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Month: December 2010

Food for Thought for New PR Pros

When I started working at Stanton Communications as an Account Coordinator, my first job in PR, I had a general sense of what I would do on a day-to-day basis. However, like all new professionals, I was unclear as to what my main responsibilities would be.  Now that I’ve been with the company for about… Continue Reading Food for Thought for New PR Pros

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2011 Predictions: Public Affairs & Grassroots Campaigns

Early December prompts an avalanche of ‘best of’ and ‘worst of’ the year lists. These are soon followed by New Year’s resolutions, which are ostensibly crafted after reviewing personal best and worst moments of the year in the hopes of improving next year. And do we ever have a list of ‘worst of’ moments to… Continue Reading 2011 Predictions: Public Affairs & Grassroots Campaigns

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Driven to Digital Distraction

How many technologies are you juggling right now? You know what I mean: Typing away on your keyboard, while simultaneously checking MSNBC, peeking at LinkedIn, and sneaking glances at your cell phone for the thrill of a new text message. It’s enough to make you hear that familiar “ding” of a new email in your… Continue Reading Driven to Digital Distraction

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Can We Be Too Risk Averse?

Building on the previous blog post by Peter Stanton that touched on the inadvertent disclosure that sometimes happens I began to wonder if the tools and technology we use in communications and public affairs contribute to an environment where professionals become hesitant to engage media. Living in an age of 24-hour news cycles and growing… Continue Reading Can We Be Too Risk Averse?

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Venting in the Age of WikiLeaks

Whether Julian Assange of WikiLeaks should be hung in the middle of Times Square, draped in Christmas lights and attached as a decorative ornament to the Rockefeller Center tree is a question I will leave to others, though I would be happy to help shop for rope and lights if needed.  But the new revelations… Continue Reading Venting in the Age of WikiLeaks

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