Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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*Before we begin, I'd like to remind you all of the tragedy that befell the small island nation of Haiti just a year ago. A year ago a 7.0 earthquake demolished Haiti's capital and surrounding towns, leaving as many as 300,000 dead and 800,000 homeless. As an American of Haitian descent, today I remember and continue to support the rebuild process of Haiti, her government and her people. For the best coverage please visit the Miami Herald or read this article

Daily PR Tidbit - Jan 12, 2011

Today is the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which killed an estimated 230,000 people and has left millions of others homeless. As in some other recent catastrophes, social media such as Twitter, text messaging, interactive online maps and other tools such as crowdsourcing were used by both victims and rescue workers to co-ordinate relief efforts. But did they help? -- Mathew Ingram via GigaOm 

11 PR predictions for 2011

Some interesting yet poignant forecasts for 2011 by Heather Yaxley.

Just do it. Yes, that is Nike’s famous phrase but it also represents the first step toward getting over the fear of social media.- Jim Nichols via Forbes.

Tweeting about what club "y'all" are going to tonight? Must be from the South. Looking forward to "suttin" special? Then you probably live in New York. Think that new movie was "koo?" Northern California. - Jennifer C. Yates via AP.

What other email marketing trends and tips will be hot in 2011? To find the answer, Small Business Computing asked leading email marketers Constant Contact and Campaigner. Here's what they had to say. – by Jennifer L. Schiff

With today's online marketing environment, it's more important than ever to ensure that your content can be integrated across many channels, not just on your own website. - by Linda Evans via Clickz
One-fourth of poll respondents expect answers within an hour when using Facebook, Twitter to communicate with companies, finds British study. By Alison Diana via Information Week

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