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Twitter Tweaks Service in Bid for New Users

May 25, 2016 - 1:00am
Twitter announced changes to its service Tuesday, altering some small but fundamental features.
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Kohl’s Shows Connection to Customers With Quick Reaction to 'Chewbacca Mom' Video

May 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Kohl’s, the mid-level department store chain, has received an unexpected marketing boost from a video that a customer made of herself laughing as she tries on a Chewbacca mask in one of the retailer’s parking lots.
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Connected, but Not Protected: Talking Cybersecurity at Internet Week

May 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Connected, but Not Protected: Talking Cybersecurity at Internet Week
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New Federal Overtime Rule Has Arrived

May 18, 2016 - 1:00am
Millions of additional Americans will be eligible for overtime pay under a rule the Obama administration unveiled Tuesday.
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CEO Scandals Can Taint a Company’s Reputation for Years

May 10, 2016 - 1:00am
CEO Scandals Can Taint a Company’s Reputation for Years
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Even on Smartphones, People Still Reading Long-Form Journalism, Study Finds

May 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Even on Smartphones, People Still Reading Long-Form Journalism, Study Finds
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Google Exec Says New Technology Will Improve the World

May 5, 2016 - 1:00am
At the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Google’s Eric Schmidt spoke about new technologies that he said can improve society.
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What Skill Sets Will PR Pros Need in the Future?

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
A report by the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations provides an excellent snapshot of the profession’s future. While PR executives around the world are optimistic about the projected growth over the next five years, the survey, which USC released on April 14 in conjunction with PRSA and other groups, found that questions remain about PR’s ability to find the necessary staffing to capitalize on these opportunities.
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Onward and Upward: 5 Proven Ways to Grow as a PR Leader

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
If you’re like most young professionals, then chances are you want to prove your leadership potential — within your organization and also as part of the different communities to which you belong. That’s just how most PR practitioners are; we are driven to make a difference.
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PR Blotter: May 2016

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
New accreditation standards are encouraging MBA programs to de-emphasize academic research and teaching, and instead work more closely with companies so that students can learn to solve real-world business problems.
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Research and Development: Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., APR, on PR Education Inside and Outside the Classroom

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
“PR education is concentrating a lot on how organizations are shaped and the influence that public relations can have when professionals are able to serve in a management role,” says Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., APR, an associate professor of strategic communication at Quinnipiac University.
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What Skills Sets Will PR Pros Need in the Future?

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
A report by the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations provides an excellent snapshot of the profession’s future. While PR executives around the world are optimistic about the projected growth over the next five years, the survey, which USC released on April 14 in conjunction with PRSA and other groups, found that questions remain about PR’s ability to find the necessary staffing to capitalize on these opportunities.
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Developing New Skill Sets Is a Strategic Process

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
One of the more common challenges independents face once they’ve established themselves and have been in operation for some time is how to develop and add new capabilities and offerings for clients.
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Put Your Story in a Nutshell

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
No matter how dazzling your feature lead is, at some point, readers want to know where you’re going with the story. And that’s the job of the nut graph. The nut graph is where you reveal your destination and convince your readers to come along for the ride.
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Are Companies and Consumers Ready for Chatbots?

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Chatbots, software programs that simulate text conversations with humans, will change the way that businesses communicate with their customers, according to Facebook, as ComputerWorld reported on April 15.
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Government Service: Why You Should Consider a Career in Public Affairs

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
National, state and local government impacts all of us in many ways. By pursuing and landing a job in the fast-paced government communications and advocacy world, you can help people and their respective organizations see the value in working with the government. Personally, you can develop lasting relationships with elected representatives and their staffs while also promoting causes for which you are passionate.
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A Thing or Two I’ve Learned About Leadership

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
I’ve been interviewing PR leaders and writing about leadership for some time, in this column and for The Strategist.
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Are Your Career Goals Holding You Back?

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
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Success Strategy — Aim Small, Miss Small

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Too often at work, as in life, we bite off more than we can chew. We set grandiose goals for ourselves like the perennial New Year’s resolution of exercising regularly and quickly losing weight. I’m the first to admit my personal promise to lose 30 pounds in 30 days was a perfect example of failing fabulously. I could share a laundry list of reasons why it was unrealistic of me to achieve my goal, but my inability to hyper-focus my challenge to aim small was at the center.
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5 Simple Ways to Build Measurement and Analytics Competence

May 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Measurement and evaluation have become pressing issues for the PR profession. Whether this is due to an increasing demand from our clients or internal motivation to prove our worth in the mix, demonstrating tangible value of PR efforts has never been more important.
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