Interview with Davis Mallory

Critical Mention

So these were smaller blogs when I wanted to get on MTV and Entertainment Weekly. To get on these blogs was outside of my budget, it cost about $2,500 per month. I reached out to blogs myself, and many didn’t write back. Already having an intriguing story to tell, Davis gave a TED Talk on his path out of Reality TV and into the music industry titled “Achieve Your Creative Dream.”. Blog Career Advancement Communications Interviews Marketing Social Media Trends

AirPR Interview Series: Content Marketing and PR Experts share measurement predictions for 2018


I want marketers to think more creatively and broadly about what to measure. The post AirPR Interview Series: Content Marketing and PR Experts share measurement predictions for 2018 appeared first on AirPR. Blog Interviews


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Q&A Interview with theSkimm co-founders, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg

PR Expanded

I recently wrote about the daily email newsletter in my blog post, What’s in your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit? Whether it’s a client meeting, interview, or family dinner, our readers are ready to jump into conversation. This year we expanded our team, moved into an office and have created a culture built around collaboration, creativity and getting sh*t done. Interview PR 2.0 If you haven’t checked out theSkimm, I encourage you to take a look.

AirPR Interview Series: Emmy Award Winning Journalist & PR Pro Mika Stambaugh


Mika Stambaugh is an Emmy award winning journalist and dynamic entrepreneur known for her creative strategies in executing media and communication campaigns. I believe each client begins at a different point on the PR spectrum … some need to start with blogs, online magazines and trades publications to perfect their narrative before moving to mainstream radio and television media outlets. “Nail the elevator pitch.”.

[L]earned Media: An Interview with Sam Zises

Critical Mention

In our interview with Sam, he offered powerful insights into the world of content marketing, social media and “cutting through the clutter.” Sam Zises is the Founder and CEO of [L]earned Media , a leading creative marketing agency based in NYC. The post [L]earned Media: An Interview with Sam Zises appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring. Blog Content Exclusive Licenses Interviews Marketing Partnerships Social Media

5 tips to ignite creativity

PR Daily

Fortunately, there are loads of ways to spark creativity and generate fresh, compelling article ideas. If you’re stuck in a 500-word, five-bullet blog post rut, consider creating: A how-to guide. A post featuring an interview with an industry expert. For inspiration, check out the Travel Channel blog, which features a lovely mix of topics and formats. Try co-authoring an article or swapping guest posts on your respective blogs.

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. Why limit yourself to PR blogs when there’s a whole world of interesting stuff that can offer important information as well as increase specific skill sets? Blogs That Can Make You Smarter. Industry or Workplace Blogs. ” The blog is a reliable source of macro PR information and industry trends.

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! Follow these blogs to increase your PR acumen. Bad Pitch Blog. But instead of fearing that a pitch may end up in a post, use the blog for good! The Grammarly Blog.

The Craft of Creative Writing


The Craft of Creative Writing. For 2017, my super awesome Secret Santa, Michelle, gave me a book by Dani Shapiro, titled, “Still Writing – The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life.” While some might view control as a positive thing as it can drive efficiency, it can have the opposite effect on creativity. I loved this chapter as it reminded me that loosening the reins on what should be (aka the way it’s always been done) can lead to new levels of creativity.

6 creative ways to research your target audience

PR Daily

The first step of every successful promotional campaign, engaging presentation, effective press release or converting content on blogs or social media is determining and researching your target audience. Here are six creative ways to get to know your audience better: 1. You can conduct various email surveys, organize face to face meetings to interview actual people or use your website or social media channels to run polls. We've all been there.

Landing Page, SEO and Blog Secrets: An Interview with Clint Danks of ThinkSEM


If the world of SEO, inbound marketing, optimized content and landing pages thrills you as a marketer, then the following interview with Clint Danks is going to be your cup of Lipton. You invest a lot of time in your ThinkSEM blog , chiefly written by your wife and co-owner Sarah Danks and PR staffer Kayla Hollatz – it’s a fun read. A blog is huge from a brand perspective, yet we neglected it at first and I regret that. Interviews Inbound Marketing SEO

Who's to blame when an interview turns sour?

PR Daily

The interview didn’t go well. The interview only got worse from there: Host #2: “Do you find that it’s easier for you to focus because you’re so busy, if you had downtime maybe it wouldn’t be so easy for you? Hathaway remembered that her main function was to sell her film—and she handled Matt Lauer’s obnoxious question so deftly that he even complimented her “creative” turn of the question.

SHIFTxSW: Interview with Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSW Interactive

Shift Communications

To kick off SHIFT’s inaugural SHIFTxSW blog series, we chatted with the instrumental Austin-native who set the Live Music Capital of the World on a path to tech domination. SHIFT: After 27 years, how do you (and your team) recharge the creative process and come back even stronger year-over-year? . I think it is the connection to the digital creative community that keeps our creative process fresh. Events interview SXSW

Get Creative in Building Your Connections

Shift Communications

In her blog post this past week, SHIFT’s Learning & Development Coordinator, Kristina Norris, likened networking to hitting the gym. Building connections is also about taking the initiative and getting creative. Informational interviews. For all you job seekers out there, an informational interview can be key to getting that next gig. As with anything in PR and marketing, a big component of networking is flexing your professional muscles.

5 Creative Strategies for Link Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Interview Experts. People love interviews with industry experts. After the interview is complete start looking for industry blogs that frequently write about experts or interview them – also you can look for outlets which put together weekly roundup posts. If your interview is thorough enough and adds value, there is a good chance you could get featured on these blogs. Most took pictures in their shirts and blogged about their company.

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 job interview, you have to try to convince people of what you know. In a blog, you can show them. Blog about recent events in your industry and your views on trends. Blog about what you aspire to be. Your blog community can be a network that gets you a job.

PR Interviews: Crosby Noricks 20:20 Vision

Norton's Notes

Over the next few months I will be interviewing practitioners from the world of public relations and digital marketing from across the globe, people I respect and look up to. My first interview was with Arik C. Each month, a community of more than 100k followers rely on Crosby and PR Couture to provide fresh insight into public relations, marketing and social media as well as expert interviews, strategy and job leads. Public Relations 20:20 Interviews

11 creative ways to pump up your content marketing game

PR Daily

Compile these into a “top 10” blog post (adding an introduction, conclusion and your own commentary) and share it with your online followers. Start interviews and podcasts. Create a blog post that details your predictions and share the link on your social media channels. Ever wonder where people find out that it’s National Clean Up Your Desk Day or World Creativity and Innovation Day? Repurpose your organization’s blog posts. the agency’s blog.

How to Prepare for the Big Interview: Q&A With Brad Phillips


When your company secures an interview with a major media outlet, you may feel the urge to celebrate. Just don’t let your executive or chosen company spokesperson arrive to the interview unprepared! To lead up to his Cision webinar, Brad Phillips wrote a blog post that featured a few of the mistakes top executives make during media interviews. Read below as Brad offers tips that will help anyone who conducts or prepares others for media interviews.

Social PR Secrets Interview: ??Aliza Licht #DKNYPRGirl Turned #GirlBoss

Social PR Chat

I once interviewed this girl, she was a graphic design candidate, she came in to show me her portfolio and she had worked for Tiffany and Co. and Benefit and this amazing creative. Then she told me that she had never worked with those brands, she just wanted a portfolio when interviewing with a brand to showcase potentiality and skill sets using iconic brand imagery, logos, different variations of logos. . She also dishes out more amazing advice on her Blackboard blog here !

“Eurkea Doesn’t Scale” – Interview with Kevin Popovi?, The Idea Guy

The Stalwart Blog

I have been in a position where I have had to use creativity to come up with a solution to a problem of one sort or another. But about eight years ago when I was teaching at San Diego state university where we both teach, I was teaching creativity, innovation and it was interesting because I had to teach business people how to be creative. First of all, they often don’t have the right person in charge of developing the creative strategy.

Interview with Influencers @laurenmagenta and @feedmedearly


To get a better understanding of the influencer side of the business, I interviewed two of my favorite influencers, @laurenmagenta and @feedmedearly. feedmedearly: I started my blog in 2013, partially as a creative outlet, and partially as a way to get in front of food brands. laurenmagenta: My biggest challenge as an influencer is making sure that my creative ideas are in line with my partners. By: Kelsea Bruce, Social Media Director.

How the New York Public Library’s Blog Mobilizes Communities


However, blogging is one of the leading tools in any brand’s content marketing strategy. And for nonprofit organizations on a budget, blogging can often be the most effective way to engage and mobilize communities. Since 2007, NYPL Blogs has showcased content that continues to inspire and educate a devoted audience. Q: How did the NYPL decide to start a blog program? For an event, we might look at doing an author interview or a list of books that relate to the event.

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16 stellar blogs and websites to fuel internal communication success

PR Daily

Even the most creative communicators can benefit from fresh tips and best practices—for themselves and for the leaders they support. This independent UK-based “ideas agency” uses compelling, clever visuals to make its blog pop. The Communication Director blog also features a range of tips, opinion, interviews and Q&As to help you stay sharp. HBR’s mission is to “arm readers with ideas that help them become smarter, more creative and more courageous in their work.”

Libraries, Long-Term Value and the Influence of Creativity in Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

3) Rising influence of creative in content marketing. The UK team at LinkedIn took an underperforming ebook created by the US team, redesigned, polished it up with better creative and better title. For anyone that’s straddled the Atlantic Ocean in marketing, that a delicious piece of trivia for ‘marketeers’ from Jason Miller of LinkedIn in an interview with Kerry O’Shea Gorgone. Marketing content marketing creative ideas creative marketing unscripted marketing

Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content


Millions of blog posts are written every day. Marketers and communicators are now competing for consumer attention amid Facebook posts, Buzzfeed memes, blog posts, articles, texts and more. Here is what they told us: “Your brand will no longer be defined by a logo or cute creative ad, but by your thought leadership: Content Marketing and the way we experience that content is the key to your brand identity.”.

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How to Generate Media Referenceable B2B Customers with a Blog

Sword and the Script

In others, such interviews are prohibited by a client’s corporate policy in order to prevent the appearance of one brand endorsing another. Build Trust with Content Interviews First. It’s a whole lot easier to ask a customer to do a media interview if you’ve already built some trust with them. A simple way to do this is to request an interview for a corporate blog. The operative phrases here is interview for a blog post – not a media interview.

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Interview with Influencers @laurenmagenta and @feedmedearly


To get a better understanding of the influencer side of the business, I interviewed two of my favorite influencers, @laurenmagenta and @feedmedearly. feedmedearly: I started my blog in 2013, partially as a creative outlet, and partially as a way to get in front of food brands. laurenmagenta: My biggest challenge as an influencer is making sure that my creative ideas are in line with my partners. By: Kelsea Bruce, Social Media Director.

Popcorn and a Movie: A Creative and Integrated B2B Marketing Campaign that Could Work in Any Vertical

Sword and the Script

Creativity and risky marketing efforts don’t always find receptive purse strings in B2B, but it could well be the only thing left in “a sea of sameness.”. That sea of sameness is how the Cindy Klein Roche , the CMO for Cybereason, describe the competitive landscape in cybersecurity during an interview with the Marketing Smarts podcast. How to Generate Media Referenceable B2B Customers with a Blog. Looking for an agency partner that can both bring creative ideas and.

Growing my blog has been all about…

Communications Conversations

The theme of this year’s #mnblogcon was “growth” But, for my keynote, I attempted to take things a little different direction and talk about what growing my blog has been all about–because really, it hasn’t been about the numbers, followers or like and comment totals. For me, growing my blog has been all about the 3 P’s: People. Over the last eight years, I’ve written more than 1,100 blog posts.

Infographic: 65 fresh blogging ideas

PR Daily

A blog is a bit like a steam train. Here to help you keep those blogging fires burning hot and bright is an infographic published on Social Media Today that’s stocked with 65 fresh content ideas. If you’re feeling stuck or creatively tapped out, try crafting posts that are: Useful , such as how-tos, explainers, case studies or an “ultimate guide to solving <insert relevant industry problem> ”. Read the rest of the infographic for more fresh blogging ideas.

My Take on Take Your Child to Work Day

Critical Mention

Matt: Creative freedom. Blog Content Interviews Marketing Productivity TrendsHello! My name is Ava and I am in 5th grade. Yesterday I came to my dad’s work for “Take Your Child to Work” day. I met a few people and asked them questions about their jobs and how they help the company. Critical Mention is a media search engine, kind of like Google. It takes a lot of smart people to run the company and here are a few of their stories. Q: What’s your favorite color?

Facebook tests ‘News’ feature, Lyft offers rides to job interviews and doctor visits, and YouTube’s 20M trees campaign

PR Daily

In a blog post , the social media platform announced that it gathered “insight from journalists and publishers before we started developing a product,” asking them “what they’d like to see included in a news tab, how their stories should be presented and what analytics to provide.”. Lyft offers free rides to job interviews and doctor appointments. Also: 25 years of banner ads, CIOs’ crucial role, Chipotle ballyhoos burritos on TikTok, and your top content priorities for 2020.

Judging A Blog Post By Its Cover

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Judging A Blog Post By Its Cover November 17th, 2010 Tweet This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series Judging a book by its cover As I’ve been trying to pay more attention to writing more often, writing well more often, and sharing more good writing, I’ve been thinking a lot about writing.

Creativity Is What We Need Every Day

Bad Pitch Blog

Creativity is almost impossible to define. Anna Sandilands and Anna David, who quit Starbucks to found a company notably called Lucid, have appealing perspectives on creativity, both from their experience at the coffee lords and from an astounding 2006 research project on behalf of Apple Computer. There they found that people not labeled (and pressured to be) professional "Creative Types" usually have fresher and less formulaic views on what being creative is.

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog January 14th, 2011 Tweet Part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series One of the things that I’ve been doing over the last couple of years, ever since I started this blog, was to play with plugins and ways in which it could look more visually appealing. A great way to add some pizazz to your blog.

How to Start a University Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How to Start a University Blog November 30th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski, and also part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series Since our university launched its first official blog , the question I keep hearing is: how did you do it? So when the idea of a blog first entered my head, I shared it with all of them.

What Do Journalists Want? Five Elements of a Good Story

Bianchi Biz Blog

This is part of the reason we created our Meet the Media blog series. If it’s a company anniversary story, perhaps there’s an employee who’s been with the company since the beginning that you can incorporate through quotes or interviews.

Medical Marketing Maven: Interviewing StoneArch Agency President and CEO Marcia Miller


Our Maccabee agency has worked side-by-side with StoneArch on several shared healthcare clients and we’ve been blown away by their collaborative philosophy and creative work. For more from the MaccaPR blog click here to subscribe, and never miss a post

The Many Faces of Hank Azaria

Critical Mention

Now starring in a dark comedy as barely-functioning alcoholic baseball announcer Jim Brockmire on IFC, we had the chance to get his insight into generating compelling content, the creative process behind Brockmire and his insider knowledge on the golden age of modern television. Q: What went into the creative process behind Brockmire? Q: How has the show evolved creatively between season one and season two? Blog Content InterviewsThe Simpsons. The Birdcage.

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