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Picking a Celeb Spokesperson

To gain awareness of your company’s cause or charity, picking a celebrity spokesperson can be an effective way of attracting media attention. But be smart about it. Don’t arbitrarily pick someone just because he or … | MORE »

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Hollywood Actors vs. Studios: What About Online Video Clips?

The debate of whether or not Hollywood actors should get paid for Getting Hollywood actors should get paid for the clips of themselves that float around on the internet performances is shaping up as one … | MORE »

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Texterity, Advanstar Talk Digital Tools

Media industry professionals enjoyed a hearty digital breakfast last week at the ABM Spring Meeting in Palm Springs. Steve Morris, EVP of Advanstar and Cimarron Buser, SVP of Texterity shared their take on generating revenue … | MORE »

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BusinessWeek Launches Business@Work

BusinessWeek.com is furthering its focus on reader engagement efforts with the launch of Business@Work, a collaboration between readers and BW editors in which readers can, over the course of the rest of this month, vote … | MORE »

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Three Steps to Marketing Success for Small Businesses

For small or budget-strapped companies looking to implement an effective marketing plan, there are three steps you should undertake to ensure success. Remember the essentials: market research, your location, the customer group you have targeted, … | MORE »

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Before Writing the Check

    Before agreeing to support a nonprofit organization, Magnolia Hotels does its homework. The Denver-based company makes sure the partnership is a good fit – for both parties.     “When choosing to partner with an … | MORE »

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Securing CEO Support for Strategic Philanthropy

Successful corporate philanthropy involves a number of components – from business-inspired strategy and mutually reinforcing cross-sector partnerships to strong measurement practices and innovative community projects. However, one additional element for truly successful corporate giving is … | MORE »

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Dysfunctional Relationships

The results of a study by Strativity Group demonstrate that dysfunctional relationships are not confined to one’s personal life. Rather, the survey respondents admit that a majority of companies fail to deliver differentiated value to … | MORE »

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Customer Relations: It’s All The Rage

PR practitioners and corporate communicators may not always have their fingers on the pulse of the customer relations function, but that’s not necessarily a good thing – especially considering how much impact customer opinion has … | MORE »

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The "Boomer"ang Effect

A study released by Weber Shandwick in conjunction with KRC Research revealed that companies are overlooking a relatively untapped area through which to gain competitive advantage: the relationship networks of baby boomers, or people between … | MORE »

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