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Focus on One Thing and Do it Transparently

For Nancy Tully, vice president, senior business leader for MasterCard Worldwide/Global Technology & Operations, the challenges of working on Project Math, which stressed the value of math education, were overcome by two best practices that … | MORE »

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Align the Right Company with the Right Cause

MasterCard’s Project Math community relations/philanthropic program that stressed and promoted the value of math education, worked well because all the components fit together nicely. When picking an issue for your company to promote, make sure … | MORE »

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Six Ways to Court Bloggers

For PR  professionals hoping to cultivate bloggers for media coverage, here are six invaluable tips: Take a blogger out to lunch: "If  you value the blogosphere, [it's imcumbent upon you to do so,"] says Michael … | MORE »

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Thinking It Through: Best Practices for Launching a Cause Initiative

For other companies wishing to launch a similar cause initiative to the Start! Program that addresses adult inactivity with a multifaceted integrated communications program, Robyn Landry, executive vice president of communications for the American Heart … | MORE »

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How to Put Together a Green Marketing Media Partnership

If you are a green expert or run a green business you’ll probably find the welcome mat out at most local broadcast stations. If you aren’t greeted with open arms, go to the next station. … | MORE »

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Authenticity Begins in the Office

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How to Stage Great Media Events

In order to increase the likelihood that the media will cover your press conference or promotional event, you need to make it as easy as possible for journalists to attend by removing every logistical obstacle. … | MORE »

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Corporate CSR Journey: From Uncharted Territory to Roadmap

Corporate social responsibility is one of two areas in which public relations can lead rather than support an organization. This gives us the opportunity to contribute directly to the bottom line success of our companies … | MORE »

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Five Ways to Get Great ROI in Media Relations Research

While media relations is only one form of PR, the following Q & A can provides guidance for getting the best ROI in media relations research. â–¶ Do you provide content for the media analysis … | MORE »

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Social Media Survey: Execs Have Motivation, Lack Confidence

The results of the PR News/Cision Social Media Survey are in, and one thing is for certain: Engaging with and tracking social media are now standard PR practices. That said, the more than 900 communications … | MORE »

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