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Original, great and valuable

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In marketing and PR we spend a lot of time trying to come up with “original” and/or “great” ideas. The quest for these Holy Grails is especially prevalent on the creative side, but also permeates other less artistic subfields of our little world. “Original” and/or “great” are pretty tough. Sometimes they happen….

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4 PR lessons from Guru’s music

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April 19th marks the first anniversary of Guru’s death. What a tremendous loss for Hip Hop. He embodied the best of the genre and culture. In Guru’s life and music there are a myriad of lessons for PR pros. Here’s a cursory list of four, culled from my favourite Guru/Gangstarr songs: It’s mostly tha voice: Guru’s self-described…

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21 things PR is not

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As a profession, it is incumbent upon us to educate people on what we can do for organizations. Specifically, this means explaining how our work benefits bottom line goals. Part of this is showing and telling people what PR is and isn’t. I’ll begin today with a quick checklist of what…

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