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Keys to Curing Blog Fatigue: Refreshed Objectives and Open Ears

Make no mistake, blogs are still effective in engaging an audience, and more Fortune 500 companies are getting aboard the blog train each year. But anecdotal evidence shows a good number of “tired” blogs across organizations—those with posts that go way back, and that offer little in the form of any recent communications activities. | MORE »

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Key Points in Boomer Behavior Study

According to a study by Brain Sells, Baby Boomers still seek growth, all the while acknowledging new limitations in resources. The findings show that as Baby Boomers age, their home range will become more important and getting settled in new spaces will require new interpersonal and wider social arrangements. | MORE »

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Brown Campaign Gained Edge With On-The-Ground App

It wasn’t just the fact that Republican Scott Brown once posed for Cosmo that vaulted him to the office of U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Mobile communications also played a big part in the win, but what has gained the most attention from political strategists is a new application for smartphones that was used during the race. | MORE »

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Digital Ad Revenue to Top Print This Year

A study by Outsell revealed that digital media will take a higher share of advertising revenues than print this year for the first time in the U.S. Digital media will grow to a market share of 32.5%, compared with 30.3% for print. | MORE »

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As Smartphones Take Off, So Should Your Mobile PR Plans

A recent study by PR agency Ruder Finn finds that Americans now spend an average of 2.7 hours per day on the mobile Internet. Now is the time to begin formulating a mobile PR strategy and to start on the path toward integration. | MORE »

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Study Finds Social Media Best Way to Reach Teen Girl Demo

A study by Euro RSCG WWPR and MicroDialogue reveals new insights into a key market demographic—teenage girls—giving guidance into how best to communicate with them. | MORE »

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Setting Objectives: The Key to Proving the Value of Public Relations

Whether your organization is large or small, for profit or nonprofit, local or global, it has an objective. A clear, broad-based understanding of the organization’s objectives improves its chances for success. | MORE »

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Tech Pothole Stalls Program

Because the Driving While Distracted campaign was a multi-platform effort that entailed considerable planning, logistics were certainly a challenge, says Nationwide’s Charley Gillespie. But the biggest hurdle involved technology. | MORE »

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Case Study: Nationwide, Fleishman-Hillard Take Hands-On Approach To ‘Driving While Distracted’ Cause Campaign

After hearing firsthand accounts of the dangers posed by distracted driving from customers and colleagues, Nationwide Insurance became the first insurance company to take on the issue when it launched its campaign to educate consumers on the risks posed by Driving While Distracted (DWD) and encourage Americans to adopt safer driving habits in order to protect lives on the road. | MORE »

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Toyota’s ‘Trust Bank’ Is Open for Business

The findings of a recent study out of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business show that despite hundreds of negative stories generated by the press and predictions of Toyota’s demise by experts, customers remain loyal. | MORE »

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