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Traditional Advertising Remains Top Online Traffic Driver

Social media sites are still trumped by more traditional advertising in driving Web site traffic, while search engines like Google and Bing yield the highest flow of traffic. | MORE »

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Following Japan’s Crises, American Public Is Divided on Nuclear

In the wake of Japan’s nuclear fallout, the U.S. public is split on whether nuclear power plants should be built on American soil, due in large part to environmental benefits and nuclear waste disposal issues. | MORE »

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New Managers Often Lack of Proper Training

The majority of bosses admit that their path to management wasn’t ideal, and workers discuss the six biggest complaints about their managers. | MORE »

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Retailers Proven Kings of Customer Service

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U.S. consumers rate retailers as the greatest customer service providers among 143 large companies, while healthcare providers rank last. 

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Quick Study: Public on Nuke Fence; Retailers Customer-Savvy; Managers Lack Training; Social Ads Low Traffic Drivers

â–¶ U.S. Divided on Nuclear: Three weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled four nuclear reactors in Japan, Americans are displaying only a slight shift in their opinions on nuclear power, says a new … | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: How Communicators Value Facebook

What does a Facebook fan mean to an organization? A new study that delves into fans and brands finds that gaining insight and customer loyalty are two major benefits for communicators. ROI, however, is another story. | MORE »

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Despite Multitasking, Consumers Still Drawn in by TV

While TV viewing habits have been greatly influenced by simultaneous online and mobile engagement, the majority of Americans’ purchasing decisions are still influenced by TV ads. | MORE »

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Know Your Letters: Spelling Variations Matter in Branding 

Americans’ perception of brands are shaped by spelling variants within company names. The tailoring of words can change whether a company is viewed as innovative or capable. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Want Your Brand to Pop? Know Your Letters; Consumers Multitask While Watching TV; Green Public Certifiable

A recent study of how brand names "click" with consumers finds that words with double letters really resonate. Way to go, Larry and Sergey. | MORE »

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B2B Companies Play the Field in Sports Arena for Branding Opportunities

Taking a cue from consumer brands, more B2B organizations are entering into sports sponsorships. Here’s the strategies behind this alignment from the communications leaders of three companies. | MORE »

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