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The Questions Never Matter: Prepare for an Interview as You Would a Presentation

When invited or assigned to participate in a press interview, most sources anticipate and prepare for the encounter to unfold in one of three ways: a conversation, a deposition or a Q &A.  All three … | MORE »

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Study Reveals Consumers Going Green Even with Bad Economy

Most households are living a "green" lifestyle despite the economy being in the red, according to a survey of more than 7,500 consumers by Memolink.com.  While most respondents rate the environment as "important" or "extremely … | MORE »

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Using PR to Boost SEO

Using public relations to boost search engine optimization (SEO) is a well-known discipline, but it’s far from simple. It’s a multi-pronged approach requiring careful analysis and execution. But the upside is the built-in quantification potential … | MORE »

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Ten Numbers Needed to Measure Social Media Engagement

Katie Paine, CEO of KDPaine & Partners, recommends that communications executives consider a combination of the following metrics when attempting to measure engagement on a social media campaign: 1. Percent increase/decrease in unique visits 2. … | MORE »

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Case Study: Road to Recovery: An Integrated Communications Campaign ‘Rebrands’ Addiction as a Treatable Disease

Company: A&E Network Agency: Civic Entertainment Group Timeframe: 2008-ongoing Ever since Barack Obama kicked off his presidential campaign around the now-ubiquitous “Change We Can Believe In” platform, change itself has been a central theme in … | MORE »

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Human Rights Threat Matrix: Corporate Responsibility Through a Legal Lens

A company’s reputation and brand image are never more important than in an economic downturn—and never more vulnerable than when an unforeseen event captivates the media. While many companies appropriately tout their corporate responsibility (CR) … | MORE »

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Greenwashing Affects 98% of Products with False Labels

According to a report on the Seven Sins of Greenwashing released today by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing, between 2007 and 2009, the in-store availability of so-called ‘green’ products has increased between 40% and 176%, with 98% … | MORE »

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2-4-6-8 How Do You Communicate?

If you want to be a leader, you must be a good communicator.  Or as Winston Churchill once said, “The difference between leadership and mere management is communication.” Two of the most powerful statements you … | MORE »

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Making Your Messages More Memorable for the Media

Did your spokesperson’s last big interview opportunity result in an article peppered with company key messages, securing it a coveted spot on your office’s wall of fame?  Or did the messages fall flat during the … | MORE »

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Cause Branding Best Practices

When A&E Network launched its “Recovery Project” cause-branding campaign in 2008, its executives, along with those at agency partner Civic Entertainment Group, had to overcome the challenge of de-stigmatizing addiction. Thanks to their integrated marketing … | MORE »

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