September, 2015

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PR & Customer Success: 2 Sides Of The Same Coin

Onclusive

In PR, we like to draw comparisons. It helps emphasize a point, enhance a story or create a connection between two seemingly unrelated things. Along those lines, I thought it would be interesting to make a comparison between PR and one of the fastest growing roles sweeping the SaaS industry: Customer Success. Whaaaat you may […].

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[Guest Post] The Umbrella Model of Public Relations: A New Way to Approach #PR

Deirdre Breakenridge

A Guest Post by Jason Sprenger, President & Founder, Game Changer Communications . As I’m sure you’re well aware by now, whether you work in PR or not, it’s really hard to define public relations. According to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the leading trade organization in our industry, “public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.

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The Business of News Entertainment

Ronn Torossian

Infotainment has become the new normal in media consumption. The consumer public has spoken, denouncing news purists and industry critics resoundingly, again and again. Stop me if you’ve heard this one, “More Millennials get their news from Comedy Central than the networks.” Yep, you likely have. And, with more Millennials entering the consumerist time of [.].

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MTs, Priority Newsfeed & Messaging. Oh My! The Latest Changes to Social Media

Cision

It seems like as soon as we get used to one change in social media, there’s already another one. And while it might seem easier to bury our heads in the sand, that’s not going to help us leverage social media as a marketing tool. Here are just a few of the latest noteworthy changes to social media. Want to strengthen your PR foundation to boost results?

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The Importance of Personalizing Your Press Release for Journalists

Journalists receive an overwhelming number of press releases daily, making it hard for your news to stand out. While some news is valuable, most is not.

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Influencer Marketing

ReimaginePR

You are the hero of your own life. But every hero needs an even bigger hero to champion their cause now and then. Those bigger heroes are called influencers. They’re the people who are decision makers or who can sway large groups of people, or, at least, the people you need to reach. And there’s an art to engaging them. Influencers often include (but are not limited to): media. politicians. business leaders. community leaders.

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Tapping The True Power Of Analyst Relations

Onclusive

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with ESG Senior Analyst Nik Rouda about big data and analytics trends. Nik is one of the most innovative people I know working to solve problems involving data and business intelligence, so I enjoyed hearing his insights about how to make more effective […].

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Guest Post: 4 Reasons #PR Pros Need Customer Service Skills

Deirdre Breakenridge

A Guest Post By Corina Manea, PR & Social Media Strategist. Public relations professionals are required to have many skills these days, from excellent writing to knowing how to read data or to be efficient. It’s no secret that to succeed in PR you need to be a “forever student”, always learning, always ahead of trends and constantly improving your craft.

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5 Ways to Transform Your Public Relations Team

Ronn Torossian

Hey manager! Stop complaining about your team. Start motivating them to become the people and the creative, productive force you need them to be. Nothing is more frustrating for a manager than a team that just can’t get it done. They come close, but you never seem to get a win … or you [.]. The post 5 Ways to Transform Your Public Relations Team appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

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Free Tip Sheet! Help Yourself Out with These Pitching Practices

Cision

If you aren’t already signed up for Help A Reporter Out (HARO), you’re missing a ton of opportunities to pitch top-notch journalists and reporters. Cision’s free service enables media professionals to collaborate with sources from around the globe. While the premise of HARO is simple, grabbing a reporter’s attention requires a bit more effort. How will you know what to include in your pitch when reporters request different information in their source requests?

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Do's and Don'ts: How to Pitch Your Press Release to Journalists

Speaker: Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, Author, Speaker

Yes - press releases are still relevant in the world of public relations! 🎯 Ever wondered how to write a compelling press release, or what are current best practices for pitching your news to earn media coverage? In this exclusive webinar with Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, we’ll cover tips and advice to help you get the most out of each piece of news you pitch!

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They’re so Shiny!

ReimaginePR

So these Emmys are coming to live with us! Mike Erskine-Kellie has won a regional Emmy for the show we created and wrote called Scientastic. The show has won two, one for best special or program (youth) and another for its music (Mike wrote the lyrics). We couldn’t be happier and are so grateful to be working on a show that really tries to engage girls in science at around the age they give up on it.

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Secure more coverage with the power of free text

The Resolution Blog

“We want a halloween idea to go out in October!”, “We’d like to be considered as ownership contenders of Valentine’s Day!” “We want to send a home improvements idea out this Bank Holiday!” Sound familiar? News tends to be on a loop. There are always new angles to take but there isn’t always the opportunity to explore them.

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Bridging PR and Sales Through Storytelling

Onclusive

When it comes to influential forces, there are few as powerful as storytelling. While many equate storytelling with entertainment (e.g. movies, television, novels, etc.), the concept of compelling storytelling is now front and center in nearly every business conversation. In fact, it was a major theme during this year’s GrowthBeat conference. The business of storytelling […].

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The #PRStudChat Community Celebrates “Ethics Month” With a September 15th Discussion

Deirdre Breakenridge

PRSA has designated September as “Ethics Month” with a wide variety of activities to educate and inform members and industry professionals. The month is jam-packed with twitter chats, webinars, blog posts, newspaper articles, and in-person presentations. In the spirit of Ethics Month, #PRStudChat welcomes Kirk Hazlett , APR, Fellow PRSA, on Tuesday, September 15th at 8:30 p.m.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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From Founder to Manager in 3 easy steps

Ronn Torossian

You’ve finished the heavy lifting of founding the company and making it profitable. Now comes the even harder part of keeping it going and growing? How could management be tougher than building a business? For one thing, you’re probably not as good a manager as you are an entrepreneur. You do so much of [.]. The post From Founder to Manager in 3 easy steps appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

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Five Perspectives About the Benefits of Influencer Marketing

Cision

In a recent AdAge profile , Laundry Service CEO Jason Stein describes the huge opportunity that influencers offer to marketers, communications professionals and brands: There is a major convergence between influencers, brands and publishers, and the ones who are really successful are all three of these things.” Of course Stein has a vested interest in influencers (Laundry Service is a very innovative shop focused on social influence, working with high profile brands such as Beats, the Opra

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Your Story Needs White Space

ReimaginePR

Have you ever tried to sell your home? Remember just how much decluttering you had to do? You had to do that because people need to put themselves inside your home. To do that, they need space, not stuff. Only then can they actually put themselves in your home and imagine the possibilities. The same principle applies in film. I was a reader at an entertainment company.

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My choices between being a ‘Digital Dinosaur’ or a ‘Digital Competent’

The Resolution Blog

It’s a myth that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when sensing danger or feeling threatened. Instead, they use their powerful assets to best effect: a kick that can kill a Lion or legs that can stride faster than 40mph. Even if they cannot run or kick they lay down with their grey-coloured neck flat on the ground to camouflage themselves (possibly where their legend comes from).

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Adapting to the Future: The Evolving Role of Crisis Management Firms in a Rapidly Changing World

As the Internet continues to grow and change, the role of Online Crisis Management firms is evolving. This article explores how these firms are adapting to the new topography of Online Crisis Management. Through interviews with industry experts and case studies, we uncover the key strategies and tactics that are driving success in this dynamic field.

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How’s Your Data Literacy? Take our quiz and find out!

Onclusive

POP QUIZ, Y’ALL! Ok, so if that sentence brought on mental flashbacks of repressed high school memories, fret not. This quiz isn’t meant to make you sweat, agonize, or relive painful 16 year-old nightmares. In fact, its sole purpose is to provide some honest feedback on where your PR data strengths lie and where you may need a […].

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Instagram Success Metrics for Social Influencer Campaigns

Polaris

I like Instagram. The learning curve is a gentle incline for those of us over 40 and the younger set, including my 11-year old niece and her friends, are up-to-speed in a matter of minutes. Even if you don’t have an eye for photography (like me), you’ll enjoy Instagram. It’s simple to follow friends and see what they’re up to. One of the greatest lures of Instagram is the absence of a bothersome algorithm that prevents you from seeing friends’ photos.

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3 ways Yanis Varoufakis failed with media relations

PR Matters

I’m delighted that PR Daily published my opinion piece on Yanis Varoufakis, the problems of his leadership and questionable management of his reputation while Minister of Finance for the Government of Greece. To read it, just click on the PR Daily logo below.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Content With the Right Tools

Cision

The Internet is overloaded with content. Every day, marketers are throwing more and more content into the mix, saturating the marketplace with information and making it a struggle to get your efforts noticed. There are still ways to make your content stand out from the rest, however, and it starts with the right marketing tools. At his recent Cision webinar, “ 9 Tools & Tips That Drive Content Marketing Results ,” Ian Cleary discussed the common problems plaguing content marketers today and

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Communicating During a Crisis & Navigating the Chaos

Speaker: Shawna Bruce, Director of M.D. Bruce & Associates Ltd.

Are you ready to face the unexpected? When the stakes are high and the pressure is on, there's no time to waste - you must be prepared to communicate clearly and confidently. In today's unpredictable world, mastering the art of crisis communication is a must-have skill for any public relations professional. Whether you're facing a weather disaster, a cyber attack, or a PR nightmare, knowing how to craft a clear and compelling message can mean the difference between chaos and calm, confusion and

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We don’t want to brag but…

ReimaginePR

Super excited to have worked on Good For Canada , a website presenting an alternative election platform put forth by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.Loved the piece the Toronto Star wrote. And kinda chuffed that it includes this quote: University of Toronto professor David Hulchanski, who studies inequality in Canadian cities, said the website was clear, easy to use and gives voters “something to think about.”.

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5 tips to power your PR using tech, tools & talent

The Resolution Blog

Just as Batman would never be caught without his trusty utility belt, PR pros have always had a solid toolbox of clever kit to get the job done faster. But with tech moving quicker than ever and more tools cropping up everyday, how do we identify what works? And implement it in a way that sticks? Below are the top 5 tips from our latest guide to tech and tools for PR in 2015.

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Search Dominates Top News Sites for September 2015

The Proactive Report

The News search websites are still at the top of the list. These are the Top 15 News sites for September 2015 (Source www.ebizmba.com). Yahoo News – Still holding on to the top spot with 175,000,000 visitor per month. Google News – Nipping at their heels with 150,000,000 visitor a month. Huffington Post – now a real contender with 11,000,000 visitors a month.

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Last Night a Blog Post Changed My Life

ZudePR

I devoured books as a child. Couldn’t put them down. Every Saturday I’d trot up the hill to my local village library, get kicked off the microfiche reader by the gorgeous librarian, and return home with a few books under my arm. P. G. Wodehouse, Laurie Lee, Sue Townsend, Ursula le Guin, Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, then Twain, Harper Lee, Orwell, Le Carre, Len Deighton, to name but a few of my favourite writers.

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Discover the Actionable Habits of the World’s Best Strategic Communicators

Communication professionals can sometimes face difficult questions from internal stakeholders about the impact of their PR marketing initiatives. We know that nearly half of these professional say they need help with turning their PR data into actionable insights; and at least 20% don’t think they can measure their campaigns at all—but what if we told you all these obstacles can be easily combatted if you implement a few key habits.

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4 Reasons Your Business Needs Digital Press Kit

ISEBOX

Just when you thought your company’s marketing was all in order with your website, blogs, social media and videos, someone throws you a curve ball: You need a digital press kit to supplement your promotions strategy. “Why would I need a press kit? That’s for the press,” you think. Your confusion results from the fact that the term is slightly misleading.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Press Release

Cision

PR professionals have seen their go-to tools and tactics change, especially over the past few years. Gone are the days of fax machines. Despite the changing environment and increasing use of technology, one skill remains as relevant as ever: knowing how to write press releases. Reap the benefits of distributing your company’s news by reminding yourself what to avoid.

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Good Jobs are Good for Canada

ReimaginePR

John used to step over men asleep on the streets and hope he’d never lose his job as an IT executive. But he did and, 2000 resumes later, he still doesn’t have anything. He’s starting to doubt he ever will. He lives at 1/3 of the poverty rate and he doesn’t see that getting better anytime soon. As a child, Tanya fled Bosnia with her sister and parents, coming to Canada hoping for a better life.

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