Rule 40: How the World’s Largest Stage Stays Focused on Athletes and Competition

Currently athletes from around the globe are competing on the world’s largest stage—the Olympic Games. The opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang brought in 27.8 million viewers. For the 2016 Rio Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) estimated that half of the world’s population, roughly 3.6 billion people, would watch at least one minute of the games. […]


Shifting Marketing Landscape Reinforces the Power of PR; It’s No Longer Public Relations … It’s Public Relationships

In our book, Strategic Public Relations: 10 Principles to Harness the Power of PR, we wrote about the shifting marketing landscape. At the time, close to 10 years ago, we argued that PR was more strategic than ever due to reputation, fragmentation, and saturation. Since that time, these trends have continued to expand at an […]


Turning the Tide: P&G’s Response to the Tide Pod Challenge

Recently, it’s become apparent that people will do just about anything, no matter how dangerous, to become internet-famous. Who could have guessed that eating highly concentrated packets of laundry detergent – an activity that can possibly kill you – would become an internet sensation? For those who are not yet aware, the Tide Pod Challenge […]


Social Media During Natural Disasters

With the flurry of recent hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – many people are still facing the harsh reality of their aftermath. It’s nearly impossible to prepare for weather of this magnitude, which is why these hurricanes were especially dangerous. Scientists and researchers feared that these storms would be some of the most powerful […]


Better Brainstorming

We recently had a brainstorming session here at CPR and, not only was it really fun, we generated some good ideas. Despite its popularity, however, when I started researching this blog I found that many people find brainstorming to be a frustrating and fruitless process that fails to get the team’s creative juices flowing. The […]

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