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Is the traditional PR pitch dead? | PR Daily

Is the traditional PR pitch dead? | PR Daily | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Has the rise of new media made it possible to practice PR without reporters? Absolutely. But is it smart?

 

...Thanks to the power of new information channels such as social networking, online video, and blogging, PR professionals can create and syndicate content at the click of a mouse. Forget a press conference or interview—instead, people and companies push out self-made online videos, blogs, and Facebook posts to avoid the hard questions and control their message. 

You are your own media outlet—or at least you can be.


Via Jeff Domansky
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The power of the "mouse"

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The answer to the question, of course, is "No!" Traditional media still delivers unmatched third-party credibility. We just need to include the new social media channels in addition for best results.

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Australia's economy: is the lucky country running out of luck?

Australia's economy: is the lucky country running out of luck? | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
rowth is still on target for a healthy at 2.8% for this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the kind of number that would send European leaders scrambling for the tweet button. But the question of whether Australia loses its remarkable record of continuous growth depends, as with almost everything else in the economy, on what happens in China.

“Australia has gone 24 years without a recession thanks to good management and good luck,” said Saul Eslake, the chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Sydney. “Up to the early 2000s it was managed well and then it wasn’t. But then the luck improved because of China’s huge stimulus after the global financial crisis. Now the luck is running out.”
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Bloomberg Terminals Go Down Globally

Bloomberg Terminals Go Down Globally | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
“A global outage like this is systemically important to markets all around the world,” he said, adding that during the outage he had been “flying blind” and “catching up on admin. Because there is little else that we can do.”
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IMF knocks Greek debt rescheduling hopes - FT.com

IMF knocks Greek debt rescheduling hopes - FT.com | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Greek officials have made an informal approach to the International Monetary Fund to delay repayments of loans to the international lender, highlighting the parlous state of Greek finances, but were told that no rescheduling was possible. According
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Greece says it will make €460m bailout repayment to IMF on time

Greece says it will make €460m bailout repayment to IMF on time | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Athens moves to quell fears of a default after a series of contradictory statements by saying it is ready to make the repayment on time on 9 April
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There is speculation that Greece is considering plans to nationalise its banks and start using a new currency as it continues to negotiates terms for its existing bailout, under which it has received no funds since August.

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Dutch government taken to court on climate change

Dutch government taken to court on climate change | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the government to court for allegedly failing to protect its citizens from climate change.
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Gen Y Takes the Road Less Traveled - Deloitte CIO - WSJ

Gen Y Takes the Road Less Traveled - Deloitte CIO - WSJ | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
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A study finds many younger consumers’ mobility choices are shifting away from vehicle ownership. Could America’s love affair with the automobile be coming to an end?

Given the outsized role automobiles have traditionally played in America’s culture, economy, and collective psyche, it may come as a surprise that increasing numbers of younger Americans say they would be more willing than older generations to abandon car ownership in favor of alternative modes of transport.

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7 Traits of Companies on the Fast Track to International Growth

7 Traits of Companies on the Fast Track to International Growth | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Position your company for global success.
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On the flip side, businesses lacking an international perspective among their leaders are often timid about moving into new markets. A fear of the unknown is normal, and because they do not have first-hand experience, they sometimes fail to recognize the importance of the rising middle class around the world. They struggle to prioritize global expansion, because they are not convinced they need to diversify geographically in order to scale.

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Greece, OECD agree to work together on reforms

Greece, OECD agree to work together on reforms | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
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"The crisis produced low growth, produced high unemployment and ... Greece has suffered this very directly," Gurria said at a news conference with Tsipras.

"It produced growing inequalities and it produced a very serious erosion of trust," he said. [Reuters]

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The unmasking of “Jihadi John”

The unmasking of “Jihadi John” | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
If the claims are true, Mr Emwazi would boast many of the attributes thought to characterise Westerners—including perhaps 600 Britons—who have gone to fight with IS. Few seem to be desperately poor nor do they necessarily demonstrate a failure to integrate into the societies around them. Nasser Muthana, a 20-year-old Welshman seen in other IS videos, had offers to study medicine from four universities. Mr Emwazi studied computer programming at the University of Westminster in London. For recruits to an ostensibly religious militia, many of those joining IS seem to display a notable ignorance of Islam. Before leaving for Syria, Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed, two young men from Birmingham who pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses in July, ordered copies of “Islam for Dummies” and “The Koran for Dummies” from Amazon. By contrast, friends of Mr Emwazi say he was mindful of adhering to the tenets of Islam. He does not, however, seem to have been unusually conservative, wearing Western clothes.
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In a quagmire

In a quagmire | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
CAMPAIGNING for a second term as Brazil’s president in an election last October, Dilma Rousseff painted a rosy picture of the world’s seventh-biggest economy....
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Brazil’s economy is in a mess, with far bigger problems than the government will admit or investors seem to register. The torpid stagnation into which it fell in 2013 is becoming a full-blown—and probably prolonged—recession, as high inflation squeezes wages and consumers’ debt payments rise (see page 71). Investment, already down by 8% from a year ago, could fall much further. A vast corruption scandal at Petrobras, the state-controlled oil giant, has ensnared several of the country’s biggest construction firms and paralysed capital spending in swathes of the economy, at least until the prosecutors and auditors have done their work. The real has fallen by 30% against the dollar since May 2013: a necessary shift, but one that adds to the burden of the $40 billion in foreign debt owed by Brazilian companies that falls due this year.

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How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub

How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Things are heating up in the former “Singa-bore.”
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Fast forward to 2015, and you see an island transformed. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of interesting start-ups, many clustered in “Block 71,” a building close to INSEAD, the National University of Singapore, and government-sponsored innovation hubs carrying Star Trek–like names of Fusionoplis and Biopolis. The Economist dubbed Block 71, “the world’s most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

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How Indians look at Indo-US friendship for time to come? | Prof. J.K. Nanda, Ph.D.,D.Litt. | LinkedIn

How Indians look at Indo-US friendship for time to come? | Prof. J.K. Nanda, Ph.D.,D.Litt. | LinkedIn | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
US goods and services trade with India touched $100 billion in 2013-14 with India being America’s 18th largest goods export market and 10th largest good import market. Whereas the US is India’s second largest export market after EU.
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Export Screening, The Specially Designated Nationals List (Video)

Export Screening, The Specially Designated Nationals List (Video) | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Find out what to do if a potential trade lead shows up on the Specially Designated Nationals List, maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. This is one of the nine lists included in the Export Screening Lists App, developed here at ThinkGlobal.

The app is available or on the
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Post-2015 financing for development: multilateral development finance

Post-2015 financing for development: multilateral development finance | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
2015 marks a critical year for development, as the international community works towards agreeing on a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to meet the dual challenges of overcoming poverty and protecting the planet. With their welcome emphasis on issues such as the environment, employment, infrastructure, and inequality, the SDGs send a clear message to policy-makers and development practitioners. As leading sources of policy advice and financing for developing countries, international financial institutions (IFIs) fully support this comprehensive approach. However, the resources needed to implement such an ambitious agenda far surpass current development financial flows.   
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Notify U.S.

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The purpose of Notify U.S. is to collect and fulfill user requests for information on World Trade Organization (WTO)Agreements relating to Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. The WTO Secretariat distributes this information in the form of "notifications" to all M

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Turkey eclipses centenary of Armenian massacre by moving Gallipoli memorial

Turkey eclipses centenary of Armenian massacre by moving Gallipoli memorial | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
“This is a very indecent political manoeuvre,” said Ohannes Kılıçdağı, a researcher and writer for Agos, an Armenian weekly. “It’s cheap politics to try to dissolve the pressure on Turkey in the year of the centennial by organising this event.

“Everybody knows that the two memorials around Gallipoli have been held on 18 March and 25 April every year.”

Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, and John Key, New Zealand’s prime minister, have confirmed they will attend events at Gallipoli. As part of the programme on 24 April, services will be held at several military cemeteries.

At the same time, hundreds will gather on Istanbul’s Taksim Square, where a commemoration of the Armenian genocide has been held since 2010. Another rally will be held in the eastern city of Diyarbakır, an important centre from where the state governor oversaw the mass killings in 1915. The main event will be held in Yerevan, capital of Armenia.
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EBRD and partners hold international conference on management consulting

EBRD and partners hold international conference on management consulting | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation and the Turkish Management Consultants Association (YDD), with support from the European Union, are holding an international conference on management consulting in Istanbul today.
 
The half-day event entitled “Consulting without Borders: Turning knowledge into value” provides a forum for discussion of best practice in business and consulting around the world and how this can create impact and business growth.
 
The event brings together professional consultants from across Turkey and the wider region, including last year’s winners of the International Award for Excellence in Consulting, as well as Turkish and international business owners, senior managers and representatives of international organisations active in private sector development.
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Coca-Cola Looks to Secure Edge for Age of Cloud, Mobility

Coca-Cola Looks to Secure Edge for Age of Cloud, Mobility | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Virtualization, which substitutes software for hardware, has reduced costs and improved performance and flexibility in corporate computing, paving the way for modern data centers and certain kinds of cloud computing. Now Coca-Cola and other companies are betting that virtualization will help them make a comparable leap forward in security.
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How Knowledge Workers Can Prepare for Automation - Deloitte CIO - WSJ

How Knowledge Workers Can Prepare for Automation - Deloitte CIO - WSJ | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
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Now, however, knowledge workers face a challenge to their own employment. Analytical and cognitive computingtechnologies can make almost any decision with a high degree of accuracy and reliability. From Jeopardy! questions to cancer diagnoses to credit risk decisions, there seems to be no decision domain that smart machines can’t conquer

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If Greece Embraces Uncertainty, Innovation Will Follow

If Greece Embraces Uncertainty, Innovation Will Follow | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
“Culture” can sound like a catchall, a convenient way to place the blame outside the realm of policy, but I am talking about one specific dimension of culture: avoiding uncertainty.

Different societies deal differently with the fact that the future can never be known, and there is a well-known index to measure the extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations. High uncertainty-avoidance cultures try to minimize the occurrence of unknown circumstances and proceed by implementing rules, laws, and regulations. In contrast, low uncertainty-avoidance cultures accept and feel comfortable in unstructured situations or volatile environments, try to have as few rules as possible, and tend to be more tolerant of change.
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What Greece Has to Do Now: Fix Its Economy

What Greece Has to Do Now: Fix Its Economy | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
The tentative agreement with creditors reached this week is much less favorable to Greece than what was on the table last fall. To be sure, the proposal set forth by the Greek finance minister is less detailed than that of his predecessor, and leaves some room for maneuvering, but this is a mixed blessing, as the EU, the IMF, and the ECB will need to sign off on specifics. Greece appears also to lose control of the €11 billion reserves of the Greek banking stability fund.
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Such quantities of sand

Such quantities of sand | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
For Singapore, territorial expansion has been an essential part of economic growth. Since independence in 1965 the country has expanded by 22%, from 58,000 hectares (224.5 square miles) to 71,000 hectares. The government expects to need another 5,600 hectares by 2030. The sand stockpiles are to safeguard supplies. Singapore long ago ran out of its own and became, according to a report published last year by the United Nations Environment Programme, by far the largest importer of sand worldwide and, per person, the world’s biggest user. But, one by one, regional suppliers have imposed export bans: Malaysia in 1997, Indonesia ten years later, Cambodia in 2009 and then Vietnam. Myanmar also faces pressure to call a halt. Exporting countries are alarmed at the environmental consequences of massive dredging. And nationalists resent the sale of even a grain of territory.
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Looking within

Looking within | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
WESTERN leaders have long urged Muslims to do more to counter jihadist ideology. This month Barack Obama said moderate Muslims, including scholars and clerics, had a...
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Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of Egypt’s al-Azhar mosque, part of a university that is the Sunni world’s oldest seat of learning, declared that extremism was caused by “bad interpretations of the Koran and the Sunna [the doings of the Prophet Muhammad]”, and that what was taught in Islamic schools and universities needed to change.

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Northern Trust brings regional operations, 1,000 jobs to Tempe - Phoenix Business Journal

Northern Trust brings regional operations, 1,000 jobs to Tempe - Phoenix Business Journal | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
Tempe will be the home to a 450,000-sq.-ft. regional $95M operations center for Chicago-based Northern Trust. Around 1,000 will be working in the three-building campus with average salaries of $82,000.
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SkyMall files for bankruptcy, lays off Phoenix workers, auctioning off assets - Phoenix Business Journal

SkyMall files for bankruptcy, lays off  Phoenix workers, auctioning off assets - Phoenix Business Journal | YGlobalBiz Education | Scoop.it
The Phoenix-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankrutpcy after Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines decided to stop carrying its well-known catalog.
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