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Consumer Loyalty Programs Miss Mark 

The majority of American consumers are dissatisfied with retail loyalty programs, citing that retailers often fail to reward them with appropriately targeted promotions, if any at all. | MORE »

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Social Networking Fastest-Growing Mobile Content Category

Use of Facebook on mobile devices is up 121% compared to last year, according to comScore. | MORE »

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Corporate Success Linked to Smaller, More Diverse Boards

Companies that have more female directors performed better during the financial crisis, according to a new study by Eversheds. | MORE »

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Hoop Fans Add Social Media to Madness

One-quarter of American adults online are expected to use social media to follow the 2011 men’s NCAA basketball tournament. | MORE »

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Cyber Watch: So Far, Rising Gas Prices Fuel Little Concern Among Netizens

The amount of online chatter about gas prices has remained consistent despite the political protests in the Middle East, according to WiseWindow data exclusive to PR News. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Hoop Fans Add Social to Madness: Smaller Boards Equal Better Biz; Bad News Travels Fast; Mobile Keeps Growing

â–¶ March Madness Turns Social: Nearly one in four online American adults (23%) revealed that they will be using some form of social media to follow this year’s men’s NCAA Tournament, says new research from … | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: Ad Agencies Say PR Is Better at Social Media

While advertising may give PR high marks on its social media prowess, there’s still plenty of digital work to keep both worlds busy, so collaboration between the two is critical, say experts. | MORE »

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Setting PR Objectives: Forget About Complexities and Dive Right In

Formulating clear, concise PR objectives may sound easy, but there are stakeholder, research and measurement barriers to navigate along the way. | MORE »

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PR News Survey: How Do You Define ‘Influencer’?

Given the importance of identifying and measuring influencers, PR News asked communicators to provide their own definition of the term. We present the top 10 answers, plus some honorable mentions. | MORE »

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Big Brands Underuse Facebook, Local Merchants Signing On

Top brands remain cautious about soliciting audience engagement on Facebook, while smaller companies can’t resist the low cost of marketing on the social network. | MORE »

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