Social Responsibility – The Smokey Side at Walmart, Disney, & …

Poor Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rides again!

Various sources in the past report that U.S. companies lag behind other nations in reporting and hiring experts to manage accountability for triple bottom line CSR – responsibility for People, Planet, & Profits.  I’m hopeful the gap is narrowing, but the lagging accountability of U.S. companies reinforces stereotypes of greedy American companies and hedonistic U.S. consumers held by many globally. And here’s the rub. Actions count more that words and flowery reports.

Bangladesh police ...

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#1 Utah Public Relations Holding Steady with Threat of Growing Air Pollution

In the news again with great Public Relations –Provo/Orem #1. Pitney Bowes analyzed 384 metropolitan areas and the Provo-Orem area ranks first on a list of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas and will remain that way for the next five years. 2012 to 2017 Provo-Orem’s population is projected to add nearly 11,000 new households, or 7.4 percent at an annual ...

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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. [youtube width=”212.5″ height=”172″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti6lYRakQ04&feature=plcp[/youtube]

 

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 ...

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Popular Science – SpotterRF “Revolutionary” in Best of What’s New 2012

Radar – You’ve come a long way baby!

Popular Science calls it a “revolutionary product” for protecting soldiers and the public. Popular Science Magazine’s Best of What’s New 2012 Award goes to PilmerPR public relations client SpotterRF for their compact ground surveillance radar. This new product is a peek behind the advanced tech curtain where tremendous public risk exists.

The prestigious award ...

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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 airports, garner more media ...

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Paul Allen (the Lesser) and … – Entrepreneurial Roots of Ancestry.com

In my public relations and Utah marketing work with PilmerPR, I’ve passed a hundred times by the business park area where Ancestry.com, Vivint, TNI, and a hundred other emerging entrepreneurial companies started. I’ve done PR consulting and media relations for many of them.  This week Forbes, among many others, reported that Utah-headquartered genealogy software firm Ancestry.com  entered an agreement to be acquired by an investment ...

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Guerilla PR – National Geographic Feeds Red Bull – Stratos PR Frenzie

Update: Sun Nov 11, 9p Eastern, National Geographic airs Space Dive

As of the end of 2011, Red Bull employed 8,294 people in 164 countries.

A total of 4.631 billion cans of Red Bull were sold worldwide in 2011.

Denmark, Norway, & France have banned the sale of Red Bull.

Caffeine content per serving: 8oz-80mg (Coke classic: 12oz-40mg)

Guerrilla PR 101: Today, PR online masters Red Bull today sent jumper Felix Baumgartner into the record books as the man to fly the fastest ...

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Environmental PR – New Client – Fish, all of them!

Environmental PR Primer:

Quick! What’s rising faster than the cost of healthcare? If you said fish prices, you could be right. Rising 8-20% per year, seafood costs are out of control. So, I volunteer to do a little public relations for the fish, some Green PR , if you will.

Here’s a sampling what is fast become unaffordable for the average consumer from my local grocer this week:

Price/lb.

$17.99     Ahi Tuna    

$13.99     Ono

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5 PR Press PitchingTips

One of the biggest challenges for companies doing Public Relations is the magic of successful press pitching. My PR heroes and our firm’s more valued staff have included some of the great media pitchers of our day. What’s their secret sauce? Below is another review of the magic. These pitching tactics have landed our media relations clients in hundreds ...

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