One of the most important yet undervalued tactics in PR is your relationships with subject matter experts (SMEs). While it is crucial to have close relationships with high-profile reporters, landing a client in Forbes starts with uncovering an expert resource and leveraging that relationship to tell compelling stories supported by expert insights and reliable data….

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As we celebrate Black historical leaders this Black History Month and throughout the year, RH Strategic wants to honor the Black trailblazers who made incredible strides in communications and public relations. We believe it is our role as public relations professionals to both shine a light on these transformative communicators and continue to work to…

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Over the past decade, coverage of sustainability has matured and broadened. Where before the topic was a niche issue in select outlets, reporters on a wide variety of beats, such as travel and leisure, now include sustainability trends and news in their coverage. What sparked this shift? Millennials made it clear that they considered corporate…

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Almost a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, the new Biden administration is expected to move quickly to respond to the crisis. It is also expected to make significant long-term changes to the U.S. healthcare system and health policy. As healthcare communicators and PR pros, we need to track these policy changes and adjust our…

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Fake news is all around us, from disinformation related to election security to misinformation about effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. While rapid response is in our nature, as PR professionals, every one of us in this industry has a responsibility to adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of…

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Experts have long been anticipating a cyber meltdown moment in the United States. Earlier this week, we saw “the big one” hit with the SolarWinds hack — one of the largest attacks in both scale and scope against government agencies, critical infrastructure entities and private companies. What does this mean for communicators and PR pros…

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Some time ago, on behalf of SunEdison, I served on the communications committee of Solar Energy Industries Association. At that time, pretty early in solar’s PPA market development, we informally discussed questions around the impact and lifecycle of solar panels. The industry knew about the upcoming wave of panels that would “age” out of efficient generation,…

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