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The Facebook Dilemma

The Proactive Report

It seems as though Facebook has businesses between a rock and a hard place: their audience is on Facebook and wants to interact with brands there. A community of loyal and engaged fans is considered to be a valuable asset.

Introducing The Crisis Intelligence Podcast

Melissa Agnes

Crisis and issues management is an increasingly important topic for organizations today and there are so many interesting people and organizations out there doing it right. That said, we thought why not have a recorded conversation with these fascinating people to benefit others?

Crisis 255

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How to Reach Career Resonance: Purpose, Passion and Persistence

PR Job Coach

Career resonance in my view is a state of existence where you are happy, healthy, balanced, busy and emboldened. Your life is self-fulfilling because all aspects are generally working together to make you high performing and personally and professionally satisfied with your career and life.

Legogate: A sorry tale of Scottish independence

Stuart Bruce

Last week the official UK government YouDecide2014 account published an article entitled ‘12 things that £1400 UK Dividend could buy’ on the self-publishing Buzzfeed Community website. The article was also published, by the Scotland Office and HM Treasury, on its website.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Promoting Value: When Zero is More than Nine

Stern + Associates

At age 41, I’ve been a consumer of products and a purchase decision-maker for a long time now. But a certain absurdity has become much clearer to me lately: the folly of pricing strategies. I call it the Chicanery of Nine.

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Will the World Cup Bring Ambush Marketing, Newsjacking & PR Stunts?

Bad Pitch Blog

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil kicks off this week and Digiday assumes we''ll witness some ambush marketing. Some might argue it comes with the territory for any large event on the world''s stage.

By: The Number 1 reason why PR gets no respect – Stupid Metrics | PR Central

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On Today’s Multi-Agency Wikipedia Statement

Where the Fishermen Ain't

PR Leaders Today Affirm a Commitment to Abide by and Evangelize Wikipedia Community Norms. A version of this piece was published on LinkedIn and

Celebrating The Crisis Show’s 2 Year Anniversary!

Melissa Agnes

Two years ago this month, Rich Klein , Jonathan Bernstein and I started a weekly Google Hangout where we would discuss the latest and hottest crisis trends and crises in the news. We named it, The Crisis Show.

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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.

Avoid the Thought Leadership Commodity Trap

Stern + Associates

The B2B marketplace continues to change – rapidly and radically. In today’s commoditized economy, features and benefits are no longer the differentiators they once were.

By: The Number 1 reason why PR gets no respect – Stupid Metrics | PR Central

Katie Paine's Measurement Blog

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U.S. Soccer’s No-Win Scenario

David PR Group

In an interview with The New York Times back in December, Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the U.S. mens national soccer team (USMNT), said that the U.S. can’t win the World Cup which begins today in Brazil.

The Value of the True Workshop

Melissa Agnes

I’ve been doing a lot of speaking engagements lately and I love it!

Crisis 202

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.

Cwmshon Cottages – praise and thanks are secret to excellent PR

Greenbanana PR

The power of recommendations and word of mouth communications in establishing and maintaining a good reputation is indisputable. How to achieve such excellent public relations can seem more of a mystery – but the secret is evident in praise and thanks. Nowhere is this more true than in the holiday business – one I know […]. Public Relations Thinking Cmwshon Cottages Recommendations Trip Advisor

TCIP #001 – Doing Crisis Communications Right with the Mountain View Police Department

Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #001 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast with Captain Chris Hsiung and Shino Tanaka. When I think “crisis intelligence” I immediately think of the Mountain View Police Department in Silicon Valley. What this police department is doing to engage with their community on social media and how they’ve integrated social media as a core part of their crisis communications and emergency management plan is simply inspiring.