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Infographic: American Spending on Halloween Candy Is Spooky

Halloween is big business. Really big business. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans spend more than $2 billion on candy alone each year—after all, trick or treating is what the holiday is all about. | MORE »

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7 Factors in Content Creation for Google

Google is a gateway to millions of consumers and an opportunity for increased brand exposure, but only if your content ranks high in its search results.  | MORE »

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What Scares You Most About PR?

On Halloween, we grapple with our fears and anxieties and, for our enjoyment, transpose it by taking on and portraying what scares us ourselves. Still, there’s no enjoyment in being scared at work, especially for communications professionals who often work around delicate topics for sensitive clients. | MORE »

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Tim Cook Outs Apple as an ‘Advocate for Human Rights and Equality’

With his public acknowledgement in a self-penned Businessweek article that he’s gay, Tim Cook may be setting the stage for a different kind of innovation from Apple—one centered on human rights. | MORE »

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What’s the First Thing You Notice When Meeting Someone New?

It’s basic human nature—ingrained in us from birth—to make decisions about strangers the moment we encounter them. It happens whether we like it or not. Knowing what people first notice about you can mean the difference between success and failure. | MORE »

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6 Rules for an Engaging Social Media Messaging Strategy

Effective communication on social media requires proper planning and execution. Here are some basic rules for creating engaging messages. | MORE »

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Taco Bell ‘Blacks Out’ Its Social Media Presence to Promote a New App

Whether or not you’re looking to chow down on a chalupa anytime soon, you have to admit that Taco Bell’s social media black out is creative. In a welcomed break with many brands’ social strategies, it’s also not obtrusive or annoying. | MORE »

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5 Measurement Methodologies to Analyze a PR Strategy

The key to a successful PR measurement strategy is gathering data that proves the value of PR activities, shows ongoing improvement in performance and demonstrates ROI compared with true business metrics. There are a variety … | MORE »

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Taylor Swift Backlash Could Be a Case of No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

NYC and Co. should send thank-you notes to some of the New Yorkers who are now disparaging Swift as a spokesperson for New York City. | MORE »

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How to Give an Effective PR Presentation, Let Us Count the Ways

While many companies have finally put PowerPoint to pasture, a lot of brands and organizations still rely on the program when presenting information and trying to get their messages out. Big mistake. | MORE »

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