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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE — Get your social on in 2014

» Pithy PRognostications from a recovering journalist Social has certainly invaded the C-suite, as company leaders have embraced and harnessed the power of social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube – and many more – as they seek to advance their brand to an increasingly dexterous, mobile and nimble public. Let’s face it, in today’s fast-paced, multi-media world, we ...

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THE SPIN CYCLE — Pithy PRognositications from a recovering journalist

By Todd Smith Welcome to The Spin Cycle, a weekly column devoted to the latest news, issues and trends in the branding, PR, marketing and advertising industries. Tune-in here to catch the buzz on the best ways to build, strengthen and sustain your brand in today’s fast-paced, multi-media, plugged-in world — filled with competing messages both online and off. The ...

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Merchants Foodservice joins Independent Marketing Alliance

HATTIESBURG — Merchants Foodservice is now a member company of Independent Marketing Alliance (IMA). Andy Mercier, president/CEO, Merchants Foodservice, stated, “We attribute much of our success to the integrity and hard work of Merchants’ team of professionals. Their ‘whatever it takes’ commitment to finding a way to “make our customers’ lives easier” continues to spur growth and new achievements for ...

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Kristie Aylett makes history

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has selected Kristie Aylett, APR, Fellow PRSA, for membership in its College of Fellows. Aylett provides strategic communications counsel and PR services to a diverse client base located across the United States through her Mississippi-based consulting firm, The KARD Group Public Relations/ Marketing. Aylett is the first woman in Mississippi selected for the ...

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Keeping our eye on … Kelly Graeber

Hazlehurst native Kelly Graeber says being the daughter of a high school art teacher and educator helped her grasp the gift of learning at an early age. As the public relations specialist of the Oxford School District, Graeber’s days are packed with handling weekly communication operations within a growing student population spread across seven schools including a new high school. ...

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Five inducted in public relations hall of fame

Five public relations professionals were recently inducted into the Southern Public Relations Hall of Fame. Neal W. Cirlot (posthumously) of Diamondhead retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi where he worked as the public relations director for 27 years. In his earlier career, he served in the Coast Guard from 1942-1943 and U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. Betsie Gambel ...

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Medical practices sign on with Century Club Charities for PGA event

MADISON — Four Mississippi specialty medical practices, NewSouth NeuroSpine, Jackson Heart Clinic, Capital Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center and Jackson Eye Associates, have signed an agreement with Century Club Charities Inc., to become participating sponsors of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “We are extremely grateful to these leading medical specialty groups for their continued support of this longstanding community event that ...

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