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PR and Communications Amidst Rapid Growth

The communications team at Acorda was challenged with maintaining the collaborative spirit and sense of community that defined the company from its inception, while also encouraging new employees to enrich the company culture through their own professional experiences. | MORE »

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How Under Armour Did (and Duke Energy Didn’t) Respond Well to Crisis

When U.S speedskaters, who were widely favored to grab the gold, failed to even come close, the search for a “culprit” was on. | MORE »

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In the Heat of a Crisis, Will Your PR Plan Work?

Brands and organizations put so much faith in their written plan that they have difficulty adapting quickly to the inevitable unforeseen events and developments that occur. | MORE »

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How to Manage the Worst Situations Using Basic Rules and Authentic PR

Whether it’s the mayor of a city or the president of a corporation, it’s crucial that the leader of the organization play a prominent role during a time of crisis. | MORE »

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How To Attach LinkedIn to Your PR Strategy

LinkedIn is still being underused by PR pros at both the agency and corporate levels. | MORE »

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When the Event Starts, Plans Can Be Worthless, but Planning is Everything

There are important things to learn from the Olympics about communications—lessons that apply in all kinds of PR initiatives. | MORE »

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Getting a Better Handle on Pay Scale in PR

Being able to acquire and retain the best and brightest talent in the industry is the competitive advantage. So, how do you get a handle on what to pay your junior employees, senior executives, and everyone in between? | MORE »

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PR Pros Need to Harness Growing Link Between Passion and ROI

When we are looking to monetize social media, our attention should turn to how we measure passion and its resulting impact.  | MORE »

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Big Data: The Most Powerful PR Tool That Communicators Are Not Using

In terms that will resonate with communications professionals, Big Data is really a lot like a giant survey, but better.  | MORE »

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Everything You Need to Know About IT Executives

In the last two decades the Internet and electronic communications have revolutionized the PR world. But, perhaps, some of the most profound changes still await PR pros and communicators. | MORE »

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