Author Archives: Meggan Manson

Feb. 16

Thought Leadership – Playing Outside Your Comfort Zone

One of the primary goals of a strong public relations program is to increase the organization’s marketplace visibility and credibility. In almost all cases, that includes thought leadership and helping establish company executives as experts on relevant subjects through media … Continue reading

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Dec. 21

A PR Partner Wish List

The holiday rush is in full swing and there certainly is no shortage of new tools, tips and resources to help consumers make good purchase decisions and maximize their holiday shopping budget. So in the name of shopping and saving … Continue reading

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Nov. 22

Ingredients for a Successful PR Product Launch

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, as I double check my menu, grocery list and turkey cook times, let’s talk about the ingredients for a successful PR product launch. Product launches are not a one-way ticket to media fame. The key … Continue reading

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Oct. 06

Balanced Social Media Posts: Curators vs Self Promoters

Social media dominates today’s media headlines, but companies are still struggling with the right balance of social media content/posts. Eric Boggs of Argyle Social, a social media dashboard tool, addressed this issue last week at Digital East. Argyle analyzed 150K+ … Continue reading

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Sep. 07

A is for Apple, Back to PR 101

A chill is in the air. The one that comes with back-to-school, the start of football and a summer-to-fall closet switchover. What a perfect time to revisit some PR 101. What is PR? At its core, PR is a visibility … Continue reading

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Jul. 20

PR Measurement: Not One Size Fits All

It has been said many, many times – you can’t draw a straight line from PR to revenue. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t measure PR. Just make sure you are measuring the right elements of the program. Here are … Continue reading

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Jun. 21

The Mystery of Mommy Bloggers – PR and Advertising Blurred

In the majority of households today, moms hold the buying power. Some stats cite US moms totaling 75 million, of which 85 percent influence or make the household purchases. Combine this with the rise of the mommy blogger – expected … Continue reading

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Apr. 21

PR is stressful? It’s all relative.

Sure, work is stressful, but I wouldn’t rate a PR pro as the No. 2 most stressful job behind a commercial airline pilot—as was recently reported by CareerCast. I’m sure there are many commercial airline pilots who don’t think they … Continue reading

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Feb. 28

Handling a broadcast Skype interview? Take your set-up seriously.

Representing more B2C clients over the past year has given us valuable opportunities to reconnect with the local broadcast news media nationwide. As we’ve discussed on the blog before, local broadcast media outlets are now relying heavily on Skype, presenting … Continue reading

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Dec. 17

Remember 2010 Lessons Learned in 2011

As Christmas approaches I am feverishly trying to decide which of my two-year-old twin boys’ toys I can hide away or recycle for 2011 to help make room for the toy extravaganza next week. While there are some obvious recycle … Continue reading

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