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Salespeople Need To Improve Their Social Media Skills

Salespeople Need To Improve Their Social Media Skills | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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By Michael Chui (@mchui), Hugo Sarrazin (@HugoSarrazin), and Lareina Yee (@lareinayee) As business-to-business companies rely more on social collaboration tools, some of the biggest gainers are going to be salespeople – and not just because they...

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:10 AM

Salespeople are in flux with social media, find out why

Rim Riahi's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:56 AM

By Michael Chui (@mchui), Hugo Sarrazin (@HugoSarrazin), and Lareina Yee (@lareinayee) As business-to-business companies rely more on social collaboration tools, some of the biggest gainers are going to be salespeople – and not just because they...

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From Now To How: Social, Virtual and Cross Generational Leadership

From Now To How: Social, Virtual and Cross Generational Leadership | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

You can criticize, condemn and complain or imagine, ins…


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:10 AM

We need new leadership.

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Global Leadership in the 21st Century

Global Leadership in the 21st Century | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

What defines global companies and leadership in the 21st century?


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What defines global companies and leadership in the 21st century?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:26 AM

We need a much different leadership approach and an education system that promotes self-directed learning, emotional intelligence, and creative thinking. Those don't exist.

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:36 AM

Findings from a global communications survey say that 'Employee Engagement' will be the most important quality for successful Leadership in 2020 (61%). Remarkable, the leadership quality 'Profitability' only accounts for 7% of the respondents. Also, in 2020, 'Innovation and Meaningful Experiences' will outrank 'Profit' as the most predominant business driver.

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How Social Media Listening Shapes Marketing - Salesforce Marketing Cloud

How Social Media Listening Shapes Marketing - Salesforce Marketing Cloud | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Social media listening should be the outermost frontier of your marketing efforts.


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Social media listening should be the outermost frontier of your marketing efforts.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, April 29, 2013 12:29 AM

Social media listening should be the outermost frontier of your marketing efforts.

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Social Media: Where We Spend Our Time | Heidi Cohen

Social Media: Where We Spend Our Time | Heidi Cohen | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

If you’re looking for your customers, you’ll find them on social media because that's where they spend the largest portion of their time online.


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If you’re looking for your customers, you’ll find them on social media because that's where they spend the largest portion of their time online.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:09 AM

If you’re looking for your customers, you’ll find them on social media because that's where they spend the largest portion of their time online.

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Predicting 2013: 9 Mega-Trends that will shape the next 12 months

Predicting 2013: 9 Mega-Trends that will shape the next 12 months | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Innovation helps to create the future, but the context in which a new idea exists is key to its success. So we combined thinking from ‘Blink’ and the ‘Wisdom of Crowds’ and asked colleagues from a wide range of different industries and markets to give us their top of mind predictions for 2013.


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Innovation helps to create the future, but the context in which a new idea exists is key to its success. So we combined thinking from ‘Blink’ and the ‘Wisdom of Crowds’ and asked colleagues from a wide range of different industries and markets to give us their top of mind predictions for 2013.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 25, 2013 6:45 AM

An insightful look into what experts believe will be key trends in the future.

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Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders

Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Successful collaboration requires leadership. This excerpt from a book by Cisco executives Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese explains the key behaviors that leaders must exhibit to support and enhance collaboration.


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Successful collaboration requires leadership. This excerpt from a book by Cisco executives Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese explains the key behaviors that leaders must exhibit to support and enhance collaboration.

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:14 AM

Values and energy based coaching enable individual to authentic leadership.

 

To overcome the limitations you must understand quickly what is at stake, how to build trust in a short period of time to collaborate and innovate in a fast moving globalized world.

 

www.equanimityexecutive.com

 

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:12 PM

I don't see much evidence in education that small groups are disrupting the status quo. It is more entrenched than ever.

 

ThinDifference's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:38 AM

Great traits:

- Focus on authentic leadership and eschew passive aggressiveness

- Relentlessly pursue transparent decision making

- View resources as instruments of action, not as possessions

- Codify the relationship between decision rights, accountability and rewards

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Avoiding the 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins

Avoiding the 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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Avoiding the 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, April 23, 2013 4:24 AM

As humans, even entrepreneurs must avoid temptations that easily derail success. These tips help you stay on the straight and narrow path to success.

Here some traps that derail leaders from their intended vision:

1. Lust
Entrepreneurs who are seduced by lust will spend much time and money on status items before the business is solid and that may lead to disaster. 
The vision of cash, fame, fast cars, and fancy houses can draw valuable focus, energy, and resources away from what is really important about building a business. 

2. Gluttony
A healthy appetite for business is good, but companies need to grow in a controlled and moderated manner to achieve great success. Entrepreneurs seduced by gluttony will take on too much before their infrastructure is solidly in place, ultimately delivering poor performance and ruining their reputation before it's fully established.

3. Greed
It's important to maximize profits, but not at the expense of the long-term health of your company, industry, and reputation. Entrepreneurs seduced by greed will make immoral decisions that may increase short-term returns via shortsighted policies in pricing, marketing, and personnel, doing damage to their reputation and sustainability.

4. Sloth
Successful entrepreneurs know that hard work is required, and real, sustainable success takes time to develop and prove. Entrepreneurs seduced by sloth will make sloppy choices involving untested business models and marketing techniques, burning valuable resources and putting everyone involved at risk.

5. Wrath
Passion is a critical entrepreneurial component. Uncontrolled passion, however, can lead to irrational behavior and decisions. Entrepreneurs seduced by wrath will let unbridled emotion reign, creating fear, anger,
and destruction internally and externally.

6. Envy
Entrepreneurs seduced by envy will spend much of their time and resources trying to battle and sabotage competition that they will miss their own unique opportunities to perform and maximize growth.

7. Pride
A healthy ego is helpful when building a business. But too much pride can keep you from seeing the necessary truth. Entrepreneurs seduced by pride will insist their ideas are always the best and be closed to outside suggestion just to feed their ego.

Read the article: http://goo.gl/DTF1j

John Michel's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:38 PM

The entrepreneurial life is filled with fun, excitement, and action. It's fast moving and dynamic. It's also filled with many choices. Some lead to happiness and success, but many others lead to destruction and failure. Whether you are an actual entrepreneur or simply entrepreneurial in your role, you are still susceptible to overindulgence.

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Finding Your Passion - Don't Die With Your Music Still Inside Of You!

Finding Your Passion - Don't Die With Your Music Still Inside Of You! | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it
What are you passionate about? Living life without passion is playing small. Be passionate about living your purpose and you will be "living the dream".

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What are you passionate about? Living life without passion is playing small. Be passionate about living your purpose and you will be "living the dream".

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David Hain's curator insight, April 19, 2013 9:51 AM

A really thoughtful and timely artcle from Barry Smith @BLDWhatMatters.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:37 PM

But be compassionate while being passionate. This reminded me of Jon Kabat-Zinns' line: "Find a Job with a capital J and stop doing someone else's work."

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12 Principles of Collaboration

12 Principles of Collaboration | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Twelve collaboration principles that successful organizations follow.


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Twelve collaboration principles that successful organizations follow.

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Paul Thoresen's curator insight, April 21, 2013 10:03 AM

Simple concepts often overlooked. From WIIFM to putting strategy before tech.

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:54 AM

Simple, easy to read, colorful inforgraphic on the 'Principles of Collaboration'. Nice!

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:31 AM

How are you collaborating?

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Performance management: The Jamie Oliver approach to being a ...

Performance management: The Jamie Oliver approach to being a ... | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Human Resource Management (HRM) is a new way of thinking about how people should be managed as employees in the workplace. (A brief history of how the employer-employee relationship was handled before HRM is ...


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Human Resource Management (HRM) is a new way of thinking about how people should be managed as employees in the workplace. (A brief history of how the employer-employee relationship was handled before HRM is ...

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Shape Your Identity Or It Will Shape You

Shape Your Identity Or It Will Shape You | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

“Keep your identity small.” — Paul Graham“Identity” has become somewhat of a dirty word, especially in Silicon Valley circles. In many minds, the word “identity


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“Keep your identity small.” — Paul Graham“Identity” has become somewhat of a dirty word, especially in Silicon Valley circles. In many minds, the word “identity

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Wise Leader™'s curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:28 AM

Have an identity and hold it loosely, but don't let your identity have you!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:51 PM

I prefer the word 'mindful' rather than 'thoughtful'. It is a big difference. I see thoughtful as being part of mindful. The author makes a good point about networks and communities being different. This means we can behave and act differently. Networks may or may not be able to hold people to account whereas a community might be able to.

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Why Baby Boomers and Millennials Make Great Teams

Why Baby Boomers and Millennials Make Great Teams | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

The differing communication style of these two generations can prove to be an asset — if managed correctly.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, John Michel, David Hain
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The differing communication style of these two generations can prove to be an asset — if managed correctly.

 
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John Michel's curator insight, April 7, 2013 6:17 PM

Much has been written stereotyping both the millennial and baby-boomer generations, but the real insight lies in how they work together – if given the right environment.

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How to Create a Captivating Presentation

How to Create a Captivating Presentation | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Terrified of presenting in front of an audience? Or just a little shy? How to take your public speaking ability and slide presentations from uncomfortable to awesome.

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LucaVanin's curator insight, April 22, 4:36 AM

In una sola immagine, la sintesi perfetta (o quasi) della migliore presentazione (o quasi!).

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Connected leadership

Connected leadership | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

How is leadership in a hyper-connected workplace different?  Working smarter in the future workplace starts by organising to embrace networks, manage complexity, and build trust.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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How is leadership in a hyper-connected workplace different?  Working smarter in the future workplace starts by organising to embrace networks, manage complexity, and build trust.

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The Value of Big Data Isn't the Data

The Value of Big Data Isn't the Data | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it's the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But data itself isn't the solution. It's just part of the path to that solution.


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Rim Riahi's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:18 AM

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it's the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But data itself isn't the solution. It's just part of the path to that solution.

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10 Inbound Discoveries That Will Disrupt Marketing Forever | HubSpot

10 Inbound Discoveries That Will Disrupt Marketing Forever | HubSpot | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Today, we’re excited to share the 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report. In this fifth anniversary edition, our largest survey ever, we asked 3,339 marketing professionals from 128 countries to share their perspectives on everything from strategy and organizational alignment to budget and channel management. Because of the breadth of survey respondents and depth of questions asked, some results may look different from what you're used to from past years. We're excited about how robust a data set we had to work with, and think these insights are the most revelatory on the current state of inbound marketing.

 

And here are 10 quick insights from the report, followed by 10 bigger takeaways that we found to be quite remarkable.


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Today, we’re excited to share the 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report. In this fifth anniversary edition, our largest survey ever, we asked 3,339 marketing professionals from 128 countries to share their perspectives on everything from strategy and organizational alignment to budget and channel management. Because of the breadth of survey respondents and depth of questions asked, some results may look different from what you're used to from past years. We're excited about how robust a data set we had to work with, and think these insights are the most revelatory on the current state of inbound marketing.

 

And here are 10 quick insights from the report, followed by 10 bigger takeaways that we found to be quite remarkable.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 24, 2013 2:24 PM

Valuable insight into marketing disruption from HubSpot.

Kathleen Updegraff's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:20 PM

#5 is especially important!

malek's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:38 PM

7) Inbound has shifted where marketers spend resources, and enables them to work smarter

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Improve Your Leadership Presence

Improve Your Leadership Presence | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Muriel Maignan Wilkins, coauthor of Own the Room, breaks executive presence into three essential parts....


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Muriel Maignan Wilkins, coauthor of Own the Room, breaks executive presence into three essential parts....

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David Allen's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:19 AM

3 actionable tips for the leader in you.

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Amanda Blain: » 10 Steps to Developing A Niche Following on Google Plus

Amanda Blain: » 10 Steps to Developing A Niche Following on Google Plus | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Bring people whom you have interacted with into the conversation by using a simple “+Amanda Blain have you tried this wine?” Also remember to +1 people who comment on your posts, as a ‘thank you’.


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Bring people whom you have interacted with into the conversation by using a simple “+Amanda Blain have you tried this wine?” Also remember to +1 people who comment on your posts, as a ‘thank you’.

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malek's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:40 PM

a down-to-earth approach

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, April 24, 2013 4:15 PM

It all comes back to strategy!

Martin Gysler's comment, April 25, 2013 7:28 AM
In my opinion it's important to have a pragmatic approach and a clear strategy to achieve goals in social media. In this sense I agree with you Malek as well as with Dawn.
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Bond Beebe HR Outsourcing – 10 Simple Ideas for Employee Appreciation

Bond Beebe HR Outsourcing – 10 Simple Ideas for Employee Appreciation | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

While formal employee appreciation programs can be extremely beneficial, acknowledging employees can take many forms and can be done without breaking the bank. There are many  cost-effective – and engaging – ways to say “You’re appreciated.”


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While formal employee appreciation programs can be extremely beneficial, acknowledging employees can take many forms and can be done without breaking the bank. There are many  cost-effective – and engaging – ways to say “You’re appreciated.”

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Meetings as relationship-building opportunities | SmartBlogs

Meetings as relationship-building opportunities | SmartBlogs | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Meetings in many organizations have unhealthy hidden agendas, unhealthy conflict and competition, and a rush to action without appropriate dialog.


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Meetings in many organizations have unhealthy hidden agendas, unhealthy conflict and competition, and a rush to action without appropriate dialog.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:36 AM

But only with an intentionally open and curious mind, and a real desire to build relationships.

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The Performance Management Myth - Huffington Post UK (blog)

The Performance Management Myth - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it
The Performance Management Myth
Huffington Post UK (blog)
Over the years, I've designed and delivered a great many programmes aimed at helping managers implement performance management systems.

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The Performance Management Myth 
Huffington Post UK (blog) 
Over the years, I've designed and delivered a great many programmes aimed at helping managers implement performance management systems.

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Fredric Lundgren's curator insight, April 19, 2013 10:44 AM

Research over 14 years by two academics Latham and Locke found that people set hard goals typically perform better than people set moderately difficult or easy goals. All goal setting was better than simply saying 'do your best'.

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Project Management Tools for the Content Creation Process | Social Media Today

Project Management Tools for the Content Creation Process | Social Media Today | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

As content marketing continues to grown, content marketing directors need a scaleable solution for keeping their editorial calendars in check.


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As content marketing continues to grown, content marketing directors need a scaleable solution for keeping their editorial calendars in check.

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Creating a Workplace that Really Works

Creating a Workplace that Really Works | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

A common refrain is, "We have to do more with less." A common result is feelings among employees of overload and burnout. With higher demands and fewer resources, what's the solution?


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A common refrain is, "We have to do more with less." A common result is feelings among employees of overload and burnout. With higher demands and fewer resources, what's the solution?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:54 PM

We will have to be more innovative and creative, but there are some workplaces that need the human touch.

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Six Reasons Why Your PR Campaign Isn't Working | Huffington Post

Six Reasons Why Your PR Campaign Isn't Working | Huffington Post | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

PR is one very important ingredient in the recipe for success, but just like Rome wasn't built in a day, your brand won't be built in a day (or a month or even a year). It takes time and patience to build a long-lasting brand with loyal customers.

 

It's time for some real talk, everyone.

 

Take this scenario: you launched a new product, you hired a PR firm, you paid a hefty monthly retainer, and now you are disappointed. Where are your results? Where is your fame? Why isn't your product selling like a Kardashian perfume?

 

I have worked with a lot of different PR firms, companies and brands. I have worked with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to mother/daughter teams making beauty products in the basement, from celebrities to regular folk. And more times than not, when a PR campaign isn't working, it's due to one of the scenarios below -- but your publicist is too scared to tell you the truth.

 

Here now, the reasons why your PR campaign isn't working...


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PR is one very important ingredient in the recipe for success, but just like Rome wasn't built in a day, your brand won't be built in a day (or a month or even a year). It takes time and patience to build a long-lasting brand with loyal customers.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:37 PM

This is a valuable reality check for businesses hiring PR consultants. if your PR isn't working, you need to rethink.