Public Relations

One voice. One brand.

At Stone Ward, our public relations practice is plugged into our One Voice, One Brand philosophy. We help brands identify their most valuable stories, then work collaboratively with them to create relevant, timely and shareable content across the appropriate channels. By combining comprehensive research and strategic insight, we showcase our clients where the impact will be the greatest. Our Public Relations services in Arkansas and Chicago include:

  • Media Material Development + Relations: Our team has years of experience tapping the right contacts to achieve positive coverage and visibility, going the extra mile to build relationships with media influencers.
  • Integrated Communications Strategy: Generating earned media attention requires the right combination of narrative platforms. We focus on what resonates the most.
  • Message Development: A brand requires a structured message architecture, so we work with clients on identities that turn into compelling narratives for successful PR programming.
  • Editorial Services + Content Marketing: Beyond simply writing articles and op-eds, we help clients develop their voices in order to craft shareable stories.
  • Influencer Engagement: Influencers are a brand’s road to loyal brand advocates. That’s why we develop influencer programming, based on shared brand affinity, that is valuable for both parties.
  • Trade Show + Event Activation: From driving attendance to capturing content and stories, our event publicity strategies help clients get the most bang possible.
  • Program Measurement: We build measurement objectives ahead of time, analyze the results, then measure again to tie KPIs to meaningful metrics.

Our other public relations skills include:

  • Community Relations: Consumer support and loyalty can be attributed partially to companies taking active interests in the well-being of the communities they serve. We help brands navigate that process and become good corporate citizens.
  • Media Training: It’s scary out there; your words can become instantly viral, for better or worse. Our training ensures interview readiness, helping you to coherently and effectively interact with the media.
  • Issues + Crisis Communications: In today’s world, crises are a reality and every organization is vulnerable. We’ll work alongside your team to provide counsel on risk management issues.
  • Reputation Management: We bring your narrative to life by developing executive platforms, identifying thought leadership opportunities and creating brand-affinity programs.
  • Sponsorship Negotiation: We’re here to ensure clients get the most out of their sponsorships. We’re not only skilled in finding the right partners to fit a client’s brand and target audience, but have extensive background in nailing down the right benefits for the right value.
  • Internal Branding: There is value in enabling and motivating employees to not only keep a brand promise, but to “live” it. We help brands cultivate internal branding and communications strategies to keep employees engaged and enthusiastic about the brand’s work, ultimately influencing support.

Since we work for local, regional and national clients, our media relationships are extensive. There isn’t a day that goes by where we are not pitching stories to writers, reporters and bloggers throughout the United States for outbound media exposure. Our team ensures our clients are top-of-mind throughout the year for quotes, industry analysis and expert insight, all with one goal in mind: to garner positive earned media that contributes to our clients’ awareness and goals. See our client work via this Ande marketing case study example.

Want to learn more about starting your next public relations campaign? Contact us now!