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News Literacy: When Sharing Does Not = Caring

  March 22, 2022

As purveyors of news, all of us in the PR industry have a responsibility to help make the world more news-literate. We must stamp out mis- and disinformation and fake news and shine a spotlight on fact-based journalism. But how?…

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Code Smarter; Not Harder

  March 11, 2022

Tips and tricks for developers and coders alike *Disclaimer – this blog will likely only be understood by fellow coders, programmers and digital media managers. If you do not understand this blog, we don’t blame you. That’s why we hired…

Ten Books PR Pros Should be Reading

Ten Books PR Pros Should be Reading

  February 28, 2022

At NST, our team members are driven to redefine the role of PR by constantly exploring beyond the status quo to uncover new solutions, take calculated risks, educate themselves and advance their industry. What better way to explore, grow and…

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Super Bowl Ad Trends We Expect to Last

  February 18, 2022

It’s no secret that the Super Bowl is one of the biggest television events of the year. And while the results of the big game might have mattered most to the fans and players of the Los Angeles Rams as…

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Getting out into the community

  February 7, 2022

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s remarkable how much our society has learned to accomplish from behind a computer screen. And, while these technological advances have proved successful for many business operations, there is still something to be…

Strategic Plans vs. Communications Plans – Breaking Down Their Roles

Strategic Plans vs. Communications Plans – Breaking Down Their Roles

  January 25, 2022

Perhaps it’s simply an assumption fueled by similar terminology, but when I ask a prospective job candidate or new client whether they’ve had experience in developing strategic plans, they often conclude I’m referring to the development of strategic communications plans…

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Networking in the Pandemic Age

  January 14, 2022

The pandemic fundamentally changed how the San Diego business community behaves, communicates and interacts with each other. So how do you network? Manage your digital presence.

Diversify Your Social Media Strategy

Diversify Your Social Media Strategy

  January 7, 2022

How stable are the social networks we spend so much time and money working with? Over the past six months, we’ve seen a spike in brands taking a stand against social media platforms and their practices. We’ve also seen serious…

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Harnessing the Power of TikTok

  December 21, 2021

TikTok is the newest addition to the social media scene and it’s taking the world by storm. In just four short years, TikTok has amassed 1 billion monthly active users – surpassing Twitter, Telegram, Reddit, Pinterest and Snapchat. With users…

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Why Public Relations Counsel is Critical in the Cancel Culture Era

  December 1, 2021

The last few years, filled with political turmoil, increased conversations around race and representation, growing use of social media for business purposes, and an ever-increasing expectation for brand transparency, made way for cancel culture as a permanent staple in our…

Finding your Dream Job

Finding your Dream Job

  November 22, 2021

“If you find a job you love, you’ll never work again.” That famous quote from Winston Churchill truly sums up why the “Great Resignation” is currently happening. The pandemic and the associated rise of remote work have changed the way…

SEO Myths

SEO: Myth vs. Fact

  November 15, 2021

Thanks to Google’s secrecy around how its algorithms work and rank sites in search results, there are countless myths and misconceptions around search engine optimization (SEO). At times it can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re unfamiliar with best practices. There…

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