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5 Tips to Help Brands Find Their True Voice on Digital Platforms

February 23rd, 2012 by

Applying the art and science of active listening can help an organization reveal its most effective digital voice, says Iona College’s Robert J. Petrausch.

Will a New CEO Help Johnson & Johnson Regain Its Mojo?

February 22nd, 2012 by

The news that Johnson & Johnson’s longtime CEO Bill Weldon is stepping down as of April 1 has the business world buzzing: Is the 63-year-old Weldon’s departure and the appointment of Alex Gorsky as the… Continued

5 Steps to the Perfect PR Pitch for Small Businesses

February 21st, 2012 by

The In-House Writer president Andrew Hindes provides five key steps for a small business to pitch the media and make the effort worth everyone’s time.

PR News Survey: A Day in the Life of a PR Practitioner

February 3rd, 2012 by

We know how busy you are as a PR professional, which is exactly why we’re asking you to take this quick survey asking you how you spend your typical day. We want to make PR… Continued

Tip Sheet: Combat ‘In Your Face’ Media: Define News Yourself

February 3rd, 2012 by

I love New York. It is perpetually in your face, but the city is at least honest about it. I was there once at Halloween and saw Napoleon walking down the street en route to… Continued

CEO Cred Suffers Biggest Barometer Dip in 9 Years

February 3rd, 2012 by

Prepare an Alternative Corporate Spokesperson: CEO credibility declined 12 points to 38%—its biggest drop in nine years, reports Edelman in its 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer, released Jan. 24. On the flip side, trust in regular… Continued

Vassar Opts for the One-Way Channel Crisis Response

February 3rd, 2012 by

Poughkeepsie, New York-based liberal arts school Vassar College gave false hope to 76 early-decision applicants on Friday, Jan. 27, when it erroneously informed them they were accepted to the school—only to tell them later they… Continued

5 Tips for a Successful Social Media Crisis Response

February 3rd, 2012 by

The speed, immediacy and reach of social media has forever changed business communications—particularly in a crisis. Social media provides the tools to turn a crisis around and turn detractors into fans. But there are tenets… Continued

A Few Things About San Francisco

February 2nd, 2012 by

At PR News we’re pretty excited about our Feb. 16 Digital PR/Social Media Summit. Yes, we know we’ve got a great lineup of presenters: Ashley Dillon of Southwest Airlines, Stacy Green of Mashable, Sally Falkow… Continued

An Opportunity for Pinkberry to Do Good

February 2nd, 2012 by

Try to imagine worst-case scenarios for a corporate communications team—a company’s co-founder being arrested for beating a homeless man with a tire iron would likely rank somewhere near the top of the list. That’s the… Continued