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To Armstrong, It’s Still All About Lance

January 18th, 2013 by

Media trainer Karen Friedman scores Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, and on most counts the disgraced cyclist failed to make the grade.

[Infographic] Can PR Pros Nudge Their CEOs Toward Sociability? 

January 18th, 2013 by

CEOs get more comfortable in front of the camera, but are still skittish about jumping into social media, according to a new study by PR agency Weber Shandwick.

Recalling Daniel Edelman: 4 Lessons Learned From a PR Titan

January 17th, 2013 by

Ned Barnett provides four lessons that the he learned from competing against the legendary Daniel J. Edelman.

Misconceptions About the Role of PR Abound 

January 17th, 2013 by

An informal poll on our Facebook page strikes a nerve. Do you concur with some of the responses?

Is Subway’s Short Footlong a PR Mess?

January 17th, 2013 by

A slighted Subway customer posted a photo of his 11-inch sub on the chain’s Facebook page, which traveled all the way to the cover of the New York Post.

Boeing’s 787 PR Problem: When Do Glitches Turn Into a Crisis?

January 16th, 2013 by

Experts say all new aircraft go through growing pains, but after a serious of problems with its highly touted Dreamliner, at what point does Boeing go into PR crisis mode?

What Facebook’s New Graph Search Means for PR Pros

January 16th, 2013 by

While Facebook piqued the media’s and its users’ interest with its latest feature announcement, here is what it means for the practicing PR pro, so far.

Walmart’s Pledge to Hire Veterans Is a Dose of Good PR

January 15th, 2013 by

Walmart’s announcement to hire any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months of active duty brought positive coverage from The New York Times, a rarity for the retailer.

SMB Advertisers Slow to Add Social to Communications Mix

January 15th, 2013 by

Most small and medium-sized businesses have not yet adopted methods like promoted postings, sponsored tweets and social games/contests.

Three Crucial Elements to Include in Social Media Policies 

January 15th, 2013 by

If communications execs want  to own social media, one place to start is by developing formal social media guidelines.