Chat Recap: Monitoring Competition, Longevity, Payment Terms, and More

On the second Wednesday in March, we held one of our traditional Q&A chats, where top independent communication professionals shared thought leadership, tips and advice in response to questions submitted by the community (learn how to join us here). On March 22, 2017 we weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of interest:

  1. Do you routinely assess/monitor your PR competition? #solopr
  2. How do you make sure existing clients know that you are continuing to grow and learn? #solopr
  3. Is longevity a bad thing in PR? Do clients perceive older practitioners as less innovative than younger peers? #solopr
  4. How do you re-train clients on timing expectations? #solopr
  5. is a submitted Q: How do you handle long payment terms with large companies – decline business, negotiate? #solopr
  6. How do you manage a client who, in spite of agreed upon check-ins, is constantly bugging you for updates? #solopr

A few of the top tweets are highlighted below (followed by a link to the full transcript):

Be sure to check out the transcript in PDF for the full discussion. Please note that the transcript is in reverse chronological order. If you weren’t able to join us this week, weigh in on the chat questions in the comments and mark your calendars for the next chat on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1pm Eastern.