Egypt: Tops and Flops in international PR

Today our series features Fatma Ahmed of MeaComS, GlobalCom PR Network partner in Egypt, who gives us some insights into “Tops and Flops” in the Middle East market.*

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The Evolution of Visual Social Media

This post was first published by Becca Crouse on March Communications‘ blog PR Nonsense.

According to a Fast Company article, visual social media has evolved tremendously over the years. Syracuse University’s social media professor, Dr. William J. Ward, says, “Blogs were one of the earliest forms of social networking where people were writing 1,000 words. When we moved to status updates on Facebook, our posts became shorter. Then micro-blogs like Twitter came along and shortened our updates to 140 characters. Now we are even skipping words altogether and moving towards more visual communication with social-sharing sites like Pinterest.“

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Sweden: Tops and Flops in international PR

Today our series features Henrik Sjöbert of Springtime, GlobalCom PR Network partner in Sweden, who gives us some insights into “Tops and Flops” in the Swedish market.*

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PR is …

Do you know the facebook group „I work in PR and my family and friends have no idea what I do?” That seems to be the faith of most of PR people and trying to explain what it actually is what we do in a few short sentences is a real challenge. The Public Relations Society of America even did a campaign last year and came up with:

“Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relations between organizations and their publics.”

Hmmmm — says everything and nothing? Read more

Does Apple Mistreat Early Adopters?

This post was first published by Doug Flora on March Communications‘ blog PR Nonsense.

I’m not an Apple die-hard, because I like brand variety in my life. I have a phone running Android, a PC running Windows and an iPad to quench my tablet needs. The iPad is the first Apple computer I’ve had since the Macintosh Performa (complete with CD-ROM and modem!) my family owned in the early to mid-nineties, and I’ve found it to be a great tool and an elegant, highly functional device. I sing its praises plenty.

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Japan: Tops and Flops in international PR

Today our series features Mervin Chin of Kyodo PR (http://www.kyodo-pr.eu/), GlobalCom PR Network partner in Japan, who gives us some insights into “Tops and Flops” in the Japanese market.

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3 Social Media Platforms that Eliminate Holiday Stress

This post was first published by Andrea Proulx on March Communications‘ blog PR Nonsense.

The holiday season is a stressful time for everyone. Whether it’s preparing for the big Thanksgiving dinner, a tight holiday gift budget, or a lack of gift ideas for family and friends, everyone feels it in one way or another. In fact, a recent survey found that 69 percent of people say they don’t have enough time to prepare for the holidays, 69 percent don’t have enough money, and 51 percent of people feel pressure to either give or receive gifts. Luckily, many social media platforms offer many ways to make your holiday season a breeze. Here are three outlets to help you save time, money, and give you brag worthy holiday ideas.

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Saudi Arabia: Tops and Flops in international PR

Today our series features Wael Sabri, Managing Director of Global Arabia

(http://www.globalarabia.com/), GlobalCom PR Network’s partner agency in Saudi Arabia – who gives us some insights into “Tops and Flops” in the Arabian market.

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Major U.S. Brands Offer Support During Hurricane Sandy

This post was first published by Steph Jackman on March Communications‘ blog PR Nonsense.

On Monday, the North East was struck by Hurricane Sandy, leaving millions without power, 40 dead on the East Coast so far, and the cost of property damage and lost business potentially reaching $20 billion.

Many have stepped up to the plate to help, offering services to those affected by the natural disaster. Google, for example,  launched ‚Public Alerts‚ on Maps and Search. Read more