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Social Media Survey: Execs Have Motivation, Lack Confidence

The results of the PR News/Cision Social Media Survey are in, and one thing is for certain: Engaging with and tracking social media are now standard PR practices. That said, the more than 900 communications … | MORE »

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The Spirit of Sustainability

Brown-Forman, producer and marketer of more than 35 spirits and wine brands including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Bonterra and Fetzer Wines, has always placed a strong focus on responsibility.  From 1870 when Brown-Forman’s … | MORE »

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Handling Provocative or Uncomfortable Questions During a Media Interview

If you are being interviewed by a newspaper, magazine or television reporter, don’t make the mistake of thinking you don’t have to prepare for the interview. In some cases, if the reporter makes an appointment … | MORE »

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Ten Ways to Improve Your Media Relations Skills

You can have all the facts, know what you want to say, and believe that your message is important to your market, yet never get a single media placement. Could it be the way you … | MORE »

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Continuous Improvement: GE Military Product Disclosure in 2007 Citizenship Report

Communicators have responsibilities that span various areas of corporate social responsibility.  One would argue that the primary role of a communicator typically focuses on managing company and stakeholder alignment to anticipate stakeholder action. Increasing regulation … | MORE »

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Add Punch to Your CSR Initiatives Through Product Giving Programs

With increased pressure to demonstrate their social responsibility, today’s companies are realizing the need to align their giving programs with business needs, business objectives and branding. Whether you seek new ways to build positive brand … | MORE »

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Hoax-Busting: Managing Gossip and Rumors Online

We’ve all seen our share of Internet hoaxes. The random e-mail calling for a boycott of a major oil company; the forwarded message of a worried mother whose daughter was sickened by a popular food; … | MORE »

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Ready, Train, Fire: Preparing to Face Traditional & Citizen Journalists

Media relations is a prime component of public relations, but it largely encompasses proactively engaging journalists to get coverage. When the tables are turned and communicators (or their clients) are in the media spotlight answering … | MORE »

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Media Training in the Blogosphere

The concept of training executives to face traditional media is nothing new; many communications professionals have tried-and-true strategies that they dust off and update when an interview opportunity arises. But the emerging (and rapidly metastasizing) … | MORE »

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Want to Reverse a Negative Image? Get Some Backup! 

If you are representing a client or are with a company that wants to alter a negative public perception based on outdated information, you’ll need to follow these best practices, says AISI’s communications VP, Nancy … | MORE »

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