Back in February, the public affairs team at the Police Federation of England and Wales launched its “Protect the Protectors” campaign, designed to raise awareness of rising assault rates targeting emergency service workers and force a government response. They got it.
British Home Office data indicates some 26,000 assaults against police officers in England and Wales in 2017, with a further 17,000 against public health workers in the year to March 2018. An assault refers to any situation where an offender struggles to get … READ MORE Â»
Blink and you’ll miss it: 2018 has sped by, and we’re only just catching up. Incredibly, it was nine months ago that the world waited with baited breath to find out if Kylie Jenner was indeed pregnant (spoiler: she was), and six months since an avocado could get you a discount on Virgin train tickets (keep eating your toast, that time has long past).
In the age of the internet, PR is now the new entertainment for the masses. Here’s five stories … READ MORE Â»
In the ever-evolving realm of public relations, the old adage rings true: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. The summer has passed by in a flash, and many firms are bunkering down for winter’s hibernation. Still others, however, are using this lull before the silly season to set objectives and define goals for the year ahead.
For entrepreneurs in the age of online media, planning is more important than ever before. Here are three factors to consider if you plan to … READ MORE Â»
The latest story on the British media circuit has the Big Banks in its sights: scammers have stolen more than £500 million (US$653 million) from UK bank customers in the first half of 2018, and the banks have done little to restore faith in the system. On the back of the ten year “anniversary” of the global financial crash of 2008, is this a public pushback the banking sector can wait out?
According to latest figures released by trade body UK Finance, some $190 … READ MORE Â»
“What happened today was totally unacceptable,” Hawaiian Governor David Y. Ige relayed to a terrified- and outraged- state, “many in our community were deeply affected by this. I am sorry for that pain and confusion that anyone might have experienced.”
2018 was barely two weeks old, and the people of Hawaii had already spent 38 minutes of it hiding in terror, in cupboards, under beds, holding their children close. They had all been the recipients of an alert message sent by the Hawaii … READ MORE Â»
Often, when people think about public relations, they think about major national media attention or scandals that throw once-trusted brands into chaos. But there are moments, even on the biggest of stages, that PR can get very personal.
I’m not talking about being forced to answer embarrassing questions or being publicly “outed” in a humiliating way. I’m talking about the inherent tunneling that can happen during an interview, the connection between the interviewer and their subject that pushes out the world and can make … READ MORE Â»
As the media industry continues to shift, the world of Public Relations is moving as well. Digital communication, the nearly universal use of the Internet, and the fast-growing dedication to social media and podcasting as news consumption venues are combining to transform how we create and distribute messages and measure the impact of narratives.
That’s not to say public relations as a whole is changing dramatically. The tools are different, but the principles are steadfast: people still want to communicate, and they still … READ MORE Â»
It’s still so early in this year’s college term, the incoming freshman still don’t know their way around campus, but the communications teams at some of the most prominent colleges in the country have been hard at work for weeks, trying to put out PR fires and keep narratives from spinning out of control.
At Ohio State, the universities vaunted football program begins the regular season without its superstar coach, Urban Meyer, who was suspended in the wake of allegations he did nothing about … READ MORE Â»
As the public and political pressure continues to mount on social media platforms to make it safer to surf online, the focus of much of the critique has shifted. Facebook, which spent most of last year and the first half of this year very publicly fighting to protect its brand from a flurry of accusations and scandalous headlines, seems to be starting to gain traction with consumers.
Facebook continues to root out bad actors on the platform and very publicly announce their successes, including … READ MORE Â»
It’s not as good, but it’s still pretty good — that’s essentially the message being sent by MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe as he makes the rounds to try to put an end to a runaway train of negative publicity careening into his brand.
After weeks of disastrous press and growing consumer discontent, MoviePass is working diligently to dig out of a deepening public relations hole. So far, those efforts are having mixed results. But fundamental economics have forced MoviePass into this situation. The company’s … READ MORE Â»
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Ronn Torossian is the CEO of 5WPR and author of best selling PR book, For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations, and a regular contributor to Fox News, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Insights Wired, Everything-PR and more.