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Social Media: Amid Flurry of New PR Channels, Old Rules Still Apply

The most important thing to understand about getting the most impact out of your social media, no matter what platform you choose, is that cleverly disguised advertising won’t get you very far. | MORE »

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How To Give a Presentation in 9 Words

A presentation isn’t about great-looking slides, it’s about ideas that attract people. Refine your point, work out what’s important and make it matter to the other person. | MORE »

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Sharing Your Content Starts at Home

While brand ambassadors are appealing to some companies because they appear more regulated, they simply aren’t authentic and therefore aren’t effective. | MORE »

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What Makes an Effective Crisis Spokesperson?

A good spokesperson will deliver corporate messages correctly. A great spokesperson will earn the public’s trust. During a crisis, which is usually where corporate spokespeople are introduced, being an effective spokesperson is a tremendous advantage. | MORE »

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Did CBS Take Low Road by Canceling Rihanna?

Skirting an issue like domestic violence to avoid controversy will send a message that your brand is callous and uncaring. | MORE »

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8 Key Organizational Benefits of Having Social Employees

Mark Burgess, author of “The Social Employee” and keynote speaker at PR News’ 2014 Platinum PR Awards, discusses the opportunities for PR pros to become social leaders within their organizations. | MORE »

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PR Insider: 7 Ways to Turn Event Insights into Media Coverage

Not every event will be a slam dunk for PR, but sticking with a certain approach can help curate content and position your company as a thought leader. | MORE »

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4 Ways to Prepare for a Social Media Crisis

Whether the damage is self-inflicted or the result of a difficult topic resurfacing, professional crisis communicators argue that the success or failure of a crisis response depends on the preparation done before the crisis actually occurred. | MORE »

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#WhyIStayed Twitter Campaign Backfires on DiGiorno’s Pizza

The Ray Rice story has been sucking up a lot of the media oxygen the last few days. That’s what makes DiGiorno’s Pizza latest Twitter campaign such a head- scratcher.
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5 Keys to Successful Workplace Crisis Communications

Whether an organization is confronting a difficult contract negotiation, planning a large-scale cutback in staff and managerial positions, or revamping its benefits programs, here are critical steps to take in advance to ensure successful message management. | MORE »

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