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A PR Treatment for the Healthcare Industry: Social Media Pt. II

As previously noted on the LTPR blog, my colleague Kurt Heath and I were able to attend the PRSA Health Academy Conference this past May. The conference was chalk-full of invaluable takeaways for healthcare marketers and public relations practitioners. As an avid social media user, I...

PRSA Health Academy Conference: Key Takeaways

I recently had the privilege of attending the Public Relations Society of America’s 2015 Health Academy Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Aside from returning to my home state—the land of milk and honey, LeBron James and, more importantly, Urban Meyer and THE Ohio State Buckeyes—the conference was...

People. Process. Product. The Engine of LTPR Pt. II

"PR is a process, not a destination" - Part 2 of a three part series. Last quarter I confessed that I am hooked on CNBC’s “The Profit.” As a business owner, I glean countless tips and strategies from the show to incorporate into our professional services....

Twitter Takes the Comment Card to Heart – Improves Quote Tweet

FINALLY! Twitter has overhauled its communications flow with one, simple change. The Quote Tweet now provides a cleaner, visual space to comment and retweet content. There are a lot of reasons this is great for communicators (marketing and PR alike), businesses and even Twitter. There is...

News? What News? Four News Release Tips

As a former broadcast news producer, I often find myself looking at public relations through a different lens. It would be fascinating to see a graph on the number of “news” releases distributed each year and compare that to the number that were published. Now,...

Purina Could Take Crisis Tips From Tylenol

In its handling of allegations that its Beneful brand of pet food has been poisoning animals, Purina could take a lesson from a 30-year-old case. When I first heard about Purina’s crisis, it reminded me of the Chicago Tylenol poisonings in the 1980s. I wasn’t alive...

Oscar Nominated Films and Their PR Takeaways

The Oscars are finally (almost) here! Every year I look forward to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s star-studded event. As a PR pro, The Academy Awards provide a wealth of takeaways on real time brand marketing, promotional tactics and more; coincidentally, it also makes...