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About Steve Goldstein

Steve Goldstein is editorial director of events for Access Intelligence’s PR News brand, which encompasses premium, how-to content, data and competitive intelligence for public relations professionals; PR News Online; PR News conferences, webinars and awards programs; and PR News guidebooks. Previously at AI Steve was editorial director of min, min ’s b2b and minonline as well as managing editor of CableFAX: The Magazine and CableWorld. Before joining Access Intelligence, he was executive editor of World Screen News, and editor of Film/Tape World, which covered film, television and commercial production in the San Francisco Bay Area.

2014 PR News Hall of Fame: Jody Powell

Jody Powell, Co-Founder, Powell Tate As President Jimmy Carter’s press secretary in the 1970s, Jody Powell’s communications skills were forged in the crossfire of warring political parties and unrelenting media scrutiny. As the New York … | MORE »

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7 Ways to Think Like a CEO on Social Media

Tying social media to business outcomes can be as much fun for PR and marketing professionals as being stuck in traffic on your way to the airport. It can be an unpleasant fact of life. … | MORE »

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Infographic: How Do PR Pros Use Social Listening Data?

In a PR News/Business Wire survey, 26% of professional communicators said that social media monitoring has “not yet” had an obvious impact on their companies.  | MORE »

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11 Media Pitching Tips for PR Pros

Working journalists typically say they delete 20 email pitches at a time with nary a glance at the subject lines. To help you move the odds a bit more in your favor, Tracy Schario, communications officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts, and a presenter at PR News’ Dec. 11 Media Relations Conference in Washington, D.C., offers some advice to help you connect with the journalists who matter in your market. | MORE »

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Laundry Detergent Pod Makers Caught in Tumultuous Spin Cycle

Debates about responsibility are beside the point right now for the laundry detergent manufacturers. Before a groundswell of public opinion rises demanding that the products be taken off the shelves, real plans to reconsider packaging and labeling will have to be announced—and soon.  | MORE »

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Memo to PR Team—We Want Our Own #alexfromtarget

The nation’s focus has been on the stress and anger of the midterm elections—a perfect time for a sweet and empty antidote like #alexfromtarget. | MORE »

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Tim Cook Outs Apple as an ‘Advocate for Human Rights and Equality’

With his public acknowledgement in a self-penned Businessweek article that he’s gay, Tim Cook may be setting the stage for a different kind of innovation from Apple—one centered on human rights. | MORE »

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4 Ways to Write and Manage Your PR Content With Google in Mind

Only if you create content with Google’s search algorithm in mind as the first processor of your content can you reach human beings on the other side of your screen. | MORE »

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Pre-Halloween Infographic: Skittles Tops List of Most Influential Candy Brands on Twitter

If you want to make your home the No. 1 destination in your neighborhood this Halloween, then load up on Skittles. According to social analytics provider StatSocial, the Mars Inc.-owned treat is the most influential candy brand on Twitter. | MORE »

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19 Ways Public Speakers Can Lose Their Audience

Your content in a public presentation or speech can be just good enough, but your style has to be great if you want to make a powerful impact. | MORE »

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