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Entries from July 27th, 2011

Here’s your good deed for today

July 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · CSR

Although I have always rarely talked about my employer on this blog, I’m always willing to make an exception for a good cause. Today Microsoft (disclosure for anyone other than my mother who reads this blog: my employer) has expanded the company’s software donations program to give more nonprofits access to technology that can help […]

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PR reading for the weekend – July 15, 2011

July 15th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Public Relations

David Reich has a post about a Ragan.com survey that asked what PR people don’t like about PR. Topping the list is ‘cold calling’.  OK I can understand that.  But what was second on the list? What was the second greatest thing that PR people don’t like about PR?  Apparently it’s having their press releases […]

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The magic of words and images

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Off-topic

We’re getting close to the weekend, so here’s some bubble gum for the mind from the ever entertaining British illusionist Derren Brown. If you work in marketing or communications it’s a great illustration of the  power of well written words and visual cues. Both are very smart and well worth the watch… Tweet This Post

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Branson on CSR and Reputation

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments · CSR, Public Relations

Not surprisingly, Richard Branson is always one of the old reliables when it comes to people choosing their ‘most admired business people’.  It’s not by mistake.  Branson represents one of the most acceptable faces of business.  He’s an entrepreneur, an adventurer, a risk taker, but most of all he’s a great boss and by all […]

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