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7 Ways You Can Write a State of the Union-Worthy Speech

Tonight, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address in front of Congress. With millions watching, it’s an unprecedented PR opportunity for the president. Here are seven tips for making sure that when it’s your turn to give an important speech, you’ll have a good script in hand. | MORE »

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Act Like a Journalist

I make sure our PR outreach/content is always educational, sincere, and practical.  | MORE »

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PR Insider: The Lost Art of Reputation Management

We need to get to back to the basics of reputation management because teaching principles of protecting an image should be sacred in PR.  | MORE »

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Taking a Stand: Communicating with Difficult CEOs By the Numbers

To prove your value to big egos means having elephant skin. Owning a legitimate relationship with the boss is one thing, but picking him up by the lapels to convince him that his actions could have seriously unintended consequences is another. | MORE »

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How to Transform Press Releases

A press release should be designed as a news story worthy of publication in a newspaper. This might sound humorous as you consider the hundreds of press releases you’ve seen and written that begin with, “ABC Corporation, the leading provider of best in breed ecommerce solutions…” Yet today’s news cycles make the reality of verbatim pick-up a real possibility—that is, if the release is written well. | MORE »

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Case Study: PR Effort Helps Bring the Soap Box Derby Up to Speed

In 2009, Bob Troyer, public relations chairman for the All-American Soap Box Derby, approached AKA MEDIA INC. to help promote, publicize, broadcast and digitize the event. The agency worked closely with the Derby for the next five years, but in 2014 the Derby raced ahead to a new level. | MORE »

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3 Lessons Brad Pitt Can Teach You About Using Metrics to Power PR

Barry Reicherter of Finn Partners and a speaker at PR News’ upcoming Google Conference for Communicators in San Francisco offers data and analytics lessons as seen through the fulcrum of three movies starring Brad Pitt. | MORE »

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Visual, Mobile Issues Confront Communicators in 2015

As they wade into the 2015 pool communicators will be on the hook to show positive returns for a growing number of disciplines, ranging from online analytics to content marketing to mobile apps. | MORE »

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7 Essential Elements of Effective PR Writing

In today’s crowded media environment, simply avoiding grammatical mistakes isn’t enough to make your PR content stand out. | MORE »

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4 of the Best PR Stories in 2014

The PR fails are easy to remember, the positive PR stories, not so much. But we jogged our memories to come up with a handful of examples of effective communications and solid messaging in 2014. | MORE »

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