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The Ice Bucket Challenge: PR Takeaways From a Sensation

Nearly a month after it started, the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to be all the rage. A nationwide phenomenon, the challenge offers PR pros key lessons on how to leverage support for cause-related marketing and harness the overall message. | MORE »

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When a Crisis Eats Your Credibility

DeMoulas Market Basket, Amazon and Hachette fare poorly in their handling of PR crises. | MORE »

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Reeling in the Eyeballs

Consumers consider brand video the preferred way for marketers to share information, per a new study. Yet despite the high demand, most companies say video is not a top priority (excluding ads). | MORE »

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Measure for Measure: Tracking Social Media ROI

No longer at the margins of communications, social media has moved to the epicenter of PR and marketing. The rub for PR managers is how to monetize their social platforms and convince C-level managers that Facebook, Twitter et al. can add to the company’s top and bottom lines. | MORE »

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When You’re Always On, You’re Off the Mark

If our PR teams are always on, they’re going to be off. In creative capacity. In making smart decisions. In experiencing the world around them. In sharpening the focus. | MORE »

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PR Effort Looks to Put a Stop to Texting While Driving

Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing’s “Talk, Text, Crash” public education campaign for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was designed to reverse the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries tied to distracted driving. | MORE »

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Delivering a Killer Presentation, By the Numbers

Most of us fear presenting or speaking in public. No one is a born speaker. It takes discipline, practice and good habits to channel your nerves.  | MORE »

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Map Out Your Messaging Strategies in a Changing Culture

Whether it’s women breaking the glass ceiling (in an industry dominated by men), gay marriage, income inequality or immigration reform, several societal and cultural issues are starting to come to the fore.
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The 8 Essentials of ‘Brand Security’

When we think of “brand security,” we often think in terms of information technology, software and solutions that are done by “somebody else.” This thinking is actually incorrect. In fact, it is incumbent upon communicators to learn how to improve the security of their brand.
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Communicators Begin to Wed Social Media to E-commerce

As social messaging matures and communicators get a better handle on aligning social platforms to their company’s financial goals, PR managers are increasingly adding a new wrinkle to their social media programs: E-commerce.  | MORE »

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