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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.

7 Secrets to Powerful Customer Testimonials

June 24th, 2013 by

As a PR professional you’re probably aware that client testimonials are an extremely powerful marketing tool. The reason they can be so effective is simple: While it’s fine for a business to tell customers and prospects how great its products or services are, it’s much more persuasive when people who have used those products or services sing the company’s praises.

Recent Spate of PR Deals Reflects An Industry In Search of Scale

June 24th, 2013 by

Bringing two organizations together is tough. When you’re merging disciplines as well as cultures, it’s tougher still.

How to Avoid Talking to Yourself on Facebook

June 21st, 2013 by

Morgan McLintic, executive vice president of LEWIS PR and PR News Next Practices Annual Conference presenter, weighs in on Instagram video and what it takes to grow a community on Facebook.

No Heat Loss: 5 Steps to Keep Momentum After the Big Game

June 21st, 2013 by

The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs last night in dramatic fashion to claim its second consecutive NBA championship, and increased global awareness of the towering image of star LeBron James first, and its own team brand second. That’s a lot of No. 6 jerseys and, ultimately, boosts in CPMs for Heat games on TV.

Facebook Rolls Out Instagram Video

June 21st, 2013 by

Facebook on Thursday introduced video for Instagram, which the company acquired last year for $1 billion. While the announcement came as little surprise to reporters and bloggers following the story, it has left PR pros scratching their heads wondering how to leverage the social platform’s latest feature.

10 Tips for Writing Strong Lead Paragraphs in News Releases

June 21st, 2013 by

The basics of writing great news releases are more important than ever. Outside of your headline, most of your focus should be on crafting a strong lead paragraph—that’s where your news release lives or dies.

Video Pick: Maxipad’s Hilarious Response to Facebook Comment

June 21st, 2013 by

For this week’s video pick, PR News chose “Bodyform Responds :: The Truth.” In the spot, Maxipad’s fictional CEO Caroline Williams addresses a man named Richard Neill who penned a tongue-in-cheek Facebook rant decrying the brand’s false depiction of a woman’s “wonderful time of the month.”