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Benefits Boost Bottom Lines

Benefits Communications Drives Bottom Lines: A strong benefits communications plan can lead to greater employee satisfaction and a stronger bottom line for business, according to a new white paper released by Colonial Life. | MORE »

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Social Media & Your Business Growth

Using Social Media to Grow Businesses: A social media marketing industry report released by WhitePaperSource’s Michael Stelzner, titled “How Marketers Are Using Social Media to Grow Their Businesses” and sponsored by the Social Media Success Summit 2009, offers | MORE »

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Marketing Mandates for 2009; Hiring Managers Missing Red Flags; Enhancing Risk Management

Marketing Budgets Stable, Efficiency Not: Customer anxiety and cutbacks are the biggest factors influencing marketing budget allocation in 2009, according to the CMO Council’s annual Marketing Outlook study. The Council’s audit of more than 650 … | MORE »

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Financial Firms’ Failure to Communicate; Networkers Balk at Ads; Downturn Damages Internal PR Depts

Journalists Not Digging Financial Firms’ Communications: According to a survey of journalists conducted by BackBay Communications and Marketwire, financial services companies are not perceived as communicating effectively with their stakeholders during the current recession. | MORE »

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Traditional vs. New Media; Media Spend’s Sharp Decline; Marketing Plans Fail; CMOs Pick Up Slack

Majority Still Questions Blogs’ Credibility: The Rosen Group polled Americans on their media preferences, and the results suggest that, despite the prominence of emerging digital media platforms, print is still deemed the most credible news … | MORE »

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Quick Study: Traditional vs. New Media; Media Spend’s Sharp Decline; Marketing Plans Fail; CMOs Pick Up Slack

Majority Still Questions Blogs’ Credibility: The Rosen Group polled Americans on their media preferences, and the results suggest that, despite the prominence of emerging digital media platforms, print is still deemed the most credible news … | MORE »

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Maximizing Digital Influence

A research study conducted by MS&L identified key behaviors of online influencers and outlined the following program for maximizing the digital influence they have over audiences: 1. Understand influencers’ motivations: High level of interest, sense … | MORE »

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Online Video Consumption Rises at Work

New Year Brings Wary Ad Forecast: According to a new report by FitchRatings, the projected contraction in output among the major advanced economies will represent the steepest decline since WWII, with GDP in the U.S. … | MORE »

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PR News/DS Simon Online Video Survey

Indeed, media’s fragmentation and the growth of digital platforms is redefining television, with industry executives looking for ways to override the powers that DVR technologies and downloaded Web videos grant viewers to digest content (and bypass advertisements) at their leisure. The results of a joint survey conducted by PR News and DS Simon Productions reflect this reality in the context of business communications, revealing an ever-interesting use among public relations executives of channels like online video, social media and blogs to reach and influence target audiences. | MORE »

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As Media Continues to Fragment, Communications Pros Take Note

Funnyman Jay Leno’s recent announcement that he’s leaving his late-night throne for a prime-time spot on NBC has all media buzzing about the move’s larger implications. After all, it’s the first show of its kind … | MORE »

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