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Integrity Critical in Owned Media Era

While many brands have invested heavily in owned-media, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns for PR teams looking to own the mantle of official corporate storytellers. | MORE »

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Content Marketing Grapples With Growing Pains

The growing challenge of how to develop (and sustain) content marketing programs was cast into the spotlight earlier this month when Verizon Wireless shuttered its Web publication, SugarString, a little more than two months after its debut. | MORE »

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What Happens When All Trust Is Lost

While all organizations need some level of public trust in order to continue to operate, the American Red Cross and Uber are dealing with severe issues regarding trust and reputation. | MORE »

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A New Lead

PR pros must be excellent storytellers. Today that means tailoring material for a variety of platforms and being familiar with all aspects of your company’s or client’s business. | MORE »

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Convergence of Marketing and PR to Accelerate in 2015

The pace of change in the PR practice is expected to accelerate in 2015, as more and more communicators take on a strategic role for their companies and clients and online media channels claim an expanding share of marketing budgets. To help you plan for next year, we asked PR pros what they see on the road ahead. | MORE »

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Create a Balance Sheet for the C-Suite

The discussion about how PR pros can get a “seat at the table” is a perennial issue. In many organizations there hasn’t been an expectation that PR could or even should drive business results. When you think like a C-suite executive about business value, you can creatively implement meaningful measurements that connect to the overall health of your organization. | MORE »

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Monetize Social Media Platforms

Businesses large and small are starting to invest increasingly high percentages of their promotional budgets in social media. A consensus on just how this social media investment impacts their top- and bottom-line revenue continues to be elusive, however. | MORE »

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Revenue Projections

The latest stats from Gould+Partners show top-line net revenue increasing for most of the PR agencies responding to the survey, as “projects” start to perform better than monthly retainers. | MORE »

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Case Study: PR Campaign Puts a New Face on Parkinson’s Disease

UCB, a top company in the neurological treatment market, and PR agency Cooney/Waters Group created Parkinson’s “More Than Motion” (MTM), an unbranded campaign designed to align awareness about the lesser known symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD)—such as difficulty sleeping and loss of taste and smell—with the goal of fostering an educational and supportive online community. | MORE »

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Going to a Cocktail Party Can Help Your PR Writing

On a basic level, the only thing PR professionals really want to be is heard. There are a few ways stories can be heard above the noise, cut through the droves of useless information and make their way in front of the eyeballs of the target audience. | MORE »

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