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Quick Study: Public on Nuke Fence; Retailers Customer-Savvy; Managers Lack Training; Social Ads Low Traffic Drivers

â–¶ U.S. Divided on Nuclear: Three weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled four nuclear reactors in Japan, Americans are displaying only a slight shift in their opinions on nuclear power, says a new … | MORE »

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B2B Companies Play the Field in Sports Arena for Branding Opportunities

Taking a cue from consumer brands, more B2B organizations are entering into sports sponsorships. Here’s the strategies behind this alignment from the communications leaders of three companies. | MORE »

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Tapping Human Emotions for PR: ‘I Laughed! I Cried! I Bought!’

Thanks to a crowded marketplace, corporate messages can’t be just about performance and features. The trend toward leveraging emotions and, yes, customer irrationality, is growing. | MORE »

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Certifiably Consumable: Buyers Respond Best to Official Seals 

Consumers are more likely to purchase products that feature third party certifications than products with vague claims or environmental imagery. | MORE »

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Despite Multitasking, Consumers Still Drawn in by TV

While TV viewing habits have been greatly influenced by simultaneous online and mobile engagement, the majority of Americans’ purchasing decisions are still influenced by TV ads. | MORE »

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Know Your Letters: Spelling Variations Matter in Branding 

Americans’ perception of brands are shaped by spelling variants within company names. The tailoring of words can change whether a company is viewed as innovative or capable. | MORE »

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Video: PR and the Battle for Social Media Leadership

In this video clip, PR News SVP and group publisher Diane Schwartz discusses with Ragan Communications’ Mark Ragan the importance of excellent
writing and communication skills in social media and the competition between marketing and PR for control of social media within organizations.

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Tip Sheet: How to Pick the Right Crisis Comms Counsel

In what could be your most critical pre-crisis decision, here are some important considerations when choosing the right crisis communications help. | MORE »

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Case Study: Beverage Trade Organization Brings in Big Partners, Rallies Soft Drink Rivals in Sweeping School Drink Effort

Looking to deflect criticism that it’s member companies were contributing to child obesity, the American Beverage Association launched a massive initiative that reduced calories in drinks shipped to schools by nearly 90%. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Want Your Brand to Pop? Know Your Letters; Consumers Multitask While Watching TV; Green Public Certifiable

A recent study of how brand names "click" with consumers finds that words with double letters really resonate. Way to go, Larry and Sergey. | MORE »

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