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Transitioning Journalists to the PR Business

In-house journalists increase the rate and quality of content production and can help PR strategists to get the right stories in the right places—a major boon for organizations of all stripes. | MORE »

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New Fundraising Strategy Post-Superstorm Sandy

In 2012, the donations for the Christmas Program were down significantly from previous years. So in November 2012, Nancy Marshall Communications (NMC) worked with the nonprofit to help with the marketing and PR efforts for its Christmas Program. | MORE »

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PR Revenue Increases, But Profitability Declines

The PR field is growing, but at a decidedly sluggish pace. Top-line revenue grew a total of just 1.6% in 2013 compared with 2012, according to an exclusive study conducted by SGP Worldwide.  | MORE »

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How To Use Certain Words and Avoid Others

If you’re churning out boring, jargon-filled releases day after day because that’s how it’s always been done, what value are you bringing to your company or your clients? You might as well delegate release writing to the interns. | MORE »

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When Your Actions Are the Message

Detroit’s financial emergency and trip through Chapter 9 bankruptcy have been more than 60 years in the making, so it is no surprise that the crisis management lifespan for this event is longer and more protracted than others. | MORE »

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Seeking an Evolved Model in Communications Leadership

The PR field has perhaps undergone more transformation in the past five years than in the previous two or three decades. Changes in the way content is produced, distributed and consumed have had a dramatic affect on marketing communications, from mobile to social media. But there may be an even more profound change afoot. | MORE »

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Target, NYT Offer Contrasts in Crises

The goal of any good crisis-communications plan is to find the balance between being authentic and taking responsibility if appropriate, and not being seen as the perpetrator of the crisis. | MORE »

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Survey: Mixed Bag on Pitching Via Social Media Channels

As the tectonic plates of PR continue to shift, there’s a growing onus on communicators to align their social platforms with their company’s overall financial goals. | MORE »

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Case Study: Trademark Cookies Sweeten Appeal for Hotel Chain

When DoubleTree in May 2012 rolled out a PR campaign to boost brand recognition, the hotel chain knew that its signature cookie was one way that consumers could recognize the company. | MORE »

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Carrying the Conversation

Exclusive study by Simply Measured finds that engagement levels for one of the top PR groups on LinkedIn have cooled down, but the volume of content has stayed relatively steady. | MORE »

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