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Convergence of Marketing and PR to Accelerate in 2015

The pace of change in the PR practice is expected to accelerate in 2015, as more and more communicators take on a strategic role for their companies and clients and online media channels claim an expanding share of marketing budgets. To help you plan for next year, we asked PR pros what they see on the road ahead. | MORE »

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Create a Balance Sheet for the C-Suite

The discussion about how PR pros can get a “seat at the table” is a perennial issue. In many organizations there hasn’t been an expectation that PR could or even should drive business results. When you think like a C-suite executive about business value, you can creatively implement meaningful measurements that connect to the overall health of your organization. | MORE »

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How to…Strategize for Mobile Apps

Whether for internal or external audiences, putting information and tools into the palms of your customers’ or employees’ hands seems to be a requirement. But is an app the best solution? | MORE »

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Family Values

Millennials are glued to their smartphones and addicted to social media. But when it comes to what’s important to them, millennials share many of the same values as previous generations. | MORE »

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Communicators Leverage LinkedIn to Raise Awareness

Brands are so enthralled by Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other consumer-facing social channels that they tend to give LinkedIn short shrift. However, business communicators ignore LinkedIn at their own peril. | MORE »

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Helping the PR Team Soar

Linda Rutherford, who leads PR at Southwest Airlines, talks about how to motivate her communications team and the role of storytelling at the company. | MORE »

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Communication Lessons From the Ebola Outbreak

Through my work with Linking the World, I’ve been involved in coordinating efforts during numerous crises, including the Ebola outbreak. While each situation is unique, the importance of effective communication in these instances isn’t.  | MORE »

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Think Through the Downsides Before Engaging on Twitter

While it’s virtually impossible to stop Internet trolls from taking shots at your brand, a series of recent Twitter fails should be cause for concern among communicators.  | MORE »

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Branded Content is Now Top Priority

In the drive to deepen stakeholder relationships, communicators continue to reengineer strategies to include more branded content as part of a paid-earned-owned media engagement strategy. | MORE »

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Fresh Facebook Strategies Needed as the ‘Like Gate’ Dies

With the end of the Like Gate, the onus is now on communicators not only to create more original content, but also make sure the content is catering to users who more closely align with business value and, PR execs hope, can be converted into customers. | MORE »

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