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?

How to Plan a Virtual Press Event

If there's some good to come out of a global pandemic and the world embracing virtual events, it's that this has simplified the planning process for many events that would typically take place in person. While some events do not transition well to an online format, others have proven that this was an excellent model … Continue reading How to Plan a Virtual Press Event

Effectively Working with the Government – My Rule Book

Let's talk government contracts. For most businesses who partner with Uncle Sam, it's a bit of a love-hate relationship. What's to love? The often very large price tag tied to them, the prominence of working with federal or state agencies that can really make your portfolio glow, and the connections you make that almost always … Continue reading Effectively Working with the Government – My Rule Book

7 Reasons to Write a Press Release for Your Business (Guest Contribution from James Buesing)

The following post comes to us from James Buesing, a content writer for Momentum Life, a New Zealand-based life insurance company. You can learn more about James at the end of this article. A press release can be a key communication tool for businesses. It can help you communicate important information about your brand to the … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Write a Press Release for Your Business (Guest Contribution from James Buesing)

8 Years in Business: What I Wish I Would Have Known as a New Entrepreneur

This month, Bennis Public Relations officially turned eight years old! If I'm being honest, I completely missed this milestone on its actually date, and I felt a bit like I missed my child's birthday. After all, this business is my first baby. But before I let myself feel too guilty for being distracted by my … Continue reading 8 Years in Business: What I Wish I Would Have Known as a New Entrepreneur

5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand

So you’ve put in the hard work to establish the countless details of your new business or brand. Maybe you’re expanding your existing business into a new territory and needed to create a new brand to represent this. Or maybe your existing brand was long overdue for a fresh new look. No matter the reason … Continue reading 5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand

What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

It’s the Public Relations version of the chicken and the egg debate. What factor carries more weight when it comes to effectively communicating a story or message? Is it the quality of content or is it how you present it and to whom? I’ve given this quite a bit of thought. As a Public Relations … Continue reading What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

How to Bring Media Attention to Your Place of Business

If your business has a brick and mortar location, it could be highly valuable to earn on-site media coverage to showcase your space and give your customers better insight into what you do and who you are. But how does a business attract media attention? If you're among the lucky few, the media might find … Continue reading How to Bring Media Attention to Your Place of Business

6 Ways to Grow Your Media Relationships

If you work in the field of public relations, advertising, even marketing, it’s inevitable that you will need to interact (i.e. get along) with the media to some degree. In fact, it’s absolutely to your advantage to forge real relationships – you know, the kind where you know a little bit about each other and … Continue reading 6 Ways to Grow Your Media Relationships

How to Promote Your Business Using Public Relations

So your business has done something awesome. Maybe you’ve set a new record, received an award, given back to the community or opened a new location. You want to get credit for your good work, but you’re not sure how to get anyone to pay attention. What can you do? The good news is there … Continue reading How to Promote Your Business Using Public Relations