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LinkedIn Wants it to be Easier for You (and Your Non-Profit) to Change the World

January 22nd, 2014 by

This week, LinkedIn added a “volunteer marketplace” where users can search for philanthropic opportunities in their communities.

The Letter: An Old-School Communications Format That Still Works

January 21st, 2014 by

In an age of sound bites, acronyms and 140-character messages, the long form letter is still a great way to communicate ideas.

5 Things to Do When You’re in San Francisco for the Digital PR Summit

January 21st, 2014 by

So why is San Francisco, in particular, on the brain now instead of say, the Côte d’Azur? Because PR News is headed to San Francisco for its Feb. 4 Writing Boot Camp and Feb. 5 Digital PR Summit, and I’m getting hungry

4 Ways to Channel Your Inner Bao Bao for Your Media Strategy

January 17th, 2014 by

You don’t need to have a panda cub to follow the National Zoo’s media strategy. Here are some tips to follow to increase brand exposure.

On Leadership: Things a Great Boss Never Does

January 17th, 2014 by

Whether or not the stifled entry- or mid-level employee wants to admit it, good leadership quells anxiety, even in the face of unsolvable problems.

A Lesson in Communications from Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17th, 2014 by

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, here are some of his most memorable remarks on leadership, communication and progress.

8 Best Messages of Gratitude From This Year’s Oscar Nominees

January 16th, 2014 by

The true goal of all these humble reactions: to bask in the warm glow of positive sentiment. It’s the driving force of most actors and brand communications.

5 Questions for Brands to Ask a Potential Content Partner

January 16th, 2014 by

Brands need to be aware of just what they’re getting themselves into when seeking a content partnership with a media group. Here are a few questions brands should be asking potential partners.

Picking the Right PR Tune for a Media Tour

January 15th, 2014 by

“Duty,” the new memoir by former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, was officially released on Tuesday. To plug the book Gates has been making the rounds on the TV talk shows, and then some. His book is a reminder of what communicators need to know about how to conduct an effective media tour.

12 Questions You Need to Ask About Your CSR Program

January 15th, 2014 by

Your CSR programs are an equally important communications and marketing strategy, thus it is important you are doing it right.