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Shift the Perception of Public Relations

By: Guest | March 5, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 143 Today’s guest post is written by Rick Rice.  Changing the perception of the public relations industry requires more than a new definition. That shouldn’t be news to anyone. Just saying something will not make it a reality. Smoke and mirrors won’t change anything. What’s interesting is this is not a new conversation or problem. It’s been going on since [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Let’s Change the World On International Women’s Day

By: Gini Dietrich | March 5, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 185This Thursday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s not a day that’s widely celebrated in the United States (a fact we’d like to change), nor is it a Hallmark made-up holiday. It’s a day that celebrates women and Oxfam America thinks we can do some good, if we all participate leading up to the day. This isn’t just for [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Limbo Skating and Unbelievably Strong Brothers

By: Gini Dietrich | March 2, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 58It’s Friday. Which means it’s going to snow in Chicago. Right, Mother Nature?!? Do you hear me?? It’s going to snow in Chicago! Actually, I just looked at the radar and it’s all rain. It’s too warm. Booooo! We had a special day this week – it was Leap Day and one of the topics for today is based around [&hellip... Read More
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Tough Talks and Technology Don’t Mix

By: Guest | March 1, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 70Today’s guest post is written by Alan Cohen. Earlier this month, The Today Show spent a good portion of their program discussing Facebook parent Tommy Jordan shooting his daughter’s laptop on YouTube. No doubt, years of family therapy are ahead for the Jordans. Meanwhile, at a client’s agency, two PR pros who work in close proximity to each other simply chose [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Lessons You Can Take from The New York Times Storytelling

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 244We’ve been talking a lot (particularly this week) about the companies that are doing social all wrong. Let’s turn the tables today and look at a company that is doing it exactly right. The New York Times. It’s not like they’ve been without fault. When they announced their online premium paid subscription model last year, many people flocked to RSS [&hellip... Read More
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The Top 10 Fiction Books Every PR and Marketing Pro Should Read

By: Arment Dietrich | February 29, 2012 | 
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A list of the top 10 fiction books and they can play a part in one's professional life due to creativity, writing style, or a compelling story... Read More
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Claire’s Rips Off Tatty Devine and Sticks Head In Proverbial Sand

By: Gini Dietrich | February 29, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 130Oh come on! Seriously. Why is this so hard? Yes, there is another company shutting down comments to their Facebook wall, ignoring tweets, deleting comments, and going silent. This time it’s Claire’s Stores, who is accused of ripping off independent jewelry designer, Tatty Devine. Last week the U.K. designer blogged, “Can You Spot the Difference?” and showed their designs next [&hellip... Read More
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Do Content Marketers Compete?

By: Guest | February 28, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 140Today’s guest post is written by Andy Crestodina.  I’m a capitalist, so I love the concept of competition. I’m in a very “competitive” industry, but I’ve often said I don’t really have competitors. What I mean is everyone is a potential partner. If you think you’re competing with someone, you just don’t know them well enough yet. I recently realized [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Carnival Cruise Lines Silent About Latest Accident

By: Gini Dietrich | February 28, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 165We’re about to find out if Carnival Cruise Lines has learned their social media crisis lesson or if they’re going to continue their silence vows. Yesterday, the Costa Allegra (of the Costa Concordia line) had a fire erupt in the generator room, leaving the ship without lights and air conditioning. The soonest rescue boats will reach the ship is sometime [&hellip... Read More
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