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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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@Arbys Turns Brisket into PR Gold with 13-Hour Commercial

On Saturday, the restaurant chain aired a 13-hour commercial consisting of a single take of a brisket being smoked at one of its smokehouses in Texas. Call it Yule Log for brisket lovers. | MORE »

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How Not to Er, ‘Pitch,’ Like 50 Cent

Don’t lose the day job, 50 Cent. The rapper, also known as Curtis Jackson, tossed out the first pitch at Citi Field Tuesday night. If you can call it that. But it was all in good fun, a circuitous reminder for communicators and PR pros on the right way to, er, “pitch.” | MORE »

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5 Ways for PR Pros to Think Like Journalists

It’s a perennial in the PR field: If you want to stoke any interest in your media pitches, you have to think more like a journalist. But the theory doesn’t always translate into practice.
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Make Sure Your Stories Get Found

As PR pros we take a big chunk of our time creating exciting campaigns with a solid strategy that meets our clients’ goals. We pitch our most trusted contacts and strive for A-list media coverage. But even when we do get coverage in the top media outlets in our field the expected traffic does not follow.  | MORE »

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PR’s Goal: ‘Talk Less, Say More’ as Brevity Becomes Norm

In an increasingly mobile (and hyper-busy) society, the trend in content format has been to serve messages in smaller and smaller morsels that consumers could accesss without committing much time. | MORE »

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To Help Users Address Privacy Issues, Facebook Deploys a Cartoon Dinosaur

Content creation, discovery and consumption has never been easier. There is vastly more content volume, and it’s accessed in countless new ways, the most prominent being search and social media. That makes it a golden … | MORE »

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