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2013 Digital PR Awards: Video

The “Catdance Film Festival,” featuring a dozen cat videos, helped to reel in consumers and change their attitudes about Fresh Step’s premium priced cat litter. | MORE »

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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. | MORE »

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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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Virgin America Spins Drab Safety Information into Dynamic Brand Content

Virgin American has given passengers (and Internet users) a reason to actually pay attention to the FAA-mandated pre-flight safety instructions. The brand recently rolled out a five-minute safety video that puts a whole new spin on safety. | MORE »

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6 Tips for Visual Storytelling Mastery

The story you want to tell should lead image design, not the other way around, says Pete Ternes, senior social media and corporate reputation strategist for General Motors. | MORE »

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On Reddit, Unlike Other Social Sites, It’s About the Topic, Not the Brand

At this stage in the evolution of social media, PR pros and communicators are fairly adept at crafting their messages for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  | MORE »

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Agency Uses Facebook To Promote a Presidential Library And Connect People With the Five Living U.S. Presidents

The U.S. Presidential Library system began in 1939 and was developed to create living archives chronicling each president’s years in office.  | MORE »

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4 Reasons Why Communicators Need to Make the Leap to Visual Storytelling

With recent studies showing that consumers are exposed to an overwhelming 5,000 brand messages a day, visual content is an absolute PR/marketing must. | MORE »

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PR News Announces Digital PR Awards Finalists

Whether it’s new PR channels, such as digital marketing and mobile media, or traditional PR disciplines, including crisis management and media relations, PR News has all the bases covered with its Digital PR Awards. This year’s event will take place at New York’s Grand Hyatt on Nov. 5 (to register, visit www.prnewsonline.com/digital-pr-awards-luncheon2013). | MORE »

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Case Study: The Ritz-Carlton Co. Leverages a Distinct Twitter Feed To Promote its Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Earlier this month The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. officially opened The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, a 353-room property in southwestern China. During the week leading up the opening, trainers and employees teamed up with local schoolchildren to make Chinese dumplings for seniors living in a nearby home for the elderly.  | MORE »

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