Weekly Rewind: Our favorite stories from around the Web

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Let’s start the week on the right foot with public relations, social media and content marketing stories that caught our eye so far in the new year.

8 Powerful Social Media Marketing Tools for Savvy Businesses (Inc.): We are familiar with a handful of the tools listed but there are a few social media tools we’d love to try.

Connected Culture Could Be Bad For Your Health (Mashable): You know that anxiety and stress you feel when you don’t have your cell phone? There’s a word for that: nomophobia.

5 Ways to Have Killer Content in 2014 (Search Engine Watch): Resolve to make your content stand out in the new year and move past your competitors.

Is It Time to Push the Reset Button on Your Business Website? (Social Media Today): Whether your website needs rebuilding or simple updating, keep these three things in mind to getting your new website back up and running with ease.

How to Optimize Press Releases for Shareability (PR News Online): Increase the reach of your press release with concise writing, capturing the reader’s attention early on and using visuals whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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About the Author

Cooper Smith Koch is the Founder and Principal of Cooper Smith Agency, the PR firm in Dallas that he founded in 2002. Cooper Smith Agency specializes in PR and social media, primarily for B2B companies, as well as organic product placements for building products on popular TV shows. Cooper has been recognized as one of Dallas Business Journal's "Top Forty Under 40" business leaders, as well as being honored with professional, leadership and philanthropic awards from other organizations. Cooper lives in Dallas with his partner Todd and their two children. You can connect with him on or .