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The Rising Importance Of Small Data

Bob Pearson
26 Oct 2014

The real shift that matters in big data, for communicators, is the shift to small data excellence. Big data is actually clumsy.

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The Role of Creativity In Public Relations

Radhika Shapoorjee
22 Oct 2014

The role of creativity in PR is the industry’s biggest challenge—its greatest barrier—and it is time to elevate the industry to alter this mindset.

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Doing The Right Thing Makes Good Business

Mark Paterson
19 Oct 2014

The world’s biggest brands and their agencies have worked it out: doing the right thing by people and the planet makes good business sense.

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Fur Coat And No Knickers

Amy Houldey
14 Oct 2014

To achieve authenticity, you need to align your people with your purpose to achieve commercial success.

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Changing Paradigms Impacting PR

Vivian Lines
08 Oct 2014

Hyper-connectivity drives the need for brands to tell a story that is imbued with authenticity and a genuine voice.

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Youth Marketing In 2014: A Guide

Ronn Torossian
22 Sep 2014

Young people today are more engaged with brands than ever before. With the widespread proliferation of the internet, most are constantly plugged in to online chat, social media, video games, and other electronic media.

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The Rise Of Micro-Content

Alex Wilson
15 Sep 2014

To capture the attention of the most magpie-minded consumers, brands are increasingly turning to micro-content.

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3 Things The NFL Needs To Do Right Now To ‘Protect The Shield’

Kent Hollenbeck
12 Sep 2014

How can the NFL regain its credibility after the ugly Ray Rice incident?

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All You Need To Know About Internal Communication

Liam FitzPatrick and Klavs Valskov
10 Aug 2014

People tend to get obsessed about the latest cool channel or talk in riddles about cod business psychology. People like to pretend that there is some mystique about talking and influencing people at work.

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How To Show — Not Tell — A Corporate Leadership Story

Laura House
04 Aug 2014

Net-A-Porter has turned a vulnerability – their successful CEO retires – into an opportunity to celebrate leadership.

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Communicating Climate Initiatives Will Have Multiple Sound Impacts For Businesses

Pete Bowyer and John Casey
27 Jul 2014

Many businesses have already heeded the call and are rising to the challenge by incorporating clean energy programs and initiatives.

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What 'Right To Be Forgotten' Means For PR Agency Clients

David A. Goldman
21 Jul 2014

PR professionals need to be aware of the right to be forgotten’s implications for their clients.

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The Idea Catcher And The Doctor

Simon Shaw
01 Jul 2014

For a truly award winning creative idea to be caught and crafted into award winning campaigns there needs to a unique set of circumstances.

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Harnessing Social Impact To Drive Consumer Demand

Perry Yeatman
29 Jun 2014

There is a fundamental difference between socially conscious consumers and consumers that respond to “Social Value Drivers.”

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The Cannes Factor

Stephanie Agresta
25 Jun 2014

The power of a story is often directly proportional to the level of creativity. Creativity at scale takes earned media to a new level.

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Earning Media For Executive Visibility: How The Game Is Changing, And Why

Bob Brody
15 Jun 2014

A 360-degree executive visibility initiative, functioning at full capacity, entails much more than earned media.

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A PR Plan For The World Cup

Marta Dourado
13 Jun 2014

When institutions – public or private – say something and behave in a different manner, the generated perception is one of lack of trust, and consequently lack of credibility.

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Creativity: It’s A Bull Market

Simon Shaw
12 Jun 2014

Why do brands and agencies care about whether their campaigns are creative enough to win awards?

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Will Goldman’s World Cup Story Force Financial Firms To Be More Creative?

Alastair Turner
11 Jun 2014

Yet Goldman Sach’s comms innovation should serve as a wakeup call for firms that have continued to play it safe.

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The Future Of Global Public Affairs

Fredrik Lofthagen
08 Jun 2014

Politics and policy development has broken free of the confines of bricks and mortar and the great debates take place on your phone, tablet and TV.

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Prepare For A Crisis Or Prepare Your Résumé

Sean Smith
02 Jun 2014

Like most organizations that experience a serious crisis, Target most likely thought they were prepared.

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Analytics Inside The Organization: What Are We Measuring?

Jack LeMenager
25 May 2014

The growing sophistication and availability of digital analytical tools is making measurement more readily attainable, particularly when activities occur in a digital environment, whether it’s supply chain or sales data, external web traffic, or internal communications.

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The 15 Immutable Laws Of Engaging Employees In A Change Effort

Gary F Grates
19 May 2014

In today’s complex, uncertain business environment, we realize that no organization can grow, prosper or even survive, without a knowledgeable, engaged and aware workforce.

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Brands On The Brain: Great Expectations

Amelia Torode
13 May 2014

Knowing what you now know about the power of brand expectations, how could you apply that thinking to ideas and projects that you are working on?

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A New Age Of Protection For Chinese Consumers

Marina Leung
11 May 2014

In March, China amended its long-standing consumer protection law for the first time since 1993.

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What Does Eurovision Tell Us About Creativity?

Laura House
09 May 2014

The problem – and the magic, of Eurovision is that in creativity terms, we’re stuck in generation mode.

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PR Education: A Simple Adjustment Or A Complete Overhaul?

Deirdre Breakenridge
05 May 2014

The education of today and what lies ahead for our students is what will produce the communications leaders of the future.

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Pixar's 22 Rules To Phenomenal Storytelling

Jen Collins
30 Apr 2014

Why must you tell this story, and why should consumers listen?

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4 Storytelling Tips From Shakespeare

Tom Sharp
28 Apr 2014

What can brands learn from the master storyteller.

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Is Your PR Job Losing Relevance?

Paula Meir
25 Apr 2014

It’s a scary thing to hear that your job is ‘losing relevance’ and yet uncomfortable as that is it appears great change is on the horizon for many.

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Pixar's Creativity Lessons

Charlie Morgan
24 Apr 2014

How do you overcome the forces that can hinder creativity?

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How Are Brands Marking Earth Day?

Avra Lorrimer
22 Apr 2014

A brand that makes a long term commitment to being environmentally responsible is far more believable.

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Where In An Organisation Should Crisis Preparedness Sit?

Andrew Griffin
13 Apr 2014

Smart organisations recognise that it is impossible to eliminate the emergence of issues or the occurrence of incidents that could become crises.

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The Winds Of Change: 10 Challenges Defining The Future Of PR

Boris Beker
11 Apr 2014

To emphasize these long-term and fundamental game-changers that rapidly and measurably shift our behaviour in new directions, I am focused on what I see as “winds of change.”

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Anatomy Of A Story

Richard Millar
02 Apr 2014

Storytelling has the power to change the destiny of your company, the health of your brand and your place in your consumers’ lives.

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Don’t Be So One-Dimensional

Remy Le Fevre
02 Apr 2014

The influence of the fashion and beauty industry continues to push trend boundaries.

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A Refreshing Marketing Approach

Remy Le Fevre
02 Apr 2014

Sony utilised creativity founded on strategic thinking to promote its new waterproof MP3 player.

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Litigation PR Lessons From The Brigadier General Sinclair Trial

Josh Zeitz
31 Mar 2014

In today’s hyper-charged political environment, the general became a national poster child for sexual assault in the military – a very real problem in which this case got entangled.

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Taking On The 'B Word'

Lisa Poulson
31 Mar 2014

A truly successful PR woman must be completely comfortable with telling other people what to do. Stridently, if necessary.

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Immersive Storytelling

Charlie Morgan
27 Mar 2014

Drawing in the audience gives them a reason to listen, engage, respond and act.

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A Mother's Take On Creativity

Avra Lorrimer
27 Mar 2014

Do adults lose the ability to creative?

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Walking, Talking Works Of Art

Daisy Sheppard
27 Mar 2014

Advertisers have already claimed the thighs of Japanese women.

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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Laura House
27 Mar 2014

The experience of Barrington Court demonstrates how some of the most creative ideas are developed as the answer to a problem.

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Why Public Affairs Must Break From Its Silo

John Stanley
20 Mar 2014

Public affairs practitioners, in many cases still, are notoriously bad at admitting that anyone can help them do anything.

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Breaking The Story Code: Why The Brand Storytelling Hero’s Journey Matters

Gary Goldhammer
17 Mar 2014

At a certain point just selling stuff doesn’t cut it.

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Transformation: Step Four Of The Brand Storytelling Hero’s Journey

Gary Goldhammer
17 Mar 2014

The brand storytelling hero’s journey begins with a universal truth — but it’s the final step, transformation, that brings us back home.

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Twist Of Fate: Step Three Of The Brand Storytelling Hero’s Journey

Gary Goldhammer
17 Mar 2014

Of the four steps along the 'brand storytelling hero’s journey', the twist of fate is what gives a story its power and often its lasting memory.

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The Art Of Immersive Story Making

Claire Bridges
12 Mar 2014

Storytelling continues to be a marketing buzzword.

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The Truth About Thought Leadership

Malcolm Gooderham
09 Mar 2014

Trusted brands can go out of fashion...and business.

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'Emotional Hero': Step Two Of The Brand Storytelling Hero’s Journey

Gary Goldhammer
03 Mar 2014

Each step of the 'brand storytelling hero’s journey' is essential, but perhaps none more so than step two, the 'emotional hero'.

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