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Case Study: Academy of Country Music Generates New Engagement For its Awards With Multifaceted Twitter PR Campaign

July 29th, 2013 by

Country music fans are considered some of the most loyal among all the musical genres. There’s an emotional bond between fans and country music artists that is generally lacking among jazz aficionados and rock connoisseurs.

5 Things to Consider to Keep Your Company Off a ‘Worst’ List

July 26th, 2013 by

Maintaining a satisfactory work environment is not only an ethical practice, but also a way to help craft a quality external image. 24/7 Wall St. recently released its list of America’s worst companies to work for and identified nine exceptionally bad corporate work environments.

3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Creating Branded Content

July 26th, 2013 by

Branded content is ubiquitous, but you need to have a solid strategy in place to capitalize on it. Doing so will not only ensure that your content gets seen, but also that it doesn’t end up going viral for the wrong reasons.

Video Pick: Anthony Weiner’s Latest Apology Tour

July 25th, 2013 by

Anthony Weiner — or should we say “Carlos Danger” — is in the throes of a new crisis stemming from his apparent sexting habit. His poll numbers have already taken a huge hit, as reported by CNN.

4 Ways Brands Can Keep a Lid on Facebook Spam

July 25th, 2013 by

Facebook is going to implement menus and options that will enable users to say why they are hiding a particular ad or sponsored post in their news feed. This presumably voluntary feedback will help brands target their paid content better on Facebook.

Learn from George H.W. Bush’s Shaved Head Solidarity

July 25th, 2013 by

Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head to show support for a two-year-old suffering from leukemia, according to Politico. Patrick, surname withheld, is the son of a member of Bush’s security detail.

Beyond Hearing: The Role of Listening in Communication Success

July 25th, 2013 by

Personally, most of us know that communication is more about listening than talking. As marketers and corporate communicators, however, our professional training has too often driven us to think of our job as the science of monitoring, followed by the art of persuasion.

Is SeaWorld Protesting Too Much For Its Own Good Against Killer Whale Documentary?

July 24th, 2013 by

SeaWorld is taking preemptive action against a new documentary that’s highly critical of the aquatic theme park. But the move could be seen as an overreaction that ends up backfiring on SeaWorld.

Proving Business Value of Social Media No Longer an Impossible Dream

July 24th, 2013 by

At a complimentary CARMA/PR News webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Don Bartholomew, SVP, digital & social media research for Ketchum, will discuss how to align key performance indicators (KPIs) to demonstrate the organizational impact and value of social media, and what industry efforts are being made to standardize social media measurement.

PR Pros’ Top 5 Pet Peeves

July 24th, 2013 by

At PR News, we often write about how to stay on the good side of people like journalists or consumers. Yesterday, we decided to ask what really grinds your gears, as communications professionals.