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How Jon Stewart Announced His Departure from The Daily Show

The departure of a beloved figure from a program or company he/she helped build can sometimes be messy. While Jon Stewart’s exit from The Daily Show is far from complete, the announcement was done seamlessly as far as a communications strategy goes. | MORE »

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5 Tips for Crafting a Successful Email Pitch

When pitching a journalist via email, you have about five seconds to grab his/her attention—and that’s if it’s a slow day in the newsroom. | MORE »

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Vox and BuzzFeed Interviews With Obama Show Changing Nature of Media Relations

As millennials move into the decision-making process, BuzzFeed, Funny or Die and the other outlets they grew up on need to be a part of the media relations conversation. | MORE »

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Marketers to Tap Journalists for Content

As companies start to shift from “storytelling” to “storymaking,” or creating organic content that didn’t originate from a slideshow or press release, they have another option to consider: the proliferating number of branded content studios designed to help companies tell their stories. | MORE »

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Rand Paul Shushes CNBC Anchor, Provides Example of How Not to Communicate

During an interview with CNBC’s Kelly Evans, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul shushed Evans and told her to “calm down” while he answered a question. Use this interview as Exhibit A when prepping top executives on what not to do when talking with the media. | MORE »

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Infographic: 8 TED Talks That Teach Public Speaking

If you’re nervous about public speaking, you’re not alone. A StatisticBrain survey found that 74 percent of adults have anxiety about speaking in public. But help is on the way. Here are some constructive public speaking tips culled from successful TED talks. | MORE »

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Nationwide Defends #MakeSafeHappen Super Bowl Ad About Child Deaths

Nationwide Insurance’s Super Bowl ad featured the ghost of a young boy narrating scenes in a life he didn’t get to live because of an accident, and critics didn’t take kindly to it. Still, if you subscribe to the “no such thing as bad publicity” dictum, the spot was a win for the insurer. | MORE »

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#GoDaddyPuppy Wins Super Bowl Ad Awareness War Four Days Before Kickoff

If GoDaddy had considered the clout, passions and research acumen of animal rights advocates it probably would have scratched its lost-puppy Super Bowl ad when it was first proposed. But in the battle for media attention in Super Bowl week, GoDaddy put points on the scoreboard. | MORE »

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50 Words Your Press Release Can Do Without

Press releases are too often mired down in jargon, corporate terms and techno-babble that turn people off. Here is a list of some words to avoid. | MORE »

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How to Sharpen Your Email Delivery

You would think that the proliferation of social platforms and mobile devices would spell doom for email marketing/campaigns. Not so. Get reacquainted with an enduring PR tool—email. | MORE »

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