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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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Social Media Worth the Effort for Small Biz 

For small business owners—a group that was dramatically impacted by the recession—social media represents a time-consuming but effective way to generate business exposure. | MORE »

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Journalists Follow PR Pros on Social Media 

It’s not just PR practitioners who are harnessing the power of social media. The majority of journalists are now using social media platforms to keep up with PR contacts and help with their reporting. | 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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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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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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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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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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