4 Brands Running Successful Brand Journalism Programs

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Your audience is looking for stories, and the ones that resonate with them will generate leads and drive results for your brand. But is your brand telling the right story? For your brand’s content to be successful, you need to implement brand journalism.

Should Brands Take A Stand?

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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. The answer depends on the brand.

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The Ultimate Brand Video Helper

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Because we love you, one handy dandy, super duper, mostly all-in-one-place Brand Video Checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything when you develop, write and shoot your next video.

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How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

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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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Why Brands Need to Get Emotional

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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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#PR Takes Your Business Beyond #Brand Awareness

PR Expanded

Brand awareness is just the beginning of what good PR can do for your company. However, without the trust and credibility factor that good PR delivers, the brand will not obtain the advocacy it seeks. So, yes, businesses will continue to rely on PR for brand awareness.

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Brand Story to Watch: Bluebird Meadows

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But back to their brand storytelling. Blog Brand Stories to Watch Brand Stories brand storytelling It’s hard for a cottage industry to compete in an overcrowded marketplace but 5 star Bluebird Meadows Bed and Breakfast has found a way. First of all, they’re just very good at what they do. We’re here to tell you that owner Donna Jerry makes the greatest 4 course homemade breakfast in the history of the universe. No exaggeration.

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How Tweetchats Boost Your Brand

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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. Best Practices Featured branding social media thought leadership Twitter

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5 Tips to Nurture Your Brand Fanatics

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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.

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Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character

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When it comes to marketing and branding, there’s a vast array of techniques to employ. Telling stories to sell brands is not a new idea, but the advent of social media has given businesses new ways to get those stories to potential customers.

Why Training Your Employees on Personal Branding is Good PR

Marketwired

Personal branding has been considered a topic of debate since the advent of social media. Just a few years ago, the former CEO of Ogilvy said personal branding is “plastic.” However, a strong personal brand can actually enhance and grow a company internally and externally.

What is Brand Journalism?

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What is brand journalism? Brand journalism is no different than content marketing. However, brand journalism is different. The difference between brand journalism and content marketing isn’t to be found in outputs. Brand Journalism in Action.

5 Ways to Tell a Brand Story With Instagram

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Are trends like Throwback Thursday advantageous to your brand? Click here to register for Jenn Herman’s free “Build Your Brand With Instagram” webinar! What imagery encapsulates the brand? What photos and videos share the brand’s story best?

New Twitter Rules Good for Brand Storytelling

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But there are some changes you can put to good use in brand storytelling. This is a great new feature that can be used to tell your brand story. Digital PR Online PR brand digital PR online PR social media strategy storytelling twitter

How to Handle a Negative Tweet About Your Brand

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If you’re paying attention to what’s being said about your brand on Twitter, you’re staying on top of b oth the glowing reviews and the snarky complaints. Plan accordingly to put your brand in a better light.

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Personal Branding: Always Be Prepared for Your Next Job Opportunity

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Instead of polishing up your resume and social skills only after you’ve decided to look for a new job, experts advise that you pay attention to your personal brand year-round. A personal brand is like any other brand. Best Practices Featured brand journalism personal brand

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What Makes A Brand Story Authentic?

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Any PR or marketing expert will tell you that for a brand to connect with customers, it should strive for authenticity. But what about brands that don’t have a compelling story, or who have strayed from their roots due to their very success? Revisit the brand’s roots.

How the FTC’s New Social Media Guidelines Affect Your Brand

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The new rules mainly call for stricter disclosure requirements on the relationships between brands and influencers. Consumers value honesty, and with the new guidelines, everything is out in the open so there’s nothing preventing consumers from trusting your brand. Are you on alert?

Why Brands Must Personalize the PR Experience

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At Forrester’s Customer Marketing conference held last week in New York, speakers ranging from Casey Carey, director of marketing at Google Analytics to Stephen Kennedy, director of loyalty marketing at Dominos discussed how personalization is helping brands succeed.

3 Things You Need to Know About Brand Journalism

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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. Let’s start with the basics: brand journalism is not journalism.

Reputation Management: Making Employees Brand Ambassadors

Ron Torossian

As a result, many companies turn to a more subtle form of brand management, which involves creating new brand ambassadors. The post Reputation Management: Making Employees Brand Ambassadors appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Crisis PR Pubilc Relations Ronn TorossianReputation management is no easy feat for any company.

How to Tell Your Brand’s Story in An Always Connected World

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How can brands engage this enormous audience base? If an event connects with your brand’s messaging and affects your audience, weigh in on Facebook. The frequency that one brand will differ from that of another size, industry or location.

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Taking control of your corporate branding

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Consistent branding Protocols and standards enhance consistent branding. A lot of this has to do with your organization's visual branding. For global brands with many different national websites, this means ensuring all newsrooms look the same at any given moment.

How to Find and Work with Brand Evangelists

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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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3 Questions to Ask Before Diving Into Brand Journalism

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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). Readers who turn to brand newsrooms want to be in the know before their competitors.

3 Ways to Measure Brand Sentiment Effectively

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Every day, people both online and offline are talking about your brand. You need to monitor both social and traditional media to understand your brand’s place in the overall industry conversation. You need to know what people are saying and how they feel about your brand.

Give Your Food and Beverage Brand a Face People Can Trust with Influencer Marketing

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When it comes to influencer marketing, food and beverage brands are beginning to step away from big stars in favor of a different track. Rachel Mansfield is one healthy living blogger and Instagram influencer who has promoted food and beverage brands on her platform.

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Why Employee Opinions Are Their Own…& a Reflection Of Your Brand

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This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can’t Afford to Ignore. A brand is made up of the people who represent it. In the age of social media, brands are quick to try to distance themselves from employees on social media.

Burnish Your Brand by Sculpting with Social

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There has been no time in history where it has been easier or more efficient to sculpt your personal brand to highlight your passion, spotlight your skills and expose, to the world, your accomplishments. Create a handle that reflects how you want to brand yourself, for example “PRWineDiva.”

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How Social Intelligence Can Benefit Any Brand

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Does your brand analyze what’s being said? Most brands divide audiences by the sales journey: prospects, customers and the rest of the world. Brand. With social media, however, brands have the opportunity to determine success using real-time, online social interactions.

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Brand Ambassadors, Brand Advocates: These Programs Aren’t Easy!

Rock the Status Quo

Don’t Let The Plethora of Blog Posts Fool You It’s easy to tout the benefits of brand advocate programs – of which there are many – but there isn’t enough discussion around just how difficult it is to create and sustain one. What is the difference between a brand ambassadors, brand advocates and just an online community? Even Wikipedia incorrectly redirects a search for “brand advocate” to the “brand ambassador” page.

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Influencer Marketing: Amplify your Brand and Drive Targeted Traffic

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A brand will find a celebrity to endorse their products. Then, the brand pays that celebrity, who in turn goes on their social media and mentions the product. Since Jenner has a large fan base consisting of Fashion Nova’s target market, this partnership is beneficial to the brand.

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How to Brand Like Bernie Sanders

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Here is how Sanders did it and what your brand can learn from it. Sanders’ communication efforts show PR professionals that brands need to retain their audience’s attention by sharing the intersection of what matters to your brand and to your following early and often.

Why Brands Need To Embrace Snapchat

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If you ’ re wondering why you or your brand should use Snapchat, follow the impressions. Eric Hultgren, Marketing Director at MLive, said, “ Brands that don’t get on Snapchat risk being left behind in the conversation economy as Chris Messina coined it.

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Who’s Talking About Your Brand?

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People have gone content crazy, and it’s impacting your brand. How much of that content references your brand or industry? Ready to increase share of voice, build brand reputation and drive sales? Branded Mention Volume.

3 Factors That Shape Your Brand Journalism Strategy

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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. Brand journalism aims to attract new audiences and guide them towards other messaging without self-promotion.

Build Your Brand With Instagram: Q&A With Jenn Herman

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With visual content becoming a necessity in marketing strategies, including Instagram in brand’s social media strategy should be a no-brainer. So why do so few brands have an account? Q: Instagram has been rapidly growing, but brands have been slow to adopt it as a marketing tool.

Free White Paper! Build a Brand Journalism Program

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So how can you create content that will spread awareness of your brand and drive sales? The key is brand journalism, a subtle form of storytelling that benefits both your brand and your audience. Make sure your brand journalism plan is concentrated on your brand’s goals.

How to Establish Brand Identity: Top Tips From Jeff Barrett

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When you think about big brands like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s or Walmart, your mind conjures up specific images and feelings. These brands work hard to give off just the right impression to their audiences. So what do you need to do to build your brand’s identity from the ground up?

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3 Reasons Why Social Media Influencers Make Powerful Brand Partners

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Chances are you know who Kim Kardashian is and you may be thinking her widespread influence could launch your brand to the masses. When you’re looking to align your brand with an influencer, it may be tempting to target a famous celebrity.