PR practitioners tend to prefer to not talk about ROI. Their credibility and success would be served well by embracing ROI as a means to prove their value and not considering it a threat to their existence. During its last quarterly investor call, IBM cast aside the usual report on revenues and profits and focused […]
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IPR President Tina McCorkindale notices that PR practitioners still have a great amount of work to do in applying the findings of the behavioral sciences to their profession. One important way to make progress is giving the behavioral sciences a more prominent place in the PR curriculum. The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) was founded […]
Austin is a high-growth market where there is fierce competition between PR professionals for in-house jobs and consultancy contracts. Not many professionals seek accreditation. They would do well to reconsider. Are there any limits to Austin’s growth? Surely there are, it’s just that they are not anywhere in sight today. A booming economy offers opportunities […]
Benchmarking has its merits as a management tool when some conditions are met. Alas, the tool is often misused. “Should we have a Facebook page?” “How many articles should we publish on our blog each month?” “Do we need to use video in our content mix?” These are three examples of very legitimate questions that […]
Silicon Hills News owner and editor-in-chief Laura Lorek recommends that San Antonio and Austin cooperate more closely. A focus on the value that technology holds for people’s lives and businesses sets Silicon Hills News apart. There are not many tech reporters who can match the deep understanding that Laura has of the tech industry of […]
Crisis communications professionals often opt for sub-optimal crisis response strategies, preferring actions that make for immediate gains over approaches that guarantee long term success. Two heuristic biases that are triggered by the particular stressful conditions that come with crises are at play: myopic loss aversion and hyperbolic discounting. Both modifications to people and environments offer […]