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social media • November 18, 2013

How to Prevent A Social PR Backlash: Lessons From JP Morgan

Poor JP Morgan. Its foray into social media – in the form of a planned Twitter chat with a senior bank executive, is a perfect PR case history in what not to do. It obviously seemed like a good idea to someone, but instead of softballs about what Jack Dorsey’s really like, or what bankers […]

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social media • May 1, 2013

PR Crisis Management Lessons From Behind The Headlines

Hindsight – ahem – is always 20/20, particularly when it comes to reputation management. Yet, textbook crisis successes (and failures) aren’t always what they seem. Here’s my take on some recent examples of crisis handling by top brands. The Lululemon Yoga Pants Recall. For sheer, on-the-spot crisis management skill, Lululemon wins, hands down. PR experts […]

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social media • April 10, 2013

Should PR Own Social Media?

The rise of social media has been a boon to many communicators, from public relations professionals, to digital marketers, to SEO specialists. It’s also spawned countless land grabs and turf battles, since we all want a piece of the pie. Successful social media campaigns can puff up reputations and fatten our bottom lines. But budget […]

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social media • March 7, 2013

How To Protect Your Digital Reputation

A while back, I was startled to see myself criticized harshly on an online IT forum. One poster called me “clearly incompetent” and demanded that I be fired. It was a chilling feeling, especially since I didn’t know any of my antagonists. Of course, it wasn’t about me. I share a name with a former public […]

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social media • February 13, 2013

7 Ways To Bridge The PR-SEO Gap

Public relations and SEO  have never been more compatible. Ever since Google began its Panda and Penguin updates, links from sites with high domain authority, like mainstream media outlets and popular blogs, have taken on greater importance. Hundreds of questionable backlinks don’t matter as much as they once did. In giving more importance to high-quality […]

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