PlayStation and Harry Potter spend little on brand-name advertising. The same is true for many entrepreneurial companies. Business owners become known in their respective fields of concentration many times through public relations and the associated media generated. ..
Wondering if social media is really relevant to your bottom line? Take a look at these numbers from recent studies of social media users: • 78% are directly influenced by branded posts when making purchases • 74% use social media to encourage friends to try new products • 80% try new things based on friends’ ..
Companies that know how to use public relations in tandem with the sales and marketing function understand the dual role of PR. If sales and marketing serves as the engine of a company, the public relations function is that of a brake and an accelerator. The public relations team advises when a company needs to ..
The last week of summer is rapidly coming to an end. For businesses the weeks from Labor Day to Christmas, are critical in terms of marketing and publicity for the coming year. Is your business ready?
Concern over the economy is the number one concern of businesses. Fear of the future and uncertainty about what will happen next is the rule of the day. For many businesses survival itself is at stake. From hiring freezes to layoffs, businesses are cutting back on all unnecessary expense. For many this means cutting back ..