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When Not to Pitch

Every day, public relations professionals pitch stories to media outlets of every stripe. First, the bad news: The vast majority do not succeed in generating coverage. Editors, producers and reporters are constantly overwhelmed with requests … | MORE »

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Dare To Be Different and Get the Attention You Want

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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Introducing the 2009 PR News CSR Award Winner in Media Relations

Winner: Coca-Cola Enterprises Campaign: Coca-Cola Enterprises External Communications Plan for the 2008 National Political Conventions During the 2008 presidential campaigns, environmental issues were top concerns for both voters and candidates. To put those words into … | MORE »

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2009 PR News CSR Award Winner: Diversity Communications

Following is this year’s PR News CSR Award Winner in the category of Diversity Communications. | MORE »

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2009 PR News CSR Award Winner: Corporate-Community Partnership

Following is this year’s PR News CSR Award Winner in the category of Corporate-Community Partnership.  | MORE »

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Media UNTraining:  Avoiding ‘Overprocessed’ Media Images  

Remember the days of the formally dressed, carefully contrived talking head that looked into the camera and sternly parroted the company line?  Good, now forget it because that spokesperson is a dinosaur, and training today’s … | MORE »

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Board of Directors Paying More Attention to CSR Opportunities

Boards of directors are increasingly paying attention to the risks and opportunities associated with corporate responsibility, sustainability and climate change, according to a survey commissioned and released today by Deloitte and Corporate Board Member magazine. … | MORE »

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2009 PR News CSR Awards, Honorable Mentions:  Philanthrophy Communications

Internal Youth Foundation and Travelport "Through Their Eyes" Rather than just publishing the numbers behind the Internal Youth Foundation’s global youth development program, the IYF created a DVD-enhanced annual report for its corporate partner Travelport. … | MORE »

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2009 PR News CSR Award: Leader in CSR: <25,000 Employees

XanGo, LLC for XanGo Goodness Movement Subscribing to the Carnegie philosophy, which propounds giving back to society what it has given you, XanGo launched a Goodness Movement that transcended mere check writing and involved heavy-duty … | MORE »

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2009 PR News CSR Awards, Honorable Mentions: Corporate-Community Partnership

Evanston Township High School School-Based Health Center Faking a sick day is a bit harder for students at Evanston Township High School in Illinois than it is for other students as the high school has … | MORE »

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