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5 Reasons Why Your SEO Strategy Isn’t Working

For all the planning, however, sometimes SEO strategies don’t work. With so many moving parts, it can be hard to determine exactly where you have gone wrong. So what can you do when you have done your SEO homework but still aren’t seeing the results you want? | MORE »

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3 Starting Points for Your Social Media Storytelling Strategy

Finding the stories that make your brand or organization interesting or different and optimizing them for the biggest possible impact on social media should be the primary priority when trying to reach your audience via social media. | MORE »

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6 Ways to Make Your Brand ‘Pop’ on Facebook

Facebook users can be prickly about how brands interact with them, and they’re likely to regard you with disdain if they feel like you’re invading their social space with blatant advertisements. Creating content for your brand that users actually want to see on Facebook therefore remains a primary challenge for PR pros. | MORE »

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Infographic: Who Is More Active on Social Media—Men or Women?

Savvy communicators know that being effective on social media is not about getting your message out on every available platform. Instead, a specific, targeted approach will make the best use of your teams’ time and help you avoid annoying your social media audience. | MORE »

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As Hewlett-Packard Announces It’s Splitting, Internal and External Messaging Are Key

Hewlett-Packard, one of the world’s most stalwart information technology corporations, announced Monday that it will be splitting into two separate entities in an effort to keep up with changes in the various industries that it operates in. | MORE »

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5 Keys to Perfecting the Art of Email Subject Lines

Knowing how to make your subject line both succinct and magnetic will give your pitch an edge right off the bat and help you cross the that first bridge with the media—getting them to open your message. | MORE »

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Derek Jeter’s ‘The Players’ Tribune’ to Offer First-Person Stories from Athletes

For professional communicators, especially those who work in the sports world, The Players’ Tribune offers yet another example of how the media are becoming more siloed and, at the same time, more open and direct. | MORE »

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Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seatbelt in June Crash

“Keep Tracy Morgan’s name out of headlines,” would be one of the more blameless strategies Walmart could have adopted. But on Monday, the company filed federal court papers claiming that Morgan’s injuries were caused by his failure to wear a seatbelt. | MORE »

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‘National Coffee Day’ Fuels Creative Marketing for Dunkin’, Starbucks and Others

If you encountered a longer-than-usual line at your local Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts or McDonalds today, you should at least have a free cup of coffee to show for it. Today is National Coffee Day, an unofficial holiday that many coffee chains are celebrating by giving away free cups of joe. | MORE »

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The ‘Facebook-Loses-Its-Coolness’ Narrative Continues, and Ello Looks to Take Its Place

There’s no telling if Ello—or any other social media network—will ever unseat Facebook in mainstream popularity. But pronouncements like Ello’s stand against data trafficking will certainly help its case, especially amongst jaded Facebook abandoners. | MORE »

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