Stories by Steve Goldstein

Zappos Takes ‘Giving Back’ Literally With Dead-of-Night Gift Drop-Off in Hanover, N.H.

December 4th, 2015 by

Please visit your local mom-and-pop shops this holiday season. Go to that toy store that’s been around for 65 years and which just suffered another humiliating rent increase. Buy your wrapping paper at the greeting card store that’s hanging on by its fingernails and getting by on deeply felt smiles. OK, my commercial’s over. I’m … Continued

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11 Periscope Guidelines for Expert Live Broadcasting

December 2nd, 2015 by

By all accounts, live streaming is affordable, powerful and can be used in many contexts by a variety of organization types. You just need some expert guidance to get started as live streaming broadcaster.

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‘Who Needs Media Relations? I Can Reach My Audience via Social’ & Other Misperceptions

November 24th, 2015 by

Social media continues to muddy media relations. Should PR pros spend more time using social to communicate directly with their audience or should they reverse course and invest more time in traditional media outreach?

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PR News Survey: Two-Thirds of PR Pros Remain Unaware of Barcelona Principles

November 12th, 2015 by

Of the PR pros who responded to a PR News survey this month, only 34% said they know what the Barcelona Principles are.

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How to Get Your Press Releases Found in Google Searches—and Avoid SEO Penalties

November 11th, 2015 by

Useful, concise content that can have an impact on corporate efficiency and profits is valued by search engines, whether it’s in the form of a press release or news article.

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8 Billion Reasons Why Facebook’s ‘Building the Best Place to Watch Videos’

November 5th, 2015 by

The astronomical number of Facebook’s daily video views will lure brands, particularly as the company continues to develop new and engaging ways for them to put video ads in front of Facebook’s global users.

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A Social Media Checklist for Your Crisis Communications Plan

November 4th, 2015 by

In this excerpt from PR News’ Book of Crisis Management Strategies & Tactics, Vol. 8, Ann Marie van den Hurk lists six recommendations for integrating social media into every crisis scenario your brand or client might face.

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Katie Paine’s 5 Data Points You Need in Your PR Dashboard

October 22nd, 2015 by

Measurement Hall of Famer Katie Paine will expand on these data points at PR News’ Nov. 18 Measurement Conference in Chicago.

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14 Tweetable Tips From PR News’ Measurement Hall of Famers

October 15th, 2015 by

PR News Measurement Hall of Famers Linda Rutherford, Mark Weiner, Allyson Hugley and Pauline Draper-Watts share tweetable tips that can serve as a foundation for a successful measurement strategy.

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Facebook Testing a Dedicated Video Feed That Could Challenge YouTube

October 13th, 2015 by

In its announcement of this test—and other video-related tests it’s launched recently—Facebook hinted that its goal is for users to turn to Facebook first when they want to “discover the videos that matter to them.”