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Snark Gone Bad Can Lead to Workplace Abuse

By Dawn Stranne, President, Dawn Stranne & Associates   Happy Snark Free Day! Today, our group of public relations professionals from every corner of America asks everyone to take some time to think about the power of words and to be snark free, just for a day. Snark gone bad can cross over the ugly line into bullying at the office. For most of us, we probab […] Read the rest on PRCGPowerlines.com

Snark Free Day Returns (Let the retorts begin)

By Felicia Knight, President, The Knight Canney Group When PRConsultants Group, a national consortium of public relations and communications professionals launched the first annual Snark Free Day last year, the response from some quarters was predictable—even funny. Turns out, some people are just too damned cool to lose the snark, if only for 24 hours. It’s […] Read the rest on PRCGPowerlines.com

A Gaming Convention Comes to Town

By Stacia Kirby, president of Kirby Communications When a big convention rolls into town, many of the locals brace themselves for a takeover as their downtown becomes crowded, hotels and restaurants full. Combine that with a lack of understanding as to who is exactly coming to town, and you have a classic case of a PR challenge. Back in 2003, Gen Con “The Be […] Read the rest on PRCGPowerlines.com

If you want a good PR person, hire a soccer player

By Margaret Nathan, Partner at Strategic Communication, Inc. In a recent article in The New York Times, the great David Brooks wrote an article about the difference between baseball and soccer. He posed the question: Is life more like baseball, or is it more like soccer? He then went on to quote, “as Simon Critchley pointed out recently in The New York Revie […] Read the rest on PRCGPowerlines.com

Choose the “Right” Charitable Nonprofit

By Tom Garrity, President of  The Garrity Group Previously, we’ve discussed what nonprofits can do to increase their relevance before their target audiences. Today, we’ll tackle some thoughts on things that corporate leaders should consider when identifying ways to contribute time and resources for a nonprofit or community issue: Look at existing resources – […] Read the rest on PRCGPowerlines.com

Learnable Lessons for NYT Leaked Digital Report

An internal New York Times report on its digital prowess is an unzipped view of the struggles traditional media faces in the new age. The report is lengthy, but the NiemanLab has issued a (long) summary that is worth the time of all public relations and outreach professionals, and arguably for any kind of company. The NYT is repeatedly beat on its own storie […] Read the rest on PRCGPowerlines.com

Why “Duh” Research Helps Public Relations

To quote Nuke Laloosh, the dim and trim rookie baseball pitcher played by Tim Robbins in Bull Durham, “winning is like, you know, better than losing.”  Well duh. The same reaction applies to “duh” research – those kind of studies that confirm the obvious like rain makes things wet.  While such a grasp of reality is hardly remarkable, the human behavior behin […] Read the rest on PRCGPowerlines.com