The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

At 8-years-old my son experienced his first press event to celebrate the more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccinations the CATE mobile unit disseminated across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Public Relations. By definition, this term and the entire industry can be many different things. Often it's lumped into the large category of communications and outreach, spilling into … Continue reading The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips

Last week I enjoyed a 5-day trip to Houston, Texas where I mixed equal parts of work and play. A client afforded me the opportunity to fly from a hot and humid Pennsylvania to a VERY hot and VERY humid Houston. (Houstonians, you have us beat hands-down!) Humidity Index aside, this trip was unique for … Continue reading Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips

Habits For A Happier Life At Home

Building and maintaining good habits can provide our lives with a positive framework, but these habits don’t simply happen by chance. It’s pretty easy to fall into bad habits that impede life around the house. A happy routine can support a happy mood, so if we stick to positive routines around our homes, we stand … Continue reading Habits For A Happier Life At Home

Guide to Crafting an E-Commerce Customer Service Strategy

Now that more people are spending longer hours at home, the convenience and ease of shopping online have become a life-saver and a go-to method for a significant majority. However, with so many players in a saturated industry, it has become more challenging for e-commerce players to stand out amongst their competitors. So, how do … Continue reading Guide to Crafting an E-Commerce Customer Service Strategy

How to Properly Market Your Brand on Instagram (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

The following post comes to us from Jennifer Hahn Masterson, an experienced content strategist with a focus on business communication. Learn from Jennifer's best advice on how to properly market your brand on Instagram. Thanks to the modern era that we’re living in, and the technology that’s evolving day by day, we have an opportunity … Continue reading How to Properly Market Your Brand on Instagram (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

Writing Social Media Business Messages: 5 Essential Tips (Guest Contribution from Jessica Fender)

The following post comes to us from Jessica Fender, an experienced marketer and blogger who has been writing professionally for 3+ years and enjoys sharing her expertise with others. When you decide to become an entrepreneur or manage your own business, you know that you need to be visible on social media to have success. While the … Continue reading Writing Social Media Business Messages: 5 Essential Tips (Guest Contribution from Jessica Fender)

How To Organically Grow Your YouTube Channel

YouTube is a large social media platform where content creators can upload videos for fun, entertainment, or educational purposes and has close to 2billion users with content ranging from music, how-to videos, and other categories. Growing your YouTube channel may seem hard when your YouTube channel is still new, meaning you have to look for … Continue reading How To Organically Grow Your YouTube Channel

How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it's fun to romanticize the idea of having an executive assistant who makes your personal and professional life seamless, comfortable, and organized. You know, like what you see in Hollywood movies where the CEO has someone who brings their preferred morning beverage to the office without having to … Continue reading How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

The 10-Year Itch of Entrepreneurship

This July marks 10 years since the birth of Bennis Public Relations, Inc. For a few years now I’ve been feeling called to again take a leap in scaling my business in new ways, but this year that feeling has turned into a vision fueled by a commitment to bring it to life. I'm grateful … Continue reading The 10-Year Itch of Entrepreneurship

The Secret to Great Email Subject Lines

I have written quite a few marketing emails for clients and one of the most critical questions I must consider is what type of subject line will yield the highest engagement (i.e. open rate). There are many schools of thought here. In all my research, I've found exhaustive breakdowns, trends, data, and recommendations from various … Continue reading The Secret to Great Email Subject Lines