Public relations is a big industry.  As such, it has its fair share of cringe-worthy moments.  Like the one last week, when a PR rep contacted reporters and offered to pay them money to write favorable blogs about their client.  This is an elementary-level no-no that is taught in journalism and public relations schools throughout…

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If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know that we often discuss the impact and benefits of being a thought leader. In our business, thought leaders carry the message, elevate and create visibility for the brand and, hopefully, shape or re-shape attitudes and views. If you know Randstad Technologies you probably know…

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I recently returned from a week’s stay in Paris, where I hadn’t been for 10 years. It’s one of my favorite cities, but in my usual quest to find traditional French fare, this time I found mostly international cuisine – particularly Italian. I couldn’t go any place without running into at least two Italian restaurants,…

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Throughout my career I have been fortunate to work with companies spanning numerous industries and at various stages of growth, from start-ups to global, publicly-traded companies. Each of these stages of maturity has necessitated different types of PR representations. Early-stage companies seeking investment or acquisition tend to require strong focus on brand recognition and thought…

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Thought leadership has become a big part of organizations’ communications mix, even for companies like our clients who are selling solutions to government agencies and other businesses, especially here in DC. The idea behind thought leadership is to take the focus away from products and direct it towards the underlying issues that our clients’ solutions…

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During a recent interview I was asked to identify the top attributes or skills we seek in our future employees. The easy answer is, “it depends.” But one thing is for certain – while basic public relations skills like media relations, writing, pitching and project management are absolute musts, they don’t come close to capturing…

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