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Promote U: Putting your money where your content is

By | October 04, 2017

This is the final post in our series called “Promote U” – the ins and outs of promoting yourself, your product or your business through creative, original content. And we conclude with some news you may not want to hear: sometimes you have to pay to publish and promote your... Read More »

Promote U: Getting published

By | September 27, 2017

If you followed the advice in our first post of this “Promote U” series, Creating a Content Plan, then you should have a list of topics on which you can produce content, as well as an inventory of channels through which you can push content – your website, blog, newsletter, etc.... Read More »

Promote U: Creating a content plan

By | September 20, 2017

Welcome to the first post in a series from Obsidian’s Promote University – or “Promote U” – the ins and outs of promoting yourself, your product or your business through creative, original content. This post focuses on creating a content plan, which may seem like a daunting task, but it’s... Read More »

It starts with one step

By | September 01, 2017

Launching a new campaign is a massive undertaking, but the enormity seems larger when the goal has the whopping number of 100 million attached to it. This was the task that our American Paper Optics team faced when they began their project with APO in August of last year. One... Read More »

Please stop… using these headlines in your news releases

By | June 18, 2017

We’re kicking off this new series on the blog called “Please Stop,” which is intended to point out some of the things that not-so-great PR people do that give the rest of us a bad rap. This week, our focus is on news releases – specifically, headlines of news releases.... Read More »

What does your social media portfolio look like?

By | May 10, 2017

We often hear questions like these: “What social media platforms should our company use?” “Where should we focus our social media efforts?” “What social platforms make the most sense for our business?” These are great questions, and I’m glad to hear people asking them. It’s much better to be strategic... Read More »

Words we would love to see retired in 2017

By | March 31, 2017

At the end of each year, a multitude of lists are published with words and phrases to stop saying in the new year. Just Google “words to stop saying in 2017” to see the many lists published last December for this year. You’ll find many of the same ones on... Read More »

Crisis Communication: What you don’t know WILL hurt you

By | January 29, 2017

Crisis communication and management is not the most fun element of public relations. It is certainly one of the most impactful, though, as how a company or organization handles a particular crisis can really make or break its reputation. When a crisis breaks, the rapid and extensive collection of information... Read More »

Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered…

By | March 23, 2016

If you remember nothing else from what you are about to read, remember this: patients are customers. With that said, communication professionals who work with or for health care organizations must address them as such through messaging. Blame it on the cost of health care, government policies or easy access... Read More »

Smellevision: PR of The Future

By | January 21, 2016

In my first session of the 2015 PRSA ICON, entitled “Multi- Sensory Magic,” Mike McDougall addressed how scent, taste and touch will redefine immersive public relations. He laid the framework by sharing a few stats.   Now most of us, especially professional communicators such as myself, would like to think... Read More »

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