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Golin Comes Out Swinging, Reclaims Public Relations With Progressive PR Initiative

GolinThis week Golin [Marketplace Listing] made a significant announcement that will change the agency’s future.  At time when communications is changing at such an unprecedented rate the agency has set out a plan to help deliver stronger, measurable business results to their clients.  Golin’s is also making significant investments across their core g4 competencies – media and influencer relations, customer experience (CX) tools and earned-first creative talent.

Over the last few years agencies around the world, including Golin, have run away from the term public relations, in favor of other buzz words like integrated, digital and marketing. Progressive PR reinforces the importance of effective public relations for companies and brands, while also cementing the value of public relations for professionals who have dedicated their careers to it.

“In the age of earned media, our industry needs to have clarity and conviction on the impact public relations has on business,” said co-CEO Matt Neale. “Public relations has never been more vital than it is today. Clients know that attention cannot be bought, it must be earned first. PR professionals do this better than anyone else. We’re proud of what we do and we want to encourage others to share in our commitment to this dynamic discipline.”

Golin has adopted its Progressive PR strategy, which it has rolled out across its global footprint of offices.  Golin has also launched a new global operating system with a suite of products to support data and analytics, which will help to predict and inform strategies and measure results throughout the entire customer journey.

The first, Relevance Radar, is a powerful artificial intelligence listening platform that helps predict, mitigate and measure opportunities for clients. The second, CXPR, blends Customer Experience with Public Relations techniques to build deeper relationships with customers, tell compelling stories and connect with influencers in the moments that matter. CXPR leverages insights from social data to inform business decisions. Both Relevance Radar and CXPR align public relations with the entire customer journey to maximize impact for clients.

To help clients reach global markets, Golin has appointed Margenett Moore-Roberts, Yahoo!’s Former Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity who will be tasked with counselling clients and staff on effective strategies to reach diverse communities around the world.

Furthermore, as part of the agency’s progressive strategy, Golin is committed to gender pay equity in each of its offices around the world, including affiliates. This comes on the heels of other progressive initiatives which were rolled out earlier this year. Have Her Back, a call out to the entire industry to welcome female creatives back and propel all women’s careers forward launched in March. Since then, Golin has more than doubled the percentage of women represented in its creative leadership from 20% to 42%, and 80% of the agency’s creative hires have been women.

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