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  • Communication Practices of Honeywell, a Large B2B MNC

    Lydia Lu, Asia Communication VP, Honeywell, shared Honeywell’s best practices of corporate communication at the PR Newswire 2013 New Communication Annual Summit. Her presentation inspired B2B communication professionals who were present at the event. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="230"] Lydia Lu, Asia Communication VP, Honeywell at the PR Newswire 2013 New Communication Annual Summit.[/caption] Lydia started the presentation by providing an overview of Honeywell. In hotel rooms, one can often see the Honeywell’s name on the room’s thermostat. When Honeywell started its business, the company focused only on temperature and automation…

    Content PR & Marketing January 10, 2014
  • How to Optimize your Press Release for Google

      Imagine Google as a beautiful girl. You want to win her heart, so you shower her with attention and ply her with gifts in hopes that she will ignore her other suitors and pick you. But things go wrong. You grow obsessed, appearing at her door in the middle of the night with a brain surgeon after she complained earlier of a slight headache, and she ditches you. Instead, she falls for the man who charms her grandmother and wins over her friends. That is how search engine optimization…

    Content PR & Marketing June 18, 2013
  • The Multiple Meanings of ‘Media’

      “The media”. It’s a simple term embedded with tessellations of meaning that become all the more elaborate when one expands the view to include different countries, yet around the world, those in the PR industry and their clients often refer to “the media” very generally, assuming that everyone’s on the same page. Yet media operations in China and North America, for example, could not be more different, and while companies in both countries fundamentally realize this, there are still areas where assumptions are made about the function of media…

    China Comprehensive May 21, 2013
  • 101 Things About China – Tech in Hand

    One could be forgiven for thinking the zombie apocalypse had made an early arrival in Beijing. Every morning, millions of commuters squeeze into the Chinese capital’s subways, buses and taxis. Moving as one, they shamble along, and much of the time more heads are bent over smartphones than not. If you peer over the shoulders of your fellow commuters here, it’s easy enough to see what they’re doing. Some watch movies or play games, but a surprising number of travelers are reading: novels, the morning news, and quite often, microblog…

    China Comprehensive February 5, 2013
  • 3 Steps to Better Chinese Press Release Headlines

    2012 has already seen a steady increase in the number of Chinese press releases my team is handling; up from the 12,000 or so seen in 2011. Now, I’m obviously delighted to see our traffic continue to increase, especially given the impressive growth in releases that we see from internationally-based companies looking to generate exposure in China; however, there is a strikingly important observation that I would like to share with everyone – writing a great English headline doesn’t automatically translate into a great Chinese headline. This observation is a…

    Online Influence July 2, 2012