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Why AVEs Persist as a Metric—and What to Do About It

February 29th, 2016 by

Of late, it seems that there are more debates happening around Advertising Value Equivalents (AVE) (aka Assessment by Voodoo Economics) than about the 2016 election.

Data Shows Paid Posts Should Be Part of Your Multi-Step Social Media Effort

February 29th, 2016 by

Those who think social media is an easy way to attract a crowd likely have never attempted to mount a digital PR campaign.

Ditching PPT: How to Give Great PR Presentations Without Slides

February 29th, 2016 by

Most of us in PR have become accustomed to using slides for most or all of our presentations. But do we now rely on slides too much?

How to Make Your Team’s Brainstorming More Effective

February 29th, 2016 by

PR and communication agencies are known for brainstorming with their employees to spark creative concepts—ideas that take shape as clever campaigns, strategies, taglines or other essential messages.

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How to Monitor Competitive Intelligence to Drive Your PR Strategy

February 22nd, 2016 by

When used in the context of PR, however, spying is neither clandestine nor is subterfuge necessary.

Newton’s Law: When Communicating Bad News, Don’t Let Your Response Become the Story

February 15th, 2016 by

On some level, you can forgive Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for his behavior during the post-Super Bowl 50 press conference two Sundays ago.

6 Steps to Help Coordinate a Crisis Response in a Large Corporation

February 8th, 2016 by

The most successful crisis response plans deliver all the best attributes of an involuntary reflex.

Tips and Tricks to Use Facebook’s New Live Video Feature to Boost Brand Engagement

February 8th, 2016 by

Akin to Periscope, Facebook Live allows users to broadcast events in real time.

6 Tips to Gain Employee and Stakeholder Buy-In for CSR Success

February 8th, 2016 by

Being a CSR practitioner today is more challenging than ever.

A Job for Communicators: Just 47% of Workers Receive Diversity Training

February 8th, 2016 by

Taft & Partners considered how diversity is being communicated in workplaces and homes, and to explore what employees encounter on the job.