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Newsletter #26 November 2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE AFFECT TEAM 
Affect is thankful for our wonderful team, clients, partners and friends who have all helped make this year a great one. We wish you all the best this holiday season!

PR MEGA TRENDS TO WATCH 

A recent Holmes Report blog post about the Global PR Summit featured 'The Five Mega Trends to Watch' on topics impacting PR. Trends include the effect of austerity, hyper-globalization, demographic shifts and global 'swarming'. View the full presentation and conclusions here

FACEBOOK: PRHELPINGPR 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Affect launched the PRHelpingPR Facebook group in an effort to help colleagues who were left without office space or power at home. The group connects PR professionals who are in need of office space with firms that can offer extra desks, computers, wifi, coffee and more. Visit PRHelpingPR for more information. 

EVENT RECAP: PRSA-NY'S SOCIAL MEDIA CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS PANEL
 

Affect hosted a PRSA-NY panel, Social Media Crisis Communications on October 23. Sandra Fathi moderated, and panelists Michael Clendenin of ConEd, Jenny Dervin of JetBlue and Gary Kibel of Davis & Gilbert LLP shared case studies and best practices for handling crises that arise on social media. View the slides here.

COMMPRO BIZ: "MEDIA RELATIONS IN A DIGITAL AGE: NEW SCHOOL APPROACH TO OLD SCHOOL TACTICS"
 

In a recent article, Sandra Fathi outlined three PR tactics that are being dubbed out of date and old-fashion, but are still essential to any successful media relations campaign. The byline was featured in the CommPRO.biz daily e-newsletter. Read the full post here.

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UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Sandra Fathi will speak at PR News' Media Relations Conference 
November 29
Washington, D.C. 

Sandra Fathi will speak at WOMMA Webinar: Making the Case for B2B Social Media 
December 6
Online Presentation

PR NEWS DIGITAL PR AWARDS

PR Firm of the Year  Honorable Mention

MARCOM AWARDS

Communication/PR/
Social Media Campaign
   
Gold: Affect's New York Intern Project

PR DAILY AWARDS

Best Executed Social Media Contest
Affect's New York Intern Project 

BULLDOG REPORTER STARS OF PR AWARDS

Small Agency of the Year
Bronze



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