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Bring New Disciplines Into the PR Fold

Kelly McGinnis became executive VP and CCO of Levi Strauss & Co. in 2013. The move came 18 months after Levi Strauss hit the reset button following years of no growth. From the get-go McGinnis—who reports directly to Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh—instituted four principles that have guided communications strategy and enhanced integration. | MORE »

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The Week in PR—March 23, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” brouhaha, IBM’s new cloud-based data analysis service that mines Twitter data and how to dine like you’re in ‘Mad Men.’ | MORE »

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Brand Changes Mean Having New Conversations

Spring is in the air, and so are significant changes at some of the most popular brands. These are not marginal changes where a press release and a few media hits will suffice to get out the message, though. They are major breaks from the branded past that require long-term communication strategies and a sustained effort by PR pros. | MORE »

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Fixing Reputation All in the Recovery

Two major international brands—Dolce & Gabbana and Lenovo—screwed up big time in the last month. How each handled its crisis is a classic lesson in ‘how to’ and ‘how not to’ communicate after a misstep. | MORE »

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Instagram Pulls Ahead By Focusing on Emotion

Due to faster-than-expected growth in users in 2014, up 60 percent, Instagram surpassed Twitter to become the second-largest social network in the U.S. last year, eMarketer s aid earlier this month. | MORE »

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8 PR Lessons from SXSW 2015

Here are four key trends related to innovation and four pearls of wisdom from leading professionals that emerged at SXSW. | MORE »

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Booking More Consumers With Video

The travel industry is faring better when it comes to engaging consumers via social channels. | MORE »

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Annual Reports: Not Sexy, But Crucial

The fleeting rush of a major influencer or prospective client responding to a ‘DM’ via Twitter may not be nearly as important for your brand or organization as a kick-ass annual report. | MORE »

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How is Your Online Video Developing as a PR Tool?

A few ways to focus on your audience. | MORE »

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Thoughts About Opening a New Shop

Here are five tips for PR professionals who are helping to set up an office for a PR agency. They apply to communicators working for brands, organizations and nonprofits. | MORE »

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