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Staged White House Photos Nixed

The obsession for authenticity in communications has led to an agreement between the news media and the White House that the president will no longer pose for photos in which he appears to be making a speech that he’s already made. | MORE »

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The Ripple Effect of Nation Branding

Daniel Florian of Berlin-based Dimap Communications discusses public diplomacy and its impact on foreign direct investment. | MORE »

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2011 CableFAXIES Awards: Media Relations Campaign

National Geographic’s media relations team launched a multi-layered press campaign for Great Migrations, the network’s largest programming undertaking yet. Media efforts included international press trips and three major screening events in the U.S. | MORE »

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New Item to Add to Crisis Plan: Hacker Attack Response

The hacking of PBS’ Web sites offers a glimpse of a nightmare that all organizations fear but few are prepared for. | MORE »

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Steve Jobs the New Uncle Walt

With the announcement that Jobs will keynote the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is communicating that spiritually, Steve Jobs will never leave the company. | MORE »

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PR News Q&A: Monte Lutz on Engaging a Facebook Community

Edelman’s Monte Lutz offers a preview of his Aug. 9 Facebook Conference discussion on how—and how not to—build a community of continually engaged brand advocates. | MORE »

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5 Steps to Prepping C-Suite Execs for Media Interviews

Dentsu Communications’ Jim Miller provides five key steps to making any executive ready to confidently handle media interviews, from researching a reporter’s story angle to instilling confidence in a speaker. | MORE »

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Women More Likely Than Men to Support Causes Through Social Media

When it comes to social media, women are more apt to be believers in the role that sites like Facebook can play in facilitating cause-related involvement. | MORE »

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Event Communicators Prefer Face-to-Face to Virtual

For all the talk of online events like webcasts and virtual meetings eventually supplanting live events, attendees still value the energy, face time and networking opportunities of a live event. | MORE »

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For Optimal PR Punch, Be a Counselor First, Tactician Second

While it’s great to know all the latest PR tools and tactics, being a strategic counselor is what keeps clients and aligns communications with business goals. | MORE »

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