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Working With the Ad Council: Pro Bono Doesn’t Mean ‘Free’

Working with the Ad Council on an initiative can be a fruitful exercise, but it’s important to have a measurement system in place—particularly when it comes to dollars spent. | MORE »

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Case Study: With Returning Veterans in Harm’s Way, PR Goes Into Awareness Battle Mode to Communicate Their Plight

Organization: Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Agency: Peppercom Timeframe: December 2008 – December 2009 Ad Council ads on behalf of the IAVA were distributed to 33,000 media outlets nationwide.  Image courtesy of the … | MORE »

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Don’t Play Google Hide & Seek: Robust SEO Tactics Can Raise Your Ranking

Search engine optimization may sound complex to the uninitiated, but by following some basic essentials, PR pros can easily raise the visibility of their content online, including news releases. | MORE »

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How to Optimize Your Content: A Three-Step Program

Nothing is more crucial in creating awareness and attracting eyeballs to your products or services than great content. Here are three elements needed to successfully create, customize and market content. | MORE »

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Customer Care: Actions Should Speak Louder Than—Listening

Communicators are getting really good at monitoring what their customers are saying—it’s taking action on behalf of customers that’s lagging. But organizations large and small are starting to pick up the customer service pace. | MORE »

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Students Resist Marketing Tactics on Social Media

College students prefer to have private discussions with their friends on social networking sites—eschewing conversations with corporate marketers, says a new study. | MORE »

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PR News Q&A: Ovaitt on Measurement’s ‘So What’ Factor

PR measurement expert and PR News Measurement Conference speaker Frank Ovaitt discusses which metrics the C-suite wants to see, the importance of the Barcelona Principles and…well, don’t get him started on advertising value equivalents (AVEs). | MORE »

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Tablet Sales to Soar, With iPad Leading the Charge

Sales of tablet computers are expected to double over the next five years, resulting in increased competition, says a new study. | MORE »

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Public Divided on WikiLeaks’ Document Dump

Free speech or security threat? Americans are conflicted about how much freedom organizations like WikiLeaks should have in publishing confidential documents. | MORE »

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Investing in Wellness Programs: Measurement Is Lacking

While employee wellness programs are on the rise—particularly in North America—only about a third of employers are actually measuring the success of such programs. | MORE »

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