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Embracing the Innovator’s Mindset

When a sports participant lacks confidence, a coach might advise the player to “fake it until you make it.” In other words, if you act as though you’re confident, you’ll eventually develop real confidence. It’s a mindset. Similarly, adopting a … Continue reading

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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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How They Do It: Brand Strategy with ZEESMAN CEO Bonnie Nijst

Can you grow your business by putting your marketing on hold? Most MBAs would tell you no. But the strategy worked for a client of ZEESMAN, a highly regarded Los Angeles-based brand strategy and marketing firm. While conducting a brand … 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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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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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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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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How to Increase Your Creativity Quotient

Journalist Jonah Lehrer previewed his new book “Imagine: How Creativity Works” in the March 9 edition of The Wall Street Journal. Whether it was the author’s encouraging tone or his myth-breaking stance about who really fits the creative profile, the … Continue reading

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How to Really Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Today, the first Friday in March, we honor the contributions of employees to business success. Established by Recognition Professionals International in 1995, Employee Appreciation Day gives employers a chance to recognize and reward staffers who bring their loyalty, commitment and … Continue reading

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Can Internal Social Media Power Your Organization to Better Results?

Do you factor workplace access to social media into your career decisions? A number of young professionals do. Cisco’s second annual Connected World Technology Report surveyed college students and workers under 30 in 14 countries. Reflecting their status as digital … Continue reading

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