Every semester The PRIME Factory hosts two to four interns in roles of public relations, social media, digital marketing and account management. Eager and competitive students apply each semester and one guaranteed question we receive from candidates is what we look for in interns. So, two of our partners are sharing their thoughts on what makes an intern successful at The PRIME Factory.
To blog or not to blog has become a pressing question for many organizations. Often thought of as ways for people to vent, complain, or express thoughts otherwise unwanted in the workplace, sometimes blogs get a bad reputation. However, blogging is now part of the sales funnel for lead nurturing and can have important business implications. More importantly, blogging about your business can produce benefits that build over time since nothing ever really dies online.
Small businesses often feel that they can get lost in search engine results because they are smaller than bigger companies that are offering the same products. Small businesses also struggle with how to increase their search rankings and often opt for advertising methods to get their name in search results. While this is helpful, this is not always the best way for a business to increase its chances of being on the first page of Google, Yahoo or Bing.
The future of Facebook is murky at best right now. Will it go to a paid version? Will the user-base significantly drop? Or worse yet, will we wake up one day to a Facebook-less world? Although the last scenario is apocalyptic, your business should operate as though Facebook could disappear at any moment. More simply, if your business strategy relies solely on Facebook, your business would not be sustainable if Facebook dissolves or makes significant changes like the recent algorithmic changes made to business page content in user’s feeds.
Often times when small or growing businesses seek help from an agency, they’re not entirely sure what to expect from the working relationship. Client-Agency relationships require a lot of communication, collaboration and trust, and if the relationship proves to be a good one, both sides will benefit mutually and form a harmonious partnership. Here is what both sides of the relationship need to do in order to achieve pique performance.
Through public relations efforts, nonprofit organizations can raise awareness of their mission and values. However, nonprofits assign an average of just five percent of their budget to public relations campaigns. Although hiring PR consultants may be an added expense, an effective PR strategy can bring in more donations and raise awareness, making the investment worth the initial cost. So, what exactly is public relations and why is it important for non-profit organizations?