3 Twitter Takeaways from the Hunt for #redpanda

June 26th, 2013 by

On Monday, the National Zoo alerted its more than 45,000 Twitter followers that Rusty the red panda was missing. What ensued was a social media search party that eventually led to his safe return.

Carnival CEO Steps Down After Disastrous Year

June 25th, 2013 by

Carnival Corp. announced today that CEO Mickey Arison will be stepping down. It’s been a tough year for the company—though passengers on February’s Carnival #cruisefromhell might argue they’ve suffered worse.

Can’t Tell a Story in 6 Seconds? You’re Not Trying

June 25th, 2013 by

Video is decidedly the most engaging content on the Web. With that in mind, there are many challenges and opportunities at stake for PR pros looking to leverage the medium. Tim Baker, vice president of digital strategy for MWW Group offers tips and tricks for the PR pro looking to master video content.

How to Transform Your Managers Into Pro Communicators

June 25th, 2013 by

One of the best bosses I ever had was a great communicator. He would take the time to sit down with his team and share important organizational news.

The Stylebook to Help PR Pros Create Their Own Writing Style

June 24th, 2013 by

If PR pros want to improve their writing skills, perhaps they need to carve out some time to read Charles Dickens, Vladimir Nabokov, F. Scott Fitzgerald and other literary lions whose writing talents have transcended the generations. It’s one piece of advice for how PR pros can improve their writing skills, compliments of Beth Haiken, VP of corporate citizenship and communications at WayPoint Homes.

4 Lessons Your Brand Can Learn From The Twinkies Revival

June 24th, 2013 by

Twinkies connoisseurs rejoice. Hostess on Sunday announced that the spongy yellow confection is returning to shelves on July 15.

Key Elements to an Excellent Content Marketing Strategy

June 24th, 2013 by

Content marketing is an essential skill in the PR professional’s tool kit. From Red Bull’s “extreme content marketing” to Old Spice’s numerous viral videos about the way a man should smell, content marketing is a superb way to define your brand’s personality, engage consumers and even garner media coverage. But where should you start?

Moving Past Principles to Unlock the Business Potential of PR Metrics

June 24th, 2013 by

Every year, senior level PR research and measurement aficionados trek to exotic locales for the Annual AMEC (International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications) European Measurement Summit. The Summit has grown from a small gathering in Berlin to a mecca for the latest thinking in the measurement industry.

Crafting Your Message For Short-Attention Span Nation; Digital Video Value Train Starting to Accelerate the Pace

June 24th, 2013 by

Most online readers leave the Web page at (or before) the 60% point of a scroll, according to a recent Chartbeat study. The U.S. digital video sector earned a combined $6.3 billion in revenue, and $9.4 billion globally in 2012, according to AccuStream Research.

Pro Bono Done Right: Questioning What Matters

June 24th, 2013 by

It’s one of those conversations that starts casually, but that can quickly become all consuming if you’re not prepared. You’ve been there before.