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Olympian Bode Miller Avoids Weepy Interview Blame Game

Bode Miller’s reaction to his Olympic interview is a classic lesson for brand communicators in dealing a measured response. | MORE »

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When the Event Starts, Plans Can Be Worthless, but Planning is Everything

There are important things to learn from the Olympics about communications—lessons that apply in all kinds of PR initiatives. | MORE »

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In the Heat of a Crisis, Will Your PR Plan Work?

Brands and organizations put so much faith in their written plan that they have difficulty adapting quickly to the inevitable unforeseen events and developments that occur. | MORE »

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5 Storytelling Tips to Make Your Brand More Relatable

Storytelling is a fundamental skill for communicators. Here are some tips to make your messaging shine.  | MORE »

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Don’t Let Testy Interview Devolve Into a Debate About Your Brand

It’s one thing for a top executive to be camera-ready for a media interview and know his talking points cold. It’s another when the reporter has a bone to pick with the executive, has a habit of interrupting the responses and can barely contain his or her hostility toward the brand or organization. | MORE »

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Blogs Emerging as News Release Platform

More than half (60%) of PR executives said they have not used blog type news releases without a formal news release, according to an exclusive study conducted by marketing communications agency MWW. | MORE »

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Case Study: Establishing a Unified Brand for Philips with Smart Marketing, Teamwork and Keeping Things Flexible

Prior to 2013, Philips had 40 brands exhibiting in multiple exhibit spaces at LFI, each heavy with product displays. The new positioning required GES and Philips to produce a single 10,000 square-foot innovative booth to house all previously separated brands. | MORE »

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Pepsi (and Other Brands) Feel a Sochi Olympics Halo Effect. And Apparently Don’t Care

Perhaps spurred by its history of large ad presence at events such as the Super Bowl, Pepsi is incorrectly perceived by 21% of respondents in a new survey to be an official Olympic sponsor. According … | MORE »

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Social and Mobile Channels Provide New Wheels for Your Media Tours

Mobile marketing tours are an increasingly popular PR vehicle for brands and organizations that want to move beyond static media tours.  | MORE »

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Upping Your Game to Reach Online Media

The proliferation of news websites is good for PR communicators, but you will have to be more creative and skillful than ever when pitching journalists. | MORE »

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