3BL Media Announces News Distribution Networks for Health and Energy Content

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., October 11, 2012 /3BL Media/ - 3BL Media, a leading distributor of news and content for Fortune 500, small and medium enterprises, and non-profits, announced today the launch of Health and Energy multi-channel distribution networks.

The addition of these two news networks further expands 3BL Media’s offerings, building on the world’s largest, most effective network for the distribution of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) news and content.

Thomson Reuters Launches Sustainability Website

Website on explores the common ground where business, communities and the environment meet
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(3BL Media) New York, NY - September 18, 2012 – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has launched a new website called Sustainability ( The site brings together relevant resources from across Thomson Reuters, combined with content from multiple partners, including 3BL Media, into a single space.

Conquer the Community Involvement Communication Challenge and Create Opportunities

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(3BL Media) September 17, 2012 - With so many communication channels available today, telling the story of your community involvement efforts internally and externally presents a wide range of challenges and opportunities. Which channel should you use for different types of communications, and when? How can you craft a compelling message that can boost employee participation rates and build trust in the community?

Sustainability Reporting 101 - Part 4: Five Company Experts You Need for a Good Sustainability Report


Producing a corporate sustainability report (CSR) is a team sport. The stronger the team is, the stronger the report will be. Each player needs to bring specific expertise that is complementary to the team as a whole. So, it is important to recruit and rally the key experts that can deliver what you need to make the company’s report a success. Choose carefully and look for people who already demonstrate some passion about sustainability.

The Future of CSR Reporting

Brave One’s new digital publishing service engages stakeholders by creating immersive and engaging CSR publications
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(3BL Media) Holyoke, MA - July 13, 2012 - Brave One, a digital marketing agency specializing in CSR communications, today announced their new digital publishing service, the agency’s latest offering to help maximize the reach and impact of their clients’ CSR communications efforts. “Presenting a groundbreaking CSR or sustainability report in an engaging way is a huge challenge,” said agency Co-Founder Jesse Mayhew.

Key 1: Alignment with your Core Business Model

Part 4 in the blog series The New PR

Successful businesses are adept at determining market changes, trends and expectations. They cannot be in such a rush to embrace the “new” trend that they abandon their fundamental and core purposes.

For any program to be valuable to a business, it must further the goals of that company. Businesses must therefore be prudent when it comes to sustainability efforts, and not rush headlong into activities or partnerships that are not aligned with their long-term interests because that, quite simply, is bad business.

Evolution becomes Revolution: The Changing Role of Professional Communicators and ‘The New PR’

Part 2 in the blog series The New PR

The changing information needs of both stakeholders and companies are redefining the role of corporate communications departments and professionals including community, investor, government, and employee relations. Companies are recognizing that increasingly savvy – some would say cynical – audiences are becoming more and more discerning about messages that corporations are sharing.

2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Insights: Storytelling in CSR – Common Challenges and New Tactics for Success


Guest post by Devon Douglas, BBMG

On March 17, I spent the day with VolunteerMatch and a group of passionate CSR and Foundation professionals dedicated to engaging their employees, consumers, members and other stakeholders in making a positive impact through volunteering.

The Connection Between Sustainability and Communications: An Introduction

Part 1 in John Friedman's blog series "The New PR"

The role of communications professional has dramatically and irrevocably changed in recently years. The instant-information age has not only changed the ways in which information is shared, it has exponentially increased the amount of information that people both need and receive.  In media relations the news cycle has expanded to 24 hours; and the increasing prevalence and importance of non-traditional social media (and the increasing influence of bloggers and citizen-journalists) have required more than a change in tactics.


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