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Staff Communications is Public Relations

LT Public Relations is currently in the thick of supporting financial services organization's public relations efforts.  We're seeing most organizations feverishly trying to stave off negative publicity, while promoting the merits of their products and services. One important 'relationship' in the public relations effort that's being neglected...

Guts To Invest In Public Relations Now

The recent BusinessWeek cover story (9/29/08) featured "The Best Global Brands."  Always an interesting issue as it examines the top 100 brands (Coca-cola is the reigning #1) and why they earned their spots. This year's "brand" issue also examined if it makes sense to spend money on...

Steve Mazan Knows What He Wants

Steve Mazan is one funny dude and a budding comedian who is on a mission . . . He's 'dying' to get on David Letterman. The word dying is used as a double entendre here . . . He's eagerly (and deservingly) aiming to be on the Late Show,...

Bank Scandals: Too Busy To Blog

This week has been a doozy for the folks at LT Public Relations . . . as we represent many banks and bank associations across the nation, we are in the thick of communication mode (we raised the national communication alert color to RED). From last...

Publicity or Public Relations

To keep our vocabulary fresh and to better understand the roots of words, we (LT Public Relations) receive Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day. Today's (9/22) word is FLACK--a verb meaning to provide publicity; engage in press-agentry. Although this word is rarely used in the public relations profession,...

Wachovia Speaks Up At The Right Time

Wachovia's CEO Bob Steel is LT Public Relations' new hero (or maybe it's Wachovia's public relations department).  Why? On a day of horrific financial news (e.g. Merrill Lynch takeover, Lehman Brothers crumbling, etc., etc. etc.), Wachovia had the guts to go on air and provide a...

Don’t Like The News? Spinocular It.

At this week's "Demo" show in San Diego--an event to unveil the latest cool new products and services--one company emerged that might have serious ramifications to the public relations world . . . SpinSpotter. As described by the company, the SpinSpotter software (or Spinocular) surfaces specific instances...

Microsoft’s Gurus: PR Push or Just Good Business?

Last week, Microsoft announced that as a part of its new $300 million marketing campaign and image makeover (That's right, $300 million!!) it plans to put its own customer-service representatives at retailers such as Best Buy and Circuit City to help people with their PC...

Banks And Credit Unions: Play Together in the Sandbox

It's a well known fact that banks and credit unions don't typically get along. As illustrated in this credit union YouTube, banks are perceived as faceless, soul-less monsters that don't care about their customers. Conversely, banks have been attacking credit unions for a...

Be Unusual. Use PR Radar Tactics.

This weekend's (8/31/08) Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) had an interesting column about how to bolster careers by Andrea Kay--author of "Life's a Bitch and Then You Change Careers." Although the article's focus was primarily on changing careers, Kay brought up a noteworthy point that applies to the...