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How Entrepreneurs Benefit From 3 Types of Failure

Nobody goes into business to fail — but perhaps they should. Both scholarly research and practical experience indicate that failing can often provide an entrepreneur with an invaluable opportunity to learn and benefit. Failure, it turns out, often lays the…

December 21, 2015

5 PR lessons from ‘Star Wars’

The many mentors I have had the chance to work with during more than seven years at High Road taught me a lot, but I wouldn’t be the PR pro I am today if it was not for Master Yoda’s…

December 17, 2015

Twitter Finds Growing Business Pairing Internet Stars With Big Brands

Twitter’s struggle to attract new users has weighed on the company’s advertising business. In October, Twitter issued a fourth-quarter sales outlook that was below what many analysts expected and reported yet another quarter of slowing user growth. And this spring,…

December 17, 2015

4 ways PR pros can extend the life of their content

Have you ever spent hours developing a presentation for an upcoming industry conference or panel that will be forgotten just as quickly as the event for which you created it? Did you and your team take weeks to develop a…

December 10, 2015

64 tips for your Instagram campaigns

Instagram has grown profoundly in the three years since Facebook purchased it. Although the service has only recently opened to marketers, its potential as a vehicle to reach consumers and tell stories in an interesting, profound way is clear. The…

November 10, 2015

5 reasons for PR pros to be thankful

A close friend recently was diagnosed with hypertension. This is surprising because he’s 39, fit, works out every day, eats healthy, doesn’t drink or smoke, and has no family history of hypertension. His physician concluded that the likely cause of…

October 28, 2015

Howard Behar: What You Can Learn About Branding From Starbucks

I spoke to Howard Behar, who is the former president of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International about how the Starbucks culture has changed since he was leading it, his business growth and branding philosophy, how to…

October 23, 2015

10 PR behaviors that scare off reporters

PR pros’ media relations strategies can run from excellent to downright scary. Though some journalists might like to get spooked during the Halloween season with a scary movie or a haunted house, sending them overly aggressive pitches or becoming too personal…

October 22, 2015

Black Celebrity Giving and Hip Hop Gives Back Presents: “The Art of Giving – How Hip Hop Changed the World” Art Exhibit and Panel Discussion

Over the A3C/BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend, Black Celebrity Giving, Hip Hop Gives Back , Respect Magazine, The Resource Guild and Art on the Wall hosted the Official Art of Giving Art Exhibit Launch and Panel Discussion at Studio No.7….

October 13, 2015

7 ways PR pros can be productive on social media

It is possible to be on social media for three hours every day but be productive for only five of those minutes. That’s a lot of time wasted, even if you were on one of the most powerful places on…

October 13, 2015