Topics


avatar

Quick Study: Podcasting’s Popularity Grows; Work-Life Balance Not Just HR Issue; Screening Candidates on Social Networks

*Podcasting Still Waiting in the Wings: As gadgets with digital audio capabilities proliferate, podcast downloading continues to increase, according to August 2008 research conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project. In 2006, Pew reported … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Armstrong, Brangelina Top List of Most Influential A-List Celebs

According to a new survey from First Call, a division of sports and entertainment agency Octagon, McLean, Va., Tour de France champion and sports icon Lance Armstrong tops the list of most influential A-list celebrity … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Courting Media for your Green News

In this cynical age, it’s very easy for media to dismiss or disparage CSR news exclusives and releases as “soft,” highly prejudicial information that do little but act as advertorials. For PR and marketing professionals … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Adding ‘Environmental’ to Your Corporate Responsibility Efforts

It’s time to add environmental stewardship to a company’s CSR metrics. For a company to truly be an exemplary corporate citizen, it must embrace both the social and environmental—as the two are inextricably linked. CSER, … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

The Case for Virtual Agencies

In 1992, when our boutique agency was founded, we hung up a virtual shingle. At the time, this type of storefront was viewed as the opposite of commercial success. Most competitors and prospects alike assumed … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

How to Handle a Shareholder Revolt? Develop an Active Media Relations Program.

While there are no tried-and-true steps to take when a shareholder activist contacts a company’s management, there are actions that can mitigate potential damage. A study that evaluated 13D filings between 2001 and 2005 found … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

E-Mail Marketing’s Missed Opportunities

E-mail overload is nothing new, leaving communications professionals struggling to find new methods to increase deliverability, opens, clicks and conversions in e-mail marketing efforts. According to the “Elements of E-mail” survey conducted by eROI, these … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

Olympic Evolution: New Media Stage Requires PR Execs to Shift Strategies

During the past six weeks, three of the most widely viewed events of the year—the Olympics in Beijing, the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul—took the world stage … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

How to Know When You Need to Hire a Publicist

If you’re willing to spend the time learning how to get free publicity on your own, you can generate media attention for your product, service, cause or issue. But sometimes it makes perfect sense to … | MORE »

Comments Off

avatar

CSR: Not So Global A Movement After All

The CSR movement, or at least the hard-core activists who are its loudest voice, seem to have been on a mission to save the world one step at a time. Problem is, they seem to … | MORE »

Comments Off