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PR messaging: adapting during COVID-19 pandemic (July 2020)

Companies are having to reprioritize during the pandemic and focus on being accountable and transparent. As COVID-19 continues to spread, people are relying on businesses and public or political figures to share information across social media platforms. Businesses are adapting their PR messaging and business practices in order to remain sensitive to the ongoing …

Media Training: Do You Need It?

Media training is an important and highly effective step in developing the skills necessary to get your message across succinctly and with impact. Not only is becoming an effective spokesperson important for your brand, but it also helps leverage you as an industry expert. Once you become an established, trusted source with the media, …

How To: Plan a Successful Virtual Event

As COVID-19 continues to reshape our daily lives, business owners must consistently pursue creative and effective ways to reach their audiences. A great way to do so is to host one-of-a-kind virtual events to keep clients or potential customers engaged with your brand. Depending on your business’s industry, different events may be more effective …

Communications Plan – Why your business needs one (2020)

Crisis Communication Described
An effective crisis communications plan is designed to protect and defend an individual, company or organization facing a public challenge to its reputation. It can take a simple tweet or a national health crisis to in essence shut a business down and cause fear for its employees which can ultimately damage a …

The Importance of Reporting [New Research]

For businesses with PR and marketing strategies in place, it is vital to establish thorough reporting methods to track the effectiveness of all efforts. In doing so, your business is ensuring that the dollars and time spent on any one tactic is fulfilling its ROI. This also helps to eliminate ineffective methods as quickly …

Community Outreach 101

Regardless of whether your business is just getting off the ground or has been around for years, it’s always important to be active and recognized within your community. Our team of experts at The PR Boutique can help you navigate the many community outreach opportunities available in your city and keep your name in …

Instagram Likes: How Instagram Likes Affect Marketing (2020)

Instagram Likes: Will they be missed?
On November 14th, 2019, Instagram announced its plans to hide likes globally. Testing this new feature out in several countries, the reviews have been mixed. Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram, said this change aims to “creat a less pressurized environment where people feel comfortable expressing themselves.”

Influencers on the app …

Let’s Talk About SEO

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, has been at the root of marketing efforts for many years. So what is SEO? How does it work? And how can you implement it into your business model?

SEO is an algorithmic system that uses keywords from searches to pull a number of relevant web results. For example, if …

Learning from PR Professionals Through Internships

How I found The PR Boutique
At the beginning of my journey into the unfamiliar terrain of post-grad life, I felt a little uneasy. I couldn’t see a clear path ahead as a PR Professional. Like a traveler driving for miles without a rest stop in sight, I was beginning to feel tired and anxious. …

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A PR Firm? (Updated)

Whether you have a small business or large corporate company, hiring a PR firm can seem like a daunting task. An overwhelming concern for any business owner is how much will the service cost and will they see a return. The short answer is: it depends. 

The success of any investment truly depends on quality. …