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Pierre Omidyar and the Battle of the Fake News Bulge

What makes a Philanthropist? Is it their generous nature to the greater good or maybe a unique drive to help others? When you think of a philanthropist you may think of the stereotype as someone that has the money to give away. Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, just happens to be worth more than $8 […]

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Is Fake News the Death of Journalism?

With an ever growing distrust and skepticism of the media, it seems this problem can be traced to one point. The moment the main stream media let go of journalism, and replaced it with their own opinions and looser fact-checking, that distrust gained traction. Whether it’s a news channel telling people a narrative they want […]

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Trump vs Obama: A Twitter Analysis

If perception is reality, and in a time when you can say almost anything and it may believed to be true, how is Twitter changing the most distinguished office in the United States? On Friday, January 20th, the United States hopes to show how a planned and peaceful transition of power looks. As President-Elect Donald […]

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PR Buzzwords – Storytelling, PR, and Measurement

The following content was originally posted by the author, Todd Murphy, on the Waxing Unlyrical blog associated with Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Buzzwords! The public relations industry, maybe above all other industries, loves its buzzwords. Each year we latch on to something we think is new, unique, innovative, or otherwise intriguing to our fellow practitioners and […]

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Twitter – One Man’s Political Weapon

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks you know that Donald Trump was voted President-elect of the United States, beating out Hilary Clinton in the electoral college. And unless you have been living under a rock for the past year and half, you know that this election has been […]

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Media Exposure-What Election Polls Missed

Monday morning quarterbacking is the easiest job in the world, especially if you have data analysts like I do at Universal Information Services. With the Trump v. Clinton Presidential election in the rear view mirror by a week, it appears obvious why Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go […]

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Twitter: From Bidder to Qwitter

Besides LinkedIn, Twitter is probably one of your biggest assets when it comes to networking online and social media tracking. Business professionals recognize the use value of Twitter, but that asset seems to have become a liability. After a drop of about 32% in its’ stock price, Twitter can now be compared to the Titanic of […]

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What do you get when you mix an apple with a supercar?

For the first time in a long time Apple fans and Super-car enthusiasts are asking themselves the same question, “Why is Apple trying to acquire British super-car maker McLaren?” Last week the Financial Times reported that an acquisition, or a large strategic investment, was in the works between Apple and McLaren, the super-car manufacturer. The […]

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PR Measures that Matter-Impact Score

Universal Information Services is participating in an awareness and education campaign organized by AMEC, the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication. These events are sponsored by membership companies and work to better educate public relations professionals on reliable methodologies for measuring PR and media. Each day this week Universal has defined one of five key […]

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PR Measures that Matter-Media Exposure

Universal Information Services is participating in an awareness and education campaign organized by AMEC, the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication. These events are sponsored by membership companies and work to better educate public relations professionals on reliable methodologies for measuring PR and media. Each day this week Universal has defined one of five […]

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