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Paid Media in PR’s Future: Here’s How Twitter’s New Ad Program Further Blurs the Lines

Twitter shares soared to $49 on Monday, up 9% to their highest level since the social blogging network went public in early November. The spike in share price comes just a few days after Twitter rolled out a new ad program. The move gives PR pros yet another excuse to condition themselves to paid media programs.
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Here’s How Not to Align Your Brand With a Historically Powerful Anniversary

It’s one thing when brands try and align their message with “Hallmark” holidays such as Valentine’s Day or April Fool’s Day. But it’s another thing when brands try and leverage solemn anniversaries, such as last weekend’s 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, as Cambell’s soup brand SpagettiOs has now learned the hard way. | MORE »

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As PR Execs Brace for the New Year, All Roads Lead to the C-Suite

Buckle up. Change in the PR field has been accelerating at a rapid clip in the last several years and 2014 will be no exception. As PR moves closer and closer to the core of strategic marketing, C-level managers increasingly expect PR pros to demonstrate their value and align communications with the organization’s overall goals and objectives, financial and otherwise. | MORE »

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Assessing the Hard Costs of Social Media

Used properly, social-media platforms can be extremely efficient at uncovering trends, discovering influencers, tracking coverage and building a brand, all things that PR is accountable for. But it takes time to use social media well. | MORE »

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PR Tips on How to Leverage Google+

Google Catalog. Google Wave. Google Answers. They’re all part of the Google graveyard, online platforms that the Web giant rolled out in the last several years but ultimately shutdown. However, Google+, which launched in 2011, has been a raging success, now ranking as the second-largest social networking site in the world after Facebook. So how can PR folks leverage Google+? | MORE »

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PR Points to Remember When Reaching out to Millennials

Millennials are a much sought-after demo by communicators, but they’re not an easy bunch to nail down. In 2008 and 2012, the Obama presidential campaign wisely targeted Millennials (born between the early 1980s and the … | MORE »

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Quality Content Will Soon Be Elevated on Facebook’s News Feed

Facebook is making some changes to its News Feed algorithms that aim to delivery “high-quality” content to users based on consumption behaviors. | MORE »

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5 Tips to Get Your Brand’s Message in Front of Consumers on Cyber (Every)day

Use key SEO tips to get your brand to the front of the pack on the biggest online shopping day of the year.  | MORE »

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3 Quick Tips to Better Press Releases

As a communications professional you have one primary goal—communicating your message. | MORE »

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Case Study: Lamaze Uses Real Stories to Deliver More Relevant Content And Help Women Make Right Birth Choices

The babies just keep on coming. More than a few states in America are experiencing baby booms.  | MORE »

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