Public Relations

3 Social Media Engagement Lessons from Elmo’s Viral X Post

“How are you doing?” It’s one of the most loaded questions we hear nowadays. We often find ourselves at a crossroads, unsure whether we should respond with a polite but generic “I’m well, how about you?” or be truthful about our current state. Amid economic pressures, political turmoil, global conflicts, family matters, and personal burnout, […]

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Layoff Messaging for Tech Companies

The pandemic hiring spree was a zero-interest rate phenomenon: We’ve seen over 300,000 tech layoffs in the past two years, and we’re on track to hit half a million total by 2025. Throughout this nonstop cycle of tech layoff news, we’ve seen every communication approach imaginable, from graceful statements to disorganized scrambling and shamefaced silence. […]

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World Events, Social Media & Corporate Messaging: A Three Step Guide

When conducting media training, we guide executives through communication and self-regulation exercises to know what to say and when to stop talking. These same principles apply to corporate communications and social media in times of global crisis. The pressure to comment or post on big new stories, take a stance on an issue, or insert […]

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Four Reasons Former Journalists Make Great PR People

For a generation, journalists stayed “in the game” until retirement. In fact, I used to joke that I would leave broadcasting when they pried the microphone out of my cold, dead hand.  These days, that’s the exception and not the rule. Therefore, many of us (hi there) end up as PR people, writing and pitching […]

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Media Fatigue Is Real. Can PR Practitioners Help?

The release of the 2023 Reuters Institute Digital News Report from The University of Oxford piqued the interest of our team this month. The executive summary reveals that 72% of publishers are concerned over news avoidance in 2023, which hit an all-time high this year while engagement dipped across outlets and platforms. Social media, news […]

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