Author Archives: Theresa Masnik

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Media Relations Lessons From the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling

Last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision to preserve Obamacare subsidies drew attention from national media in every corner of the country, as commentators and reporters had been speculating about the ruling and its potential fallout weeks before it came down. | MORE »

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Donald Trump: The Great Communicator?

Love him, hate him or ignore him, Donald Trump has his own unique style of public relations and persona shaping: Never apologize, never go on the defensive. As far as communications strategies go, it’s a bold one—but for him and for the Trump brand, it works. | MORE »

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Quality Videos Start With Sharp Listening Skills

Is your organization making its case using video? Do you have optimized video hitting all of the important points and telling your company story in a visually engaging way? | MORE »

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Periscope Pointers for Optimal Live Streaming

Brands are using Periscope to broadcast product launches, news updates, advocacy campaigns and internal events, keeping their audiences in sync with what’s happening at their organizations in a whole new way. | MORE »

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6 Instagram Hashtag Recommendations for Brands

While much has changed on Instagram since its launch in 2005, one thing that has remained constant is the platform’s use of hashtags—the all-important connectors that allow brands to tell their stories, associate themselves with trends and monitor campaigns. | MORE »

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How 5 Retail Brands Responded to #TakeItDown and Banned the Confederate Flag

Merchandise displaying the Confederate battle flag is swiftly being prohibited from sale by major retailers in what has turned into a nationwide movement sparked by the killing of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., last week. | MORE »

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Who Media Trained Brian Williams?

Brian Williams’ “apology” interview with Matt Lauer has been panned by most reviewers. If Williams’ goal was to prove that he is ready to be reinstated as the anchor on NBC Nightly News—now or in the future—he didn’t accomplish it. | MORE »

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Staying Ahead of the Communications Technology Tidal Wave

Almost everyone has a phone in his/her pocket with more power than the computer we used to get to the moon in the ’60s. And consumers assume that next-generation technology will be twice as good. This is democratized technology at a global scale. How do communicators manage in this environment? | MORE »

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How Visual Storytelling Makes Emotional Connections [Infographic]

Visual storytelling helps brands inspire and engage with their audiences better and faster than text-based messaging. The trajectory of social media has always been toward more visuals, and the platforms gaining the most popularity these days—Snapchat, Instagram and Periscope among them—are all based on sharing images and videos. | MORE »

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Instagram Lures Brands With New Desktop Site

This week, Instagram started to roll out a revamped version of its desktop site, indicating that its mobile-first personality may be changing. | MORE »

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