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TD Bank Crafts Viral Success with Personalized ATM

As part of its #TDThanks campaign, TD Bank installed “Automated Thanking Machines,” modified ATMs designed to give unsuspecting customers personalized gifts, in branches across Canada. A video of surprised customers gained close to 3.5 million views in under a week. | MORE »

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4 Tips for Telling Your CSR Story Without Bragging Too Much

The line between self-effacement and self-promotion on social media is razor thin, and consumers will ignore companies that they think are using it just to toot their own horns. | MORE »

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Coca-Cola Hopes Social Media Can Help Sell Soda

Coca-Cola announced an effort to start conversations about its brand this week, introducing its Tweet A Coke program which invites Twitter users to send $5 Cokes to friends via the micromessaging service. | MORE »

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3 Writing Tips for Successful Content Marketing

Many brands have an army of subject matter experts ready to wax eloquent on the topics they deal with every day. What’s critical, however, is the way in which the topics are discussed, how the story is both conceived and told. | MORE »

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3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a PR Measurement Partner

If you are not an expert yourself, it’s recommended that you align with strategic partners, firms and/or resources that specialize in PR measurement. | MORE »

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Frito-Lay Crowdsources Potato Chip Flavors, But One Detail Might be a Buzzkill

Frito-Lay CFO Hugh Johnston told the AP that the new flavors are more profitable for the company because they put “maybe an ounce or two less” chips in the special bags but charge the same price as a standard bag. | MORE »

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Stephen Colbert Generates Positive PR for Authors—and Himself—in Hachette-Amazon Dispute

Two debut Hachette authors are enjoying the “Colbert bump,” a phenomenon already known in the publishing world whereby books written by authors who appear on “The Colbert Report” see an increase in sales. | MORE »

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Google-funded Bus Provides Mobile Showers for Homeless in San Francisco

Thanks in part to a $100,000 grant from Google, an organization called Lava Mae fitted a former public-transit bus with two full private bathrooms, offering hot showers and clean toilets. | MORE »

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5 Steps to Creating Inspirational—Not Promotional—Content

Brands are scrambling to adopt the longtime model of traditional publishers—know your audiences, provide them with highly relevant content and build a platform that can deliver the content in unique and efficient ways. | MORE »

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6 Tips for Creating Impactful Twitter Campaigns

Overstating the importance of a good Twitter presence is hard to do. With an active user base larger than most countries, it’s important that every brand—from the social media savvy to the tech newbies—have a … | MORE »

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