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Social Explosion

A survey of digital platform usage from Arbitron and Edison Research finds that the percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking Web sites has reached 48% of the population in 2010, double the level from two years ago | MORE »

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Getting the Big Picture: Social Media Dashboards

Dashboards provide PR and other key business functions with an easy to see, and often flashy, view of activities.  The most important aspect is to correctly pinpoint goals and key performance indicators that will be at its center. | MORE »

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Leveraging the Power of Social Media for Nonprofits

With its immediacy and the ability to engage with and rally the public around issues and causes social media is the perfect vehicle for nonprofits. | MORE »

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Public Expects Biz to Support Health

According to an Edelman survey, health is catching up with “green” as a key CSR issue—73% of respondents said that protecting public health is just as important as protecting the environment. | MORE »

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Gender Bender: Adjust Tweets Accordingly

A new study on social media highlights, among other findings, the motivational differences between men and women in following a brand on Twitter, which should give PR pros pause when tweeting to brand followers. | MORE »

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PR and Reality TV: High Anxiety, Higher Brand Recognition

The ability to get the message out to millions of people drove 1-800-Flowers’ decision to participate in Undercover Boss, where the boss pretends to be a regular working stiff and, hopefully, learns valuable lessons from his rank-and-file employees. | MORE »

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Choosing CSR Initiatives: Connect Issues With Business Goals

Selecting the right initiative that ultimately becomes the “face” of an organization’s CSR program is crucial. CSR experts from both the corporate and agency worlds share their strategies and best practices. | MORE »

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Video Viewing Up

According to a comScore survey of online video viewing, the number of videos delivered online in February decreased, but viewership overall increased. | MORE »

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Mobile Behavior Depends on Demo

Merkle’s study of online consumers’ mobile behavior across demographics concluded that younger people and men have the most access to the mobile Internet. | MORE »

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Tchotchkes For Journos: Media Hit or The Perfect Re-Gift?

As part of the intensive media outreach to build awareness of online coupon site RetailMeNot.com, Schwartz Communications deployed an established PR tactic—sending a gift to the desks of tier-one journalists and Web producers. The Holiday … | MORE »

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