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About BY Mike Samec, director of digital strategy, gibbs & soell business communications

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4 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Reporting and Measurement Process

Face it, data alone is unable to tell a story. It can’t highlight the most important issues; tell you what to do next or where to focus limited resources. And adding more data won’t help. | MORE »

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How Four Big Brands Crafted Multi-Platform Content Catering to Their Demographic Targets

Social media’s ability to allow brands to engage directly with customers is fast becoming an imperative for successful content marketing. | MORE »

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5 Questions to Ask Before Measuring Your Content Marketing Campaigns

For some of us, the term “content marketing” is just a highfalutin term for things we’ve been doing for years: writing and producing interesting content and trying to earn the eyeballs and loyalty of our target audiences. For many others, it’s a whole new ball game that you just can’t buy a ticket to. | MORE »

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6 Ways to Integrate Employees Into Your Organizational Messaging

To be effective, PR, internal communications, marketing, advertising and government affairs need to be integrated. Consistent messaging through all channels is essential and employees should not be lost in the mix. | MORE »

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How B2B Brands Use Visual Storytelling to Connect Audiences with Tech Topics

As new visual platforms emerge across digital and social media, B2B communicators are starting to expand their repertoire of narrative skills. | MORE »

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How to Handle Demanding Clients

We all have them: Clients who demand the very best at any cost, with little thought to the burden they place on individuals, not to mention an agency’s collective sanity. Add in soaring expectations, tight timeframes and even tighter budgets, and you can throw any semblance of work-life balance out the window, right? | MORE »

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How to Make Sure Visual Storytelling Stays Within the Law

It is important to know that visual content marketing is like any other marketing or public relations platforms in that the same legal issues apply to all of these types of communications, regardless of format or distribution channel. | MORE »

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How an Integrated Media Campaign Tackled the Delicate Subject of Childhood Obesity

In 2013, the American Heart Association|American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) shifted its focus from PR programs solely supporting the group’s original mission of preventing heart disease, to engaging segments of the population to expand the fight against both heart disease and stroke. | MORE »

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How to Turn Bad News About Your Brand or Organization Into a Win

What is the best way to react to negative news? Since many stories fade quickly, is a reaction always warranted? By responding, you run the risk of keeping the story alive and encouraging additional coverage. Still, there are times when a response is necessary to curtail a serious hit to your reputation and/or sales. | MORE »

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How to Protect Your Brand From Digital Information Leaks

In an environment of bitter competition, overlapping priorities and increasing use of unsecured digital communications systems, the threat of information leaks is greater than ever. How can we, as communications professionals, implement safeguards to ensure our brand is protected? | MORE »

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