Author Archives: Jennifer MacLeid Qotb

May. 04

Communications: Remaining Nimble Amidst COVID-19

With the realization that work and life will be very different for the foreseeable future during the COVID-19 outbreak, most B2B companies are tackling challenges on how to effectively communicate both internally and externally.  The marketing and communications team, which is … Continue reading

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Feb. 20

When Brand Storytelling Becomes Word Salad

Today’s marketers and communications professionals have been told countless times that they need to create a personally-connected narrative that bridges the company with its buyers. Coined “brand storytelling” in the early 2010s, the phrase and resulting approach has taken on … Continue reading

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Jan. 16

Customers, Customers Everywhere

Building a Customer Advocacy Program The push and pull of when, where and how to tap into the power of customers for marketing and sales purposes is always a balancing act. Customers who are happy to sing your praises are … Continue reading

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Sep. 19

Content Marketing Ain’t Thought Leadership

Thought leadership is one of the oldest – and most effective – practices in the books for PR and marketing programs but in recent years it seems to be wrapped in with the latest content marketing fad. “We need more … Continue reading

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Jul. 01

Y&A Spark: Investment PR Tips, Analyst Relations Fundamentals & Client Awards

Read our latest Spark newsletter for investment PR tips, analyst relations fundamentals, and when it makes sense to “pay to play” in PR. https://bit.ly/2XCIvYc

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Apr. 15

4 Keys to Successful Award Programs

Awards programs offer growing and established companies additional credibility among employees, clients, prospects and thought leaders. No matter your size or industry, there is likely an award your company is eligible to submit for. But not all awards programs are the same. … Continue reading

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Dec. 14

Winning PR Strategies for New Year Planning

December is often a quieter period publicly (with the exception of those in the retail space), as marketing/PR and product development teams are dizzily working toward an early Q1 product launch or another major company-wide initiative to make some noise … Continue reading

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Jun. 13

Taking a Risk: Hippo Mania

Prior to 2017, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens had a rough few years. With the shooting of adult male gorilla Harambe and questions surrounding the death of a baby giraffe, the zoo had endured significant negative publicity. So it … Continue reading

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Dec. 08

Rock the Media Interview

So, you’ve spent the last month crafting and pitching a storyline to the “holy grail” reporter. And after several conversations, they finally agreed to a call with the CEO. However, despite your insistence that some preparation work be done, the senior exec … Continue reading

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Sep. 18

Is Your PR Program Flatlining?

As many established PR professionals adhere to proven strategies and tactics for executing successful long-term PR initiatives, how can you tell if your program includes the best approach? And how do you know that your key messages are reaching the … Continue reading

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