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Writer/Editor, PR News

15 Reasons to Be Thankful for Working in PR

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends relaxing, eating and, of course, giving thanks. And there is certainly much to be thankful for about working in PR. | MORE »

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Even Twitter’s CFO Has Trouble Using Twitter

Using Twitter can sometimes be confusing, and on Monday the company’s CFO proved it when he mistakenly tweeted publicly what was supposed to be a direct message, revealing plans to buy an unspecified company. | MORE »

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Thanksgiving Shopping: Brands Justify Opening/Closing for Black Friday

In the race to capitalize on the increasing commercialization of the holidays, Black Friday and Gray Thursday have sent more Americans to work on Thanksgiving in both early morning and late night store openings. | MORE »

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Computer Engineer Barbie Needs Men to Fix Her Computer Problems

The “I Can Be” series of Barbie dolls and books, which is designed to focus on female empowerment, is the latest Barbie product to spark outrage. | MORE »

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Infographic: Why Are People So Bad at Media Pitching?

Getting a mainstream media outlet to pay attention to your business comes down to your pitch, which increasingly—if not always—occurs via email. Ninety percent of the time it’s not your qualifications, your knowledge or your ability that will land your organization or client a great media placement. It’s your approach. | MORE »

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IBM’s New Email Service ‘Verse’ Learns and Predicts User Behavior

IBM latest entry into the software game, Verse, is a hybrid email/social media/file sharing service that gets the tech company into the scramble for control over office communications. | MORE »

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3 Tips for Improving Your Search Ranking on Google

Professional communicators in charge of digital walk a fine line between optimizing their Web pages for search and inviting Google’s wrath by attempting to game the system. Keep these three quick tips in mind when trying to improve your ranking on Google. | MORE »

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‘Facebook at Work’ Looks to Take Over Office Communications

According to a Financial Times report, “Facebook at Work” will put familiar Facebook functionality such as messages, groups and the News Feed to use for enterprises, helping employees collaborate better. | MORE »

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Dr. Oz, Bill Cosby Prove Twitter Is Still a Dangerous Game

Dr. Oz, the surgeon and television doctor who has been accused of backing weight loss product scams, is the latest celebrity to get slammed on Twitter after he posted a tweet asking the social network: “What is your biggest question for me?” and promising to respond to his favorites. | MORE »

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Find Your Inner Scorsese with 7 Basic Tips for Producing PR Videos

As video production moves to the core of marketing communications, there is a growing need for training PR people how to shoot and edit video because most people have never done it professionally. Here are 7 basic tools for producing PR videos. | MORE »

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