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Evolving Notions of Corporate Responsibility: Seizing the Next Horizon

All the recent debate about sustainability and doing good is critical for facing up to the challenges to our planet and our human community.  But once again, quite a bit of emphasis is focused on … | MORE »

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How to Get Journalists to Pay Attention to Your Press Release

How do I make journalists pay attention to my press release? Every public relations practitioner asks this question. Most find the answer in tight, informative copy. An unhappy few attempt to find the answer in … | MORE »

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Case Study: Protecting Your Online Brand Rep: How One Company Tackled a Crisis While Another Stumbled

Company: Dell; Creative Labs Timeframe: May 2008 (for Dell); March 2008 (for Creative Labs) “Google never forgets…” -Slashdot, an online magazine How does your reputation look in Google? Half the people using the Internet today … | MORE »

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How To…Think Before You Send E-Mails

Can e-mail be helpful? What about annoying? Wasteful? Productive? Or costly? The answer is yes, to all of the above. Although e-mail can be enormously helpful in getting useful information to editors or clients at … | MORE »

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Measuring ROI in the Blogosphere: Harnessing an Unregulated Space

To say the blogosphere has been growing at a locomotive rate the past few years is to make an excessive understatement. Consider these statistics culled from a March 2008 study conducted by Universal McCann: 77% … | MORE »

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Making a Case for Going Green

There’s a shifting mindset among companies and consumers alike—a recognition that the earth’s resources are not infinite, but need to be conserved. Although it’s true that the color green has long been associated with environmentally … | MORE »

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10 Mistakes in Media Relations

There are many ways to go wrong with media, but here are are 10 major mistakes: 1. Cultivating journalists, not stories Many business leaders will point to this or that journalist as a favoured contact, … | MORE »

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Free Tools for Conducting Keyword Research

Keeping SEO in mind, here are a few free tools for conducting keyword research: • Google AdWords: www.adwords.google.com • Google Trends: www.google.com/trends • Microsoft adCenter Labs keyword forecast: http://adlab.msn.com/Keyword-Forecast/ • Trellian’s free search term suggestion tool: … | MORE »

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Consumer Organization Offers Unique Perspective on How Individuals Define CSR

As corporate social responsibility grows in importance to both consumers and the companies they deal with, it is helpful to take a step back and examine where we are in the issue more closely. What … | MORE »

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Five Ways to Identify Influential Bloggers in Your Space and Maintain Ongoing Relationships

As a member of a minority group of PR pros who are on “both sides of the fence,” I get pitched often for my blog and send out pitches on behalf of my clients. It’s … | MORE »

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