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Case Study: Philly Tourism Board Revives Hotel Occupancy With Public Fanfare and a Healthy Dose of Digital Love

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. created the Philly Overnight Hotel Package in 2001 to boost tourism post-9/11. By 2009, the two-night package was becoming old news. GPTMC’s in-house PR team and new-at-the-time specialists in social media sought new ways to spread the Philly love. | MORE »

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How To Write, Pitch and Place Bylined Articles

While the contributed article has been a part of PR outreach for decades, another related practice has stolen its thunder—self publishing. | MORE »

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Branding Online: Compelling Content Key to Building Community

By now it’s a mantra for PR executives and social media gurus everywhere. Listen…learn…engage. Certainly no quibbling here with that advice. But while you’re quietly, unobtrusively monitoring Facebook, Twitter, blogs and forums, there’s another strategy you should be thinking about and deploying: creating and sharing compelling content via digital platforms. | MORE »

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Chronic Illnesses Affect Amount and Level of Internet Use

Data gathered by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that adults with chronic illnesses spend significantly less time on the Internet, which may influence the decision-making of PR professionals in healthcare. | MORE »

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Social Media & Financial Comms: Time to Get Your Feet Wet?

As social media continues to explode, organizations and PR professionals have been quick to jump on the bandwagon. But one PR function hasn’t been so fast on the draw: financial communications. | MORE »

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Creating High-Priority Content for Search Engines

Picking the perfect words may not have been as important in the past, but today, keywords are critical to your firm’s digital reputation and whether or not you get found. | MORE »

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Echoes of Hawthorne Effect in Social Media Age

The Hawthorne Effect may be more relevant than ever in the time of social media. But here are a few more lessons that emerge from recent research about communications to engage today’s employees. | MORE »

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Influencers Vary Widely

A study by Epsilon reveals that influencers can be hard to pinpoint specifically, but they cross gender, age, income levels and channels. The one constant is their tendency to talk about products and events. | MORE »

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Report: 2009 PR Salaries Cut and Bonuses Slashed

A new study from PR executive search and consulting firm Spring Associates reveals that base salaries for both corporate and agency PR professionals decreased by double digits in 2009. | MORE »

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Ten Billion Tweets Served: Twitter Usage in PR Efforts Still Evolving

It’s safe to say that if an organization hasn’t at least experimented with Twitter by now, it has missed the proverbial boat. Now, three years since the microblogging platform’s launch, PR News speaks with a quartet of social media strategists across nonprofit, B2C, B2B and agency functions to find out how their own Twitter efforts have evolved, and how they are moving their business needle with the tool. | MORE »

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