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 […]

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 […]

The Top 8 International Media Interview Recommendations for CEOs

Posted Aug. 17th 2015

There are eight key things CEOs can do to help ensure their media interviews have the best possible outcome with North American and European journalists, according to study results recently shared by Bianchi Public Relations and its partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN —  ( 1. Know the information that is featured […]

Will the Reporter Let Us Review the Story Before It’s Published?

Posted Jul. 31st 2015

Journalistic customs vary widely based on geography when it comes to requesting pre-publication review of a CEO’s quotes or the entire story. So says survey results recently shared by Bianchi Public Relations’ partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN. Consider that: North American journalists tend to shun any pre-publication reviews of stories based […]

Six Ways CEOs Can Sabotage Their Own Media Interview

Posted Jul. 17th 2015

Unintended offenses by a CEO during a media interview can have a negative impact on the resulting media coverage – causing long-term damage to both the CEO’s and the company’s image, and undermining the PR person’s and the company’s prospects for future positive coverage. According to a study recently conducted by our partners in the […]

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 […]