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Relevant Content Makes Discovering It Easier

Content discovery, a native ad unit recognized by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, occurs when an ad or paid content link is delivered via a “widget.” Steve Cody, CEO of Peppercomm, said even the best funded combinations of search discovery tools will fall flat “if the content itself is self-serving and intended to sell products and services.” | MORE »

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4 Tips for Working With External Bloggers

Working with external bloggers is an entirely different process than having staffers blog in-house. Issues include recruitment, work structure, FTC regulations and compensation. Then there’s the question of trust. | MORE »

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Toshiba Uses Strategic Meetings to Integrate and Boost Communications

When Toshiba America Medical Systems was set to roll out a national advertising and marketing campaign late last year, Charlene DeBar, manager of corporate communications, thought it was an opportune moment | MORE »

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A Crisis Team Can Save Your Brand

It’s an occupational hazard for many companies: If the legal squad and the communications crew are unable to find a way to be responsive during a crisis, you’ll be left at the starting line while negative messaging runs free, the opportunity to protect your reputation gets lost, and your inability to respond weakens. | MORE »

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Make Sure Your Message Has a Goal

A lot of PR is about follow-through and follow-up. Read. You have to know what’s going on in the news and how different news outlets are telling stories. Get work experience, put in your time and take internships. You’re not credible without experience. | MORE »

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Toyota President Stands Behind PR Chief After Prescription Drug Arrest

Toyota is on crisis alert today following the arrest of Julie Hamp, the company’s communications chief and the highest-ranking woman in its 77-year history, on suspicion of illegally bringing painkillers into Japan. | MORE »

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Building Successful Media Partnerships for Your Brand

In an ideal partnership a brand and its media partner will share a like-minded audience, and both parties will have clear goals in mind for the campaign. | MORE »

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4 Ways to Tie Twitter to Your Overall PR Strategy

These tips from Krisleigh Hoermann of the American Heart Association, and a presenter at PR News’ Big 4 Social Media Conference, will help you be smarter about the time you’re investing in Twitter on behalf of your organization. | MORE »

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5 Clues That It’s Time to Part Ways With a PR Client

The opportunity to create great campaigns with clients is one of the most rewarding aspects of working in PR, but how do you part ways with a client when things aren’t working out?  | MORE »

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3 Social Media Metrics Tips to Impress the C-Suite

The first step in proving the value of social media to the C-Suite is to measure your brand’s social media engagement.  | MORE »

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