From The Rock

Being New Looks Good on You

By | January 07, 2016

Being the new guy or girl around the office is always intimidating, but if you focus on learning quickly, you can shake off that newbie dust in no time. I learned this the hard way, keeping mostly quiet and observing at my first job. When I had the opportunity to... Read More »

Let’s play 20 questions

By | September 14, 2015

It’s cliché, but it’s true: the beginning of new client relationship is a crucial time period. For PR professionals, it’s a time when we work fast and furiously to absorb as much information as possible while simultaneously creating a written plan for success. (And, yes, that should be a written... Read More »

It’s tradeshow season, kid!

By | July 21, 2015

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Hopefully, you caught the “Wedding Crashers” reference there.  Our firm helps many of our clients plan for tradeshows every year. If your organization is exhibiting at any tradeshows this year, don’t forget what a great opportunity these events can be for media coverage. To make sure you are getting the... Read More »

Death By Meetings

By | June 24, 2015

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Yes. It’s a real thing. Meetings can kill… your productivity, that is. Meetings can be absolutely necessary. I’m willing to be optimistic and say that almost all meetings are scheduled with the best intentions. BUT, somewhere between the beginning of a meeting and adjourning one, an abyss can form where... Read More »

Does Your Brand Need A Blog?

By | March 05, 2015

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Not every brand needs a blog, but if you have the time and resources to maintain one, you should consider starting one today. Blogs are a prime example of content marketing that most any business can leverage. Content marketing is the abstract term for strategically delivering valuable, relevant, useful and... Read More »

#NoFilter: Leveraging Instagram to Increase Brand Recognition

By | January 08, 2015

With more than 200 million monthly active users and 55 million photos shared daily, Instagram has become one of the most popular social media apps today. Capitalizing on the popular trend of sharing visuals through social media, the completely photo/video based app has made the average smartphone user a skilled... Read More »

My first year in public relations…

By | December 25, 2014

As I wrap up my first year as a public relations professional, I feel confident (and very lucky) that I found a job I truly enjoy so early in my career. Time seems to move faster every year now. So, I thought it would be useful to share some important... Read More »

No Interview, No Comment

By | November 11, 2014

A media interview is an important opportunity to express your opinion, state the facts or just let your brand’s voice be heard among the noise of social media and conversational chatter. I read an article by Brad Phillips on PRDaily titled “7 times to turn down a media interview” that... Read More »

Native Advertising: The Irony and the Reality

By | September 09, 2014

According to Sharethrough, the world’s largest in-feed advertising organization, native advertising is a form of paid mass media where the ad experience follows the natural form and function of the user experience in which it is placed. This is growing particularly popular among advertisers in the digital space and is... Read More »

What’s Google’s stance on links in new releases?

By | August 21, 2014

I was reading the June PRSA Tactics newsletter when I came across an interesting and useful article about Google’s take on hyperlinks in news releases by Carrie Morgan, a public relations consultant. One of the million-dollar questions surrounding Google’s secretive search algorithms is: How does it judge the quality of content?... Read More »