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Survey Finds Major Disconnect on Sustainability Efforts; ‘Social Intelligence’ Will Become the Norm This Year

Nearly two-thirds of businesses worldwide view social and environmental issues as “significant” or “very significant” when addressing sustainability concerns, according to a recent study conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review.  | MORE »

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Beyonce’s New Album May Point to Different Tune for PR Professionals

When pop-music sensation Beyoncé released her new self-titled album the artist pulled a George Costanza, albeit from a communications standpoint: She did the complete opposite of what was expected. | MORE »

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The World Is Your (Social Media) Oyster

For teenagers, Facebook is “dead and buried.” That’s the conclusion from one of the authors of the recently released Global Social Media Impact Study, which showed that teens are abandoning Facebook for rivals such as Snapchat and Whatsapp. But when it comes to adults, Facebook is alive and well. | MORE »

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LinkedIn Recruitment Program Shaping Up As New Channel for PR Pros

The U.S. jobless rate fell to 7%, from 7.3%, in November. And while the economy is still facing some strong headwinds, employers’ confidence seems to be on the upswing. Now, just like a Swiss watch, comes word of a new recruitment tool from social network LinkedIn, designed to track when people move jobs, where they go and what skills they have. It could be another vehicle for communicators who want to strengthen their bench. | MORE »

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Strategic Thinking Leads Choice of Social Tools for Boeing’s Gary Wicks

The surest way to stay connected in 2014 is through social media. But how do you stay connected in a constantly evolving media landscape? | MORE »

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5 ‘I’s’ of Social Media ROI

Measuring ROI is a challenge facing any organization with a social media budget. How can companies determine if their social media strategy is working? | MORE »

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Yes, Justine Sacco Really Said That on Twitter!

Justine Sacco, chief communications director for Barry Diller’s IAC, created a Twitter firestorm with a shockingly insensitive and offensive tweet. | MORE »

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How To Hire a Social Media Manager

While hiring a social media guru to guide your expanded PR efforts typically makes good sense, it’s important to find a proven practitioner with the tools to take your marketing to the cutting edge. | MORE »

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Case Wheeling and Dealing: Campaign for Bike-Share Program in Minneapolis Inspires Tourists and Residents Alike

when Minneapolis decided to launch a bike-share program city officials knew that it would take a lot of citizen education at the front end and a sustained effort on the backend to get the program running smoothly. | MORE »

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6 PR Archetypes in Search of a Solution

In the age of high-technology, PR pros need a different skill set if they want to succeed. There are those who flourish in digital PR and those who tank. | MORE »

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