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Social media: The new face of disaster response

When disaster hits, both the media and the public hit the Web.


Press release sample: How to craft a winning press release

Making an impression with the media needs some serious planning. So how do you craft a truly attention grabbing press release? It’s all about the headline Journalists receive an overwhelm...


ESPN host apologizes for domestic-violence gaffe

Stephen A. Smith issues mea culpa 'making the most egregious error' of his career. Were the tone and wording sufficient?


The introvert's guide to working in communications

It's an extroverted field, but not every professional is a 'people person.' That's hardly an obstacle to success, though. Here's how to cope—and even thrive.


The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #766: July 28, 2014

Coming soon: FIR Live Google+ Hangout On Air in the works to talk about translation, FIR Interview with Jeff Pyatt of Outbrain, Harry Hawk’s FIR Interview with Angus Malcolm on the ...


Blog: Sarah Palin 24-7 TV: Dream or Nightmare?

Sarah Palin is the latest quasi-celeb to take a fling at hosting her own 24-7 online channel, the ultimate ego booster. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links...


PR Links of the Day - 7-28-2014

PR 101 PR lessons from 'House of Cards' (A. Lloyd)  Sports NFL exec stumbles way through Ray Rice explanation(Deadspin)  Tech Campaigning via hologram is com...


Burson Lays Down Law

Michael Law, who joined Burson-Marsteller last year as US president, is taking the US CEO reins from Dave DenHerder on Sept. 1. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu...


Edelman Cracks Walnut Group's Roster

Edelman has scooped up agency of record duties for California Walnut Board and Commission effective Sept. 1, earning the job to generate national awareness of the Golden State's output. ...


Qualities and questions to consider when searching for a PR agency

If you're in need of some assistance from a PR agency, it's worth the effort to do your due diligence before hiring one.


Sard, Joele Frank Sell $8.5B Discount Retailer Deal

Discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Stores engaged outside PR support for Dollar Tree's $8.5B acquisition of Family Dollar announced July 28. [[ This is a content summary on...


Google+ ends name restrictions. Why? Why now?

I’m as mystified as I was the day of the announcement. Google is removing restrictions on Google+ user names. They announced it with, what else, a Google+ post. “When we launc...


Foreign Policy Guru Takes Dip into Atlantic

Fareed Zakaria, ten-year columnist at Newsweek at editor of its international edition, will become a contributing editor at The Atlantic, its web edition and sister Quartz ...


NSA Seeks PR Chief

The National Security Agency, rocked by ongoing revelations of Edward Snowden, is looking to hire a strategic communications director to distribute its positions, messages, and policies t...


Niche: The next evolution of influencer outreach?

$10,000 per Vine. That was the stat that caught my eye a few weeks ago, when I started hearing moreRead More


What Makes DailyBlogTips Readers Choose YOUR Blog?

Last week, I asked you what makes you choose to read a blog regularly. Is it the useful content? The professional design? The engaging writing style? Or something else entirely? Lots of y...


5 tips to improve your brand image

To forge a really strong brand, it's necessary to develop a recognizable personality. Here are some ways to do it with an honest evaluation.


Deadline extended: 2014 Content Marketing Awards

We're giving you another week to show off your best writing and content creation skills! Don't miss this last chance to show us your best work! Enter by Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.


UT's Lewis Transfers to Emory to Lead Comms

Jerry Lewis, who held top communications posts at the Univ. of Texas at Arlington and Univ. of Miami, is transferring to Emory University in Atlanta to lead communications and public affa...


PR at Its Finest: Mideast is Battle of Ideas, Images

There is a "MidEast Propaganda War" as well as a battle of rockets and bombs, and PR is performing as it should: principals debating in the open. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...


Amid Massive Anti-Israel Protest US’s Obama Twists Israeli Arm, Finally

And most stories in the mainstream today read something like Bloomberg/Businessweek's; "Israel Holds Gaza Fire as Obama Seeks Full Combat Halt." But my questions is; "Why not at 500 Pales...


The best and worst moments in a PR pro's career

There's the thrill of landing your first story, and the agony of getting cut from a segment. It's just another day in the life of a PR pro.


Factory Media talks Programmatic and Native Advertising

Guest author Chris Talintyre is Head of Audience Development & Activation at Factory Media and talks about the power of understanding huge audiences in real-time and the opportunities...


Just a bit less minimalist

About a month ago, I made a big change to this website when I redesigned it and combined the blog with my business website, with both on the same single domain. At the time, I talked up m...


10 reasons people don't care about your content

Spewing blog posts, updates, and tweets without regard to your target audience or the channel you use will just waste your time and add to the online clutter.