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2021 Independent Expenditure Campaign: South Carolina Association of REALTORS®

Author: Kaitlin Coogan Challenge   When it comes to the world of realty, local elections are extremely important. Whether it be issues of development or property rights discussions, having the right leaders in place is essential to the success of small businesses and the growth of communities. There were many influential candidates in the race this municipal election cycle, particularly in…

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Fact or Fiction? Let’s Talk PR

By: Kaitlin Coogan and Kailey McSwain When people talk about PR, the first question is “So, what exactly do you do?” That question is almost always immediately followed by some iteration of the words spin, underhanded, and sometimes even liar. It’s not exactly a great picture, and it’s pretty much the only one that exists in the media today. TV…

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2020-2021 Phantom Fireworks Case Study

Challenge   With global supply lines still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Phantom Fireworks found itself looking at a potential fireworks shortage for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. This probable shortage, coupled with Phantom’s focus on spreading safety focused messaging, led to challenges for the nation’s largest consumer-based fireworks retailer about how to best incentivize consumers to purchase fireworks ahead of the major holiday. Additionally, Phantom…

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Why is brand consistency important?

Have you ever wondered why some websites, blogs or social media accounts gain more traction and engagement than others? Or why some consumer products are purchased over and over again compared to the same products made by different brands? In today’s digital world, where online users have thousands of messages flooding their screens each day, building a strong and recognizable…

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Sinclair is Grateful For…

Following this unique, socially distanced Thanksgiving holiday, the Sinclair team has reflected and shared the things we are particularly thankful for this year. As the world dawned a new decade, we have endured a global pandemic, unimaginable hardships, and an unprecedented presidential election- but despite this, Sinclair Public Affairs would like to acknowledge all the light that has come out…

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24-Hour Social Media Fundraisers: The New Frontier Of Fundraising

As Election Day quickly approaches, many campaigns are seeking methods to boost their campaign funds. The “24-hour fundraiser” is an innovative, fast, and creative method to reach fundraising goals – especially during this unique election cycle when many in-person fundraising ideas have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These fundraisers draw campaign supporters and contributors –  with a call…

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How Facebook and Twitter are Changing Political Advertising

Facebook and Twitter recently made changes that will impact political advertisements and campaigns.   Twitter Bans Paid Political Ads Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced Oct. 30 that the social media platform would ban paid political ads, citing that political reach should be earned, rather than bought. Paid ads are vital to political campaigns. With Twitter’s decision, candidates – and supporters...
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4 Tricks to Avoid a PR Scare

Crisis can strike at any time, but businesses and organizations can take precautions to avoid a potentially frightening PR situation.   Plan for Everything  Crises can destroy a business’ reputation – particularly if the business is blindsided and unprepared. Having a crisis communications plan can limit the effects of the situation and protect your reputation. All crisis situations are different,...
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4 Communications Tips You Can Learn from Political Campaigns

Political campaigns can be a source of communication ideas for businesses and organizations looking to tell their story.   Make It Personal To secure votes, politicians must foster a personal connection with potential voters. They accomplish this by sharing information about themselves, interacting directly with the audience, and fostering relationships. Voters appreciate a candidate they can sympathize with and relate...
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