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Gamification: Not Just Fun, It’s A Strategy for Building Engagement

When Jayson Schkloven, senior VP and partner of Merritt Group, sits down with clients and prospects these days, he discusses the dizzying array of PR channels that are available to help get the message out.  | MORE »

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Recognizing the Seven Stages of Crisis Communication

Immediately following the tsunami that hit Japan in January of 2011, with more than 10,000 deaths and two nuclear plants disabled, Japanese authorities were initially reluctant to act for fear of damaging expensive nuclear equipment and possibly causing wider harm than what had already occurred. Yet this is how almost all corporate crisis responses begin. | MORE »

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A New Soundboard For PR Professionals

PR professionals are negotiating a “delicate balance” between making the time for traditional media relations while boosting awareness and visibility for their brands and clients in the social sphere, according to an exclusive study conducted by MWW on behalf of PR News. | MORE »

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Living Up to Core Ethical Values Can Be More Challenging Than We Think

Nothing can go wrong (ethically speaking) if we are truthful, if we behave in a manner consistent with our values and if we inform our constituents about whom we work for. However, life is never that simple.  | 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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Companies Get Religion On Big Data and The Dollars Start to Flow; Brands Beware of the Conscious Consumer

PR News Quick Study: Brands are quickly adopting big data. More and more consumers are educating themselves on what they purchase. | MORE »

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Attracting MBAs Becomes a Goal as PR Aligns With Business Objectives

Amid the constant change in PR, one issue seems to stand head and shoulders above the rest: The pressure on PR execs to make a business case for marketing communications and convince the C-suite that PR | MORE »

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How To Decode the ‘Connection Craver’

Carmichael Lynch Spong recently fielded proprietary research to answer the question, “How are women emerging from the Great Recession?” We found that women, after dealing with the implications of the | MORE »

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Techniques Outlined For Improving C-Suite Engagement With Employees

In-depth interviews conducted by KRC Research involved internal communications execs at Cargill , Chevron , FedEx , GE , IBM , Johnson & Johnson , McDonald’s, Navistar, Petrobras and Toyota . Time and | MORE »

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Eclectic Mix of Summer Events Helps Spark Engagement For N.Y.’s Soon-to-Be Refurbished South Street Seaport

Lower Manhattan is about to get a major facelift. This week marks the start of a $200 million redevelopment project at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. When development is finished in 2015 or 2016, there will | MORE »

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