Working with PR professionals when you’re a PR professional can be, er, complicated if certain ground rules aren’t followed. That’s not to say that clients in a PR or communications role are more important than any others -- you should absolutely have best practices in place when dealing with ALL...
It’s not so bad on the “dark side.” In fact, it’s pretty wonderful. My career that led me to Metis had a trajectory that wouldn’t surprise too many folks in the industry -- a decade in news, a move to communications/PR in-house, then to an agency. There are tons of reasons I’m thrilled to be a...Read More
Patients and consumers expect a lot of our healthcare experts. We hold our medical practitioners to a higher standard than most professionals, and successful relationships between patients and physicians are based on trust and honesty. When they give us advice, we tend to listen. What’s the best...Read More
Take this jargon quiz to determine if your press releases and other content marketing materials could use a de-clutter from overused (and often meaningless) words.
We’re all marketers. Perhaps we’re not all full-time marketers or that’s not what it says on our business cards, but if you’re in...Read More
Did you just close a funding round? Did you make a key new hire, who’s going to propel your company as you scale? Did you just land a household name as a customer?
If any of these are the case, you’ve likely already written up a press release. You’re probably putting on the finishing touches as you...Read More
I spent a few years working in news radio, so there’s a certain nostalgia for me that podcasts hold. It’s good, old-fashioned story telling with a certain depth that is often absent in a written piece. I once cherished the opportunity to go on-air and explain a story in a way that didn’t make it...Read More
In the world of marketing and public relations, there are certain brands that just get it. And, when those brands also happen to be brands to which you’re loyal to, it makes your PR heart sing with joy.
I like to fancy myself an early adopter of what I consider one of the savviest marketers in the...Read More
If a project is assigned outside a project management system, did it really happen? According to Metis Communications’ founding partner Cathy Atkins, the answer to that question is a resounding “no.” In fact, “If it didn’t happen on Basecamp, it didn’t happen,” Cathy proclaimed during a Skype chat...Read More
Many of us in the communications, public relations and marketing world spent countless long days (and nights) at a news desk at various newspapers across the country before we decided to stop playing Lois Lane.
Maybe it was to spend more time with family, maybe it was in hopes of a slower-paced...Read More