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Survey Finds Major Disconnect on Sustainability Efforts; ‘Social Intelligence’ Will Become the Norm This Year

Nearly two-thirds of businesses worldwide view social and environmental issues as “significant” or “very significant” when addressing sustainability concerns, according to a recent study conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review.  | MORE »

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How To Work Hand in Glove With Marketing

As our industry changes and prospective clients expect more from their vendors, PR professionals must adapt in order to stay ahead, win bigger accounts and brand ourselves as more than just a media relations shop. | MORE »

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LinkedIn Recruitment Program Shaping Up As New Channel for PR Pros

The U.S. jobless rate fell to 7%, from 7.3%, in November. And while the economy is still facing some strong headwinds, employers’ confidence seems to be on the upswing. Now, just like a Swiss watch, comes word of a new recruitment tool from social network LinkedIn, designed to track when people move jobs, where they go and what skills they have. It could be another vehicle for communicators who want to strengthen their bench. | MORE »

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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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