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Switching Channels: Social Media First Model Starting to Accelerate

As social media platforms move to the epicenter of marketing communications, brands and organizations of all stripes are starting to ramp up the amount of content and messaging catering to social channels. | MORE »

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Never Try to Stack the Deck When You Conduct Corporate Research

Amid the plethora of PR tools available to communicators, underwriting academic research to help get the message out presents both great opportunity and an equal measure of risk. | MORE »

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How Under Armour Did (and Duke Energy Didn’t) Respond Well to Crisis

When U.S speedskaters, who were widely favored to grab the gold, failed to even come close, the search for a “culprit” was on. | MORE »

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‘Experiential’ Marketing Creeping to the Core of PR, While Consumers Looking to Brands for an Emotional Rescue

“Experiential” marketing, which combines a variety of media channels and techniques to get the proverbial fannies in the seats, is fast moving to the core of marketing communications. | MORE »

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Case Study: To Promote Its New Burger Patties, Ball Park Spreads the Media Field

Ball Park, which is owned by The Hillshire Brands Co., called on its longtime PR agency MWW to create a PR campaign that would leverage the brand’s equity and carve a new niche among both sports fans and food shoppers. | MORE »

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PR and Communications Amidst Rapid Growth

The communications team at Acorda was challenged with maintaining the collaborative spirit and sense of community that defined the company from its inception, while also encouraging new employees to enrich the company culture through their own professional experiences. | MORE »

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In the Heat of a Crisis, Will Your PR Plan Work?

Brands and organizations put so much faith in their written plan that they have difficulty adapting quickly to the inevitable unforeseen events and developments that occur. | MORE »

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How to Manage the Worst Situations Using Basic Rules and Authentic PR

Whether it’s the mayor of a city or the president of a corporation, it’s crucial that the leader of the organization play a prominent role during a time of crisis. | MORE »

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When the Event Starts, Plans Can Be Worthless, but Planning is Everything

There are important things to learn from the Olympics about communications—lessons that apply in all kinds of PR initiatives. | MORE »

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How To Attach LinkedIn to Your PR Strategy

LinkedIn is still being underused by PR pros at both the agency and corporate levels. | MORE »

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