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Crisis Communications

5 Videoconferencing Tips to Conduct Meetings in the Era of COVID-19

Remote meetings can be tricky. As a public relations and marketing firm in today’s market, and especially in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and social distancing, we at Mecoy Communications know this all too well. Just yesterday, we tried to join an important crisis communications conference call that included 11 other people. After issues

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Effective Communications

Lessons from Trump’s “Hamilton” tweets

President-elect Donald Trump’s use of Twitter this past weekend to seek an apology from the cast of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” provides some lessons for businesses and nonprofits seeking social media hits. Trump tweeted that the cast was “very rude” and had “harassed” Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in the audience, by reading

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Effective Communications

Trumped Up? Three Tips for Getting Your CEO to Prep for Media Interviews

Even Donald Trump’s biggest fans were disheartened by his lack of preparation for the first presidential debate. Shortly after the 98-minute showdown ended, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Guiliani tweeted: I assure you that @realDonaldTrump will be better prepared at the next debate. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly spent four days preparing

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About health

Take a Page from Hillary

  Hillary Clinton’s Democratic presidential campaign faced the potential of derailing her recent election gains when she went off script and mistakenly praised former first lady Nancy Reagan for her “low-key advocacy” for combating the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Clinton made the laudatory comments in an interview after Reagan’s death, prompting an immediate outcry from

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Effective Communications

5 Rules for Productive Pinning

Pinterest–the social media site that lets you “pin” your favorite images, stories, recipes and more–is growing in popularity and usage by brands. At least one company, Aha!ology, which is featured in this story in the Los Angeles Times, has built its entire business on helping brands grow their market through the use of pins. While

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Effective Communications

How do You Get Your Story Told when Newsrooms are Empty?

A new American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) survey shows newsroom jobs have hit the lowest level since tracking began in 1978, leading to the question: How do you get you story told when there are so few reporters left? ASNE reported that the ranks of newsroom employees shrank 10.4% last year, to 32,900 reporters.

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Copyright

Can I Use That Picture?

With Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and more, there’s more visual properties on line every day, leading to questions about whether you can use a photo or image you’ve found online to illustrate your own blog or other publication. The answer is generally no – unless you have the permission of the person who created it.

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