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Powerful PR Strategies for Success (Collection) by Deirdre K. Breakenridge, Brian Solis

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Foreword

Of all the industries to be affected by the massive changes brought about by social media, Public Relations has been on the front lines since the beginning. The reason is simple: Much of social media is done in public, by the public, and the dynamics that have shaped public relations in the past (media relations, interactions with opinion leaders and influencers, and of course, crisis/reputation management) are not only present in social media, but often accentuated and amplified by it.

Recent history is filled with scores of examples of how “social” has dramatically affected brands and even business functions beyond reputation—from “Dell Hell” to “Motrin Moms” to Kenneth Cole promoting his brand at the expense of those sacrificing during ...

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