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Lessons Learned from the Kraft Heinz Press Release

April 6th, 2015 by

When H.J. Heinz Co. announced its acquisition of Kraft Foods Group recently—creating the third-largest food and beverage company in North America—a smorgasbord of PR accompanied the move.

When the Conversation Gets Derailed

April 6th, 2015 by

Starbucks and SeaWorld kicked off integrated messaging campaigns in the last month that were based on the most fundamental premise of good PR: Symmetrical (two-way) conversations are preferable to one-way. Both tightly integrated paid media with earned and owned. And both—judging from media and consumer reaction—failed spectacularly.

Telecoms Use Promos to Grow Social, Biz

April 6th, 2015 by

Telecom companies are looking for a new lifeline on their social channels. Social media engagement in the telecom sector grew just 1 percent, from January 1-March 15, compared with the same period in 2014, according to an exclusive study by social media analytics company Shareablee.

Serving Up Content for a Snackable World

April 6th, 2015 by

The death of long-form writing may be greatly exaggerated. But when it comes to distributing PR- and marketing-related content that your constituents will pay attention to (and maybe even share), “snackable” content is the most promising recipe for success.

How I Got Here: Better, On Time, Paranoid

April 6th, 2015 by

In PR News’ periodic look at how PR executives got to the pinnacle of communication, Matt Afflixio from Access Communications argues in favor of being paranoid, on time and always better.

Shooting for Brand Lift via March Madness

March 30th, 2015 by

The 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament heads toward the Final Four this weekend. But consumer brands have been scrambling to align their messages with March Madness since it started nearly two weeks ago.

Teaching Execs How to Channel Hop

March 30th, 2015 by

When is TV media training not TV media training? When it’s customized for specific settings, hosts and issues.

Picture This: Retailers Flock to Instagram

March 30th, 2015 by

Brands and organizations of all stripes are starting to embrace Instagram, whose youthful user base grew to 64.2 million last year and is expected to top 100 million by 2018.

Keys to Content Success: People, Processes, Data

March 30th, 2015 by

The success of branded content is more contingent now on PR pros’ ability to crunch numbers and analyze data.

Using Inventive Messages to Inspire Young People

March 30th, 2015 by

The cause of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, is being embraced by a growing number of groups, including scientists and inventors.