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Snapchat Looks to Raise $500 Million—Time for PR Pros to Reevaluate Platform

PR execs are probably going to have to change their tune about Snapchat, which is now seeing a new round of funding that would value the company as high as $19 billion, according to Bloomberg. | MORE »

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4 Ways to Clarify Your Social Media Policy

As social media has seeped into virtually every aspect of business communications, PR pros are on the hook to explain what is (and isn’t) fair game when it comes to employees’ use of social channels during office hours. | MORE »

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Inquiring Minds

Not every campaign needs a paid/earned/owned media strategy, of course, but most every marketing effort needs an immersive component that will make the respective audience feel vested in the brand. | MORE »

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How to Avoid Social Media Measurement Pitfalls

The focus for many social media programs over the last few years has been about “Reach” (e.g. followers, likes and subscribers) and “Engagement” (e.g. shares, retweets, comments). What hasn’t been as easy is proving that a social media program is working. | MORE »

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5 Steps to Building Smarter PR Campaigns

The right technology coupled with an informed approach can help craft a surefire PR strategy without a lot of time, effort and money. | MORE »

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Remembering David Carr: 3 Great Columns

For anyone who followed trends in digital media professionally—journalists, PR pros and marketers alike—the death of David Carr is a huge loss.  | MORE »

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Facebook Introduces ‘Relevance Score’ to Improve Ad Quality

For users and those looking to communicate a message or call to action to them, a poorly received ad on social media is a lose-lose. Facebook knows this, and they are working on it. On Wednesday, the company announced the introduction of “Relevance Score,” its latest step in the effort to improve the relationship between users and advertisers. | MORE »

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Vox and BuzzFeed Interviews With Obama Show Changing Nature of Media Relations

As millennials move into the decision-making process, BuzzFeed, Funny or Die and the other outlets they grew up on need to be a part of the media relations conversation. | MORE »

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The Google Trail

PR and marketing executives fail to use myriad Google channels when they seek to boost their communications strategies. | MORE »

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Marketers to Tap Journalists for Content

As companies start to shift from “storytelling” to “storymaking,” or creating organic content that didn’t originate from a slideshow or press release, they have another option to consider: the proliferating number of branded content studios designed to help companies tell their stories. | MORE »

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