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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.

Delta’s Smashed Guitar Crisis: Like Déja Vu All Over Again

January 14th, 2013 by

What did the airline learn from United’s guitar-breaking lessons four years ago? Not enough.

Respect the Locals, Eh: PR Agency Angers Residents of Canada’s Ninth Largest City With New Campaign

January 14th, 2013 by

In seriously botching a civic engagement campaign for the city of Hamilton, Dialogue Parners learned some valuable lessons.

Editor’s Pick: Video of the Week (1/10)

January 14th, 2013 by

For PR pros, the good professor offers this piece of sagely advice: Try to understand people (read: your CEO, CFO, etc.) and your clients by observing them. Check out this "60 Minutes" story on how to design breakthrough… Continued

Herbalife Locked in IR War of Words With Detractors

January 11th, 2013 by

It’s a crisis when a company is called "a fraud" and is being investigated by the SEC. What can Herbalife do from a PR standpoint to stop the bleeding?

[Infographic] Social Media Remains a Corporate Blind Spot for Executives

January 11th, 2013 by

More than a third of executives surveyed in Zeno Group’s Digital Readiness Survey said their CEO cares little about the company’s reputation in social media.

Does CES Still Carry Weight for PR?

January 10th, 2013 by

While tech heavyweights like Google and Facebook have taken a pass, CES still holds ample opportunity for PR pros to get their messages out.

#BareItAll: Three Ways to Leverage the New Tweet Chat for PR Pros 

January 9th, 2013 by

#BareItAll could show itself to be an important online community for executives interested in practicing better PR.

3 Tips to Integrate Creative With Traditional PR

January 9th, 2013 by

As the lines between marketing and PR continue to blur, APCO Worldwide senior graphic designer Tracy Phillips provides three ways to meld creative concepts with traditional PR.

How to Handle Social Squatters

January 9th, 2013 by

Is someone jumping your social media brand claim? Do what Ski The East did, and get your claim back.