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Key Performance Indicators

Knowing what to measure is critical to any PR measurement program. Yet what is important to one client may have little significance for another. Following is a focused list of key performance indicators (KPIs) that … | MORE »

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Social Media ROI

Not a day–or, if you are on Twitter, not an hour–goes by without discussion about how social media is changing our business. Depending on whom you listen to, its impact on communications is either revolutionary … | MORE »

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Climbing Toward Sustainability at Interface by 2020

Going green is a hot business trend, but it has not always been that way. When green business leaders Ray Anderson and Jim Hartzfeld started to transform the floor covering company Interface to be environmentally … | MORE »

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PR News/DS Simon Online Video Survey

Indeed, media’s fragmentation and the growth of digital platforms is redefining television, with industry executives looking for ways to override the powers that DVR technologies and downloaded Web videos grant viewers to digest content (and bypass advertisements) at their leisure. The results of a joint survey conducted by PR News and DS Simon Productions reflect this reality in the context of business communications, revealing an ever-interesting use among public relations executives of channels like online video, social media and blogs to reach and influence target audiences. | MORE »

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In Media Training, a Little Realism Goes a Long Way

Media training must be realistic, maybe even jarring at times to be effective.  It’s important to get across to subjects that reporters can be sharp, occasionally abrasive and even combative.  And if you can handle … | MORE »

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Case Study: Construction Concerto: Event Marketing & Media Relations Efforts Orchestrate a Groundbreaking Move

Company: MacPhail Center for Music Agency: Fast Horse Timeframe: 2006-2007 Since 1907, the Minneapolis-based MacPhail Center for Music has been one of the country’s most respected–and most understated–music education centers. As the organization’s centennial approached, … | MORE »

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Recession Communications: Managing Employee Relations While Downsizing

Often when people talk about how to communicate layoffs, what they’re thinking is, "What do I say to the people I have to let go?" That’s understandable–layoffs are stressful. But before getting into the weeds, … | MORE »

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Global Participation in World Monitoring Day Increased 60% in 2008

More than 73,000 people worldwide visited their local streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day in 2008. | MORE »

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Executive Coaching & Media Training: Same Difference?

To many, executive coaching sounds an awful lot like media training—just for a broader stakeholder base. And, in many ways, you are right. PR professionals’ expertise in coaching, training or other types of counseling is … | MORE »

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Dare to be Different: Attracting Media Attention

Sometimes being whimsical in your messaging or presentation may provide a boost to your client or company’s profile when it comes to attracting media attention. However, it must make sense in the framework of your … | MORE »

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