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PR Pros Must Change Tactics as Buy-It-Now Buttons Proliferate

As if PR managers didn’t need another excuse for working more closely with their sales and marketing counterparts, here’s a pretty good one. Twitter will reportedly roll out a “buy” button later this year, making it easier for consumers to buy things directly from the microblogging network. | MORE »

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: PR Takeaways From a Sensation

Nearly a month after it started, the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to be all the rage. A nationwide phenomenon, the challenge offers PR pros key lessons on how to leverage support for cause-related marketing and harness the overall message. | MORE »

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Reeling in the Eyeballs

Consumers consider brand video the preferred way for marketers to share information, per a new study. Yet despite the high demand, most companies say video is not a top priority (excluding ads). | MORE »

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When You’re Always On, You’re Off the Mark

If our PR teams are always on, they’re going to be off. In creative capacity. In making smart decisions. In experiencing the world around them. In sharpening the focus. | MORE »

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Measure for Measure: Tracking Social Media ROI

No longer at the margins of communications, social media has moved to the epicenter of PR and marketing. The rub for PR managers is how to monetize their social platforms and convince C-level managers that Facebook, Twitter et al. can add to the company’s top and bottom lines. | MORE »

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When a Crisis Eats Your Credibility

DeMoulas Market Basket, Amazon and Hachette fare poorly in their handling of PR crises. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Media Tours for Your Clients

One true way to get PR for clients is the media tour. It has changed over the years but remains a good way to get attention for clients. | MORE »

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5 Ways to Stay Calm at Work

There are ways to go about making your day at the office a bit more calm. Try incorporating these tips into your daily routine and you’ll see a reduction in pressure and tension. | MORE »

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4 Ways Your Tweet Could Lead to a Crisis

Twitter is a powerful tool that can take your brand to new heights, but in the wrong hands it can be a terrible weapon that can lead to a PR disaster.  | MORE »

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2 Essential Qualities of Successful Social Media Strategists

Catherine Allen, executive vice president for SHIFT Communications, has learned from long experience what kind of communicators have a tendency to rise to leadership levels. In this Q&A, she looks at those qualities through the prism of social media. | MORE »

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