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From a Search Tools Provider to a Big-Data Innovator

The challenge: getting a wider swath of businesses to expand their ideas about search technology and its benefits to the Big Data challenge, thus “pivoting” LucidWorks from a niche player to an enterprise IT provider. | MORE »

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Songs in the Key of Social Media

PR News asked social media analytics company Simply Measured to take a snapshot of the top keywords trafficked by social media influencers. Out of nearly 93,000 posts, the keyword “social” came out on top, followed by derivations of “social media.” | MORE »

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How To Avoid an On-Camera Meltdown

A live encounter, by its very nature, is based on the unpredictable. If real estate’s rule is location, location, location, the media interview rule is preparation, preparation, preparation. | MORE »

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No Measurement Consistency by PR Pros

Ninety-five percent of respondents are currently measuring their PR efforts, including social media. That’s the good news. The bad news? PR folks are measuring the wrong channels. | MORE »

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Four Years Later, Little Traction for Barcelona Principles

There’s still a lot of work to be done in educating communicators about the principles and in convincing brands and organizations to adopt new standards stemming from the document. | MORE »

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Measurement Is Critical to PR. ‘Vanity Metrics’ Are Not.

The Web, which is predicated on analytics, has enabled PR execs to get more comfortable playing the numbers game and, perhaps more important, giving meaning to the numbers as they relate to corporate goals and financial objectives. | MORE »

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Anatomy of a PR Business Win

New business is the lifeblood of any communications agency. While the added income an agency can generate from existing clients is the best and most profitable type, obtaining new clients is critical, because there’s generally a limit to how much additional income even the most satisfied clients will give its agency in a given year. | MORE »

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How To Enhance Crisis Management Efforts

The International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC), better known as “The Miami Conference,” gathers academics and PR professionals for three intense days that offer the opportunity to hear more than 100 research papers presented by the world’s leading thinkers in public relations. | MORE »

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Rough Financial Patch for PR Agencies

It’s not pretty earnings-wise for PR agencies right now. Operating profit this year fell to an average of 16.1%, from 18.8% last year, according to an exclusive report produced by StevensGouldPincus on behalf of PR News. | MORE »

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PR Campaign Puts British Columbia on the Map in Two Major Markets

British Columbia has long been a hot spot for tourists throughout the world, but local tourism officials wanted to boost BC’s appeal to consumers in two of their key markets. | MORE »

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