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No Media Training in Paula Deen’s Kitchen

June 20th, 2013 by

Celebrity chef and butter aficionado Paula Deen is losing in the court of public opinion as revelations of her racist remarks and behavior continue to unfurl in a lawsuit brought against her by a former manager. Deen’s actions are undeniably inexcusable and begs the question: Has anyone dared to suggest to her that perhaps she needs some media training?

SF Giants Take Social Media Engagement to the Bleachers

June 19th, 2013 by

The San Francisco Giants have hit it out of the ballpark. And the team isn’t doing too shabby on the baseball diamond, either. We’re referring, of course, to the Giants rolling out a new social media café at AT&T Park.

6 Tips For an Effective Email Pitch

June 19th, 2013 by

Journalists get dozens of emails a day (if not more—depends on the journalist). Cutting through the clutter is a constant challenge for PR pros trying to get their pitches seen, let alone accepted.

As Content Marketing Moves Into the Mainstream, Communicators Take a New Look at Paid Media

June 18th, 2013 by

Public relations executives must step up their efforts to integrate paid media into their overall communications strategy, according to Leslie Campisi, managing director, United States, for Hotwire PR.

4 Pillars of Content Marketing for PR Pros

June 18th, 2013 by

Real-world examples of content marketing took center stage at PR News’ Content Marketing Boot Camp. An opening session of the conference, which is taking place at The Yale Club in New York City, featured a discussion about some of the most effective content marketing strategies.

Pros and Cons of (Rumored) Instagram Video

June 17th, 2013 by

Thursday Facebook will be holding a press event that is creating volumes of intrigue and speculation. TechCrunch reports that the social media giant may introduce video features for its photo-sharing product Instagram.

4 Essentials on Writing for Mobile

June 17th, 2013 by

Forty-three percent of emails are read on a mobile device, according to email analytics company, Litmus. If you haven’t already been writing with mobile in mind, it’s time to start because that percentage is only going to grow, and probably faster than we care to think.

Father’s Day Message for Brands: 43% of Dads Take Equal Responsibility as Caregivers

June 14th, 2013 by

Gibbs & Soell examined attitudes among 469 parents (including fathers) of children under 18 about their attitudes toward their roles as nurturers and household managers.

Fast-Growing Vine Offers Vast New PR Possibilities

June 14th, 2013 by

Despite being around for only five months, Vine is already beating Instagram on Twitter. According to Topsy Analytics, the 6-second stop motion video app’s 2.86 million shares on Twitter beat out the social photo sharing service’s 2.17 million.

Facebook Adds #Hashtags: What Now?

June 13th, 2013 by

It’s been a long time coming. Facebook has officially added hashtags.