Category Archives: Blog

Make a list and check it twice

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In this week’s blog, R&J’s Account Director, Kyle Kappmeier, provides his insight on how to conduct successful media relations, and it all starts with the media list. Don’t trust what’s automatically generated for you – take the time to vet the list and truly get to know the media. It’s time well spent for you and your clients.

What Your PR Agency Wants

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There are five key things that you, as a client, need to give your PR agency in order to maximize our ability to be successful, productive and profitable for you. R&J’s President John Lonsdorf outlines these five things in his blog post.

Public Relations and Fantasy Football

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The American phenomenon known as fantasy football has exploded in the past decade. With the NFL season already more than half way over, Media Relations Specialist Dan Capawana analyzes what similarities exist between fantasy football and public relations.

Apple Overload

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Apple’s recent underwhelming launch of the new iPad Air and iPad mini has raised many questions about the company and its dominance in the CE industry. Could Apple’s signature marking tactic have played a role in the lackluster launch? Account Executive Tracey Benjamini explores this idea in her latest blog post.

Best Practices for Communicating Healthcare’s Latest Mega Merger

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By Tiffany Miller
The hospital landscape in New Jersey changed once again with the announcement of the merger between Hackensack University Medical Center and Meridian Health. R&J Account Director, Tiffany Miller, shares best practices for communicating healthcare’s latest mega merger.

Want to Share a Coke?

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By Carlee Pett
Coca-Cola made a big splash this summer with its “Share a Coke” campaign. R&J Account Executive Carlee Pett explores the brilliant and highly-engaging campaign that broke new ground in the world of marketing and public relations.

The Importance of Consistency in PR: Why Olive Garden’s Rebrand Missed the Mark

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By Sean Hudgins
Casual Italian dining chain Olive Garden recently underwent a rebranding process, but it seems the company may have lost sight of its own brand value. R&J Account Coordinator Sean Hudgins offers his insight on what industry professionals should take away from the chain’s PR missteps in this week’s blog post

Be the Expert

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By Kyle Kappmeier
If you’re in PR, being an expert in your clients’ business is critical. It’s what informs sound strategy and gives an agency the ability to provide the best service possible; however, it takes time and effort. R&J’s Account Director, Kyle Kappmeier, tackles what it means to be THE expert in this week’s blog.

The Value of Customer Feedback

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By John Lonsdorf
Honest feedback can provide a business with tremendous insights about what their customers need, want, care about and value the most. But when feedback is coerced, it is worthless at best. Agency President John Lonsdorf elaborates in this blog on the value of customer feedback.

Ice Bucket Challenge-PR Genius

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By Dan Capawana
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread like wildfire, raising over $100 million since July compared to $2.7 million last year in that timeframe. This viral sensation was authentic, organic, and couldn’t have been any more effective. PR professionals can learn a lot from the Ice Bucket Challenge.