Seven-Step Guide to Up Your Corporate Social Responsibility Game

In the midst of the holiday season, many companies take the time to give back, strengthen employee bonds and connect with the community in a meaningful way. Corporate social responsibility should be a topic of conversation year round, but the holiday season is a great place to begin.

Corporate social responsibility speaks to a company’s reputation—the culture, employees and business model. The impact that CSR can have on a company’s reputation is huge. The engagement of employees, the company culture influence, ...

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The #1 Public Relations Tactic

Media Coverage

Despite the changes that have come to business with the advent of new technologies over the years, there are some public relations staples that have stood the test of time. The press release has been in use since the early 1900s, and is still a great way to get results. Direct to consumer marketing has been prevalent since the invention of the printing press, and only spread with the advent ...

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How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Marketing Strategy

Every year we all look forward to the Holidays. Whether it’s because of the food, fun, or just the occasional reprieve from work, the holidays are generally anticipated by most – and holidays can be a gold mine for your business if you leverage them correctly.  There are many different ways that you can make the most of the holidays, especially ones you didn’t know about! For example, if you are a cupcakery and you aren’t taki Continue Reading →

8 Steps to Begin Your Video Marketing Campaign

Video Marketing...the way of the futureThe art of visual storytelling is seeing a huge rise in popularity. But you must use it correctly for it to be effective. Think about the last time you read a book. What made it good? No matter what medium you are using be it visual, audio, written word or what-have-you they all bring to mind images. Visuals are a powerful tool.  The visual element of today’s ...

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How Facebook (and other social media) has affected the News World

 And what you can do about it

Social Media takes over journalismWe all knew it was going to happen eventually; Facebook has taken over the world. Ok, maybe not the world, but it is definitely giving the news industry a run for its money. With more and more people getting their news digitally, social media is rapidly changing the way that journalists approach ...

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3 New Utah Businesses That Are Doing Marketing Right

Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and drive. But what can help take a business from struggling start-up to blossoming business overnight? A genius marketing technique! These three new businesses: NameShark, Illumibowl and Foot Hammock are doing especially well.

never forget another name, be a shark1. NameShark is an app that helps you memorize names so you don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of forgetting one. One of the ...

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PR Online: 5 Ways to Ensure Your Email Gets Deleted

“If only our clients would read our emails all the way through, our business would be booming!” Sound familiar? Most businesses have run into the problem of promotional emails getting deleted with few emails even being opened by the recipients. So why don’t people care about the awesome goods or services we offer? Here are five approaches that ensure your email does not get picked up by local media and potential clients.

1. Overusing exclamation points, question marks, and ...

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5 Headturning PR Tech Trends

In recent years, the Internet, social media, and PR tech advances have turned the Public Relations (PR) industry on its head. What once was known as traditional press releases, phone pitching, and persuasive speech are now tweets, instagram, and hashtags harnessing the power of smartphones, iPads, and other tablet PC’s. This rapid evolution might even leave  Ivy Lee (“father of PR”) speechless if he could see his industry today. Here are five useful, if not mandatory, PR innovations.

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Osmonds Honored in UVEF Hall of Fame – Public Relations That Has Lasted 50+ Years

 

Public Relations campaigns, at least in this Utah PR firm’s experience, are usually measured in weeks or months. Even CSR PR (corporate social responsibility) campaign plans may forecast only a few years out.

 

Imagine a media relations plan spanning more than five decades. Now think of the volatile entertainment business where one hit wonders abound.  It would be more rare than a photo of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash singing together. Or, ...

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Sandy Storm Triggers Crisis Management Plan / PR – Donate to Red Cross

What public relations entity has the media relations influence, the green pr prowess, the

social media PR moxie, and the connections in crisis management planning to garner 4M Twitter hits (in 24 hours leading up to impact), shut down Broadway and the world’s largest stock exchange, cancel 15,000 flights at major ...

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