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Avoid Shiny Objects: Four Social Media Strategies to Engage the Fifth Estate

In this excerpt from his upcoming book, "Welcome to the Fifth Estate: How to Create and Sustain a Winning Social Media Strategy," PR News Facebook Conference keynoter Geoff Livingston lays out four strategies that organizations use to build their online communities. | MORE »

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Data Point: The Top Corporate Citizens And Their Presence on Facebook

How much does the public “like” the best corporate citizens? PR News is tracking companies on Facebook that the public perceives as tops in CSR, from a list compiled by the Boston College Center for … | MORE »

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Hitting a Moving Target: Targeting Audiences on the Go With Mobile

With consumers increasingly accessing the Web through sophisticated mobile devices, Google is helping communicators deliver targeted messaging to consumers where they are, both digitally and geographically. | MORE »

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5 Steps to Connecting With Over-Stretched Journalists

In today’s world of shrunken budgets, journalists are often covering multiple beats and using new mediums to receive pitches. Southwest Airlines’ Whitney Eichinger lays out five strategies to make your pitch soar above the din. | MORE »

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Local News Going Mobile

American adults are relying on mobile phones and tablets more than ever to keep up with community happenings, creating real time opportunities for news providers. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Execs Brush Off Green Claims—Unless It’s Their Own; 
More Americans Consume Local News the Mobile Way

â–¶ Execs Wary of Sustainability Efforts: Results of the second annual 2011 Gibbs & Soell Sense & Sustainability Study found that Fortune 1000 executives are confident about their own green efforts but join the general … | MORE »

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Living a Cause: Six Steps to Philanthropic Impact and Effective Communication

Crystal clear goals, authenticity and a consistent strategy are some of the rules PR pros must follow when communicating good corporate citizenship practices. | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Leverage Convergence for Public Affairs Success

Public affairs pros take note: More industries are banding together to protect their mutual interests, writes Derek M. LaVallee, making advocacy work more complicated yet ultimately more powerful. | MORE »

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Data Point: Plane Crisis Cracks Southwest’s Social Media Armor

Data from PeopleBrowsr (exclusive to PR News) shows that although there was a jump in negative social media comments about Southwest Airlines in the wake of its plane’s fuselage crack, most comments by far were neutral. | MORE »

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PR News Q&A: Social Media as a Way of Professional Life

Michael McManus, director of public relations at Sodexo Inc., shares some social media team-building tips that he’ll expand upon at PR News’ May 24 Facebook Conference. | MORE »

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