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Taking a Stand: Communicating with Difficult CEOs By the Numbers

To prove your value to big egos means having elephant skin. Owning a legitimate relationship with the boss is one thing, but picking him up by the lapels to convince him that his actions could have seriously unintended consequences is another. | MORE »

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How to Transform Press Releases

A press release should be designed as a news story worthy of publication in a newspaper. This might sound humorous as you consider the hundreds of press releases you’ve seen and written that begin with, “ABC Corporation, the leading provider of best in breed ecommerce solutions…” Yet today’s news cycles make the reality of verbatim pick-up a real possibility—that is, if the release is written well. | MORE »

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3 Lessons Brad Pitt Can Teach You About Using Metrics to Power PR

Barry Reicherter of Finn Partners and a speaker at PR News’ upcoming Google Conference for Communicators in San Francisco offers data and analytics lessons as seen through the fulcrum of three movies starring Brad Pitt. | MORE »

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Visual, Mobile Issues Confront Communicators in 2015

As they wade into the 2015 pool communicators will be on the hook to show positive returns for a growing number of disciplines, ranging from online analytics to content marketing to mobile apps. | MORE »

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7 Essential Elements of Effective PR Writing

In today’s crowded media environment, simply avoiding grammatical mistakes isn’t enough to make your PR content stand out. | MORE »

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4 of the Best PR Stories in 2014

The PR fails are easy to remember, the positive PR stories, not so much. But we jogged our memories to come up with a handful of examples of effective communications and solid messaging in 2014. | MORE »

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Sony Releases The Interview Amidst Muddled Messaging

The Sony hack provides a lesson in how a brand that become victims of such an attack should conduct its messaging.  | MORE »

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New Year’s Resolution: 10 Tips for Improving Your Media Pitching Technique

Successfully pitching the media and securing coverage involves relationship building, smart storytelling and careful follow up—not to mention research, creativity and a lot of patience. There’s always room for improvement, and with the New Year approaching now is as good a time as ever to set a goal of working on your media pitching technique. | MORE »

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Case Study: Campaign Debunks Misperceptions about Public Housing

HAI, Inc. partnered with Cone Communications to develop and launch ReThink: Why Housing Matters. It challenged Americans’ misperceptions about public housing by reinforcing its benefits through compelling story telling initiatives. | MORE »

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Sony Struggles to Respond to a Fast-Changing PR Nightmare

The Sony Pictures hacking scandal is getting ugly. The computer breach has turned into a PR nightmare for the Hollywood studio, with the company’s reputation now hanging in the balance. | MORE »

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