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Building Internal Partnerships: Getting your Corporate Board Involved in Your Company’s Philanthropic Strategy

Companies today are being judged – and their reputations are being made – not only on their financial performance but also on their commitment to social responsibility. The days when contributions were made at the … | MORE »

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Winning Over the Critics

Trying to alter public—and media—perception of a product can be a trying proposition.  However, in McDonald’s ongoing Quality Moms Correspondents Campaign, which centered on building positive viral and WOM buzz about the quality of its … | MORE »

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7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Online Content

With the downturn in the economy encompassing nearly every aspect of our lives, businesses large and small are feeling the pinch. MarketingSherpa recently published a survey (as reported by newsandexperts.com) stating that over 60% of … | MORE »

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Using Technology To Your PR Advantage

Digital PR is something that has yet to be mastered by the industry in general. plugging In New PR technologies and reaching the media in today’s 2.0 world can be a challenge, but Joanna Kulesa … | MORE »

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How to Successfully Align Your Company with the Right Cause

Aligning your company with a nonprofit group or cause—or "cause marketing"—is a way to give back to your community while building credibility and good will for your business. It can translate into customer loyalty and … | MORE »

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Spelling out CSR to Management

    Corporate social responsibility is commonplace in today’s business world. Companies like Target, for instance, promote their charitable giving almost as much as their products and Honeywell’s Hometown Solutions program has won multiple awards since … | MORE »

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10 Principles of Effective Crisis Communications

When unexpected crises hit a company, executives often find themselves rudderless in a monsoon of media calls. If they don’t know how to effectively communicate their company’s story, they can cause significant damage. Negative news … | MORE »

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How to Field Hostile Questions During an Interview

When faced with a crisis situation or controversy, many reporters and citizen activists will ask hostile questions of spokespeople, be it in the media, during speeches and committee hearings or at annual stockholder meetings. It’s … | MORE »

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Quick Study: Generation Y’s Bill of Rights; C-Level Executives Like Morning Coffee, Internet; ‘Greenfluence’ in Mass Market

*Talkin’ Bout Y Generation: A report released by MeriTalk last week entitled “Generation Y’s Bill of Rights” considers how Generation Y (loosely defined as the offspring of Baby Boomers) obtains information and interacts with the … | MORE »

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Ten Steps To Take When Planning a CSR Program

Here are ten simple steps to take when planning an CSR program. 1.    Identify potential stakeholders and meet with each to explore their interest in helping plan and implement the CSR program. Think about synergies: … | MORE »

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