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Study: Data-Driven Marketing Delivers Global Value; CEO’s Lack of Coaching Presents Opportunity for PR Pros

A majority of marketers (78%) are feeling pressure to become more data-driven. Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not seek professional counsel. | MORE »

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Dads Taking On Greater Role in Household Decisions; Content Marketing Programs Now Face Opt-In Issues

The vast majority of dads (75%) are more involved in raising their children then their fathers were. A recent IMN survey revealed that nearly half (49%) of its respondents have a content marketing strategy in place.  | MORE »

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Note to PR Pros: The 65-and-Older Set is the Fastest-Growing Social Media Demographic

A recent Pew study shows that the demographics of social media users are changing quickly. The number of users has risen to 72%, a total that is up 5% from last year, and 64% since Pew began tracking it in 2005. | MORE »

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Social Business; Growing (Albeit at A Glacial Pace) While Showrooming Taking Center Stage in Buying Process

▶ The Glacial Pace of ‘Social Business’: A majority of business professionals (70%) believe “that social business is an opportunity to fundamentally change the way their organization works,” | MORE »

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Women Weigh in On Biggest Work Obstacles

Women dominate the PR industry everywhere but the executive level. However, a lack of women in the C-Suite is a problem not isolated to the communication field. | MORE »

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Treating PR Like a Business: It’s the Primary Way to Land More Business Unit Maximum Character Count 65

Midsummer is the perfect time for public relations and communications-agency owners and leaders to evaluate their companies’ achievements over the past six months. Many will review work product, staff performance, and new business wins, as well as client results and satisfaction. | MORE »

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Social Networking Services Overwhelm Consumers; Sponsored Content Causing a ‘Storm of Disruption’

MyLife.com recently concluded its second annual survey that looked into social media behavior. Edelman recently released a white paper titled, “Sponsored Content: A Broader Relationship with the U.S. News Media.”  | MORE »

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Avoiding Chronic Mistakes in PR Measurement

There was a time when PR professionals tried to demonstrate the value of their contributions by counting clips and calculating the cost of the placements, as if that space had been bought as advertising. That time was, sadly, now. I’m saddened to hear that that’s still the method some agencies and their clients use.  | MORE »

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Most Americans Take A Dim View of the Federal Govt.; Marketers Shift Channel Focus to Content Marketing

A recent study by Public Affairs Pulse has revealed that Americans hold a decidedly unfavorable opinion of the Federal government. A recent survey of 329 professional marketers revealed that marketers are changing their channel focus in 2013. | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: Salaries For Nonprofit PR Execs Up Slightly

PR pros who work for nonprofits, associations and NGOs (Non-governmental organizations) play a vital role for their brands. They do everything that their PR counterparts working for consumer or B2B brands do—cultivate sources in the media, drive the social media strategy and find new ways to get the message out—but often with much smaller budgets. | MORE »

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