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How Social Listening Can Help Make Sense of Your Brand’s Online Reputation

In order for communicators to capitalize on social listening, they need to involve multiple disciplines within their organizations, such as sales, HR and product development. By getting more disciplines involved in your social listening, you have a better chance to monetize your social channels. | MORE »

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4 Ways to Blog That Will Inspire Trust and Shares

Blogging has one main leg up on social media platforms whose algorithms are constantly changing: On your blog, you make the rules. An effective blog also serves as the hub for all your other social channels, all while providing a platform to engage with your audience. | MORE »

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Caitlyn Jenner Breaks the Internet Using Old Media

Many have championed Caitlyn Jenner as a hero for the LGBT movement. But it’s her creative use of the media that should hold the attention of communications professionals. | MORE »

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5 Tips to Help PR and IT Work Together

The growing connection between PR and IT can really help lead an organization in the direction of innovation and change. Mobilizing these two departments to find synergies will help them work together to achieve the same goals. | MORE »

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6 Tips for Shooting Great Corporate Video Interviews

For brands and organizations that are just beginning to develop their online video programming, a good deal of the content will initially focus on creating mini documentaries and conducting interviews with C-level executives and other senior managers. | MORE »

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Thought Leaders Key to Revamp of Teen Brand

Launched in 2008 as Virtual Piggy (VPIG), Oink realized that it needed to rebrand to increase its appeal to the hip, young Generations Y and Z that its products were created for, as well as their parents—the buyers of the digital wallet service. The revamp needed to differentiate the brand, whose products include an app and a debit card, from competitors in what is an increasingly congested market. | MORE »

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Video, Coding, Web and Data Skills Critical for Advancement in PR, But Training Is Lagging

Being knowledgeable with video editing, coding and website development as well as data analysis and research are critical skills for those seeking career advancement, according to more than a dozen millennials in PR and communications who gathered last month for PR News’ inaugural Millennial Roundtable. | MORE »

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Language Supply Chains, Networking Keys to Leveraging ‘Owned Media’

The new definition of owned media is simple: If we create and approve content, it’s owned. It wasn’t long ago when owned media simply was the content on our website. Today owned media has moved from being a site to becoming how a customer experiences the brand’s voice. | MORE »

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Consumers Choose Video Over Reading

Consumers are nearly 50 percent more likely to read email newsletters that feature links to video, according to a survey of 1,051 people conducted by online video app company Animoto. | MORE »

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Influencers Hiding in Plain Sight on LinkedIn Communications

Find key reporters covering your market. Check. Engage influencers who can propel your message. Check. Spark conversations with your audience. Check. LinkedIn provides these and other opportunities, but PR execs for the most part continue to give the social network short shrift. | MORE »

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