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Social media helping police save lives and fight crime

Social media helping police save lives and fight crime | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- More law enforcement agencies across Texoma are using social media to inform the public, even help them solve crimes. News 12 spoke to two police departments who tell us how they are making Facebook work for them.
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How to Use Visual Content for Real-Time Engagement

How to Use Visual Content for Real-Time Engagement | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Is visual content part of your social media strategy?Is your content flexible enough to engage fans in real time?
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After Charlie Hebdo, An Acute "PR Dilemma" For Big Oil - Forbes

After Charlie Hebdo, An Acute "PR Dilemma" For Big Oil - Forbes | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Big Oil is caught on the horns of a dilemma: to move its offshore rigs efficiently, it must pay homage to a Nazi war criminal.
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6 ways to prevent PR burnout

6 ways to prevent PR burnout | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Long hours, tight deadlines, and high stress are facts of life in the PR profession, but there are mechanisms to help you cope and keep your enthusiasm.
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Public Relations Prep - Balancing A Digital Media Press Release Workflow

Public Relations Prep - Balancing A Digital Media Press Release Workflow | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Writing a press release may seem like a simple exercise, but the actual construction requires many professional communication skills acting in unison.
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Social media account shames those who don't shovel sidewalks - WPVI-TV

Social media account shames those who don't shovel sidewalks - WPVI-TV | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
People are taking to social media to call out people who don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm.
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7 things blamed on social media - The Week Magazine

7 things blamed on social media - The Week Magazine | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
From syphilis outbreaks to Mubarak's downfall...
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Social Media New Year's Resolutions [Infographic] - Business 2 Community

With the New Year come the New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe yours is going to the gym, learning a new language or even just relaxing more. Whatever your personal resolutions might be, there’s also a…
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Despite competition, YouTube is still the champ - Mashable

Despite competition, YouTube is still the champ - Mashable | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations. Over the past year, the online...
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Here Are the Top Branded Instagram Videos of 2014

Here Are the Top Branded Instagram Videos of 2014 | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Since debuting the weekly branded Instagram video charts several months ago, we've learned that marketers who were dedicated to this increasingly important social space were consistently the ones winning.
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Top trending YouTube videos of 2014 -

Top trending YouTube videos of 2014 - | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Google have just released their annual “YouTube Rewind” video which references some of the top trending YouTube videos of 2014..
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If Everyone Hates Selfies, Why Do They Get So Many Likes?

If Everyone Hates Selfies, Why Do They Get So Many Likes? | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
If selfies are so silly, why do they get higher rates of social media engagement?
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How to use Twitter and Twitter hashtags for business

How to use Twitter and Twitter hashtags for business | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Q&A about how to user Twitter for business - Learn about twitter hashtags, getting more followers and finding relevant conversations.
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Free Social Media Marketing Resources Kit

Free Social Media Marketing Resources Kit | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
A collection of checklists, guides, graphics, and stock photos to help provide social media marketing resources for beginners and experts alike.
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How to Optimize Blog Images for Social Posts

How to Optimize Blog Images for Social Posts | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Visual content is more than 40 times more likely to get shared on social media. But I learned there’s quite a bit more to it than that.
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New Media & The PR Pro: A Look Ahead - Forbes

I can’t decide whether these are the best of times or the worst of times for public relations professionals. Clearly, we’re thriving in a changed and changing world that, frankly, is not well suited to those accustomed to the status quo.
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DC Influencers Spend More on Advertising and PR Than Lobbying - TIME

DC Influencers Spend More on Advertising and PR Than Lobbying - TIME | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
It's part of a shift toward "soft lobbying" that seeks to influence Congress indirectly.
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19 free social media analytics tools

19 free social media analytics tools | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
When budget allocations are at a premium (and when aren't they?) metrics are crucial. Here are some terrific online helpers.
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Facebook Shares More Evidence That Facebook Video Is Really Big

Facebook Shares More Evidence That Facebook Video Is Really Big | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
In the last year, video posts on the social network have increased 75% globally and 94% in the U.S. and the amount of video in News Feeds has increased 360%.
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Leadership and Transparency 2015: The Social Media Imperative - Huffington Post

Leadership and Transparency 2015: The Social Media Imperative - Huffington Post | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
By the time "trends" get mentioned in new year forecast blog posts, they can be a little more "old" than "news." Though forward motion is always worth celebrating, change usually happens more slowly....
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YouTube is not enough: Facebook video is essential for brands

YouTube is not enough: Facebook video is essential for brands | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Native Facebook videos have performed increasingly well for brands, while Facebook posts featuring YouTube videos have suffered declining engagement.
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Social Media Monitoring to Assess Corporate Threats - Business 2 Community

Social Media Monitoring to Assess Corporate Threats - Business 2 Community | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
As police departments around the country monitor social media more aggressively as a result of the murder of two New York City police officers, public relations departments in corporations, governmen…...
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The new Mad Men: How public relations firms have emerged from the shadows - Financial Post

The new Mad Men: How public relations firms have emerged from the shadows - Financial Post | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
The rise of social media coupled with social responsibility are moving public relations professionals from the backroom to the forefront of brand development
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Are You Ready for a #TwitterChat? - Pipeliner CRM Blog

Are You Ready for a #TwitterChat? - Pipeliner CRM Blog | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
The basics you need to know if you are contemplating participating in or hosting a TwitterChat.
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5 terrible headline habits

5 terrible headline habits | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Grabbing readers' attention is paramount in today's barrage of information. Here are some common, terrible tactics, and how you can reach your audience more effectively.
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Will We Finally Be Able to Search Facebook Posts?

Will We Finally Be Able to Search Facebook Posts? | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
The social network says it will give English-language users in the United States the ability to search the content of Facebook posts to unearth specific bits of information that are currently difficult to find among the more than one trillion posts...
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