The Press Release is Not Dead

Despite the glut of information available to almost anyone, many journalists still rely on the press release and PR professionals for story leads. One communications pro shares some tips on crafting an effective release and the art of media pitching.

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Margot McMahon
Is Now the Time For Mobile Payments?

Don’t throw out your credit cards just yet. While Apple scored a lot of buzz last week by launching a mobile-payments technology of its own, the company is far from a first mover in the space—and despite the potential of better security, payments represent an area where low-tech options stick around generations after they’ve been usurped.

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Margot McMahon
Room Block Pirates: Planners Beware

Unofficial housing companies use various tactics to woo meeting attendees to book outside the official room block, causing associations to pay costly attrition fees. What are associations and the broader meetings industry doing to combat these poachers?

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Margot McMahon