Midsize PR Firms See New Biz Rise; Fast 500 Is Social; Geography Defines CSR Efforts; M-Commerce Up

â–¶ Midsize Business Up: A survey of midsize, independent PR agencies by Worldcom Group finds that new business opportunities at the end of 2009 increased, and the agencies are cautiously optimistic for a positive year. Findings include:

• 63% of respondents report an increase in volume and intensity of new business during the last quarter of 2009.