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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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Communicating Bad News: How Microsoft’s CEO Announced Massive Layoffs

Delivering bad news to your company—especially news as bad as Microsoft’s impending layoffs—is never easy. How can you best communicate this type of news to your company? | MORE »

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Comcast’s Horrific Example of ‘Customer Service’ Prompts an Apology

Comcast is currently getting a thorough lambasting after a recording of a terrible customer service call was uploaded to SoundCloud. It certainly won’t help negative public perception of the brand. | MORE »

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6 Reasons Why Your Site Is Not Ranking on Search Engines

For all the planning, sometimes SEO strategies don’t work. What can you do when you have done your SEO homework but still aren’t seeing the results you’re looking for? | MORE »

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Infographic: Learning from the Most Socially Engaged Companies on LinkedIn

Creating a strong bond with your audience comes only after your organization establishes a strong relationship with its employees. | MORE »

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Why Did George Clooney Engage the Daily Mail?

Clooney’s public lambasting of a news source that many already regard as untrustworthy is surprising. But his decision to take action and set the facts straight provides an example of how the target of a negative story can fight back against irresponsible journalism—and win. | MORE »

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How a Frontier Airlines Pilot Used Pizza to Create Goodwill for His Brand

Gerhard Bradner, a Frontier Airlines pilot whose Denver-bound plane was diverted to Cheyenne because of a storm, ordered about 50 pizzas to feed the nearly 160 passengers on his plane during the delay. | MORE »

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