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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Brand Story We Love: David Peck

ReimaginePR

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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Conservative coffee? That’s Black Rifle’s brand

Ron Torossian

But, in recent years, one big international brand has built a reputation for being incessantly and fundamentally political. That’s Black Rifle’s brand appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Business BRANDING MARKETING Strategy

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Why and how to set editorial guidelines for your blog

PR Daily

Virtually every content marketing program involves a blog. All important ingredients for increasing readership, reputation and lead generation start with your blog. Here are eight things to include in your blog guidelines: 1. Blog and content objectives. Blog images.

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.

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.

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 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?

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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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?

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.

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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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.

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!

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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Influencer Marketing: Amplify your Brand and Drive Targeted Traffic

5W PR

A brand will find a celebrity to endorse their products. Then, the brand pays that celebrity, who in turn goes on their social media and mentions the product. Since Jenner has a large fan base consisting of Fashion Nova’s target market, this partnership is beneficial to the brand.

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Brand Story We Love: United Way of Greater Portland

ReimaginePR

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.

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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3 Steps to Equip Your Company Blog for the Road Ahead

Cision

Two recent studies by Elite Daily and CrowdTwist found that millennials, in particular, are extremely loyal to their chosen brands — especially those that are more engaging on social media. Corporations have to be more than simply transactional, or they run the risk of losing their customers’ loyalty for a more engaging brand that can provide the same service. But without a distribution channel, your company blog is like a car without an engine.

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.

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.

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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Blogging vs. Press Releases vs. Coverage; Unscripted Marketing Links

Sword and the Script

Aside from the well-deserved round of congratulations, it occurred to me the acquisition is an indication of a maturing industry for content marketing, which of course includes blogging. The Blogging Gutenberg . Benchmarks: Blogs Press Releases and Coverage.

3 Factors That Shape Your Brand Journalism Strategy

Cision

A study released by Elite Daily found that only 1 percent of millennials would trust a brand after seeing a compelling ad. Today, audiences turn to blogs, online reviews and social media before making decisions. That’s where brand journalism comes into play.

Infographic: Journalists Want Brands to Provide Multimedia-Rich Content

Cision

This presents a huge opportunity for brands to tell newsworthy stories in a variety of formats; by doing so, they can use content as a tool for building brand credibility and thought leadership, educating and entertaining their audiences and driving the business forward with a carefully considered earned media strategy. Journalists value news releases and want brands to provide high quality content. 3 Rules to Ensure Your Blog Isn’t Breaking Copyright Rules.

Stories are your brand’s on button

ReimaginePR

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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How to Establish Brand Identity: Top Tips From Jeff Barrett

Cision

When you think about big brands like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s or Walmart, your mind conjures up specific images and feelings. These brands work hard to give off just the right impression to their audiences. So what do you need to do to build your brand’s identity from the ground up?

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Build Your Brand With Instagram: Q&A With Jenn Herman

Cision

With visual content becoming a necessity in marketing strategies, including Instagram in brand’s social media strategy should be a no-brainer. So why do so few brands have an account? Q: Instagram has been rapidly growing, but brands have been slow to adopt it as a marketing tool.