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AI in the Black Community | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Happy Black History Month! This is THE month to reflect on the pioneering accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. Celebrating the past, however, also involves embracing the future. Let’s take a look at AI in the Black community.

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PR is Necessary for Quality Control in the Fintech Industry, Here’s Why

Ronn Torossian

In the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of fintech public relations, building trust is the bedrock of success. After all, fintech companies are dealing with people’s hard-earned money, sensitive data, and financial security. This is where public relations steps in, playing a surprisingly significant role in quality control beyond just generating positive buzz.

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7 steps to creating an M&A communications plan for building trust with employees and customers

Agility PR Solutions

So, here’s the thing. Mergers and acquisitions often fail. We’re not saying this to scare you. It’s just a stark reality in the business world, and understanding why they often fall short is crucial. Now, that’s not to say that mergers and acquisitions can’t be transformative opportunities because they really can! According to Deloitte, a […] The post 7 steps to creating an M&A communications plan for building trust with employees and customers appeared first on Agil

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Decoding Mental Health Challenges: A Deep Dive with Dr. Gail Saltz

PR for Anyone

Dr. Gail Saltz is a renowned psychiatrist, columnist, bestselling author, podcaster, and TV commentator. Her insight has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, the Associated Press, Women’s Health, Psychology Today, Mental Floss, Yahoo!, and many more. She has appeared on popular television broadcasts, such as CNN, Good Morning America, The View, Dateline, 20/20, MSNBC, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Peter H. Paulsen’s Inspiring Tale Continues to Resonate in 2024

Two years after its initial release, Peter H. Paulsen’s book, From Brick and Mortar to Prosperity, continues to inspire readers around the globe.

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Less publicized but more interesting takeaways from 3 reports on marketing and PR

Sword and the Script

PR pitches earn a 45% open rate and a 3% response rate; the top metrics for marcom and PR by segment; Europe is more satisfied with PR agencies than the U.S. The vendor community that serves PR has published a handful of reports over the last few months. I’ve taken some time to pour over these and summarize some of the more interesting and less publicized findings for you.

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From Solo PR Pro to Agency and Back Again

Solo PR Pro

In an ever-evolving industry like public relations, change is not just a constant; it's a necessity. A recent episode of That Solo Life podcast, aptly titled “Breaking Up the Band – Becoming Solo Again,” taps into a topic that resonates deeply with many in the PR world: scaling down from a small or microagency to a solopreneur. Whether due to shifts in the market, personal aspirations, or lifestyle changes, knowing when and how to transition back to flying solo is a decision that cal

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Seeing Others Can Help Heal a Divided World, but How? Harvard’s Michèle Lamont Tells Us

Stern + Associates

How can something seemingly as simple as recognition help to heal society’s deep divides? In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, Whitney Jennings has a conversation with sociologist and Harvard University professor Michèle Lamont. She tells us how taking the time to see others and give recognition and dignity to all can redefine the workplace, and even society, to be a more sustainable environment in which people can be their authentic selves and thrive.

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What Sustainable And Mission-Driven Branding Means for Consumer Brands


Consumers are no longer swayed by catchy jingles and flashy products. They now seek purposeful brands that create a meaningful impact. This shift in the business world is not temporary; it’s a substantial change. Companies must adapt and embrace sustainable brands and mission-driven branding. Profit is no longer the primary focus. Consumers now make purchasing decisions based on a brand’s values and impact on the world.

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Coffee with a Journalist: Lucy Morgan, Glamour


Lucy Morgan , purpose editor and deputy website editor at Glamour, is responsible for coordinating long-term policy campaigns at the intersection of politics, female empowerment, and sustainability.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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Using Explainer Videos to Nurture Brand Recognition and Permanence

Burrelles Fresh Ideas

Every day, countless brands compete for attention on popular digital channels , yet only a few leave a lasting mark in people’s memories. Yet it’s important to note the secret to this lasting impact isn’t solely in the messaging but also in the presentation. After all, by creating short yet meaningful content, you can capture your audience’s attention and nurture brand recall in one fell swoop.

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Media and communications professionals should be paying attention to this growing movement

Mark My Words

The push for a ‘Smartphone-free childhood’ is the latest chapter in an evolving narrative that the overwhelming avalanche and decreasing reliability of the information we are presented daily is not just distracting us but harming our mental health and not simply curtailing our attention spans but affecting our cognitive abilities. Contemporary media channels are saturated with content, struggling to balance quality with commercial viability, culturally and politically riven, and evolving at a

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The Death of the Press Release.

Maxim Behar

RIP, Press Release! 1906–2007 The one-time ubiquitous emblem of classic PR, the press release, has technically been dead for a while now. To be more precise, His Majesty the Press Release has been dying — a relatively slow death, but a death, nonetheless. And there is no coming back. Thanks to the social media revolution, we are in the afterlife.

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The Importance of Community Relations in Healthcare

Landis PR

By Liza Batallones When you think of healthcare groups or pharmaceutical companies, maybe a doctor’s face pops into your head or that clever commercial with the unique-sounding drug name comes to mind. I know I can visualize almost every one of those commercials! You probably don’t think about sponsored support groups, school educational campaigns or recruiting efforts…but these are all community relations efforts that are vital components to any integrated communications program in healthcare.

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5WPR Consumer Culture Report 2024

5WPR’s fifth annual Consumer Culture report takes a look at consumer spending culture, the biggest influences behind buying behaviors, and emerging trends.

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How Black Women are Impacted by Race-Based Hair Bias in the Workplace

Institute for Public Relations

IPR is featuring research and some of the many Black pioneers who have had an impact on the field of public relations in celebration of Black History Month. Dove and LinkedIn studied how Black women in the U.S. experience discrimination during the hiring process and in the workplace for their hairstyles.

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Top Tips for Working with Micro Influencers


Working with micro-influencers is a great way to ensure you are targeting and engaging your desired audience due to their small but engaged and relevant followers. However, working with micro-influencers does come with its own set of challenges. From finding the right people, to ensuring they are on track with deadlines – here’s some top tips for working with micro influencers.

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How Internal Communications Needs Differ by Industry

Institute for Public Relations

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center The public relations discipline has made great strides in advancing internal public relations scholarship and the antecedents of employee engagement.

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PR tactics to keep sports marketing clients from becoming part of political controversies

Agility PR Solutions

In addition to being a football game, the 2024 Super Bowl became a political hot potato when MAGA supporters attacked pop star Taylor Swift for being a Democratic operative. This is not the first time that a sport has become embroiled in matters political. In fact, it’s becoming more common. President Joe Biden, former president […] The post PR tactics to keep sports marketing clients from becoming part of political controversies appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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How does Gen Z View Generational Change and Political Leadership?

Institute for Public Relations

The Public Religion Research Institute analyzed how Generation Z (Gen Z) brings their values and viewpoints on political, social, and cultural issues into their communities, workplaces, and the greater U.S. political landscape. An online survey of 6,616 U.S. participants aged 13-25 years old was conducted from Aug. 21 – Sept. 15, 2023. Respondents were put into … Continue reading How does Gen Z View Generational Change and Political Leadership?