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PR News Q&A: John Deveney on the Importance of Citizen Journalists

Deveney, appearing at PR News’ Media Relations Next Practices Forum on June 17 in Washington D.C., says that the ability to deal with the new realities of media relations is critical to the success of PR pros. | MORE »

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Immortalize Your Press Releases Online via SEO

Packing your press releases with anchor text, links, metadata and more can significantly increase their shelf life while reaching a wider audience. | MORE »

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PR News Q&A: Yanique Woodall and the 24/7 E-Commerce World

Woodall and her PR team at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM are prepared for handling customer-facing crises, but it’s the ones that could happen overnight and become viral in an instant that have her concerned. | MORE »

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Apply Social Gaming Strategies to Win Public Relations Battles

The massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is no game, but the oil industry could help salvage its battered reputation by making a socially responsible game of it. | MORE »

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CSR Garners Solid Media Share of Voice, But For the Wrong Reasons

Corporate social responsibilty has long been talked about as a way to build trust and reputation. New data, however, finds that media coverage of CSR leaves a lot to be desired. | MORE »

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Case Study: Agency Recasts Water Bottle Maker’s Tainted Reputation With Refreshing Splash of Environmental Stewardship

PR agency Cercone Brown’s "Least Wasteful Cities" campaign helped successfully turn a negative rep into a positive one for sports water bottle maker Nalgene. | MORE »

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How To Deftly Manage User Content on Facebook

The ability to anticipate problematic user comments and the development of a comprehensive "Rules of the Road" will help keep a Facebook crisis at bay. | MORE »

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Competitive Analysis: Setting Your Organization Apart From the Rest

Tracking the competition isn’t just useful as a standalone benchmark metric—it’s critical in the creation of an effective PR plan. | MORE »

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Throw the Right Pitch

Ritz Communications’ Patty Keiler and Elisabeth Ritz share specific tips for pitching full articles written by client champions to media. | MORE »

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Tips for Finding Client Champions for Bylined Articles

PR agency Ritz Communications helped Emmi Solutions, a medical IT vendor, gain positive media exposure through finding clients to create articles that they then pitched to targeted media. | MORE »

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