Posts Tagged ‘creative tips’

10 (PR) lessons from my first Consumer Electronics Show

Last week, I attended my first CES. While I have sent numerous clients to the show and supported the PR outreach around their attendance, I had never physically attended the show.

Fortunately, I have been to many conferences, so I knew a lot about the Do’s and Don’ts, but CES is one of a kind – a show that attracts nearly 200,000 people in the tech industry. It can be an intimidating event for a first-timer like myself. My client has been exhibiting for a number of years, so that helped me to prepare, but there are a few lessons every PR-pro should know if they get a chance to att...
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Jan 20

It’s time for B2B to get social

As B2B companies prepare their 2015 marketing plans and allocate dollars for various programs, it is important to optimize the value of social media and how far an investment in these channels can go to communicate your value proposition and engage your customers. When evaluating the best channel for your message, it is key to remain focused on your target audience. Determining which social media platforms you should allocate time and money to requires an evaluation of your target audience, your competitors, and your industry influencers social media behaviors.  These behaviors include not o...
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Jan 13

Dear Media List: It’s not me, it’s you.

Media list, media list, media list. As a PR specialist’s “life line” to reporters, a robust media list that spans multiple vertical publications, as well as mainstream outlets, is critical to a successful PR program.

Hours are spent sorting through media databases and vetting reporters to get that “perfect list.” As a result, the media list becomes the first place many PR professional go to find a reporter to pitch.

While this is a great first step, it is equally important to remember that every reporter that could be targeted for your story may not be in your list.  Hav...
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Dec 11

Common Image File Formats and When to Use Them

Why do I need to know image file formats?

Whether you are a junior designer or a non-designer charged with exchanging files with a design staff, web development staff and/or commercial printer, knowing the basics will help you quickly get the right kind of file into the right hands. This will reduce the wasted time and frustration of unnecessary back and forth, costly printing errors and poor-quality images that demonstrate a lack of professional standards.

The following is an introduction to image file formats without getting into all the overwhelming technical detail.

What ...
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Dec 04