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#X Marks the Spot for AT&T Campaign Against Texting While Driving

AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign demonstrates that—for brands that want to be associated with safety and sound thinking—a one-shot deal won’t suffice.  | MORE »

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Big Fail: 7 Phrases and Clichés to Avoid

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti’s choice of “big fail,” a tired phrase often used in memes, to describe the major flaw in his organization’s handling of the Ray Rice controversy was a cringeworthy moment. Here are 7 other phrases, clichés and jargon to avoid in your public speaking or writing. | MORE »

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Recruiting the ‘Richmeister’ as Pitchman Backfires on State Farm

State Farm, which promotes immunizations awareness as a way of preventing the spread of viral diseases, probably should have been aware of Rob Schneider’s stance on vaccinations before they launched the ad campaign. | MORE »

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4 Questions That Lead to a Successful SEO Strategy

Before you get into the nitty-gritty of SEO, there are some fundamental questions that PR pros need to ask themselves. | MORE »

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‘People’s Climate March’ Puts Pressure on Sustainability Communicators

The sheer size of Sunday’s climate change march in New York should give communicators in charge of CSR and sustainability efforts for their brand or organization pause. | MORE »

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PR Insider: The Intern Conundrum – To Pay or Not to Pay

When it comes to agencies hiring interns, the question that always comes up is: “To pay or not to pay.” Frankly, that should never be the question.  | MORE »

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Managing Crises in a Ever-Chaotic World

In addition to rethinking how (and how often) we monitor for potential issues, how we organize to effectively manage crisis situations must also evolve. Issues management expertise is no longer sufficient to succeed in this environment. | MORE »

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Social Media: Companies Wade Into the Talent Pool

Companies of all stripes are scrambling to recruit, hire and retain social media talent. That encompasses people well versed in content creation, SEO, design, video and several other disciplines that are not in the traditional PR mold. | MORE »

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Communicating on a Separate Plane

When the dust of generalizations settles, we’re left with a world where millennials have increasing purchasing clout, and are buying all their stuff through social media. That means that, with a strategic approach to social media management, PR professionals have a great opportunity to cultivate and grow millennials as customers. | MORE »

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Hits Keep Coming for the NFL, Eroding Reputation

For senior PR managers, the NFL scandals (and the league’s bumbling responses) hold several lessons. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is the need to set new standards without concern “for the gate” and strongly communicate those standards to the public. | MORE »

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