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Phrases to Avoid in Media Interviews

When put on the spot during media interviews, spokespeople often fall back on prepackaged phrases that tend to be counterproductive and, at times, downright destructive. With that in mind, PR professionals should train spokespeople to … | MORE »

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Cause Marketing: Understand What You’re Doing

When you’re conceptualizing or implementing a cause marketing campaign, it’s important to understand what type of campaign it is. This is key to giving it context and insight on how you will position the program … | MORE »

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What Reporters Really Want

There is hardly anything more intimidating than a reporter standing in front of you, arm outstretched with a microphone two inches from your mouth, a camera pointed in your direction and a bright light shining … | MORE »

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Picking a Celeb Spokesperson

To gain awareness of your company’s cause or charity, picking a celebrity spokesperson can be an effective way of attracting media attention. But be smart about it. Don’t arbitrarily pick someone just because he or … | MORE »

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Hollywood Actors vs. Studios: What About Online Video Clips?

The debate of whether or not Hollywood actors should get paid for Getting Hollywood actors should get paid for the clips of themselves that float around on the internet performances is shaping up as one … | MORE »

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Texterity, Advanstar Talk Digital Tools

Media industry professionals enjoyed a hearty digital breakfast last week at the ABM Spring Meeting in Palm Springs. Steve Morris, EVP of Advanstar and Cimarron Buser, SVP of Texterity shared their take on generating revenue … | MORE »

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BusinessWeek Launches Business@Work

BusinessWeek.com is furthering its focus on reader engagement efforts with the launch of Business@Work, a collaboration between readers and BW editors in which readers can, over the course of the rest of this month, vote … | MORE »

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Risky Business

According to Aon’s first Global Risk Management survey, the increasingly diverse, complex and exotic risks faced by multinational corporations make risk management difficult and ineffective. The results reveal that: The top five risk concerns were: … | MORE »

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Crisis Communications: Made in China

The wave of Chinese-made product recalls, including those of toxic pet food and faulty or lead-contaminated toys, may spell trouble for consumer packaged goods companies worldwide. According to an extensive investigation into blog responses to … | MORE »

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Three Steps to Marketing Success for Small Businesses

For small or budget-strapped companies looking to implement an effective marketing plan, there are three steps you should undertake to ensure success. Remember the essentials: market research, your location, the customer group you have targeted, … | MORE »

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