Interview with Ann Handley

Critical Mention

In this interview, she shares her insights into how marketing has changed over time, the most valuable social media channel for marketers and how to make more of an impact as a marketing professional in your community. I went into Marketing by way of writing.

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. Music is a notoriously tough business.

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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

Interview with Anthony Iannarino

Critical Mention

I started writing the blog in 2009, and the speaking and books followed on not too much later. My blog has something like 3,900 individual posts. In a world full of negativity, I want everything I write to be positive and helpful—and not divisive.

6 potent tips for nailing media interviews

PR Daily

So you’ve landed an interview with a respected reporter. The story they publish or clip they air will be amazing for your business—if you get the interview right. Here are six media relations tactics to take into your next interview.

4 reasons you should write guest blog posts

PR Daily

At first glance, guest blogging doesn’t seem attractive. You put a lot of work into developing a great piece of content, then give it away so someone else can publish it on their blog and benefit from it. They are all guest blogging. Does blogging make sense to you?

An Interview with Richard Bistrong, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC

Critical Mention

My goal was to simply share my story and experience on-line through a blog, and to then re-share on social media. While I started engaging on social media channels, I realized that blogging and writing about my experiences would be central to sharing my story.

Interview with Account Manager Emily Wienberg

Shift Communications

I was responsible for any and all reporting, keeping a close eye on the news, writing speaking and award submissions, and running social accounts for my clients. When it comes to the first part, writing, everything you do in PR is rooted in how you can communicate in a written form.

4 writing lessons from Deadspin

PR Daily

Amid an internet lousy with anodyne sports blogs, Deadspin stood out like a sore, mangled thumb (or middle finger, more like). Write about it. The post 4 writing lessons from Deadspin appeared first on PR Daily. Websites Writing & Editing

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.

8 ways to generate great blog posts from doctors

PR Daily

A couple of years back, I was asked to help my hometown, big city newspaper build a health and science section on its website —an ambitious project that included recruiting numerous health experts to blog. Don’t limit the blog to words. Teach them all the blogging tricks you know.

Interview with Critical Mention’s VP of Engineering on Media Monitoring

Critical Mention

If you want to write a piece of software there are 1,000 correct answers, so I keep everyone on the same page and keep the process moving. The post Interview with Critical Mention’s VP of Engineering on Media Monitoring appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring.

10 Fundamentals for Successful B2B Media Interviews

Sword and the Script

B2B reporters today don’t do media interviews like they once did. There’s only so much time in the day which means fewer interviews are conducted. If you are fortunate enough to secure an interview, then you certainly want to make the most of it.

The Secret to Writing Memorable Key Messages

Action PR

The secret to writing key messages is to make them memorable, relevant and meaningful. More than that will be too many for any to stand out – plus it’s a headache for your spokesperson to remember them all in the heat of the interview moment….

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!

Will robots automate writing?

PR Daily

This week, the army of robot writers gets a little closer, writing is like a fantasy game and Stephen King thinks you should write more. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a program called Scheherazade that reads, then writes choose-your-own-adventure fiction.

Study: The perfect blog post length—and how long it should take to write

PR Daily

If you're looking for short, easy answers to some common blogging questions, here you go: How long should a blog post be? How long should you take to write a blog post? How often should you publish blog posts? How long should a blog post be?

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Interview with PRSA’s National Chairman, Anthony W. D’Angelo

Critical Mention

Anthony: In my 35 years of being in this profession, I’ve learned this: writing is job number one. You need to be a professional writer and write for your audience for an intended effect. The post Interview with PRSA’s National Chairman, Anthony W.

Part II: Finding The Time To Treat Every Meeting Like a First Interview

PR Expanded

Last week’s blog post focused on the reasons why you should Treat Every Meeting Like a First Interview. With Evernote , I’m able to capture bits of information when I’m on the go, for meetings, writing projects, blog posts, client projects, etc.

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.

AirPR Interview Series: Jon Gelberg, Inc. Media’s Executive Editor of Content Strategies


It’s all about quality- quality writing, well-produced videos and infographics, and, more than ever, creating immersive, multimedia content experiences. The post AirPR Interview Series: Jon Gelberg, Inc. “I’ve been telling stories in one way or another my entire life.”.

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.

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. A blog is huge from a brand perspective, yet we neglected it at first and I regret that.

6 Blogs Every PR Pro Should Read

Critical Mention

Blogs are an effective way for PR and marketing pros to get information quickly and easily. With so many blogs out there, the challenge becomes which ones to choose while you’re on your daily commute, coffee break or even at your desk. So we’ve done the research for you and listed our top six blogs that will keep you in the know! Its blog is also very educational. The blog is full of punchy writing and interesting topics.

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.” In her book, Dani compares the beginning of the writing process to a jigsaw puzzle. No BS Blo

Top 10 Tech Blogs PR Needs To Follow

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Here are the top 10 tech blogs you need to read to prepare for promoting clients across a range of industries, including IoT, ad-tech, tech products and services and wearable technology. So much more than a tech blog! The TED Blog.

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. Events interview SXSW

My recent interview with Vuelio

Norton's Notes

This is an interview I did with the guys at Vuelio for their Blogger Spotlight section after I was kindly listed in their top ten PR bloggers for the third year running. They have very kindly allowed me to re-share this with you here on my blog, I hope you like it.

9 steps to crafting alluring blog posts

PR Daily

Marketers who have made blogging a priority are 13 times more likely. report blogging as a top inbound marketing tactic. Blogging is an important part of your digital marketing strategy. The first step to coming up with new blog topics is the brainstorm.

3 Easy Questions that Trip Up Media Interviews

Sword and the Script

As the saying goes, it’s the little things that kill, and the little things can derail or trip up an interview with the media. Media interviews are more important because they are hard to come by these days.

PR Interviews: Michael White Lansons

Norton's Notes

I have been interviewing PR practitioners from all over the world as part of my interview series called 20:20 Vision. The concept of these interviews is that I ask each practitioner 20 questions about themselves and they give us a brief glimpse into their working lives and what makes them tick. My first interview was with Arik C. Tell me one interesting fact about you that you have never revealed on your 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! When you’ve concluded the interview, call for a 10-minute break.

The sunsetting of one of Minnesota’s most successful all-time blogs–the MN PR Blog

Communications Conversations

If you’ve worked in the PR industry in the Twin Cities for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about or visited, the MN PR Blog. In fact, to my knowledge, the MN PR Blog was one of the first PR blogs in the entire country!

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. I had a cooking show in college and was writing a weekly recipe for the newspaper, so food was always my thing.

Can I Quote You on That? Three Interviewing Blunders to Avoid

Shift Communications

In my last post , I shared three ways to bungle your product launch and touched briefly on preparing your executives for media interviews. 1) They think an interview is just about answering questions. An interview is not about answering a reporter’s questions!

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. Q: How did the NYPL decide to start a blog program?

Air Canada chief highlights what not to do in a media interview

PR Daily

It’s not uncommon for some executives to lash out during a media interview. On Tuesday, Canada’s The Globe and Mail published an interview in which reporter Trevor Cole asked a series of seemingly fair questions about the airline. Mr. Media Training Blog.

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.”.

9 journalistic interview tactics to identify and resist

PR Daily

Some reporters use interview techniques that can catch corporate communicators off guard, resulting in replies they later regret. Sometimes remarks are reported by mistake if the interviewer, interviewee or both misunderstand when the off-the-record session ends. blog.

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

Social PR Chat

The PR girl secrets didn’t end there, she went on to write Leave Your Mark , a book that gives you tips on how to land your dream job, kill it in your career, and rock social media. “ 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. She also dishes out more amazing advice on her Blackboard blog here !