Social media has forever changed how people stay in touch with each other and get updates on each other’s lives. With a scroll and a click, people reminisce on their past, see what old friends are up to now and even dig into the seemingly scandalous personal lives of A-list celebrities.
Because of its soaring popularity, many brands turn to social media to help with marketing and public relations efforts. However, increasingly, brands also use social media as part of their crisis communications … READ MORE »
A brand must be prepared for a possible reputation crisis caused by its influencers or spokespeople. To be as prepared as possible, here are some steps to take should a reputation crisis occur.
It’s a simple and easy step, but oftentimes, one that gets forgotten. Find an alert system that works for you. There are a variety of options: free alert systems, paid ones, comprehensive systems, but decide on one and get it functioning. If you want to thoroughly research the matter before … READ MORE »
Crisis management and communication is the most common PR function known to the public. This is because, unfortunately, many brands do not call on PR specialists until tragedy strikes. Giving PR a bad reputation in the public eye, as the bad guys called in to hide or spin the truth and help brands to cover up mistakes and even illegal activities.
The Real Purpose of Crisis Communications
More to the truth, crisis communications help brands prepare for, endure, survive, and thrive when … READ MORE »
When people are faced with bad news, even if they are not at all impacted, doubt can set in. That doubt grows, unaided, like a nefarious seed, creating PR issues for groups and organizations completely unrelated to the initial issue. When any entity fails to grasp the public relations fallout from a significant PR crisis and allows that message to spin out of their control, the trouble can expand exponentially.
Consider the impact of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The news … READ MORE »
The older and more mature public relations becomes, the more it relies on less traditional approaches to getting results. It also relies on connecting more with a younger audience through the use of social media marketing and online campaigns. These ads feature content geared towards a millennial audience.
Cision recently responded to these changes and the growing demand from PR specialists by overhauling its dashboard. The new design makes it easier for newcomers and veterans alike to get results.
More Focus on Tracking … READ MORE »
A celebrity spokesperson could be just what you need to get your product in front of the right audience and boost your branding efforts. However, like anything else, there are pros and cons to weigh before you choose a celebrity to market your product and/or services. With that in mind, below are some market trends as they relate to the do and don’ts of hiring a celebrity for branding purposes.
Bombarded with messaging and commercials their entire lives, today’s … READ MORE »
In a digital age, maintaining proper media relations is a make or break proposition. If you do not have a knack of reaching the public with just the right message, conveyed in just the right manner, you could be turning your back on millions of dollars in revenue, as well as countless opportunities for growth and public branding.
While public relations is an ongoing entity unlikely to cease to exist, it’s important to realize that the days of controlling your public image and … READ MORE »
Conventional wisdom says pricing is one of the most important profit factors in any restaurant endeavor. Sure, limited menus, service, and reputation matter, but in the food and beverage business, margins count more than just about anything. You have a certain number you need to hit, on average, per table per meal, to stay profitable … and to keep your servers happy. Yep, that’s the conventional wisdom.
But there’s one place down in Florida (of course) turning that standard policy inside … READ MORE »
How Well Do Your Marketing Strategies Perform?
At the end of each marketing campaign, businesses review how well their marketing strategies have performed. Businesses who have relied heavily on Influencer Marketing to solve their sales and marketing problems find this particular strategy doesn’t produce expected results.
Analyze the Problems
There are two types of reach in marketing: Paid reach and organic reach. The basis of paid reach is the total of targeted buyers who viewed marketing ads sellers paid for. Organic reach is … READ MORE »
In NYC, Publix isn’t a big deal. But if you are from the Southeast, particularly Florida, Publix is a little slice of heaven disguised as a grocery store. And when a new location opens, that’s occasion for big news. Recently, residents of Central Florida and Northern Alabama both got new Publix stores. Both openings made huge local news.
Here’s why …When George Jenkins founded the first Publix store in the 1930s, he began a longstanding commitment to service and trendsetting his legions of customers love. … READ MORE »
“PR is a mix of journalism, psychology, and lawyering - it’s an ever-changing and always interesting landscape.”
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"In the long run it's the daily actions of a brand that determines its overall image."
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"Talk isn't cheap - it's undervalued."
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"A company that knows itself can capitalize on its strengths and see competitive advantages where other might see weaknesses."Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
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Ronn 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.