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Wake-Up Call In Survey of PR Profession

An online survey of public relations professionals uncovered insights—both encouraging and worrisome—related to the responsibilities and leadership in the communications profession.

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When Did You Realize You Wanted to Work in PR?

When it comes to career, we all want to be “living the dream.” But to do that you first have to realize what it is you want to. PR News asked readers to fill in the blank and answer this question: “I knew I wanted to work in PR when_____.”

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Major Food Brands are Spending Millions to Avoid Transparency

A consortium of several major food and chemical companies have spent more than $22 million to combat legislative action aimed at forcing companies to label genetically modified food (GMOs).

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Lessons From ANA Masters of Marketing Confab

Every year, thousands of marketers, agencies, media providers and buyers, branding consultants, industry press and even the occasional PR practitioner converge for four days of speeches, seminars, schmoozing and hyper-networking at the Association of National Marketer’s (ANA) Masters of Marketing Conference.

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How To Spending on Social a Long, Hard Slog

Despite the constant drumbeat throughout PR and marketing precincts to ramp up spending on social platforms, nearly 60% of senior-level PR executives said they are spending between just 1% and 5% of their overall revenue on social media, according to an exclusive study for PR News conducted by PR consultancy StevensGouldPincus.

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High Demand from Consumers For Honesty and Ethics; Twitter Now De Riguer, But What About Other Channels?

Can Handle the Truth: More than two-thirds of consumers in the U.S., UK and China place a high value on honesty and transparency, according to a recent Cohn & Wolfe study.

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The Real Value of PR to IR Lies in a Better Understanding of Pipeline

I’ve worked alongside some of the best investor-relations professionals in the business. They are smart, focused and often jaded about the value that public relations can bring to the party. And in many cases, quite frankly, they are right.

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Break Out the Crystal Ball: 20 Marketing Trends for 2014 (Infographic)

Hard to believe, but 2014 is just around the corner. Planning is underway, budgets are being set and it seems that marketers will be pivoting their focus next year to meet the demands of the digital consumer.

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PR Teams Build Internal Newsrooms As Communications Strategies Shift

Seeking to more fully integrate the digital world into its newsgathering, Fox News Channel recently rolled out a new newsroom that is stuffed with massive touchscreens and a 38-foot video wall that can be controlled with a Wii-like remote.

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Marketing and PR Recipe For Revenue Gravy

“Click.” Did you hear that? That’s the sound of a switch turning on as PR professionals realize they can make revenue gravy.

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