By now this subject has reached all levels of sensitivity as more and more facts have rolled out about laws broken and who is to blame and how much was lost in terms of financial and reputational capital. I had to wait to learn more before writing this post but let me recap for those who haven’t been in the loop. In sum, United Airlines overbooked their flight and when they didn’t get enough volunteers to give up their seat, one man, a Dr. David Dao was asked to give
Ouch Steve Harvey, that was pretty embarrassing! In case you missed it: comedian, actor, game show and radio host, Steve Harvey hosted the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant last night, but when it came time to announce the winner, Steve may have ‘misread the fine print’ and announced Miss Colombia as the winner when she was really the first runner up and the crown actually belonged to Miss Philippines. Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey TV announces the wrong winner. He announced Miss Colombia as winner but it should have been
In my blog on How to Build Your Media List, I only briefly touched on the importance of getting to know the media contacts you want to connect with, but it’s actually the first and most important step in creating strong media relationships. Everybody likes to know when someone has taken the time to get to know them and their interests and even more so when you are a journalist or reporter who is inundated with pitches and press releases that for the most part have nothing to do with
PR is not advertising. In fact they are pretty much on opposite ends of the spectrum. Here’s the difference: An advertising message is a paid endorsement with a specific and controlled message. It’s harder to establish credibility with an advertisement because the public knows the advertiser has paid for the space. Public Relations efforts get editorial coverage when the media determines that the messages are newsworthy. The editorial earned with PR carries with it a degree of credibility and can be more persuasive than an ad. But, unlike an ad
“If I was down to my last dollar, I’d spend it on public relations.” – Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder The key to a successful business is through your relationships. And I welcome anybody who wishes to challenge that claim. Dr. P.M. Forni says “The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. But the quality of our relationships depends upon our relational skills;” relational skills that are not only learned but come naturally to your PR consultant. Your stakeholders (the people you sell your products and services to, your employees, investors, the
Does a brand need to generate income to exist? This was the question I posed in this weeks #BrandChat on Twitter. We didn’t see the #BrandChat moderators so I jumped in and moderated it myself lol. @SandraGabriel_ Thanks for going rogue on #brandchat. That was interesting. — Stephen Abbott (@SJAbbott) January 8, 2014 P.S. My Twitter chat moderating skills could use some work 😉 Anyway, some were trying to determine exactly what branding is, which invited tons of insight from branding, PR and social media professionals. Exactly! I think a brand
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