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Consumers Choose Video Over Reading

Consumers are nearly 50 percent more likely to read email newsletters that feature links to video, according to a survey of 1,051 people conducted by online video app company Animoto. | MORE »

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Video, Coding, Web and Data Skills Critical for Advancement in PR, But Training Is Lagging

Being knowledgeable with video editing, coding and website development as well as data analysis and research are critical skills for those seeking career advancement, according to more than a dozen millennials in PR and communications who gathered last month for PR News’ inaugural Millennial Roundtable. | MORE »

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Influencers Hiding in Plain Sight on LinkedIn Communications

Find key reporters covering your market. Check. Engage influencers who can propel your message. Check. Spark conversations with your audience. Check. LinkedIn provides these and other opportunities, but PR execs for the most part continue to give the social network short shrift. | MORE »

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How to Prove Social Media’s Value to the C-Suite

As a C-suite executive and 20+ year marketing and public relations professional, I have found the most effective way to respond to the ‘Why is social media important?’ question actually is very simple. The key is to align your social media strategy and activities with business objectives that senior executives understand and value. | MORE »

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How to Use Big Data Effectively

The golden age of data journalism is creating huge opportunities for PR teams that can convince senior managers and their clients to share salient stats that help quantify a trend and set the brand apart. But how? | MORE »

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Digital Pushes PR and Marketing Closer

As the lines between PR and marketing blur, C-level execs increasingly are pushing the two disciplines to collaborate, particularly on the all-important digital front. | MORE »

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Email Tips: Use Humor, Good Judgment

As you prepare to distribute yet another email marketing campaign, you might ask: Does humor belong in this message? Roughly 60 percent of consumers said humor is perfectly or slightly acceptable in an email message, according to a recent survey of 1,200 consumers conducted by Fractl and BuzzStream. | MORE »

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SEO, Digital Training Found Wanting, Survey Shows

PR execs go to a lot of trouble to create what they hope is engaging content. But if they fail to do as much as possible to make sure it’s found via search engines, what’s the point? | MORE »

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Twitter: Millennials’ Choice for Digital Communications

Twitter clearly is the preferred platform for digital communications in the workplace, according to more than a dozen Millennial members of the PR and communications industry who gathered earlier this month as part of PR News’ inaugural Millennial Roundtable. | MORE »

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How to Manage Communications for a Merger

For most PR pros preventing leaks is just part of managing an M&A process. Communicators also are responsible for convincing stakeholders that the merger will bring added value to the company and, if the deal is rejected (read: Comcast-Time Warner Cable), where the companies goes from there. | MORE »

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