Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

And this is what I’m pretty sure I will get at SMC Knoxville’s Social Slam 2013 , which will kick off in exactly three weeks and three days from today (April 5). I’m excited to be gearing up for Social Slam 2013.

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Last Bad Pitch of 2013?

Bad Pitch Blog

WHY are we publishing a post on New Year''s Eve? Well, because we''re still getting pitched.badly. This one''s from a sales person and it makes us look forward to 2014. >>> >>> SUBJECT: Reaching out for new year story request Hello there, This is NAME from COMPANY.

The Moments That Made Social Slam 2013 Momentous

Waxing UnLyrical

Social Slam 2013. Social Slam 2013. Blog posts previewing or reviewing Social Slam 2013. Social Slam 2013 Recap: From the Eyes of an Organizer. Jonathan Barrick) Social Slam 2013 has concluded, and that makes me sad. 10 things I learned at Social Slam 2013.

New Year Networking: How to be Dr. Jekyll and not Hyde

PR Job Coach

Networking is the oxygen of the connected economy. It is the currency of consumer collaboration. Unless you are a monk, getting through life in the 21 st century is a challenge at best if you have no network. Virtually every job today is gained through the network.

Successful Libya Build 2013 Highlights Potential For a Bright Future

Waxing UnLyrical

The recent Libya Build 2013 saw hundreds of foreign companies participating. So with Libya Build 2013 wrapped up, I decided to head off on a little desert safari. Successful Libya Build 2013 Highlights Potential For a Bright Future is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

Seven Acts of Random Courtesy After You Land

PR Job Coach

As I reflect on my years and experience as a career coach and a mentor I once again am reminded that there is an obligation to return the favor for the kindness and generosity of the network in securing a new gig.

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Top Ten Reasons to Connect with Someone You Do Not Know.

PR Job Coach

As Porter Gale launches her new tome Your Network is Your Net Worth , I am reminded of another aspect of networking that has both risk and opportunity. How do you handle requests to connect from people you do not know or know little?

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Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

Boston_Police) April 20, 2013. Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013. Friday, April 19, was an interesting day.

5 PR Tips From 2013?s 17 Year Cicadas

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you looking forward to the 2013 visitation? 5 PR Tips From 2013′s 17 Year Cicadas is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 5 PR Tips From 2013′s 17 Year Cicadas. The first time I experienced “cicada mania” was in 2004.

Five Tips Following Graduation -- A Guest Post from Nikki Yourison

PR Job Coach

The PR Job Coach is now featuring guest posts from time to time from notable people who have important things to say. This week we have a post from Nikki Yourison a soon-to-graduate public relations novice. Let us know if you have a point of view that could benefit our readers.

What to do if your job sucks!

PR Job Coach

You are into the 11th month of your new job. There is no psychological lift from your work. The boss is a serious micro manager. You are not having much fun. You are at your wits end and see no relief ahead. What should you do? This scenario likely applies to more people than one might imagine.

4 Marketing Lessons from the Red Sox 2013 Season

Maine PR Maven

Effective brand building requires creating a network of raving fans who will support you and your organization in good times and bad times. This article by NMC Account Executive Greg Glynn talks about Red Sox Nation, which is a great example of a cult-like following for a brand.

Burnish Your Brand by Sculpting with Social

PR Job Coach

Never look a gift horse in the mouth. There has been no time in history where it has been easier or more efficient to sculpt your personal brand to highlight your passion, spotlight your skills and expose, to the world, your accomplishments.

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Behind the Brands: Oxfam Holds Big F&B Accountable

Waxing UnLyrical

Marketing Philanthropy Public Relations Shonali Burke accountability in business behind the brands international women's day 2013 IWD 2013 oxfam americaDo you know how your favorite brands measure up on the issues that matter to you?

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Eight Questions to Answer Before Accepting an Internship

PR Job Coach

Once again internships are prominent in the news. Just last week we learned from an article in the Atlantic that barely one third of the U.S. Senate pay their interns. The White House also was recently chided about not paying interns.

To, For, and Of Women on International Women’s Day

Waxing UnLyrical

Photo © European Union 2013 – European Parliament, via Flickr (CC ). Last month, Web.com and NAWBO released the findings of an interesting survey that looked at what matters to women business owners in 2013. Happy International Women’s Day!

A Look at PR and Communications Changes in Recent Years (Infographic)

Melissa Agnes

I recently came across the below infographic that highlights all the changes we’ve seen in PR and communications within the last couple years. I know you’ll enjoy this one! Take a look: PR: Then and Now. I originally viewed this infographic here.

Need Gifts for PR Pros? Here’s 12 of ‘Em

Waxing UnLyrical

I wasn’t able to attend in 2013, but I heard rave reviews. Traackr’s The Engagers: 2013 Edition.

PR: We Have One Shot

Where the Fishermen Ain't

Earlier this year, a professional organization included me on a bcc''ed. cattle-call seeking volunteers to help deliver a long-form seminar on "culture-jacking" a la this year''s Super Bowl and subsequent events.

Measuring CSR: #measurePR with John Friedman

Waxing UnLyrical

John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013. measurePR — John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013. gain in each #measurePR — John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013. John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013. I know.

Should You Brand Your Business Email Address?

Waxing UnLyrical

Daniel Honigman (@DanielHonigman) March 22, 2013. shonali — Deb Lee (@SohoTechTraing) March 22, 2013. Julia Angelen Zunich (@JulesZunichPR) March 22, 2013. Jordan Parker (@JordanAleah) March 22, 2013.

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Digital Rubbernecking and The New, New Pornography

Where the Fishermen Ain't

One afternoon as an undergrad at Saint Mary’s College of California, I was racing to the campus radio station where I was running late for my afternoon air-shift.

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Business Lessons Learned from Fishing

Waxing UnLyrical

Five years ago you would never have caught me near a fishing pole. But, when my husband first suggested we take up fishing a couple years ago, I figured I had nothing to lose. I was pregnant with my daughter at the time, and there wasn’t much physical activity I could do.

No More Apologies

Waxing UnLyrical

A story has been making the rounds this week, and which I finally read a couple of days ago.

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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jenelle Conner. I am a social media advocate. It’s where I work. I love the collaborative energy, thoughts and community. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved.

Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Sean McGinnis. I’ve been a web marketer for a long, long time. Having built my first web site ( DVD Verdict ) in April 1999 and managed one of the larger SEO teams in the country from 2006 to 2009, it’s safe to say I’ve seen many changes in web marketing over time.

On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. Really, that’s what any good company does; cut the dead weight. Usually these announcements include a bit of “Awww, that’s too bad” and we move on with our day.

4 Free Tools to Measure Your Instagram Success

Waxing UnLyrical

For the past few months, my friend Ryan has been managing a boutique in a nearby shopping center called Apricot Lane. I know 80-90% of the stores in this area are out of my price range and, because they are so expensive, their typical customers are more likely to be women in my mom’s age group.

Preview of my PRSA Talk, "Hacking Public Relations"

Where the Fishermen Ain't

25, 2013. Anyone who has followed my work for five minutes knows that I''m a huge proponent of open source technologies and, more specifically, the philosophies that drive this important movement.

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence. Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For both public relations and search engine optimization, publishing content via other people’s sites is a critical part of their everyday duties.

15 Quotes from Shakespeare for Public Relations Pros

Waxing UnLyrical

When you realized today’s date, did you think of “the Ides of March ” and secretly decide to watch your back? If you did, then like me, you’re a fan of Bill the Bard. Except you probably know him by another name: William Shakespeare.

When You Send a Bad Pitch

Bad Pitch Blog

To remind everyone that.gifs are fun.and that we''re not evil, I created this wildly assumptive timeline of what happens when someone sends a bad pitch. Spray & Pray The interns get around to mass emailing the client''s news release, without a pitch, to 100 different people.at

Monday Roundup: Small Business Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

Can you believe it?! We’re baaack! Did you miss us? I know, you probably have a ton of questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them as soon as I can, but today, let’s celebrate with a Monday roundup. Now, once you got out of your Turkey Day coma (if you were in the U.S.,

18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Waxing UnLyrical

For those of us who’ve been using Twitter for a while, we sometimes forget that there are new adopters of the network every day. Trying to figure out Twitter back in the day was bad enough; can you imagine what it’s like these days?

10 Ways Jay Baer’s New Book, Youtility, Will Change Your Life

Waxing UnLyrical

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I rarely do book reviews. This is because there are a lot of books out there, way more than I have the time to read.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Waxing UnLyrical

For a lot of us, the signature holiday in March is St. Patrick’s Day (are you getting ready to wear your green?). However, March is an important month for women all over the world for quite a different reason: it’s Women’s History Month.

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Dear Business: Get Over the Social Media Hump

Waxing UnLyrical

When we changed the WUL publishing schedule (again), I thought writing an original post once a week would be easy enough. Image: richardghawley via Flickr, CC 2.0. The truth is, it isn’t.

How the Internet and Telecommuting Saved My Life

Waxing UnLyrical

The ability to interact online, as a tangible way of pursuing an education and a career, changed my life. I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it is the honest truth. When I started my first job at 17, remote work was unheard of.

Tuesday Roundup: Dance Like A Chicken

Waxing UnLyrical

If you thought that the Chicken Dance was reserved solely for county fairs and wedding receptions, think again. Today’s National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Amazingly enough, our fine feathered friends have more to do with social media then you may think.

While I Was Out: Reflections On a Social Media Hiatus

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy Friday, all! When WUL resurfaced on Monday, I told you I’d do my best to answer any questions you about about While I Was Out. You haven’t really asked me any so far – though I do appreciate the warm welcome back, and the team does too, thank you!