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PR “for dummies” – or how to do it successfully

PR (public relations) writing isn’t for everyone, but everyone needs good PR writing. So let’s make this easy and call this blog simply “PR writing for dummies.” There’s even a book you can buy to help you with this, but I’m going to share what I have learned over 23 years running my PR firm,…

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What is legacy media?

People often wonder when they hear terms like “legacy media” or “mass media.” Sometimes the phrase is “mainstream media,” or some even call it “old media.” All of these word choices are appropriate when talking about what many consider the heart of the “information age.” This age began in the early 20th century with the…

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What are the 3 major forms of Digital Marketing?

Marketing a company can be a daunting task if you are trying to do it yourself, or even if you get assistance from a PR firm like Logos Communications. There is so much information available about what to do, how to do it and what “channels” to use that it can be overwhelming. To help…

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How to be a good blog writer

People ask all the time, “What does it take to write a good blog, one that is worth reading?” The answer is simple: be a good writer. Sure, you could depend on one of those AI programs to write the blog for you. Or you could consider what it takes to put together a meaningful…

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PR trends for 2022 and beyond

A lot of people in our industry are focused on understanding what key trends are shaping public relations (PR) this year and going forward. Many talk about the growth of social media, video and podcasts, or the value of being focused on community awareness or things like diversity, inclusion and equity. Some talk about the…

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What to do when your PR succeeds

It does still happen. A press release (PR) can bring results with traditional media or even non-traditional communications outlets (online news sites, for example). The success of a well-crafted PR pitch might get you in a community or regional newspaper. A photographer or TV camera crew might want to visit your company, meet your team,…

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How does a Public Relations firm work?

At the heart of many public relations (PR) firms is what I call a “program” where the new client is placed into a certain approach dictated by the PR company itself and not necessarily designed to fit their needs. It often leads to people asking me: how does a PR firm work? It starts with…

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For Logos Communications 23 is more than just another number

Numbers have meaning, and there is certainly plenty of recent insights into how data (often in the form of numbers) and storytelling go hand in hand. At Logos Communications there are plenty of important numbers – not just our bottom line, how many clients we have, or how many impressions one of our client’s press…

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Professionals to the rescue

When it comes to “do it yourself” (DIY) marketing, many business owners and leaders count on members of their team, some who may have been trained in public relations (PR), marketing, writing and design, or others who are just eager to try creating some marketing or communications content. While this can be an effective strategy,…

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Writing for different audiences

Whether it’s our social media posts, emails, brochures, press releases or even documents like memos, your approach to writing itself can become a stumbling block to audiences, especially if it lacks clarity. Usually when someone talks about writing for different audiences, they focus on differing demographics. Baby Boomers versus Millennials, for example. Sometimes when people…

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