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Snapchat Introduces ‘Discover’ Storytelling Platform for Brands and Media Partners

Snapchat’s “Discover” is a new feature which gives brands and media companies the opportunity to publish content on the app. It’s the biggest change to the platform since its introduction in 2011, and it’s a welcomed one for PR and communications pros. | MORE »

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Twitter Launches Group Direct Messages and Video Capture & Editing

In a serendipitous moment for Twitter, the microblogging site announced two new features—group direct messages and native video sharing—on Tuesday as Facebook and Instagram fended off reports that hackers had infiltrated their systems after their services were knocked offline for parts of Monday night. | MORE »

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As ‘Deflategate’ Unfolds, Patriots Enter Full-On Damage Control

The New England Patriots could not make ‘Deflategate,’ the still-developing story about the team using deflated footballs during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game go away. Watching how the Patriots handle full-on damage control mode should provide professional communicators with some key crisis communications lessons. | MORE »

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Facebook Cracking Down on Fake News and Hoaxes

On Tuesday, Facebook announced an effort to clamp down on “hoaxes” and fake news stories, which are known to spread rapidly through the network’s more than 1 billion users. What does this mean for PR and communications professionals? | MORE »

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7 Ways You Can Write a State of the Union-Worthy Speech

Tonight, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address in front of Congress. With millions watching, it’s an unprecedented PR opportunity for the president. Here are seven tips for making sure that when it’s your turn to give an important speech, you’ll have a good script in hand. | MORE »

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8 Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes on Communication and Leadership

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known as one of history’s best communicators. In his writing, he employed a rich feast or oratorical strategies and stylistic devices, and he displayed a command of grammar and a comprehensive understanding of how to organize a speech for maximum impact. Here are some of his most memorable remarks on communication and leadership. | MORE »

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5 SEO Tips to Help Your Content Stand Out from the Competition

Crafting great digital content is only half the battle. You also have to make sure that people who may be looking for your content can find it, and the best way to do that is through SEO. | MORE »

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4 Social Media Highlights from Oregon and Ohio’s College Football National Championship

The College Football Playoff National Championship game set social media off, with hashtags #NationalChampions and #OREvsOSU dominating through the night and into this morning. Celebrities and athletes from all over used social media to express their support for their favorite team. Of course, brands got involved as well. | MORE »

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4 Must-Have Components of Successful Cause-Related Programs

Social impact programs are strategic investments that can successfully communicate what a brand stands for and help drive positive societal impact. Before you launch your next cause-related program, make sure you have these 4 critical components in place. | MORE »

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You’ll Soon be Able to Upload Video Directly to Twitter

Video is probably the best way to catch and keep an online audience’s attention. In the coming weeks, Twitter is making a move to boost video—and the high engagement associated with it—by allowing users to shoot, edit and post videos directly within its platform. | MORE »

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