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PR News Announces 2014 Platinum PR Awards Finalists

Winners and honorable mentions in more than 40 categories—ranging from cause-related marketing and community relations to product launch, social media campaign and viral campaign—will be celebrated at a Sept. 16 luncheon event at New York’s Grand Hyatt. | MORE »

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PR Insider: How to Reach Reporters Outside the Newsroom

When pitching a local TV news bureau, it’s important to remember that they tend to play by a different set of rules. Here are some pitching tips.  | MORE »

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How To Rethink Traditional PR Channels

Giving the media the straight dope is exactly where traditional PR has always excelled. Too many PR pros feel that they’re being choked out even as the media choke on too much unfiltered input.  | MORE »

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Case Study: CITGO Kindle Program Helps Kids Turn the Page

To encourage students to stay in school, CITGO Petroleum partnered with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to launch the “Kindling Young Minds” program across six Houston high schools spanning three independent school districts (ISDs). | MORE »

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3 Tips for Writing a Catchy Lede

Beth Monaghan, principal and co-founder of agency InkHouse, and a presenter at PR News’ Aug. 15 webinar, “How to Write Effective Press Releases That Serve Your Brand & the Media,” offers three approaches to ledes you should consider. | MORE »

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Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee Announces 2014 Platinum PR Awards Finalists

Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” reveals the finalists of PR News’ Platinum PR Awards. Zee will emcee the awards luncheon on Sept. 16. | MORE »

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Media Consolidation Creates New Opportunities for PR Pros

As the tectonic plates of media continue to shift to online properties and social media platforms, traditional media outlets are trying to gobble up competitors and consolidate the assets. | MORE »

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Using Media Elements to Rebrand Environmental Group

While the process of changing its name from World Land Trust-US to Rainforest Trust started last year, the idea of the name change had been knocking around the nonprofit since 2010. | MORE »

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6 Ways to Make Brand Journalism Work for You

The best way to generate content that is useful and sharable is to practice brand journalism.  | MORE »

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Frito-Lay Crowdsources Potato Chip Flavors, But One Detail Might be a Buzzkill

Frito-Lay CFO Hugh Johnston told the AP that the new flavors are more profitable for the company because they put “maybe an ounce or two less” chips in the special bags but charge the same price as a standard bag. | MORE »

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