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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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What the New LinkedIn Profile Filters Say about Its Future

3 Hints at LinkedIn's Future

Last week, LinkedIn introduced new features to edit and modify profile pictures. Some of these were pretty standard, like the ability to clip a photo, and additional ways to give users more control over how their image presents from the profile page. But the feature getting the most buzz is the introduction of photo filters—a… Continue Reading What the New LinkedIn Profile Filters Say about Its Future

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The Life Span of a Tweet

Life Span of a Tweet

Why Fast Isn’t Fast Enough in a Crisis & Why McDonald’s will be Just Fine Social media pros cringed as news broke this morning of McDonald’s troll-ish tweet at President Trump this morning. In later news updates, both McDonalds and Twitter were lauded for their quick action—Twitter notified McDonald’s the account had been breached, and… Continue Reading The Life Span of a Tweet

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Snapchat, Emojis and Harnessing the Power of Visuals

Power of Visuals: Snapchat, Emojis

3 Ways to Harness Snap’s Image-Dominant Future If you watched Arrival—the sci-fi film with Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and squid-like aliens called heptapods—you may have noticed the story hinged on visual communication. The aliens bet their future on the power of visuals and—spoiler alert—it pays off. Similar to those hopeful heptapods, humans have long tried… Continue Reading Snapchat, Emojis and Harnessing the Power of Visuals

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Content Marketing: Where to Start

Content Marketing: Where to Start

Content marketing is now recognized as a staple—and even a driving force—for a strong online brand presence. As demand for content marketing expands, the industry continues to evolve and mature. You likely already know the impact content marketing can have, but if your company is just starting to build its presence, where do you start? In a recent post, SnapWryt… Continue Reading Content Marketing: Where to Start

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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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Live Streaming Ups the Ante on Political Theater

Live Streaming House of Representatives Gun Control Sit-in

Politicians love to grab a headline and feed off a controversy and nothing encapsulates this better than the time-honored tradition of the political stunt. For better or for worse, there is nothing quite like a good stunt to make the world stop for a moment and turn your direction. That’s exactly what happened earlier this… Continue Reading Live Streaming Ups the Ante on Political Theater

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Get Your Content Noticed with Effective Digital Strategy

content marketing

An effective digital marketing strategy is more important than ever for companies to achieve their business goals. Planning your content strategy enables you to reach existing target audiences and tap into new communities like online influencers, who can have a hugely positive impact on your online presence. Recently, I wrote a blog post on behalf… Continue Reading Get Your Content Noticed with Effective Digital Strategy

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Twitter Gives the Gift of a GIF Button

Twitter's GIF Button

Two weeks ago, Twitter announced it was rolling out a GIF button specifically designed for its users. For all of us obsessed with social media, this was the greatest news that could have popped into our newsfeed. The GIF button sounds great, but what does it mean for us PR people? The first step is… Continue Reading Twitter Gives the Gift of a GIF Button

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Virtual Reality, Elections and Engagement: Looking ahead to 2016

Crystal Ball. Predictions for 2016

The late, great David Carr of the New York Times was gazing into a crystal ball in 2014 when he wrote about the return of the email newsletter. The newsletter hit the big time in 2015 thanks to high profile examples like Kobe Bryant’s retirement statement in The Players’ Tribune and Jennifer Lawrence discussing the… Continue Reading Virtual Reality, Elections and Engagement: Looking ahead to 2016

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