2014 Bell Ringers Award Winners

The Publicity Club of New England, the region’s oldest not-for-profit public relations trade organization, today announced the winners of its 46th Annual Bell Ringer Awards competition. The awards ceremony, held on Monday, June 9th at the Revere Hotel in Boston, Mass., honored public relations and communications professionals from 45 agencies and organizations across New England demonstrating[…]

A Long Road to Reputation Recovery for General Motors

My family recently purchased a new car. The car needed to fit a toddler, several surfboards and a lot of gear. We passed on minivans and SUVs. We dismissed Toyota vehicles after learning of its 1.3 million car recall (sudden acceleration issues) and we did not look at General Motors. The automaker cut costs that led[…]


The Power of Cross-Training in PR

By Megan Kessler, Publicity Club of New England If you’ve ever cross-trained to prepare for an athletic competition, then you know three things are true: Cross-training is uncomfortable – you’re using muscles that you may have never used before or that have atrophied over the years. Cross-training takes commitment – the results aren’t immediate. You[…]

Are Clichés in PR Writing Ever OK?

By James Young, Guest Blogger Anyone with extensive academic or professional writing experience has been warned about the hazards of using clichés. In the world of tech PR, we’ve explained why jargon and mumbo jumbo in particular are more common than they should be. The cliché is a distant cousin. One journalism professor of mine thought so little of[…]

Bell Ringer Awards: Some Exciting Additions for 2014

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Bell Ringer Awards competition is officially underway.  To learn more about the process and submit your Bell-worthy work, visit the Bell Ringer Awards portal on our website.  As always we have some exciting additions for this year.  You have likely heard we have a fantastic new executive[…]


Let the Bells Ring: Top 10 Ways to Win a Bell Ringer Award

On February 6, the Publicity Club of New England hosted a free webinar for participants in the Bell Ringer awards. Hosted by Julie Dennehy, principal of Dennehy PR, and Karen Reynolds, regional manager for Business Wire, the webinar focused on both the judging process and tips for successful entries. Dennehy, a long-time judge and Pub[…]