Public Relations

Brilliant or Burned: Why Managing Your Reputation is Crucial to Success
Marketing

Brilliant or Burned: Why Managing Your Reputation is Crucial to Success

Whether you are a celebrity chef or an entrepreneur, you can not underestimate the importance of how you appear to the public.
Pitching Practice: A PR-Checklist for Early-Stage Startups
Marketing

Pitching Practice: A PR-Checklist for Early-Stage Startups

Early-stage startups don't need a PR firm to get press. Instead, they need to roll up their sleeves, do the work and execute.
Getting Publicity When You Aren't the Next Billion-Dollar Company
Marketing

Getting Publicity When You Aren't the Next Billion-Dollar Company

When your startup isn't the next Facebook, a first-to-market disruptor or solving some dire pain point, but rather one that is improving on an already successful model, it can be hard to get the attention of the media. But it isn't impossible.
What I Learned About PR From Working With Steve Jobs
Marketing

What I Learned About PR From Working With Steve Jobs

I had the 'pressure' of working with him in the Toy Story days of Pixar. Never before or since have I encountered a CEO who was willing to make the effort to develop close personal relationships with the journalists who covered his company.
Catch the Public's Eyes and Ears as a Storyteller
Franchises

Catch the Public's Eyes and Ears as a Storyteller

Find out how to tell your story to attract more customers to your franchise or small business.
5 Ways to Get PR for Your Startup Without Spending a Pretty Penny
Marketing

5 Ways to Get PR for Your Startup Without Spending a Pretty Penny

Often PR can be a costly service, something that isn't conducive to a startup. But with a little creativity and hustle, it can be done on a dime.
5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)
Money

5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

Talking to the media can be terrifying, causing many entrepreneurs to sound like rambling fools. Don't be that person. Here are five tips on how to be a media pro.
Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind
Leadership

Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind

Learn to vanquish the anxiety that arises before a presentation. Provide valuable real-life examples and don't forget the takeaway points.
7 Power Tools of Persuasion
Marketing

7 Power Tools of Persuasion

Don't undermine your presentation with qualifiers that undercut the message. Give your breakthrough ideas the striking presentation they deserve.
How to Create a Live Event That Spurs Social Buzz
Marketing

How to Create a Live Event That Spurs Social Buzz

Leveraging a gathering in the physical world can have a ripple effect in the digital realm.
Dove Pulls NJ 'Armpit' Billboard in Wake of Criticism
Grow Your Business

Dove Pulls NJ 'Armpit' Billboard in Wake of Criticism

Unilever made the call to drop a Dove ad that called New Jersey 'the Armpit of America.'
How Fitbit, Like Tylenol Before It, Handled a Recall the Right Way
Grow Your Business

How Fitbit, Like Tylenol Before It, Handled a Recall the Right Way

The fitness tracker company is likely to see increased consumer demand after it took the step to removes its product from shelves.
Uber in Hot Water Again Over Surge Pricing Revelations
Marketing

Uber in Hot Water Again Over Surge Pricing Revelations

Uber adds to its string of recent PR disasters with a report that the company created artificial surge pricing conditions by keeping some of its drivers off the road.
One Woman's Nasty Emails Go Public, So She Apologizes
Marketing

One Woman's Nasty Emails Go Public, So She Apologizes

A Cleveland-area job list manager goes off on young job seekers who contacted her for help. Unfortunately for her, the internet can be equally as unkind.
Google's Eric Schmidt to Give $1 Million to Help Tech Savvy Organizations Solve Problems
Marketing

Google's Eric Schmidt to Give $1 Million to Help Tech Savvy Organizations Solve Problems

Schmidt says he's putting his money where his mouth is as he promotes his book, The New Digital Age.
Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done
Starting a Business

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

WhatsApp is all over the news for its $19 billion deal with Facebook. But most startups won't make it to that caliber and that's okay. Here are a few tips on how to survive and thrive.
Upping the PR Ante With 'Experiences'
Public Relations

Upping the PR Ante With 'Experiences'

As the startup ecosystem continually gets flooded with new ventures, getting media attention is becoming more and more difficult. Including PR experiences could help you rise above the crowd.
Lululemon Messes Up... Again
Public Relations

Lululemon Messes Up... Again

'You always hear the phrase that any PR is good PR. What we learned is that's not always the case,' the athletic clothing company's CFO admitted.
8 Ways to Make Reporters Fall In Love With Your Startup
Marketing Basics

8 Ways to Make Reporters Fall In Love With Your Startup

Give reporters what they really want: timely, useful information that can help them do their jobs. Just don’t be a pest about it.
7 Deadly Sins Businesses Make With Their Reputation
Online Marketing

7 Deadly Sins Businesses Make With Their Reputation

Building a successful reputation online requires a lot more than signing up for Twitter. Here are a few pitfalls to avoid when trying to grow your company's brand.
Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist
Public Speaking

Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist

If your presentations have 'emotionally-charged events,' your message will stick with your audience.
Do You Stand by Your Brand? It's Time for an Audit.
Branding

Do You Stand by Your Brand? It's Time for an Audit.

Elevate your company's bottom line by realizing your brand's full potential.
Your Time Is Money, So Stop Wasting It
Productivity

Your Time Is Money, So Stop Wasting It

We should treat our work hours like billable hours to maximize productivity.
Want Your Ad to Go Viral? Get a TV Network to Ban It.
Advertising

Want Your Ad to Go Viral? Get a TV Network to Ban It.

For the second year running, SodaStream has had its Super Bowl ad rejected by a TV network -- and it's proven to be a 'PR gift' for the company.
Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.
Public Speaking

Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

People don't want to be barraged by numbers and statistics. Instead, connect with them on a personal level.
The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Public Relations

The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

What all communicators can learn from one of the greatest speeches in American history.
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