6 Tips for Handling a Failed Pitch


You’ve written what you think is a great media pitch. You’ve done your research, written and rewritten, read and re-read. You just know that this is going to score a win for the client.
You send it out, expecting the best, but all you hear are crickets chirping. How can this happen, and now what should you do? Read more…

Four Ways to Help Your Client Stand Out Online


It’s 2016, so it goes without saying that the majority of us out there are very connected to our digital worlds. From loads of daily emails and time spent social media browsing to researching, networking, and everything in between, it’s hard to imagine a professional or personal life that’s disconnected from the world.

How Much Should an Organization Spend on PR?


If only there was a tidy formula to help companies decide how much to spend on public relations. “Unfortunately, there is no such algorithm,” said Terry Flynn, assistant professor of communications management at McMaster University, Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia.

Determining a budget for PR is more about risk analysis and managing expectations than it is about financial modeling. Executive teams processing PR budget requests need to think carefully through their organization’s need for the broad benefits of an engaged and empowered PR and Communications function. Read more…

Awards: Winning PR Approach for Your Business


Awards. There are the Tonys, the Emmys, and of course, the big one, the Academy Awards. Those in the entertainment business understand the importance of awards to their success. Win an Oscar, and you’re forever in an elite group.

But what about those of us in the business world? Couldn’t we benefit from some award wins, too? The answer is—yes. If you’ve never considered awards for your business, product, service or employees, maybe it’s time to start. Read more…

The Integral Role of PR in the Revenue Ecosystem


If you’re looking to build brand awareness and boost revenue, ensure public relations activity is part of the budget. Today’s marketers should consider PR as a secret weapon for attracting customers, driving demand, and growing sales and profits.

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Where Should You Work: a Boutique PR Agency or a Large PR Agency?


Are you wondering about the pros and cons about working with a large PR agency versus working with a small boutique agency? Gini Dietrich wrote an excellent comparison on her blog, Spin Sucks and reading her post made me think about my career choices over the years. Though I haven´t worked with a large PR agency, I did work for several years in the different departments of a corporation, the last one being PR and communications. Read more…

A Funny Thing Happens Without PR — Nothing!


PT Barnum was the ultimate showman. A wildly successful promoter, he was able to draw crowds to his attractions and became known for “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which we know today as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. His ability to transform commercial entertainment through the art of publicity is an example we can still learn from today. Read more…

Introduction to Public Relations – Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)


March 8, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations (CWPR) today announced the launch of its first ever massive open online course (MOOC). The course, Introduction to Public Relations, is intended to help women understand the full breadth of knowledge essential to a career in the field of public relations. Read more…