Author Archives: PR News

Communicators Begin to Wed Social Media to E-commerce

As social messaging matures and communicators get a better handle on aligning social platforms to their company’s financial goals, PR managers are increasingly adding a new wrinkle to their social media programs: E-commerce.  | MORE »

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Case Study: CITGO Kindle Program Helps Kids Turn the Page

To encourage students to stay in school, CITGO Petroleum partnered with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to launch the “Kindling Young Minds” program across six Houston high schools spanning three independent school districts (ISDs). | MORE »

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Media Consolidation Creates New Opportunities for PR Pros

As the tectonic plates of media continue to shift to online properties and social media platforms, traditional media outlets are trying to gobble up competitors and consolidate the assets. | MORE »

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Proving the Worth of PR by Measuring New Audiences

In order to tie PR to sales, we need to understand the processes by which PR’s outcome (audiences) becomes part of the sales process. | MORE »

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Model Behavior

C-suite managers who go it alone are probably going against the tide—at least when it comes to appealing to millennials, who think an inability to take advice from others shows weak leadership. | MORE »

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Using Media Elements to Rebrand Environmental Group

While the process of changing its name from World Land Trust-US to Rainforest Trust started last year, the idea of the name change had been knocking around the nonprofit since 2010. | MORE »

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Comcast Debacle Points Out Need for HR/PR Collaboration

The recent episode involving a Comcast customer service representative may be particularly cringe-worthy for communicators. | MORE »

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Melding with Millennials

For PR managers and directors who want to appeal to millennials, organization and stress management take a backseat to showing that your company takes initiative and motivates teams. | MORE »

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Case Study: University Prevents Tragedy, Shapes Its Own Narrative

“My roommate just pulled the fire alarm and he’s got a gun.” UCF Police received that harrowing 911 call from an on-campus resident at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla., shortly after midnight on Monday, March 18, 2013. | MORE »

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Stakes for PR Pros When Brands Get Into a Fight

When C-level managers dig in their heels and refuse to blink, PR pros need to think about the use of language as it relates to the conflict, perception and, perhaps most important, consumer sentiment. | MORE »

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