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5 Ways Media Analysis Is a Game Changer for Strategic Investor Relations Teams

Leslie Stefanik, Vice President, Marketing, PublicRelay With the rise of activist and ESG investing, corporate brand reputation is more important than ever to strategic investor relations teams. Your team needs to understand the media narrative around your company – and try to guide it. To do this, IR teams must now proactively monitor and engage the…

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How to Create Mutually Beneficial Relationships with the Media

Leslie Stefanik, Vice President, Marketing, PublicRelay I recently attended a panel featuring both PR experts and journalists that revealed (and brainstormed ways to solve) the disconnects between companies and the media who cover them. The panel was part of the “Truth on Trial” series presented by CommPRO and hosted at the George Mason Schar School of…

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West Corporation Agrees to Acquire Nasdaq’s Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services Businesses

CommPRO Editorial Staff West Corporation (“West”) and Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) (“Nasdaq”) jointly announced today that West has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the public relations (Public Relations Solutions) and webcasting and webhosting (Digital Media Services) products and services within Nasdaq’s Corporate Solutions business for approximately $335 million, subject to adjustments. Public Relations Solutions…

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Key Stakeholders Debate Investor Relations and Social Media

By Zach Wallens, Specialist, Global Disclosure & Financial Reporting Services, Business Wire Investor relations professionals and institutional investors have long been in a catch-22 scenario regarding social media. Though each side was curious in using social channels to engage their counterpart, both exhibited hesitation, hoping the other party would kick off using it as a business…

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How Media & Public Relations Researchers Can Confront Fake News

By Kyle Wackrow, PRIME Research Media chatter about fake news is nearly inescapable. The topic has dominated international news cycles following the American presidential election and continues to pop up in unexpected ways (see the Pizzagate incident). This recent impact of fake news has called the role and influence of mainstream media outlets further into question and…

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Executive Briefing 11.2.15 – Body Language of Women Running for President; Public Relations Research; Coexistence of FINRA and Social Media

In today’s Executive Briefing we take a look at The Body Language of Women Running for President with Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D.  Also included is a Short Story: The Coexistence of FINRA and Social Media by Jeff Mard, Vice President, HMG Company. As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of CommPRO, I’d like to take a moment to thank our loyal…

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How Will a Union Push Transform Print Media?

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR These are challenging times for the print media industry. What was once the touchstone and foundation of all media is in the process of a titanic shift, thanks in large part to the popularity and ubiquity of the internet. Newspapers, while still valuable, are closing or reducing their staff and delivery…

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Our Future in Public Relations

Ken Kerrigan, Author, “Our Future in Public Relations: A Cautionary Tale in Three Parts”, Founder, Crystal and Fire PR For a profession that likes to celebrate milestones for clients, I find it curious that we haven’t marked a date on the calendar to celebrate the birth of public relations. That’s likely because we can’t seem…

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Depp Testifies About Abusive Relationship

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  When the original story broke, fans of superstar actor Johnny Depp were appalled. According to his then-wife, Amber Heard, Depp was an abusive husband. After being married only 15 months, Heard filed for divorce and sought a temporary restraining order. Celebrity gossip sites and tabloids jumped on the story first, and…

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Building a Foreign Relations Career: What Skills Are Required?

Daniela McVicker, Essayguard The idea of a diplomatic career is often attractive, lucrative, and fascinating. It is a job that involves traveling worldwide while engaging in international issues: climate change, peacekeeping missions, health, aid and development, and international policy issues. While most people struggle to get these foreign relations jobs, people in the field are…

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Carmelo Cutuli will Manage the Media and Information Sector of Confassociazioni

CommPRO Editorial Staff Confassociazioni, the body that aggregates Italian federations, associations, companies and individuals who carry out or represent professional activities in Italy and Europe, inaugurates the confederal sector that aggregates the Italian media. Confassociazioni has, of today, over 1,030,000 members in Italy, including over 650 large professional associations and 220,000 companies. Carmelo Cutuli, Confassociazioni’s long-standing…

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Richard Levick on the Changing U.S.-China Relations

  Not too long after 9/11, LEVICK was asked to defend the Kuwaiti detainees at Guantanamo. As staunch U.S. allies, the Kuwaitis wanted to distinguish their detainees who had been swept up in the U.S. dragnet that had detained many hundreds of Arab men, in some cases, with little or no information connecting them to…

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Litigation PR and Media Coverage

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Given the lightning speed of the news cycle, as well as the amount of social media use around the world, whenever any type of allegation is made public, the media and the public itself tend to cast the parties involved in a lawsuit in terms of villain versus a victim.  Furthermore,…

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How to Create a Media List (And Then Maintain It)

Wendy Ramirez, Media Relations Team, Notified Simply put, a media contact list is a key factor for successful public relations. It’s a resource that houses contact information of various journalists, bloggers, editors and influencers who are from a specific publication, outlet or industry. This comes in handy when it’s time to send press releases, media…

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5 Best Practices for Online Media Monitoring

Notified Want to know how to do media monitoring right? From media scanning and clipping reports to real-time listening solutions, media monitoring is not a new concept. In fact, it’s been around for over a hundred years. It’s the only way to understand what’s being said about your company and industry, and by whom. With…

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COVID-19’s Impact on Sustainability: 3 Trends in Media Coverage

Ellen Mallernee Barnes, Vice President of Content; Stephanie Clarke, Vice President; Lesley Sillaman, Senior Vice President; Linda Descano, Executive Vice President; Deanna Tomaselli, Account Supervisor; and Audrey Arbogast, Senior Account Executive at Red Havas Had this past April been an ordinary April, the news media would have likely done its usual flurry of Earth Month—and…

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Can We Please Make Media Training Sessions Evidence-based?

Jo Detavernier, SCMP, APR Throughout the nation, every year many thousands of executives attend media training sessions that are meant to help them prepare for future important media engagements. The trainers are mostly external consultants who are committed to helping their trainees as best as they can, but more often than not fail to keep…

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Genesis Flores is 2020 Art Stevens PRSA-NY/ CCNY Scholar for Excellence in Public Relations

CommPRO Editorial Staff Genesis Flores, a junior in the Advertising/Public Relations Program in the Division of Humanities and the Arts at The City College of New York, is the 2020 Art Stevens PRSA-NY/ CCNY Scholar for Excellence in Public Relations. This marks the 13th year that Art Stevens has funded this scholarship to support rising talent. Stevens, managing partner of The Stevens Group and a CCNY alumnus, created…

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Cision Releases 2020 State of the Media Report

CommPRO Editorial Staff Cision released its 2020 State of the Media Report, the company’s eleventh annual, which uncovers the latest trends and challenges facing the media industry, and how PR professionals can better work with their journalist counterparts. This year’s report is Cision’s largest ever, surveying more than 3,200 journalists from 15 countries in North…

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