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4 Writing Mistakes That Will Slow Down Your Career—and How to Fix Them

March 20th, 2018 by

Whether crafting a press release seen by thousands or an email sent only to your team, a communicator’s goal is to foster a strong culture of writing, said panelists at PR News’ Advanced Writing Workshop, held March 20 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. While every writer has their blind spots, here are four common mistakes to keep in mind when crafting any communication.

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KFC and Oxfam Take Different Paths to Crisis Resolution, Honesty Triumphs

March 20th, 2018 by

Katie Paine compares crises at Oxfam and KFC in her regular Image Patrol feature. In this edition she explores how transparency and even humor can be prime tactics for managing crisis.

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39% of Americans 18 to 29 Are Online Almost Constantly, 77% Online Daily

March 20th, 2018 by

It’s hard to argue that the online life is a fad when you see how many Americans are online daily (77%), according to a new survey from Pew Research Center. Want more? 40% of Americans 18-29 say they are online “almost constantly.”

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How Brands Can Get Ready for Saturday’s ‘March for Our Lives’ and Whether or Not They Should

March 20th, 2018 by

With the March for Our Lives set for Saturday at venues around the country, what should brands be doing, if anything, to prepare? We asked Barie Carmichael , a senior counselor at APCO Worldwide and a former communicator at iconic brands. In sum, it’s a delicate dance and one size does not fit all.

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Reputation Declines for First Time Since ’09, But Honest Communication Can Help Brands Improve

March 20th, 2018 by

The Global RepTrak 100, the gold standard of corporate reputation, shows corporate reputation declining for the first time since 2009. Why has it declined and what can brands do about it? We answer those questions and more in our coverage.

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Small Businesses Seek Quick Payoff from SEO

March 20th, 2018 by

In a new survey small businesses, those with fewer than 500 employees, are shown to be fairly large proponents of SEO. Some 55% of small businesses surveyed said they use SEO, a slight increase from 2017. More than 90% said last year they would be using SEO, according to Clutch, a B2B researcher.

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5 Tips for Nonprofits Looking to Recruit and Engage Influencers

March 19th, 2018 by

Working with influencers can be an excellent way for a nonprofit to increase donations and share its message and goals with a wider audience. But as a communicator for a nonprofit organization, it can be challenging to find the right influencer and convince them to be an advocate for your organization. Here are five tips on how to go about recruiting and rewarding them.

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Facebook’s Reputation Takes Another Hit With Cambridge Analytica Revelation

March 19th, 2018 by

Facebook is nursing yet another bruise to its reputation as it manages the fallout from a scandal involving leaked data from nearly 50 million users. The latest incident regarding Strategic Communication Laboratories and its political research arm Cambridge Analytica will likely amplify calls for increased regulation and further erode public trust in the platform.

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What Brand Communicators Could Learn at SXSW

March 19th, 2018 by

There’s much to see, hear and do during the 11-day marketing cavalcade known as South by Southwest (SXSW), which ended Saturday evening. Beyond the celebrities, glitz and music, what can a brand marketer take away from the multi-level experience? David Wolpert of Bell shares some of the trends and lessons he learned during his trip to Austin, Texas.

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How the ‘Slap Rihanna’ Ad Slipped Through the Cracks on Snapchat

March 16th, 2018 by

A Snapchat ad promoting the game Would You Rather?! asked players if they would rather “slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.” Rihanna was not amused by this reference to the 2009 violent assault by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. How did this disturbing ad make it onto the app in the first place? A representative from Snap Inc. explained their ad review process, which might need a few tweaks.