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Rebranding One of the Oldest Professions: How PR Made Actuaries Relevant to the Modern Corporation

Company: Society of Actuaries Agency: GolinHarris Timeframe: April 2006-present Much conjecture has been put forth about which industries stand to make bank off the financial hardships of others—foreclosure attorneys, generic food brands, default mortgage services, … | MORE »

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BEST PRACTICES FOR LAUNCHING AN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

Drawing on the resounding success of the Wolf Trap Foundation/Booz Allen Hamilton team’s environmental stewardship campaign, Booz Allen associate Katrina Tavanlar offers the following best practices to communications professionals attempting similar initiatives: • Seek active … | MORE »

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Case Study: A Corporate-Nonprofit Partnership Marries Environmental Awareness with Performing Arts

Nonprofit: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Corporate Partner: Booz Allen Hamilton Timeframe: 2007-ongoing Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has a long history of eco-friendliness, supported largely by its partnership with the … | MORE »

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HOW TO FACILITATE EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION

For a campaign like “Science Matters!”, which was executed by Discovery Education, the Science Channel and Comcast, collaboration among all partners involved is critical to success. To facilitate this collaboration, Kelly Kane, director of marketing … | MORE »

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Case Study: A Three-Way Collaboration Ensures the Future of Science by Targeting Middle School Students

Companies: Discovery Education, Science Channel and Comcast Timeframe: 2007-2008 Once the excitement of elementary school science projects, complete with erupting clay volcanoes and rubber-band race cars, wears off, many students lose interest in science, unable … | MORE »

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Discovery Education: Doubling the Fun with a Product Launch

Based on the success of the “Science Matters!” campaign alone, Discovery Communications would be considered a leader in public affairs and communications efforts, but the company never stops raising the bar: In June 2008, Discovery … | MORE »

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Putting Customers at the Center of Charter’s Brand Experience

Customers were the focal point of Charter Communications ’ campaign surrounding the digital transition, but this stakeholder group is front and center in the company’s other marketing/communications initiatives as well. Case in point: When Joe … | MORE »

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Food for Thought: Integrating Marketing & Public Relations

When PR and marketing go hand-in-hand, as they did for NBC Universal/Bravo’s “Top Chef: The Tour 2,” all teams involved maintain a delicate balance between the needs of the advertisers/sponsors and the interests of the … | MORE »

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Case Study: Bravo/NBC Universal Execs Cook Up an Integrated Marketing Campaign Fit for a Top Chef

Company: Bravo and NBC Universal Timeframe: March-June 2009 NBC Universal/Bravo’s Top Chef was a hit with audiences from the moment it first aired, way back in the pop culture stone age of 2006. Its delicate … | MORE »

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Wrestle Mania: LESSONS LEARNED

According to Gary Davis, vice president of global public affairs for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), the 2008 “Smackdown Your Vote!” campaign taught the team two important lessons about executing communications campaigns. • The programs in … | MORE »

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