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How Soon is Now? The Future of PR Firms, Part 1

By: Guest | January 14, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 200Today’s guest post is by Ken Jacobs.  In the last few months of 2012, we saw a number of posts about PR firms of the future. One, by a number of executives from various PR agencies in PR Week about what the PR firm of 2017 will look like, resulted in this sharp response from Danny Brown. I watched [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

2013 Business and Personal Goals

By: Gini Dietrich | January 14, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 118This year has started off really rough. I joked to a friend the other day that, if the first two weeks are any indication, 2013 isn’t going to be so fun. I was sick during the holidays so I didn’t do my normal New Year’s planning. I haven’t even blogged about my goals. Instead I’ve been sucked into this thing [&hellip... Read More
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The Three Things, Edition 15

By: Gini Dietrich | January 13, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 53Welcome to The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from Michael Schechter, Howie Goldfarb, and me! This is the 15th edition and you may notice “books” is becoming a bigger deal here. What can I say? I read a lot. For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Pranks, Public Dancing, and Ballet

By: Gini Dietrich | January 11, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 100It’s been in the lower 50s here most of the week and it’s pouring rain. Mr. D said to me last night, “Jeez. If it were colder, this would be snow.” Yeah, yeah. Rub it in. Mother Nature hates me. I got cross-country skis for my birthday last year (February) and I’ve only been able to use them three [&hellip... Read More
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What is Your Professional Social Stalking Protocol?

By: Guest | January 10, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 171Today’s guest post is by Brad Marley.  Remember when we used to exchange business cards with somebody at a conference, hop on the plane to fly home, file the business card in the Rolodex, then forget about that person? Yeah. Neither do I. Thanks to this crazy digital world we live in, a name on a business card has [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

How Paid and Earned Media Should Work Together

By: Gini Dietrich | January 10, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 426Earlier this week, we talked about native advertising and I got everyone worked up into a tizzy. Most of the comments were centered around, “Facebook Promoted Posts suck.” And they do. Richard Edelman discussed why in, “Paid Media: A Change of Heart,” it isn’t working as well as users would like. He says, “These deals are primarily being done [&hellip... Read More
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How Times Change: My Mom on Twitter?

By: Arment Dietrich | January 9, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 105 Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. We went home to Vermont for the holidays this year. The morning after Christmas, some of the family sat around in my brother’s living room, chatting idly and sipping coffee. I looked at my mom, sitting across from me on the couch next to my brother, absorbed in reading something on [&hellip... Read More
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The Future of PR: Beyond Media Relations

By: Gini Dietrich | January 9, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 657I get asked all the time what I think is the future of PR. In fact, I’m keynoting the Ragan Conference on the very topic in Chicago on May 1. Clearly it’s hard to shake my Magic 8 ball and predict a future, but because the industry remained the same for more than 50 years, it is pretty easy [&hellip... Read More
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Programmed Content Kills Community

By: Guest | January 8, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 208Today’s guest post is by Kary Delaria. A few weeks ago I watched “Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio.” The documentary on the history of rock radio was told from the perspective of radio deejays – the community managers of the airwaves. The best deejays of their time had such a clear understanding of their content and [&hellip... Read More
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