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Low-Cost Sustainability Strategies Prevail

Corporate real estate (CRE) executives are less likely to be willing to pay a premium for green office space than they were a year ago, even though more of them see energy and sustainability as … | MORE »

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Most Environmentally and Socially Controversial Companies in October 2008

According to the reputational risk radar RepRisk, the top ten most environmentally and socially controversial companies in October 2008 were: Sanlu, Yili, Wal-Mart, BAE Systems, Chevron, BP, Exxon Mobil, Fonterra, Shell, and Monsanto. Last month’s … | MORE »

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Ten Tips for Creating and Executing a Successful Speaking Program

A successful speaking program consists of identifying and generating a full calendar of potential speaking opportunities in a specific business arena, and then creating a targeted speaking submission or pitch to be considered as an … | MORE »

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Using PR to Build Trust in Tough Times

Over the past several weeks and months, industry gurus have offered an abundance of advice about how to refocus and weather the current economic tsunami and keep management or clients from cutting back on PR … | MORE »

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Building Good Relations with the Media: The Dos and Don’ts

Some PR’s may claim “personal media contacts” are the key to successful PR. Exercising these media contacts may involve them charging meals and drinks to your account. Don’t entertain this notion. Good PR is about … | MORE »

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Putting the ‘Green’ in Walgreens: A Major Store Chain Broadens Its Enviro Reach

Organization: Walgreens Timeframe: 2008 Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2007 sales of $53.8 billion, operates 6,237 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Way before "green" was popular, when there wasn’t much … | MORE »

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Quick Study: ‘Health-Info-entials’ Wield Power; One in Four Firms Planning Layoffs; Media Pros Want Online News Access

*Consumers Want More Health Engagement: A study just released by Edelman shows that people want more active, trusted and personal health interaction with companies, organizations and brands. Consumers want companies to help address their specific … | MORE »

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How To…Respond to Media’s Facts and Opinions

A recent exchange between CNBC Mad Money host/stock market revivalist preacher Jim Cramer and Edward Libby, CEO of AIG, illustrates one of several ways that individuals and organizations can fight back when they perceive a … | MORE »

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Ten Tips for Going Green

For companies seeking to go green, here are 10 excellent guidelines: 1.    Embrace a holistic cultural commitment to being green; reject greenwashing as an option. 2.    Educate your organization about a “triple bottom line of … | MORE »

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Into Greener Pastures

Walgreens is developing a test store to meet top environmental standards.  To take the company’s green efforts in building construction to the next level, Walgreens is developing a test store in Mira Mesa, Calif., which … | MORE »

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