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A Sexist Contest Backfires for Smartphone Maker OnePlus

In an attempt to involve more female users, smartphone maker OnePlus recently removed its contest to find its forum’s “top 50 most well-liked ladies.” | MORE »

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Snapchat Cruises Past Twitter for Mobile Communications

In light of new data from comScore, companies and their PR agencies may no longer have the luxury of pooh-poohing Snapchat.
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How to Find and Create Visual Content for Your Brand

Finding and creating shareable visual content for your brand is easier than you might think. Here are some tips on how to make it happen.  | MORE »

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7 Quotes from Robin Williams, for Communicators

Robin Williams, who died Monday of an apparent suicide, leaves an incredible legacy and a good deal of inspiration for communicators. | MORE »

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6 Tips for Optimizing Your Social Media Content

Many communicators optimize their brand’s website content for search, but it is just as important to optimize social media content for search.  | MORE »

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Ice-Water Dunkings on Facebook Raise Awareness for ALS, But Also a Chilly Backlash

In what’s known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” participants get doused with buckets of ice water and then nominate others to receive the icy treatment and keep the cycle going—all in an effort to raise awareness for ALS. | MORE »

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3 Tips for Writing a Catchy Lede

Beth Monaghan, principal and co-founder of agency InkHouse, and a presenter at PR News’ Aug. 15 webinar, “How to Write Effective Press Releases That Serve Your Brand & the Media,” offers three approaches to ledes you should consider. | MORE »

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Infographic: Latest Social Media Statistics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and More

Knowing exactly how much growth is occurring in social media and, more important, what that growth means is an important part of professional communications. | MORE »

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4 Ways to Be the Philippe Petit of Work-Life Balance

The 40th anniversary of Philippe Petit’s high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center sparked some a few thoughts on how PR pros can maintain a work-life balance. | MORE »

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Shareholder Lawsuit Looks to Nail Yelp for Fake Reviews

The Yelp lawsuit points to a major issue for companies that make use of online recommendations and endorsements, as consumers may start to fight back. Before you incur a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit, here are some tips for cleaning up your endorsement policy. | MORE »

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