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Top Skills for 2016 from LinkedIn

This list of the top 25 skills that can make you more marketable in 2016 and beyond was published on the Official LinkedIn blog.   The data was gathered by analyzing all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on LinkedIn in 2015 to find the 25 hottest skills required.  Since LinkedIn has access to […]

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Using the Right Social Media Language

GUEST POST by Mike Falkow, Creative Director of Meritus Media   Social media has become the elephant in the room when it comes to business nowadays. Either you’re using it effectively, or you may as well not be using it at all. Many young folk assume that they because they know how to use it […]

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New Twitter Rules Good for Brand Storytelling

  Twitter rules have always restricted content to 140-characters. We’ve all learned to write short, pithy comments making every character count. There have been changes in the Twitter look and feel over time, but the character count has always been the main feature. Last week Twitter announced some new rules that relax the character count.Thankfully […]

Content Marketing

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Why Small Businesses Need PR

  Every small business owner is concerned about the bottom line.  How to make more sales, be more productive, cut costs and increase the ROI.  That, after all, is what business is all about – profit. In this  drive to make a profit the focus tends to get stuck on marketing, sales, production and income.  […]

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Google’s Mobile Update and Online Visibility

    Friday’s #DigitalPR Twitter chat with Rafferty Pendery was all about the need for businesses to embrace mobile and prepare for Googles’s next mobile update.  Here is the transcript: Q1:  83% of small businesses say a website gives them a competitive advantage – is this any site or is it only true of a […]

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New PR Skills Needed to Fill Talent Gap

The Holmes Global Communication Report 2016 revealed that in-house execs and agency leaders agree that talent is the top challenge for PR today. Although the outlook for growth is good, there is concern that the industry is not adapting fast enough to the new media landscape and there is a lack of talent to allow […]

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Content Strategy Challenges for Digital Marketers

The next #DigitalPR chat on Twitter is Friday April 1, 2016 Time: 10 am Pacific and 1 pm Eastern. Topic:  Content Marketing Challenges- strategy, planning, content creation and distribution Guest:  Brandon Andersen, Chief Strategist Ceralytics.  Previously Marketing Director for Cision. @andersenology Here are the questions I’ll be asking Brandon: Q1:  Can you define strategy and […]