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What’s Your Online Reputation?

How often do you Google yourself? How about your company, or even the leaders of your business? Are you receiving daily updates about what’s being posted about you online? It isn’t vain to want to know what’s posted about you online. In fact, it’s imperative to know what people see when they type your name… Continue Reading What’s Your Online Reputation?

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Three Reasons Sarah Palin’s Shooting Response Video is All Wrong

Link – Palin Response to Tucson Tragedy In her song “American Dream”, country music artist Lucinda Williams laments over and over again that, “…everything is wrong.”  While the song’s focus is on a different type of tragedy, its chorus could just as easily apply to Sarah Palin’s latest attempt to respond to the tragedy in… Continue Reading Three Reasons Sarah Palin’s Shooting Response Video is All Wrong

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Three Ps Pay Off in PR

Three P's for PR

In a previous posting I implored communicators to avoid being afraid of entering the public domain.  After a recent experience with a getting a story published, I thought I’d add three more Ps for PR: persistence, patience and professionalism. Nearly 18 months ago our firm won a piece of business from a small health care trade… Continue Reading Three Ps Pay Off in PR

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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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Channeling Three Englishmen to Explain the 2010 Elections

As we look back at the 2010 election cycle to try and divine what the outcomes mean, we must pick our way through a maze of information that ultimately provides little concrete insight into what the next two years will offer.  In an effort to distinguish this re-cap from countless others and to help inform… Continue Reading Channeling Three Englishmen to Explain the 2010 Elections

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The “Social” Side of Media Relations

I know, I know. Another PR firm blogging about why you need to be on social media. Well this post isn’t meant to tell you all the reasons a brand should be using social media, or why PR professionals need to be building their personal brands on Twitter (Not saying those aren’t good ideas!). For… Continue Reading The “Social” Side of Media Relations

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