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How to Prevent Greenwashing Charges

Wikipedia uses the sophisticated French-based portmanteau—a blend of two or more words—to classify greenwashing as a mixture of “green” and “whitewash,” describing the effect of company misleading consumers about its environmental practices or its products’ … | MORE »

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CSR Leaders Hopeful Despite Poor Economy

“Corporate Responsibility in a New Economy: Findings of the Business of Social Responsibility/Cone “Corporate Responsibility in a New World” survey revealed that, despite difficult times and declining budgets, CR leaders are surprisingly optimistic, with 77% … | MORE »

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Case Study: I See London, I See France: Social Media Campaign

Company: Jockey International Agency: Cone and Periscope Timeframe: 2007 For many PR campaigns nowadays, leveraging social media tools to convey brand messaging has become de rigueur. Jockey International Inc., the iconic apparel company, did just … | MORE »

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Quick Study: Not All CEOs Distrusted; Web Habits Give Marketing Fractured Focus; CR in Modern Economy; Jump in PSAs

*Heads of the Class: There may be a national and global shortage of trust in America’s leaders, as reflected by the tarnished reputations of corporate America, the U.S. government and the country’s financial system, but … | MORE »

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From Washington to the Web: Digital Democratizes Lobbying

Financial institutions may win the “award” for worst year ever, but the automotive industry has begun to give banking a run for its money. Last month, the companies that once defined the America’s industrial and … | MORE »

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Five Ways To Get Better Photos for Your Media Kit

A frequently overlooked component of a press package is the photography. Too often, the accompany photos, which are typically headshots of a company’s C-suite execs, look either like mugshots you would find in a post … | MORE »

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What Do We Mean by "Sustainable Globalization?"

Globalization is defined as “the rapid expansion and integration of business activities across borders in response to dramatic technology and government policy changes in the latter part of the 20th century." Globalization has integrated national … | MORE »

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Case Study: The Entertainment Technology Center @ USC Puts Facebook under a Microscope

The Situation The Entertainment Technology Center @ USC (ETC@USC) brings together next-generation consumers and top entertainment, technology, and electronics companies to ascertain the impact of new technology on the consumer.  The ETC’s goal is to … | MORE »

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PR by the Numbers: Johnson & Johnson’s Mommy Problem

On November 12, the non-profit Babywearing International launched International Babywearing Week, a week when “nonprofit babywearing groups all over the world are celebrating babywearing, and thousands of volunteers are working to publicize the benefits of … | MORE »

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Note to Spokespersons: Delivery Matters

Once you have simple, clear messages with strong proof points and anecdotes to back them up, there’s one crucial ingredient left—a strong delivery. Speech experts say voice quality drives initial impressions even more than content, … | MORE »

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