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Social Sharing Comes Down to Trust; Too Many Brands Still Take Dim View of Employee Value Proposition Plans

Nearly than 9 out of 10 Americans (86%) trust recommendations from people they know, according to a new survey released by Social Media Link. | MORE »

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Case Wheeling and Dealing: Campaign for Bike-Share Program in Minneapolis Inspires Tourists and Residents Alike

when Minneapolis decided to launch a bike-share program city officials knew that it would take a lot of citizen education at the front end and a sustained effort on the backend to get the program running smoothly. | MORE »

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PR Billing Rates Pegged to the Market

Nearly a third of PR agencies calculate their billing rates by relying on what the market will bear, according to an exclusive study conducted by StevensGouldPincus on behalf of PR News. | MORE »

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Communicators Play Key Role In Reinvention of Sales and Marketing

Despite the constant flux in marketing and communications, some if not many of the changes that are being bandied about in the marketplace often take on a Groundhog-Day quality.  | MORE »

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Wake-Up Call In Survey of PR Profession

An online survey of public relations professionals uncovered insights—both encouraging and worrisome—related to the responsibilities and leadership in the communications profession. | MORE »

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When Did You Realize You Wanted to Work in PR?

When it comes to career, we all want to be “living the dream.” But to do that you first have to realize what it is you want to. PR News asked readers to fill in the blank and answer this question: “I knew I wanted to work in PR when_____.” | MORE »

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Major Food Brands are Spending Millions to Avoid Transparency

A consortium of several major food and chemical companies have spent more than $22 million to combat legislative action aimed at forcing companies to label genetically modified food (GMOs). | MORE »

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Lessons From ANA Masters of Marketing Confab

Every year, thousands of marketers, agencies, media providers and buyers, branding consultants, industry press and even the occasional PR practitioner converge for four days of speeches, seminars, schmoozing and hyper-networking at the Association of National Marketer’s (ANA) Masters of Marketing Conference.  | MORE »

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How To Spending on Social a Long, Hard Slog

Despite the constant drumbeat throughout PR and marketing precincts to ramp up spending on social platforms, nearly 60% of senior-level PR executives said they are spending between just 1% and 5% of their overall revenue on social media, according to an exclusive study for PR News conducted by PR consultancy StevensGouldPincus. | MORE »

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High Demand from Consumers For Honesty and Ethics; Twitter Now De Riguer, But What About Other Channels?

Can Handle the Truth: More than two-thirds of consumers in the U.S., UK and China place a high value on honesty and transparency, according to a recent Cohn & Wolfe study.
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