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Case Study: CITGO Kindle Program Helps Kids Turn the Page

To encourage students to stay in school, CITGO Petroleum partnered with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to launch the “Kindling Young Minds” program across six Houston high schools spanning three independent school districts (ISDs). | MORE »

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3 Tips for Writing a Catchy Lede

Beth Monaghan, principal and co-founder of agency InkHouse, and a presenter at PR News’ Aug. 15 webinar, “How to Write Effective Press Releases That Serve Your Brand & the Media,” offers three approaches to ledes you should consider. | MORE »

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Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee Announces 2014 Platinum PR Awards Finalists

Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” reveals the finalists of PR News’ Platinum PR Awards. Zee will emcee the awards luncheon on Sept. 16. | MORE »

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Media Consolidation Creates New Opportunities for PR Pros

As the tectonic plates of media continue to shift to online properties and social media platforms, traditional media outlets are trying to gobble up competitors and consolidate the assets. | MORE »

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Using Media Elements to Rebrand Environmental Group

While the process of changing its name from World Land Trust-US to Rainforest Trust started last year, the idea of the name change had been knocking around the nonprofit since 2010. | MORE »

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6 Ways to Make Brand Journalism Work for You

The best way to generate content that is useful and sharable is to practice brand journalism.  | MORE »

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Frito-Lay Crowdsources Potato Chip Flavors, But One Detail Might be a Buzzkill

Frito-Lay CFO Hugh Johnston told the AP that the new flavors are more profitable for the company because they put “maybe an ounce or two less” chips in the special bags but charge the same price as a standard bag. | MORE »

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Stephen Colbert Generates Positive PR for Authors—and Himself—in Hachette-Amazon Dispute

Two debut Hachette authors are enjoying the “Colbert bump,” a phenomenon already known in the publishing world whereby books written by authors who appear on “The Colbert Report” see an increase in sales. | MORE »

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PR Lessons from a Growing Meat Scandal

A suspect meat scandal in China is getting worse. The growing scandal surrounding Husi Food should focus the mind of communicators when it comes dealing with global supply chains and crafting a contingency plan for when a crisis ensues. | MORE »

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3 Assumptions to Avoid When Building Reputation

It’s an occupational hazard for communicators: It takes years to cultivate a solid reputation, but it could vanish virtually overnight with one boneheaded move by the company. One way to mitigate that possibility may be for PR pros to rethink (and reconfigure) reputation management. | MORE »

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