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CSR or So What?  The Smart Way to Being Socially Responsible

CSR is still a relatively new word in the business environment and as a result, there is relatively little actual regulation. | MORE »

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NonProfit PR Awards: Media Relations Campaign: >$50,000 Budget

This year’s finalists for PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards raise the bar for doing well by doing good. The following winner and honorable mentions in the media relations campaign (over $50,000) is no exception to the rule. | MORE »

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State of the Blogosphere

A new study has come out via Technorati that examines current trends in the blogosphere. Among the findings: 71% of respondents reported that blogging has given them much greater visibility in their industry, and 63% said prospective clients have read their blog and, as a result, purchased their products/services. | MORE »

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Consumers Expect Brands to Support Causes

Even though consumer spending has ebbed since the downturn, many still expect companies to partake in charitable giving. | MORE »

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Brand Survival in the Age of Asymmetric Comms

Until now, many companies have ignored social media without suffering obvious consequences, especially in industries that, in the past, have not included a high proportion of social media users. Social media participation was a choice. | MORE »

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IHOP Gets Egg on Its Face After Humane Society Goes on Offensive

In this PR News case study, we look at the Humane Society’s tactics in its efforts to draw attention to what it deemed animal cruelty at egg-supplier International House of Pancakes, and at IHOP’s measured response to the multi-platform campaign. | MORE »

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Biz Goals & PR Contributions: A PR News/BurrellesLuce Survey

According to a survey of more than 400 communications professionals conducted by PR News and BurrellesLuce, the two most important media categories that help execs attain their goals are print and broadcast (38% and 24%, respectively), with social media coming in fourth at 15%. | MORE »

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Mainstream to Tweetstream: The Future of Integrated Measurement

Digital communications’ impact on meeting business objectives is more indisputable than ever, but that doesn’t mean executives have abandoned traditional media measures—quite the opposite. A recent survey of PR News and BurrellesLuce measuring goals in integrated marketing programs yielded interesting results. | MORE »

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How to Socialize a Brand as Media Platforms Converge

The question is not how to engage and build relationships online, but how to determine the best mix of traditional and social media in outreach efforts. | MORE »

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How to Launch a Green Platform and Win Stakeholder Confidence

If you’re thinking of launching a green communications platform, make sure to keep multiple stakeholders in mind. | MORE »

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