Investing in Wellness Programs: Measurement Is Lacking

January 10th, 2011 by

While employee wellness programs are on the rise—particularly in North America—only about a third of employers are actually measuring the success of such programs.

Want to Dig Deeper Into SEO? Follow the Experts

January 10th, 2011 by

There are plenty of search engine optimization resources to help make you a search master. Sterling Communications’ Devin Davis and Weber Shandwick’s Karianne Stinson provide a list of SEO blogs and experts to either get you started or keep your SEO efforts on track.

Exploring the Veteran’s Mind to Achieve Campaign Success

January 10th, 2011 by

Focus group sessions with returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan uncovered key attitudes and beliefs that helped form the messaging for a successful outreach effort.

Working With the Ad Council: Pro Bono Doesn’t Mean ‘Free’

January 10th, 2011 by

Working with the Ad Council on an initiative can be a fruitful exercise, but it’s important to have a measurement system in place—particularly when it comes to dollars spent.

Case Study: With Returning Veterans in Harm’s Way, PR Goes Into Awareness Battle Mode to Communicate Their Plight

January 10th, 2011 by

Organization: Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Agency: Peppercom Timeframe: December 2008 – December 2009 Ad Council ads on behalf of the IAVA were distributed to 33,000 media outlets nationwide.  Image courtesy of the… Continued

Savvy Consumers Question ‘All-Natural’ Product Labels

January 3rd, 2011 by

Increasingly interested in purchasing organic products, consumers are holding those brands to higher standards—and are asking for independent certification of natural products.

Corporate America Failing to Meet Public’s Expectations

January 3rd, 2011 by

The majority of Americans feel that corporate America failed to meet their expectations in 2010, and say that improved ethics is a key way for companies to lift their standings in 2011.

Internet Usage Linked to Household Income

January 3rd, 2011 by

Americans with higher household incomes tend to use the Internet more often, and have more of a variety of tech gear to access the Web than those in lower income brackets.

Customer Service Slow to Adopt Social Media Strategies

January 3rd, 2011 by

CRM and customer service teams are lagging in the adoption of social media strategies, says a study. Just a quarter of customer service teams could ID where customers were "talking" about them.

PR News Readers Weigh In on Best/Worst PR Moves of 2010

December 28th, 2010 by

A Chilean disaster, an oil spill, a golfer’s slide, midterm elections, a quarterback’s redemption, an outspoken Alaskan and other notable events and personalities dominated the PR landscape in 2010. But what were our readers’ top picks for the very best and worst PR moves? Read on to find out.