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Author: Ashley Durkin-Rixey

What I Learned from 40 Days of Social Silence

40 Days of Social Silence

Every day I spend time humanizing the social media profiles of our clients, writing and engaging in a carefully crafted brand voice. I take care to create a frequency of updates that grows their presence without simply recycling every relevant piece of content. I focus on platforms where their ideal audience is most engaged. But… Continue Reading What I Learned from 40 Days of Social Silence

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J.Crew Separates Brand and Persona, Consumer Data Privacy Changes, April Fools Stunts Not Quite Funny Anymore

Lunch Break April 4

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday! The Lunch Break editorial staff is still pouring over the finale of Big Little Lies on HBO and celebrating the Stanton hub city baseball teams going three for four on opening day (C’mon Yankees). In today’s edition, consumer privacy data law changes could be bad… Continue Reading J.Crew Separates Brand and Persona, Consumer Data Privacy Changes, April Fools Stunts Not Quite Funny Anymore

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The ‘London Bridge is Down’ Crisis Plan, Chatbots Hit SXSW and Puppies!

Lunch Break March 28

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Hi Lunch Breakers! It’s finally spring on the East Coast. The cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., felt confident enough in the forecast to come out of hiding, hitting peak bloom this past weekend. Here’s our forecast for today’s read—The Guardian gets a detailed… Continue Reading The ‘London Bridge is Down’ Crisis Plan, Chatbots Hit SXSW and Puppies!

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Walking & Talking Your Brand, Two Congressmen Facebook Live a Road Trip, and More

Lunch Break March 21

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday, Lunch Breakers! Stanton Communications just relaunched our monthly newsletter, INK, rounding up the best of The Strategy Room and Stanton news every month. You can subscribe here. What’s on deck for lunch today? Two Congressmen may have revived Facebook Live as an outreach tool, a… Continue Reading Walking & Talking Your Brand, Two Congressmen Facebook Live a Road Trip, and More

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The Most Powerful PR Phrase, Public Apologies and Instagram Invades

Lunch Break: March 14

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Hi Lunch Breakers! Have you made your NCAA Tournament Bracket yet? Over the last few years, analysts have tracked the admissions bump teams get after the tournament, with the bump most felt for the “Cinderella” schools. Here’s hoping my West Virginia Mountaineers make it out of the… Continue Reading The Most Powerful PR Phrase, Public Apologies and Instagram Invades

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Social Media Amplifies an Oscar Oops, Marketers Try VR & More PR News

Lunch Break: VR

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday, which just happens to be my two-year wedding anniversary. The traditional two-year gift is cotton and the modern gift is china, neither of which I got for my spouse this year. In this week’s PR news, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is still recovering from their terrible, horrible,… Continue Reading Social Media Amplifies an Oscar Oops, Marketers Try VR & More PR News

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Lunch Break: Celebs Going Publicist Free, Ex-CEO Ads and More PR News

Lunch Break Feb. 28

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites It’s the Tuesday after the Oscars, and I’m starting a one-woman campaign for Shirley MacLaine to host next year’s ceremony. In this week’s PR news, LinkedIn spills on how it uses its own built-in marketing tools, an ex-CEO’s advises his former company via bus ad, and much… Continue Reading Lunch Break: Celebs Going Publicist Free, Ex-CEO Ads and More PR News

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Lunch Break: Influencer Drama, Instagram for B2B and More

Lunch Break February 21

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday! This week’s Lunch Break is filled with advice for engaging influencers, how Facebook’s “Like” changed the rules of social engagement beyond the digital world, a podcast recommendation and more. Want to Engage an Influencer? Look Before You Leap Last week, Disney Company’s Maker Studios parted… Continue Reading Lunch Break: Influencer Drama, Instagram for B2B and More

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Take a Lunch Break with the Strategy Room

Strategy Room Lunch Break

I have a bit of a reputation at Stanton Communications for being “the clipper,” a.k.a. the colleague that sends everyone articles on clients, their personal interests and the occasional “22 Corgis Who Can’t Get Up the Stairs” pictorial to brighten their day. It began early in life. Really early. From the time I was an… Continue Reading Take a Lunch Break with the Strategy Room

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Media Lists

Tidying up Media Lists and Sparking Joy

If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo by now, chances are you are already a super organized human being who doesn’t stare at their closet as if it holds the mysteries of time. Her mega blockbuster how-to book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, offers not just tips on decluttering living spaces, but a… Continue Reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Media Lists

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