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3 PR Lessons From Jay Z’s Tidal Launch

Jay Z’s media strategy for his Tidal music service provides a veritable clinic for communicators who are looking for ways to make a splash when they announce new products and/or services.

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4 Things Brands Should Know About #BoycottIndiana

Before you decide how—or if—your brand will communicate regarding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, here are 4 things you should consider.

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PR Insider: Making Contacts in the TV Newsroom

Pitching TV producers and reporters requires following a special set of rules, and if you follow them correctly, you will have TV newsroom contacts for a long time to come.

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Shooting for Brand Lift via March Madness

The 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament heads toward the Final Four this weekend. But consumer brands have been scrambling to align their messages with March Madness since it started nearly two weeks ago.

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Germanwings Crash Story Worsens for Lufthansa

How do professional communicators prepare for the impossible-to-foresee developments in the aftermath of a catastrophic, tragic event?

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PR Insider: 5 Ways Social Media Can Extend the News Cycle

Social media has redefined how the news is being delivered and how strategies to share stories are developed.

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Kraft-Heinz Merger Poses Major PR Challenges

Most any merger will have ripple effects throughout the companies’ communication efforts, but this one should be a real doozy.

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Brand Changes Mean Having New Conversations

Spring is in the air, and so are significant changes at some of the most popular brands. These are not marginal changes where a press release and a few media hits will suffice to get out the message, though. They are major breaks from the branded past that require long-term communication strategies and a sustained effort by PR pros.

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The Psychology of Influencer Marketing

Unlike some audiences that brands and organizations cater to, influencers are not monolithic but are a loosely affiliated group of individuals who can have a pivotal influence on PR’s ability to drive conversation and spread the word. But getting people online to share information about your company’s products/services or values requires a different mindset than blasting a press release to a similar demographic or giving a presentation to like-minded people.

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3 PR Lessons From Starbucks’ #RaceTogether Campaign

While some have applauded Starbucks’ efforts, others have hammered a new campaign focusing on race in the U.S.

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