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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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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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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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Business Wise

PR pros do themselves no favors by taking a ‘We’re the good-news people’ approach with senior managers. They need to take a closer look at how their actions can play a role in the business. | MORE »

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New Magnets from Old Media

A growing number of brands and organizations look to get their messages out via the social platforms owned by legacy media companies. | MORE »

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Taking a Stand: Communicating with Difficult CEOs By the Numbers

To prove your value to big egos means having elephant skin. Owning a legitimate relationship with the boss is one thing, but picking him up by the lapels to convince him that his actions could have seriously unintended consequences is another. | MORE »

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