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M&A Comms: Straddling the Line Between Too Much, Too Little Info

Often overshadowed by the deal and the deal-makers involved, mergers and acquisitions communications nonetheless can make or break the success of a marriage between two cultures. | MORE »

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Words as Weapons: Weighing Controversy’s Place in PR

For PR pros, leveraging controversy can be a dangerous game. Communicators need to be able to balance the need for visibility with interesting yet responsible PR tactics. | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Leverage Convergence for Public Affairs Success

Public affairs pros take note: More industries are banding together to protect their mutual interests, writes Derek M. LaVallee, making advocacy work more complicated yet ultimately more powerful. | MORE »

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Case Study: The Pop Heard Round the World: Global Media Push
 Propels Bubble Wrap’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

How do you give proper props to packaging material? If it’s the iconic brand Bubble Wrap, you get the media’s attention through a clever press kit and knowledgeable spokespeople. | MORE »

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PR News Q&A: Social Media as a Way of Professional Life

Michael McManus, director of public relations at Sodexo Inc., shares some social media team-building tips that he’ll expand upon at PR News’ May 24 Facebook Conference. | MORE »

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Traditional Advertising Remains Top Online Traffic Driver

Social media sites are still trumped by more traditional advertising in driving Web site traffic, while search engines like Google and Bing yield the highest flow of traffic. | MORE »

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Following Japan’s Crises, American Public Is Divided on Nuclear

In the wake of Japan’s nuclear fallout, the U.S. public is split on whether nuclear power plants should be built on American soil, due in large part to environmental benefits and nuclear waste disposal issues. | MORE »

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Retailers Proven Kings of Customer Service

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U.S. consumers rate retailers as the greatest customer service providers among 143 large companies, while healthcare providers rank last. 

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Case Study: Bay Area Nonprofit Bag Effort Is Anything But Static, Embracing Viral Video and Bloggers to Save S.F. Bay

In a quest to curb the use of plastic grocery bags, the Bay Area nonprofit group Save the Bay went mano y mano with the deep-pocketed plastics industry, and was successful in spurring action among the public and government officials. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Public on Nuke Fence; Retailers Customer-Savvy; Managers Lack Training; Social Ads Low Traffic Drivers

â–¶ U.S. Divided on Nuclear: Three weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled four nuclear reactors in Japan, Americans are displaying only a slight shift in their opinions on nuclear power, says a new … | MORE »

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