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Org Chart: An Integrated PR Team Built to Thrive in a Complex Landscape

April 18th, 2016 by

There’s little doubt that successful communicators need to constantly adapt to myriad changes in content creation and distribution.

“The digital age has not made [being a communicator] simpler,” says Erin Streeter, SVP, communications, National Association of Manufacturers(NAM). “The talent and infrastructure needed to be successful is greater and more complex than ever,” she says. Her org chart illustrates this.

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4 Tips to Help Communicators Create Meaningful Consumer Engagement

April 11th, 2016 by

The path to effective engagement in any sector can be far from easy. In healthcare, while there are countless opportunities to connect with patients, making engagement meaningful and successful still can pose problems. Similar to the target audience for many brands, patients are a diverse group, representing every demographic cohort. There is no one way to reach them all.

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Infographic: 5 Tips for Young PR Pros

April 6th, 2016 by

Veteran communicators are already comfortable navigating the ebbs and flows of a dynamic career like PR. That’s why it’s so important for young PR pros to stay on the cutting edge of the industry; not only to best serve their companies and clients, but to also secure a long and fruitful career in communications. Here are five tips that every burgeoning PR pro should keep in mind.

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This is the Edge You Need to Get Ahead

April 4th, 2016 by

When you don’t show up you risk losing your authenticity, and sometimes the trust your stakeholders have in you and your brand. When showing up, you are putting your best self forward. You are all in, whether it’s working on a project, attending a lunch with a new client, leading a meeting, listening to your colleagues, writing a report, a press release or an important email.

Six PR Storytelling Rules We Should Pick Up From Classic Movies

March 28th, 2016 by

In a world focused on shareable content, we struggle to find ways to make our stories stand out. What makes someone read what we write, watch our video and more important, remember it and engage others by retelling it?

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It’s National Grammar Day, but Do Young People Care?

March 17th, 2016 by

Reports of grammar’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

How to Create an Editorial Plan to Write Simply About Complex Issues

March 14th, 2016 by

We’ve all been there. You are asked to write a newsletter article, a speech or op-ed about a topic that is very complicated and technical.

5 Tips to Help Communicators Adjust to Disrupted Commercial Sectors

March 14th, 2016 by

This article examines the implications for communicators resulting from myriad changes in America’s healthcare system.

How PR Pros Can Turn Smart CEOs Into Dynamic Communicators

March 7th, 2016 by

Savvy communication professionals invest time thinking about the toughest business challenges their CEOs face, from outmaneuvering competitors to addressing operational vulnerabilities.

When Change Is Unnecessary: 5 Things to Consider Prior to Rebranding

March 7th, 2016 by

Not long ago, many thought of a brand as something that only attached to (and benefited) consumer goods: toothpaste, cars, detergent or jeans.