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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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Showing Up Is Now More Crucial Than Ever

It wasn’t going to be a popular trip. Or a convenient one. Faced with having to shutter a major manufacturing site in Europe, the CEO of a well-known healthcare brand committed to personally sharing news with the country’s head of government, who had been lobbying for its continued operation. | MORE »

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Case Study: Toshiba America Business Solutions Steps Up to Provide Resources Designed to Make CSR Helpers Help More

Implementing a corporate social responsibility program requires more than just building a favorable brand image. It’s also about building a community by helping others. That was Toshiba America Business | 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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Tips for PR to Start Wearing Green Eyeshades

Is social media turning PR pros into quasi accountants? The growth of social media has upended the communications industry, creating dozens of new channels at our disposal, as well as questions about its value to organizations.  | MORE »

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