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Five Simples Rules for Handling the Press When in Crisis Mode

Imagine this scenario: It’s 5:00 pm and you just got word that your company’s CEO is embroiled in a major scandal. Details are either sketchy or, worse yet, sordid. The press is calling—naturally. What do … | MORE »

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Navigating the Win-Win Road: Creating Successful Corporate/Nonprofit Partnerships

Building beneficial partnerships with nonprofit groups, such as consumer, patient, seniors, environmental, community, multicultural or faith-based advocacy organizations, government agencies and educational institutions, can provide strategic advantages for a company and positive benefits for a … | MORE »

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Too Many Missing Links?

In the new age of online journalism, what constitutes citing a source? Is it simply stating a name of a fellow journalist (most often the "source" of the news item) or is it citing the … | MORE »

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Mitigating Confusion Caused by Unofficial Spokespersons

Confusion in the Bureaucratic Pipeline But not all members of an organization are in a position to have enough information to appropriately comment.  With the stove piping of responsibilities, most staff has little idea what … | MORE »

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Managing Countries and Companies

Representing a multinational corporation is hard work, but according to a survey from Weber Shandwick, most business leaders believe that heads of state have a tougher job when it comes to managing their country’s reputation. … | MORE »

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Show Me the (Mobile) Money

Just when it seems that magazine publishers are beginning to understand how to monetize their online brand extensions (sort of), along comes mobile to confuse the digital matter. Finding audiences online – what they want … | MORE »

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Chicago Climate Partners with Dow Jones Indexes to Co-Brand Emissions

Last week Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc. (CCX), announced that it had signed a joint marketing deal with Dow Jones Indexes to co-brand, caclulate, market and license the Dow Jones/CCX Emissions Indexes based on European carbon, … | MORE »

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Technology 101

PR pros have an increasingly important role in incorporating technology – blogs, podcasts, videos – into their communications portfolios, so they should be aware of the need to integrate that knowledge with the C-suite to … | MORE »

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Internal CEOs Win Popularity Contest

When it comes to replacing executives who have departed – an activity communications executives should be integrated into as it relates to succession planning – a Hay Group study of Fortune magazine’s list of America’s … | MORE »

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Corporate Boards (Don’t) Take On Information Technology

"The Board and Information Technology Strategies," a study released by Deloitte Consulting, surveyed more than 450 directors of publicly traded companies with revenues of greater than $1 billion, and found that: 10% of boards relegate … | MORE »

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