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The Perfect Elevator Pitch Formula You Need to Know

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You step into a conversation at a networking event and someone asks that ominous question, "So what do you do?" Anyone who has ever had a business or personal brand knows this question all too well. How do you answer? This is where a good elevator pitch can make all the difference.

Your Content and Social Media: What You Need to Know

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Content and social media seem like the ultimate pair -- you create content, social media helps you amplify it. Engagement on social media boosts brand awareness, brand authority, and even website traffic.

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10 Personal Branding Tools That Will Help Your Strategy

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Tools are part of our every day lives -- whether it's the classic hammer and screwdriver, computer software, or specialized apps that help you do what you do better. And when it comes to your personal branding strategy, there are tools that can help you to soar.

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Personal Branding Tips: How to Ensure Success for 2021

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2020 has been a challenging year and 2021 promises its own challenges. But let's not allow that to detract from your personal brand. With that in mind, let's look at some personal branding tips that will help you to succeed in 2021 and beyond.

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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

How to Improve Your B2B Buying Process During COVID-19

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We've seen a lot of changes this year because of COVID-19 -- and even the B2B buying process has not been immune! It makes sense, since the world has been in varying stages of requiring quarantining, lockdowns, and social distancing.

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How to Win at Content Marketing During a Pandemic

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Unprecedented times. Uncertain times. Disastrous times. All terms used to describe the current pandemic. But what does that mean for your content marketing, thought leadership and personal branding strategies? Can you continue your content marketing during a pandemic? And how can you not just "get by" but excel with your content marketing strategy during this time? Let's answer these and other questions. Why Your Content Marketing Shouldn't Grind to a Halt. Content is still in high demand.

Want the Best PR? Avoid These 8 Big PR Mistakes

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Ah.the good ol' relationship between journalists and PR professionals. Complicated" just skims the surface of their relationship. Sometimes they play well and it results in the best PR opportunities. At other times, the two sides snipe at each other like squalling kittens. But, in the end, the truth is that they need each other. Journalists rely on interesting news pitches to feed their ever-hungry audience. And PR pros rely on journalists for media attention for their brand.

How to Create a Killer Instagram PR and Marketing Strategy

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PR and Marketing During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

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COVID-19 , otherwise known as Coronavirus, has been wreaking havoc across the globe, with countless people practicing "social distancing" and staying home as much as possible. How does this affect your PR and marketing strategies ? Let's take a look at what you need to know and do during this difficult time. Perhaps you've personally seen the effects of COVID-19 in your day-to-day business.

Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

PR and Marketing: How to Communicate During COVID-19

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There is no denying that these are stressful times -- COVID-19 is changing the face of many businesses. But how should this affect your PR and marketing strategies ? That's the all-important question at the moment for many brands. A recent study from Kantar gives some insight into how consumers expect businesses to act during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the study, 75% of respondents felt that companies should not exploit the health crisis to promote their brand.

12 Powerful PR Trends That Will Shape Your Strategy for 2019

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PR trends are like the oil that keeps your car lubricated. A regular check of current, fresh trends will help to keep your public relations strategy running smoothly and limit the chances of its breaking down on the side of the virtual road. These trends run the gamut from the bubble of Influencer marketing, to the need for storytelling and the growth and impact of artificial intelligence. I am joined here today with 11 of the most thoughtful PR pros I know.

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How to Ace Video for Personal Branding

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Looking for that next thing to give your personal brand a leg up? How about video? Using video for personal branding has helped many people to expand their brand and reach more audiences. And COVID-19 has created an atmosphere where video thrives. Think about it.now that so many of us are working from home, video provides an excellent way to get your face and name out there. This is not to say that it's easy. I know personally that it's a struggle to do video.

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PR's Public Relations Crisis: How to Fix It

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Ironically, despite the ballyhoo and effusions, PR is facing its own PR crisis. It turns out PR folks (myself included) aren't master communicators when it comes to our own profession. A recent study showed that a significant number of executives don't believe that PR delivers good value for their brand. What can we do to combat this? Before you panic, let's look at this as a doctor would a patient. Let's discover what the problem is, decipher the root cause, and prescribe the best remedy. First.

How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

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Dear PR Professionals: PR is evolving at warp speed. In fact, in five years, what we know as PR will have a different complexion. Yet today, many PR professionals, armed with media placements and endless pitches, are still grounded in the past, since it's so comfortable. Confession: I, a B2B PR agency owner, also have one foot still firmly planted in the past. I have news for you.

AI and Content Writing: How to Adapt to the Future

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Content has ruled digital strategies for the past couple decades now -- and with that reign, we've seen some great content writing, as well as some misfires. But that's all human error -- unavoidable, right? Well, the recent evolution of AI has given us reason to think again. With recent developments in the realm of AI and PR, we now have access to tools and strategies that make better content possible.

Crushing It in 2020: 8 Marketing Trends You Need to Know

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What's the secret to crushing it in marketing this year? Knowing the right marketing trends can make all the difference. Marketing is more than creating ads. Marketers engineer experiences that wow and attract audiences -- from a seamless content strategy that hits right on customer pain points, to creating offers that excite them, to email strategies that move them along their journey, marketers make it happen. Every year, customers and their preferences change.

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A Useful New Model to Get The Edge in Public Relations

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Photo Credit: Frank McKenna. Public relations is changing in the blink of an eye. There’s just one problem. Some Public relations practitioners and many PR clients are running a little behind. PR for eons was laser-focused on earned media — placing a story in media outlets. The rallying cry of clients and executives was “Get us in the New York Times or Wall Street Journal.” And, "Better yet, get us on the front page.”.

How to Boost Your LinkedIn for Personal Branding During the Pandemic

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While a number of industries are fluctuating due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn't mean your marketing strategy should grind to a halt. That's especially true regarding using LinkedIn for personal branding. Personal branding is about establishing your reputation in the mind of others. And LinkedIn is an excellent place to do so. LinkedIn remains a powerful resource for businesses.

How to Create a Personal Brand During COVID-19

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When laying out your strategy, you probably never thought you'd be creating your personal brand during COVID-19, a global health crisis that caught everybody off guard. But here we are. So what now? Do you continue with your personal branding strategy or do you hit the pause button? If you do continue, what is different? We've got answers for you! First off, let's clarify what we mean by a personal brand. Just like Apple and Coke have brands, individuals do to.

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9 Expert Guides: How to Win at Influencer Marketing

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Influencer marketing is no longer the cool kid on the block. In a flash, its moved from cutting edge to a necessary tactic for marketers -- including B2B marketers. Not to worry, though, if you're not there yet or need to up your game. I've got you covered. To keep you abreast of the latest trends in B2B influencer marketing, I've rounded up 9 terrific posts. Read on for your Primer on B2B Influencer Marketing. 9 Expert Guides on B2B Influencer Marketing Strategy.

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How to Boost Your Strategy with B2B Video Marketing

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B2B video marketing has raised a few eyebrows in recent years. Some find it hard to picture B2B CEOs scrolling through video on social media or surfing YouTube, especially to view business-related content. So we have to ask the question: Is video B2B marketing a viable tactic for your strategy?

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8 Conversational Writing Tips That Will Boost Engagement

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What is conversational writing? It is a way of writing that imitates everyday speech. Instead of reading like a textbook, it reads more like a conversation between two friends. Writing conversationally is not just about relaying facts. While your content is meant to teach your audience, conversational content uses a more relaxed, approachable style than, say, an industry white paper would. Let's look at some conversational writing tips that will help you to succeed.

15 Personal Branding Experts You Need to Check Out

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Today you can't have a robust business without a solid personal brand. But it's not always easy to know where to start. That's why I wanted to share with you a list of 15 personal branding experts whose content can help you to develop and polish your own brand. Personal branding is an important part of your business's PR and marketing strategy. It is more than a simple "look at me" tactic. Modern audiences want to know the person behind the brand. What are you like? What do you stand for?

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10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

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Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. One is a new strategy, just over a decade old, while the other spans decades, even centuries. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? Most definitely! In this post, we'll discuss. How social media can help with public relations. How to prepare your social media profile to use for public relations.

5 Powerful Ways to Craft the Best Content for Your Personal Brand

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As content marketing progresses, we learn more and more about how audiences interact with our content. And as we understand more, we're able to create the best content possible, whether for our business or personal brand. If you are working to develop your personal brand, content creation is absolutely critical. Why do we say this? Let's look at a few reasons why content marketing is an important element for your personal branding strategy. Why Your Personal Brand Needs Content Marketing.

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PR Strategy: What You Need to Know About Earned and Owned Media

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For years, certain assumptions have dominated PR strategy and tactics. It's handed-down wisdom, for instance, that top tier media pack more wallop than trade media. But is that really true? What are common misconceptions that people have about their PR tactics? How can you set those aside and have a sounder, more informed strategy tied to the bottom line?

PR Strategy: 5 Powerful Secrets to Awesome Media Attention

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Your B2B PR strategy is a complex machine, with earned, owned, shared, and paid media components all working together. Today, we're focusing on the earned media portion of your public relations strategy. What is earned media ? It is the attention a brand receives through through media or other websites. It is called "earned" since it cannot be bought or owned. It is attained through media relations, such as press releases and pitches to journalists. So how do you get it?

PR Strategy Not Working? Here's How to Fix It

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"Get me some PR". Unfortunately, PR doesn't work like that. You can't just order it and have it delivered or pick it up at the store. It requires a well thought out PR strategy and flawless execution to be effective. Let's talk strategy. Recently, a client hired my firm because another agency hadn't thought through its strategy. Its approach was strictly tactical and was missing the mark. You can't rush through strategy. It requires research and creativity.

The Top 25 B2B Marketing Experts You Need to Follow Here.

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B2B marketing is constantly evolving, with new innovations and strategies that used correctly can stake your success. But how do you stay on the leading edge of these innovations and ensure that your business thrives? Social media just might hold the key. Along the social corridors of Twitter and LinkedIn you will find many experts -- including many of the top B2B marketers in the field. These individuals are not just far-off celebrities.

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8 Content Marketing Trends That Will Fire Up Your Strategy

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Has your content marketing strategy been on the decline, figuratively dwindling to embers? If so, we can help. We've collected content marketing trends designed to blow new life into your strategy and rekindle it into the roaring blaze it once was. We've gathered these trends from across the industry.

Data Storytelling: How to Win Serious Media Coverage

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Data and storytelling are probably two words that you wouldn't expect to go together. But they do. Data storytelling can be a key way to turn dry facts into exciting stories -- a transformation that could win high-tier media coverage for your brand. But what is it and how can you use it?

How to Leverage AI in PR for Amazing Results

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Artificial intelligence, or AI, is nothing new. If you've been working around PR and marketing, you no doubt already use it to some degree. But what is on the horizon for this technology -- and how should brands use AI in PR to drive results? Artificial intelligence holds a lot of potential for B2B brands -- yet some view it with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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10 Powerful B2B Marketing Influencers You Need to Follow

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B2B marketing is a rich, diverse, and sometimes complex field. The growth of technology and social media add a new layer to this field. Sometimes it even feels like a struggle to keep up. That’s where influencers can make a huge difference. Influencers help us to stay on top of the trends and new developments that hit the industry. They guide us in breaking through the noise and undertanding what's happening within our industry.

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6 Public Relations Trends That Will Bring Success in the Coming Year

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It's easy to keep on top of cultural trends that beam out at us from all media. But how about public relations trends that can help your growth and development? These can be less accessible and tougher to master. Yet, they can help you get a jump start on the future. Read on to discover the trends that can give you a head start. Think of these trends like a tune-up for your car. Yeah, your car might run okay as is, or maybe you’re even used to all of its little quirks.

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Content Marketing Tips: How to Attract Your Audience

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B2B content marketing has become the white bread of content marketing. It's on every B2B marketer's menu and unfortunately a lot of it is as exciting as white bread. It lacks texture, and flavor and gusto. Beyond that, it's often missing a solid foundation. Simply content without a strategy it isn't a solid part of B2B marketing strategies. And yet.done right it works.

How to Improve Your B2B Content Marketing

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B2B content marketing has become a mainstay in many businesses. But many companies are hitting a wall -- not notching all the results that they want. What should they do? Say you notice a water spot on your ceiling. Would you demand an entire, new roof? Of course not. You would take the time to examine where it's come from and how to patch it. The same can be said of content marketing.

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How to Do B2B Content Marketing That Doesn't Suck

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" B2B content marketing is so easy, anyone can do it." I've heard this idea thrown around countless times. And I can't help but shake my head at the notion.Yeah, sure, anybody can write a blog, but that doesn't mean it's going to have an audience. It takes a lot more than basic writing skills to create successful B2B content. The fact is that not everyone who can write can necessarily create content. Because content marketing is much more than writing.

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