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Sound Bites Don’t Happen by Accident

Sound bites are the lines and phrases we all know. Whether you love them or loathe them, they are the quotes that fill the 24-hour news cycle of our world.  What do they all have … | MORE »

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Crisis Communications in a 24/7 Media World

For PR professionals, if there is no communications plan in place during a crisis, a little tempest in a teapot can combust into a full-blown disaster. Suffice it to say, that is never a viable … | MORE »

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Empirical Evidence: CSR & the Bottom Line

"High performance and high integrity are good for the bottom line." Two scholars in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR)–Robert L. Heath, Ph.D., and Lan Ni, Ph.D., both of the University of Houston–reached that … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Hedge Fund Headaches: Best Practices for Communicating Through Economic Turmoil

By Dan Simon According to the most recent research by Eurekahedge, the hedge fund industry shrank by as much as a fifth (or $350 billion) in 2008, with 90% of that decrease coming in the … | MORE »

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How NBC Universal Shows it Means Business with Green Efforts

To implement an effective green campaign within an organization, the first order of business is to establish a green mission. What are your company’s objectives and how can they be achieved? NBC Universal’s mission is … | MORE »

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Five Tips to Make Your Message Matter on TV

A news director once told me, "TV viewers are like cats; you have to constantly dangle something in front of them to keep their attention." Instead of using a ball of yarn, news stations typically … | MORE »

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Ten Lessons in Cause Branding

Following are 10 lessons companies need to note when implementing cause branding initiatives:
 Lesson # 1: Cause branding is a real commitment.
 Lesson # 2: It starts with your own people. Lesson # 3:  It … | MORE »

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Tips for Pitching Bloggers and Developing Stronger Ties with Reporters

It’s just not as effective as it used to be to send form e-mails or blanket the world with wire releases. Personal relationships with reporters are key, and it’s significantly more dangerous for PR professionals … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: New Year’s Resolution: Embrace Social Media

By Chris Johnson This year, public relations professionals will have to revolutionize the way we approach and influence new media. The year of 2009 will be defined by our ability to adapt to new media … | MORE »

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Case Study: Oil and Water: An Integrated Campaign Turns a Slippery Controversy Into a Two-Way Conversation

Company: ConocoPhillips Agency: Fleishman-Hillard Timeframe: 2006-2007 Within the last 10 years, skyrocketing gas prices coupled with a climate in crisis have caused a precipitous drop in national consumer confidence toward the oil and natural gas … | MORE »

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