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How To…Think Before You Send E-Mails

Can e-mail be helpful? What about annoying? Wasteful? Productive? Or costly? The answer is yes, to all of the above. Although e-mail can be enormously helpful in getting useful information to editors or clients at … | MORE »

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Measuring ROI in the Blogosphere: Harnessing an Unregulated Space

To say the blogosphere has been growing at a locomotive rate the past few years is to make an excessive understatement. Consider these statistics culled from a March 2008 study conducted by Universal McCann: 77% … | MORE »

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Making a Case for Going Green

There’s a shifting mindset among companies and consumers alike—a recognition that the earth’s resources are not infinite, but need to be conserved. Although it’s true that the color green has long been associated with environmentally … | MORE »

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10 Mistakes in Media Relations

There are many ways to go wrong with media, but here are are 10 major mistakes: 1. Cultivating journalists, not stories Many business leaders will point to this or that journalist as a favoured contact, … | MORE »

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Free Tools for Conducting Keyword Research

Keeping SEO in mind, here are a few free tools for conducting keyword research: • Google AdWords: www.adwords.google.com • Google Trends: www.google.com/trends • Microsoft adCenter Labs keyword forecast: http://adlab.msn.com/Keyword-Forecast/ • Trellian’s free search term suggestion tool: … | MORE »

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Consumer Organization Offers Unique Perspective on How Individuals Define CSR

As corporate social responsibility grows in importance to both consumers and the companies they deal with, it is helpful to take a step back and examine where we are in the issue more closely. What … | MORE »

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Five Ways to Identify Influential Bloggers in Your Space and Maintain Ongoing Relationships

As a member of a minority group of PR pros who are on “both sides of the fence,” I get pitched often for my blog and send out pitches on behalf of my clients. It’s … | MORE »

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Newspapers/TV Most Trusted Source of Info

A new survey finds that Americans consider television and daily newspapers the most credible sources of news and information. Television was viewed as the most trusted media source, scoring a 6.6 on a one-to-10 credibility … | MORE »

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Consumers Set Bar High for Companies, Even During Poor Economic Climate

The recently released 2008 Cone Cause Evolution Study reveals that consumers continue to have high philanthropic expectations for companies struggling amid the current economic crisis.  More than half (52%) of Americans feel companies should maintain … | MORE »

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Measuring Agency Profitability Goals: How You Can Reach Them

Even in this inscrutable economy, PR agency directors and owners are still earning a nice living, clients are remaining and talent is plentiful. Why fret about profitability? Well, I’m here to tell you that attention … | MORE »

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