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Selecting an Agency

Domenick Cilea, May 19th, 2017

So, you are ready to engage the services of a marketing or PR firm. At this point, you have shortlisted a few firms, perhaps from previous engagements, referrals or from scouring your LinkedIn connections. Now, it’s time to narrow down the list of candidates and decide on the one that you feel is the best […]

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4 Things My Mother Taught Me About Branding

Stefanie Osmond, May 12th, 2017

Keep these four tips in mind before taking the leap into branding your own business.

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Streamlining Social Media Marketing with Mobile Apps and Online Tools

Springboard Team, May 11th, 2017

Social media marketing is one of the most effective ways to promote a business, organization, campaign, event, or product. Celebrities, politicians, and people like you and me are using social media to share their journeys, experiences, and yes, even what they had for lunch. With a single post, tweet, photo, or video, we have the […]

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Don’t Be Like Pepsi – Lessons from a Cause Marketing Mega-Blunder

Michael Bateman, May 5th, 2017

If you have been active on the Internet to at least some degree over this past April, there’s a chance you’re familiar with the infamous Pepsi protest commercial. The ad features the supermodel and Kardashian half-sibling, Kendall Jenner, abandoning a glamorous photo shoot to charge to the front lines of an unidentified protest to hand […]

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PR 101: How to Properly Manage a Public Relations Crisis

Caroline Vallila, April 21st, 2017

Recent controversy from United Airlines and Pepsi has put both brands in the ICU. Will they ever recover? Well, that all depends on how their PR teams manage the respective gaffes. As both companies scramble to perform some serious damage control, they are shedding light on what to do and what not to do in […]

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United Airlines Lands Themselves in the Hot Seat

Mike Benedetto, April 14th, 2017

United Airlines is in the proverbial “hot seat” for the second time in just a month. Last Sunday night, a video showed security officers dragging Doctor David Dao down the aisle of a plane, forcing him off a flight. United’s reputation took a major hit amidst the backlash  from the optics of the video, further […]

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Take Control of Your Marketing Automation System

Domenick Cilea, April 7th, 2017

Using marketing automation tools such as Pardot, Marketo, Hubspot and SharpSpring can help drive inbound and outbound campaigns. These systems also provide database functionality and integrations with customer relationship management tools to synchronize activities and deliver personalized content experiences.

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Four Golden Rules of Newsjacking

Paul Shlackman, March 23rd, 2017

When it all boils down to it, there are a few guaranteed ways to make headlines.

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Improve Your Message with Typography

Stefanie Osmond, March 17th, 2017

Typography plays an important role in a strong brand identity. Make sure you are considering every aspect of typography to communicate the right message.

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How the Economics of Journalism and Fake News Create New Challenges for PR Pros

Michael Bateman, March 10th, 2017

Brands or public figures with an established presence or notoriety in the public eye no longer rely on the reporters to release messages to an audience of millions when they can just tweet about it or post an image to their Facebook page. Now, we are seeing the reporters reacting to these moves rather than […]

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