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Got Great Customer Service? Prove it Like Home Depot.

Almost all professional and financial "service" institutions (like banks, credit unions, law firms, financial advisors) say that what sets them apart is their customer service. Unfortunately, this mantra of great customer service has become tiresome and becoming increasingly harder to believe by the customer. Perhaps banks...

Time To Hire a PR Firm: Entrepreneur

A quick blog to say thanks to Entrepreneur magazine's cover story, "Get Thee To A PR Firm." As the headline says, LT Public Relations couldn't agree more that it's "Time to Hire A PR Firm."  Chock full of compelling stories, stats and business anecdotes, it's worth...

An MBA in Public Relations

OK, the title of this blog doesn't make sense, really ("An MBA in Public Relations"), but hopefully it will after you take a moment to understand the importance of having a business background when entering the public relations profession, appropriately practicing PR or selecting public relations...

LT Public Relations and Spaeth Communications Form Partnership

We're honored and thrilled to announce that LT Public Relations and Spaeth Communications have forged a strategic partnership to benefit banks and other financial institutions with their communications efforts--especially during these extraordinary times. Click links for recent coverage and news release.  Merrie Spaeth's quote below summarizes...

Banks That Twitter and Social Networking Banks

The banks we represent (and other financial institutions who contact us) at LT Public Relations continue to ask us, "should banks Twitter?" or "should we pursue social networking?"  The answer varies depending on how they respond to the following questions: Is the bank committed to the time,...

Banks Stressing the Stress Test

Big banks across the nation (you know who you are) have been stressing the stress test and the imminent results which will determine if the tested banks can hold up if the recession worsened.  More specifically, the test examines whether the bank has enough capital...

Nike’s Naked Running. Branding, PR, Marketing, Advertising.

Once again, LT Public Relations salutes one of the world's best brands . . . Nike.  This week, Nike's viral advertising campaign, "Nike Nude Running" was a thing of brilliance in the world of branding, advertising, marketing and public relations.  Take a look . ....

Bo Jackson Bank? It’s Time for Niche Banking.

When we heard that Bo Jackson (yes, THE Bo Jackson) started a bank (Burr Ridge Bank and Trust) near his home in suburban Chicago, we laughed.  The chortling wasn't because we thought the idea of a Bo Jackson bank was crazy...