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Why Counselors Academy is a Must for PR Firm Leaders

By: Guest | March 28, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 204Today’s guest post is by Deborah Weinstein. Leading a successful PR firm is a delicate balancing act. I speak from experience as an entrepreneur and president of Toronto PR firm, Strategic Objectives. Founded in 1983, we remain proudly independent and prove the power of PR to build brands, change minds, and sell stuff, everyday. Balancing your people, clients, and communities [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Treat People Like Adults and You’ll Have High Productivity

By: Gini Dietrich | March 28, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 470My dad forwarded me an email yesterday. It was from one of his colleagues who talked about the fact that external websites – including sites they need to access to do their jobs – had been shut down in an effort to “control non-work related web visits.” If a site is pertinent to one’s job, they have to request an [&hellip... Read More
Yvette Pistorio

Facebook Updates the News Feed

By: Yvette Pistorio | March 27, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 132Facebook updates never seem to end. We all cry and moan every time they make changes, but then settle into what’s new like a kid at Christmas. Fair warning: Facebook is at it again. This time they are messing with the news feed. At a big media event earlier this month they launched content-specific feeds for photos, music, and more. According [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Website Content Every Organization Needs

By: Gini Dietrich | March 27, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 308The other day, I was scrolling through my shiny, new Feedly (which I love and am so happy Google Reader forced me to try) and I saw website content that caught my eye. On Marcus Sheridan’s website there is an image of a gorgeous pool and the headline says, “Considering an Inground Pool? Get Started with Pool 101.” Right below [&hellip... Read More
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Your Corporate Website: Four Deadly Mistakes

By: Guest | March 26, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 258Today’s guest post is by Laura Click. When developing marketing plans for clients, an overhaul of their corporate website often tops the list of recommended tactics. Why? Because so many websites do a poor job of telling the company’s story and, ultimately, driving leads and sales for their business. And no, I’m not just talking about aesthetics. There are plenty [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Belly Ballot Hoax: Communication Gone Wrong

By: Gini Dietrich | March 26, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 159This is a couple of weeks old, but I can’t stop thinking about it… A start-up called Belly Ballot created a contest to pay an expectant mom $5,000 to let the Internet name her baby. It goes something like this: Natasha Hill was having a hard time deciding on a name for unborn child, which is due in September. She [&hellip... Read More
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There’s More to Life than Google Rankings

By: Guest | March 25, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 184Today’s guest post is by Adam Smith. Do you want to be number one in Google rankings? Of course you do. Whether you feel it would be beneficial for your business or you’re driven by pure vanity, being number one really means something to us. It tells us we’re the best and we’ve earned the recognition we deserve. But, what if [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Get Marketing Communications Buy-in from Your Sales Team

By: Gini Dietrich | March 25, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 222A little more than three years ago, we announced we are no longer a PR firm. What that means externally is, when prospects call and say they’re looking for a PR firm, if all they want is media relations, we now have a business model that doesn’t support that kind of “strategy.” But, internally, it was a huge shift. Before [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Three Things, Edition 25

By: Gini Dietrich | March 24, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 71Welcome to 25th edition of The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from Michael Schechter (Honora, A Better Mess), Howie Goldfarb (Sky Pulse Media, Web Choice Consulting), and me! For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t suscribe, but that can easily be fixed [&hellip... Read More
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