Holiday Marketing Insights for the 2015 Season

The holidays are among us and business owners everywhere are thinking about how to optimize their marketing strategies to expand their reach during the peak of shopping season. In a recent Marketing Land article titled, Holiday Email Marketing Insights, industry leaders shared their tips and recommendations based on last year’s holiday campaigns. Here are the… Continue reading

4 Tips to Get Ahead in the Workplace

In a recent PRSSA event titled, “Managing Up: How to Be a Stand-Out Intern, or New Pro,” a panel of PR professionals shared key tips with aspiring PR professionals on how to get ahead as an entry-level employee. Between the four panelists, their workplace experiences of managing full teams and client loads have provided the… Continue reading

Why Every Brand Should Value Earned Media

Sandra Fathi, President of Affect, sat down with Doug Simon to analyze the findings of the DSSimon’s Media Influencers Report which shares new statistics and sentiments in the industry, ranging from digital content to communications trends.

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Top Social Media Takeaways from Communications Week 2015

Last week, Communications Week 2015 came to a close with its highly anticipated Friday Morning Sessions event. The three expert panel sessions provided key lessons for optimizing your business social media strategy, and here are our top three takeaways from the event.

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How to Use Culture as a Media Hook

For many businesses, relying on the merits of their products alone may not be enough to garner the most coveted media placements. In this video, Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, shares how companies can share best practices about their corporate culture in order to hook media interest.

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8 Tips for Creative Media Relations

While product announcements often gain media coverage, it’s important to also think creatively to further the reach of any communications program. Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director of Affect, shares eight tips to creative media relations.

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How to Standout when Submitting for Awards

Award programs are a great way to showcase the great work your company has achieved. Here are a few tips from Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director at Affect, on how to craft a winning submission.

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Data Driven PR 2: 7 Tips on Using Data in Media

Data is a powerful tool that can be harnessed in several ways. Here are 7 tips from Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, on how to use data to gain great media opportunities.

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Data-Driven PR Part I: Make News with Numbers

Statistics are an important part of media relations and provides high value for reporters looking for interesting headlines. Sandra Fathi, President of Affect, describes the different ways to generate data and utilize it.

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Making the Case for “People” Storytelling

To this day, one of my favorite things about PR is storytelling. Broadly-speaking, most clients I’ve worked with in the B2B space have wanted to focus on the “core” storylines for PR—the technology or services they offer, challenges/opportunities for their customers, competitive differentiators and more. And why wouldn’t they? The reasons are obvious. But lately,… Continue reading