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Election PR Lesson: Inform, Never Mandate Employees’ Voting Decisions

October 29th, 2012 by

In this election season, companies who coerce their employees to vote for one candidate or the other are playing with fire.

Instagram Picks Up Steam as an Engagement Tool—and the Press Digs It

October 29th, 2012 by

The mobile photo editing app is fast becoming a major conversation platform among PR pros, and a way to reach journalists.

Tip Sheet: Tone, Trust Critical For an Effective Ethics Program

October 29th, 2012 by

As ethics become more pervasive in Corporate America, here are five tips from an ethics expert for "doing what is right."

Tip Sheet: Avoid the Squirrel Syndrome: Don’t Be Distracted

October 22nd, 2012 by

As the father of 12- and 8-year-old daughters, most of my movie-going time these days is spent either watching something animated or the latest riveting flick featuring Justin Bieber or Katy Perry. One of my… Continued

How To Plan a Media Tour: Devil Is in the Details

October 15th, 2012 by

Despite your best intentions, media tour hiccups are bound to happen. To keep them to a minimum, follow this plan—and don’t forget the stain stick.

Taking Sides: With Issues PR, The Medium Is the Message

October 15th, 2012 by

While digital and social media has changed how audiences are reached, one thing remains constant: The messaging has to be spot on.

Use the Event Hazard/Outrage Scale as Preparation for Crisis Campaigns

October 15th, 2012 by

Two leading academic researchers weigh in on a scale that can help PR pros anticipate the needs of the public during a crisis, and respond accordingly.

Tip Sheet: There’s No Such Thing As a Stupid Question, Right?

October 15th, 2012 by

When it comes to clients and their agencies, there are stupid questions. Here’s how to avoid them.

Tip Sheet: A Risk-Sensitive Culture Can Stave Off Crises

October 8th, 2012 by

Jon Goldberg describes how to develop a culture in which people at all levels are focused on managing risks and preventing crises from ever happening in the first place.

B2B Communications: Blazing a Trail to Effective Social Media Starts with a Clear Map and Clear Goals

October 8th, 2012 by

You know the line: social media is just not for B2B companies. Well, here’s some prime social success stories that disprove that theory.