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CSI-The Biz-Ness of Giving Back

October 16th, 2012 by

I have to admit, ever since I began covering Corporate Social Responsibility issues close to three years ago when I started as editor of PR News, I’ve been somewhat skeptical. I questioned whether organizations really give back, help their own commun…

PBS PR Flies High Through Big Bird Story

October 10th, 2012 by

After last week’s presidential debate, Big Bird was big. I mean really big. Perhaps bigger than he’s been in a long time. After Republican challenger Mitt Romney told the world that Sesame Street‘s famed character would likely be kill…

Don’t Do It! 7 Cardinal Mistakes of Event Attendees

October 8th, 2012 by

Event season is upon us and there’s no better time to catch up on Facebook, respond to old emails and make some Amazon purchases, right? Of course not.  But in this age of short attention spans and social media consumption, the term “face to face …

The Big Blur Theory: PR’s New Role Will Be a Wondrous Fusion

October 5th, 2012 by

You’re in PR, but you’re really in Customer Service.  And in Human Resources.  Add to that Marketing and Investor Relations. Oh, you’re also in Sales.  Welcome to the new PR, where the lines are blurry and your role is no longer boxed in a…

Can Positive PR Save the Susan G. Komen Foundation?

October 1st, 2012 by

October is breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all eyes will be on the Susan G. Komen Foundation to see if they can get back to the business of raising money for breast cancer research and out of the business of digging itself out of a massive public re…

New Myspace Has the Perfect Celebrity Spokesman

September 28th, 2012 by

How do you bring an old social media brand back from the dead? That’s the challenge for the new owners of Myspace, the once-popular and pioneering social media platform that hit its stride in the mid-2000s, but flamed out thanks to an upstart social …

Paying it Forward by Taking Mentoring to the Sponsorship Level

September 28th, 2012 by

Many of us were told when we were young to not always take credit for a job well done; to deflect and practice humility.  Don’t put your name in bold letters next to a project. It’s good advice, but has it impaired women’s ability to break throu…

Lessons from the Olympics-The Numbers Speak For Themselves

September 27th, 2012 by

While athletes from around the world were putting their skills to the test in London this summer, the research teams assembled by NBC made an Olympian effort of their own. Leading up to the Games, NBC’s research teams created a survey that would poll…

Do it First: The First 5 Minutes of Your Work Day

September 24th, 2012 by

At my middle school son’s open house last week where we met the teachers and heard about their teaching philosophies, I noticed a trend that just might be applicable to us adults. When the students walk into the classroom every day, they immediat…

AT&T’s CSR Efforts Lack One Strong Texting Message

September 20th, 2012 by

When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), words are great, but actions are what people remember. The best CSR campaigns are the ones that put companies in the most favorable light, actually make a difference and improve employee morale. T…