By Craig on Aug 17, 2011 in Advertising, Blog guests & critiques, interviews, Marketing, Public relations, Strategic communication | View Comments
Those that advocate the view that PR and advertising will be subsumed into a hybrid communication discipline and those who believe the discipline should mint itself a ‘new’ name, like ‘communication professionals’, are in grave danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. What about the most basic tenet of PR, that which constitutes it being a discipline that can help organisations change so they better meet society’s expectations?
By Craig on Jun 15, 2011 in Advertising, Blog guests & critiques, interviews, Marketing, Public relations, Strategic communication | View Comments
A perfect storm has erupted over the issue of whether PR should, partially at least, be measured on its ability to drive sales and/or generate profits. Public relations is about building mutually beneficial relationships between an organisation and its stakeholders. Its contribution to business-related outcomes is significant. Better: stakeholder relationships, organisational reputation, awareness of and trust towards or of the organisation and/or its products/services.
By Craig on Aug 5, 2010 in Advertising, Blog guests & critiques, interviews, Marketing, Public relations, Strategic communication | View Comments
It’s interesting to observe that the traditional divide between the marketing (paid messages) and public relations (third party endorsement) professions still seems to be alive and well judging by their positioning in most organisations. Each profession is usually either placed in an independent organisational silo, or PR is positioned as a subset ‘add-on’ of marketing, which as we know inevitably leads to turf wars. However this need not be so in practice and it is worth the effort to step across the silos, as the following case study demonstrates…explains Sue Corlette, an experienced professional communicator and educator, in this guest post.
By Craig on Dec 23, 2009 in Advertising, Communication tactics, Corporate social responsibility, Issues & crisis management, Marketing, Media relations, Public relations, Research & evaluation, Social media, Strategic communication | View Comments
Along with eye-rolling, can-you-believe-it dumb marketing and/or PR moments in 2009 (think loser marketers, the GFC and social media) there have, thankfully, been plenty of inspirational examples of best practice professional communication too. Most importantly, what have we learnt during the year and how will it make us better communicators?
By Craig on Jun 26, 2009 in Advertising, Marketing, Media relations, Public relations, Strategic communication | View Comments
‘Taking a positive approach and intelligent action to marketing and public relations in an economic downturn, with the attitude that it is an opportunity too good to miss, will lead to a stronger bottom line and greater brand profile and credibility…’