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Many Brands Fail to Heed Social Media During a Crisis; Your CSR Efforts Can Go Straight to the Bottom Line

More than half (57%) of companies are not using social media as a communications channel during a crisis, according to the latest Business Continuity Insight Survey by PwC. | MORE »

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Case Study: Nestle Waters North America Looks to Reinvent Recycling By Promoting Value of Extended Producer Responsibility

The U.S. recycling rate has been holding at a paltry 34% for the past few years, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. What’s more, recyclable materials that are worth billions of dollars are still ending up in landfills each year.  | MORE »

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Cross-Functional Efforts Key to Social Marketing

The rapid growth of social channels, blogs and LinkedIn has grabbed the attention of professionals throughout most every organization. And public relations departments, of course, have been among the earliest adopters of social media.  | MORE »

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Study: Data-Driven Marketing Delivers Global Value; CEO’s Lack of Coaching Presents Opportunity for PR Pros

A majority of marketers (78%) are feeling pressure to become more data-driven. Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not seek professional counsel. | MORE »

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FleishmanHillard Reorganization Reflects How The PR Industry is Rapidly Evolving A Window Into The Future of PR

Dave Senay, president-CEO of FleishmanHillard, spoke with PR News about his company’s rebranding as well as larger changes impacting the PR industry. | MORE »

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Lack of Resources is Cited as a Barrier to Multimedia Storytelling

Whether it’s due to a lack of measurement tools, budgetary constraints or simple inertia, there is a disconnect between the rhetoric and the reality when it comes to how communicators can make better use of things live video, audio, animation, gamifiication, slideshows and infographics in their overall messaging.
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Taking A Brand New Look at Visual Storytelling

In the PR world we have a difficult relationship with using graphics as media-relations tools. Usually when the subject of images or graphics comes up with clients, it’s around big, billable projects like infographics or as support for major initiatives.  | MORE »

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Dads Taking On Greater Role in Household Decisions; Content Marketing Programs Now Face Opt-In Issues

The vast majority of dads (75%) are more involved in raising their children then their fathers were. A recent IMN survey revealed that nearly half (49%) of its respondents have a content marketing strategy in place.  | MORE »

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PR Pros Should Focus on ‘Content’ When Defining ‘Content Marketing’

Killer messaging. Check. Enlisting social channels. Check. Digital communications. Check. Telling a compelling story. Check. The typical drill that PR agencies go through before crafting an RFP for a prospective client? Probably.  | MORE »

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Paula Deen Fails Badly in a Crisis, While NE Pats Deftly Protect Brand

If you were ever seeking to characterize the defining element of a crisis in 2013, you need look no further than the two crises we tackle this week. | MORE »

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