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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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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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Who Should Manage Your Social Media Programs? Content Marketing Moving to Core of PR Strategy

Company executives are divided on who should manage their social media properties. Nearly 39% said the responsibility should be left to the public relations and communications team, while 35% said it should be left to marketing, according to a recent survey by The Creative Group. | MORE »

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Younger PR Professionals Look For Both Flexibility and Fulfillment

There is nothing that makes a Millennial break out into a cold sweat more than the thought of being chained to a desk for eight (or more) hours a day.  | 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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