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Driving the Election Home

Car services are not just for a night out on the town, and Uber is now being used in “making voting cool again,” said Rich Masterson, CEO of VoterDrive. VoterDrive, a campaign in partnership with Uber and APCO Worldwide, was used throughout election day to give free rides, up to $10 each way, to election […]

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Starbucks Debuts “Upstanders” Series to Inspire Change

In an effort to break down barriers and the cynicism fueling the country, Starbucks debuted “Upstanders,” its first original content podcast series that aims to inspire Americans to focus on what brings us together using kind acts of compassion and humility.  “Upstanders” features 10 stories about 10 people going above and beyond to help inspire […]

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Colin Kaepernick Sparks a National Conversation

At the start of each football season I try to prepare myself for the influx of weekly posts online about athletes, teams and the best plays of the week. However, the start of this season had a different message to send. On Aug. 26, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the […]

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Instagram Stories: How Are Our Platforms Merging?

Snapchat stories are a great way for businesses and celebrities to give a candid look at what their products and personal lives are really like. After 24 hours, the story disappears. Recently, Instagram added a new feature where users can also post stories, which will disappear after 24 hours as well, and populate the top […]

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What PR Practitioners Can Learn From the Lochte Scandal

Many of us have heard the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a folktale where neighboring villagers come to the defense of a boy who claims he has seen a dangerous wolf that was never really there. When the wolf does show up and he yells, no one is there to come to his […]

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Tweet With Care: The Olympic Social Media Controversy

The whole world has been talking about the 2016 Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janeiro this month. However, on social media, many businesses and brands throughout the United States have been uncharacteristically silent — even those who have sponsored winning athletes on the “Road to Rio.” The reason? U.S. Code Chapter 2205, the […]

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PRSA Grant Funds Diversity in Public Relations Initiative

For the third consecutive year, the PRSA Foundation has awarded a grant to DePaul University and Midtown Center for Boys to encourage Chicago minority high school students to pursue a career in public relations or journalism through a seven-week intensive apprenticeship. As part of this program, students produce several issues of a newspaper called the […]

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5 Things PR Pros Can Learn From the National Conventions

You may have seen #DNCinPhilly or #RNCinCLE while scrolling through your Twitter feed in the last few weeks and wondered, “What are the national conventions event about?” A national convention is an event where each political party nominates a presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate. Delegates from each state attend the convention and cast a […]

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The Revival of the #IceBucketChallenge

In the summer of 2014, #IceBucketChallenge was trending and over 17 million people dumped ice on their heads (or a friend’s) in the name of raising money for ALS research. This viral craze raised over $115 million and the funds did not go to waste. Two years later, the ALS Association has made a breakthrough […]

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Brexit and the Future of European Public Relations

In a world where global and cultural literacy is becoming increasingly important, public relations plays a vital role in various aspects of the international arena. From foreign diplomacy to domestic policy, it takes strategic communication skills to bring countries together and build support on both foreign and familiar soil. In alliances such as the European […]

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