Writing Inspiration Roundup: Our Top Writing Posts of 2015


Whether you’re writing last-minute seasonal blog content or already gearing up for a new year of media pitching (and if you are, we applaud you), a little inspiration can go a long way around now. Top PR Blogs You Should Be Reading . How to Write a Feature Press Release.

How many blog posts should you publish?

PR Daily

There’s no universal magic number of blog posts that every organization should create per month in order to see results. Though the perfect amount of blog content doesn’t exist, there is a range to shoot for. Here’s what you need in place: Blog guidelines.

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Flabby writing? Try these 7 tips for toning and trimming text

PR Daily

Some days you flex your writing muscles. Other days, red pen in hand, you’re trimming and toning flabby writing. FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ]. To trim and tone flabby writing, try these seven tips: 1. The post Flabby writing?

3 Studies with Benchmarks for Content Marketing, Blogging and Webinars [UML]

Sword and the Script

Fortunately, there are several new studies that have been published about content marketing, blogging and webinars that provide solid benchmarks. If you are looking for ideas, I have many years’ worth of useful ideas organized under the content marketing tag on this blog.

Writing Hacks to 10X Your PR Success

Social PR Chat

Imagine how much more productive and rewarding your writing time could be if, when you made time to write and sat down and opened that laptop, you could get right to it? In a recent Office Hours Live Chat, I got to pick the brain of a business writer and writing coach Miranda Miller. She’s been writing for brands and other organizations for over 15 years and now teaches other writers tricks and tips to dramatically improve the quality and value of their writing.

Data-fueled research to guide blogging, marketing and webinar efforts

PR Daily

Let’s pluck pertinent takeaways from recent studies about content marketing, blogging and webinar trends. Blogging benchmarks. For the last six years, Orbit Media has surveyed 1,000 bloggers for its annual blogging survey. How long does it take to write the average blog post?

How to Write an Agency Brief

Action PR

Writing an agency brief for a PR or marketing campaign can be a difficult task. However, taking the time to write a proper brief will help you avoid headaches and ensure both you and your agency find the winning idea faster.

6 ways artificial intelligence is transforming writing

PR Daily

Are we going to see computers writing the next Great American Novel? Over the last decade or so, though, AI (artificial intelligence) has become increasingly sophisticated, and it’s influencing the world of writing in a number of interesting ways.

Why Your Writing Sucks: Business Writing Skills for the Digital Age [Book Review]


When it comes to writing, lawyers are notoriously loquacious. Lawyers are the first to admit their writing is ridiculously wordy,” Kate told me in a phone conversation. “If If a comma is out of place in a legal document, there could be costly repercussions for a client.

8 terrific tips for writing clear, compelling headlines

PR Daily

Every piece of content you write should have a powerful headline. You can write the best 800-word blog post of your life, but if the headline is boring and bland, that post might never get read. Why should they care about this blog post?

15 writing tips from great 20th-century authors

PR Daily

Although bloggers and novelists have different roles, we've gathered some favorite writing tips from outstanding authors of the 20th century. Their timeless advice applies as well to your next blog post as it does to fiction. Staring at a blank Word document?

Straightforward techniques to improve your writing

PR Daily

Whatever you write, you want to get your thoughts across as clearly and effectively as possible. If your writing isn’t as strong as you’d like, there are plenty of straightforward techniques you can use to improve it: 1. Write directly to ‘you’ (in nonfiction). The Write Life.

11 easy ways to write more clearly

PR Daily

If you''re like me, you probably write posts or press releases, and then proofread them and wonder what in the world you were thinking when you wrote them. For PR copy, this has a few facets: What, where and why you are writing all influence how you''ll structure your copy.

4 ways to freshen up your writing

PR Daily

PR pros write, edit, review and rewrite dozens of documents each day. Here are four quick tips to help you keep your writing lively, interesting and inspired: 1. Powerful PR Writing Virtual Summit. ”

7 techniques for optimizing your writing time

PR Daily

I'm not suggesting that you abandon these activities, but if you want to write you must carve out some protected time. Write first thing in the morning. Even if you're a night owl (as I used to be) it's so much easier to write first thing in the morning.

5 Tips to spark creativity and improve writing

Media Bullseye

Writing can be a therapeutic, relaxing way to share ideas and express yourself. Writer’s block is frustrating, especially when you’re unable to even think of an interesting topic about which to write. Peruse other blogs . Try some writing exercises.

10 Annoying Grammar Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Just About Anything


Rid Your Writing of These Annoying Grammar Mistakes. I’ve been working hard to eliminate the passive voice from my writing. My goal is to write more clearly and avoid overly complicated sentences. Then, I had to learn how to write more actively.

Why PR Pros Are The Most Versatile Writers

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

But according to the 2018 USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations Global Communications Report , writing is the skill most valued by PR recruiters. Successful PR people tend to be good writers; yet even more impressive than the quality of good PR writing is its versatility.

7 writing mistakes that make PR look bad

PR Daily

Most PR pros have experienced that sinking feeling: You’ve just hit send on an important press release or program document, only to realize it has a glaring and completely avoidable error in it. In the digital age, keyword stuffing can be a fatal flaw for PR writing that lives on the Web.

The Top 10 UK Walking Blogs 2017

Norton's Notes

Back in 2015 I wrote an article about my favourite walking blogs in the UK , the post received more than 40 comments and still proves to be very popular today. One of the most thorough and conducive UK walking blogs, The Walking Englishman is well-researched and incredibly user-friendly.

Tips for writing long-form posts on LinkedIn

PR Daily

on the weekend; include pictures, videos, presentations, or documents to bolster your expertise on the topic. A version of this story originally appeared on the company's blog This article was originally published on PR Daily in October 2014.

Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success

Waxing UnLyrical

That’s a blog post for another day. This can also give you inspiration to write something that is deliberately on the upswing in terms of popular usage. Take every question your company gets asked and consider writing a blog post to answer it.

Are You Writing Intelligent Content? Should You Be?

Waxing UnLyrical

Today, organizations are looking to use Structured Content for their ebooks, case studies, research reports and blogs. A piece of “intelligent” content can be created once and served up in many places automatically e.g., blog article served up on an Apple Watch or Google Home.

Why and how a writing center can streamline your organization

PR Daily

Writing in the corporate world is terrible. That bad writing undermines productivity as employees waste time trying to understand reports and misinterpreting instructions. With their strong backgrounds in writing and storytelling, PR pros are well suited to manage writing centers.

SpeakerNet News | How to Write a Press Release for Speakers


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How to identify subject matter experts for a business blog

PR Daily

Producing quality content for an industry blog can be challenging. You want to make sure that your writing provides customers with useful insights without coming across as fluffy. Weidert Group blog.

SpeakerNet News | How to Write a Press Release for Speakers


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How to Write a Press Release that Gets Journalists’ Attention

PR Fuel

Write the release first, edit it later. Keep the release looking good with solid writing and formatting. Never Write a Press Release Without a Plan. When it comes to press release writing, it’s easy to see it as just another task filling up your to-do list.

10 keys to impressing editors—and getting more writing gigs

PR Daily

So, when she finally phoned me to accept an idea and commission me to write the piece, I was gobsmacked. If the editor says to you, "Please write me a story on Vice President Madison Jones," you should ask: Are you looking for a 750-word profile? RELATED: New tactics to incorporate storytelling into your everyday writing ]. Document your sources. anymore, but when I was writing I had to submit a list of sources along with my article. The Publication Coach blog.

The Top 25 UK Interior Blogs

Norton's Notes

I could spend hours trawling through various interior and style blogs and Pinterest, looking for inspiration and mentally planning what my future house will look like. Bright Bazaar Blog. What I love about Kate’s blog is that the content type differs daily. Fresh Design Blog.

Help write the CIPR’s story as part of 70th anniversary project

Stephen Waddington

You should be comfortable using cloud based tools such as DropBox, private Facebook communities, and Google Documents. If you enjoyed this blog post you may like to receive future posts as they are published, via email. The post Help write the CIPR’s story as part of 70th anniversary project appeared first on Stephen Waddington. The CIPR is crowdsourcing the knowledge of its members as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations in 2018. The CIPR is 70 next year.

6 Quick Tips For PR Writers

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Now more than ever, public relations recruiters prioritize writing skills. But some just entering our profession may be surprised by what type of writing a typical PR position requires. PR writing may not be what you think. PR writing needs to be high-impact, but not overblown.

3 writing lessons from infographics

PR Daily

Infographics reach 54 percent more readers than blog posts do and can increase content marketing profits by as much as 12 percent, according to Contently. It’s the same with PR writing,” he says. There are several techniques you can learn about and use, such as brain writing.

The 20 Responsibilities of PR and What They Entail


The flipside of earned media is owned media: publishing content on brand-owned channels such as a customer-facing blog, Medium publication, and the like. Writing/Editing of Miscellaneous PR Assets. Blog Musings PR industryMost of us see what our jobs entail at the point of hire.

6 apps for bolstering your daily productivity

PR Daily

You can create collaborative documents similar to Google Docs, and you can build wikis. FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ]. A version of this post first appeared on the Calendar blog. Content Marketing PR Industry The Workplace Writing & Editing

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.”.

6 crucial actions to take before releasing content

PR Daily

A Documented Content Strategy. Write down what goals you want to achieve—and keep your list handy as you start your content journey. A version of this article originally appeared on the Influence & Co blog. Marketing Media Relations Writing & Editing

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10 terrific tech tools for PR pros

PR Daily

These apps, plug-ins and other handy helpers can streamline your workday and help you address writing and outreach issues. This tool is super easy to use, and our sales team at AirPR recently began using it for more personalized outreach and interactive demos,” Rebekah Iliff writes in Inc.

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Google slammed for axing pro-union workers, McDonald’s to pay $26M in labor-law settlement, and key lessons from HIMSS’ rebranding

PR Daily

In a Twitter thread and Medium post , Google Walkout for Real Change said the search giant redrafted its policies that forbade looking at certain documents without specifying which were off-limits, “setting up an excuse to retaliate against organizers.”.

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Viral snark over a Peloton ad, McDonald’s enters ‘chicken sandwich wars,’ and Twitter launches data-privacy hub

PR Daily

The ad, in which a woman receives a Peloton bike as a gift and then documents her yearlong fitness journey, quickly drew snarky comments and video spoofs from Twitter users.