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Identifying the Right Spokesperson during a Complex Crisis

Communicating about complex scientific issues is difficult on a normal day, but add stress and it can be overwhelming. Communication changes when concern is rampant and emotions are high. Building trust and credibility requires speed … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: For PR Pros, Are Rules Made To Be Broken?

By Courtney Barnes "Rules are for other people." That’s what my father told me just before Christmas, when I questioned the legitimacy of his prime curbside parking spot in front of a shopping center packed … | MORE »

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Quick Study: Freezing Months for Talent Management; Green Investments; Blind Eye Turned to Corporate Misconduct

The communications implication: Business is still about people, and organizations are only as strong as their weakest employee. When money is tight, the best strategy is to embrace nontraditional recruitment techniques and creative fringe benefits–two things the modern communications executive is well equipped to drive. | MORE »

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How To…Improve ROI in a Tough Economy

It’s an unfortunate reality of business: When the economy takes a turn for the worse, marketing, advertising and public relations are among the first budget items businesses cut. But in tough economic times, it’s more … | MORE »

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As Media Continues to Fragment, Communications Pros Take Note

Funnyman Jay Leno’s recent announcement that he’s leaving his late-night throne for a prime-time spot on NBC has all media buzzing about the move’s larger implications. After all, it’s the first show of its kind … | MORE »

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Why the Murder of Old Media is PR’s Best Chance

Since the advent of the printing press, professional opinions have helped shape our own. From Hearst to Murdoch, from Cronkite to Brokaw. Huge companies that employ thousands of trained journalists have helped us understand what’s … | MORE »

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Not All Is Green: Mags Jumping off Eco-Friendly Bandwagon

A recent issue of Mediaweek reported that magazines have started to cool toward green issues. As more and more Fortune 500 companies launch eco-friendly initiatives, this development for the magazine industry is telling. It’s also … | MORE »

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What To Do If You Know You’ll Be On Camera

Facing the press to get your message out can be unnerving if you’re not well-prepared. Following are four best practices that should make you media-ready for all types of scenarios: Be ready: In addition to … | MORE »

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Media Training for a Podcast Interview: Four Tips

Whether you’re a seasoned upper-echelon exec or an entrepreneur who has just launched a new product or service, media training is an iimperative when being interviewed by the press. But suppose the medium you’re approaching … | MORE »

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Investors Still Seeing Green

Even while citing a down economy and concerns about the Earth’s ecosystem, business owners continue to be optimistic about giving to environmental causes, according to a survey released by SunTrust Bank Private Wealth Management. Notable … | MORE »

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