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CEOs Hitting the Trail for Top-Tier Events

Thought leadership among top corporate leaders is in—nearly a third of CEOs spoke at top-tier events in 2010, with the World Economic Forum the most popular. | MORE »

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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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Are We Defined by Our Digital Friends?

Having a lot of "likes" on Facebook should not be mistaken for conveying professional stature or personal success, and it is certainly not an indicator that one is a skilled PR practitioner. | MORE »

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PR Aids Grief-Stricken Parents, Rallies the Public Around a Missing College Student—With Bittersweet Results

While investing considerable time and resources into the communications around Morgan Harrington’s disappearance, it was ultimately the emotional investment for the team at Levick Strategic Communications that was most taxing. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Corporate Trainers Wary of Social Media as Learning Tool; Heavy Internet Usage Spawns Army of Volunteers

â–¶ Trainers’ Social Media Reservations: Informal learning—learning that takes place independently from structured instructor-led classes or course-specific work—via social media is on the rise, but corporate training leaders cite concerns about security, productivity and quality … | MORE »

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How to Expertly Prep Your Spokespeople for Video

Today’s journalist not only expects an interview for print and online—they will also ask for a video interview. Here’s how to meticulously prepare your execs/clients for one. | MORE »

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Data Point: The Top Corporate Citizens and Their Presence on Facebook

We track the Facebook "likes" of the top 15 corporations in CSR as seen by the public—technology and food & beverage organizations appear to be leading the charge. | MORE »

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