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Interview with Entrepreneur Evan Mendelsohn, Co-Founder of Tipsy Elves

PR Expanded

On Season 9 of the Real Housewives of Orange County, the ladies gathered with their significant others for an ugly sweater Christmas party. Those ugly sweaters that you’ve often received as a gift are now considered fashionable during the holidays.

The Pros Weigh In: The Best Books for the Marketer on Your List


One Christmas when I was a kid, I remember really, really, really wanting a Tony the Pony. If you’re younger than I am, you may not remember Tony. He was a battery powered plastic toy you could “ride” as he stoically moved across your rec-room floor—nothing like a real pony at all.

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How PRTech is reseeding the PR Landscape


This week we let go of our blog reins. Mostly because we don’t like to talk about ourselves, but also because we recently met an impressive young women named Alexis Anthony whose PR prowess deserves some love. Rebekah met Alexis … Continued. Industry Insights & Trends future of PR PR PR landscape PR measurement PRTech PRTech ecosystem public relations

7 steps to launch a grassroots PR campaign

PR Daily

Passion is a hallmark of grassroots campaigns. However, that passion—combined with the collective life experiences, contacts, and abilities of an organization’s members—won’t amount to much without the proper plan to launch the campaign.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

TCIP #028 – Cross-Cultural Communication in Crisis with Brigitte Stock

Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #028 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes and Brigitte Stock. Countless crises cross borders. When this happens, the task of successfully managing the crisis becomes even more of a challenge.

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What LinkedIn’s New Homepage Means for Your Social Marketing

Shift Communications

In case you missed the news, LinkedIn announced on Thursday the rollout of a new, simplified look for personal homepages on the service.

Vine, Instagram and Facebook strategies for 2015

PR Daily

Most PR pros know the ins and outs of social media. It’s an absolute must in the digital age. While we may be savvy pinners and engaging Instagrammers, we often miss one of the most valuable social media marketing resources of all: the site’s interface.

A Ten-Minute Blog Post

Rock the Status Quo

I’m down with some sort of hideous stomach thing today, but I wanted to send out a quick post with links of value. As part of my normal content curation this week, I sifted through hundreds of articles but only read a small handful.

My 30-Day Blogging Challenge: The Importance of Syndicated Content


I made it! My binge blogging challenge is complete—this post is the final one in my 30-day challenge. You can read about why I decided to binge blog and some of the lessons I learned along the way HERE and HERE. It’s too soon to do a complete wrap on the challenge, but here are a few observations.

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.

The Perfect Holiday Gift from One Word Geek to Another

Ishmael's Corner

Naturally, it’s a book. It’s called “Lost in Translation” and no, it’s not about Bill Murray finding it a tough go in Tokyo. The author Ella Frances Sanders captures words from various languages around the world that defy translation.

Marketing lessons from pop's biggest names

PR Daily

Small-business owners aren''t pop stars. Taylor Swift has sold far more albums than your coffee shop sells lattes. You will never have as many screaming girls outside your flower shop as the members of One Direction does outside their hotel rooms.

Snack on This: Goals, Agendas & Secrets in Social Media

Rock the Status Quo

I have secrets. Big ones that dominate my life every single day. They aren’t juicy or scandalous, but they are something I can’t share outside of close friends for family privacy reasons. I’m one of those kind of people that can’t lie worth a damn and doesn’t really keep secrets of my own. I blurt out everything.

Marketing Trends for 2015: Getting Back to Basics


‘Tis the season when brands release heart-warming Christmas videos and marketing bloggers write about the best holiday gift ideas , new year’s resolutions and marketing trends for 2015.

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How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

FTC Social Disclosure Rules

The Proactive Report

Last week’s FTC / Deutsch LA settlement sent shivers p many a PR spine. Although most of the complaint was about false or misleading claims in advertizements, there were also implications for disclosure on social media channels.

Social media branding: The biggest winners and losers of 2014

PR Daily

It’s been an interesting year for brands on social media. With users flocking to Instagram. Facebook cutting the reach of promotional posts, various Twitter gaffes. and the heralding of LinkedIn publishing , brand managers were busy adjusting campaigns to stay on top and avoid slipups.

The Future of Marketing: Elizabeth Segran

Shift Communications

Back in September, we attended the FutureM and INBOUND Conferences in Boston. As you might expect at an event called “Future of Marketing,” we spent a lot of time talking about, well, the future of marketing.

Why Did the NY Times Pile on The New Republic?

Ishmael's Corner

When The New York Times and Ravi Somaiya fired the first shot at The New Republic on Dec. 4, I figured the paper couldn’t resist a “hell hath no fury like an editor wronged” story, and life would move on. But the stories kept coming and coming. And coming.

Digital PR and the Google Penguin

The Proactive Report

PR pros are not all convinced that SEO is a skill they need to master. However, as content marketing gains popularity,SEO becomes more and more important. The more content there is on the web, the more difficult it is to find what you’re looking for.

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Brand journalism is the new PR

PR Daily

Think you can still rely on traditional PR and marketing to get the job done? Think the written word is dead? Think your company’s communications doesn’t need journalism? Brand journalism will make you think again.

The Recipe for a Good Newsletter

Shift Communications

At SHIFT, one of our favorite pieces of content we create is our weekly newsletter. It’s a way for us to check in with our audience each week and provide them an easy one-stop shop for the latest PR and marketing news.

Social Sharing: What Makes It Tick?

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of the social web is what we call social sharing: literally sharing other people’s content because you think it will benefit others.

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The Holidays and Company Morale

Reputation Us

The holiday season is in full swing and, I have to say it, it really is the most wonderful time of the year (cue jingle stuck in my head the rest of the day).

9 sentences that need a hyphen

PR Daily

I’ve written many times about my dislike of the hyphen, the most tedious of all punctuation marks. Hyphens connect words, prefixes and suffixes and are generally used to avoid ambiguity. But hyphens often confuse matters. Unfortunately, a definitive collection of hyphenation rules does not exist.

PR needs to get acquainted with analytics

Shift Communications

It’s no secret that PR professionals have a TON of data available to them at any given time. From social media stats to website traffic, the data is there…they just need to know how to use it.

10 things the PR consultants won’t tell you about PR consultants

Communications Conversations

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I’m a big devotee of reading the hard copy print edition of my local newspaper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune. And, like many, I particularly enjoy the Sunday edition.

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Google and Our World of Search in 2014

The Proactive Report

By Cokey Falkow. In the world of Digital Public Relations and Marketing we are apt to become cynical fast. What is it about the new face of the web? Why is it so powerful? What has changed in the world? The answer is everything, and nothing.

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4 surefire ways to anger a reporter

PR Daily

Imagine for a moment that each mistake that you made would live forever on YouTube, as seen in this not-safe-for-work video , or each time you produced something, it would be open for public comment and sharing (usually with a headshot of you next to it).

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4 ways to improve your pitch’s subject line

Public Relations Sydney

Great content is essential to creating a media pitch but this is not enough for a journalist to take notice.

Social media's power on display once again

The Stalwart Blog

Sometimes, humanity shines through a devastating event. Amid the tragic hostage crisis in Sydney Australia from December 15-16, came a movement inspired by a two minute interaction between two strangers.

A telecom company holding a red carpet PR event? Verizon kinda pulled it off.

Communications Conversations

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to a small, unique event at the Verizon “Concept Store” at the Mall of America. I say “unique” because it was pitched as a red carpet event where Verizon would show off its latest holiday technologies and gadgets.

South Dakota stops 'Don't jerk and drive' campaign

PR Daily

Even in 2014 the old adage that “sex sells” can be taken too far—and sometimes it’s the most unlikely of sources. South Dakota''s state government ran a public service campaign built around the tag line, “Don’t Jerk and Drive.”