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Live Wires

If you have ample budget, better to spread your dollars around to see which PR campaigns get the most traction on which social channels. | MORE »

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When Companies Make Layoffs, PR Needs to Set the Tone

There is one area that is problematic even for the most seasoned PR pros: helping to drive communications when their company or organization makes layoffs. | MORE »

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Wrestling With Corporate Storytelling

Developing your core message is an essential exercise. It gets everyone, internally and externally, on the same page in terms of explaining your brand’s attributes and differentiators. | MORE »

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How to Boost Budget for PR Measurement

For years, the measurement experts, including me, have told you to spend 10 percent of your communication budget figuring out whether the other 90 percent is working. But that doesn’t really tell you how to allocate that 10 percent, nor does it cover all the scenarios. | MORE »

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Banking on Social Media

While their communications are highly regulated financial services companies show a growing penchant for social media channels, with engagement up 76% across all platforms since January.
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Case Study: Real Estate Company Homes in on Paid-Earned Model

For several years after its debut, Facebook was viewed by brands and organizations as a relatively cost-effective way to promote their products and services. Companies could run branded Facebook pages—without necessarily dropping a lot of coin for Facebook advertising—and watch the needle move. Case in point: Hudson & Marshall, which is one of the nation’s top real estate auction companies specializing in bank-owned foreclosure listings. | MORE »

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Talent Triage: Finding and Training Tomorrow’s CCOs

There has been relatively limited effort by corporations, agencies and especially colleges and universities, to properly train the next generation of communications leaders as cross-functional, multi-disciplined marketing managers. | MORE »

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Traditional PR Tools Retain Importance in the Digital Era

So much of the communications practice is dedicated to understanding, deploying and mastering digital communications tools. But it turns out that traditional principles still pack a significant PR punch. | MORE »

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How Social Media Is Altering IR/PR

Shareholders are the foundation of any publicly traded company, and communicating with them has changed dramatically because of the Internet and the social Web.
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How To Own the Content Marketing Budget

As the primary storytellers in your organization, it would make sense that PR executives would own the strategy and the budget for their company’s content marketing initiatives. Why, then, is that so rarely the case? | MORE »

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