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Why Using One Global Approach for CEO Media Interviews Can Fail

Posted Jan. 23rd 2017

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

2016 – Most Popular Professional Service Firm Posts

Posted Dec. 28th 2016

Posts detailing findings of our proprietary SMUPS (Social Media Use by Professional Services) study, were among our top five most popular professional service firms posts in 2016. Among the most-viewed of our SMUPS social media study posts of 2016 were: 1) Infographic: Top Five Social Media Mistakes of Professional Service Firms 2) Five Social Media […]

10 Tips for Giving a Great Speech at the Holiday Party

Posted Dec. 6th 2016

Guest post by Christina McKenna, President, Bluestone Executive Communications Editor’s note: Here we go: The holiday office party season is upon us. Year after year, this is our most popular post. We’re pleased to bring it back for a holiday encore. Please share with anyone who needs a shot of inspiration-or courage. Cheers!Ah, the office […]

Five Tips for Selecting a Crisis Spokesperson

Posted Dec. 2nd 2016

Sooner or later, every firm will have to deal with some bad news. And who speaks on your firm’s behalf in these bad news situations can be just as important as what is said … maybe more important. Don’t automatically rely on the top communications executive or the CEO. They may not be the right […]

Six Ways CEOs Sabotage Media Interviews

Posted Nov. 4th 2016

Despite the best of preparation by the PR professional, sometimes offenses by a CEO during a media interview can have a negative impact on the resulting media coverage – causing damage to the CEO’s and the firm’s images, and perhaps even undermining the firm’s prospects for future positive coverage. Worse yet, often these offenses are […]

How to Get Company Decision Makers on Board with PR

Posted Oct. 25th 2016

When it comes to PR, garnering and maintaining “buy-in” from key company decision makers is a must. While there is no doubt there’s real value in PR, your program needs both financial support and professional involvement from top executives in order to succeed. Ask yourself these questions: • Has one of your really great PR […]

Will the Reporter Let Us Review the Article Before it is Published?

Posted Oct. 21st 2016

PR professionals in the U.S. often cringe when they hear their CEO ask that question. But, according to the results of a survey conducted by Bianchi Public Relations’ partners in the Public Relations Global Network – PRGN – that request may NOT be so outlandish in some places, as journalistic customs vary widely based on […]

Meet the Media: David Cullen, Executive Editor at Heavy Duty Trucking

Posted Oct. 18th 2016

Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? Everything from what impact the November elections may have on trucking legislation, especially funding highways, and future regulations to whether the rollout of new GHG/MPG rules for commercial trucks will lead to fleets “pre-buying” trucks […]

Website Mistakes May Be Costing You Business

Posted Sep. 23rd 2016

Our last two blogs posed some questions to consider before getting started with your PR program. Another often overlooked item is your website. Consider: Is it ready for the increased traffic that a proactive PR program might generate? And, once you have your audience engaged and looking around your website, will it help you generate […]

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