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Native Ads Emerge as a Storytelling Tool, And PR Pros Refine Their Skills

This summer The New Yorker started to experiment with sponsored content, or what is commonly referred to as native advertising; The magazine’s website, for example, now includes a native ad from IBM | MORE »

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How To Improve Finances by Adding a CFO

A PR agency needs a strong financial leader to maximize its potential profitability. Yet the majority of PR agency CEOs are not financially savvy, no matter how creative and brilliant they are at what they do | MORE »

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Case Study: Nikon 1 Uses Celebrities and Consumers in a Facebook Photo-Sharing Campaign Designed to Expand its Market

Nikon 1 was ready for its close-up. The latest camera line from Nikon debuted in late 2011, accompanied by a TV ad campaign featuring Ashton Kutcher, while the camera landed on store shelves soon after.  | MORE »

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What Millennials Can Learn From Graybeards

Studies have portrayed Millennials as confident and tolerant, but also narcissistic and having a feeling of entitlement.  | MORE »

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The Rise of Online Video Provides A New Channel for Your CSR Story Sharper Lens

For companies that want to convey the impact of their corporate citizenship efforts—whether measured in sustainability initiatives, volunteer hours or dollars; online video can be among the most engaging | MORE »

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Ability to Sustain The Message at Heart of Tumblr’s Growing Appeal

When the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in August rolled out a Tumblr blog about the work of the nation’s intelligence community, it was just the latest in a growing list of U.S. government blogs on Tumblr. The feds now have more than 30 Tumblr blogs, including blogs for the Defense Department and the Internal Revenue Service, according to The New York Times. | MORE »

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Noise Level No Excuse For Poor Pitching Skills

“You couldn’t pay me enough to get back into pitching again. There’s just way too much noise out there—it’s too hard to break through,” said a former colleague of mine, who left PR for blogging a few years back. | MORE »

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Conquering Social Media Starts With Buy In From C-Level Executives

Two high-profile B2B CEOs became unlikely cohorts in Twitter’ s 2013 freshman class: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and activist investor, Carl Icahn. | MORE »

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Digital Marketing a Mixed Bag Across Many Industries; Brands Lack Confidence in Multichannel Marketing ROI

A recent Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on digital marketing preference has one overriding conclusion: Consumers want different things from brands in different industries. | MORE »

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Case Study: Taco Bell’s New Recipe for Social Media Engagement: Look, Listen and Whip Up Some Dialogue With Fans

In 2012, Taco Bell had more than 7 million Facebook fans, all of them garnered via organic growth. For many brands this would be more than adequate; in fact, for several brands the number is unimaginable.  | MORE »

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