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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. Shift storytelling from being all about you to being all about your customers.

5 ways to infuse emotion into your storytelling

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Not if you tell emotional stories that connect audiences to your brand. So says Miri Rodriguez, Microsoft storyteller and keynoter at Ragan’s “Brand Storytelling and Content Marketing Conference” at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. “AI

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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.

5 ways Microsoft’s chief storyteller makes content more human

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Storytelling has become a crucial strategy for communicators looking to attract attention from both employees and consumers. Our attention is under attack,” says Steve Clayton, Microsoft’s chief storyteller and general manager of the company’s Innovation, Culture and Stories team. “By

4 storytelling lessons from 100 years of ‘The Hilton Effect’

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The hotel chain celebrated a century of business growth by shining a spotlight and crafting content around its biggest champions: Its employees and customers. The whitepaper turned into an entire campaign full of stories and content—many of which provide lessons in storytelling excellence.

6 ways to up your storytelling game

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You’ve launched a brand journalism site. Welcome to brand journalism 2.0. Brand journalism helps organizations rise above the clutter of content on the web. Here are six reasons to take your storytelling to the next level—or maybe the one above that. Brand journalism 2.0 In brand journalism 2.0, Access is brand journalism’s gift that keeps on giving. Kudos. But it’s time to move on to what’s next.

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

A Colorado university’s robust storytelling turns heads

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Metropolitan State University of Denver’s brand journalism approach is engaging readers, grabbing attention and winning awards. Campus communication might not be a high-profile beat, but storytelling gold awaits those who dig beyond the often-prosaic crust of academia.

7 Ways PR People Can Support Journalism

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This may seem like a good thing for the PR business, as companies and others try to go around traditional media to tell their stories through social media and branded content. What’s more alarming are indications that journalism is under siege for its role in democracy.

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. Context conscious content. Navigation – How will people find and experience the content?

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. RELATED: Share the content that captivated audiences ].

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.

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.

Google limits political ad targeting, Facebook announces brand ‘safety controls,’ and Taco Bell enters the ‘chicken wars’

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Along with “clarifying” its ads policies to highlight prohibited content and messages, Google will limit targeting options for political ads to age, gender and location categories. The report breaks down “brand intimacy’ by measuring factors that draw consumers to a brand identity.

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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. RELATED: Join us at LinkedIn Headquarters July 30-31 for our Content Marketing and Brand Journalism Summit. ].

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. Want to deliver valuable content in 2016? Interactive Storytelling. Episodic Content .

7 reasons why effective PR is more important than ever

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Drastic changes in the media and cultural landscape have altered PR and marketing in recent years. consumers say they are suspicious of news content. The public values journalism, and people are moving to media channels they trust.

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How Toyota uses podcasts to reveal its human side

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The program offers significant lessons for brand managers and communicators. For communicators looking to launch a podcast, promote brand journalism and engage external and internal audiences, Toyota’s story is a trove of tips and lessons.

How Data-Driven Storytelling Drives PR

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For many B2B technology brands, data is not only a business asset, but a PR tool. No one should underestimate the power of data for storytelling. Whatever the case, B2B and technology-based businesses are in an excellent position to use data-driven storytelling as part of a PR strategy.

Announcing PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards finalists

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The finalists in PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards know that compelling content can capture the attention of busy audiences. Content Marketing for the Purpose of: Brand Awareness. The Call Tracking Study Guide for Marketers, Invoca. Brand Journalism.

Storytelling Tips to Make Your Brand More Relatable

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The ability to tell a story is a fundamental skill that all good brand communicators should possess. Storytelling not only shares information, it makes that information relatable to the audience, humanizing complex ideas and offering fresh perspectives. Christopher Hammond, senior vice president of corporate communications for Wells Fargo, shares some tips here on how to enhance your brand’s message through storytelling. #1.

How an Ohio dentist used podcasts to engage his community

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With the alliterative title ‘Talkin’ Teeth,’ Dr. Kyle Bogan and his team calmed and informed their audience around oral health—winning our Health Care PR and Marketing Award for podcasts. Podcasts are conversational in nature and won’t fare well with a strict adherence to marketing messages.

Monday Roundup: Measuring Storytelling

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Every PR pro knows the importance of storytelling. Here are some tips on getting started measuring your storytelling efforts. Why: “And as any good PR pro knows, storytelling is also key to a successful campaign—yet it’s only half of the equation.

Build your strengths and eliminate your weaknesses

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The caveat: Even the most masterful professional still needs a basic level of skill in categories like writing, social media and storytelling to let his or her other strengths shine. Topics include strategic communications, video production, crisis communications, storytelling and more.

10 techniques for using IGTV in marketing and PR

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From tutorials to testimonials, videos on the Instagram spinoff can inform and engage your audience and raise brand awareness—accelerating sales in the process. With the channel’s extended time limit, brand managers can show viewers all the benefits and features of their products.

What lies ahead in 2020? Predictions from 20 industry experts

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What’s ahead for storytelling, the ‘trust gap’ and the vexing matter of ROI measurement? As we in communications and marketing look ahead to 2020, what can we expect? I think brands will need to become story makers as much as storytellers.

Wendy’s drags McDonald’s in breakfast rollout, key elements of public trust, and Barnes & Noble’s Black History Month misfire

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Why it matters: Wendy’s social media team is well known for its sass, and brand managers often jump into the conversation to grab a few minutes in the limelight. What messaging lessons can PR pros and marketers take from what has been a busy week in the news?

Disney says older movies have ‘outdated cultural norms,’ Facebook axes 5.4B fake accounts, and Michigan workers sue McDonald’s over ‘toxic culture’

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Also: Marketers puzzle over which tactics yield peak ROI, Hostess debuts Twinkies cereal, and a solo PR practitioner shares a peek behind the curtain. RELATED: Discover how to craft content that earns—and keeps—audience attention ].

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Strunk and White: Parentheses and misused phrases

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Brand Journalism Content Marketing Media Relations PR Speechwriting Storytelling Writing & EditingWrapping up our series on the influential writing gurus’ centennial, we delve into punctuation and the perplexing persistence of purple prose.

Macy’s to lay off 2,000, Spotify podcast listening grows 200%, and Cathay Pacific furloughs 27,000

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Please take five minutes to let us know about your content preferences and needs, and we will enter you in a drawing to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards. billion in “content acquisition” costs—almost 57% of the reported revenue. How do you feel about brands who take a stand?

Ragan Training makes it easy to offer new ideas

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Golden Globes goes vegan, Little Caesars partners with DoorDash, and Landry’s addresses a data breach

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The toilet paper’s social media team is having fun with the marketing moves: It’s 2020 – what better way to celebrate a double deuce decade than with a bathroom upgrade?? Are you planning a brand activation with the upcoming Summer Olympics?

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Twitter suspends Planters’ ‘Baby Nut’ accounts, top platforms tackle privacy and fake news concerns, and Hulu chief is out

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The commercial, which depicted the funeral of Mr. Peanut and the birth of “Baby Nut,” was promptly followed by a Periscope stream and a flurry of tweets, retweets and replies from the brand’s @MrPeanut account. We explain four ways that engagement was Super Bowl LIV’s marketing MVP.

3 reasons why you should let us write your content

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Connect with corporate communicators, PR pros, marketers and more through our sponsored content program. Ragan Communications and PR Daily have more than four decades of storytelling experience. Sponsored content is potent and unique.

Mattel’s gender-neutral dolls celebrate inclusivity, seniors stereotyped in ads, and eBay and WeWork execs depart

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Also: FTC sues Match.com over deceptive marketing, Norwegian Cruise Line ditches plastic bottles, Marshall’s (finally!) As PR and marketing pros fight to attract consumers’ attention, what tactics do you consider underhanded or ethically shady?

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Popeye’s chicken sandwich returns, Adobe breach hits 7.5M, and rushing to measure ROI won’t produce results

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What advice would you give Popeyes marketing team as it prepares for its viral menu item to come back? More than half (52%) of marketers know their sales cycles are at least three months long, so much of the ROI measured doesn’t include leads that converted into customers.

8 reasons a contemporary digital newsroom improves your coverage

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By upgrading your newsroom and supporting a brand journalism effort, you can improve your own messaging—and even interest more news outlets. So Cisco used its brand journalism newsroom to feature its technological contribution to the futuristic marketplace.

Once Upon a Time…3 Keys to Good PR Storytelling

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In today’s digital age, there are two key ways to find success for both brands or individuals: remember to be human and solidify your storytelling skills. Many think that good storytelling stems from talent, but really, all it takes is time, trial and error, and basic writing know-how.

Dior’s China dustup, Dunkin’s CMO departs, and Vatican introduces a digital rosary

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Also: Virgin Galactic hits marketing best practices, social media stats reveal opportunities for podcasting, Starbucks Japan debuts Instagram-worthy beverage, and more. Good morning, PR pros: Virgin Galactic’s recent private spacesuit announcement reads like a bingo game for marketing trends.

Google algorithms favor original news, Popeyes’ ‘BYOB’ invite lays an egg, Amazon crowdsourcing Alexa answers

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It also could cause backlash as both news media outlets and branded publications fight to get their content seen in consumers’ search results. Why you should care: When appropriate, approach unexpected PR and marketing moments with humor and creativity.

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