5 Types of Tools For Freelance PR Pros

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: With the prevalence of social media, brand journalism and digital marketing campaigns, more and more PR pros are cutting the cord on the typical office gig

This is How Brand Marketing Will Thrive in 2020

Ronn Torossian

Brand marketing is a hot topic of conversation among marketing professionals. As the traditional norms of marketing give way to the all-out blitz that is digital marketing, it’s beneficial for brands to do their best to look ahead and try to anticipate what’s coming.

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How Brands Create Fans

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In today’s fragmented media environment, the scarcest commodity for any marketing or PR pro is customer attention. That’s why engaging users and relationship marketing is so fascinating – and so elusive. What about more mundane brands and businesses?

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What shaving my head can teach you about content marketing for personal branding purposes

PR Warrior

The post What shaving my head can teach you about content marketing for personal branding purposes appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Content marketing Personal branding Social mediaOnce upon a time I had hair. Lots of it! But then … not so much.

Building Consumer Loyalty Through Brand Transparency

Ronn Torossian

The post Building Consumer Loyalty Through Brand Transparency appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. PR Firm PR Inspiration Public Relations Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations 5WPR 5WPR CEO BRANDING Insights MARKETING

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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4 Ways PR Creates Brand Attachment

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

While top-tier marketing and advertising are valuable, associated PR campaigns can help propel a brand to the next level of emotional attachment. You feel connected to these brands. Some customers are initially attracted to certain brands because they like their ad message.

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5 crucial elements of brand storytelling

PR Daily

Just like a child does not want to hear branded content, neither does your customer. Of course, that’s one of the most challenging parts of a communicator’s job—telling a story about a brand, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. The brand storytelling process. Jay Baer has the best example of brand storytelling I’ve seen: The very best way to create your organization’s story is to have your customers and employees do the work for you. Five parts of brand storytelling.

How to generate authentic brand advocacy from your employees

PR Daily

They’ve learned that employees offer an authentic and cost-effective way to spread company PR and marketing messages. Consumers trust personal connections more than brand marketing or promotion.

How to reduce brand dilution with better stories

PR Daily

How can storytelling help preserve your brand’s value? New research suggests you must protect your brand voice internally to stick out from the crowd. My company recently partnered with FocusVision to study brand dilution in more depth. Fighting brand dilution from within.

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Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content

Onclusive

CMOS and CEOs Sound Off on the Essentials for Getting Buzz and Building Your Brand Awareness. For marketers, this makes brand awareness a huge challenge: How do we stand out above the noise? Pick one differentiating facet of your brand and focus on it consistently.”.

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What PR Should Know Before Their Brand Takes a Political Stand

Meltwater - PR

It used to be the exception to see brands taking a stand on social and political issues.In Enterprise Executives Marketing PR & Comms Branding Risk Managementfact, it was considered taboo for companies to come out in favor of… Read More >>>.

4 Pitfalls of Brand Journalism to Avoid

Onclusive

Not only have we spent thousands of hours building a product that can give it definitive value and metrics, but we’ve also dedicated endless amounts of energy developing, executing and #shamelesslyplugging our own blog, brand channel, whatever-you-wanna-call-it-where-no-one-tells-us-what-to-do.

3 bad reasons for changing your branding

PR Daily

Clients frequently come to PR pros for help developing a new logo and brand identity. Here are three reasons NOT to change your brand identity: 1. Organizations work hard to establish a familiar logo and brand identity that connects with audiences.

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Social Media Marketing for Fashion Brands

Brand24

How can social media marketing benefit your fashion brand? Branding Social Media Social Media Marketing marketing for fashion social media for fashion brands social media listening for fashion brands social media marketing for fashion brandsTake a look at our article and learn how to grow your business with bulletproof social media strategy!

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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Conservative coffee? That’s Black Rifle’s brand

Ronn 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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Lessons in Tech Branding from Rock Icons

Flack's Revenge

Inspiration can come from funny places – if you are in tech marketing, perhaps you’ll like the following story about branding, which offers lessons from the world of rock music. The Music and Branding Connection. What words do people associate with your brand?

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Exploring the “Great Divide” between brand marketing and consumer expectations

Agility PR Solutions

The study, The Great Divide: Connecting Brands to the Real Needs […]. The post Exploring the “Great Divide” between brand marketing and consumer expectations appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Public Relations branding

How to Get Your Brand Noticed in a Crowded Market

ReimaginePR

You’re in a busy market, and not sure how to stand out from the crowd. What do you do when you don’t have the loudest voice, the biggest network or the most money to throw at marketing? Let’s discuss the best strategies to get noticed by the right audience for your brand.

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How Tweetchats Boost Your Brand

Cision

Tweetchats are fabulous for branding because you become known in your industry as the leader for the topic that you host your chats on. She’s successfully branded herself as the SmallBizLady as a result. Click here to create outside-the-box content marketing!

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An Ode to the Authentic Brand

Onclusive

Sometimes it sits within its own communications department, other times it’s a part of digital marketing (smart!), and rarely it falls under a brand strategy function — the last of which is most surprising since PR plays such an important role in brand perception and positioning.

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How To Brand When Expanding into the American Market

Ronn Torossian

Interested in expanding your market reach beyond your borders and into the thriving and vibrant American marketplace? But, while the market is thriving, breaking into […].

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Influencer marketing tactics to take your brand center stage

Agility PR Solutions

As the season of sun, fun, and music festivals fast approaches, a marketer’s mind can’t help but turn to one particular strategy—influencer marketing. The post Influencer marketing tactics to take your brand center stage appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Should Brands Take A Stand?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The common public relations wisdom about brands and politics is that they don’t mix. The bigger the brand, the more risk-averse the marketing team tends to be, with good reason. But nowadays there’s pressure for brands to take a stand. Bean brand.

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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.

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. Including them in marketing leads to higher engagement in ads, regardless of whether the content is sponsored.

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How to ensure your business has a strong brand identity

Agility PR Solutions

Creating a clear brand identity is nothing without the proper marketing and PR—if nobody knows that your business exists, how do you hope to make a profit? The post How to ensure your business has a strong brand identity appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Challenger Brands: Here’s How To Win At PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Regardless of the industry, a challenger brand can have a natural PR advantage. Challenger brands can shake things up through unique points of view, innovation or a better story. But many brands don’t have Casper’s $240 million venture funding.

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Influencer Marketing For B2B Brands

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Can influencer marketing work for B2B brands? PR programs that include influencer campaigns are often linked to emerging YouTubers or glitzy Kardashian-type personalities, but influencer marketing works in B2B public relations , too.

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Why Brands Need to Get Emotional

Cision

Brands know that emotions are powerful motivators and an emotional campaign can heavily influence buyer behavior. Brands that are shying away from emotion as a motivator, or merely only as a data-set to inform a marketing persona are fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. .

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Just DON’T It: Brands Fight Culture Wars at their Peril

Flack's Revenge

Should brands get involved in culture wars? E.g. some thought that Nike was very shrewd in hiring Colin Kaepernick as a brand ambassador. He’s polarizing, but the bold move seemed to sync with their brand. Some say that brands should express human, relatable qualities.

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3 ‘boring’ brands that have made a social media splash

PR Daily

What if my brand is just too boring ?”. Luckily, the most important principles of making a “boring” brand interesting in social happen to be some of the same fundamentals that make any brand interesting in any medium: Know your brand. Marketing Social Media

5 strategic tips for marketing your brand to Millennials

Agility PR Solutions

As things stand now, there are more than 72 million Millennials living, working, earning and spending their money on the internet—making them one of the most lucrative groups to go after for any marketer or brand. Analysis Public Relations branding

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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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The surprising origins of brand names

PR Daily

Do you know where these brand names come from? Consumers are exposed to anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 brand mentions per day. Yet when it comes to the brands you are most familiar with, you might not know the simplest things about them. Marketing

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Six Signs Your Brand Needs a Digital Audit

Ronn Torossian

The post Six Signs Your Brand Needs a Digital Audit appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR MARKETING Pubilc Relations Ronn TorossianThe definition of a system audit is an investigation into how effectively a business operates in the digital world.

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3 employees who can harm your brand

PR Daily

As the number of channels and the volume of content grows, it’s increasingly difficult to guard your organization’s valuable brand. Product managers send out companywide emails announcing their (completely off-brand) Medium blog post.

Brand managers snap up ‘Avengers: Endgame’ marketing opportunities

PR Daily

Vans, Walmart, Google, Epic Games and more offered products and services tied into the latest Marvel film, while many other marketers shared super hero-themed ads and tweeted tie-ins. Several large marketing partners launched makeup, shoes, games and apps to promote Marvel’s latest film.

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Mastering Influencer Marketing

Ronn Torossian

The post Mastering Influencer Marketing appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Public Relations Ronn Torossian BRANDING Insights MARKETING PR Agency Strategy