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How PR Has Shifted Since COVID-19

In the world of sharing news, PR professionals are adept at rolling with the punches and expecting the unexpected. A crisis? There’s typically a protocol involved that the team is prepared to execute. Last minute press release? Happens quite frequently. Early mornings and late nights? Sometimes, that’s just a part of the job. But we have all been disrupted this year – 2020 – in more ways than one. But has it all been negative?  Public relations is a profession that is built upon communication and the skills needed to cultivate favorable public images for organizations and/or individuals. For our staff ...

By |2020-10-23T09:21:34-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Public Relations|0 Comments

4 Instagram Tools to Boost Engagement

We’re not talking about getting down on one knee with a diamond ring, we’re talking about Instagram engagement. In 2020, social media has been the most important tool – and sometimes, the only tool – for brands to communicate with their target audience throughout the pandemic. The importance of engagement on Instagram is crucial to the success of your posts and will make or break your content.  So, you’ve built a following, but you haven't been able to build a community or a relationship with your audience. Here are 4 Instagram tools that can be used to boost engagement. 1. Know ...

By |2020-08-24T14:55:01-04:00August 24th, 2020|Social Media|0 Comments

PR Pros: Networking Tips in the Age of Zoom

Networking. Some people cringe at the word while some welcome the opportunity to meet new faces, chat, and create relationships based on personal and professional similarities. Me? I’m a cringer, but in the world of PR, networking is inevitable.  With coronavirus changing everything, though, networking looks a lot different these days. No more in-person networking events or meeting strangers for coffee. And handshakes? Never heard of her. Luckily we have all become pretty technologically savvy in our “new normal” (ew), opening up an abundance of opportunities to meet and network from the comfort of your home. Not sure where to start? ...

By |2020-09-25T13:11:17-04:00August 17th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

Why and How to Get Verified on Social Media in 2020

On Thursday, Twitter essentially shut down hundreds of verified users after several high-profile accounts were hacked to help stem the tide of the attack. Verified users across the platform were and are still unable to tweet or log into their accounts if they had changed – or attempted to change – their passwords within the past 30 days.  This has left many users wondering what the point of verification might be if prominent accounts from politicians like Barack Obama or corporate accounts like Apple could be hacked. Although this hack revealed no one online is ever truly safe from hackers, getting ...

By |2020-07-20T14:21:39-04:00July 20th, 2020|Social Media|0 Comments

Live From Indianapolis: It’s Public Relations! (How Comedy Skills Can Translate to PR)

Lights, camera, pitch! As Dittoe PR’s self-proclaimed “funny person,” I’ve dabbled in the world of comedy. In college, I was a member of Purdue’s premier improv comedy group The Crazy Monkeys, I’ve participated in an open mic night here and there, and I was awarded Best Actor for my comedic role as Bob Katz during the Dittoe PR Murder Mystery/Christmas Party of 2019. Aside from being part-time hilarious, I also am a PR pro, and truthfully wouldn’t be where I am today in my professional life if it weren’t for my time in acting and comedy. Getting up on stage in ...

By |2020-07-02T13:12:19-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Communication|0 Comments
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