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Poor employee performance could reflect poor leadership

Poor employee performance could reflect poor leadership | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
Whenever managers talk to me about work issues, the conversation inevitably turns to employees seeming to “not listen.” Evidence?
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News Discovery: Here's The Cream of the Crop - Best Apps and Services To Find The News You Like

News Discovery: Here's The Cream of the Crop - Best Apps and Services To Find The News You Like | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a good and well written overview of some of the best news discovery tools out there.

 

These services, generally avaliable as mobile apps and/or desktop tools, aggregate a large number of relevant news sources in different categories of interest, and leverage in many cases your Facebook and Twitter network of contacts to suggest the type of stories you may be interested in the most.

 

Covered in the article:

Pulse Zite Google Currents Flipboard Taptu Prismatic News.me LinkedIN Today The Browser Longreads

and more

 

Excellent overview. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2012/jul/17/what-is-new-news-aggregation

 

 


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The Difference Between Strategists and Strategic Planners - LDRLB

The Difference Between Strategists and Strategic Planners - LDRLB | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it

...An organization’s best strategists are in the C-Suite, and the CEO is usually the catalyst. C-Suite strategists can draft an effective Strategic Plan within a day because they have an intimate knowledge of the business and are constantly thinking strategically. The best ones bring clarity and purpose to a document that can be written on just one piece of paper.

 

Here are the key differences between the species...


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New Data Shows Pinterest Users Look But Don't Buy - Forbes

New Data Shows Pinterest Users Look But Don't Buy - Forbes | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
In the kind of contradictory report usually reserved for dietary claims, recently released data suggests that Pinterest is surprisingly ineffective in driving people to buy things on the Internet.
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Cleaning up Cairo through compost - Egypt Independent

Cleaning up Cairo through compost - Egypt Independent | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
Cleaning up Cairo through compostEgypt IndependentWould you be able to produce absolutely no garbage or waste for an entire week? Amid the heaps of garbage piled along Cairo's streets, one small group of ...

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A Tipping Point on Sustainability Disclosure in Rio? - Forbes

A Tipping Point on Sustainability Disclosure in Rio? - Forbes | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
Environmental FinanceA Tipping Point on Sustainability Disclosure in Rio?ForbesFifteen years ago, Ceres launched the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the first-ever framework for corporate sustainability reporting.

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WikiLeaks: PR firm tried to buff Syria's image after crackdown

WikiLeaks: PR firm tried to buff Syria's image after crackdown | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
A New York-based public relations firm tried to help the Syrian government “brand” its reforms last year as media reported its crackdown on protesters, according to an email released Friday by WikiLeaks.

 

The firm, Brown Lloyd James, had earlier helped arrange a rosy profile of Syrian first lady Asma Assad in Vogue magazine that praised her as “the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies.” It had been paid $5,000 a month for that work, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act document.

 

Months later, in a memo last May to one of her aides, the firm advised Syria that it needed to buff up its image abroad as decidedly unflattering stories of mass arrests and alleged killings spread in the press....

 

[Bad PR for PR firm - JD]


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5 Ways Brands Use Pinterest To Authentically Connect

5 Ways Brands Use Pinterest To Authentically Connect | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
No one cares about your products and services in and of themselves; they just want their problems solved. Pinterest allows you to become that resource. Added bonus? Cupcakes.
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Coldplay Wristbands Turn Audience Into Giant LED Display

Coldplay Wristbands Turn Audience Into Giant LED Display - Coldplay has been turning its audience into interactive participants at recent concerts by handing them Xylobands, LED-illuminated wristbands that can be activated using a radio signal.

The wristbands come in a variety of colors and have the Twitter hashtag #coldplayfilm printed on them to promote the band’s live DVD. When turned on at certain points during the concert, the audience is illuminated with multicolored twinkling lights. - Coldplay play Charlie Brown live plus 50,000 wristband lights, amazing sight from our viewpoint in the west stand...

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Probation Fees Multiply as Companies Profit

Probation Fees Multiply as Companies Profit | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
In an effort to improve revenue, courts are turning to businesses that specialize in collections, resulting in costs that can reach thousands of dollars for a minor traffic offense.
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WH Correspondent Joe Williams to Leave Politico - FishbowlDC

WH Correspondent Joe Williams to Leave Politico - FishbowlDC | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
WH Correspondent Joe Williams to Leave Politico...
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Comcast Settles NBCU Deal Complaint - 2012-06-27 20:41:23 | Broadcasting & Cable

Will pay $800,000 and extend standalone broadband offering...
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Meet Nathan Sorrell, The Chunky 12-Year-Old Who's Nike's Hottest New Star

Meet Nathan Sorrell, The Chunky 12-Year-Old Who's Nike's Hottest New Star | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
He shares something with Sarah Palin....
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RIP Stephen Covey: Here Are His Famous '7 Habits Of Highly Effective People'

RIP Stephen Covey: Here Are His Famous '7 Habits Of Highly Effective People' | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
From his all-time best-selling book....
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A Radical Prescription for Sales

A Radical Prescription for Sales | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it

Today, though, the transactional aspects of sales are disappearing. When routine functions can be automated, and when customers and prospects often have as much data as the saleswoman herself, the skills that matter most are heuristic: Curating and interpreting information instead of merely dispensing it. Identifying new problems along with solving established ones. Selling insights rather than items.

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Why Steven Tyler's 'American Idol' Exit Will Boost His Earnings - Forbes

Why Steven Tyler's 'American Idol' Exit Will Boost His Earnings - Forbes | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it

Jennifer Lopez announced today that she wouldn’t be returning for another season of American Idol, much to the disappointment of those who’d grown fond of seeing the singer on national television. Tyler pulled in about $13 million last year, by our estimates, with roughly $10 million coming from Idol. The sum is rather remarkable, considering that just three years ago, Tyler was in rehab for a painkiller addiction exacerbated by injuries sustained by falling off a stage in Sturgis, South Dakota in 2009.

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Why Zipcar's Dominating Car Sharing - DailyFinance

Why Zipcar's Dominating Car Sharing - DailyFinance | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
The following video is part of our \"Motley Fool Conversations\" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discusses topics around the...
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Is it plagiarism for a journalist to use press release copy? | PRSA Tactics

Is it plagiarism for a journalist to use press release copy? | PRSA Tactics | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it

Steve Penn, a former Kansas City Star staffer who was fired for plagiarism in July of 2011 after using press release copy in more than a dozen of his columns, is now suing McClatchy Newspapers, the Star’s owner, asking for $25,000 plus punitive damages. As Poynter.org reports, Penn’s legal complaint argues that “widespread practice in journalism is to treat such releases as having been voluntarily released by their authors … with the intention that the release will be reprinted or republished … with no or minimal editing.”

 

Penn says that copying from press releases was always allowed at the Star and that he was fired because the paper’s management failed to make clear that a shift in policy had occurred, and then a supervisor decided to make an example of him. By calling his work plagiarism, the paper damaged his professional reputation and caused him to lose job opportunities, Penn says....

 

[Intriguing question... JD]


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How The BBC Is Building The First Social Olympic Games

How The BBC Is Building The First Social Olympic Games | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
Comprehensive, social, interactive, personal--the BBC is promising all this and more for coverage of what it says will be "the first truly digital Olympic Games" when London 2012 opens on July 27.
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Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future

Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it

Between operational fiascos and flailing attempts to slash costs on the fly, it’s clear that the print newspaper business is struggling to stay afloat. - DAVID CARR’S BLEAK OUTLOOK FOR NEWSPAPERS

Newspapers’ financial distress “is more visible by the week,” writes New York Times media columnist David Carr. “With underfunded pension plans, unserviceable debt and legacy manufacturing processes and union agreements, the newspaper industry looks a lot like, well, steel, autos and textiles.” (Carr says he’s told by “two highly placed newspaper executives” that more newspaper companies will probably use strategic bankruptcies to deal with pension obligations.)

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Social Media Scrutiny: How Companies See You | The Daily Muse

Social Media Scrutiny: How Companies See You | The Daily Muse | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
Get the low-down on how companies are using social media to screen their applicants with this infographic.
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Did Pinterest, Instagram and Netflix prove to be Socially Devoted during the Power Outage?

Did Pinterest, Instagram and Netflix prove to be Socially Devoted during the Power Outage? | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
How did Pinterest, Instagram and Netflix react to the amount of fan queries concerning the power outage in North Virginia during the weekend?
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ALLOW – Small business, big idea

ALLOW – Small business, big idea | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it

The protection of the public's personal data is paramount for ALLOW, which enables members to opt-out of online and offline databases...Personal data is valuable. Companies are desperate to track consumers and find out more about people's like and dislikes. But Allow says the information flow is one-sided and the power is with websites and companies that track us rather than us holding the power ourselves. "We aim to change that by helping people regain control over their privacy and personal data," explains founder Justin Basini.

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CNN, Fox News err in covering Supreme Court health care ruling | Poynter.

CNN, Fox News err in covering Supreme Court health care ruling | Poynter. | We are PR - 2.0 & beyond | Scoop.it
Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's...
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