April, 2014

Melissa Agnes to Organize NATO Panel Discussion at Upcoming NATO Conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The networks we’ve tried. and abandoned

Prakkypedia

Why do some social networks thrive, while others fail? I’m sure you can all list a few social tools you eagerly tried out and then promptly forgot. I asked some of my friends if they’d tried and abandoned a social network or tool – and why.

Quote of the day: Watch your thoughts, words, actions, habits, character … they become your destiny.

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Urban Communication: The Curious Speech of Cities

Waxing UnLyrical

I moved to Kosovo in 2012 to get out of my comfort zone. Now I spend my weekends navigating the winding streets of Pristina, dodging feral animals and erratic motorists on my way to my favorite bakery.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

Social media network broadcasting: No sales pitch please!

Personal PR

One of the advantages of using social media networks for creating new business opportunities is the ability to share great information without having to rely solely on the traditional sales pitch approach.

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The Use of the Word Transparency in the World of Social Media

Melissa Agnes

By Judith Delaney, Attorney and member of Agnes + Day’s Crisis Intelligence Team. Let’s talk about the word transparency. A word that, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary was first used in 1591. In the good old days before web 2.0,

Live-tweeting: from joy to disasters

Prakkypedia

Undoubtedly one of the great features of Twitter is the ability to live-tweet something happening right now. Today we regularly see journalists live-tweeting from press conferences and, increasingly, the courtroom depending on which jurisdiction they operate in.

Quote of the day: Nelson Mandela on freedom

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Adjectives are Cheap: Sell Yourself with Nouns and Verbs

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Ann Wylie. “Adjectives are cheap. Everyone is a ‘best selling’ author or a ‘sought after’ speaker or a ‘world class’ coach. Nouns are more expensive: How many BOOKS, how many SPEECHES, how many CLIENTS?”

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Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

Social media network broadcasting: No sales pitch please!

Personal PR

One of the advantages of using social media networks for creating new business opportunities is the ability to share great information without having to rely solely on the traditional sales pitch approach.

Why You Should Read Spin Sucks: a BOOK REPORT

Bad Pitch Blog

Spin Sucks, is a much-needed, pragmatic explanation of the changing communication landscape. The book''s author, Gini Diterich, dives into this changing landscape and clearly articulates how its changed — without hyperbole, fifty cent words or, of course, spin.

WTF US Airways??!!!

Melissa Agnes

If you haven’t already come across it, US Airways tweeted an image as an insult to an unhappy customer yesterday that has left our (and everybody else’s) jaws on the ground! All I can say is WTF US Airways!! Who have you hired to be your frontline and what were you thinking?

It’s baa-aack! Socialnomics clip shares new numbers

Prakkypedia

Hello readers. If you have been in the audience of a social media seminar or two, chances are you would have seen an Eric Qualman social media video.

Why claims that PR is dead are dead wrong

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Monday Roundup: Challenge the Status Quo

Waxing UnLyrical

I am so sorry we didn’t publish for a few weeks. I’ve been traveling a lot and then one of my dogs was diagnosed with cancer. You can imagine how crazy it’s been. So I apologize for going dark like this! Image: Steven Depolo via Flickr, CC 2.0. Business leaders often rock the boat.

The 10 Commandments of Press Release Writing

PR Breakfast Club

For most folks considering PR as part of their marketing strategy the actual writing of a press release itself sometimes takes a backseat. Not so fast! Here are some rules to help you navigate the choppy waters of crafting the perfect press piece: 1. Thou Shalt Have a Relevant Topic. This one will get you kicked out of heaven in a hurry. Check the topic again to see if what you’re writing about is relevant news to your readers and not just a fluff piece for your organization.

Public Relations as a Rainforest

Greenbanana PR

In writing about T-shaped career decisions for public relations practitioners at PR Conversations, a comment by Natalie Bovair suggested a tree trunk for the vertical stroke that grows thicker and deeper, but needs (along with its main branches – the horizontal stroke) to bend to the winds. This is a useful metaphor, which can be […]. Careers Education Public Relations Thinking careers Fauna Flora PR Rainforest students

Twitter, Photos and Your Crisis Communications

Melissa Agnes

Twitter has recently revealed two new features coming to the platform. On March 26th they published the following message to their blog : “We’re rolling out two new mobile features that make photos on Twitter more social.

Announcing: A New Prakky

Prakkypedia

If you look back at the first posts of Prakkypedia, you’ll soon seen that this blog was very different in 2009. Back then, the focus wasn’t exclusively social media and my topics ranged from visiting art galleries through to how iPods have changed our lives.

Quote of the day: There are two kinds of people in this world …

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The Secret Society of Kent State

Tough Sledding

Update 4/13/14: Latest news story reveals a tale that’s turning downright Nixonian, including shredding of documents that belong in the public domain.

5 Things a Young Pro Should Know Before Starting her Own Business

PR Breakfast Club

#1 Recognize the massive demand on your time. Young female entrepreneurs are often shocked to learn how demanding it can be on their schedule and time. You will be working around the clock. You can’t afford to stop strategizing, planning, and selling both yourself and your business. Be prepared to make sacrifices. While others around you may be partying, you may not be able to join in and enjoy the comforts of a typical 9-5.

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A Crisis Avoidance Strategy

Melissa Agnes

By Garth Rowan, Communications Consultant and member of the Agnes + Day Crisis Intelligence Team. Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”.

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How to Deal With the Right Audiences in a Crisis

Melissa Agnes

By Patrice Cloutier, Strategic communications professional and member of the Agnes + Day Crisis Intelligence Team. A key part of any crisis communications plan is identifying key segments of your audience and prioritizing your response efforts.

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Physician Internet Defamation: How Doctors Can Deal with False Reviews and Protect Their Reputation

Melissa Agnes

By Whitney C. Gibson, i nternet defamation attorney at Vorys who works closely with Agnes + Day’s Crisis Intelligence Team. Last month’s post discussed the damage that can be caused by false reviews online.

Does the New Trend of Anonymous Apps Put You at Risk?

Melissa Agnes

With apps like Secret, Whisper, Yik Yak and Rumr gaining in popularity, organizations are left even more vulnerable.

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10 Reasons Why Auto Direct Messages in Social Media are Bad for Your Brand and Business

PR Matters

It’s almost impossible to exist in social media without receiving an unwanted auto Direct Message (DM). Especially infamous on Twitter (which I love), 99% of the time the DMs sent add no value and, worse, irritate.

9 Bad Habits of Recruiters that Damage their Reputation and Undermine Candidates

PR Matters

Sooner or later most of us will have to deal with recruiters, whether in-house HR departments or recruitment agencies. While we know our profile and character matter to help us get a job, it’s interesting that often recruiters don’t seem to understand the impact that their bad behaviour towards candidates can have on their own reputation.

9 Bad Habits of Recruiters that Damage their Reputation and Undermine Candidates

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Why claims that PR is dead are dead wrong

PR Matters

I can’t be the only one who thinks former Edelman EMEA CEO Robert Phillips is dead wrong. PR Week US Edelman Robert Phillips PR is dead vindication of public relations why pr matters what is spin

10 Reasons Why Auto Direct Messages in Social Media are Bad for Your Brand and Business

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A spin doctor's favourite day

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