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How to Transform Press Releases

A press release should be designed as a news story worthy of publication in a newspaper. This might sound humorous as you consider the hundreds of press releases you’ve seen and written that begin with, “ABC Corporation, the leading provider of best in breed ecommerce solutions…” Yet today’s news cycles make the reality of verbatim pick-up a real possibility—that is, if the release is written well. | MORE »

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PR pros do themselves no favors by taking a ‘We’re the good-news people’ approach with senior managers. They need to take a closer look at how their actions can play a role in the business. | MORE »

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6 Tips to Prove the Value of Public Relations in 2015

As we know, communicating PR’s value remains among the profession’s most daunting challenges. Yet if PR pros commit to doing what’s required with prescience, insight and determination, your daily actions will yield better and proveable results for the brand or organization you are representing. | MORE »

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Case Study: PR Effort Helps Bring the Soap Box Derby Up to Speed

In 2009, Bob Troyer, public relations chairman for the All-American Soap Box Derby, approached AKA MEDIA INC. to help promote, publicize, broadcast and digitize the event. The agency worked closely with the Derby for the next five years, but in 2014 the Derby raced ahead to a new level. | MORE »

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You’ll Soon be Able to Upload Video Directly to Twitter

Video is probably the best way to catch and keep an online audience’s attention. In the coming weeks, Twitter is making a move to boost video—and the high engagement associated with it—by allowing users to shoot, edit and post videos directly within its platform. | MORE »

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CES 2015: 7 Ways Wearable Technology Is Getting Smarter

As expected, wearable technology has stolen much of the spotlight in Las Vegas this week at the 2015 CES show. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Empowering Your Client in Three Simple Steps

In a highly competitive environment, strong relationships will make the difference between your client leaving you behind or staying with your agency.  | MORE »

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3 Lessons Brad Pitt Can Teach You About Using Metrics to Power PR

Barry Reicherter of Finn Partners and a speaker at PR News’ upcoming Google Conference for Communicators in San Francisco offers data and analytics lessons as seen through the fulcrum of three movies starring Brad Pitt. | MORE »

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Infographic: Women Predict 10 Trends For 2015

When it comes to the issues that women expect to be most concerned about in 2015, 29 percent of the respondents said they are worried about healthcare, followed by racial tension (20 percent) and job security (15 percent). | MORE »

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CES 2015: 5 Things to Watch for PR Pros

What trends should PR pros keep a close eye on at this year’s CES? How will they affect the industry? Let’s take a look at five things to watch at CES 2015 for professional communicators. | MORE »

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