5 Lessons for Nonprofits from Kony 2012

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One of the primary criticisms is that the Kony 2012 video doesn’t accurately represent the current state of affairs in Uganda and the LRA , not to mention the fact that Kony hasn’t been in that country in a while. ” Kony 2012 did that in spades.

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

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One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on recently was Oxfam America’s (OA) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012 campaign. write their own blog post to promote IWD 2012.

MeasurePR Enters 2012

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Last week we held the first #measurePR chat of 2012. Here is the complete transcript of the first #measurePR chat of 2012 , and I hope we’ll see you next week: 12-1 pm ET on Tuesday, January 24 , when Alan Chumley will be joining us. MeasurePR Enters 2012.

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Highlights from the 2012 PRSA International Conference #prsaicon

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I wrote last week about how connecting and reconnecting with new and old friends was one of the most meaningful parts of last week’s 2012 PRSA International Conference, and it truly was. Highlights from the 2012 PRSA International Conference #prsaicon.

Picking up on #measurePR (May 2012)

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Here is your transcript of the May Day 2012 edition of #measurePR ; and. Here is your transcript of #measurePR on May 15, 2012 , when Rebecca Denison was our fabulous guest on the chat. Which isn’t bad… Picking up on #measurePR (May 2012).

Terms of "Undearment" -- Words You Should Strike from Your Career Content

PR Job Coach

In this age of personal branding and virtual knowledge, we all struggle with how to best describe our value, and the talents and abilities we bring to the party. And as we know instinctively, no amount of hyperbole or word inflation will mask our true character to people we know and who know us.

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How to Make Facebook a Career Book

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The revelation that companies are asking potential employees for Facebook passwords got me thinking about how Facebook has rapidly evolved as both diary and biography.

How to Avoid a Yahoo Moment

PR Job Coach

Ignominious is how one might describe the latest Yahoo mishap , one of a long line of failures and foibles the company has endured over the last few years. The experience is rife with teaching moments for managements of traditional companies and soon-to-launch startups.

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How to Use Networking to Get Working

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There is no debate what so ever, networking is the chief avenue to landing a new job , hands down. And the plethora of tips, tactics and tricks to network are limitless on the web. Just Google the term networking and you are likely to be inundated with information on how to do it and profit from it.

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Reference Rules of the Road, Rigorous, Reliable, Respectable and Repeatable

PR Job Coach

So you finally passed muster in the 15 interviews you endured at ABC Company over two weeks. You are exhausted. You lost about eight pounds, sweated bullets and are in the final throes of that seemingly elusive job offer. Now comes the hard part.

Reminders: #prsaicon, #hungertohope & #measurepr … Today!

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I’m in San Francisco for the 2012 PRSA International Conference, and am speaking on measurement (to be precise, on working magic with measurement) from 8-9:15 am (PT). Events Philanthropy Shonali Burke #hungertohope #prsaicon prsa 2012 Razoo wfp world food programme world hunger day

When Life Happens

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Today’s been a big day for me. Because, as you read this, I will have packed up my stuff from MSL Washington DC , and getting ready to have a farewell refreshment with my colleagues, some of whom have become dear friends.

Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

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Your child has come down with a rasping cough. You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick.

Media Relations Trends at #PRSAICON

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2012 Bad Pitch Blog content marketing data earned media relations owned paid prsa prsaicon search analytics social media tips trends As promised, here''s a link to the infographic , the playlist and below is my presentation from #PRSAICON. It covered a lot of content in a short period of time, but my goal was to prove out a premise. Changes across content, skills and tech are confusing PR. Adaptive modeling is key to working smart(er)."

Public Relations: It’s Called A ‘Profession’ For A Reason

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I’ve been dealing with a situation for the past few weeks involving a student who thought she wanted to “ ‘be’ in public relations.”. That is, until she found out that she was expected to actually do something besides sit at her desk or go to parties. To quote my hero, Homer Simpson, “D-Oh!”.

Sock Monkeys Against Cancer Reaches Tipping Point

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for lung cancer). Earlier this month, Jennifer Stauss Windrum wrote a moving guest post on her campaign to generate awareness around lung cancer. If you haven’t yet read it, please do go read it, because she tells her story much better than I ever could.

From #HungertoHope on World Food Day

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You can also find WHR 2012 on Facebook and on WHR 2012 on Flickr , so you can draw on those resources to share the campaign with your community and urge them to help out.

How Facebook Could Become Irrelevant

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After surpassing 1 billion users this past month, Facebook has become an institution that appears to have some staying power. But there is a lingering issue that threatens Facebook’s dominance even more than advertising revenue and stockholder discontent.

10 Observations on “Real” Public Relations and Social Media

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So if you’re in/heading to San Francisco for the 2012 PRSA International Conference, I hope you’re coming to one of the measurement sessions, um, such as mine on Tuesday, 8 am PT. Monday, Oct. 15, will see me complete six months since I started at MSL Washington DC.

How to Help a Tiny Torah Scroll Kickstart An Article of Hope

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What could a group of astronauts and the Holocaust possibly have in common? More than you think. And before you read further, there is an ask involved, to help get a very moving documentary to American television screens via PBS and Kickstarter.

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The Evolution of the News Release: My #PRSAICON Infographic

Bad Pitch Blog

Part of my presentation on media relations at #PRSAICON focuses on the news release paradox. It''s seemingly got its own gravitational pull as one of the most mentioned tools in our industry. Yet it''s little more than a simple format that hasn''t changed much -- in more than a century.

Good Customer Service Starts at Your Front Door

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Seems like I had only just written about “ little things ” that make a big difference for my own blog when I recently experienced an example of a small gesture that, to me, made a big impression.

5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know To Avoid The Groupon Curse

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Desperate for answers, I did what any customer in 2012 would do and looked to Facebook and Twitter. Perhaps it was an episode of Extreme Couponers or the explosion of social commerce sites such as Groupon that sparked my addiction to a good deal, but either way, I’m hooked on them.

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

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When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. Frankly, I think that medium isn’t all that happy.

Toon Time: IPO Madness

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Erin Feldman is the marketing communications manager at TouchSystems , a touch screen company based in Hutto, Texas. Her background is in marketing and creative writing, and she riffs about writing right at her blog, Write Right (so write right, don’t make her use her red pen).

Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

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It’s official. The biggest news in the history of social media took place Friday when Facebook had its IPO, becoming the biggest social name ever to join the public market.

Blogging Upstream

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Guest post by Marcia Zellers. Some of us follow the current; some of us prefer to swim upstream. I have never had much interest in the status quo, and I get a particular charge out of trying to spot the blurry opportunities hiding behind society’s clear-cut edges.

5 Social Sites That Aren’t Facebook

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Guest post by Kate Endress. Facebook has been struggling since its IPO in May. Its stock has been almost cut in half, GM dropped a $10M ad deal, and Google is nipping at its heels with the purchase of Wildfire. Facebook was not initially built to monetize; it was built to go viral.

7 PR Lessons Komen for the Cure Didn’t Know It Was Giving You

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I’ve been fascinated by the way the Komen drama – over its new grant policies resulting in withdrawing funds for most of the Planned Parenthood programs that were formerly recipients – has been unfolding. Kind of like watching a train wreck, isn’t it?

Tragedy Inspires Most Tasteless Pitch Ever

Bad Pitch Blog

You won''t be surprised to learn that the Bad Pitch blog was the last thing on our minds during the horrific shootings in Aurora, Colorado. Like the rest of the nation, we took pause and our thoughts went to the families of the victims.

How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker

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I got an interesting question from someone I know (name withheld on request) recently. I was asked: “I would like to reach out and connect with a professional contact that I have made via Twitter/Facebook /LinkedIn.

Public Relations. It’s Still About The People

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six months early, immediately segued from Intern to Account Coordinator with Boston-based The Castle Group in January 2012, and walked across the stage to receive her diploma in May.

Startup Weekend (India): Social Entrepreneurship in Action

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So what did you do last weekend? Partied? Slept all day? Relaxed? Took the kids & wife to the Mall? I’m sure whatever you did was interesting but I… … I attended Startup Weekend in New Delhi.

The True Secret of Networking and Making Business Connections

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I returned a couple of days ago to the DC area after a whirlwind trip to San Francisco and the 2012 PRSA International Conference. I hope I’ll have the time/mind space to write more about my experience(s) there, but this is something I’ve been thinking about, and wanted to share.

What the #measurePR Community Thinks of 2012

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The discussion kicked off with a great question from Deanna Boss , who wanted to know: “What does 2012 look like for #measurepr? What the #measurePR Community Thinks of 2012. Guest Posts Measurement MeasurePR Social Media #measurepr 2012 predictions jen zingsheim

Launching a SMAC!Down: Sock Monkeys Against Cancer

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Guest post by Jennifer Windrum. NoMo is the ringleader of “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer”, a gang of monkeys that provides tangible support to those with cancer, reminding them no one fights it alone. Right now, NoMo is just a prototype. But, with your help, NoMo and his SMAC!

Goings On… and On The Road

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8, I’ll be in Orlando, Fla, conducting a day-long workshop at the Communication Directors Institute of the 2012 Expo of the National Association of REALTORS®. I realize I haven’t told you much about my goings-on of late.

12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon

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Many of you are familiar with the Blue Key campaign that I’ve been working on since last year for my client, USA for UNHCR.

Understanding Paid, Owned and Earned Media

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Guest post by Geoff Livingston. The concept of converging media continues to heat up, most notably with marketers discussing the dynamics of blending paid, owned and earned media.

Reviving the Customer Experience – One Food Truck at a Time: Part 1

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What do you get when you combine a U.S. Army Veteran, a Yale graduate, an investor, an entrepreneur and a gourmet food truck pioneer? The answer: Jeff Kelley. No, he isn’t five different people, he is just one person, and one extremely interesting person at that.