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Cultivating FOMO, the Upswing of the Insta-Ad and Fashion’s Secret Fabric

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QUICK PR READS YOU CAN TACKLE BETWEEN BITES Good afternoon, communicators! President Trump has met face-to-face with Vladimir Putin for the first time, Spiderman: Homecoming did $117 million in its domestic opening, and 7-Eleven will be celebrating “7/11 Day” with a nationwide deal for free Slurpees. That’s right—things are happening. But you’re a mover, a… Continue Reading Cultivating FOMO, the Upswing of the Insta-Ad and Fashion’s Secret Fabric

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Where Did that Number Come From? ‘Data Public Relations’ for an Age of Data Journalism

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We are living in the era of “fake news.” Every study and every data point is up for debate. The media isn’t just reporting on data anymore—in many cases it is offering original analysis, ushering in a new era of data journalism. In the last four years, online outlets such as FiveThirtyEight and columns like… Continue Reading Where Did that Number Come From? ‘Data Public Relations’ for an Age of Data Journalism

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Coming Soon: Your City’s Drone Hive, Harry Potter Turns 20, YouTube Puts VR In Your Hands, and More

Lunch Break: June 27

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites What’s this weird filmy thing in the air? Oh right, that’s D.C. summer, and my archnemesis, Humidity, has returned. In this week’s communication news, our wands are at the ready for Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary, Amazon patented a drone skyscraper, YouTube is bringing VR to your fingertips,… Continue Reading Coming Soon: Your City’s Drone Hive, Harry Potter Turns 20, YouTube Puts VR In Your Hands, and More

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Meet the Dogs of Stanton Communications

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Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day! While our offices aren’t dog approved, Stanton Communications has a few canine employees working behind the scenes keeping us happy. Without further ado, meet the dogs of Stanton Communications. Maisey Stanton Chief Happiness Officer Maisey is a Wheaton Terrier. Wheatons are known for their exuberance when… Continue Reading Meet the Dogs of Stanton Communications

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Intergalactic poultry, JAY-Z’s hungry following, and the überthreat of poisonous dialogue

Lunch Break: June 20

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy lunch break! As the puddles from Monday’s storm dry on the pavement outside of Stanton’s Baltimore and DC offices, we are ready to dish breaking and share-worthy updates from the communication-sphere. In this week’s Lunch Break, we share an out-of-this-world partnership, a hip-hop monarch’s brilliant communicative… Continue Reading Intergalactic poultry, JAY-Z’s hungry following, and the überthreat of poisonous dialogue

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Pitching a story cold? Try changing the subject (line).

Changing the Subject (Line)

As a local TV reporter, my inbox, along with all my other colleagues in the newsroom, was ever expanding by the minute. 10 percent internal e-mails from sources, assignment desk and the news director. The rest was filled with dozens of account executives and publicists trying to entice me with the “news” of their client’s… Continue Reading Pitching a story cold? Try changing the subject (line).

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Submit a Snaplication, Thank Your Father, and Learn from the FBI

Lunch Break: June 14

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Good afternoon, lunch breakers. We have made it to the middle of the week! In addition to your round-up of PR news, we wanted to share a few gift ideas if you’re still last minute shopping for Father’s Day. After a poll in the office, our Father’s… Continue Reading Submit a Snaplication, Thank Your Father, and Learn from the FBI

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Damage Control, Challenges in Innovation, and the latest PR Crisis

Lunch Break: June 6

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday! Wonder Woman debuted over the weekend raking in a whopping $103.3 million in North America and breaking records for the top opening movie ever for a female director. Does this mean we’ll get to see Wonder Woman and Thor battle it out in the future?… Continue Reading Damage Control, Challenges in Innovation, and the latest PR Crisis

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Pack Like a Correspondent, Become a TEDFellow and Listen to Larry Wilmore

Lunch Break: May 23

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday, Lunch Breakers! After reading the Lupita Nyong’o and Rhianna heist movie meme is coming to screen for real, I’m working on my meme-to-film adaptation about a shiba inu with his head stuck in a hedge. Here’s hoping Tracy Morgan will voice the shiba inu. In… Continue Reading Pack Like a Correspondent, Become a TEDFellow and Listen to Larry Wilmore

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The Erie Canal Bicentennial: A Uniquely American Celebration

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Supporting New York Power Authority and NYS Canal Corporation This year, America celebrates a bicentennial known perhaps only to a relative few in this country. That is likely to change soon and for the good since this occasion marks an achievement representing genuinely American qualities of courage, innovation and perseverance. If properly considered and understood,… Continue Reading The Erie Canal Bicentennial: A Uniquely American Celebration

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