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Nobody Remembers the Naysayers

Remember when the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, refused to believe that the Dark Lord had returned to cut Harry Potter open, take his blood, mix it with the bones of his father, then burst forth in a blaze of fiery magic? In a magical world of possibility, Fudge...

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Did “This Is Us” help or hurt Crock-Pot?

Disclaimer: Spoilers included in this post! After the popular NBC emotional drama “This Is Us” revealed the cause of the beloved father’s death in a highly-anticipated post-Super Bowl episode, many took to social media to voice their resentment of the brand that...

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4 Media Training Tips for Execs

“Does anyone have any questions for my answers?” – Secretary of State Henry Kissinger opening a press conference As the media environment continues to evolve and more people consume news on social media and mobile devices, the demand for content has skyrocketed. The...

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5 Takeaways from the Nat’l Communicators Summit

The National Press Club’s Communicators Summit focused on creating and delivering effective content in the era of fake news. The panel “Trust, Truth & Telling Stories” discussed what’s required of journalists, politicians, and organizations to manage credibility...

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Risky Business: The Saga of a Startup

Startups are more exposed to risk than traditional companies. Not only are startups featured heavily in tech-sector news coverage, but stories of a culture of discrimination and sexual harassment in Silicon Valley are currently under increased scrutiny by national...

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Feb. 2018 And It’s Okay To Modify Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s February 1. If you’re like 80 percent of the population, any New Year’s resolution you made is probably buried at the back of the closet – along with your workout gear. Or if you’re like the 100-plus colleagues I recently polled, more than half of you didn’t even...

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Dilly Dilly and the Super Bowl Ads

In what may be an early leader for understatement of the year, the Super Bowl is big business, and in 2018 business if booming! To which I say “Dilly, Dilly!” (but more on that later). That’s right, despite all the controversy and drama swirling around the NFL, the...

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Social Media Report – 2018

Staying ahead of innovation in digital and social media provides a competitive advantage for Kirkland and its clients. We’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to engage with publics.I’ve tapped our digital hive mind to discover the issues that our strategists...

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Live From Winterfell

The seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT) is underway – sparking Reddit threads, conspiracy theories, and heated debates across the globe. The show, an addictive fantasy drama on HBO (for those who have been living under Casterly Rock), resumes where last...

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NFL Charity Softball Game A Home Run

Lardarius Webb was a former Raven for a little less than a month after the team released the veteran defensive back March 10. As he mulled his playing options for the 2017 season, it became harder and harder for him to envision playing anywhere else. He thought about...

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How To Make Your Instagram Stories Better

Make Your Story Diverse!   Instagram Stories lifts its functionality from Snapchat’s story feature. Photos and videos remain in your “story” for 24 hours, which made it a perfect tool to share this year’s Global Citizen Festival. By using a mix of posed and...

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Where do you get your news?

A survey released yesterday morning by Morning Consult found that 42 percent of American adults are getting their news through Facebook several times a day, compared to 20 percent who rely on traditional news sources, 15 percent from Google News and 12 percent from...

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Lessons From Star Wars For PR Pros

Hello my fellow nerfherders, moisture farmers, rebel scum, bantha fodder, and bounty hunters!  Today, Kirkland gives you the keys to the Millennium Falcon to share my love of Star Wars with you. And I am going to do so by sharing five lessons from Star Wars that all...

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Musical.ly roaring onto the scene

Just when you think the world is thoroughly saturated with a social network catering to every conceivable group, along comes Musical.ly roaring onto the scene with a simple format that appeals uniquely to Genzennials. Think the hottest hits in music coupled with a...

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