While the clear majority of businesses have put the public of Barbados on notice of pending price increases following the announcement of Budget 2017, Courts Barbados, or Unicomer as it is officially known, has taken the high road and has announced to its customers that it will continue to offer them the best market prices. This means that there will be no immediate price increases at Courts.
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Pamala Proverbs, MBA, M.P.S, APR, ABC is the founder and managing director of PRMR Inc. Currently, she is also a PhD candidate and instructor in public relations at the College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida. A career public relations practitioner of over twenty years, she approaches scholarship pragmatically. Her research interests include agenda building, corporate social responsibility, crisis communications, gender and development. In her role at PRMR Inc. she has written several strategic communications and crisis management plans for companies in a number of sectors including the private, public, multi-lateral and non-governmental sectors.
I was doing my daily dose of reading this morning of news, current affairs and general topics of interest when suddenly a realization hit me – how short all the stories that I was reading were and the fact that most of them were laid out in point form. Of course, me being a thinker, I immediately started musing of what had accounted for this and the word that kept on recurring was the Internet.
Advocacy is commonplace. There is a gazillion causes, all of which are important - from the rainforest, water conservation, saving the planet, hunger, AIDS, cancer, stray dogs, to saving the turtles and whales. As many causes as there are out there, there are as many opinions about them.
2017 saw PRMR Inc. relocate into a fabulous upscale building called the Atrium in Haggatt Hall, also home to G&A Communications Inc. and FedNav.
This move was nearly ten years in the making because, for the most part, my employees and I were comfortably located at my home in St. James. However, I decided as the business grew and moved closer to its 10th Anniversary, it was time for it to reinvent itself and become better known on the island for our fantastic public relations work.
Having successfully run a business from home all those years, I have decided to share some tips to help entrepreneurs who may decide to follow this path before taking the leap of faith to buy or rent office space.
We at PRMR Inc. would like to thank our clients and well wishers for your support throughout the year 2016. Now it's the season of giving and good cheer we thought that we would share this public relations tactics infographic with you to help you make your corporate gift giving decisions.
As a company we prefer to focus on generating traffic and leads through inbound marketing because it builds long term value at a lower cost than advertising. However, there is no doubt that there is a place for using online Ads for building traffic and leads for your business. According to Moz over 80% of search results now contains AdWords Ad placements. This shows that many companies and thus many of your competitors are using Google Adwords for their online campaigns.
The downside of social media was recently featured in the Nation newspaper. The central issue was the freedom of persons to misuse social media for malicious ends. What prompted the news stories was a comment that proved to be untrue that was left on the newspaper’s Facebook page. This comment held the reputation of two companies up to public scrutiny — the newspaper and the company that was misrepresented.
Telling authentic stories that resonate deeply with target audiences is a key component of what public relations is all about.
Social Media has been in existence for well over 10 years now and yet we at PRMR Inc. will still hear many executives almost proudly declare that they are not on social media. A statistic from the CEO website reveals that over 60% of Fortune 500 CEO’s have zero social media presence.
I ask myself everyday why did I fall in love with a profession that most businesses take for granted, some executives think hairy fairy and others don’t really understand what the hell it is about but are the first to scream, “We Need PR!” in a crisis.