Category Archives: Public Relations

The American Dream Is Alive And Well, But Different

The deep recession that began in December 2007 officially ended in June 2009. But the effects live on. In fact, many consumers remain worried. Yet, despite continuing fears, Americans still show resilience and optimism, according to a new survey. Released … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and Public Relations: Toward More Accuracy and Understanding

Are you among the 53 percent of adult online Americans who use Wikipedia? Wikipedia entries often lead Internet search results. So many who are beginning a research project find it a helpful starting point. And, increasingly, reporters are using it … Continue reading

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Are You Part of the E-Reading Trend?

Have you read an e-book recently? If you said yes, it’s likely that you: Read more books, including print versions, than those who say no. The average e-book reader reports reading 24 books in the past 12 months. This compares … Continue reading

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Interested in Media? Here’s an Interactive Map to Bookmark

Are you a news junkie? If so, you probably know a thing or two about the top U.S. media outlets. Now, there’s a chance to learn even more about your favorites. The researchers at Bitly, a URL shortener service, have … Continue reading

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Leadership Study Reveals Insights for Building Credibility and Presence

Business executives ranked highest as leaders and communicators in a recent survey by global communications firm Ketchum. Participants in the 12-country survey said this group was more effective than non-profit leaders, politicians and religious leaders. Yet, despite an improvement from … Continue reading

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New Study Shows PR in Transition from Old School to New School

Whether it’s more focus on measurement or a broadening of the functions included in PR and Communications departments, the practice of public relations continues to evolve. Since 2002, the USC Annenberg Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center has tracked that … Continue reading

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Does the Trend Toward Digital Paywalls Affect You?

Although The Wall Street Journal offers some free content, it launched its digital edition in the mid-90s with a paid subscription model. As of September 2011*, more than 537,000 readers were paying for online access, with 80,000 of these accessing … Continue reading

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Texting Ranks No. 1 Among Teens’ Daily Communication Choices

Think the teens you know are less communicative lately? Research just released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project proves otherwise. Although it’s true that teens are spending less time on phone calls than before, their use of texting … Continue reading

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Three Must-Read Links This Week

Trading words with Journo Dad. I enjoyed Bob Ingrassia’s humorous article Words Journalists Use That People Never Say, which was posted to the Fast Horse blog. “With a bit of thought — a few seconds, say — writers can avoid … Continue reading

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Tweeting the Big Game

Sunday’s big game gave viewers a lot to Tweet about — the action on the field, the half-time entertainment and the sometimes-memorable ads. According to the micro-blogging service: This compares to a peak of 4,046 Tweets per second during last … Continue reading

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