Daily PR Brief – Mon 09/30/19


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PR/Comms industry news clips:

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The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans (Ragan – September 30, 2019)

What agencies & talent look for in each other (Ep. 184) (The Echo Chamber podcast | Holmes Report – September 30, 2019) [PODCAST]

Lessons Earned in Our Nation’s Capitol (PR News – September 27, 2019)

A Break for a Breakthrough: Why Incubation Is Key to the Creative Process (Public Relations Society of America – September 30, 2019)

Uber, brand perception, and a challenging legacy for tech businesses (Babel – September 30, 2019)

Add a Dose of This Virtue to Your Conversations and Watch Your Leadership Skills Flourish (CommPro – September 30, 2019)

Why I think it’s OK (if not preferred) to “always be looking” (Communications Conversations – September 27, 2019)

When is the best time to pitch in 2019? (Muck Rack Blog – September 30, 2019) [Infographic]

How PR helps with Link Building and SEO – 12 months of PR results (Radioactive PR – September 25, 2019)

70 Nations Use Social Media Disinformation to Shape Public Attitudes (O’Dwyer’s – September 27, 2019)

Summary Section:

The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans
By Nick Lanyi
Ragan – September 30, 2019
Put yourself in position to succeed by avoiding the errors that most organizations make.

What agencies & talent look for in each other (Ep. 184) [PODCAST]
The Echo Chamber podcast | Holmes Report – September 30, 2019
Jamie McLaughlin, president of Capstone Hill Search, joins Diana Marszalek in the Echo Chamber to share his insights on the expectations of job seekers in the communications industry and the people who hire PR talent.

Lessons Earned in Our Nation’s Capitol
By Erin Streeter
PR News – September 27, 2019
With the public relations landscape dramatically shifting on an almost daily basis, I am often asked to offer my view of how to succeed in this environment. The fact is, the landscape is always changing, but there are three key takeaways I encourage professionals to keep in mind.

A Break for a Breakthrough: Why Incubation Is Key to the Creative Process
By Ann Wylie
Public Relations Society of America – September 30, 2019
Welcome to the process of incubation — the part of the creative formula where you take your eye off the ball, step away from the keyboard and let the back of your mind work on your project for awhile.

Uber, brand perception, and a challenging legacy for tech businesses
By Katie Finn
Babel – September 30, 2019
What do you think of when you think of Uber? In the wake of high-profile scandals and crises, public opinion on the company remains both divided and conflicted, and has ultimately impacted the perception of the tech industry as a whole.

Add a Dose of This Virtue to Your Conversations and Watch Your Leadership Skills Flourish
By Sandy Yu, VP of Marketing and Product Management, EmployeeChannel
CommPro – September 30, 2019
Leaders must focus on intellectual humility in their daily conversations to encourage employees to share their ideas and opinions about the company.

Why I think it’s OK (if not preferred) to “always be looking”
By Arik Hanson, Principal of ACH Communications
Communications Conversations – September 27, 2019
Back when I was working for other people, I always got a ton of push-back when I mentioned I had always adopted an “always be looking mindset.” I think a lot of people took it the wrong way.

When is the best time to pitch in 2019? [Infographic]
By Emme Haddad
Muck Rack Blog – September 30, 2019
In The State of PR 2019, 61% of PR pros said that finding and engaging with relevant journalists is one of their biggest challenges in 2019.

How PR helps with Link Building and SEO – 12 months of PR results
By Rich Leigh
Radioactive PR – September 25, 2019
We decided to take a look at our PR results over the last 12 months. Here’s how PR helps with Link Building and SEO.

70 Nations Use Social Media Disinformation to Shape Public Attitudes
By Kevin McCauley
O’Dwyer’s – September 27, 2019
Political parties or governments in 70 countries launched disinformation campaigns to shape domestic public attitudes in 2018, according to a report published Sept 26 by Oxford University.


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