Wednesday, 26 April 2017 / Published in Ask The PR Guy
Dear PR Guy: While applying for PR internships, would you have any suggestions beyond barraging different firms with resumes/letters of interest? A way to make it more personal without it looking either A) desperate or B) like a match.com application? Signed, Don’t Want to Be “Match.com” PR Guy once applied for a series of jobs
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 / Published in Ask The PR Guy
Dear PR Guy: Why are nonprofit executive directors (not all, but a lot) so reluctant to call reporters up on the phone? They ask foundations and individuals for millions of dollars without blinking, but the thought of calling a prominent columnist or key reporter about a story idea turns them to mush. Is that why
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 / Published in Ask The PR Guy
Dear PR Guy: I heard at the Communications Network conference in Philadelphia you got into it with some folks about the use of the word “branding” when it comes to foundation communications. I guess I have two questions: Are you a stuck-in-the-80s pitch-and-spin-guy who’s just not caught up with the times, or do you really think this actually
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 / Published in Ask The PR Guy
Now that the South Carolina primary’s over, what’s The PR Guy’s take on The Force Awakens? OK … so those Star Wars people can MARKET. (Woot to the box office receipts and all that.) But here’s the thing: “The Force Awakens” picks up where the rest of the franchise left off (twice) with an ascendant
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 / Published in Ask The PR Guy
Dear PR Guy, I’m in a jam. How can I communicate the need for sustainable practices that protect the environment while saving people money when oil is practically free these days by historic standards? Worried in Wichita Dear Worried, First off, STOP TALKING ABOUT HOW THE POINT OF ACTING SUSTAINABLY IS ALL ABOUT SAVING MONEY!!!