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  • May 2019 PR Calendar Cheat Sheet – Mother’s Day, Start of Ramadan and Computex

    To optimize businesses’ earned media coverage from press releases, it is essential to plan ahead to launch the right campaigns at the right time when the media is looking out for certain types of stories. Let us take stock of May’s PR Calendar and share why May goes beyond Labour Day and Mother’s Day. When we think about the festivals for the month of May, Labour Day and Mother’s Day tend to crop up first in our mind. Let us take stock of May’s PR Calendar and share why May…

  • April 2019 PR Calendar Cheat Sheet – A Guide to the Right Stories at the Right Time

    The fourth month of the year, April is a sign that spring has definitively arrived. It starts on a light note, with April Fool’s Day and includes occasions for celebration and reflection such as Easter Sunday and Earth Day respectively. To optimize brands’ earned media coverage from press releases, it is essential to plan ahead to launch the right campaigns at the right time when the media is looking out for certain types of stories. To help you get into the swing of April, PR Newswire takes stock of this…

    Content PR & Marketing April 5, 2019
  • Winning Partnerships: Positioning Your Company Behind the Right CSR Causes

    Can a business cancel out its greenhouse gas emissions? Dilmah, a Sri Lankan tea company, with a global presence, announced its carbon neutral status for its products, early this year. Here’s why it matters to the rest of the world: Currently, businesses account for more than half of the world’s electricity consumption. The longer it takes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the climate impact becomes more dramatic: from rising sea levels threatening Pacific islands to extreme weather patterns sparking fierce forest fires. Source: Dilmah Tea Dilmah’s tea production involves a…

    Content PR & Marketing April 5, 2019
  • Brand Leadership – The Role of Public Relations

    No brand is built overnight. A brand leader tends to pop up in the minds of consumers when they meet a certain situation or think about a specific product. There are multiple facets to brand leadership, so I am featuring a couple of relatively young but innovative brands to illustrate the role of branding and public relations (PR) when positioning an outstanding product or service for market leadership. Positioning and Branding Your brand is derived from who you are, who you want to be and who people perceive you to…

    Content PR & Marketing February 27, 2019
  • How to Handle the Media During a Crisis

    When a crisis comes knocking on a company’s door, it is often promptly followed by a call from the media. At times like these, it is the company that knows how to tackle crises effectively – with responsive and transparent communications – that will ride through the turbulent waves to safe habour most successfully. Be Prepared A well-crafted crisis management strategy should always include the media relations team. Not only do they provide media management advice, they are often the go-to source for crisis updates by those media. Always be…

    Content PR & Marketing April 4, 2018