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TODAY’S HEADLINES – 01.24.2020  
 
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EMAIL

4 easy ways to make email less terrible for employees

Keep your content short, make messages visual, and tuck top tips into a tidy digest.


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SOCIAL MEDIA

Infographic: Is TikTok a fit for your brand?

The video app is taking younger users by storm, but does that mean your organization should join the conversation? This graphic will help you decide.



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PR

Why awards are a crucial part of your branding mix

Even though programs with application fees can feel like pay-to-play posturing, the third-party validation can be helpful in distinguishing your organization or client.


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THE WORKPLACE

6 apps for bolstering your daily productivity

These tech tools can help you store passwords, organize tasks and—perhaps most crucial of all—limit your time on distracting websites.


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BRIGHTER WRITER

Why and how to add POP to your writing

Crystallizing your purpose, objective and process is crucial to focusing your messages and fine-tuning how you convey them.


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THE WORKPLACE

Infographic: Early-morning productivity drains to avoid

How you spend the first 10 minutes in the office can mean the difference between an efficient or deficient workday. Don’t let YouTube, a comfy chair or email derail your schedule.



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EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION

Why vocal variety energizes your talk—and how to achieve it

Implementing pace, power, pitch and pause will add vim and vigor to your presentation, stoking audience interest in your subject matter, and in you.


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MARKETING

Consumer trends that will help communicators in 2020

PR pros and marketers must keep tabs on what makes established and potential customers tick, the stimuli that motivate them, and how their habits and preferences are evolving. 


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PR DAILY AWARDS

Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

Enter your digital communications and social media campaigns. Don’t miss the Jan. 24 entry deadline.


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SOCIAL MEDIA

4 social media waves to ride in 2020

Marketers and PR pros have created innovative methods for engaging consumers and building brand awareness on online platforms. The coming year will be pivotal. Here’s what to watch for.



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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Purpose, diversity and inclusion: Why take a stand?

The idea that companies should focus solely on products and profits is losing ground. Employees—and external audiences—are increasingly demanding a deeper ethic.


PR DAILY

The Morning Scoop

Mr. Peanut is mourned on Twitter; Coca-Cola sticks with plastic; Hallmark Channel chief steps aside; and more. Plus, content tips to follow in 2020, how TikTok plays into influencer marketing, and more.


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