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Thanksgiving Shopping: Brands Justify Opening/Closing for Black Friday

In the race to capitalize on the increasing commercialization of the holidays, Black Friday and Gray Thursday have sent more Americans to work on Thanksgiving in both early morning and late night store openings. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Newspapers and Editorial Boards Still Have Impact

Even in today’s digital age and with social media on everyone’s minds, there are still tried and true uses for print media. | MORE »

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Communication Lessons From the Ebola Outbreak

Through my work with Linking the World, I’ve been involved in coordinating efforts during numerous crises, including the Ebola outbreak. While each situation is unique, the importance of effective communication in these instances isn’t.  | MORE »

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Infographic: Why Are People So Bad at Media Pitching?

Getting a mainstream media outlet to pay attention to your business comes down to your pitch, which increasingly—if not always—occurs via email. Ninety percent of the time it’s not your qualifications, your knowledge or your ability that will land your organization or client a great media placement. It’s your approach. | MORE »

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An Uber Exec’s Case Study in Bad PR

PR pros, take note: For most any corporate executive, going after his or her media critics is usually a no-win proposition. | MORE »

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4 Tips for Using Twitter to Pitch Journalists

Communicators have been turning to Twitter more frequently to pitch reporters. Here are some tips to break through the clutter.  | MORE »

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How to Reconfigure a (Bad) Press Release

If you want news professionals to publish or comment on your news release, it has to be news, and has to provide benefits to the media outlet’s audience. | MORE »

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Case Study: How Telecom Company Boosted Lines of Communication

Vantage was able to combine long-term PR campaign strategies — along with its media relations and social media chops — to bolster Voxbone’s audience in a way that drove customer interest and engagement: a PR home run. | MORE »

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Connecting Your Brand to the Comet Landing Shouldn’t Be Too Cosmic

As scientists cheer and the media celebrate, brand managers may consider the best way to get in on the action of the Philae landing. Buyer beware. | MORE »

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11 Media Pitching Tips for PR Pros

Working journalists typically say they delete 20 email pitches at a time with nary a glance at the subject lines. To help you move the odds a bit more in your favor, Tracy Schario, communications officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts, and a presenter at PR News’ Dec. 11 Media Relations Conference in Washington, D.C., offers some advice to help you connect with the journalists who matter in your market. | MORE »

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