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LinkedIn Recruitment Program Shaping Up As New Channel for PR Pros

The U.S. jobless rate fell to 7%, from 7.3%, in November. And while the economy is still facing some strong headwinds, employers’ confidence seems to be on the upswing. Now, just like a Swiss watch, comes word of a new recruitment tool from social network LinkedIn, designed to track when people move jobs, where they go and what skills they have. It could be another vehicle for communicators who want to strengthen their bench. | MORE »

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Strategic Thinking Leads Choice of Social Tools for Boeing’s Gary Wicks

The surest way to stay connected in 2014 is through social media. But how do you stay connected in a constantly evolving media landscape? | MORE »

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5 ‘I’s’ of Social Media ROI

Measuring ROI is a challenge facing any organization with a social media budget. How can companies determine if their social media strategy is working? | MORE »

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Yes, Justine Sacco Really Said That on Twitter!

Justine Sacco, chief communications director for Barry Diller’s IAC, created a Twitter firestorm with a shockingly insensitive and offensive tweet. | MORE »

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‘Keeping it Real’ the Recipe for Appetizing PR Writing

It is arguably the Achilles’ heel of business communications: lousy, cliché-ridden copy. There are countless meetings and webinars talking about the importance of crafting PR content as if you are a journalist and avoiding industry jargon. But the song often remains the same.  | MORE »

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Duck Dynasty Star Creates Kobayashi Maru Scenario for A&E

A&E faces its own Star Trek-style Kobayashi Maru test, as it attempts to manage the media crisis sparked by comments made by “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson in a recent interview with GQ. | MORE »

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Want to Write Engaging Tweets? Know Your Audience First

Finding your brand’s voice on Twitter requires understanding the expectations of your audience and having a firm grip on your organization’s identity and purpose. | MORE »

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Target Gives Shoppers a New Meaning for ‘Black Friday’

Bad news for Target shoppers this week as it was revealed that hackers might have compromised around 40 million credit and debit card accounts. | MORE »

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Are You a ‘So What’ PR Writer?

As communicators, we like to think of ourselves as good writers, but many of us are just reinforcing bad habits. Learn how to write copy that stands out.  | MORE »

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Some of the Best PR Movies to Reel in During the Holidays

The days between Christmas and New Year’s Day are probably the best time of the year for PR pros to regroup, relax and ruminate on what’s in store for the next few months. As many communicators take some time off (and the thermostat heads south) we thought it was a good time to recommend some of the best PR movies. | MORE »

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