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Keep Press and Analysts Engaged in Internet-Driven Media Cycles

A recent survey of journalists and analysts on their use of social media channels Facebook and LinkedIn, and news aggregation options Twitter and Delicious, shows that they are a lot like us in their social networking usage.
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How to Craft Verbal ‘Keepers’ and Trim the Messaging Fat

Short and active snippets of information are key to crisp communications, and to a much longer career as a PR professional. Here are some examples of "keepers" and their dull counterparts. | MORE »

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Case Study: Legit to Quit—Data, DJs and Coalition Building Help Drive Kinder, Gentler Smoking Cessation Campaign

Through comprehensive research of smokers’ habits and barriers to quitting, Porter Novelli and the American Lung Association crafted and executed a successful effort to help smokers quit. | MORE »

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Press Conference Confusion: Learn From Media Relations Mistakes

An ill-fated press conference is bad news for college communicators, but in the process becomes a valuable lesson that will ensure more effective efforts in the future. | MORE »

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Translating Complex Science Topics Is Really an Art

To communicate scientific research to audiences, frame it within shared values or beliefs—and use visuals. | MORE »

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Navigating a Crisis: Don’t Get Defensive, Stick to Your Guns

Royal Caribbean’s Cynthia Martinez offers tips for turning negative media coverage into a PR success story. | MORE »

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Beer and Politics: Latch Onto an Issue That Resonates

The American Beverage Institute’s communications team offers tips for scanning the media for news hooks for one’s own messages. | MORE »

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Case Study: Post-Haiti Quake, Cruise Line Turns Rough Docking Decision Criticism Into a Smooth CSR story

After a wave of negative press followed Royal Caribbean’s decision return to its long-visited Haitian port just days after the massive earthquake struck the island in January, the cruise company was able to turn the course of the coverage with consistent messaging. | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: Do Product Stories Rule in Recession?

Data shows that “product” stories resonate with the media, particularly when corporate reputations are suffering. Nevertheless, in good times and bad, push product news only when you really have something to say. | MORE »

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Case Study: Plump Up the Volume: PR Injects Potent Media Outreach Into Campaign to Expose ‘Unnatural’ Poultry Practice

To help protect Foster Farms’ Natural product line, Fineman PR plays up the "plumping" of chicken with salt water by competitors. | MORE »

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