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Bad News for Fast Food Corporations

August 29th, 2013 by

Reports have surfaced that a massive fast food protest will be staged next week around the country. Employees from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King are all expected to walk out of their jobs to voice concerns about poor treatment and unlivable wages.

How to Manage Edits From the Legal and Executive Teams, While Maintaining Your Sanity

August 29th, 2013 by

The phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen” holds true for the editing process, as many PR pros can attest. A perfectly good press release or, worse, investor-relations memo, can be transformed into a Franken-doc by the time everyone has made their tweaks.

The Hype Machine

August 29th, 2013 by

Social media is not only here to stay, it’s set to evolve at a rapid pace as brands begin deciphering the best ways to use it. Nonetheless, hype can drown out utility as marketing managers and agency partners forget that social platforms are merely a tool just like any other channel.

Video is Still Not a Big Enough Part of PR (Infographic)

August 28th, 2013 by

Most PR pros (79%) agree that video is not being used nearly enough when it comes to content. However, according to a recent survey conducted by PR News and PR Newswire, that will change in 2014.

Back to School: 3 Crucial Skills to Master Today

August 28th, 2013 by

With the fall season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to refresh your public relations toolkit. Here are three essential skills communication professionals need to thrive in the coming year.

5 Tactics to Illuminate Staid Press Releases

August 27th, 2013 by

Want to ensure that your press releases rise like cream to the top of a journalist’s inbox? Here are five questions to mull over before you send out your latest pitch.

PR Report Card: The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

August 26th, 2013 by

Sunday night MTV held its annual award show honoring the best music videos of the year. Of course, we all know what the VMAs are really about: celebrity pageantry. And this year was no different.

3 Tips You Should Already Know to Create Better Vines

August 26th, 2013 by

With 40 million users now signed up, Vine has become a household name. Six seconds may not seem like enough time to create a captivating narrative, but Vine has proven otherwise.

You’ve Made it Through a PR Crisis, But Did You Plan for the Aftermath?

August 26th, 2013 by

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org got hammered in the media two weeks ago when Gawker.com revealed that a LeanIn.org editor was seeking an unpaid intern for an editorial role at the organization

Many Brands Fail to Heed Social Media During a Crisis; Your CSR Efforts Can Go Straight to the Bottom Line

August 26th, 2013 by

More than half (57%) of companies are not using social media as a communications channel during a crisis, according to the latest Business Continuity Insight Survey by PwC.