The Continuing Threat to PR/Communications from Management Consultants: McKinsey & Company on Reinventing External Affairs

I get e-mails from McKinsey & Company, including one that linked to this article on “Reinventing External Affairs.” The article notes in a bold headline: “A rising role for stakeholder engagement—and the business value at stake” as a finding after … Continue reading →

PRSA Has Its MBA Initiative Backwards

In the Spring issue of PRSA’s The Public Relations Strategist there is an article by Ray Crockett, APR, and Anthony D’Angelo, APR, entitled “PRSA’s MBA Initiative.” The gist of the article is PRSA is trying to get MBA programs to … Continue reading →

Helping Your Organization Survive the Recession, While You Do the Same

A couple of weeks ago I attended a presentation by Professor Lakshman Krishnamurthi, who is the A. Montgomery Ward Professor of Marketing and chair of the Marketing Department of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. His presentation was on competing … Continue reading →

Developing Messages that Work — The Management Side of the Equation

Last month I wrote about developing messages that are persuasive to target audiences. I focused on getting input from the audience regarding their wants and needs and the language they use to express them. Of course the step that comes … Continue reading →

Developing Messages that Work

The article below is based on a presentation I gave to the San Francisco Chapter of PRSA on April 24, 2008. If you’d like to see the slides, which include a case history demonstrating the development of a message, let … Continue reading →