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After sending a cease-and-desist letter to the organizer of an unauthorized World Nutella Day, the Italian company Ferrero has relented and will allow the event to proceed after all, BusinessWeek.com reports.
The deal announced Monday could help Yahoo attract so-called millennials those coveted Internet users born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s and Tumblr might benefit from Yahoos relationships with ad agencies and marketers. On the other hand, the purchase could damage Tumblrs credibility with its core audience.
As Poynter.org reports, more and more police departments including those in Seattle, Boston and Cleveland are using social media to contact journalists before the reporters have contacted the police departments.
Apparel retailers are grabbing photos that people post online and turning them into advertisements, and many consumers couldnt be happier about it. As The Wall Street Journal reports, online apparel companies troll social-media sites for pictures of people wearing their products, and then post the images on their own websites.
In a world where nearly every social-media action brings a social-media reaction, some are applauding McDonalds for acknowledging Charles Ramseys role in the womens escape, while others are criticizing the company for its tweet.
John W. Jack Felton, APR, Fellow PRSA, a two-time PRSA president, has passed away. He was 84.
Before Facebook, cool young people flocked to Myspace, an early social-media network that was later nearly forgotten. Now Myspace is trying for a comeback as a music site. As Digiday.com reports, New Myspace offers the worlds largest streaming library, and invites artists and fans to connect and discover new content
To support their community in the wake of the bombing tragedy at the Boston Marathon, more than 20 area PR firms are coming together to host Boston PRoud on May 29.
As agencies try to transform themselves and better serve clients in the 21st century, PR giant Fleishman-Hillard is reshaping itself in significant ways, The New York Times reports.
As social media and TED talks have helped professors become their own brands, companies are eliminating the university middleman and contacting instructors directly.
PRSA and MSLgroup presented the Connect13 Conference on March 26-27 at New York Universitys Kimmel Center in Manhattan. This years event focused on evolving leadership styles, tools and programs to engage 21st-century employees. MSLgroup also had artists on hand to create live visual keynotes during each session. Here are several highlights.
Bad press can spur companies to make wide-ranging strategic changes for the better, new research suggests.
Readers who access news online or via mobile devices daily have increased from 34 to 39 percent since 2010. When Pew accounts for other digital sources such as social media, emails and podcasts, the average rises to 50 percent just below televisions daily audience and ahead of print and radio. While these statistics do not surprise PR practitioners, the continued growth of digital and social news consumption raises the question of whether our spokesperson training approaches address this trend.
As information travels quickly, how can organizations manage the flow of announcements so that people hear them accurately and uniformly?
Use this feature style for releases, blog posts, bylined articles any piece where you want to hold your readers rapt attention and leave him or her wanting more.
In 1964, Bob Dylan sang that The Times Are A-changin. Things are still changing 49 years later, and so is PRSA. For instance, how about a job interview in your pajamas?
Working to maintain employer-employee relationships for todays organization is full of challenges for PR practitioners. Note how the demographic make-up of Americas workforce has diversified. Our profession is moving away from using demographics to create targeted messages that motivate audiences and moving toward the use of psychographics and social and behavioral data to predict audiences needs and wants. When creating relationships with employees, organizations must consider the psychographics of its workforce, too.
Too many organizations approach communications tactically rather than strategically. They identify their audiences and start communicating, without stopping first to prioritize their audiences. Identification is not enough. You need to determine which audiences are most important and which you need to communicate with first and most often. Prioritization isnt easy, except when it comes to naming your most important audience.
There are five key guidelines that PR professionals must follow when communicating their organizations corporate social responsibility report. While there are numerous considerations to keep in mind, lets focus on those that will ensure you are producing a report that is objective, transparent and shows readers the sustainability of your brand.
Maria Brous, director of media and community relations at Publix Super Markets, Inc., explains why community, customer loyalty and a supportive corporate culture matter to your organizations bottom line.