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Canva for Infographics Video Tutorial

Every PR or communications pro should know how to use the easy design tools available now. More than 80% of editors, publishers and bloggers want good visuals with their news content. Data visualization is hot right now and media outlets love infographics.  So does the public.  People tend to share them more than other posts. […]

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How Fake News Affects PR

  Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue. This sudden rise in fake news was fueled by a combination of the heated emotions created by the divisive Presidential election and the ease of publication and sharing of news online […]

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Social Media Content Cheat Sheet

Every blogger or brand has content that could and should be re-purposed for use on social media. However, this is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Each social platform has its own “language” if you will and you content will get the best results when you  create it in that native language, so that it shines on […]

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SMART News Content

  Over the past ten years the news media has been under a great deal of pressure. More than a third of the journalists in newsrooms in the US have been laid off. This has led to some major changes in how media relations is practiced.  According to the 2013 State of the Media report […]

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Sendible – Content Curation Suggestion Feature

Content curation is a vital part of social media content strategy. A healthy curation strategy can position your brand as a thought leader. 85% of curators say establishing thought leadership is their main objective. It also increases engagement. The downside is that it is one of the most time-consuming part of being a social media […]

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How to Measure PR Effectively

Much as we may shy away from math and stats, the time has come to learn how to use data to show results. “Without standardization of measurement practices in the PR industry, Public Relations professionals won’t know how to quantify a campaign’s impact. As competition increases and budgets face greater scrutiny, the ability to accurately assess […]

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The Impact of Data, Research for PR

  One of the biggest ways technology has changed the practice of PR is the use of data to drive strategy. PR practitioners today mus tknow how to find, mine and analyze relevant data sets. Last week Tina McCorkindale, president and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations, a non-profit that does PR-related research, shared […]