PR From Anywhere: How Public Relations Pivoted Amid The Pandemic

PR from anywhere
Apr 6 2021

When the Covid-19 pandemic began its spiral in the U.S. last spring, I had yet to work a full two months for Paragon. The shift to full-time remote work for me, as it was for many, was a scary, intangible experience that at first promised to be fleeting and forgiving. After spending around six uninterrupted weeks under the same roof and immersing myself in a brand new daily routine, the realization slowly sunk in that “work from home life” might actually be here to stay.   Read more…

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Job Search During a Pandemic: Advice for the Class of 2021

Job Search Blog
Mar 9 2021

With the one year anniversary of the COVID-19-induced global lockdown approaching, now is a good time to reflect on where we all were last year. For me, a member of the Class of 2020, I was a senior in college, midway through my final semester, preparing for my first real job search.

Nothing could have prepared me for the job market I was about to enter. Read more…

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Attack of the Bitmojis: Who’s Who? 🏆

Bitmoji Battle
Mar 2 2021

Code red! Paragon has been taken over by Bitmojis… again! Can you help us figure out who’s real and who’s a Bit in disguise? Vote for the employee that looks the most like their Bitmoji. May the best Bit win!

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SERP Domination Equals Digital Success

SERP
Feb 17 2021

At its core, Fintech, Emerging Tech, and Financial Services Public Relations and integrated communications is about helping your organization be noticed, understood, and sought after. However, in the absence of online visibility, it’s impossible to generate leads, win business, or impress shareholders. So, how do we go about improving exposure? Enter the Google Search Engine Results Page (SERP). We believe that SERP domination equals digital success. Read more…

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Paragon’s Simon Hylson-Smith and PJ Kinsella featured in Kathryn Lancioni’s Latest Book “Public Relations: The Changing Global Landscape”

Public Relations: The Changing Global Landscape
Feb 11 2021

The goal—to discover how the world of public relations is changing from the perspective of the professionals working in it.

Public Relations: The Changing Global Landscape looks at predictions about the future of public relations and digital marketing as reflected in industry surveys and the press. And provides an understanding of the quickly changing nature of these industries, as well as insight into developments on the horizon.

Click here to purchase the Digital eBook

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The rise of Bothism in marketing

Nov 17 2020

When it comes to marketing, contradictions are good. As long as we can successfully employ Bothism, that is, and find a valid middle ground between extremes. At least, that was the message at this year’s David Ogilvy lecture in the UK, named after the highly influential pipe-smoking advertising tycoon and founder of the agency Ogilvy & Mather. 

It was a very apt theme to consider as Ogilvy’s colourful life itself was a series of wonderful surprises as he unwittingly gathered experience to launch his own advertising agency. Born in 1911, he was an Oxford University scholarship boy, chef at the Hotel Majestic in Paris, a door-to-door AGA salesman, British Intelligence researcher, farmer in Pennsylvania’s Amish country… Read more…

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Paragon PR makes the top 10 best PR firms list for fourth consecutive year

Aug 3 2020

Expertise uses proprietary research and selection processes to identify top service professionals in over 200 different industries across the top cities in the United States. Every month they help over 10M customers find the best-qualified service professional for their needs. Read more…

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Communication today matters more than ever

COVID19 Business Continuity
Mar 19 2020

The natural temptation for many firms in a time of market crisis will be to batten down the hatches and wait for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to fade. The problem with this approach is that it is unclear how long the disruption will last and many firms will not have the resources or staying power to survive it. More importantly, if you lock down your activities – and strip out costs – it will be extremely difficult to restart the engine and generate momentum in the future. Read more…

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Top Tips for Winning Awards that Matter

Awards Strategy
Feb 3 2020

While PR firms like collecting awards on behalf of their clients, the industry has become saturated. To use an expression suited for the time of year, the golden goose of media companies is being killed off. So what should you look out for – and how do you separate the awards worth winning from those that are there simply ‘pay-for-play’? Read more…

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What a 96-year Old Taught Us About Communication

Sep 20 2018

Denis Norden, left, and Frank Muir in their office in the 1950s writing scripts for the radio show Take It from Here. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Denis Norden, who died on September 19, 2018, was one of the UK’s most beloved comedic writers and broadcasters. He also lived a long and happy life that encompassed the ‘golden years’ of British broadcasting. One of his great skills was his ability to connect with his audience, which is where we can all start to pay attention.

Many efforts at communication today rely on sending out large amounts of information and hoping some of it will stick. Far less time is spent trying to actually engage – or empathise with – the audience. Most PR agencies will be guilty of this at one time or another, usually under the guise of ‘thought leadership’, a label that many reporters despise.

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