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Protecting the Critters and Promoting Brands Humanely

Key to working with an animal-related brand is maintaining a sanctified reputation when it comes to the treatment of animals. To establish this reputation, Grand Central Marketing turned to the American Humane Association, an advocate for the humane treatment of animals for 70 years. | MORE »

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Social Explosion

A survey of digital platform usage from Arbitron and Edison Research finds that the percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking Web sites has reached 48% of the population in 2010, double the level from two years ago | MORE »

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Indecent Proposals: 10 Worst Questions Asked on an RFP

According to Tom Searcy, founder of the sales consultancy Hunt Big Sales, most RFPs could be written much better. Here’s 10 questions to avoid using. | MORE »

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Media Execs Optimistic

A Booz & Company study shows that despite falling revenues in traditional media companies, most industry executives are optimistic about their financial prospects. | MORE »

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Consumers Connect With Online Ads

According to data from the Nielsen Company and Microsoft, video ads shown during full-episode online TV shows yield deeper brand impact than corresponding on-air TV ads. | MORE »

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Video Viewing Up

According to a comScore survey of online video viewing, the number of videos delivered online in February decreased, but viewership overall increased. | MORE »

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Mobile Behavior Depends on Demo

Merkle’s study of online consumers’ mobile behavior across demographics concluded that younger people and men have the most access to the mobile Internet. | MORE »

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Branding Turnoffs

Adweek Media/Harris asks consumers what turns them off to brands, negative impressions affect consumers’ buying decisions more in higher income and education brackets. | MORE »

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Tchotchkes For Journos: Media Hit or The Perfect Re-Gift?

As part of the intensive media outreach to build awareness of online coupon site RetailMeNot.com, Schwartz Communications deployed an established PR tactic—sending a gift to the desks of tier-one journalists and Web producers. The Holiday … | MORE »

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Public Expects Biz to Support Health

According to an Edelman survey, health is catching up with “green” as a key CSR issue—73% of respondents said that protecting public health is just as important as protecting the environment. | MORE »

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