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Best Practices For How to Align PR Activities With Sales and Marketing

Companies have always been good at leveraging and monetizing the moment of transaction. The only problem is that “the sale” represents less than 1% of the time we spend online in our entire lives. Roughly | MORE »

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Social Business; Growing (Albeit at A Glacial Pace) While Showrooming Taking Center Stage in Buying Process

▶ The Glacial Pace of ‘Social Business’: A majority of business professionals (70%) believe “that social business is an opportunity to fundamentally change the way their organization works,” | MORE »

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Treating PR Like a Business: It’s the Primary Way to Land More Business Unit Maximum Character Count 65

Midsummer is the perfect time for public relations and communications-agency owners and leaders to evaluate their companies’ achievements over the past six months. Many will review work product, staff performance, and new business wins, as well as client results and satisfaction. | MORE »

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Avoiding Chronic Mistakes in PR Measurement

There was a time when PR professionals tried to demonstrate the value of their contributions by counting clips and calculating the cost of the placements, as if that space had been bought as advertising. That time was, sadly, now. I’m saddened to hear that that’s still the method some agencies and their clients use.  | MORE »

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PR Agency Elite Awards Finalists Announced

Whatever the discipline, PR agencies are increasingly expected to help their clients not only develop the message, but follow it through to what clients hope will be solid returns. PR News ’ inaugural PR Agency Elite Awards encompasses a potpourri of PR categories.  | MORE »

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How To Tell A Good Story and Inspire Your Audiences

Not long ago I returned from three weeks traveling through India by myself. While planning this eight-city adventure, a voice inside my head kept telling me I was nuts: India?  | MORE »

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Social Networking Services Overwhelm Consumers; Sponsored Content Causing a ‘Storm of Disruption’

MyLife.com recently concluded its second annual survey that looked into social media behavior. Edelman recently released a white paper titled, “Sponsored Content: A Broader Relationship with the U.S. News Media.”  | MORE »

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Case Study: Academy of Country Music Generates New Engagement For its Awards With Multifaceted Twitter PR Campaign

Country music fans are considered some of the most loyal among all the musical genres. There’s an emotional bond between fans and country music artists that is generally lacking among jazz aficionados and rock connoisseurs.  | MORE »

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Most Americans Take A Dim View of the Federal Govt.; Marketers Shift Channel Focus to Content Marketing

A recent study by Public Affairs Pulse has revealed that Americans hold a decidedly unfavorable opinion of the Federal government. A recent survey of 329 professional marketers revealed that marketers are changing their channel focus in 2013. | MORE »

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Helping PR Pros Debunk Millennial Stereotypes And Dispel the Myths Character Count 65 Launching Your Agency Today?

At the same time we suffer from stereotypes in the eyes of our elders. Think about how intimidating it can be trying to prove yourself to someone who thinks you spend the better part of your day tweeting, texting and keeping up with the Kardashians. | MORE »

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