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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE — Local news still drives audience in a digital age

Whether in a tech-savvy metropolis or a city where the town square is still the communication hub, local news matters deeply to the lives of residents. Across three disparate metro areas in the U.S., nearly nine-in-ten residents follow local news closely – and about half do so very closely, according to a new, in-depth Pew Research Center study, conducted in ...

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JOSH MABUS: Make it in Mississippi

Mississippi has a storied history when it comes to making something new, creative and world renowned. I’m always talking about how innovative Mississippians are, especially when traveling out of state. I think there is just something in the water here. Or maybe like William Faulkner said, it’s because, “to understand the world you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE: 6 troublesome word pairs are bane of PR folks

Words are magic, and us PR practitioners ply our craft by building brands that make an impact through communication and strong writing. The Spin Cycle is always grabbing the publicity microphone and amplifying the importance of word choice. It’s the honey that makes brands golden. Here are the top word pairings that drive wordsmiths – and journalists alike – crazy! ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE: 5 reputation winners of Super Bowl XLIX

The Super Bowl was a big hit for many big brands – and their ad spots. Comprehensive research from various sources (primarily TiVo, YouTube, USA Today’s Ad Meter, and Twitter polling via AdAge) indicate these five brands have received a positive boost from the work they did surrounding the big game: 1. Budweiser For whatever reason (read: consistency), Americans now ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE: Turn your content, data into compelling news

One of the best PR tools in today’s fast-paced, 24-7 news cycle world is including numbers in your media pitch to attract journalist attention. Case in point: over the holidays, New York Post business reporter John Crudele published an article sarcastically “gifting” coverage to a select handful of PR peeps whose pitches had originally gone unanswered. Why these pitches were ...

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JOSH MABUS — Developing yourself for the workforce

A young friend of mine, Ken, recently asked me how he can get a job in his major. Ken doesn’t have a degree in an especially broad or crowded field, but he was still having trouble finding his dream job that focused on public service and policy creation. Ken will go on for hours about the kinds of regulations and ...

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JEFFREY GITOMER: More BIG Questions and BIGGER Answers

Here are a few more sales, business, and life answers that can help you make more sales TODAY, and help you build a personal brand and reputation FOREVER. 1. Jeffrey, what do you do EVERY DAY to build attraction and brand? What do you do to create consistency in your daily business habits? And I wonder how many of your ...

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JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem

An integral part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi initiative is utilizing healthcare as an economic development driver for our state. During a recent Healthcare Huddle, an awareness-building tour, Governor Phil Bryant recently shared a fact that floored the audience: Mississippi is one of the best places in the United States for doctors to practice. This was news to ...

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