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How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

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Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change. What does Google Instant mean for non-profit organizations?

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How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

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Also… Image: Thom Watson via Flickr, Creative Commons OK, I’ll stop now, I can see you rolling your eyes, going, “Come on, act your age.&#

Talking The Social Media Walk

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Image: Lars Plougmann via Flickr, Creative Commons Really, if you just read through the comments, there’s your follow-up blog post… but since I promised you one, you’re getting one.

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

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Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). What do they have in common?

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

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There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

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Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. Image: Gitgat via Flickr , Creative Commons Instead, speak up and join the conversation.

Simply The Best

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Image: sahmeepee via Flickr , Creative Commons The Best means that you are indubitably, unequivocally, indisputably the best in who you are, what you do, and what you stand for, no matter who – or what – else you are compared with, or what others might be exposed to.

So What Will You Have For Lunch?

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Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to , I can share it with you. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Weekly Roundup: The Holly And The Ivy

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Image: Cornelia Kopp via Flickr, Creative Commons My husband is… well, I’m not quite sure what he’s doing, but he’s probably puttering around happily (that’s what married couples do, we putter companionably).

Conch and Drum

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Image: Arindam Bhattacharjee via Flickr, Creative Commons If I were back in Kolkata, I’d be hearing conchs and drums from dusk till dawn.

Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos

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Image: Derrick Coetzee via Flickr , Creative Commons Seems to me both are somewhat extraordinary, perhaps exaggerated and possibly exciting.

How To Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization


It offers some distinct advantages over other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter that can be a powerful way to augment your organization’s community outreach and inbound marketing. It’s best to use your own organization’s images or images that you buy to tell your story.

Does your organization need a social media policy?


Well, maybe, maybe not. Tip o’the hat to Liam Barrington Bush aka @hackofalltrades. The flowchart is funny, but the reasoning behind it is pretty serious. Do you trust your staff? If not, why are they your staff?

PKM and the Organization - Pollard

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Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. The PKM-Enabled Organization. In other words, most executives either do not see KM as strategic to their organizations, or have lost faith that investment in KM offers an appropriate ROI. And the creative people who often had the Knowledge Director thrust upon them conceived of KM as a means for increasing organizational innovation, customer satisfaction and employee retention.

Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization by Jon Husband. He wisely chose the Linux Project as the initiative from which to draw inferences about decentralized organization. Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts: Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners

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Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. At the conference EduMedia 2008, TENCompetence Special Technology Track "Technology Support for Self-Organized Learners" I presented my ideas and gained experience with Start pages and their possibilities for building the learning and research environments for Self-organized learners. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Lea.

24+ Sites to Find Free Images You Would Actually Use for Your Marketing

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But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image from scratch. What is Creative Commons? Here at Buffer, we think a lot about visual content.

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The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Reply Preston Ehrler July 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm This issue is not only common, per your evidence, in the Social Media circle, but has permeated every corner of the business world. Very grateful to have wonderful people to work with – an animal advocacy organization.

PR Ethics … “You CAN Handle the Truth”

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But how should we, as public-facing representatives of an organization, be expected to tell those publics what’s going on or what we’re planning without causing even further damage to our organizational reputation? Image: James & Carol Lee via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0.

Rules of Engagement


So your photo can end up in an ad for a product, service or organization you don’t want to be associated with while Twitpic gets the money. For example, rarely will an attorney even mention Creative Commons when discussing copyright issues.

Ready Yourself Now for a Mobile Only Future

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Of course, as you figure out what automation works for your mobile-only marketing , you will most likely take advantage of a wide range of templates through which you and your organization can provide instant alerts, surveys and other important messages for your customers.

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There is no change without conversation


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A Case Study: Orchestrating a Harmonious Message

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The nonprofit has evolved from an annual choir concert into an organization with dozens of programs and hundreds of volunteers who contribute more than 16,000 hours of volunteer service each year. Image by stevepb via Pixabay, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Heather Whaling.

Trust Me, I’m a Communicator

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However, today, accusations of falsehood and deliberate deception are eroding trust in our profession by both those stakeholders we need to do our jobs as well as those we hope to engage in order to provide the maximum value to our companies, organizations or clients.

[Cool Infographic Friday] 20 Captivating Marketing Statistics


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13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

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Licensing: Free (public domain) & Creative Commons. Price range: Public domain & Creative Commons. Licensing: Public domain & Creative Commons. Licensing: Creative Commons. Licensing: Creative Commons.

How Brands Can Celebrate Juneteenth on Social Media


Use your social platforms to put a spotlight on Black-owned businesses and Black-led community organizations. with a Black influencer or community organizer in your industry. . A post shared by hella creative (@wearehellacreative) on Jun 6, 2020 at 4:57pm PDT.

Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

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These messages are tired and far from creative. Instead of following the herd to captivate and activate your audience you must flex your creative muscles. On one hand, it could miss key audience segments who may think it is a feminist organization and miss the fitness aspect entirely.

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The Internet's Own Boy (A Movie You Have To Watch)

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I heard his name only a couple of times as he was one of the people involved in the development of RSS , the organization Creative Commons , and the founding of Reddit. Along with those roles, he was also a writer, political organizer and Internet activist.

Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? Understanding Image Copyright


Check out the World Intellectual Property Organization FAQs. Common contexts for fair use include criticism, news reporting, teaching, or research. Is the copyrighted work highly creative, or more fact-based? What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons search portal.

Career Development Tips for the 2018 Professional

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Most organizations expect you to be productive and can potentially create unnecessary stress. Find a Sponsor in Your Organization. Image: Alexis Brown via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Makeda Waterman.

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Inspiring Communications: What You Make Is Not What You Do

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I went to work for another organization that was going through a rebranding effort. Their methodology, over the years, had been adopted by healthcare organizations and they could show (and did show in their annual report) improvements in key metrics like preventive care.

15 Metrics You Should Measure in Content Marketing

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One of the most commonly used metrics to measure the success of any content marketing campaign is the number of unique visitors who view the content in a given timeframe. Organic Traffic. Image by Markus Spiske via Unsplash, CC0 Creative Commons.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Women dominate social media


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#MeasurePR Memory (August 2018): Travel and Tourism Edition

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The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity in the travel and tourism industry! Image: Deanna Ritche via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0.

It’s As If Those Parkland Kids Learned from a Pro

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The campaign was affiliated with a major intergovernmental organization (the United Nations), so there are many sub-organizations with similar-sounding names. Image: Elliot Sloman via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Paula Kiger.

Content marketing: feeling ripped off?

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Official Creative Commons logo. Just last week an organization wholly-unconnected to a recent client project presented Thornley Fallis produced videos as their own work. Your content marketing program is taking off. You’ve spent the time, resources and effort required to develop original, compelling stories, videos, podcasts and photographs and it’s starting to pay off in terms of website traffic, enhanced reputation and sales enquiries. Good for you.

There is no change without conversation


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Command Attention by Telling Your Company’s Story

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Every Organization Needs a Story. Every company, every organization, every person, needs to do a better job telling their story. By harnessing the power of storytelling, you can break down walls, build affinity and better position yourself, and your organization, for success.

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

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Photo courtesy of functoruser on Flickr via Creative Commons license. If your blog is for your company or organization, maybe it’s time to find a way to connect with your customers. Photo courtesy of skpy on Flickr via Creative Commons license.

10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

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Their engagement should be measured through a wide variety of key performance indicators and how those indicators meet the goals of their organization. Blogs are ways to feature the people that work in an organization.

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It is important that you have a system wherein you can organize your communication.