Enter Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards to showcase your impressive internal campaigns, content, projects, intranets and inspiring workplaces. The deadline is Oct. 4.

TODAY’S HEADLINES – 09.17.2019  
 
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RAGAN AWARDS

Share your amazing internal comms—and workplaces

Enter Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards to showcase your impressive internal campaigns, content, projects, intranets and inspiring workplaces. The deadline is Oct. 4.


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CONFERENCE ALERT

3 ways to help your executives thrive in the digital world

Discover how to help them create an engaging digital presence during this can’t-miss conference in Washington, D.C.


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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Hong Kong seeks to hire PR crisis firm—but finds no takers

The city discovered that no global agency was ready to mop up its reputational mess as pro-democracy protestors have revealed cracks in public perception of the Asian business hub.



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MORNING SCOOP

Bstroy’s bullet-riddled hoodies spark backlash, Gen Z stresses out over news and social media, and Tinder wraps original series

Also: NBCUniversal launches ‘Peacock’ streaming service, AT&T disputes fraud claims, Snapchat takes swing at transparency on political ads, and more.


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SOCIAL MEDIA

11 musts for creating outstanding social media memes

Your online audiences don’t want a barrage of self-promotional twaddle. Instead, mix things up a bit with lighthearted text emblazoned over a striking image. Here are the keys to success.


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CONTENT MARKETING

Infographic: How to capture the Gen Z demographic

These young consumers are becoming ever more influential. Here are tips for how to earn their attention and loyalty.


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PR DAILY AWARDS

Does your visual content captivate and inspire audiences?

Enter PR Daily’s Video & Visual Awards to earn recognition for the compelling stories you told. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1.



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PR

Why you don’t need a bigger training budget

See how even the smallest comms teams are getting robust training without breaking the bank.


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MARKETING

Influencer fraud’s $1.3B price tag—and how marketers can respond

A new study says companies will waste big bucks on posers with fake followers and over-hyped promises, but industry insiders say it presents an opportunity for savvy pros.


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MORNING SCOOP

NASCAR alters stance on guns, GM workers strike, and Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

Also: Google’s tribute to B.B. King, smaller followings produce better engagement, how PR pros feel about crowdsourcing information, and more.


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WRITING & EDITING

How writers can embrace being edited

The professional nitpicker is your friend—honest. The seemingly arbitrary changes and brutal hacking of your magnificent prose are purposeful. Here’s what you should know.



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SOCIAL MEDIA

8 ways to engage on LinkedIn to boost your PR and marketing efforts

Branding and drumming up business are accentuated by interaction, and the professional network is ideal for just that. Not sure how to make the most of the platform? Have a look.


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MEDIA RELATIONS

Win journalists over in 4 steps

Tired of having your press releases and pitches ignored? Three former journalists share four frequently overlooked methods to turn heads and earn headlines.


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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT

Most employees believe workers should speak out

The majority of U.S. employees believe they should use their voice to speak on current topics, even if it’s critical of their employer.


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