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PR Developing New Disciplines for The Not-Too-Distant Future

October 17th, 2013 by

The rapid proliferation of digital communications is leading to a wide range of new disciplines in PR. During PR News’ Digital PR Summit on Wednesday attendees got a taste of some of the new roles that PR departments and agencies are starting to employ.

5 Ways That PR Execs Can Drive Engagement on Facebook

October 16th, 2013 by

Although there is a perception that Facebook is already old hat, the platform still holds undeniable clout across social channels, particularly for 15 year-old- to 25-year-old demo. Plus, the platform’s 1.15 million active monthly users should not be ignored.

6 Pointers for Taking PR’s Role in Social to the Next Level

October 16th, 2013 by

Social continues to create new possibilities for public relations. As brands continue to move further into the social media space, the opportunities (and risks) have never been clearer.

Bruce Kasanoff’s 3 Words That Will Transform Your PR Career

October 15th, 2013 by

On Tuesday October 15, Bruce Kasanoff, managing director at Now Possible, took the stage at the 2013 PR News’ Platinum PR Awards. In his keynote, Kasanoff enlightened a packed room full of PR pros what three words can transform their careers.

10 Stellar SEO Tips for Onsite and Offsite Ranking

October 15th, 2013 by

At the first session of PR News’ SEO Workshop this morning, Jake Finkelstein, founder and CEO of Method Savvy, and Michael J. Lamp, senior social and digital media strategist at Hunter Public Relations, taught attendees how to improve search rankings and reviewed the founding principles to great SEO placement.

Social Media is Transforming into a Social Marketplace (Infographic)

October 14th, 2013 by

More than three-quarters (81%) of online shoppers make purchasing decisions based on Facebook and Twitter friend recommendations. And according to a MarketMeSuite study, nearly 40 million teenagers (13-18) admitted that social media sways purchasing decisions.

Communications Pros Take Note: Internet Trolls Don’t Like Their Friends to Know That They’re Trolls

October 14th, 2013 by

A new piece of research confirms a pattern that we always suspected was the case, based on anecdotal experience (and maybe our own behavior). That is that Facebook users (and by extension, all those who… Continued

6 Tips to Better Twitter Chats

October 11th, 2013 by

Twitter engagement can be a tough nut to crack, but not an impossible one. No matter the scale of your company or organization there are ways to tap into Twitter to make it a two-way communications platform.

Want to Break Through the Clutter With Your CSR Campaign? Here are 3 Tips

October 11th, 2013 by

It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and brands are going all out to show their support. The challenge lies in the ability for organizations with cancer-related CSR programs to stand out from the crowd and let stakeholders know about the great work that they’re doing.

3 Ways to Improve Engagement With Journalists on Twitter

October 10th, 2013 by

Nearly 60% of journalists worldwide say they use Twitter—and you need a system to take some of the time-wasting guesswork out of the process of engaging with them.