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About Matthew Schwartz

Group Editor, PR News: Matthew Schwartz is group editor of PR News, the leading source of trends, how-to content and best practices for PR professionals. Matthew leads the editorial strategy for PR News’ premium content products—including its weekly newsletter—and for its digital presence. Matthew was editor of PR News from 2003-2005. Prior to returning to PR News, Matthew was a reporter for Crain’s BtoB and Media Business magazines, where he covered business marketers and media companies. He was also editor of BMA Buzz, a biweekly email newsletter covering B2B marketing, advertising and social media, and contributing writer to Advertising Age Custom. Matthew has helped to launch blogs on behalf of ZoomInfo and direct marketing agency The Kern Organization. He also spent a few years in cable-news precincts, working as a writer/producer at CNN and Fox News Channel.

How to Get Your Message Out Via Instagram

Our social media babies are growing up. Instagram celebrates its fourth birthday Monday. With that in mind, here are several tips on how to communicate your brand’s identify via Instagram | MORE »

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Sensational Stories Will Get Shared—And Also Get You in Trouble

If you add a lot of hype or, worse, are lose with the truth in your communications (either written or spoken) it might result in getting your brand or organization some exposure. But what happens when the information is questioned and, ultimately, shown to be false or embellished? | MORE »

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Don’t Let Your Social Channels Stifle Opinion

How much do you listen to your constituents via social channels? Be honest. A recently released Pew report should worry communicators who are tasked with cultivating a dialogue with, customers, prospects and other stakeholders, particularly via social channels. Pegged to Edward Snowden’s 2013 revelations of widespread government surveillance of Americans’ phone and email records, the survey […] | MORE »

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3 Tips for Winning the Facebook News Feed Battle

It seems like a hardly a day goes by that Facebook isn’t making one change that impacts PR pros. One of the biggest changes that continue to have repercussions for communicators was back in March, when Facebook started to slash organic reach for brand pages. | MORE »

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#X Marks the Spot for AT&T Campaign Against Texting While Driving

AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign demonstrates that—for brands that want to be associated with safety and sound thinking—a one-shot deal won’t suffice.  | MORE »

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Recruiting the ‘Richmeister’ as Pitchman Backfires on State Farm

State Farm, which promotes immunizations awareness as a way of preventing the spread of viral diseases, probably should have been aware of Rob Schneider’s stance on vaccinations before they launched the ad campaign. | MORE »

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4 Questions That Lead to a Successful SEO Strategy

Before you get into the nitty-gritty of SEO, there are some fundamental questions that PR pros need to ask themselves. | MORE »

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Management Control Seems to be Slipping as NFL Crises Accelerate

It’s getting worse. The various scandals now engulfing the National Football League are showing no signs of letting up. The league’s reactions to the scandals have been all over the map, and the damage to the heralded brand is exacting a serious toll. | MORE »

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2014 Platinum PR Awards: Press Release

Winner: USANA Health Sciences – The Best Kept Secret of Elite Athletes USANA Health Sciences, which provides health and nutrition services, wanted to get the word out about the 600-plus athletes who choose USANA supplements. … | MORE »

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2014 Platinum PR Awards: PR Firm of the Year (Billings Above $10M)

Co-Winner: MWW – Making MWW Matter More  “Matter More” is the guiding philosophy of MWW. The East Rutherford, New Jersey-based agency is considered one of the nation’s top midsize PR firms, with a stable of … | MORE »

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