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10 Reasons We Give Thanks This Year

Terra Dankowski, Gina Joseph and Adrienne Sheares contributed to this post.

The best part of Thanksgiving (Yes, even better than turkey and all the fix-ins) is the perspective it provides. We can get so caught up in the day-to-day that we overlook reasons to be thankful.

Yesterday, we posted “7 Things PR Pros Should Be Thankful For” from Susan Payton. Here at the Cision Blog, we put our heads together to come up with a list of 10 PR-related resources and tools that simplify our workdays, make us smile and expand our minds.

We hope that some of these will do the same for you for the rest of 2014 and into the new year.

1. Beautiful Shared Photos

Thankful for PR Resources - Budapest

Image from Pixabay.

Thanks strangers with professional cameras who post images with a Creative Commons license to Flickr, Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons.

2. User-Generated Content

Thanks fans and followers for being so passionate about brands and your careers that you’ll create content. We especially liked your take on the #FutureofPR.

3. Second Sets of Eyes

Typo - PR Resources to be Thankful For

Thanks editors and proofreaders for helping us more clearly present our ideas and saving us from embarrassing typos.

4. Easy Graphic Design


Thanks Canva. You have added pizazz to our social and blog posts and made us feel like professional designers.

(We also appreciate you acting as a source and as content contributor.)

5. Google

Google - How to Find Reporters

Thanks Google for the search engine, analytics tools and document sharing that help us find the best content, showcase our results and work more collaboratively.

6. The HARO Community

HARO - Earn Free Publicity

Thanks HARO-ers. Your enthusiasm makes the platform the premier place for journalists to find expert sources.

7. Industry-Related Comics

Thanks @TomFishburne at Marketoonist and other comic geniuses. Your visuals make us laugh and reinforce industry best practices.

8. Scheduling Posts

Schedule Posts - PR Resources to be Thankful For

Thanks to the numerous platforms that allow us to schedule social posts in advance. You save us every day from our own memory.

9. Content Delivered

PR Resources to be Thankful For - Feedly

Thanks Feedly and other services. You may be an “old dog” but your trick helps us stay informed during our workday without wasting time mining the Web for top content.

10. A New Vision of PR

PR is people and relationships

Thanks Brian Solis and Gapingvoid’s Hugh MacLeod. Your vision and illustrations in the e-book “What if PR Stood for People and Relationships?” inspires us every day.

Most importantly, a great big thank you to all of our readers, contributors, sources and collaborators who have made the Cision Blog what it is today.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Image: Quinn Dombrowski (Creative Commons)

About Brian Conlin

Brian Conlin is a content marketing manager for Cision. A former journalist, he enjoys researching and developing accessible content. When not writing, you will find him watching baseball and college basketball, sampling craft beer and enjoying Baltimore. Find him on Twitter @BrianConlin13.

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