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How to Sharpen Your Email Delivery

You would think that the proliferation of social platforms and mobile devices would spell doom for email marketing/campaigns. Not so. Get reacquainted with an enduring PR tool—email.

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The Characteristics of the ‘Intentional Leader’

Think about the characteristics people often attribute to great leaders: being visionary, intelligent, empathetic and passionate. But it is none of those. Rather, it’s intentional. The intentional leader uses purposeful decisions, language and actions to advance the organization and his/her individual aims.

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Formulate Your Crisis Communications Plan Now

PR pros can no longer assume their company or organization is immune to trauma. As a crisis communicator, when something horrible happen are you prepared for an immediate response? Do you have a recovery plan for your brand? A crisis plan that you test, and update annually?

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Parody Packs a Punch for Communicators

Parody can help companies cut through the proverbial clutter and humanize their message. Using parody plays into social channels and can appeal to millennials, who were raised on irreverence and now are starting to enter the management ranks. Has the cold-sober approach to branding run its course?

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Media Management: Navy Pier PR a Lifesaver After Media Snafu

A major complication arose when, on the eve of an important press announcement, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist reported incorrectly that Navy Pier would “sell naming rights” to redevelopment project which had been sponsored by a legacy gift.

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Infographic: How You Spent Your Time Online in 2014

This clever infographic breaks down how people spent their minutes on the Internet in 2014 vs. 2013. Take a look to see which platforms are on the rise.

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7 Reasons Tumblr Matters to PR Pros and Marketers

Tumblr currently hosts 220 million blogs, and as long as Marissa Mayer is at the helm of Yahoo, it’s safe to assume that the parent company will tend to the growth of the blog network.

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6 Tips for Influential Writing on Social Media

There is a lot of content out there to compete with and knowing how to write for social media ensures you don’t get lost in the noise.

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PR Insider: Corporate Communications in a Collaborative Economy

Business leaders need closer collaboration with their chief communication officers in order to gain a holistic view of the challenges and opportunities facing their brand.

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As ‘Deflategate’ Unfolds, Patriots Enter Full-On Damage Control

The New England Patriots could not make ‘Deflategate,’ the still-developing story about the team using deflated footballs during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game go away. Watching how the Patriots handle full-on damage control mode should provide professional communicators with some key crisis communications lessons.

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