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Chronic Illnesses Affect Amount and Level of Internet Use

Data gathered by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that adults with chronic illnesses spend significantly less time on the Internet, which may influence the decision-making of PR professionals in healthcare. | MORE »

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Selling The Big PR Idea: Keep It Simple, Build Support

When Cisco Canada’s director of corporate affairs Willa Black came up with the idea of the One Million Acts of Green campaign, it was a risky proposition to sell, both internally and externally. Here are some tips from Black on pushing your Big Idea through: | MORE »

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Case Study: Environmental Zeal and Strong Coalition Drives Canadians to Commit One Million Acts of Green

Cisco’s green campaign challenged Canadians to make positive environmental changes in their daily lives, reinforcing the company’s new tagline: "Welcome to the human network." | MORE »

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How To Offer ‘Unsubscribe’ to Journalists

PR professionals who follow the media relations rules are growing increasingly frustrated by PR spam complaints in the blogosphere. The good news is there are things you can do to clearly signal your commitment to respect journalists’ traditional boundaries. | MORE »

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Social Media & Financial Comms: Time to Get Your Feet Wet?

As social media continues to explode, organizations and PR professionals have been quick to jump on the bandwagon. But one PR function hasn’t been so fast on the draw: financial communications. | MORE »

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Media Relations Roundtable: Move From Dictation to Collaboration

Three expert panelists weigh in on the hot topics, trends and tools of media relations. What shouldd PR pros be doing to optimize media outreach? What should PR executives be thinking about for the rest of 2010? | MORE »

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Creating High-Priority Content for Search Engines

Picking the perfect words may not have been as important in the past, but today, keywords are critical to your firm’s digital reputation and whether or not you get found. | MORE »

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Ford and General Mills Among Corporate Ethics Leaders

The Ethisphere Institute found in its annual survey that L’Oréal, Ford and General Mills are among the "world’s most ethical companies." The institute assessed over 3,000 organizations based on a range of metrics, such as corporate citizenship and governance, innovation and broader "industry leadership." | MORE »

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Echoes of Hawthorne Effect in Social Media Age

The Hawthorne Effect may be more relevant than ever in the time of social media. But here are a few more lessons that emerge from recent research about communications to engage today’s employees. | MORE »

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Education, Messaging Drive Effective Government Comms

Verizon’s rolling out of its FiOS video service in New York City wasn’t just a matter of connecting optical cable. Connecting with a number of local and state officials was first and foremost, and the process took about three years. | MORE »

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