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PR Lessons for Dealing With a Protracted Crisis

When people are trying to sully your brand’s reputation without merit, keep a laser-like focus on the organization’s mission and vision. | MORE »

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How to Enhance PR Via Long-Term Planning

If you prefer to live the plans others make for you, you won’t realize the full value of planning. However, if you want to shape your own destiny, you’ll benefit from planning.  | MORE »

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How to Boost Budget for PR Measurement

For years, the measurement experts, including me, have told you to spend 10 percent of your communication budget figuring out whether the other 90 percent is working. But that doesn’t really tell you how to allocate that 10 percent, nor does it cover all the scenarios. | MORE »

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Wrestling With Corporate Storytelling

Developing your core message is an essential exercise. It gets everyone, internally and externally, on the same page in terms of explaining your brand’s attributes and differentiators. | MORE »

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Talent Triage: Finding and Training Tomorrow’s CCOs

There has been relatively limited effort by corporations, agencies and especially colleges and universities, to properly train the next generation of communications leaders as cross-functional, multi-disciplined marketing managers. | MORE »

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How Social Media Is Altering IR/PR

Shareholders are the foundation of any publicly traded company, and communicating with them has changed dramatically because of the Internet and the social Web.
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How To Own the Content Marketing Budget

As the primary storytellers in your organization, it would make sense that PR executives would own the strategy and the budget for their company’s content marketing initiatives. Why, then, is that so rarely the case? | MORE »

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3 PR Tactics to Strategically Enable Sales Lift

While sales enablement is strategic, it is achieved through a well-coordinated series of tactics. PR is one of those tactics often overlooked. Here are three distinct tactics that PR uses to enable the sales process. | MORE »

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Building Visual Storytelling into Your PR Strategy

Posting video to your YouTube channel is a start. Syndicating the content across a variety of other news websites and video hubs drive that crucial discovery that sparks social sharing—and better PR results to demonstrate to senior managers. | MORE »

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How To Maximize Your Media Training Efforts

If you can make the interview process less mysterious, you will spark your CEO’s drive to master the game himself. | MORE »

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