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4 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Brand on Snapchat

Snapchat users send more than 400 million disappearing “Snaps” per day, making it world’s most popular photo sharing service. Should your brand get in on the action? | MORE »

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Here’s Why Facebook, the ‘Largest Data-Mining Operation in Human History,’ Bought WhatsApp

At its core, WhatsApp is meant for user-to-user communication, creating a difficult task for Facebook to monetize the app in its current form. | MORE »

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When the Event Starts, Plans Can Be Worthless, but Planning is Everything

There are important things to learn from the Olympics about communications—lessons that apply in all kinds of PR initiatives. | MORE »

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How To Attach LinkedIn to Your PR Strategy

LinkedIn is still being underused by PR pros at both the agency and corporate levels. | MORE »

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Facebook’s Custom Gender Option a Lesson in Understanding Your Audience

What does the announcement of Facebook’s new gender options tell communicators? | MORE »

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7 Ways to Express Your Love for Your Favorite Influencers on Valentine’s Day

This being Valentine’s Day, we offer these suggestions to show your favorite journalists, influencers, followers and customers (otherwise known as people) on social channels that you listen to and appreciate them. | MORE »

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Jeter Skips the Press Conference and Retires Via Facebook

By going to Facebook Wednesday to announce his retirement from baseball following the upcoming season, the Yankee shortstop put on a clinic on how to use social media to strike the right tone for sensitive subjects. | MORE »

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Image-Heavy Twitter Profiles Could Be Coming Soon

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? And that includes social channels. Twitter is experimenting with yet another profile redesign, channeling Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest’s image-heavy formats in a yet-to-be-released update. Mashable reports that … | MORE »

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Dumb Starbucks Turned Out to be Smart PR

Dumb Starbucks was among the top trending stories of the last 24 hours, for sure. And while it has come and gone already, as Los Angeles County health inspectors shut the store down on Monday for operating without a valid permit, it deserves recognition from the communications perspective for several reasons. | MORE »

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5 Storytelling Tips to Make Your Brand More Relatable

Storytelling is a fundamental skill for communicators. Here are some tips to make your messaging shine.  | MORE »

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