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When You’re Always On, You’re Off the Mark

If our PR teams are always on, they’re going to be off. In creative capacity. In making smart decisions. In experiencing the world around them. In sharpening the focus. | MORE »

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: PR Takeaways From a Sensation

Nearly a month after it started, the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to be all the rage. A nationwide phenomenon, the challenge offers PR pros key lessons on how to leverage support for cause-related marketing and harness the overall message. | MORE »

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Map Out Your Messaging Strategies in a Changing Culture

Whether it’s women breaking the glass ceiling (in an industry dominated by men), gay marriage, income inequality or immigration reform, several societal and cultural issues are starting to come to the fore.
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The 8 Essentials of ‘Brand Security’

When we think of “brand security,” we often think in terms of information technology, software and solutions that are done by “somebody else.” This thinking is actually incorrect. In fact, it is incumbent upon communicators to learn how to improve the security of their brand.
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PR Effort Looks to Put a Stop to Texting While Driving

Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing’s “Talk, Text, Crash” public education campaign for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was designed to reverse the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries tied to distracted driving. | MORE »

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Delivering a Killer Presentation, By the Numbers

Most of us fear presenting or speaking in public. No one is a born speaker. It takes discipline, practice and good habits to channel your nerves.  | MORE »

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Sharing Your Content Through Syndication

It’s not just what you say but how far the reach that counts in today’s world of brand journalism. | MORE »

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Communicators Begin to Wed Social Media to E-commerce

As social messaging matures and communicators get a better handle on aligning social platforms to their company’s financial goals, PR managers are increasingly adding a new wrinkle to their social media programs: E-commerce.  | MORE »

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PR News Survey: PR Starts to Take the Lead on Social Media

In the last few years, social media has quickly moved to the core of marketing communications. As a result, PR executives of all stripes are jockeying to take the lead on social channels. Now it appears as if they’re making some progress. | MORE »

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How To Rethink Traditional PR Channels

Giving the media the straight dope is exactly where traditional PR has always excelled. Too many PR pros feel that they’re being choked out even as the media choke on too much unfiltered input.  | MORE »

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