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The Digital/Social War Room Gains Steam

January 15th, 2013 by

Who can forget the photo of President Obama and prominent members of his administration anxiously watching monitors while the assault on Osama Bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan went on in real-time. Now it seems that brands are having their own &#8…

Flu Epidemic Highlights Messaging Mojo of CDC

January 11th, 2013 by

Flu season is upon us, and in a big way. Today the story broke that flu-related deaths have now reached the “epidemic” level. With two small kids, that’s a worry to me. Then I began reading what the Centers for Disease Control and Pre…

For PR Pros, More Stress Means Added Responsibilities

January 9th, 2013 by

A new survey was released earlier this week saying that PR is the fifth most stressful career path, up from seventh in 2012. To anyone remotely patched into the PR field, this is not exactly earth-shattering news and should be welcomed rather than frow…

13 for ’13: A Baker’s Dozen of PR To-Do’s

January 7th, 2013 by

Now that your personal New Year’s Resolutions are sealed, it’s time to think about what sort of impact you plan to make this year for your company, your stakeholders and, just as importantly, for yourself. To help, I’ve compiled 13 action items, …

New Year’s Resolutions that PR Pros can Actually Keep

January 2nd, 2013 by

Let’s face it. New Year’s Resolutions more often than not don’t quite work out. Such resolutions (finish Robert Caro’s latest tome on Lyndon Baines Johnson or hit the gym more frequently) may last a few weeks or months into the New Year, but th…

Toyota’s Reputation Still Needs Repairing After $1 Billion Settlement

December 28th, 2012 by

In 2009 and 2010 Toyota faced a doozy of a crisis when some customers reported that the cat company’s vehicles were accelerating without warning, causing accidents, injuries and deaths. The accusations sent Toyota’s sales reeling, while its rep…

Netflix Streaming Snafu Highlights Friend-Foe Relationships

December 26th, 2012 by

Christmas Eve 2012 was not an enjoyable one for Netflix, the popular streaming video service. That night, customers across Canada, Latin America and the U.S. hit snags in streaming the company’s movies and TV shows into their homes—via various devi…

PR Lessons Learned: Greatest Hits of 2012

December 19th, 2012 by

As PR News readers know, we’re big on lessons learned. Many of these PR lessons result in tried and true tactics, like “measure everything” and “listen to your target audiences.” Because 2012 is drawing to a close, I&#8217…

What’s Your Sentence?

December 18th, 2012 by

The story goes that journalist Clare Booth Luce once asked President John F Kennedy what his one sentence was, that a “great man is a sentence”. Concerned that Kennedy was more “a paragraph” than a sentence, Booth (one of the first females to s…

Research Without Insight Is Just Trivia—and Causes Nightmares

December 14th, 2012 by

PR pros who are serious about measurement are flooded in data. They’re swimming in it. Sometimes they contract with measurement and monitoring companies, which provide them with bucketloads of data. They may also be getting data from in-house mar…