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Management Roadblocks

A survey released by Attunity and London-based research firm Loudhouse reveals startling results concerning senior management’s effectiveness in the workplace, which in turn imply integration needs that should be addressed by communications professionals. The survey … | MORE »

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IT Risks are CEOs’ Worst Fear

According to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, nearly a third of the 145 international senior executives surveyed listed IT systems collapse as their company’s greatest risk, ranked above natural disasters and terrorism. Only … | MORE »

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Managing Countries and Companies

Representing a multinational corporation is hard work, but according to a survey from Weber Shandwick, most business leaders believe that heads of state have a tougher job when it comes to managing their country’s reputation. … | MORE »

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Chew On This: Online Video Platforms Are The New Watercooler

If you thought primetime television fell between the evening hours of 7 and 10, think again. Judging from the "video snacking" trend that’s sweeping through offices across the country, lunchtime is the new primetime, so … | MORE »

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They Don’t Call It A “Crackberry” For Nothin’

Every businessperson out there thanks (and curses) the gods of e-mail for enabling instant communication with employees and clients. Every businessperson out there has probably also taken advantage of technological advances and checked e-mail during … | MORE »

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What Does the C-Suite Think of Corporate Blogging?

A new report suggests the C-suite has yet to appreciate the view. The Makovsky 2006 State of Corporate Blogging Survey polled 150 senior executives from the Fortune 1000, but found relatively few were ready to … | MORE »

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Gen Y Says, ‘Talk To Us;’

"Wooing Generation Y," this new breed of young and talented workers is demanding that executives rethink their plans of action – and interaction. This point is driven home by a recent study conducted by SelectMinds, … | MORE »

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Reputation Building Blocks

The Reputation Institute recently released its annual ranking of corporate reputations, with the following companies rounding out the top 10: 1. Lego 2. IKEA 3. Barilla 4. Mercadona, S.A. 5. A.P. Moller-Maersk 6. Toyota Motor … | MORE »

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Employee Engagement VS. Customer  Loyalty

According to a recent report conducted by Best Practices, there is a recognizable link between employee engagement and customer loyalty – specifically, companies that engage employees show gains in customer loyalty and satisfaction. Among the … | MORE »

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PR News/Medialink Media Relations Planning Survey

1. Please select the description that most closely matches your primary responsibilities:     Public relations 42.7%     Marketing 18.9%     Media relations 17.4%     Corporate communications 16.0%     Public affairs 4.7%     No Response 0.3% … | MORE »

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