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Keep Media Relations SIMPLE

When a pharmacy chain with more than 100 retail locations across the Carolinas, teamed up with a PR firm to launch an in-store program that offered flu vaccination clinics, more than 2 million customers and potential customers heard the message loud and clear. | MORE »

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How CSR Can Have the Opposite Effect

This Valentine’s day, I enjoyed a corporate love-in. I was fortunate enough to attend my fourth annual Business in the Community (BITC) conference in six years. It is always fascinating to hear what the leaders … | MORE »

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Humor is the Best Marketing Medicine

For Peter Mitchell, chairman and chief creative officer of Salter>Mitchell, humor is a tool his agency frequently employs in public service campaigns. Aside from using it as a way to grab people’s attention, humor has … | MORE »

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Marketing Mandates for 2009; Hiring Managers Missing Red Flags; Enhancing Risk Management

Marketing Budgets Stable, Efficiency Not: Customer anxiety and cutbacks are the biggest factors influencing marketing budget allocation in 2009, according to the CMO Council’s annual Marketing Outlook study. The Council’s audit of more than 650 … | MORE »

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Financial Firms’ Failure to Communicate; Networkers Balk at Ads; Downturn Damages Internal PR Depts

Journalists Not Digging Financial Firms’ Communications: According to a survey of journalists conducted by BackBay Communications and Marketwire, financial services companies are not perceived as communicating effectively with their stakeholders during the current recession. | MORE »

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Ten Media Myths That Can Get You Into Trouble

In the past three decades, I have had a hand in coordinating more than 1,000 media interviews. Working with the media is exhilarating and humbling – sometimes it’s both at once. Cooperating with the media … | MORE »

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How To…Re-Brand/Redesign a Corporate Web Site

At exactly 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama assumed responsibility as the president of the United States of America. | MORE »

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Intelligence Convergence: Measurement’s New Frontier

Media measurement and analysis may have been borne out of the concept of counting clips but, especially in this increasingly fragmented media landscape, painting a complete picture of your organization’s reputation among each stakeholder group … | MORE »

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How to Grow Your PR Business During a Recession

As clients continue to slash PR budgets, many agencies are closing their doors, laying off staff or reducing employees compensation by as much as 20%. A recession, however, can be one of the very best … | MORE »

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Many Companies Plan to Increase Sustainability

When it comes to investing in sustainable business behaviors and programs, more than half of corporate marketers and communicators believe that their organizations will increase their involvement in environmental sustainability initiatives during the next two … | MORE »

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