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3 Things to Know Before Posting to LinkedIn Stories

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By Rachel Peck LinkedIn has become the newest social media platform to jump on the “stories” train. While users may be tempted to start uploading snapshots showcasing their brand or business, evaluating what content is appropriate for LinkedIn stories is a must. While we’re still testing out the format, and anticipate learning new capabilities as the feature develops, here are three things…

An Effective PR Strategy Takes Time

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By Chelsie Woods The internet and growth of social media have contributed to a cultural shift where people expect information immediately. Referred to as the “instant culture,” we expect instant gratification from a social media post, where we track the number of likes or views, or an immediate email reply from a client or colleague. Technology has changed the way in which…

Marketing & Social Media Podcasts: What We’re Listening To

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By Rachel Peck If you’re like us, you might’ve spent the beginning of this pandemic participating in a lot of webinars and virtual conferences. However, we live busy lives – between daily activities, work responsibilities and at home schooling (for some) multi-tasking has become our best friend. Where webinars can be difficult to fit in, while doing other activities, podcasts offer a…

Punctuation: To comma or not to comma

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By Rachel Peck I have a confession. I’m a marketing and public relations professional with a degree in communications and a minor in English, and yet I’m known to misuse the apostrophe. Often when I get into a flow state with writing, I’ll begin the editing process and realize I’ve written several “it’s” when it should’ve been “its.” Whether you’re starting out…

Interviews 101: Attention to Detail

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By Rachel Peck As PR professionals, one of our main functions is to pitch, or seek out, interview opportunities for our clients. In addition to that, we might have to also identify the best representatives for our clients’ businesses and assist them by offering them the tools they’ll need to effectively convey brand messaging. This offering by many PR agencies has become…

Making the most of your LinkedIn

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Perhaps no social media channel is as popular in professional circles than LinkedIn. With more than 700 million users in more than 200 countries, its networking potential is unmatched – making it a crucial tool during this time of distanced engagement with industry peers and coworkers. However, LinkedIn is no longer just a platform for users to boast personal achievements and search…

Is Networking Still Possible in 2020?

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By Rachel Peck Networking, like many of our usual business functions, is looking a little different these days. By this time last year, we had no doubt traveled to many industry events, and spent many evenings swapping stories and sharing ideas with like minded individuals. Now the idea of ordering from a bar, let alone eating from a buffet with a few…

PR: More than just your product

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By Rachel Peck In the age of holistic public relations and marketing strategies, many organizations are still confused as to the main purpose of PR. Some might envision antiquated ideas of PR professionals crafting press releases daily, constantly pitching clients and products. While press release writing and pitches remain an important part of our daily practice, in the age of social media…

4 Twitter Hacks You Should Know

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By Rachel Peck With social media offering new updates, functions and algorithm adjustments daily, it can be difficult to stay on top of it. This is especially true for small organizations who are just starting to explore these channels. However, a little knowledge can go a long way to elevating your brand – especially with channels like Twitter. If you’ve found yourself…

Developing a Social Media Crisis Checklist

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By Rachel Peck If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that you can never be too prepared when it comes to internal and external communications. While many organizations are reevaluating their crisis communications, some might believe they don’t need to prioritize their social media. However, this isn’t the case. For many businesses, social media is often the first touchpoint…