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Using Visuals in Content/Strategic Marketing

When it comes to marketing and public relations, brands are using visual elements more than ever to connect with niche audiences. | MORE »

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Confronting the Critics Online

Likes, retweets, followers, replies and comments are the surest sign of a vibrant social media presence. But what happens when engagement takes a turn for the worse, when a post is met with criticism, when a reply to criticism is met with additional criticism, again and again? | MORE »

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How to Make Your Quotes, Well, More Quotable

For news releases and other public relations materials, maybe the goal isn’t for your CEO’s quotes to end up in Bartlett’s but to make some of the clips in tomorrow’s news roundup. | MORE »

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Teaching Execs How to Channel Hop

When is TV media training not TV media training? When it’s customized for specific settings, hosts and issues. | MORE »

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Fixing Reputation All in the Recovery

Two major international brands—Dolce & Gabbana and Lenovo—screwed up big time in the last month. How each handled its crisis is a classic lesson in ‘how to’ and ‘how not to’ communicate after a misstep. | MORE »

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How PR Can Take a Seat at the Revenue Table

When PR takes a backseat to lead generation efforts in an organization, the strategic value of communication is masked behind a larger marketing umbrella. Don’t let this happen. PR needs to bridge what is a chronic disconnect and take its seat at the revenue table.  | MORE »

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8 PR Lessons from SXSW 2015

Here are four key trends related to innovation and four pearls of wisdom from leading professionals that emerged at SXSW. | MORE »

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Thoughts About Opening a New Shop

Here are five tips for PR professionals who are helping to set up an office for a PR agency. They apply to communicators working for brands, organizations and nonprofits. | MORE »

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Agency Shapes Focus on Real Estate Story

Chicago’s most talked-about addition to its famed skyline, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, has been the subject of countless stories since it was completed in 2009. In December 2014, after five years on the market, 14,000-square-foot penthouse was sold to entrepreneur Sanjay Shah. Mr. Shah retained Henson Consulting to create and implement a strategic approach to leverage his purchase and raise the visibility of his software company, Vistex Inc. | MORE »

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When Using Big Data, Devise Metrics With Meaning

The key to helping news-minded PR pros communicate effectively with quant-minded marketers and business execs is not to develop a one-size fits all über metric, but to coordinate on a common set of communications goals and measure what matters. | MORE »

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