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Apr 23, 2014

Internet Defamation and Need to Know Marketing Law [infographic]

Internet Defamation and Need to Know Marketing Law [infographic]

When you think of legal issues with which marketing companies must contend, intellectual property and false advertising usually come to mind. But as the world becomes ever more interconnected, online defamation is quickly becoming a major issue for web development and marketing firms.

So, let’s review some marketing defamation basics.

Libel and slander are oft-threatened legal actions, but a lot…

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Apr 23, 2014

Edelman Names Russell Dubner U.S. President and CEO

Edelman Names Russell Dubner U.S. President and CEO

Russell DubnerBig news from Edelman PR today, the firm has named Russell Dubner as President and CEO of Edelman U.S., to be effective July 1. According to the press from the firm Dubner will oversee the firm’s largest operation of 14 offices. Dubner succeeds Mark Hass, who is leaving the firm.

Matthew Harrington, global chief operating officer, to whom Dubner will ultimately report, offered this via the press…

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Apr 23, 2014

Lilo’s List makes for unfortunate PR

Lilo’s List makes for unfortunate PR

Lindsay Lohan It comes as a surprise to exactly no one that Lindsay Lohan has major Public Relations problems. The child star, turned adult actress, turned poster child for “What Can Go Wrong With Child Stars” is back in the news again for all the wrong reasons.  Who can even remember the last time Lohan was in the middle for something even remotely positive?

Lohan appeared on a talk show to promote the finale…

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Apr 22, 2014

David A. Steinberg On Telecom Companies Benefiting from Big Data

David A. Steinberg On Telecom Companies Benefiting from Big Data

David A. SteinbergWhen we read about Big Data, it’s as if writers act like it is the “method of the future,” as if companies are not already implementing and benefiting from the Big Data revolution. The reality is, Big Data has already been here for some time, and the reasons why other industries are beginning to take notice is because it has been so successful for others.

If it weren’t for several pioneering…

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Apr 21, 2014

Putin Remains The King Of Media… And Of Russia

Putin Remains The King Of Media… And Of Russia

While the world waits to see if an actual war will erupt between Russia and Ukraine, the communications battle continues. As one who owns a PR agency, and is married to a Ukrainian born, Russian-speaking wife who watches Russian TV daily, I have unique insight in this arena.

Vladimir Putin. on Direct Line recently - Courtesy the Kremlin

Vladimir Putin. on Direct Line recently – Courtesy the Kremlin

Ukrainians watch Russian TV – which is very pro-Putin and it…

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Apr 20, 2014

How Businesses Can Learn From Kim Kardashian [by Ronn Torossian

How Businesses Can Learn From Kim Kardashian [by Ronn Torossian

Kim Kardashian She may just be one of many pretty faces in her family’s ensemble cast reality show, but Kim Kardashian has once again found a way to stand out from the rest of her famous friends and relatives. And, she’s gone right back to the talent that brought her to the ball to begin with. Kardashian’s hot bikini spreads in US Magazine put the focus of the “K Family” conversation squarely back on Kim.

Kim…

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PR Tips for Startups [infographic from 5WPR]

5W Public Relations has created a nice infographic about PR Tips for Startups, we thought we’d share.
Apr 19, 2014 / 2 notes

PR Tips for Startups [infographic from 5WPR]

5W Public Relations has created a nice infographic about PR Tips for Startups, we thought we’d share.

Apr 19, 2014 / 1 note

Why Twitter Should Be A NATO “No Fly Zone”

Why Twitter Should Be A NATO “No Fly Zone”

The situation in Ukraine is the most dire breakage of world detentes since the Cuban Missile Crisis in the JFK administration. Since the fall of Soviet Russia, NATO has expanded relentlessly to virtually encircle Russia. Today, everyone from the US Secretary of State to the commanding generals of NATO and US forces seems hell bent on escalating the situation. What you are about to read is a…

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