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Media Matters

PR pros need to develop robust media strategies that embrace both earned and owned media, the latter of which is hiding in plain sight. | MORE »

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Inserting ‘Behavior Design’ into Your PR Effort

As PR interacts more with stakeholders directly, it is increasingly providing support and information and encouraging them to act. When a stakeholder’s experience is positive, chances are that he or she will be hooked and more committed to getting involved with the organization. | MORE »

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Act Like a Journalist

I make sure our PR outreach/content is always educational, sincere, and practical.  | MORE »

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The New Normal

We’re sleeping with our smartphones. Scheduling Sundays in 15-minute increments and spending more time with work colleagues than with loved ones. Yet business leaders still float the idea of work-life balance | MORE »

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A New Frontier for Brand Advocacy

A brand’s reputation no longer is driven solely by paid content and messaging, but by relationships informed by all stakeholders involved with the organization. | MORE »

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Tailor Content to Points in the Buying Process

As a baseline, PR executives must understand the buyer persona: What kind of content does your prospect require at each stage of the buying cycle? | MORE »

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Better Use of Data Analytics a Major Theme at CES ’15

While PR executives in the tech sector have attended CES for years, the increasing ubiquity of high technology throughout multiple markets—not to mention how to wed a message to wearable technology—means that non-tech PR execs should consider attending CES. | MORE »

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A Decline in Engagement

Consumers dial back the amount of time spent on the telecom companies’ social channels, primarily due to a drop in Facebook interactions. | MORE »

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6 Tips to Prove the Value of Public Relations in 2015

As we know, communicating PR’s value remains among the profession’s most daunting challenges. Yet if PR pros commit to doing what’s required with prescience, insight and determination, your daily actions will yield better and proveable results for the brand or organization you are representing. | MORE »

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Case Study: PR Effort Helps Bring the Soap Box Derby Up to Speed

In 2009, Bob Troyer, public relations chairman for the All-American Soap Box Derby, approached AKA MEDIA INC. to help promote, publicize, broadcast and digitize the event. The agency worked closely with the Derby for the next five years, but in 2014 the Derby raced ahead to a new level. | MORE »

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