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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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Exec Coaching Can Boost Productivity

Coaching can help executives in all the areas that define leadership, including creating a vision, articulating values, building trust, acting courageously, inspiring and motivating followers and helping teams to achieve their goals. | MORE »

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Infographic: American Spending on Halloween Candy Is Spooky

Halloween is big business. Really big business. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans spend more than $2 billion on candy alone each year—after all, trick or treating is what the holiday is all about. | MORE »

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7 Factors in Content Creation for Google

Google is a gateway to millions of consumers and an opportunity for increased brand exposure, but only if your content ranks high in its search results.  | MORE »

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What Scares You Most About PR?

On Halloween, we grapple with our fears and anxieties and, for our enjoyment, transpose it by taking on and portraying what scares us ourselves. Still, there’s no enjoyment in being scared at work, especially for communications professionals who often work around delicate topics for sensitive clients. | MORE »

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Tim Cook Outs Apple as an ‘Advocate for Human Rights and Equality’

With his public acknowledgement in a self-penned Businessweek article that he’s gay, Tim Cook may be setting the stage for a different kind of innovation from Apple—one centered on human rights. | MORE »

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What’s the First Thing You Notice When Meeting Someone New?

It’s basic human nature—ingrained in us from birth—to make decisions about strangers the moment we encounter them. It happens whether we like it or not. Knowing what people first notice about you can mean the difference between success and failure. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Top 7 Myths in Public Relations

The world of PR is a multifaceted and complex industry, and there are a number of myths out there about what PR professionals do not do.  | MORE »

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