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‘Painfully Awkward’ Rob Lowe Ad Draws Ire From Advocacy Group (and Earned Media)

Shy bladder sufferers are less than amused by a new ad in which “painfully awkward” Rob Lowe says that he can’t urinate in public. The International Paruresis Association wants the ad pulled. DirectTV says no go. Either way, the kerfuffle is another example of “earned” media generated by paid media. | MORE »

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4 Tips to Craft Content That’s Shareable and Likeable on Social Media

If you’re looking to create social media posts that move people to act, then consider the following tips to give your posts a greater chance of success. | MORE »

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It’s Election Day. Here’s What Communicators Can Learn About Media Relations From Politicians.

As Election Day 2014 kicks into high gear, PR pros should pay close attention to how the candidates present themselves as the results are tallied. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Using Content to Stay in Front of Your Audience

How do you stay in front of your customers, so they choose you instead of the competition, yet not be so pushy as to drive them away? It’s a fine balance, and content marketing can help maintain it.  | MORE »

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The PR Measurement 3-Tip Hat Trick

With myriad social channels and measurement tools now available, PR pros have to learn to be more discriminating in picking what to measure; otherwise they end up throwing good money after bad. | MORE »

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After Virgin Galactic Crash, Richard Branson Shows How to Communicate in Crisis

In times of crisis, especially deadly ones, having a strong leader is the best—perhaps the only—remedy for emotional deflation. In Virgin Galactic’s case, Richard Branson didn’t leave his company wanting. | MORE »

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PR Insider: TV Is Still Important in Your PR Plan

Everybody is on social media these days. But that does not mean you should not seek out TV interviews or turn them down if they come your way. | MORE »

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The Holidays Create New Ways to Connect with Audiences

Using social channels to communicate more directly with customers—and prevent any possible PR dust-ups—is just one way that brands and organizations can leverage the holidays to get their essential brand message out. | MORE »

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Case Study: Food Network Magazine Cooks Up Tasty Brand Extension

Chicago-based boutique PR agency Henson Consulting (HC) was tasked with expanding Food Network’s reputation by putting together the first-ever Food Network Concert at famed outdoor Chicago music venue Ravinia. | MORE »

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PR Lessons for Dealing With a Protracted Crisis

When people are trying to sully your brand’s reputation without merit, keep a laser-like focus on the organization’s mission and vision. | MORE »

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