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Not All Publicity Is Good Publicity: Protect Your Brand's Reputation Using These 5 Tips

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NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earned media is considered more credible and influential on audiences than any other form of content, therefore negative press can result in serious damage to a brand's reputation. PR pros and marketers can take the following actionable measures before agreeing to an interview in order to prevent a potential crisis:

    --  Research previous articles the reporter has written to determine if they
        provide a balanced perspective or particular viewpoint
    --  Ask what types of questions will be asked and prepare your responses in
        advance of the interview

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