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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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!

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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9 Blogs To Make You PR-Smart

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

One of the best ways is to stay on top of key PR industry blogs as well as more general sites that offer a fresh take on business, creativity, and content. Blogs That Can Make You Smarter. Industry or Workplace Blogs. The Cision Blog. Pop Culture/Creativity Blogs.

5 Tips to Nurture Your Brand Fanatics

Cision

Customers who are quick to tell all their friends and social networks how much they adore your brand. I call these brand fanatics. Now, these people may be willing to spread the word about your brand for you, but in my experience, a little nurturing of that relationship never hurts.

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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 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.

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 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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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.

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 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.

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.

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 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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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.

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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The Top 3 Branding Resolutions Your Business Needs to Make for 2018

Cision

If you haven’t set any, now is the time to start thinking of ways to improve your branding strategies to make 2018 your best year yet. Here are three awesome branding resolutions all marketing teams should consider in preparing themselves for 2018 and beyond. True branding starts from within. That being said, it’s absolutely necessary that your business has a united vision for the brand — in both the long-term and the short term.

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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?

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.

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.

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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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 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?

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!

Leverage Your Brand’s Poker Face Into a Competitive Edge

Cision

In business, the point of keeping a poker face (aka “brand identity,” for the purposes of this article) is to encourage consumers and competitors to make choices that benefit you, without having to directly nudge them into making those decisions. Executive Insights Featured brand identity

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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.

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.

Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content

AirPR

CMOS and CEOs Sound Off on the Essentials for Getting Buzz and Building Your Brand Awareness. Millions of blog posts are written every day. For marketers, this makes brand awareness a huge challenge: How do we stand out above the noise?

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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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.

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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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.

Top 5 TrendKite Blog Posts of 2015

TrendKite

We thought it would be interesting to take a look at the most effective posts from this blog. Brand Reputation Management ListsIt’s that time of year where we all look back over how we did during the last 12 months.