Knowledge

Royal PR Lessons

March 15, 2021

Group Gordon’s Rhani Franklin explains why a royal PR mess erupted after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down with Oprah. The whole world watched last Sunday night as former royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah for a “bombshell” interview where the couple revealed shocking details about their lives as members […]

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Webinar – A Faculty-Forward Approach to PR

March 9, 2021

Faculty members are enormous media assets for any institution, but so often the media potential of their groundbreaking research and leading expertise is not fully realized. We recently hosted a webinar on how higher education communicators can establish internal buy-in and coordination for the PR effort and effectively leverage key faculty members in the media. […]

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Corporate Lessons for Higher Education Communications

February 25, 2021

Group Gordon’s Hillary Wasserman finds valuable lessons higher education communications can learn from corporate PR. Colleges and universities have unique communications needs and a myriad of opportunities for brand- and reputation-building. Higher education communications is distinct from nonprofit communications and can benefit from an approach that takes inspiration from corporate communications. There are three lessons […]

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Marketing lessons from my mom’s Facebook page

February 11, 2021

Group Gordon’s Jordan Miller finds Facebook inspiration from a familiar source. My mom is the best. Pretty much everything I know about being a competent adult, I learned from her – as she reminds me at every possible opportunity. She continues to be a constant source of inspiration, and not just for life lessons. I […]

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Reviewing CrossFit’s Crisis Response

February 1, 2021

In early June 2020, as much of the corporate world demonstrated support for the Black Lives Matter movement, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman took to Twitter and internal communications channels to share troubling and deeply insensitive personal views of the moment. The company was quickly plunged into crisis, and its sloppy response did little […]

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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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