Planning

Getting Reluctant Faculty on Board for Higher Ed PR

March 25, 2021

Group Gordon’s Jacob Rodriguez outlines common faculty hang-ups about engaging in their school’s higher ed PR program and how to address them. Earlier this month we hosted a webinar, A Faculty-Forward Approach to PR, focused on helping higher ed PR practitioners get faculty involved in the media effort. One of the most common challenges we […]

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PR Opportunity vs. Opportunism

January 28, 2021

Group Gordon’s Alison Berg explains how to find PR opportunity in the news cycle without being opportunistic. Coming out of a tough year, we’ve become accustomed to a heavy and hyper-focused news cycle. From growing COVID fatalities, horrific racial violence, and a contentious election season, the appetite for unrelated storylines was minimal. Pitches about unrelated […]

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How Small Businesses Can Shift PR Strategy in a Pandemic

July 23, 2020

Group Gordon’s James Seaton breaks down how small businesses should rethink their communications approach in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. It is a trying time for small businesses: Roughly between 66,000 to more than 100,000 small businesses in the US have closed since the onset of the pandemic, and others, struggling to stay alive, […]

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Media Lessons from the First Coronavirus Wave

July 9, 2020

Group Gordon’s Marykate Cary looks at the lessons learned from a turbulent start to 2020 and how they can guide organizations moving forward. Needless to say, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a rapid shift in the media landscape. At the national level, a news cycle dominated by election coverage disappeared overnight. In local markets across […]

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Pride 2020: An Opportunity for Brands to Understand Intersectionality

June 25, 2020

Group Gordon’s Jacob Rodriguez discusses how the best brand messages this year recognize the intersections between Pride 2020 and the Black Lives Matter movement. As Pride 2020 nears its end and nationwide protests against racial injustice continue, a number of companies have struggled to decide when to vocalize support for Black Lives Matter and when […]

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Dear GiGi: I own a boutique B2B company trying to establish itself in the professional services industry. What are some easy first steps you would recommend in terms of social media? Are there resources we could use to become more knowledgeable on social media? When is it appropriate for us to engage a PR company to represent us?

June 7, 2014

Dear Mara – One of the most important factors behind choosing where, when, and how to employ social media tactics is in identifying the audience you are trying to reach first. As a high-touch B2B company, you’ll want to reach a targeted segment of leaders who either directly impact or influence the decision-making at the […]

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