4 Pitfalls of Brand Journalism to Avoid

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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.

Content marketing and brand journalism best practices

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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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How to use brand journalism to engage your community

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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.

CONTENT MARKETING CASE STUDY – How Bupa is turning itself into Australia’s go-to destination for health-related information

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The post CONTENT MARKETING CASE STUDY – How Bupa is turning itself into Australia’s go-to destination for health-related information appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Brand journalism Content marketing Influencer relations Owned media Bupa Matt Allison The Blue RoomBupa is an international healthcare group that serves 32 million customers in 190 countries, and employs 84,000 people.

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’s goals are to: Build awareness and affinity; Set the context for follow-up brand messaging (retargeting); and. The first begins with a marketer’s mindset.

The Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2018

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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.

Marketing opportunity: Be the resource content marketers rely on

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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.

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

Why Content Marketers Shouldn’t Ignore Traditional Media

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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.

3 Rewards to Reap From Brand Journalism

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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.

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

Dispelling 6 Myths PR Sometimes has about Content Marketing

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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.

Branding lessons from the relaunch of the Ford Bronco

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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. With all things retro being cool right now, and the trend in nostalgia marketing , the timing was ripe for this sort of approach. Since the late 1990s, Ford’s market share has been on a steady decline. What can other brands learn from this?

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

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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.

Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap

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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.

Airport’s brand journalism news service takes flight

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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.

Content Marketing Consistency: How Often Should You Publish?

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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.

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. 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.

UGC a great option for brands during the coronavirus crisis

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User-generated content (UGC) can be a miraculous solution for brand managers and content creators during COVID-19. Savvy communicators can outsource their content production to their audience and start to build that community that will be a crucial resource for their recovery post-crisis. 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 evolution of PR through content marketing

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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.

How Edmunds measures the quality of earned media

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With access to millions of real transactions and other Edmunds data, Edmunds’ expert analysts developed insights into how consumer shopping behavior has been altered during COVID as well as other market trends in the automotive industry.

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

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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.

How content marketing has changed PR

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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.

State of Content Marketing 2019: Creativity Strikes Back

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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.

Survey Analysis: Competition in B2B Content Marketing Heats Up

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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.

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). 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.

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).

4 ways to measure brand journalism results

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Brand journalism , in which businesses discover and create their own news content, can help an organization achieve its PR objectives. Here are four options to consider when assessing results from your brand journalism content: 1. These metrics can tell you how many potential customers saw your content on news outlets and other external channels. Digital communication enables brand managers to engage directly with their target audience.

Avoid these 11 content marketing mishaps

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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.

9 Content Marketing Trends That Will Rule The Roost In 2016

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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 .

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. 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.

7 key components of successful content marketing

PR Daily

These days, few marketers would dispute the need for a thoughtful and robust content marketing strategy. Most brands are upping their investments and output for content creation and dissemination, but that doesn't mean all those dollars are well spent. The effectiveness of your content marketing will depend heavily on your brand and its marketplace. Effective content marketers aren't defined solely by which channels and tactics they use.

Are you following these do’s and don’ts of brand journalism?

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There’s a lot of content out there, and as a senior communicator, you’re responsible for ensuring your organization’s stories don’t get lost in the shuffle. Brand journalism gives you the perfect vehicle to do just that—when it’s executed correctly. Veteran communicator Jim Ylisela knows a thing or two about what good brand journalism should look like—and what it shouldn’t: 1. DON’T: Get brand journalism and content marketing mixed up.

The Facebook Frozen Frog and Fodder for Content Marketing

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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.

5 tactics for successful survey research in times of uncertainty

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More often than not, the findings can be leveraged by the product, marketing and sales teams, as long as the topic was closely tied to your business’ communication objectives in the first place. Host a webinar using the survey findings as a platform to highlight your brand’s capabilities.

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5 storytelling lessons from Square’s COVID-19 campaign

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It’s the missing ingredient when things go wrong, the secret weapon behind new branding success. It’s the superpower wielded by communications pros that is the catalyst for headlines, digital content, social media posts and so much more.

3 content marketing rules to live by

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Content marketing is a growing trend—but many PR and marketing pros struggle to do it right. that brand managers spend 25 percent to 43 percent of their marketing budgets on creating and sharing content. However, an eMarketer study revealed less than a quarter of chief marketing officers feel the content their team creates resonates with their audience. Spoiler: It's a brand metaphor!). Jake's Journal (@JakesJournal) June 8, 2016.

The PR Opportunity for Brands as Publishers Tinker with Journalism

Sword and the Script

Recently, I received notice from the publisher of a local business journal that the “People on the Move” section is up for sale. The one-time crowdsourced feature for new hire announcements or appointments in a local market will cost $250. It looks to me like this change will take place at many, if not all, of the weeklies in the American City Business Journals (ACBJ) network. Don’t miss these related posts: The Shocking Beef about Feeding the Content Monster.

7 Reasons Your B2B Content Marketing Program Fails to Deliver that You Probably Haven’t Heard Before

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There’s are several industry organizations that field annual surveys about content marketing and they are gearing up. Last year, the data overwhelmingly found every business says they are doing content marketing. 2) You don’t treat content marketing is its own channel.

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How to generate authentic brand advocacy from your employees

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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. Many companies offer employees incentives—such as prize drawings, company logo items, extra time off or cash—to promote the brand’s message on their personal social media accounts. RELATED: Share the content that captivated audiences ].