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PR is Sales is Marketing is Advertising

The lines are blurry. As a communicator you are usually selling something – an idea, a story, an interview to the media, a budget, a campaign. To close on that effort – to get the story, win the account, score a larger budget – is a similar feeling your Marketing counterpart has when her campaign […] | MORE »

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This is What a Successful Agency-Client Relationship Looks Like

St. Baldrick’s TODAY Show appearance stems from a long-running relationship between the nonprofit and FleishmanHillard, stretching all the way back to 2007. | MORE »

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5 Parts of a Successful Email Pitch

When pitching a journalist via email, you have about five seconds to grab his/her attention—and that’s if it’s a slow day in the newsroom. | MORE »

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How an Integrated Media Campaign Tackled the Delicate Subject of Childhood Obesity

In 2013, the American Heart Association|American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) shifted its focus from PR programs solely supporting the group’s original mission of preventing heart disease, to engaging segments of the population to expand the fight against both heart disease and stroke. | MORE »

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The Week in PR, July 6- July 13

Burson-Marsteller rolls out a new Cuba offering, Toyota’s PR chief resigns and the latest Reputation Institute rankings. | MORE »

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4 Questions for Ben Parr: Igniting a Bonfire of Attention for Your Brand

At PR News’ Big 4 Social Media Conference, “Captivology” author Ben Parr will discuss the practical applications of his findings about the deep-rooted, primal nature of human attention, and how technology has altered the way attention is captured.  | MORE »

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Clinton Campaign Roping Off Reporters Isn’t the Best Media Relations Strategy

The optics of reporters looking like they were being herded around the candidate like cows does no favors for the Clinton camp, and provides some valuable lessons for PR pros. | MORE »

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Media Relations Lessons From the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling

Last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision to preserve Obamacare subsidies drew attention from national media in every corner of the country, as commentators and reporters had been speculating about the ruling and its potential fallout weeks before it came down. | MORE »

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Donald Trump: The Great Communicator?

Love him, hate him or ignore him, Donald Trump has his own unique style of public relations and persona shaping: Never apologize, never go on the defensive. As far as communications strategies go, it’s a bold one—but for him and for the Trump brand, it works. | MORE »

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Writer, Teach Thyself

Write exceedingly well and you’ll increase your chances of succeeding in your workplace and in the job market. Write poorly and you’ll increase the burden of work for your colleagues and be seen as potentially expendable in economic downturns. That’s just how it is. This is doubly true if you’re a PR professional or journalist. […] | MORE »

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