Author Archives: Mike McDougall

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When You’re Always On, You’re Off the Mark

If our PR teams are always on, they’re going to be off. In creative capacity. In making smart decisions. In experiencing the world around them. In sharpening the focus. | MORE »

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When a Crisis Eats Your Credibility

DeMoulas Market Basket, Amazon and Hachette fare poorly in their handling of PR crises. | MORE »

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Delivering a Killer Presentation, By the Numbers

Most of us fear presenting or speaking in public. No one is a born speaker. It takes discipline, practice and good habits to channel your nerves.  | MORE »

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The 8 Essentials of ‘Brand Security’

When we think of “brand security,” we often think in terms of information technology, software and solutions that are done by “somebody else.” This thinking is actually incorrect. In fact, it is incumbent upon communicators to learn how to improve the security of their brand.
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How To Craft a ‘Made in America’ Message

If a substantial amount of your products or services are manufactured or assembled in the U.S., you may be able to jump into the American Made movement that’s starting to accelerate. | MORE »

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Sharing Your Content Through Syndication

It’s not just what you say but how far the reach that counts in today’s world of brand journalism. | MORE »

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How To Rethink Traditional PR Channels

Giving the media the straight dope is exactly where traditional PR has always excelled. Too many PR pros feel that they’re being choked out even as the media choke on too much unfiltered input.  | MORE »

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How To Sharpen Your Networking Skills

Networking is not a frenzied process that results in a pile of business cards. It’s about using shared interests to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships. | MORE »

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Communicating With (and Around) Business Silos

The art of networking is just as important inside a company as outside of it. | MORE »

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It’s Not the Numbers, It’s the Context

At some point, no matter how sophisticated your data, a human being is going to need to interpret it and take action based on that view. | MORE »

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