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Under the Microscope: A New Regulatory Age Requires Increased Transparency

It was his first full day on the job and already President Obama was making quite an impression. In the first of what will surely be many sweeping policy changes, he swiftly set firm limitations … | MORE »

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It’s Not You, It’s Us: Communicating Layoffs & Other Internal Crises

Last month, Jerry Yang rounded out his tenure as CEO of Yahoo with a mass memo to employees that announced 1,500 layoffs. It wasn’t the first e-mail of its kind to come from Yang, who … | MORE »

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New Study: Digital Increasing Online Social Awareness

The 2008 Digital Future Project, conducted by the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, identified several trends pertaining to Web usage, including increasing online community membership and the role … | MORE »

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Tips for Communications Training for a Digital World

The proliferation of new media technology has made media training for the digital world a vocational necessity. Following are best practices for communicating your message via blogs, Web casts and podcasts:  Blogging: •    Examine your … | MORE »

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The Weather Channel: Going Green at Work

The tide has turned. Concerns for the environment that once were considered controversial have now become mainstream. The commitment by The Weather Channel to work at all levels to further the green movement has its … | MORE »

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Yes, Britney Spears Is Setting a Good Example: Three Must-Have Social Media Skills for 2009

The Internet is a twitter this month about a job posting for a social media manager for Britney Spears. While it’s certainly a newsworthy announcement for us social media types, it shouldn’t come as a … | MORE »

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A Lesson in Walking the Talk

As a communications agency, we do a lot of talking. And, we advise our clients on how, when, where, and with whom they should talk specifically about issues of corporate social responsibility.  In an effort … | MORE »

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Sound Bites Don’t Happen by Accident

Sound bites are the lines and phrases we all know. Whether you love them or loathe them, they are the quotes that fill the 24-hour news cycle of our world.  What do they all have … | MORE »

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Crisis Communications in a 24/7 Media World

For PR professionals, if there is no communications plan in place during a crisis, a little tempest in a teapot can combust into a full-blown disaster. Suffice it to say, that is never a viable … | MORE »

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Empirical Evidence: CSR & the Bottom Line

"High performance and high integrity are good for the bottom line." Two scholars in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR)–Robert L. Heath, Ph.D., and Lan Ni, Ph.D., both of the University of Houston–reached that … | MORE »

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