How CEOs Can Better Prepare for Media Interviews with North American Journalists

Posted Oct. 30th 2015

While not all journalists are the same, a recent survey by our global PR agency network offers some interesting insights on how some North American journalists prepare for, and conduct, an interview with a corporate CEO. As a communications professional, knowing a journalist’s preparations and preferences can help you better prepare your CEO for the […]

Most Professional Service Social Media Posts Fail the Interactivity Test

Posted Oct. 23rd 2015

Engagement is the immediate goal for most professional service firms’ social media presence. Law firms, architects, staffing companies and more go to great lengths to measure and analyze engagement with likes, favorites, shares, retweets, reach, clicks and other metrics. Yet only a small share of professional service firm posts are the type that actually encourage […]

Most Professional Service Firms Neglect Their Most Powerful Social Media Platform

Posted Oct. 2nd 2015

Professional service organizations are not taking full advantage of the power and reach of LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 350+ million members (and adding two more across 200 countries and territories per second.)  While LinkedIn is viewed as the most important social network for business people – ahead of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube […]

Second SMaASH™ Study Shows Social Media Opportunities for North American Automotive Suppliers

Posted Sep. 25th 2015

Despite making solid progress in the use of social media, many of North America’s top automotive OEM suppliers are still making critical mistakes that hinder the effectiveness of their efforts, based on our second annual SMaASH 2.0™study. “Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits 2.0™” analyzed social media usage by the top 25 North American automotive […]

Professional Service Firms Don’t Share Enough Media Coverage on Social Media

Posted Sep. 11th 2015

A recent study by Nielsen showed that “expert” content – third-party articles in trusted media outlets –is the most effective source of information impacting people in all stages of the purchase process. Nielsen said, on average, earned media coverage lifted brand familiarity 88 percent more than branded content and 50 percent more than user reviews. […]

One approach for CEO media interviews does not fit all markets

Posted Aug. 28th 2015

While the Internet and digital communications are making the world smaller and driving some common practices, the world of journalism is anything but unified in cultural habits, preferences and approaches. According to our global partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) who surveyed more than 200 journalists in Europe and North America, while there […]

PR Challenges for Professional Service Firms

Posted Jun. 30th 2015

Professional service firms face a myriad of challenges – industry consolidation, increasing client demands, more intense competition and diminishing loyalty of partners, for starters. All of these factors make marketplace differentiation and reputational protection— two key benefits of a targeted public relations program – more important, and more difficult, than ever. In the realm of […]

What’s the Best Setting for a CEO Media Interview?

Posted Jun. 19th 2015

 Location, location, location is key to success in the real estate world … but it can also be crucial to your CEO’s next media interview by creating the right impression with the journalist. According to study results recently shared by our partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN — the top location preferences […]

Are Journalists Researching Your CEO’s Social Media Channels before an Interview?

Posted Jun. 5th 2015

What your CEO is posting on social media may impact the outcome of the CEO’s next media interview, according to study results from our partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN. — ( Which social media platforms the journalists will turn to and how often they are used, though, can vary significantly, depending […]