May 25, 2017
ACCOUNT SERVICES: WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
Inevitably, there comes a time when we are faced with a tough situation, and with it comes the task of having to inform the client of what went wrong.
May 23, 2017
WEBFLOW TUTORIAL: HOW TO CREATE A LANDING PAGE
Curious how to build a basic landing page for your website? Our User Experience Designer gives a tutorial on the basics of WebFlow.
May 12, 2017
From Tedious Topic to Stimulating Story
Get weird, remember the end goal and be the consumer. These are a few tips from PR professionals to have a plethora of visual, timely and engaging topics to pitch to media.
May 9, 2017
PERFECT YOUR BLOG: AN INFOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST
There's a lot to remember when writing content, so I created an blogging best practices infographic checklist to help your writing and posting process become utterly seamless.
May 4, 2017
TIPS TO GET THE GOLD
Industry awards can be overwhelming, but with the right tools, they can help you win prospective clients. Here are some pro tips on how to write winning awards.
May 2, 2017
Handheld to Hollywood: Levels of Video Quality and Cost
We’ve partnered with many clients to create videos of all lengths, budget and quality. These factors eventually influence dozens of decisions that impact the final product.
April 27, 2017
THE ART OF FLIRTING (WITH INFLUENCERS)
Most wouldn’t propose the first time they met their future spouse, so why would your first communication with an influencer be with a marketing agreement in-hand?
April 25, 2017
DEVENEY OPENS DOORS FOR AGENCY TOUR
On Thursday, May 4th tour participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at an engagement agency and have the opportunity to network with DEVENEY team members.
April 21, 2017
RESTAURANTS PREPARE FOR NUTRITIONAL LABELING ROLLOUT
Friday, May 5 will bring BIG changes to restaurant menus.The FDA will require restaurants with 20 or more locations to disclose caloric and nutritional information for their menus.
April 14, 2017
Old vs. New: The Rules of Marketing
The modern notion of selling has transformed into a subtle art of content-driven, hyper-focused real talk. We share insights on the new rules of marketing to consumers.
April 7, 2017
WHAT'S UP, 2017?
In 2017 there have been many big marketing moments. We narrow down the biggest and best and examine how they went off as a hit.
April 4, 2017
BREAKING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA WRITER’S BLOCK
Utilize these tips to keep the conversation going and your social media feed fresh. Remember, a strategic stream of content is the best way to achieve your social media goals.
March 24, 2017
DEVENEY joins NOLA 100 – Class of 2017
DEVENEY is one of 18 businesses added to the NOLA 100 an honor that recognizes local entrepreneurs that have made a lasting impact on the local entrepreneurship movement.
March 16, 2017
THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF SUCCESSFUL EVENTS
Whether you’re focused on a grand opening extravaganza or a celebratory party to mark a major milestone, these essential elements of event planning will lead you to success.
March 15, 2017
DEVENEY NAMES LEADERSHIP DUO TO PARTNER POSTS
DEVENEY recently named Chief Financial Officer Chris Costello and Senior Account Executive Carrie DeVries, APR, as partners. The installation of the partner role, which was made...
March 10, 2017
3 STEPS TO PRODUCTIVE INTER-AGENCY COMMUNICATION
Inter-agency communication is inherently easy for some, for others more familiar working primarily independently, there are steps to take to ensure your organization is connected.
March 8, 2017
International Women’s Day: 7 Top Digital Marketing Examples
International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to empowering women, has become a dynamic day for brands to make their mark and celebrate women across the globe. Here are the best ads:
March 2, 2017
WHAT WE'RE READING: THE NEW RULES OF MARKETING & PR
The digital revolution has raised the bar for how marketing and public relations professionals grow business and gain coverage. There are several new "rules" to abide by.
March 1, 2017
5 WAYS TO ENGAGE YOUR AUDIENCE WITH LIVE STREAMING
With its increased popularity, more companies are taking advantage of live streaming. How are they doing it? Check out these 5 ways live streaming can help market clients.
February 23, 2017
WEEKLY SERIES | A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DEVENEY ASSOCIATE | #3 DIGITAL
Are you ready to foster an incredible experience while kickstarting your career? We're recruiting for our summer Associates. See what the typical Digital Associate's day is like
February 20, 2017
BRANDS DECORATE FOR MARDI GRAS
While many brands will join the conversation on the most famous Tuesday of the year (Mardi Gras), these brands are King of the Carnival conversation:
February 20, 2017
YOUR GUIDE TO MARDI GRAS LINGO
If you’re not from here, there’s a bit of a learning curve to pronounce Tchoupitoulas or understand a menu description of “lagniappe.” Luckily, we’re here to help!
February 15, 2017
WEEKLY SERIES | A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DEVENEY ASSOCIATE | # 2 CREATIVE
Ever wonder what's it like to work with an award-winning team? Check out our "Day in the Life of a DEVENEY Associate" series to get a sneek peak.
February 13, 2017
In the age of the internet, if you’re not genuine, your audience will see right through you. Your mission needs to be one of the core elements of your brand.
February 8, 2017
WEEKLY SERIES | A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DEVENEY ASSOCIATE | PUBLIC RELATIONS
Are you looking for the internship experience that will set you apart from your peers as you embark upon your chose profession? DEVENEY's associate program is..
January 30, 2017
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF VIDEO AND HOW IT CAN ELEVATE YOUR BRAND
You don't have to be a professional to produce high-quality videos that produce results. The reason it works? Video taps into our basic human psychology in ways
January 25, 2017
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ADDYS
The ADDYs set the bar for creative standards in the coming year, which breeds better work, making us stronger, faster, better. I can't remember...
January 23, 2017
PR CRISIS AND PREPAREDNESS
Not for the faint of heart, the ability to properly manage a crisis is a skill that escapes some of even the most seasoned professionals.
January 18, 2017
THE INSIDE SCOOP: TIPS FOR NOT IRRITATING A REPORTER (THE BROADCAST EDITION)
The relationship between a reporter and a PR professional is a delicate one. In the search to secure coverage for our clients, the line between following up...
January 5, 2017
DEVENEY NAMED AS PR WEEK BOUTIQUE AGENCY FINALIST
“We are privileged to be recognized among the very best and brightest nationally,” said DEVENEY President John Deveney of the PR News's Boutique Agency of the Year nomination
December 12, 2016
WEEKLY SERIES | DO’S AND DONT'S WHEN APPLYING TO INTERNSHIPS | #3 Be Your (Professional) self
December 7, 2016
MAKE TOAST, SOLVE COMPLEX PROBLEMS
Visual problem solving isn’t just about drawing. It’s about changing the perspective in how we communicate an idea. Now, outline your system with these tips:
December 5, 2016
WEEKLY SERIES | DO’S AND DON’TS WHEN APPLYING TO INTERNSHIPS | #2 “I WORK FOR DOLLY PARTON”
Yeah, you read that right. Before joining the team, I worked for Dolly Parton. This is how I set myself apart in my cover letter.
November 30, 2016
9 TIPS ON BACKLINKS: YOUR KEY TO HIGH GOOGLE SEARCH RANKINGS
The more quality links that drive to your site, the higher your page rank. Follow these 9 tips to earn quality backlinks:
November 28, 2016
WEEKLY SERIES | DO’S AND DON’TS WHEN APPLYING TO internships | #1 SETTING YOURSELF APART
Setting yourself apart from hundreds of applicants with similar qualifications can be difficult. These simple tips can help you stand out
November 22, 2016
AP STYLE: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
PR folks look no further for a little AP style fresher-upper. Here are ten of our favorite AP rules to live by:
November 21, 2016
MILLENNIAL TRAVEL- IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Millennials place more value on experiences than they do on stuff. Business Insider placed a name on the movement, the “Experience Economy”
November 16, 2016
HOW TO TAKE YOUR BRAND’S INSTAGRAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Did you know that Instagram has 500 million monthly users? Here's how to make sure your brands Instagram stands out.
November 14, 2016
WHY STRATEGIC CONTENT MATTERS
What is content marketing? Many describe as info or entertainment that a brand creates for their customers that changes behavior.
November 9, 2016
SO YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT GETTING YOUR APR…NOW WHAT?
Want to become accredited in PR? Learn how APR, a voluntary certification program for public relations professionals, could be for you.
November 7, 2016
PITCHING FOR THE NICHE
We've outlined three tips to help you land that crucial coverage and garner millions of media impressions for your specialty clients.
November 2, 2016
UX DESIGN: THE INS AND OUTS
UX Design is the process of enhancing how users interact with the physical and digital world. Here's how to incorporate it into your website
October 31, 2016
DIVING INTO SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS
A guide to free social media analytics tools to help you measure your social media campaign's success.
October 26, 2016
LUXURY MARKETING: THE ART OF STORYTELLING
Luxury brands are not selling an object they are selling a hope, dream and an aspirational lifestyle that is attached to that product.
October 24, 2016
COURTING YOUR CLIENTS
Developing and maintaining a strong relationship with clients takes work. Here are some tips for keeping the spark with your clients
October 19, 2016
AN AD CREATION ESSENTIAL: AUDIENCE INSIGHTS
When beginning to develop an ad or campaign, one of the first steps in the research phase is understanding the target audience.
October 17, 2016
THREE REASONS WHY CLICKBAIT ADVERTISING IS BAD FOR YOUR BRAND
Clickbait is bad for your brand because 1) the audience is almost always manipulated 2) Social Media's algorithms are fighting it and 3)...
October 12, 2016
OUR PREDICTIONS: THE NEXT BIG SOCIAL MEDIA APPS
Social media platforms are constantly changing, so we have gathered a list of apps that have the potential to become the next big thing....
October 10, 2016
MOBILE’S IMPACT ON TOURISM – 3 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO INCREASE BOOKINGS
Being visible throughout the mobile research process can help your brand stay top-of-mind before, during and after your customers’ travel.
October 5, 2016
WHY MILLENNIALS NEED TO KNOW THE BASICS OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Millennials increased presence in the digital realm only reiterates why it is so important for that generation to know basic PR.
October 3, 2016
CREATIVITY ISN’T MAGIC
Creativity isn’t magic, but it also isn’t easy. Use this system outline as a road map, and engage in all of the creative endeavors you can.
September 28, 2016
BREAK THE ICE – A GUIDE TO NETWORKING
Follow these 5 networking steps to build mutually beneficial, lasting relationships that will help broaden your professional sphere.
September 26, 2016
5 FREE PROGRAMS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER
With these 5 graphic design programs, you can create visually-appealing content for your site or brand in no time.
September 21, 2016
EMERIL LAGASSE INTRODUCES NEW RESTAURANT IN NEW ORLEANS: MERIL
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s latest concept in New Orleans, Meril, is inspired by his daughter and Lagasse’s debuted Amazon series “Eat the World."
September 19, 2016
HOW TYPOGRAPHY CAN ENHANCE YOUR MESSAGE
Typography is a powerful and universal tool that can be used by anyone to enhance their message. If you’re unsure of which font to choose...
September 14, 2016
PERSONALIZATION IN EMAILS—WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T
Create the best subject lines, body copy and visuals for your email marketing campaigns using personalization.
September 13, 2016
TOP 5 MUSTS TO MANAGE A CRISIS
Never let others define the story. The easiest way to define your story is to execute your action plan as soon as the crisis hits.
September 7, 2016
HOW TO MANAGE INFLUENCERS
We know Influencers are a huge part of brand's marketing strategy, but managing them is hard. Get the results you need from your influencers
September 5, 2016
HOW TO: FIND THE RIGHT KIND OF INFLUENCER FOR YOUR BRAND
Amidst the age of digital influence and an overload of product ambassadors, how do you find the right kind of influencer for your brand
August 31, 2016
WHAT IS AN INFLUENCER AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BRAND?
No doubt you have probably heard the term “influencer” a lot. But do you really know how important they are for your brand?
August 29, 2016
WHAT IS SPONSORSHIP ALL ABOUT?
With each sponsorship opportunity, DEVENEY assembles to develop a strategic action plan to ensure the end result is deemed a success.
August 25, 2016
ENGAGING AUDIENCES THROUGH SNAPCHAT GEOFILTERS
The design process for most Geofilters requires some design planning. Snapchat requires that a submitted snapchat filter design must
August 18, 2016
PERFECTING YOUR PITCHOUT IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS
Finally, you’ve done it. You drafted the perfect pitch, free of all fluff and unnecessary information. So, now what?
August 16, 2016
HOW TO: MAKING INFOGRAPHICS INTERESTING FOR THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
Studies show that our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. What does this mean for your clients?
August 11, 2016
NOT YOUR FATHER’S PRESS RELEASE: REWRITING PRESS RELEASES FOR A NEW AGE
While journalists and media outlets still rely on releases for story ideas, more than half of distributed releases are never used. Why?
August 9, 2016
CREATIVITY CAN BE INTIMIDATING
Creativity is about experimenting, and not everything will work. But when it does, you’ll know, and the result…
August 4, 2016
WEEKLY SERIES | 5 TRENDS IN DIGITAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT | #5: DETRACTORS
–When someone is disgruntled with your brand and shares their feelings online, you should quickly address. Tips to the best approach:
August 2, 2016
DEVENEY GROWS CREATIVE, DIGITAL AND PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAMS
–Our recent additions of Art Director Maxwell Rasche, Social Media AE Katelyn Henderson, Senior AE Denise Davila and AE Lindsey Andry
July 28, 2016
WEEKLY SERIES | 5 TRENDS IN DIGITAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT | #4: SEARCH
–Facts can be misconstrued, information biased and sides of the story completely left out. Don’t let this happen to your brand.
July 26, 2016
FOUNDATION FOR A POSITIVE WORK CULTURE
–Did you know that happy employees are 12 percent more productive than those who are indifferent to their work environment?
July 21, 2016
WEEKLY SERIES | 5 TRENDS IN DIGITAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT | #3: DIALOGUE
Communicating solely through scripted interactions doesn’t satisfy today’s consumers. One-way messaging no longer works in today's market.
July 19, 2016
DEVENEY RECEIVES TOP AWARDS FROM INDUSTRY PEERS
–What is shiny and bright and makes us very happy, you ask? Winning awards for our hard work and client successes, that’s what.
July 18, 2016
EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS: SWAPPING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
–The DEVENEY team asked me to present as part of their Lunch n’ Learn series. We talked about models of public relations research...
July 14, 2016
WEEKLY SERIES | 5 TRENDS IN DIGITAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT | #2: HYPER-TRANSPARENCY
–Now, more than ever, the public is demanding complete brand transparency. If a crisis unfolds, secrets are a thing of the past and often…
July 12, 2016
EVALUATION AND REFLECTION MAKE THE ENGAGEMENT GO 'ROUND
–It’s quarterly report time here at DEVENEY – a time for us to circle back, listen and learn. But how do we do this? Where do we begin?
July 7, 2016
WEEKLY SERIES | 5 TRENDS IN DIGITAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT | #1: LIGHTNING FAST SPEEDS
–What do we know best about times of crisis, especially when playing out in the digital space? Everything happens at lightning fast speeds.
July 5, 2016
SOCIAL MEDIA ISN’T MAKING EMAIL MARKETING OBSOLETE, IT’S WORKING IN COHORTS
–Still a part of the old school thought that social media is making email marketing obsolete? It’s time to wake up and check your inbox.
July 29, 2016
EMERIL’S HOMEBASE NAMES DEVENEY AS NEW AGENCY PARTNER
–Announcing DEVENEY's partnership with Emeril’s Homebase, which manages Emeril’s New Orleans, Emeril’s Delmonico, NOLA Restaurant and Meril.
June 15, 2016
THIS IS HOW AWESOME IS MADE
–Our launch into an engagement agency is much more than a rebrand. It’s a philosophy on how we approach marketing and so much more.