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By Frazier Fulton, director of client services The summer is over. I drove home from my annual Labor Day Outer Banks vacation with a pumpkin spice latte in hand excited to return to the office refreshed. Which can only mean one thing – strategic planning season is upon us. As of writing this article, there...
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Have you ever clicked on a website or Facebook page and were immediately confused by what you saw? “This can’t be right,” you think, hitting the back button or clicking over to another tab to find the mistake. Perhaps it was a logo, name, or description that caught you off guard and made you second-guess...
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(Note: the piece below was originally submitted to The Richmond Times-Dispatch to run as an op-ed. Brian Chandler submitted it to the newspaper on behalf of the Shockoe Partnership, which he is a member of the organization’s board of directors.) By Brian Chandler, president Eight years ago, I moved to Richmond. While having lunch with...
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Take 1…Action! CPR Adds Video Projects to Client Services By Emily Mitchell, account coordinator They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so how many is a video worth? In this day and age when content is king, you might want to think about how video is another form of content that can be used...
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“You’ve Got Mail!” By Bailey Stitzer, account coordinator Email marketing can be one of the strongest marketing channels for making a profit and retaining customers. However, you would be shocked on the number of brands that can’t write a successful email. According to The Radicati Group, a market research firm based out of California, the...
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Creating a New Path for Non-Traditional Social Media Emily Mitchell, account coordinator Big name companies all over the world are getting praised for unconventional social media. Sharing thoughts, pictures and videos is still the social norm but corporations and even celebrities are taking a new path; using the extremes of humor and emotions to engage audiences. Followers...
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Keep Reading: CPR Blog Ranks Among Top 100 In The World By Brian Chandler, president When our company blog gets looped in with Regan’s PR Daily, PR Week and O’Dwyers Public Relations as one of the best blogs in the world, it’s a pretty big deal and we’re going to tout it. Christmas came early...
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Get With The Program By Brian Chandler, president Lately I have been hearing the term “programmatic” more and more. Talk is of how it is changing the advertising industry, and specifically, how it is changing the way agencies purchase and place digital ads. Even though Commonwealth PR is not an advertising firm, our team has...
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You may have noticed that when you search for a brand like Starbucks or Chipotle on Facebook, several options come up. The first is likely the verified corporate page. The next three to five options may be location pages near you. Which one do you click? And why are there so many options? As a...
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Hashtags are widely popular and increasingly important in marketing and advertising. It’s a way to invite conversation and monitor feedback on a specific campaign. In some cases, brands create a hashtag and live-tweet along with a TV show or an event like the Super Bowl to engage with fans and potential customers. Other times, a...
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