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Don’t Throw ‘Traditional Values’ Out of Social Media: Long-Proven Methods Still Have Their Purpose

Who’s your hero? A rock star? Pro athlete? I admire those who develop metrics and systems by which we prove our PR worth. As our industry seeks evaluation standards among the new media plethora, we each must champion best practices. The role of research became real to me in grade school. I was awestruck by my chosen subject, James Van Allen, who discovered the radiation belts around the earth, propelling America’s space exploration. This brilliant scientist was from my home state and still living. | MORE »

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Lessons Learned From Obama’s Social Media Program

Whether or not you voted for him, it’s hard to refute the fact that Barack Obama led a revolutionary campaign by leveraging social media to engage voters in a grassroots approach. In office, he is … | MORE »

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Selling the Value of PR to the C-Suite

Getting the C-suite to acknowledge the value of PR is an age-old battle, but today there is an extra component to sell: social media, as Web 2.0 goes hand-in-hand with all stakeholder communications. To get … | MORE »

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At Nickelodeon Magazine, More Than Just the Slime Is Green

Every second, a tree in the United States is logged to produce magazine paper, resulting in 35 million trees being cut down each year. Our industry pollutes the air and contaminates the water, and we … | MORE »

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How to Manage Social Media Relations

As its name indicates, public relations is all about managing relationships with various stakeholders, including employees and investors. With the advent and subsequent explosion of social media, this responsibility has becoming increasingly challenging, especially in … | MORE »

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8 PR Tips for Green Entrepreneurs

Many eco-entrepreneurs start their advertising spending in the P.R. arena. Typical P.R. which focuses sending press releases to and eliciting media coverage from mainstream media, established newspapers, magazines and broadcast stations (radio and TV) is … | MORE »

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Components of a Compelling Sound Bite

Whether you are delivering a presentation to employees, conference attendees, community members or media, you want your comments to be as salient and memorable as possible. Regardless of the audience, you will have key messages … | MORE »

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Doing Well and Doing Good with Green Businesses

Conventional wisdom says that you can’t have it all, that you have to choose. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, or so they say. This is the basic thinking of those who … | MORE »

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Navigating the Security Channels

When planning a media event that involves a government dignitary, such as a diplomat, it’s important to adhere to the following best practice, says John Deveney, founder of Deveney Communication: •    Make security a top … | MORE »

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How to Choose the Best Media Mix & Resource Allocation for Your Organization

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to determining the best media mix for your organization, or to know precisely how to allocate resources for the best ROI. "If you tried to measure everything, you wouldn’t have … | MORE »

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