Posts Tagged: PR advice

Trade Show PR Tips: How to Be Part of Media Coverage

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Trade shows and conferences aren’t just about networking, finding vendors or prospecting clients. Connecting with media and garnering press coverage is a value add that many attendees forget, or don’t know how to leverage. Here are some tips and tricks for trade show PR.

Preparing For the Unknown: Communication Strategies For Your Company

Posted by in Media Relations.

This is a guest post from Jordan Yob, an intern at Identity.

Legislative changes, industry trends and crisis situations can make or break a company’s image. With the world constantly changing, it is vital to deploy communication strategies that allow your company to prepare for the unknown. Many reputable companies have faced the brink of disaster due to an unforeseen crisis, and although the unknown can seem daunting, there is a simple solution — preparation. Preparing for unexpected changes in advance can make a stressful situation less taxing on a company’s reputation.

PR Advice: 10 Essential Skills New PR Pros Must Have

Posted by in Social Media.

I’m very passionate about providing PR advice to students and recent grads to help them succeed during their careers. It’s part of the reason why I manage the Help a PR Pro Out Michigan Report and return to my alma mater, Central Michigan University, to speak to the PRSSA chapter whenever I’m available to do so.

I recently spoke at the annual CMU PRSSA Spring Conference, themed PR Highway. Rather than talking about social media trends or delivering a “how to” talk, I decided to focus on sharing the essential skills PR pros must have to succeed in this industry. The skills I discussed apply to a variety of career choices, because let’s face it, there is no “one size fits all” approach to PR anymore.

How to Leverage University Professors as Expert Media Sources

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By its nature, a university is a hub of knowledge: High-level thinkers and academics make up the largest portion of employees. Professors bring a foundation of knowledge and practical expertise in a myriad of topics, from business ethics and bee-keeping to 17th century French fashion and astrophysics.

And they are not just dusty academics – they are artists, scientists, historians, inventors, musicians and writers – in short, experts in nearly everything under the sun. In my experience as a media coordinator for a university, leveraging university professors as expert media sources is critical to building awareness and distinguishing your academic programs.