Beyond directly distracting us from our daily workflow, our obsession with email, social media and text messaging can skew our concentration and even disrupt our sleep.

TODAY’S HEADLINES – 12.09.2019  
 
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THE WORKPLACE

10 ways new technologies undermine our productivity

Beyond directly distracting us from our daily workflow, our obsession with email, social media and text messaging can skew our concentration and even disrupt our sleep.


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WRITING & EDITING

13 timeless writing reminders

Craft short sentences, delete fluff, and get straight to your key point.


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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Study: Gender diversity is essential for collaborative excellence

Adding female minds makes workgroups smarter, but there’s more to team dynamics than just elevated intellect. New research examines how women’s interactive processes promote success.



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VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Infographic: 5 go-to formats for your visual content

It’s essential for your campaign to make a lasting visual impact and engage your audience. Here are ways to make sure your messaging has staying power.


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PR

Why companies should invest in reputation

It’s important to ‘build the brand,’ but time, money and resources are better spent on establishing trust and bolstering credibility.


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PR DAILY AWARDS

PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards is accepting submissions

Submit your best digital communications and social media campaigns and projects from the past year. Deadline for entries is Jan. 24.


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THE WORKPLACE

How to make the best of a boring, blah job

You can mope and wallow, or you can choose to wring every drop of professional goodness from your turnip of a gig.



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BRAND JOURNALISM

How brand journalism fills the void as media outlets dwindle

The ‘news hole’ at print publications is shrinking, and there are ever fewer bodies to cover your sector, much less your organization. There’s another way to tell your brand story: Do it yourself.


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CONTENT MARKETING

9 steps for optimal content marketing

Setting goals, strategizing and conducting research are crucial underpinnings of creating and curating content that will engage your target audiences. Here’s what you need to know.


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JOBS

How job seekers can prove their strategic prowess

Increasingly, hiring partners and team leaders are looking for candidates who can be a trusted advisor and business consigliere. However, it’s hard to show those intangibles on a CV.


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EMAIL

Want employees to read your emails? Learn these secrets

It’s within your grasp to get better email attention rates today. A free guide reveals all the essentials, from smarter subject lines to tricks for mobile design.



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9 ways to foster workplace transparency

Prioritize face-to-face interactions, push for flexibility, don’t withhold bad news, and follow the Golden Rule.


PR DAILY

The Morning Scoop

Netflix spices things up on Twitter; Uber releases sexual assault report; YouTube takes heat for 2019 Rewind video; and more. Plus, how PR pros are planning to use branded podcasts in 2020 and other stories.