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2-4-6-8 How Do You Communicate?

If you want to be a leader, you must be a good communicator.  Or as Winston Churchill once said, “The difference between leadership and mere management is communication.” Two of the most powerful statements you … | MORE »

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Making Your Messages More Memorable for the Media

Did your spokesperson’s last big interview opportunity result in an article peppered with company key messages, securing it a coveted spot on your office’s wall of fame?  Or did the messages fall flat during the … | MORE »

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Cause Branding Best Practices

When A&E Network launched its “Recovery Project” cause-branding campaign in 2008, its executives, along with those at agency partner Civic Entertainment Group, had to overcome the challenge of de-stigmatizing addiction. Thanks to their integrated marketing … | MORE »

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Improve PR Writing in Media Pitches

According to a recent survey of U.S. media conducted in conjunction with George Washington University and Cision, PR executives are valuable to media, but they have a lot to learn when it comes to writing for them. As noted in the 33-page report, 94% of journalists use submissions from PR professionals and large majorities also depend on other PR tools such as press kits and special events. | MORE »

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Carpet One PR Campaign Takes the Workhorse of Philanthropy and Gives It New Legs  

It takes nothing away from the dreadful disease to say that breast cancer has become the workhorse of the philanthropic world. If a pink ribbon will stick to it, it’s been stuck. Sales from the … | MORE »

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Building Media Relationships That Produce Results

As a public relations professional, you’ll hear it time and time again: the key to getting a journalist to answer your e-mails or phone calls is to build a relationship. What is often missing from … | MORE »

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Building a Sustainable Workforce; Green Benefits Your Company, Your People And Your World

The days when it seemed like sustainability and green practices might be a passing fad have come and gone. Going green has evolved to “living green” and turned into a movement that is backed up … | MORE »

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Marketing Mandates for 2009; Hiring Managers Missing Red Flags; Enhancing Risk Management

Marketing Budgets Stable, Efficiency Not: Customer anxiety and cutbacks are the biggest factors influencing marketing budget allocation in 2009, according to the CMO Council’s annual Marketing Outlook study. The Council’s audit of more than 650 … | MORE »

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Financial Firms’ Failure to Communicate; Networkers Balk at Ads; Downturn Damages Internal PR Depts

Journalists Not Digging Financial Firms’ Communications: According to a survey of journalists conducted by BackBay Communications and Marketwire, financial services companies are not perceived as communicating effectively with their stakeholders during the current recession. | MORE »

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Ten Media Myths That Can Get You Into Trouble

In the past three decades, I have had a hand in coordinating more than 1,000 media interviews. Working with the media is exhilarating and humbling – sometimes it’s both at once. Cooperating with the media … | MORE »

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