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Hits Keep Coming for the NFL, Eroding Reputation

For senior PR managers, the NFL scandals (and the league’s bumbling responses) hold several lessons. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is the need to set new standards without concern “for the gate” and strongly communicate those standards to the public. | MORE »

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Short. Fun. Sequential. How to Reinvent the Press Release

It’s an unorthodox (and new) way of getting your message out. Call it press release by piecemeal. Considering how time-poor journalists are these days, communicators increasingly need to have their press releases cut right to the chase. | MORE »

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Sharing Your Content Starts at Home

While brand ambassadors are appealing to some companies because they appear more regulated, they simply aren’t authentic and therefore aren’t effective. | MORE »

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How To Give a Presentation in 9 Words

A presentation isn’t about great-looking slides, it’s about ideas that attract people. Refine your point, work out what’s important and make it matter to the other person. | MORE »

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The Fickle Consumer

Even the most popular brands are not immune to rapidly changing consumer tastes.  | MORE »

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Social Media: Amid Flurry of New PR Channels, Old Rules Still Apply

The most important thing to understand about getting the most impact out of your social media, no matter what platform you choose, is that cleverly disguised advertising won’t get you very far. | MORE »

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PR Pros Need Better Strategies to Handle Crises

This year is no exception to the numerous PR crises that have been worsened by faulty actions of crises specialists and clients. | MORE »

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Creating a Different Message for the Workplace

National Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month should serve as a reminder for PR pros to push for more inclusion in the industry and ultimately create campaigns that reach and appeal to the entire market, as opposed to just the majority. | MORE »

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Northwestern Mutual Goes to Bat for Childhood Cancer

Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program, which debuted in July 2012, is designed to accelerate the search for cures to childhood cancers by providing research funds and supporting families facing the daily struggles of these diseases. | MORE »

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Rate of Change

With advertising schedules on the wane, more and more marketing dollars are flowing to PR agencies. But whether agencies are capitalizing on the trend is another story. | MORE »

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