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New Job at Google for duBrowa, CMO Mendenhall Leaves IBM and AMEC Seeks New CEO

April 10th, 2018 by

As we went to press Tuesday a slew of top-flight communications and marketing positions changed hands. The biggest was the move of Salesforce’s CCO Corey duBrowa to Google.

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PR Leaders’ Roundtable: How to Create a Culture of Inclusion and Communicate Successes

April 10th, 2018 by

A memo from Nike’s HR chief admitted the company has failed to promote enough women and people of color to VP offices and above. This prompted us to assemble a roundtable of communicators to discuss inclusion, diversity and communicators’ role in building a culture of inclusion.

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2018 Social Media Awards Finalists Announced by PR News

March 27th, 2018 by

The world’s largest unboxing broadcast live on Facebook, a luxury hotel chain sharing its service values on Twitter, pancreatic cancer awareness spread through Instagram: these are just a few of the worthy social media campaigns spotlighted by the 2018 PR News’ Social Media Awards finalists. The winners of PR News’ Social Media Awards—which showcase the top social media campaigns and honor the individuals behind their success—are announced at an annual luncheon in New York City. This year, PR News’ Social Media Awards Luncheon will be held May 23, 2018 at The Yale Club.

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12 Twitter Moments to Remember

March 21st, 2018 by

March 21 marked 12 years since the first tweet appeared on Twitter. It’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the platform’s successes—as well as its shortcomings—over the last dozen years.

The social media platform can be a double-edged sword for users. While Twitter has been heralded as a powerful tool for spreading awareness around important causes, it has also been the vehicle for millions of fake news-spouting accounts. To mark Twitter’s 12 years in operation, here are 12 defining moments in the platform’s history.

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PR News Announces Winners of 2018 CSR & Nonprofit Awards

March 20th, 2018 by

At PR News’ 2018 CSR & Nonprofit Awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., honorees inspired their peers not just with their accomplishments but with their takeaways from their winning campaigns—making the event a learning experience as well as a celebration.

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2018 Nonprofit Awards Finalists Announced by PR News

February 20th, 2018 by

Hunger prevention, hurricane relief, academic scholarships: These are just a few of the worthy causes spotlighted by the 2018 PR News’ Nonprofit Awards finalists. The awards—which benchmark and celebrate the past year’s top nonprofit communications campaigns and the storytellers behind them—will be announced, along with the winners of PR News’ CSR Awards, at a luncheon March 20, 2018 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Brands Urged to Speak Out on Important Issues but Also Treat Employees Well

February 20th, 2018 by

APCO spent 6 months asking 1,000 of what it called “hyper-aware and influential U.S. consumers” how much credence they put in corporate social responsibility. As you might expect, 90% of those surveyed said it was highly important. One of the more interesting takeaways is that the public judges a company’s social goodness by how well it treats employees.

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Four Seasons Hotels Grew Consumer Engagement 54% Despite 25% Decline in Content Posted

February 20th, 2018 by

Is it a trend? After several weeks of reporting 2017 data from several sectors we think so. B2B and B2C brands are posting fewer pieces of social media content yet piling up more consumer engagement actions. This week we look at the hotel sector in 2017 and sure enough, it’s grabbing engagement with fewer pieces of content. The Four Seasons leads the way.

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PR News Announces 2018 CSR Awards Finalists

February 14th, 2018 by

Each year, PR News honors the top corporate social responsibility campaigns—and the brands and communicators behind them—at its CSR & Nonprofit Awards Luncheon at Washington, D.C.’s historic National Press Club. From environmental protection to disaster relief to gender equality, these campaigns and communicators have enacted positive change that will be felt for years to come.

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Getting Old: Facebook’s User Totals Still Impress, Yet Youngsters Aren’t Powering Its Growth

February 13th, 2018 by

It’s dangerous to take anything out of context, particularly data. Facebook’s user numbers are gargantuan and are continuing to grow modestly. Still, digging down, you’ll find older people fueling its growth and younger folks departing or not visiting the social channel at all.