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Sharing Stories Is Job One

Oscar Suris, executive VP and head of corporate communications at Wells Fargo, talks about the importance of sharing stories, life in a post-banking crisis universe and what he does to unwind.

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Creating a Sense of Urgency for Communicators

Jump-starting a sense of urgency is vital, whether you want to initiate change or weather it. But urgency isn’t about speed. It’s about propulsion.

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Taco Bell’s ‘Blackout’ Offers New Paths for Digital Marketing

Call it disruptive or innovative—in the context of digital PR, the terms are relatively synonymous these days. Either way, the Taco Bell “blackout” serves as a compelling reminder that, as online communications become commoditized, PR pros are on the hook to create unusual campaigns that grab the attention of consumers and the media alike.

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PR, Marketing and Advertising Syncing Up

Stronger alignment among PR, marketing and advertising executives is one goal shared by brands and organizations, at least on paper. Despite the best of intentions, however, many PR, marketing and advertising pros have been stymied by a siloed business approach, senior managers who are reluctant to start collaborating on their media budgets or, in many cases, corporate inertia.

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How to…Find Influencers on Instagram

It is becoming increasingly difficult for brands to be heard amongst the (visual) clutter on Instagram. To break through, it’s important to focus on building authentic relationships.

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Always On

Millennials have an insatiable appetite for social media and mobile communications. But their elders are not too far behind when it comes to where they spend their time online.

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The Holidays Create New Ways to Connect with Audiences

Using social channels to communicate more directly with customers—and prevent any possible PR dust-ups—is just one way that brands and organizations can leverage the holidays to get their essential brand message out.

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Exec Coaching Can Boost Productivity

Coaching can help executives in all the areas that define leadership, including creating a vision, articulating values, building trust, acting courageously, inspiring and motivating followers and helping teams to achieve their goals.

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How to Enhance PR Via Long-Term Planning

If you prefer to live the plans others make for you, you won’t realize the full value of planning. However, if you want to shape your own destiny, you’ll benefit from planning.

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Live Wires

If you have ample budget, better to spread your dollars around to see which PR campaigns get the most traction on which social channels.

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