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July 2, 2012
Dipping Into the PR Flow...
 
Here are some of the current stories bouncing around the Web on developments in public relations. We're likely to be switching to this "roundup" approach occasionally to be a bit more inclusive in our PR reporting. It's not meant to be an all-inclusive Web digest, hardly. 

- The Homes Report is launching a survey on creativity in the PR industry — "Is the PR Industry Creative Enough?" Practitioners are being invited to take the 10-minute online survey as a referendum on how well PR is responding to the challenge of digital media along with older media. Along with the survey, Holmes is starting a showcase for "PR creativity" and "content creation." Admirable initiatives in a time of great PR industry change.

- Karen Ott Mayer offers "Public Relations Tips for Small Businesses" on the Farrell Kramer Communications Blog.

- Dorothy Crenshaw of Crenshaw Communications is warning of "7 Deadly PR Sins or How Not To Be An Amateur. "

- The HandsOn Blog provides guidance on how to "Make Volunteers Your PR Agents."

- PR organizations release guidelines on relating better to Wikipedia. The key point: PR people basically shouldn't edit Wikipedia articles on behalf of clients. 

- "Fobbit," by David Abrams, a promising novel on U.S. Army PR during the Iraq war is due out in September. 

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Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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