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Three Ways To Drive Revenue With Content

By: Guest | August 2, 2012 | 
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 Today’s guest post is written by Rusty Speidel.  Businesses today are under a great deal of pressure to create more efficient sales engines, especially online. With all the competition and noise in the space, it isn’t easy to differentiate . Sales reps must make their funnel of prospects perform better with less, while the gaps between product features are constantly shrinking and prices are cut as much [&hellip... Read More
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Convergence is the Name of the Game for PR Pros of Tomorrow

By: Gini Dietrich | August 2, 2012 | 
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Earlier this year, PRSA undertook the big task of redefining public relations. Before that, the industry was working with a definition that was 40 years old. A lot has changed since 1982. Social media has turned the industry on its head. And technology is changing more quickly than ever before... Read More
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Social Media: The New Olympic Sport

By: Guest | August 1, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Elissa Freeman. Embracing social media is something the Olympic movement knew it had to do. With this medium moving at warp speed in popularity since the 2008 Beijing Games, and gaining considerable speed during Vancouver 2010, industry veterans knew that Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest would have their own podium finishes at London 2012. But true to form with any emerging and [&hellip... Read More
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Get Your Summer Reading On While You Still Can

By: Gini Dietrich | August 1, 2012 | 
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Summer is coming to an end. Some even go back to school in two weeks! But August also represents the biggest vacation month of the year, which means some of you still have some time to catch up on this year’s reading. So we’ve put together a list of books you should read this summer, if only to get you ready for the kicking butt the [&hellip... Read More
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Kintsugi, Innovation, and Organizational Democracy

By: Guest | July 31, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Jason Konopinski.  Kintsugi (“gold joinery”) is a traditional Japanese restoration technique used in the repair of cracked and broken ceramicware. First developed at some point in the 15th century, the technique uses a lacquer resin to reattach cracked and broken ceramic ware; the resulting veins are then coated with silver or gold powder. The subtlety of the aesthetic philosophy focuses [&hellip... Read More
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Reporter’s Twitter Account Suspended for Critiquing Olympics Coverage

By: Gini Dietrich | July 31, 2012 | 
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Have you ever heard of censorship? According to Dictionary.com, censor means, “An official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military or othergrounds.” And now the “etc.” has extended to Twitter. A critic of NBC and it’s coverage of the Olympics has had his Twitter account suspended…with [&hellip... Read More
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Defining the True Elements of Brand

By: Guest | July 30, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Brad Breininger. A quick search for “buy logo” on the Internet will deliver a wide range of purveyors with prices such as $29, $38, and $59 – even some “starting at $5.” Does anyone really believe that a $5 logo is the right solution for any business? Where do $5 logos even fit in the world of branding? Startups and growing [&hellip... Read More
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Changing the World for Women…One Organization at a Time

By: Gini Dietrich | July 30, 2012 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, we learned about Marissa Mayer joining Yahoo! and the conversation in the media began to circle not around her qualifications, but the fact that she’s a pregnant woman. In the comments of the blog post I wrote about it, Marianne Griebler suggested we talk about what we can do to “combat this offensive nonsense, mentor young people, support each other, and dream together [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Celebrities Making Fun of Themselves

By: Gini Dietrich | July 27, 2012 | 
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It’s time for the Olympics! It’s time for the Olympics! It’s time for the Olympics! I can’t wait! I have a brother who is 12 and he’s coming to visit (from Portland) this weekend. We can’t wait to watch the Opening Ceremonies together. First, I’m headed home from Canada and can’t wait to use my Global Entry for the first time going into the U.S. No [&hellip... Read More