In my 2019 post of the same title I thought that those 12 months were a real "teacher"... Boy, was I wrong! 2020 you sure as heck taught everyone a thing of two! Now that we're well and truly settled into 2021 here are some the lessons I've used from 2020 to succeed in the … Continue reading Lessons from 2020
I recently shared tips with A little Pink Book about working from home, which you can read here. Since then, the period of working from home culture has almost become the norm. With that in mind, here are some *more* tips for your consideration. *If you're in a location where you can meet face to … Continue reading Work from tips – revised
COVID has certainly played havoc with the media landscape. Magazine titles have been shut down, local radio and TV programs are now networked from other locations and newspapers have been shut down or moved their content online (often with a paywall). It's devastating on so many levels, the job losses, the loss of quality content … Continue reading The meaning of earned media exposure
In our next series of tips about Zoom sessions we look at three more essential areas when hosting meetings on Zoom. We're all missing the interaction of being in the office with our "work friends" and this first tip should help with this! Tip one: If you're having a team meeting, start with something fun. … Continue reading Zoom take-aways part 2
I was recently asked on Twitter how easy it was to write a media release. It's never 100% easy, no matter how many times you've written a media release. Sure, it becomes EASIER, but it's never "EASY". In today's post I thought I'd give you a bit of an insight into some of the steps … Continue reading Anatomy of a media release
Like all of us, I've been on my fair share of Zoom meetings, webinars and training sessions since the COVID pandemic hit. I've contemplated writing this list for a while and I've narrowed my list to a top three takeaways if you're presenting (or co-presenting) online. Have a back-up plan if your power fails /tech … Continue reading Zoom take-aways
An insight into a morning for PR professional - Brooke Simmons
COVID news media shrinks, so what's the next story for the media?
Time is of the essence when it comes to communications and your business. Especially if you haven’t already thought about what messaging needs to be communicated to the public about your offering. No matter if you’re reopening your doors, or if you’re unable to reopen at this stage, keeping the community informed is CRITICAL for … Continue reading Meet the “recovery business” head on
Last week News Corp announced dramatic changes to their local papers, after what has been called "a comprehensive review of its assets and observed consumers shifting to online news sources" . Over 100 of News Corp’s regional and community titles will no longer produce print editions and instead move to digital-only formats. In addition, 14 titles … Continue reading Think the closure of News Corp’s Papers local papers doesn’t affect you? Think again!