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Are You Ready to Tell Your Story? Crisis Planning in a 24/7 Media Environment

For as long as we can remember, media training included telling clients to “triage” media this way in a crisis: •    Do radio interviews first because they broadcast every hour. •    Next, talk to the … | MORE »

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Good PR is Viral PR

While working as the director of CVS Caremark’s workforce initiatives, Steve Wing learned a valuable lesson: A good story can have a powerful cacade effect. 

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Another Angle

For Sue Vitters Howland, VP of Weber Shandwick, attracting the media’s attention to your company’s innovative initiatives may have everything to do with the focus of your pitch. “Workforce trends tend to have a broad … | MORE »

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Trust & Public Relations: What the Research Says

Public relations is in the trust-making business. What communications professionals do revolves around establishing and maintaining relationships. Yet it often appears that we public relations practitioners are not trusted ourselves. And when called upon to … | MORE »

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Public Affairs in the Age of Conversational Communications

As recent political campaigns—and their subsequent snafus and recovery efforts—have demonstrated, directly engaging audiences for the first time when you are in the midst of a crisis adds more stress to an already haphazard job. … | MORE »

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PR Lessons From The Political Trenches

Last week was a big one for politics and public relations. Not only did the race for the Democratic nomination finally end, but the controversy surrounding former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s tell-all book … | MORE »

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How to Write a Killer Press Release

Press releases can be be a powerful PR tool that can promote key developments for your client. However, if written poorly, the media may ignore it no matter how newsworthy the topic. To write an … | MORE »

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Global Media Relations Study: Not Okay to Accept Pay for Coverage

According to a survey conducted by Dr. Katerina Tsetsura, University of Oklahoma, a large majority of journalists and public relations practitioners around the world say it is not professional for media to accept payments from … | MORE »

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Averting a Crisis with Strategic Communications

Prior to the total closure of I-64 in St. Louis, the largest highway improvement in Missouri history, headlines screamed “Apocalypse Now!” and “Traffic Nightmare!” Over the course of one year, the Missouri Department of Transportation … | MORE »

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Consumers Control Future of Media, says Study

According to a recent Nokia study, the current wave of user-created media may be here to stay. Nokia polled trend-setting consumers from 17 countries about their online behavior and lifestyles. Extrapolating information from its 900 … | MORE »

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