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Tip Sheet: For PR Pros, Are Rules Made To Be Broken?

By Courtney Barnes "Rules are for other people." That’s what my father told me just before Christmas, when I questioned the legitimacy of his prime curbside parking spot in front of a shopping center packed … | MORE »

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As Media Continues to Fragment, Communications Pros Take Note

Funnyman Jay Leno’s recent announcement that he’s leaving his late-night throne for a prime-time spot on NBC has all media buzzing about the move’s larger implications. After all, it’s the first show of its kind … | MORE »

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Why the Murder of Old Media is PR’s Best Chance

Since the advent of the printing press, professional opinions have helped shape our own. From Hearst to Murdoch, from Cronkite to Brokaw. Huge companies that employ thousands of trained journalists have helped us understand what’s … | MORE »

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Case Study: System Reboot: How One Nonprofit’s Revamped Web Site Helped Deliver Its Message to the Masses

In a city where 37% of the adult population cannot read well enough to fill out a job application, Chicago-based Open Books executives had their work cut out for them. | MORE »

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Short and Sweet: Writing & Optimizing Web Content = An Exercise in Discretion

Writing content for dissemination via Web channels has little to do with prose, try as the long-form writers among us might to prove otherwise. Verbosity holds little appeal for audiences who consume information online. For … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Coalition Building in the Age of Obama

By Neal Cohen And Evan Kraus Inauguration Day is quickly approaching, but many are still talking about the important lessons learned from the recent presidential election. Among the many historic features of this event, one … | MORE »

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Quick Study: CMOs Not Interested in Socializing; Marketers Pressured to Show ROI; Millennial Journos Lead New Media Usage

*Social Networks a Low Priority for CMOs: Despite the cultural phenomenon that Facebook and MySpace have become the past five years, 55% of the CMOs at leading brands surveyed by Epsilon, in partnership with GfK … | MORE »

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How To…Conduct Communications Research

Undertaking research is an increasingly important part of communications executives’ jobs, whether it’s to contribute to measurement efforts, facilitate integration, justify budgets or simply gather intelligence about their target stakeholders. But research is the stuff … | MORE »

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2008 PR News Platinum PR Issue Winner: Research/Measurement

The winners and honorable mentions in this year’s PR news Platinum PR awards issue exemplify the most innovative approaches to redefining traditional PR with anything-but- traditional strategies. From a marketing communications effort that united a … | MORE »

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How To Avoid Learning Blog Lessons The Hard Way

The blogosphere has seen its fair share of imposter bloggers whose stated identity or affiliation is far from the truth. Sony indulged in such identity concealment in 2006 when its marketing agency launched and maintained … | MORE »

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