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Public Affairs in the Age of Conversational Communications

As recent political campaigns—and their subsequent snafus and recovery efforts—have demonstrated, directly engaging audiences for the first time when you are in the midst of a crisis adds more stress to an already haphazard job. … | MORE »

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PR Lessons From The Political Trenches

Last week was a big one for politics and public relations. Not only did the race for the Democratic nomination finally end, but the controversy surrounding former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s tell-all book … | MORE »

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Internet Video Use: Increasing at a Fast Clip

The Upward Viral Spiral Continues: A comScore Video Metrix survey has revealed that Internet video continues to grow at astounding rates. The survey found that during March 2008, U.S. Internet users watched a total of … | MORE »

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How to Launch a Great Podcast

Campaign studies by Podtrac and TNS found that podcast advertising is three times as effective as "traditional" online advertising, and seven times more so than TV ads. What’s more, in 2007, podcasts served 18.5 million … | MORE »

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How Content is Being Consumed (Hint: Online)

The E-Media Circus: The overwhelming majority of media and entertainment industry leaders generate revenue from new forms of media, according to Accenture’s 2008 Global Media Content Survey. The poll revealed that such revenue has grown … | MORE »

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Optimizing Your Relationship with a CSR Consultant

For all communication professionals, the emergence of corporate social responsibility as a modus operandi is great news. It is an ideal opportunity for communicators to grab hold of a portfolio that is certain to get … | MORE »

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Global Media Relations Study: Not Okay to Accept Pay for Coverage

According to a survey conducted by Dr. Katerina Tsetsura, University of Oklahoma, a large majority of journalists and public relations practitioners around the world say it is not professional for media to accept payments from … | MORE »

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Integrating CSR Messages Into Your Business’ Communications Plan

Communications professionals don’t necessarily lie, but they sure can be deceptive—especially when it comes to messaging surrounding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and green initiatives. And who can blame them? Consumer skepticism of green advertising abounds … | MORE »

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How to Write a Killer Press Release

Press releases can be be a powerful PR tool that can promote key developments for your client. However, if written poorly, the media may ignore it no matter how newsworthy the topic. To write an … | MORE »

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What You Need to Know about Greenwashing

Environmental issues are rarely out of the news these days with more and more people rapidly becoming aware of the role we each play in using (and sometimes abusing), the planet’s resources. Accepting this ethical … | MORE »

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