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Sensational Stories Will Get Shared—And Also Get You in Trouble

If you add a lot of hype or, worse, are lose with the truth in your communications (either written or spoken) it might result in getting your brand or organization some exposure. But what happens when the information is questioned and, ultimately, shown to be false or embellished? | MORE »

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3 Tips for Winning the Facebook News Feed Battle

It seems like a hardly a day goes by that Facebook isn’t making one change that impacts PR pros. One of the biggest changes that continue to have repercussions for communicators was back in March, when Facebook started to slash organic reach for brand pages. | MORE »

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Derek Jeter’s ‘The Players’ Tribune’ to Offer First-Person Stories from Athletes

For professional communicators, especially those who work in the sports world, The Players’ Tribune offers yet another example of how the media are becoming more siloed and, at the same time, more open and direct. | MORE »

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3 Ways PR Pros Can Use Game Dynamics to Stand Out

In his keynote address at PR News’ Social Media Conference on Oct. 9 in New York, gamification innovator Steve Shenbaum will show attendees how to harness game dynamics for their internal and external communications. | MORE »

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Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seatbelt in June Crash

“Keep Tracy Morgan’s name out of headlines,” would be one of the more blameless strategies Walmart could have adopted. But on Monday, the company filed federal court papers claiming that Morgan’s injuries were caused by his failure to wear a seatbelt. | MORE »

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10 Tips for Telling a Story That Engages Audiences

Good PR communications isn’t just about sending a message; it’s about telling a story. Here are some tips to make your PR messaging read more like a good story. | MORE »

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‘National Coffee Day’ Fuels Creative Marketing for Dunkin’, Starbucks and Others

If you encountered a longer-than-usual line at your local Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts or McDonalds today, you should at least have a free cup of coffee to show for it. Today is National Coffee Day, an unofficial holiday that many coffee chains are celebrating by giving away free cups of joe. | MORE »

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The ‘Facebook-Loses-Its-Coolness’ Narrative Continues, and Ello Looks to Take Its Place

There’s no telling if Ello—or any other social media network—will ever unseat Facebook in mainstream popularity. But pronouncements like Ello’s stand against data trafficking will certainly help its case, especially amongst jaded Facebook abandoners. | MORE »

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Apple’s #Bendgate Response Holds Lesson PR Pros Should Keep in Back Pocket

Apple hit back hard against accusations that its iPhone 6 Plus bends. Perhaps too hard. How would you handle complaints against one of your products? | MORE »

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4 SEO Tips to Maximize the Impact of Your Content

Mike Samec of Gibbs & Soell will be leading a PR News SEO workshop on Oct. 10, and as a preview offers four tips for PR pros to produce content that Google’s search algorithm will favor. | MORE »

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