Why Your Business Needs a Blog

Today’s media landscape is becoming increasingly dominated and disrupted by digital. It’s everywhere you turn. On the way to work, while eating breakfast and even when we’re with friends, we are constantly absorbing digital media and the endless amount of information technology provides. Blogging is a highly-effective content marketing tool; it is no longer a … Read More

Ten Questions with Mark Hazlin

Name: Mark Hazlin Title: Senior Vice President PRGN Agency: Xenophon Strategies, Inc. (Washington, DC, USA) Xenophon Strategies is a full-service strategic communications firm based in Washington, DC, specializing in PR, public affairs, and crisis response. Years at the Agency: 12 1. You were a journalist in your prior life. What made you jump to the … Read More

PR Lessons From Over the Years

Having been in the communications industry for more than 40 years, first within corporations, then in consultancy, there were many lessons gleaned along the way. These have helped me to deal with various stakeholders better and to handle PR events and activities more effectively. I hope you will find them useful. Dealing with the media … Read More

PRGN at 25 – Change is the Only Constant in PR

Public Relations Global Network was founded 25 years ago to expand local knowledge into a communications provider that can serve clients in multiple markets. Like-minded independently owned and operated firms gathered together to share best practices, win worldwide business and enjoy the camaraderie of peers. But a lot has changed in the industry since then… … Read More

A Case Study for a Case Study

It is a common request from potential clients to see a Public Relations case study of work comparable to what you are recommending to them. But what exactly are they looking for? Strategy, deliverables, measurement? Of course, but how best to provide that information without overwhelming and oversharing. Case studies are a great way to … Read More

Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Media Survey Reveals Growing Pressure on Reporters to Perform on Social Media

Survey also offers fresh insights into how reporters vet and work with high-profile interview sources LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Nov. 28. 2017 – Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the largest international networks of independent public relations agencies, announced today the results of a worldwide media survey that finds increasing pressure on reporters to … Read More

What Results can you Expect From a PR Campaign?

Before analyzing the results of a PR campaign, it is necessary to clarify what PR means today. The primary goal of Public Relations has always been to develop relationships, to connect institutions, companies, people and establishments with their users or their clients. What has changed over time, and has even significantly increased, are the ways … Read More

Best Kept Secrets in Public Relations

When it comes to public relations, the best-kept secrets are those protected by the PRSA Code of Ethics. This means PR professionals will keep proprietary information proprietary and would rather go to jail before disclosing business secrets. Now, here are three secrets. Each of these secrets assumes you have an excellent relationship with the media. … Read More

Vision & Mission Statements: The Basics

There is a great deal of confusion about the difference between Vision and Mission Statements and they often become intertwined. As a result, they can be uninspiring, confusing or overly long making them difficult to remember, much less articulate. Philosophically Vision and Mission Statements should be separate but related, just like strategy and tactics — … Read More

Smart Estimates: High relevance for investor relations managers

Weighted averages of analyst estimates are highly relevant for investor relations managers and even more relevant for investors. This shows a recent survey of cometis AG among around 500 investor relations managers, most of which are from the German-speaking countries Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The survey took place from end of March until end of … Read More

Study: Use of Non-deal Roadshows & Sell-Side Conferences

Use Of Non-deal Roadshows & Sell-Side Conferences among Senior Investor Relations Officers in German-Speaking Countries Wiesbaden, April 25, 2017 – Together with Rivel Research and the IR Club, cometis AG analyzed the use of non-deal roadshows (NDRs) and sell-side conferences. We asked IROs in key German-speaking countries: How often are you on the road? What … Read More

Native Advertising, Product Placement, Content Marketing, Advertorials: What’s Going On!

One day when God became so angry with mankind after their vain attempts at building the tower of Babel, to be more in his likeness, he henceforth sent them the Babylonian language of confusion thereby ending their delusions at becoming gods. In actual fact, it was humans alone, the communications industry to be more precise, … Read More

Public Relations Global Network Elects Ed Stevens, APR+M

South African-based Evelyn Holtzhausen Named President-Elect   SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the top four international networks of leading independent public relations agencies, today announced the election of Edward M. Stevens, APR+M of Stevens Strategic Communications of Cleveland, Ohio, as president. Stevens will lead the worldwide network of 45 … Read More

PRGN continues global expansion in Q3 2013

Member agencies worldwide acquired 51 new clients from 21 sectors in total Media relations, crisis communications and strategic counselling are what clients ask for most Los Angeles, USA, Frankfurt, Germany (December 19, 2013) — The member agencies of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the world’s leading networks of independent public relations consultancies, … Read More