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Despite Shaky Business Model, Hyperlocal News Opps Abound

The reach of hyperlocal news is expanding—here are some tips on how to best pitch and place stories with local reporters and editors. | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Should We Do PR the ‘Right Way’ or ‘Right Now’?

Communication Sciences International CEO Mike Herman suggests applying the backbone of PR—ethics, information and truth—to all social media actions. | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: When Social Networking Gets Personal

While social media has changed the makeup of PR campaigns and the day-to-day tasks for PR pros, it also has presented a range of personal/professional use discrepancies. | MORE »

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Tap the Value of Social Media: Use a Social Media Matrix to Connect PR With Biz Goals

Hesitant to invest in social media because of measurement concerns? Try creating a matrix that demonstrates the value social media engagement. | MORE »

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How to Wrangle Your Reputation Online

Don’t play defense to protect your organization’s online reputation—being proactive helps accentuate the positive. | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Public Affairs Advocacy’s New Rules of the Road

Digital PR and a divided government have changed the game for public affairs pros—here are tips on how to be a winner. | MORE »

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Falling for Tumblr: Microblogging Alternative Gains Traction With PR Pros

An alternative to more robust blogging platforms like WordPress and Blogger, Tumblr scores in its simplicity and tight integration with other social networks. | MORE »

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2012 Communications Budgets: What’s In? What’s Out?

It’s budget planning time for next year—PR pros weigh in on "must-have" and "must-delete" budget line items for 2012. | MORE »

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Up Your PR Game With Location-Based Comms—4 Strategies for Foursquare

To some communicators, Foursquare may be more of a game than a legitimate PR tool. But tell that to organizations both large and small that have gained significant brand awareness using the location-based platform. | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Five Steps to Aligning Strategy With Social Media

Despite the temptation to deploy social media "out of the box," the networks must be integrated with an organization’s strategic plan. Here are some tips for full alignment. | MORE »

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