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In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. If you’re interested in implementing any of the PR tactics we discuss below or if you’re searching out the best Denver PR firms to hire, contact us at 303.733.3441.

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Public Relations: What is PR? Muck Rack: How do you define public relations? One of the most common questions our Denver-based team of public relations experts receives is what is PR? Over the years, the industry has seen massive changes as the media landscape has evolved, which can leave many people wondering... read more

When Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado began exploring the possibility of merging with Goodwill Industries of Denver, the organization’s leadership interviewed several  Denver PR firms who could help manage the communications surrounding the merger. Given our expertise in crisis communications and nonprofit PR, Goodwill selected Pushkin PR as their Colorado public relations partner.

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The Challenge: For many of the nonprofit and professional services organizations we work with, mergers can be difficult to navigate, as potential changes to operating structures can create a climate of confusion, apprehension and even fear among employees, stakeholders and clients. Our job was to help Goodwill manage expectations throughout the nearly year-long merger process and ensure key audiences received timely and relevant information to help them navigate the... read more

In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. Blogging: How to Find Ideas for Your Blog

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Agility PR: 7 ways to find new ideas for your business blog Even though our Denver-based team of PR experts specializes in creating content, we too can suffer from writer’s block from time-to-time. When we find ourselves struggling to come up with a new blog topic, we often turn to Answer The Public. This great online tool (run by  media coverage tracking software– Coverage Book) allows you to enter a topic related to... read more

From Wendy’s airing their beef with McDonalds to Hidden Valley Ranch suggesting a collaboration with Pop Tarts, brands are going big or going home on Twitter. Brand voices on this highly popular social media platform are becoming increasingly snarky and bold. However, if you work in a more buttoned-up industry like the legal field, insurance, or banking, you might find yourself wondering how your organization can join in on the platform in an entertaining manner while maintaining your professional ethics and reputation. Our Denver-based PR firm specializes in working with clients in the healthcare, professional services, legal and nonprofit industries, and our clients often ask us this same question when we create social media strategies for them.

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Our answer? Even brands in more traditional, conservative industries where... read more

In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. Crisis Communications: Brands are Not Prepared to Manage PR Crises

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Agility PR: Crisis-plan crisis—nearly one in four companies don’t have an up-to-date plan Here’s a worrisome statistic: more than 26 percent of companies have not reviewed their crisis communications plans in over a year. With staffing changes, technology updates and changes in the way information spreads, it is vital that marketing and communications teams review and update their crisis communications plans regularly. We recommend that teams review their plans... read more

The Challenge When it comes to our client Denver PrideFest, there’s no shortage of exciting news to share and stories to tell. We’ve been thrilled to work with the team at The Center on Colfax (the nonprofit that produces Denver PrideFest) over the past three years to share the stories of what’s new at PrideFest  and profile the leaders representing Colorado’s LGBTQ community. The challenge is finding new angles each year that will resonate with the media, while monitoring for potential threats and preparing to manage communications during any crisis that could threaten the success of the festival. The Solution

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In 2019 we wanted to capture the media’s attention more than ever to tell these stories. The first step was working with the Denver... read more

Nonprofit organizations face a variety of challenges that for-profit businesses do not have to worry about — finding quality volunteers, retaining those volunteers, maximizing tight budgets, gaining awareness, fundraising — the list goes on. Nonprofits are often constrained by small teams wearing too many hats, meaning that it can be challenging when the organization looks to increase their brand awareness as developing a public relations strategy, building a digital brand, and executing marketing strategies takes time and specialized knowledge. When tackling this brand building work, nonprofits can benefit from hiring a PR firm with specialized knowledge of the nonprofit sector and the ability to help execute key marketing, advertising, and public relations strategies. Here at Pushkin Public Relations, we are a Denver-based team of PR... read more

In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. Social Media: Private Instagram Accounts for Brands

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Hootsuite: 5 Reasons Why Brands are Using Private Instagram Accounts One of the trends we’ve seen lately in social media is brands taking their Instagram accounts private. The trend appears to have roots in the meme account space with accounts that share memes requiring users to follow the account before being able to see their posts. The practice has filtered into mainstream brands with companies like Everlane employing private accounts for new... read more

Three Tips to Make Sure a Crisis Doesn't Destroy Your Company's Reputation One of our team’s favorite quotes is from the wise Warren Buffet, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." Having worked with clients across a variety of industries including healthcare, the nonprofit sector, government, large outdoor festivals and events, and legal services, we know how much our clients value maintaining a positive public image. But how exactly do you do this when faced with a crisis or adverse situation? (If you’re curious about what a PR crisis is, catch up with this post.)

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1. Prepare The most important step you can take to preserve your company’s... read more

In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. Social Media: LinkedIn Tips

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PR Daily: How to unlock the full potential of LinkedIn for clients If you view LinkedIn merely as an electronic resume, it’s time to think again. The professional networking platform holds great value for boosting SEO, developing a reputation as a thought leader and testing your content strategy. We work with our clients to ensure that all executive’s LinkedIn profiles are fully fleshed out with accurate information. Once your profile is complete, it’s time to... read more

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