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Measurement Redux: PR’s Holy Grail Still Tests Business Intangibles

Calling measurement the Holy Grail of PR is as cliché as revisiting the struggle to get a seat at the table, yet somehow the term’s continued relevance (despite drastic changes to the communications landscape) justifies … | MORE »

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2008 PR News Platinum PR Issue Winner: Research/Measurement

The winners and honorable mentions in this year’s PR news Platinum PR awards issue exemplify the most innovative approaches to redefining traditional PR with anything-but- traditional strategies. From a marketing communications effort that united a … | MORE »

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2008 PR News Platinum PR Issue Winner: Video Program

The winners and honorable mentions in this year’s PR news Platinum PR awards issue exemplify the most innovative approaches to redefining traditional PR with anything-but- traditional strategies. From a marketing communications effort that united a … | MORE »

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How To Avoid Learning Blog Lessons The Hard Way

The blogosphere has seen its fair share of imposter bloggers whose stated identity or affiliation is far from the truth. Sony indulged in such identity concealment in 2006 when its marketing agency launched and maintained … | MORE »

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Time Names Top Ten Green Stories for 2008

Time Magazine has just named its top ten green stories for 2008. The choices range from completely unsurprising (i.e. Barack Obama, offshore drilling) to eyebrow-raising. Check it out and see if you agree with Time: … | MORE »

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How to Court and Win Over Editorial Boards

We’ve seen it happen over and over again. A newspaper writes a scathing editorial about a politician, a non-profit organization or a company that did something stupid—prompted, in part, by the refusal of the news … | MORE »

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The Ten Commandments of Cause-Related Marketing

Cause-related marketing is a partnership between a for-profit and a nonprofit where each has something to offer the other, and both realize a benefit. When you select a potential partner that has a natural affinity … | 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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Starting from Scratch—Five Steps Toward a Greener Business

Perhaps it’s not time to appoint a chief sustainability officer just yet, but you might be closer than you think. More than ever, companies are realizing that “going green” is not only cool and good … | MORE »

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Need Help Pitching? Try These Resources

If you need help pitching to press, then it behooves you to check out these additional online resources. For the budget-strapped, they are free (or they offer a substantial free trial), and are packed with … | MORE »

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