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PR Insider: At the Intersection of PR and Fiction

Here’s how one nonprofit organization was able to take advantage of a media placement on a popular national television show to connect with new audiences. | MORE »

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Words to Use to Get Your Press Releases Read

Our Water Cooler item the other day regarding some of the words to avoid in press releases generated instant feedback. However, a few communications professionals asked us to flip the notion, and offer some words that will get journalists to read your press releases rather than delete them. | MORE »

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10 Words to Avoid in Your Press Releases

Do you use the term “solutions” in your press releases? Be honest. It’s one of those words that seem to describe almost anything. It’s also a crutch that can cost PR pros and communicators dearly when trying to get their media pitches into the right hands. | MORE »

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Starbucks Smartens Up Its Image with Free Online Education for Employees

As the first major company to offer a program of this size and scale without major stipulations, Starbucks has positioned itself as a progressive advocate of higher education, a fortunate if not intentioned side effect of the new initiative. | MORE »

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12 Tips to Improve Your Networking Skills

PR professionals are—or should be—networking masters, so we asked them to share their tips for those awkward moments when you’re in a room full of strangers that might just turn into your pathway to greater success.  | MORE »

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New Fundraising Strategy Post-Superstorm Sandy

In 2012, the donations for the Christmas Program were down significantly from previous years. So in November 2012, Nancy Marshall Communications (NMC) worked with the nonprofit to help with the marketing and PR efforts for its Christmas Program. | MORE »

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How To Use Certain Words and Avoid Others

If you’re churning out boring, jargon-filled releases day after day because that’s how it’s always been done, what value are you bringing to your company or your clients? You might as well delegate release writing to the interns. | MORE »

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When Your Actions Are the Message

Detroit’s financial emergency and trip through Chapter 9 bankruptcy have been more than 60 years in the making, so it is no surprise that the crisis management lifespan for this event is longer and more protracted than others. | MORE »

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7 Types of Story Ideas Journalists Want From PR Pros

Journalists want stories that haven’t been seen elsewhere—something that will grab the attention of people hooked on Angry Birds and “Orange Is the New Black.” | MORE »

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Case Study: Trademark Cookies Sweeten Appeal for Hotel Chain

When DoubleTree in May 2012 rolled out a PR campaign to boost brand recognition, the hotel chain knew that its signature cookie was one way that consumers could recognize the company. | MORE »

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