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How to Reconfigure a (Bad) Press Release

If you want news professionals to publish or comment on your news release, it has to be news, and has to provide benefits to the media outlet’s audience. | MORE »

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Survey Finds Broad Use of Social Listening

About two-thirds of marketing and advertising executives said they collect metrics and analytics for their social programs, according to the survey. And about 14 percent of the respondents said they do not monitor such programs. | MORE »

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Fresh Facebook Strategies Needed as the ‘Like Gate’ Dies

With the end of the Like Gate, the onus is now on communicators not only to create more original content, but also make sure the content is catering to users who more closely align with business value and, PR execs hope, can be converted into customers. | MORE »

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Al Roker’s World Record Weather Report Makes for Easy PR Win

Al Roker’s 34-hour weather reporting Rokerthon exhibited some of the most basic tenets of good PR. | MORE »

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4 Ways Social Media is Changing Brand Management

Online conversation has created a world where brands negotiate their public image with consumers daily. Many live, die or thrive by the social media sword. | MORE »

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Infographic: How Do PR Pros Use Social Listening Data?

In a PR News/Business Wire survey, 26% of professional communicators said that social media monitoring has “not yet” had an obvious impact on their companies.  | MORE »

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PR Insider: King Tipping

Crisis can happen at any moment. You must have the ability to see everything so you can still make well-informed decisions.  | MORE »

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Dr. Oz, Bill Cosby Prove Twitter Is Still a Dangerous Game

Dr. Oz, the surgeon and television doctor who has been accused of backing weight loss product scams, is the latest celebrity to get slammed on Twitter after he posted a tweet asking the social network: “What is your biggest question for me?” and promising to respond to his favorites. | MORE »

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Connecting Your Brand to the Comet Landing Shouldn’t Be Too Cosmic

As scientists cheer and the media celebrate, brand managers may consider the best way to get in on the action of the Philae landing. Buyer beware. | MORE »

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11 Media Pitching Tips for PR Pros

Working journalists typically say they delete 20 email pitches at a time with nary a glance at the subject lines. To help you move the odds a bit more in your favor, Tracy Schario, communications officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts, and a presenter at PR News’ Dec. 11 Media Relations Conference in Washington, D.C., offers some advice to help you connect with the journalists who matter in your market. | MORE »

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