It’s time to step away from the countless social media webinars for a minute and face reality: professionals already know how to create a LinkedIn profile. They recognize what constitutes an appropriate headshot, and they understand the language to use when describing their experience and goals. So why does it seem like most resources only…

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  When – if ever – is it appropriate to use a tragic event reported in the news to pitch your own (or your client’s) message? At RH Strategic we’re pretty successful with the tactic of “newsjacking”: jumping on events like a government shutdown or a data breach to insert our clients’ voice into the…

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If you’re a PR practitioner, I think you’d enjoy the conversation on John Raffetto’s post, What PR pros know that content marketers don’t. One of the highlights is the commenters’ emphasis on PR as a learned discipline with strict principles – a fact that eludes people who use the term “PR” as synonymous with “hype.” As…

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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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When people learn that I work at a PR firm in DC, I often get asked if my job is like the TV show Scandal. While crisis management is certainly a component of public relations, it’s not everything. Still, it does seem that most of the exposure companies generate is during times of crises. All…

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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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