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When Media Goes Too Far: How to Handle Unethical Reporters

Everyone expects journalists to be pushy. To a significant extent, that’s their job and those of us who respond to the media "dance the dance" with them and hope for some balance in the resulting … | MORE »

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Spreading the Word

We are two, small TV stations in Portland, ME, a state where residents proudly place a high value on a clean environment. Going green in Maine was a no-brainer. Our initial plan was figure out … | MORE »

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Greening the Landscape of Modern-day Businesses

With soaring gas prices, concerns about global warming and the conservation of the Earth’s water and energy supply on the rise, today’s generations are bonding together in an effort to preserve our health and natural … | MORE »

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Mobile Web Applications A Must

MobiWeb, a mobile website application, is something that many businesses (especially small businesses) see as an unaffordable "frill" when facing the other financial burdens of running a business. But with the increased use of the … | MORE »

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Three Ways to Get Media Attention

Corporate America is becoming a nation of drivel spewers. National business reporters are usually very smart individuals with high degrees of intellectual curiosity. Most have access to incredible amounts of data regarding the industries they … | MORE »

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“Corporate Sustainability” No Longer an Oxymoron

A report released by the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN) shows that more that half of the 100 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. now report on their environmental sustainability policies. Furthermore, the … | MORE »

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Best Practices for Managing a New Conference

News conferences have come under renewed scrutiny lately; they’re the 21st century communications tool that gets no respect. With the advent of social media and other tools that enable people to “gather” and communicate remotely … | MORE »

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Going Green Without Greenwashing

It’s surprising how often PR professionals stump potential clients simply by asking them why they want to “go green.” Rarely do these execs respond by articulating the business/social goals that led to the decision. In … | MORE »

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Tradition Meets Innovation: using Dark Sites

Once a crisis reaches its tipping point, it can spread like an inferno, quickly destroying brand reputation, consumer trust and partner loyalty. When attempting to successfully manage such a fire, the most vital firefighting element … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Ethics & PR: Communications With a Conscience

By Frank Ovaitt Is there such a thing as public relations ethics? Shannon A. Bowen, Ph.D., of Syracuse University, poses that question in the Institute for Public Relations Essential Knowledge Project’s "Ethics and Public Relations" … | MORE »

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