by Frank Williams Over the years, I’ve heard clients and colleagues offer a number of reasons why they want to engage in a public relations or marketing communication campaign. When I ask about their goals, the responses often center on outputs like sending a certain number of press releases, posting a certain number of items…

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by Frank L. Williams It has been said that ‘if you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” Like many of you, my inner entrepreneur naturally wants to test out any new idea or seemingly good business opportunity that comes along. This could apply to taking on a potential project that is out of our wheelhouse…

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by Frank L. Williams In last month’s column I focused on the fact that public relations should be a leadership function within an organization. The prior month’s column sought to dispel a few misconceptions about PR. Today’s column will further connect the dots between those two issues by touching on a common misconception many organizational…

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by Frank L. Williams My previous column, entitled A Few Misconceptions About Public Relations, ended with the following statement: “Effective public relations does not begin with tactics like writing a press release or a speech; it is a strategic function that begins in the boardroom, where organizational strategies are developed and leadership decisions are made.”…

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by Frank L. Williams Over the years, I have heard numerous misconceptions about what public relations is and is not. Some people with whom I have talked view public relations as merely “free publicity;” others characterize PR as “spin.”  One person said PR was “just public speaking,” while others believe the public relations profession centers…

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