The New York Intern Project is LIVE!

Today, we’ve got some exciting news for college students out there looking for a fantastic summer internship in New York City. Affect Strategies and Strutta, have launched The New York Intern Project, a contest to find our next summer intern! Working with Strutta, an interactive promotions company offering an intuitive contest builder that enables businesses… Continue reading

Social Media Week: Protecting Reputation in a Digital World

Our next post on Social Media Week comes from Johnson King account director Laura Mead. How does your company handle PR crisis in a social world? Johnson King kicked off Social Media Week in London today, attending a session on how to protect reputation in a digital world.  Though much of what the session addressed… Continue reading

Social Media Week 2011 – NYC, Meet London Take Two

The growth of social media is too large to handle in one city, so all across the world conferences and presenters will discuss the ever-growing presence and trends of the social Web. We also want to learn more about what’s going on across the sea, and, really, what’s more social than a blog swap?

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Earlier this week, we made an exciting announcement about our partnership with video New York-based production company Landline TV! Landline specializes in viral comedy and in recent years has quickly become a top source for humor on the web. The company has released hundreds of shorts both independently and for partners such as College Humor,… Continue reading

New ABC Pilot – Not Just Another PR Show

As a pop culture junkie, I get excited when the entertainment industry creeps its way into my PR world (remember, I’m in tech…it doesn’t happen that often). So when Variety reported this week that Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice hit-maker Shonda Rhimes was given the thumbs up by ABC to pilot a new crisis PR… Continue reading

Bulldog Reporter’s PR University Presents: Using Social Media to Pitch the Press

There’s no doubt that social media has changed the landscape of PR, especially when it comes to media relations. As more and more conversations occur on social networks each day, traditional pitching methods such as email and phone calls are becoming less and less effective in getting a reporter’s attention. Here at Affect, we are… Continue reading

Share the love and break it down

In PR, we speak to a lot of people. I’m not talking about reporters and bloggers (because that’s a given) but the countless other folks involved in our clients’ PR, marketing, and sales departments that we strategize with day-in and day-out to make our efforts successful. To say that PR is a collaborative effort is… Continue reading

‘The Social Network’: A Reminder to Create Value

I’ve been reading the discussions surrounding The Social Network (we’ve even covered it here on the Tech Affect), and until now I’ve avoided joining the conversation because I’ve felt like the movie was trying to position what I consider a non-story as an overly-intense drama. After seeing the movie, I haven’t changed my mind about… Continue reading

Affect Hosts WOMMA Wine Wednesday

Our agency recently joined the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and we’ve quickly become strong supporters of the organization’s mission to advance and advocate the discipline of credible word of mouth marketing, both offline and online. Therefore, we’ve decided to host our first WOMMA Wine Wednesday event on October 27 here at the Affect… Continue reading

Don’t Get Lost in the Dark

It’s the thing every PR professional has encountered at least once and dreads: the time when a client leaves you in the dark as to what they’re planning on doing, or worse, already doing.  Sometimes it happens and there’s nothing you can do about it, but here are a few tips to help ensure you’re… Continue reading