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3 Ways to Mitigate a Crisis

Smart PR managers know that it’s not a matter of if their company will incur a crisis, but when. They don’t call them crisis for nothing, of course. That’s why they’re so bloody difficult to prepare for.
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You’ll Never Believe What Facebook Just Did to Your News Feed

In a blog post Monday, Facebook announced a strategy to weed out spammy posts with headlines that lead on and purposefully deceive users about what a full article will be about. | MORE »

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Infographic: Measuring Your Content Marketing ROI

To help navigate the question of the value of hard data, the good people at Captora put together an infographic that includes information on some of the most popular measurements, most effective content types and even which day of the week is best for sharing content on social media (hint: it’s Saturday). | MORE »

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PR Pros Must Change Tactics as Buy-It-Now Buttons Proliferate

As if PR managers didn’t need another excuse for working more closely with their sales and marketing counterparts, here’s a pretty good one. Twitter will reportedly roll out a “buy” button later this year, making it easier for consumers to buy things directly from the microblogging network. | MORE »

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When a Crisis Eats Your Credibility

DeMoulas Market Basket, Amazon and Hachette fare poorly in their handling of PR crises. | MORE »

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: PR Takeaways From a Sensation

Nearly a month after it started, the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to be all the rage. A nationwide phenomenon, the challenge offers PR pros key lessons on how to leverage support for cause-related marketing and harness the overall message. | MORE »

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Reeling in the Eyeballs

Consumers consider brand video the preferred way for marketers to share information, per a new study. Yet despite the high demand, most companies say video is not a top priority (excluding ads). | MORE »

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When You’re Always On, You’re Off the Mark

If our PR teams are always on, they’re going to be off. In creative capacity. In making smart decisions. In experiencing the world around them. In sharpening the focus. | MORE »

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Measure for Measure: Tracking Social Media ROI

No longer at the margins of communications, social media has moved to the epicenter of PR and marketing. The rub for PR managers is how to monetize their social platforms and convince C-level managers that Facebook, Twitter et al. can add to the company’s top and bottom lines. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Media Tours for Your Clients

One true way to get PR for clients is the media tour. It has changed over the years but remains a good way to get attention for clients. | MORE »

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