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Who Should Manage Your Social Media Programs? Content Marketing Moving to Core of PR Strategy

Company executives are divided on who should manage their social media properties. Nearly 39% said the responsibility should be left to the public relations and communications team, while 35% said it should be left to marketing, according to a recent survey by The Creative Group. | MORE »

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PR and Advertising: Collaborating In a Digital Age

For many years there was separation between church and state, so to speak, when it came to advertising and public relations. Sometimes agencies would handle only one discipline or the other. Consumers would | MORE »

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Facing Unforeseen Obstacles, PR Needs To Focus on ‘Core Mission’

As the partial government shutdown drags on Democrats and Republicans are waging a fierce communications battle—with all the free publicity that politicians can muster—regarding which party is responsible for the stalemate. But for the majority of PR pros who for the federal government, communication is pretty much off limits. | MORE »

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Add Fuel To Your Mobile PR Strategy

A May 2013 study by Pew Internet shows that 55% of cell phone owners use the Internet on their phones, and 17% percent are using a phone for most of their Web browsing. The spike in mobile traffic has been | MORE »

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Is ‘Big Data’ More Trouble Than It’s Worth? Marketing The Benefits of Your Brand Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

Data is proving to be an effective tool for PR execs eager to improve their measurement capabilities. However, 70% of executives indicated that there remains a lack of real-time access available to leverage the precise data needed, according to a recent study from BusinessIntelligence.com and Domo. | MORE »

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Lacquer Morphs Natural Products Expo East + West from a Trade Show Into a Valuable Asset for Media Outlets

This year’s Natural Product Expo in action. The event drew more than 1500 members of the media. A graphic showcasing some of the results from The Natural Product Expo, as well as the tactics used to achieve | MORE »

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Create Effective Strategies For Competitor-Focused Analysis

More and more business leaders are coming to terms with the fact that—in the age of multi-channel, social communication—they require public relations professionals to help them better understand important information and trends created by open digital conversation. | MORE »

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Try Not to Sabotage the Subject-Matter Expert

A bylined article is only as good as the research that informs it. And a sourcing call is only as good as what you do before, during and after speaking with the subject matter expert.  | MORE »

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Power Up Performance With Your Peers

Whatever you call your work colleagues, you pay some degree of attention to what they say and do. We work in an era where trust in “people like me” continues to rise, while trust in business leaders drops, as the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer reported.  | MORE »

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The Internet Still Doesn’t Apply For 15% of Americans; Rapid-fire Changes In Marketing Causing Digital Distress

Maybe we’re not all addicted to the Web, after all.  | MORE »

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