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4 Pitfalls of Brand Journalism to Avoid

Onclusive

Perhaps for obvious reasons, we (meaning the AirPR crew) tend to obsess about all things “owned content.” 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.

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Content marketing and brand journalism best practices

PR Daily

Want to boost your brand’s reputation and turn your organization into an authoritative industry voice? You need content marketing and brand journalism. Push your organization past competitors to the top of your field with takeaways from the Brand Journalism and Content Marketing Summit, Nov. Give your organization the upper hand in content and learn how to: Blast away barriers to great storytelling in your organization.

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What you can learn from Netflix’s brand journalism layoffs

PR Daily

They announced they’d lost subscribers, would be canceling many programs and, finally, that they’d laid off staffers with Tudum , their brand journalism arm launched just seven months prior. It’s a content marketing job, essentially. Brand Journalism Featured

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2022 Content Marketing Awards finalists

PR Daily

PR Daily is proud to announce its finalists in our 2022 Content Marketing Awards. The finalists on this list represent the storytellers who know how to create content that stands out on the crowded content landscape. Content Marketing Assets. Branded Blog.

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The Most Underrated Skill in Content Marketing? Fact-Checking

Contently - Strategy

This piece originally appeared on Contently’s The Freelance Creative. In traditional journalism, diligent fact-checking is a given. When it comes to freelance content marketing , however, the parameters are often less clear. Fact-Checking appeared first on Contently.

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Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

PR Daily

Snyder’s letter on TAP and the national publicity that followed are the product of Denver Water’s investment in brand journalism. It differs from content marketing and a traditional corporate blog in several ways. The story(telling) behind brand journalism.

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The Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Onclusive

The TOP PR and Content Marketing Conferences 2018. If you’re in search of PR and content marketing conferences to attend in 2018, AirPR has pulled together a definitive list of the best and the brightest. Take a look, and hopefully we’ll see you at one of these PR or marketing conferences in 2018. Intelligent Content Conference (ICC). Content Marketing Conference. Content Marketing World.

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The News is Recycling Much of its Content; Implications for PR and Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

As much as 34% of content is being republished and recycled, according to an analysis by Chris Penn for the marketing data consulting company Trust Insights. Then in May and June of 2020, the volume of recycled content jumps to as high as 30%. Need help with marketing or PR?

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How to use brand journalism to engage your community

PR Daily

As chief content officer for PenFed Credit Union, I documented the organization’s annual weeklong pilgrimage from Maine to Arlington this past December. The Wreaths Across America collaboration is a great example of how organizations can use brand journalism to build awareness and affinity.

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Why Content Marketers Shouldn’t Ignore Traditional Media

Cision

The distinction holds severely restrictive repercussions for thought leaders, marketers and journalists alike. While online marketing and content production may be the trend, other forms of media still lead the charge when informing the public about what’s new and important. According to Reuters Institute for The Study of Journalism’s 2015 Digital News Report , the way people are accessing online information differs from traditional media.

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Marketing opportunity: Be the resource content marketers rely on

PR Daily

Share your expertise, ideas and products at the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. Make magic happen as a sponsor at Ragan’s Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland , Sept. Communicators from an array of industries will attend, seeking new strategies for telling their brands’ stories to today’s increasingly distracted and time-pinched audiences.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Content Marketing Awards finalists

PR Daily

The finalists in PR Daily’s 2020 Content Marketing Awards know about the power of storytelling. Content Marketing Assets: Blog. Brand Journalism. G&S Business Communications: Customer Narratives Fuel Brand Journalism for a Water Solutions Leader.

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3 Rewards to Reap From Brand Journalism

Cision

Gone are the days of pushing your brand’s message to your audience through traditional advertising. The answer is brand journalism. Brand journalism combines journalistic storytelling tactics with brand strategy to engage audiences and increase brand reputation. So what will your brand get out of brand journalism? Your brand should have a similar mindset, though your motives may be different.

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Content Marketing is the New Conference and Trade Show During Quarantine [UML]

Sword and the Script

There are several strategies for this including: You can help people – content has utility value. You can captivate people – content has entertainment value. Obviously, we cannot congregate today, and marketing and PR are scrambling to defend or reallocate their budgets.

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Dispelling 6 Myths PR Sometimes has about Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

This is why content marketing plays such a crucial role in media relations , among many other aspects of PR and corporate communications. Myth 1: Content is a commodity. The same is true of content. Some argue content is king, and others say it’s a commodity. Well-research and well-written content that fills a niche is still quite rare. Myth 2: Content marketing doesn’t yield credibility. Myth 3: You can’t pitch reporters with content.

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10 tips for building a community around your brand

PR Daily

As marketers and comms pros look to engage a dedicated following, here are some essential ingredients that must be part of the mix. The most successful brands communicate their values through their actions and within the communities they cultivate on social media. Is your brand ready?

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The 10 Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2019

Onclusive

PR and content marketing are rapidly evolving with new access to data and insights, new methods of measurement and more channels to reach your audience than ever. Attending conferences can not only be an effective way to sharpen your skills, but can provide you with lots of networking with other PR and marketing pros navigating our evolving industry. Content Marketing World. Content Marketing Conference. Confab, The Content Strategy Conference.

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Why your whole organization must get involved in content marketing

PR Daily

Without executive buy-in and the right subject matter experts providing valuable insights, your content will struggle to attract a crowd. All too often, clients struggle to initiate and maintain an ongoing content marketing program. After all, it’s usually the marketing and communications departments who shoulder the entire brunt of the effort, without a lot of help from the rest of their organization. Marketing and communications. Content Marketing

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Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap

Cision

Bernie Borges is executive producer of Social Business Engine , CEO of Find and Convert , an IBM Futurist , a Dell Social Influencer and frequent speaker at marketing conferences and private events. Native advertising is one of the most controversial and least understood concepts in contemporary marketing. As a journalist-turned content marketer, Melanie Deziel, director of creative strategy at Time Inc., Context conscious content.

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Announcing PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards finalists

PR Daily

The finalists on this list represent the storytellers who know how to create content that stands out on the crowded content landscape. Their creative works led to success for their organizations and clients—and recognition as a finalist in PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards.

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Content Marketing Consistency: How Often Should You Publish?

Sword and the Script

How often should a business publish content in order to achieve a level of effectiveness in content marketing ? More than anything else, consistency is the single most valuable attribute in content marketing. But We Produce a lot of Content. There is so much noise around the term content marketing that the difference between content marketing and producing lots of marketing content gets lost.

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J&J recalls sunscreens over carcinogen concerns, content marketing strategies that work, and Amazon’s response to CPSC lawsuit

PR Daily

Also: Brands celebrate National Ice Cream Day, Microsoft resurrects Clippy and Twitter retires Fleets. The post J&J recalls sunscreens over carcinogen concerns, content marketing strategies that work, and Amazon’s response to CPSC lawsuit appeared first on PR Daily.

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The evolution of PR through content marketing

PR Daily

Brands are answering the call to create more value for customers and their community by publishing their own news and editorial content. As companies adopt a publisher model of content and media creation, many are surpassing the reach and influence of traditional publications in their industry. Some great examples of popular content hubs include Intel IQ , Target’s Bulls Eye View , Adobe’s CMO.com and Dell’s Power More (Dell is a client of mine). Social Content.

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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. In fact, 78 percent of CMOs estimate that future marketing and communication will rely on this customized content approach. Let’s start with the basics: brand journalism is not journalism. Instead, it looks at how people are affected by the particular brand.

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PR, Social Media and the Imperative of Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

You can’t tell – even digitally savvy marketers can’t tell – the difference between “content” and “ads” anymore. Why would any publication accept a story pitch, aside from respecting its readership, if they know another brand will pay for the same space? The future of earned media will be reserved for only the sexiest of brands, and preferably those with a budget for sponsored posts. 1) Marketing content vs. content marketing.

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How content marketing has changed PR

PR Daily

Whether it’s media relations, brand journalism or managing corporate communications, content has always played an essential part of effective PR efforts. However, PR pros that don’t sharpen their skills for content strategy, development and measurement are quickly left behind as the future of digital PR evolves. That connectivity enables consumers and brand managers to create, consume, publish, interact and transact anywhere, at anytime.

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The two brands leading the way with brand journalism during COVID might surprise you

Communications Conversations

The term “brand journalism” is a bit of a lightning rod term in the social media marketing business. For some, it conjures up imagery of “advertorials” and “sponsored content.”

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Airport’s brand journalism news service takes flight

PR Daily

From a reputational viewpoint, it might seem risky for Pittsburgh International Airport’s Blue Sky brand journalism news service to newsjack other organizations’ crises. Those are happenings that affect our industry,” says Paul O’Rourke, vice president of marketing. “As RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ]. Content Marketing PRA once-struggling airport has seen a rebirth.

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5 best practices for brands and individuals on LinkedIn

PR Daily

There are a number of ways to get your brand that “new year, new you” look. Here are five tools and approaches: Self-audit: The start of a calendar year is a great time to reevaluate your brand’s content. Brand Journalism Branding Content Marketing Social Media

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Survey Analysis: Competition in B2B Content Marketing Heats Up

Sword and the Script

B2B marketing has overwhelmingly adopted the concept of content marketing, according to the 2018 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets & Trends survey. That may mean content marketing is maturing, but that also means competition for an audience will heat up. In fact, 80% of all respondents, and 92% of the most successful content marketers, said their organization is focused on building an audience.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Diving Into Brand Journalism

Cision

Do the marketing tools and tactics you use actually keep your brand top of mind? It may be time to say out with the old (traditional TV advertising) and in with the new (brand journalism). Brand journalism is found to be 92 percent more effective at increasing awareness and 168 percent more powerful when it comes to driving consumers to the buy button. Readers who turn to brand newsrooms want to be in the know before their competitors.

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9 Content Marketing Trends That Will Rule The Roost In 2016

Cision

Anne Carton is a small business consultant, digital marketing expert and blogger working with Designhill , the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace. With more and more businesses across verticals and industries creating content, people have become desensitized towards brand content. People now look for and essentially demand content that gets them involved, creating a more personalized and memorable experience. Episodic Content .

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3 Factors That Shape Your Brand Journalism Strategy

Cision

A study released by Elite Daily found that only 1 percent of millennials would trust a brand after seeing a compelling ad. That’s where brand journalism comes into play. Unlike content marketing , brand journalism places people front and center, rather than the products that affect those people. Brand journalism aims to attract new audiences and guide them towards other messaging without self-promotion.

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Avoid these 11 content marketing mishaps

PR Daily

If you're developing digital content in any capacity, you've probably run across some of the following advice: Develop a content strategy. Write "good" content. You could develop a content marketing strategy , but that doesn't mean that it will be a good strategy, or that it is related to your corporate goals. You could develop content to entertain and never sell, but what if people really. When editing, you're too focused on optimizing content.

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UGC a great option for brands during the coronavirus crisis

PR Daily

User-generated content (UGC) can be a miraculous solution for brand managers and content creators during COVID-19. FREE DOWNLOAD: How to create content that converts leads into sales ]. Kaplan: The platform really depends on the brand and their demographics.

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The Facebook Frozen Frog and Fodder for Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Top search results for a similar query, in the form of a question, “ can a frog really freeze and come back to life ,” include credible-looking sites such as Science Line , Live Science and the Journal News – a Cox Media-owned publication serving Butler County, Ohio. The Frozen Frog Lesson of Content Marketing. Organic search is target marketing. Traffic from organic search is targeted marketing and few people look beyond page one. by Frank Strong.

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State of Content Marketing 2019: Creativity Strikes Back

Contently - Strategy

The brand had a slick new site, detailed persona work, and a strong SEO gameplan. “Content marketing just doesn’t work,” they said. I’ve worked at Contently, one of the pioneers in content marketing, since 2013. The truth is a lot of companies have figured out content marketing and turned it into their secret weapon, driving hockey-stick growth and leaving their competitors lingering in the shadows.

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Branding lessons from the relaunch of the Ford Bronco

PR Daily

While the announcement of the new Ford Bronco family of vehicles was not free of controversy or mixed reactions, Ford’s marketing has nevertheless been a master class in how to rebrand a company. Since the late 1990s, Ford’s market share has been on a steady decline.

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What can social content marketers learn from Shutterstock’s 2021 visual trends?

Communications Conversations

New Content! That’s what many social media marketers are thinking about as we start 2021. And, as you think about new content ideas, you need to think about visuals as much as text (even more so, really). I could see companies working tie dye designs into branded templates.

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3 tips for better content marketing goals

PR Daily

As 2017 unfolds, the importance of content marketing is growing. The challenging aspect of content marketing is that it’s easy to lose track of where you are. There’s usually a lot of time between when you publish content and when you see results, so you can get lost in the middle. If this is true, then why wouldn’t you have specific content marketing goals as well? They don’t provide much value to your brand (other than exposure).