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Small Businesses Have Big Plans for Marketing in 2011

Small-business owners plan to increase online marketing activities, but about one-fourth have difficulty understanding how online advertising works. | MORE »

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Case Study: In Promoting Its NYC Service, Southwest Airlines Proves Experiential PR Can Fly With Cool Park Porch

Eschewing a traditional media blitz for its new presence at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Southwest goes upscale and face-to-face with a porch in a popular NYC park. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Small Businesses Up Online Spend; CEOs Flock to Davos; Digital Outsourcing on the Rise; Midterm Voters Go Social

â–¶ Small Businesses, Big Plans: The Ad-ology survey of small-business owners reveals a general optimism and increased online marketing activities for the next year. The study shows that 46% of small business owners plan to … | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: Banks Need Customer-Focused Messaging

As public trust in the U.S. banking industry falls, financial communications pros weigh in on how the industry can regain some respect. First step: Communicate the positive effects of banks on their customers. | MORE »

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Quarterly Retweets: Investor Relations Pros Should Think Digitally—and Globally

While digital trends and tools are rapidly altering the ways investor relations pros communicate, more traditional outreach and an enlightened worldview can’t be overlooked. | MORE »

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Integrating Digital Platforms in Financial Comms: It’s Money

Regulatory edicts notwithstanding, more and more investor relations pros are using Web and social media platforms to spread the financial word. Here are some tips for leveraging digital tools. | MORE »

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The Ad Launch: Context, Reputation and Authenticity Key to PR’s Role

PR, advertising and marketing come together as the three disciplines work toward the launch of CDW’s "People Who Get IT" ad campaign. | MORE »

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Launching an Ad Campaign: Collaboration, ROI Metrics Are Key

Ogilvy PR’s Suzanne O’Leary Lopez, who recently helped CDW launch a national ad campaign, offers some tips on how PR and advertising can be best integrated. | MORE »

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Midterm Elections Boost Political Engagement via Social Media

Adults who spend time online used some of that time before the Nov. 2010 elections to connect with a political campaign or get other political info using social networking sites. | MORE »

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PR News Shout-Out: Natalie Harper and Donovan Creative

A new PR News feature recognizes recent great work done by individuals and/or teams. First up: An Edmonton agency "huddles up" for successful cause campaign. | MORE »

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