Who Is Fighting Fake News? [article]

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

article] appeared first on Crenshaw Communications. Web 2.0 has radically changed journalism and public relations , two industries that rely on the free exchange of information and ideas. But one highly undesirable outcome is “fake news.”

Boost your profile with contributed articles

Public Relations Sydney

A great way to boost your profile as an expert or thought leader in your industry is to write articles and pitch to publications, otherwise known as contributed articles. Getting your article published in the media will increase your credibility and exposure to your target audience.

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Wonky Articles Trump other forms of Content

Flack's Revenge

I saw an article in Hinge Marketing’s newsletter that reaffirmed my faith in PR, media and humanity. It cited research that shows substantive articles outperform other content types, when it comes to drawing links and shares (don’t get too excited, listicles are up there too).

Pubs Converting Contributed Articles to Native Ads is Another Reason to Build Your Own Audience

Sword and the Script

For a long time, the venerable contributed article has been a mechanism for surfacing new or big ideas. Years ago, contributed articles were a badge of honor since there was a limited number of opportunities in a printed world.

Why getting links in articles still matters

PR Daily

This is why you must endeavor to place links in published articles. Don’t forget to include a link to an ungated piece of content in the body of your article as well. A version of this article originally ran on the Meltwater blog.

The Well Written Press Release: Write the Article For Them


Find the right angle for the personas you’re writing for, and create an article (or multiple articles if you’re distributing to multiple personas) for distribution. If you do the legwork of writing a story for your journalists, they can easily find their way to taking that article and adding to it, or editing for their audience. By writing the article, you made that journalist’s life easier because all they have to do is decide if and how they want to use it.

Are your infographics, videos and articles unforgettable?

PR Daily

TrendKite Launches New Metric: Article Impact


Today, TrendKite announces a new measurement capability, Article Impact, to make it easier to rank coverage and discover your quality PR content. Product Updates

5 Most Loved Social PR Chat Articles of the Year

Social PR Chat

Read the most loved Social PR Chat articles on everything from VR/AR to smartphone addition to best courses to find your way. Here is a quick recap of the articles that are sure to start off your 2018 with a bang! This article is for you! Read the whole article here.

Publishers ditch Facebook’s Instant Articles

PR Daily

Facebook’s Instant Articles might not be all its cracked up to be. reported that The Times “stopped using Instant Articles after a test last fall that found that links back to the Times’ own site monetized better than Instant Articles.”

TrendKite Reveals PR Attribution: Measure Traffic from Articles Without Links


This is new technology we’ve developed in-house, that allows PR professionals to see all visitors coming to their website from PR articles - regardless of there being a backlink in the article or not. This meant, for the first time ever, PR professionals could begin to understand their digital impact, by understanding when readers were clicking through links in articles to visit their site. Gauge Article Performance Over Time.

Facebook, Instagram grow with ‘Instant Articles’ and users

PR Daily

Facebook’s “Instant Articles” is getting a big push with partnerships that promise to dramatically increase its content load. The number of publishers and array of posted articles aren’t the only things that are growing with Facebook’s content project.

How to Help a Tiny Torah Scroll Kickstart An Article of Hope

Waxing UnLyrical

An Article of Hope. I first heard about the documentary film, An Article of Hope , from Debra Silimeo (Debra’s a senior executive with a well-respected DC agency, and also happens to be a neighbor, friend and Bootcamp Buddy of mine).

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The 10 most popular LinkedIn articles of 2016

PR Daily

Roughly 8 million articles were published on LinkedIn this year. Here’s a look at the platform’s most buzzworthy articles this year: 1. The article sparked a heated discussion with more than 4,000 comments and 650,000 views.

Buzzfeed admits to deleting articles due to advertiser pressure

PR Daily

This month, Buzzfeed was accused of deleting—and then republishing —articles about Dove soap and the board game Monopoly due to pressure from advertisers. Another instance saw an article that criticized a Pepsi Super Bowl Twitter marketing campaign that Buzzfeed had been working on.

The Value of a Well-Placed Featured Article


Everyone feels good when an article featuring their brand or client runs in a publication that is popular with the target audience. Don’t get us wrong, we are huge fans of feeling good, so if you pull off a well-placed feature article, pop the Champaign and have at it.

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About all those “press release is dead” articles

Muck Rack

About all those “press release is dead” articles


55 tips, tools and articles that will super-charge your Public Relations knowledge in 2018

The Resolution Blog

A standard in article scoring? We are passionate about exploring ways to demonstrate PR success, especially at an article-level because it’s not easy. Could there be a future standard for article strength? This article proves that more time is the key to happiness. This article, about the increased traffic going to The Sun site caught my eye. If your agency is running paid ads on behalf of your clients you need to read this article.

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Weather Channel slams Breitbart over climate-change article

PR Daily

article cites one study that measures land temperatures but fails to mention others that “show smaller drops, more typical of the decline one would expect after a strong El Niño event.”

Theranos chief battles Wall Street Journal over article

PR Daily

To use it in a sentence: Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes “Amazoned” The Wall Street Journal this week when she pushed back against claims it made against her company in a recent article. article, published Oct. Earlier this week, she spoke about the article on The Journal’s own turf. She did, and she continued to dispute assertions made in the article. She continued, “We’ve seen two articles that were false.

Academic journal retracts article about same-sex marriage study

PR Daily

Academic journal Science has retracted an article that was published six months ago whose dubious findings made their way into the pages of major news outlets.

TrendKite Reveals PR Attribution: Measure Traffic from Articles Without Links


PR Attribution: Breakthrough Technology Measuring Traffic from Articles & Media Mentions Without Links

101 articles to help your 2017 PR, monitoring, and measurement planning

Media Bullseye

This post compiled 101 articles about PR, social media, and media monitoring/measurement to provide professionals with access to necessary, useful knowledge. In today’s ever-evolving PR and monitoring/measurement industries, practitioners need to remain updated and educated to achieve success.

How to Write an Engaging Article-Even when Your Topic Seems Dull 

Media Bullseye

A 2013 study by Optimind Technology discovered that articles with pictures receive 94 percent more views than those without photos. Additionally, readers respond positively to articles with periodic photos to break up blocks of text.

Wikipedia founder to PR pros: Don't edit articles

PR Daily

A couple times a year, a story will emerge whose headline (with some variation) reads, “PR firm makes changes on client’s Wikipedia page.”. The New York Times published a few examples of this last month. It’s embarrassing for the client, and it’s embarrassing for the PR firm. The perpetrator will try to mask their work by creating a fake account, but they always seem to be caught by something small, like the IP address.

Instant Articles lacks revenue, has too many ad restrictions, some say

PR Daily

The 20 or so publishers that signed on to be part of Facebook’s Instant Articles aren’t all happy about the new service. Some are unhappy with the advertising options and lack of revenue from articles published directly on Facebook.

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How to Make Bylined Articles Work for You

Solo PR Pro

The bylined article is a common marketing and communications tactic frequently used to distinguish someone as a thought leader in their field or a company as a credible media source for information and commentary regarding a specific industry. Writing the article.

Tinder’s Twitter account goes off on Vanity Fair over article

PR Daily

In a Vanity Fair article released this week , one source refers to what people do on the dating app Tinder as “ordering a person.” of Tinder users are married — not 30% as the preposterous GlobalWebIndex article indicated.

Choosing Content Formats: Are you sure that article shouldn’t be a list?


It’s content that takes little investment upfront from a reader, compared to an 800-word article. Choosing #Content Formats: Are you sure that article shouldn’t be a list? The problem comes when you look at a thesis and have to decide between a slide show, an article, and a video.

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Trade association in damage control mode after NYT's nail salon articles

PR Daily

The three ingredients referenced in the article were removed from nail polish many years ago by all the large brands, not because they were illegal or unsafe at the levels used, but because manufacturers responded to customer questions and concerns.”.

GIF search, Instant Articles boost marketers' visual options

PR Daily

Facebook opens Instant Articles to all. On Wednesday, the social media network announced via a blog post that its publishing feature, Instant Articles, will be available to all publishers in April: Facebook’s goal is to connect people to the stories, posts, videos or photos that matter most to them. Opening up Instant Articles will allow any publisher to tell great stories, that load quickly, to people all over the world.

Is sharing third-party media articles via social a solid strategy for brands?

Communications Conversations

“Should we continue sharing articles to third-party sites? Sharing third-party articles is great–but at the end of day, it’s actually building awareness and credibility for the media outlet–not our brand. 3: Third-party articles get great engagement!

The Top 17 Articles of 2017: #3 Google Quietly Launches ‘Badass’ Hiring Tool For Employers

PR Daily

It looks like Google isn’t taking Facebook’s move into the employment space lying down. The company is quietly introducing a new product called Google Hire.

Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

Below I’ve collected a list of tools to help you put the “art” in your article. With the amount of free content creator tools on the web, there is no reason why you should not be putting images in your blog posts, articles, news releases or any other web content.

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Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants

Waxing UnLyrical

Great visuals can enhance your articles. They work well as stand-alone web content or even as an additional outline of a full length article. Are you using art to enhance your articles? Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants.

PR Tips For Stellar B2B Bylines

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Contributed articles bylined by a key executive are part of any PR program that emphasizes thought leadership. A bylined article isn’t a one-time thing; it should be part of a content calendar included in a broader expert visibility program.

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Paid Media: How to Best Amplify Your Content

B2B PR Sense

Articles Paid MediaPaid media may be one of the most misunderstood types of media in the PESO model. While earned, shared, and owned content have become an integral and respected part of today's content strategy, paid content still has a bit of the aura of a shyster.

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The Criteria Pros Use to Qualify High Authority Link Opportunities


DA 40-70: These are sites with good authority that are great to reach out to about on page links, updating articles, and low-touch pitches. It’s pretty simple to scan an article for these once you know what you’re looking for. Right click on the article. Featured Article

The Byline Article GOOD Pitch is Fresh Content

Bad Pitch Blog

Byline article pitches usually stink. This is because, even if the pitch is targeted, the article is usually included in the pitch. The recipient assumes the article has been sent to several other blogs or media outlets. With four ideas in this pitch, and no articles.

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The CMO Survey Shows Us How Classic 4Ps of Marketing Are Changing

Sword and the Script

That’s how Kimberly Whitler and Neil Morgan opened their Harvard Business Review article – Why CMOs Never Last. A year after starting the role, a new retail CMO was frustrated.

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Oh, Come on, Charlie Brown! Let Google Hold the Football for You [Google+]

Sword and the Script

Or even Android, as a rumor-fueled article by BGR suggests? Some time around 2012, I attended a marketing conference downtown in Washington, DC. The main event was a product manager from Google being piped in on a big screen from the west coast to evangelize for its social network, Google+.

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Managing Media Relations for a Publisher; Off Script No. 32: Rachael Wolensky of ALM

Sword and the Script

I can’t say to a C-Suite executive that ‘you got X dollars in sales that you can use towards your P&L from this external article mention.’. I can share great numbers and show potential clicks from our press release page, traffic and articles we are mentioned in.

Amid the Rapid Pace of Change, These 5 Fundamentals of PR are Still Essential

Sword and the Script

That was the opening to the August 2018 Monthly Scripts email newsletter and a fitting opening when one steps back and looks over the 10 articles out of a couple hundred that made the cut. Two is the new five.