Blogging Tips for PR Pros

PR Expanded

Fast forward almost ten years and blogging is so ubiquitous that not only are blogs supplanting traditional media channels as sources for breaking news, practically every single company I can think of has one. So don’t do that for your blog, either! blogging Content PR 2.0

The Ultimate Brand Video Helper

ReimaginePR

Because we love you, one handy dandy, super duper, mostly all-in-one-place Brand Video Checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything when you develop, write and shoot your next video.

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How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

ReimaginePR

The most important part of branding is storytelling. You must cultivate a brand story that adds context and meaning to what would otherwise be dull facts and figures. Your brand story should be authentic, relatable, and deeply human. Think of your brand as a person.

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Top Blogs For PR To Follow

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There are many public relations industry blogs that offer know-how on everything from crafting brilliant media pitches to perfecting presentation skills. But how to determine which blogs are me-too, and which are worth your while? After that, the blog world is your oyster!

Brand Story We Love: David Peck

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Blog Brand Stories We Love Brand Story brand storytelling Not for ProfitHere’s something you don’t hear very often… “He’s a gifted public speaker, a talented university and college lecturer, a social entrepreneur… and an award winning magician.” ” Yup. An award winning magician… Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to David Peck of SoChange.

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Brand Story to Watch: Bluebird Meadows

ReimaginePR

But back to their brand storytelling. While you’re here, do yourself a favour and check out Donna’s blog for some of her mouth-watering recipes. Blog Brand Stories to Watch Brand Stories brand storytelling It’s hard for a cottage industry to compete in an overcrowded marketplace but 5 star Bluebird Meadows Bed and Breakfast has found a way. First of all, they’re just very good at what they do.

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4 blogging ideas for brand managers

PR Daily

Communicators of all stripes can increase engagement, boost visibility and entice potential customers or clients through blog posts, especially if they offer people answers, inspiration or new ways to look at common problems. Many of the blog’s hot tips don’t require the company’s products.

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7 Ways Students Can Use the Digital Space to Enhance Their Brand Today

PR Expanded

Jeff Bezos said that your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room. The first step in boosting your brand is understanding what’s currently out there. I wrote a blog post about how to perform a quick digital audit on yourself, you can find it here.

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Heineken vs. Pepsi: A Look at Brand Commentary on Social Issues

Ron Torossian

When done wrong, companies can turn off their audiences, which can lead to drops in sales, smeared brand reputations , and negative press. The post Heineken vs. Pepsi: A Look at Brand Commentary on Social Issues appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

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How to Create a Keyword Library for Your Brand

Cision

Using keywords that will help the right people find your website is essential for every facet of your marketing strategy from search engine optimization to social media to blogging to PR. Consistency across both sales and marketing makes for stronger branding and attracts better results.

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How to Get Quality Leads on Your Blog

Cision

Blogging can (and should) do more than just update readers on the latest news and events of the day. How to Collect Quality Leads for Your Blog. Many good content marketing strategies — whether for a blog or company brand — include a lead generation form.

How to Overhaul Your Blog: 5 Steps to a More Distinctive Brand Identity

PR 20/20

Roughly two million blog posts are written every single day. Remember: a blog is not just a metrics driver. A blog showcases your brand’s personality, connecting internal subject matter experts to external readers. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.”.

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Blogging trends for content marketers

PR Daily

Blogging for business has gone from perceived trend to a valuable business tool that helps achieve real marketing objectives. WEBINAR: Cisco shares its best brand journalism and social media tips.

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Tootzypop , the lifestyle blog I founded for savvy women over 40 , is no exception. So how do you know when to stick to your guns in building your online brand, versus when to take inspiration from the formula? They’re valid for anyone trying to build a brand online.

Blogging is dead: just 36% of internet users write blogs

Stuart Bruce

Blogging is dead, long live blogging. An interesting statistic from the GWI Brand report reveals that 36% of internet users aged 16-64 said that they wrote on a personal blog within the last month.

Why Training Your Employees on Personal Branding is Good PR

Marketwired

Personal branding has been considered a topic of debate since the advent of social media. Just a few years ago, the former CEO of Ogilvy said personal branding is “plastic.” However, a strong personal brand can actually enhance and grow a company internally and externally.

What is Brand Journalism?

Cision

What is brand journalism? Brand journalism is no different than content marketing. However, brand journalism is different. That is, they attempt to create a dividing line that says blog posts belong in one camp while interviews belong in another.

5 Brand Elements to Evaluate When Refreshing Your Corporate Image

Cision

Refreshing your corporate image is sometimes necessary to inject fresh energy into your brand, as well as get people to see it with renewed interest. How you plan to communicate the brand refresh. 1.    Conduct Extensive Brand Research. Featured Best Practices branding

How Long Should a Blog Post Be? [A Data-Driven Answer for B2B]

Sword and the Script

If you’re looking for a short and easy answer to blogging questions, here you go: How long should a blog post be? How long should it take to write a blog post? How often should I publish blog posts? Two Comprehensive Studies about Blogging.

Personal Branding: Always Be Prepared for Your Next Job Opportunity

Cision

Instead of polishing up your resume and social skills only after you’ve decided to look for a new job, experts advise that you pay attention to your personal brand year-round. A personal brand is like any other brand. Best Practices Featured brand journalism personal brand

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Reputation Management: Making Employees Brand Ambassadors

Ron Torossian

As a result, many companies turn to a more subtle form of brand management, which involves creating new brand ambassadors. The post Reputation Management: Making Employees Brand Ambassadors appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Crisis PR Pubilc Relations Ronn TorossianReputation management is no easy feat for any company.

10 outstanding corporate blogs

PR Daily

There seems to be a lot of noise about the "death of the company blog.". In a world with so many shiny balls to chase—such as Snapchat and Instagram—are blogs still viable? What is the state of the art in company blogging? What are the best company blogs today?

3 Things You Need to Know About Brand Journalism

Cision

Consumers have started to tune out brand messages. But don’t fret, there’s a way to break through, gain back their attention and make your brand be heard: brand journalism. Let’s start with the basics: brand journalism is not journalism.

Blogging for SEO: 7 tips

PR Daily

Blogging for search engine optimization (SEO) is one way to increase your visibility, but it takes more than just posting an article now and then. The best way to increase SEO for blogs is to be strategic. In addition to looking better for visitors, it’s important when blogging for SEO.

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How the New York Public Library’s Blog Mobilizes Communities

Cision

The term “content marketing” casts a wide net when it comes to ways to promote and publicize a brand or organization. However, blogging is one of the leading tools in any brand’s content marketing strategy. Q: How did the NYPL decide to start a blog program?

Brand Story We Love: United Way of Greater Portland

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We craft short stories with minimal branding in hopes others will use them to move their work too.” Blog Brand Stories We Love Brand Story Nothing can hold back people determined to make a difference through the power of story. The United Way of Greater Portland gets it. They understand the importance of using great storytelling to perfectly and seamlessly match up with their mission of bringing individuals and organizations together to advance the common good.

Should you remove author names from blog posts when employees leave?

Communications Conversations

Last week, together with my friends at Bellmont Partners, we held our most recent Talking Points event focused on corporate blogging 2.0. And, the number of companies blogging is bigger than its ever been. Especially for blogs that are based on thought leadership.

Burnish Your Brand by Sculpting with Social

PR Job Coach

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. Blog: Try your hand at blogging about Wine PR.

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My 30-Day Blogging Challenge: The Importance of Syndicated Content

Polaris

My binge blogging challenge is complete—this post is the final one in my 30-day challenge. You can read about why I decided to binge blog and some of the lessons I learned along the way HERE and HERE. Was binge blogging a good idea? Business Blogging I made it!

How to Create an Editorial Strategy for Your Blog – Part One

Journalistics

In my first post of the year, I confessed my blogging sins and provided some insights around what caused me to blog less the past few years, and what I learned from the process. This posts was the first step in my journey to blog more in 2016.

How to Find and Work with Brand Evangelists

Cision

While connecting with influencers in your industry is a great way to reach a lot of people quickly, don’t leave out a more obvious — and often more attainable — source to help with your marketing: Brand evangelists. You already know these brand evangelists love your product.

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How and why to spread your blog’s reach

PR Daily

Blogging can be a powerful way to build and showcase your personal brand. Liken blog distribution with issuing a press release. The same principle holds true for blogging. To boost your personal brand and build buzz, post your content on as many platforms as possible.

Is the corporate blog still content marketing’s “home base”?

Communications Conversations

Drive all social traffic back to our corporate blog and/or web site. Drive all social traffic back to our corporate blog and/or web site. His company has a corporate blog. Dave blogs using LinkedIn’s publisher feature on a regular basis.

Adding Playlists to a Blog Post? HOW FUN!

Rock the Status Quo

Let’s try an experiment… Click the > button on the playlist below, then pop back up and read this blog post while it plays. Adding a playlist to a piece of content probably isn’t exactly what some have in mind when they think of sensory branding… but why not?

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Why 99% of companies should completely forget about brand journalism

Communications Conversations

Relatively recently, Verizon joined a number of big companies in the business of brand journalism. ” It’s hardly the first brand to try brand journalism. But, will this brand journalism trend continue? Those are resources very few brands have access to.

8 reasons job seekers should start blogging

PR Daily

Have you ever considered the ways a blog can help you get a job? I meet a lot of young people entering the work force, and I always recommend blogging to get ahead in almost any career. In a blog, you can show them. Blog about what you aspire to be. Blog for the job.

Brand Ambassadors, Brand Advocates: These Programs Aren’t Easy!

Rock the Status Quo

Don’t Let The Plethora of Blog Posts Fool You It’s easy to tout the benefits of brand advocate programs – of which there are many – but there isn’t enough discussion around just how difficult it is to create and sustain one. What is the difference between a brand ambassadors, brand advocates and just an online community? Often the moderator of a community, that person (or persons) embodies brand attributes and represents the brand online.

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Give Your Food and Beverage Brand a Face People Can Trust with Influencer Marketing

Cision

When it comes to influencer marketing, food and beverage brands are beginning to step away from big stars in favor of a different track. Rachel Mansfield is one healthy living blogger and Instagram influencer who has promoted food and beverage brands on her platform.

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Study: Big Companies Lag at Blogging, Social Media

Sword and the Script

I’ve read and blogged about previous reports produced by the UMASS Center for Marketing Research for several years now. Blogs as a tool of corporate influence is flat to declining. . It’s a very difficult perception to overcome because a blog is really, or ought to be, a news site.

Stories are your brand’s on button

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Blog Storytelling TechniquesFace palm: “It doesn’t work.” ” “Okay,” I said. “I’ll get someone to troubleshoot it with you.” ” “You can try,” said Jonathan. “But I’m not sure there’s any point. It just doesn’t work. And I mean at all. At ALL.” ” It was a 3D Scanner invented by Matter and Form Inc. , a client we were launching.

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