January, 2017

The pros and cons of ‘gating’ your premium signature content

PR Warrior

We’ve all been there. We see an interesting looking ebook or whitepaper or webinar replay promoted through social media; it catches our eye, we click on the link and are immediately taken to a landing page where a request is made for your email details before you can access the content. Usually all that is required is an… MORE. The post The pros and cons of ‘gating’ your premium signature content appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Content marketing David Meerman Scot

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#PRStudChat Discusses the Secret Nuances of Media Relations in 2017

PR Expanded

We’re kicking off #PRStudChat in 2017, and you won’t want to miss a Twitter chat focused on the nuances of media relations and lessons learned from the field. On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 8:30 p.m.

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What Public Relations Can Learn From The Golden Globes

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

If part of your public relations planning this year features a thought leadership initiative including speaking engagements and awards for clients, there were some lessons to be learned from last night’s Golden Globes celebration of all things TV and movies. Despite what you hear, it’s not all party, party, party. Take a look at these examples for some interesting takeaways that can help make your execs shine at their next industry gathering or press event.

How to Prove PR Value to Your CEO in 2017

Onclusive

Public relations is undoubtedly an art, a careful craft that requires both finesse and creativity. But along with the art comes science: the systematic knowledge gained through observation and experimentation. Without this, we miss important opportunities to tell compelling stories, impact audiences more effectively, and ultimately prove the value of PR to C-suite executives. Fortunately, […]. Industry Insights & Trends PRTech Reporting

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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

NFL returns cash paid for performances

Ronn Torossian

Recently, the National Football League announced plans to return hundreds of thousands of dollars received from the United States military for putting on performances and other considerations at NFL games. According to the report, the NFL will be giving back more than $700,000 of taxpayers’ money paid to various teams for military tributes sponsored by various branches of the service as recruiting tools.

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4 INSPIRING EXAMPLES: How to tell your brand story via an end-of-year report

PR Warrior

Large companies with lots of shareholders tend to publish annual reports. Indeed, for publicly-listed companies, it’s a legal requirement. These reports tend to be dense and hard to read. Granted, the financials obviously need to be presented in a certain way but, unfortunately, chances are the rest of the document will be full of chest-beating and meaningless jargon and… MORE.

3 “Shuns” Social PR Superheroes Can’t Afford to Shun in 2017

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Shonali Burke, Social PR Strategist, Teacher and Trainer. As you read this, I’m about three-quarters of the way through my month-long working tour of India. It’s been pretty crazy, as I’ve basically worked in two time zones since the time I got here, so you can imagine how much sleep I’ve been getting.

Increasing PR Productivity With New Tech Tools

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Whoever said “there are only so many hours in the day” definitely doesn’t work in public relations. Our work is 24/7 and then some, when a major announcement or event is planned. So we thought it was time for a look at some new tech tools and apps to help our industry find more effective ways to save time and increase productivity. Master time management with the Pomodoro Timer app. The app is based on the theory that we work best 25 minutes on and five minutes off.

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The Separation of Powers in Today’s Media Landscape

Onclusive

As the countdown to the inauguration continues, I thought it would be fun — and hopefully a bit interesting — to have a little Government 101 refresh while simultaneously prompting you to think differently about the media world and all its various players. Let’s start with a flash back to grade school. Remember learning about […]. Industry Insights & Trends Musings media media landscape

Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

Can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em

Ronn Torossian

Fewer people trust the media these days, and those that do, tend to trust them – especially the TV and internet news – a lot less than they did. Now, we could take the time to argue for or against those positions, or we could parse out the “whys” and the “hows” of all of it, but that’s not what this is about. This article is about what came out of that growing distrust, a hyper-partisan form of media, mostly on the web, that … READ MORE ».

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How to Explode Your B2B Content Strategy with Earned Content

B2B PR Sense

A recent study revealed that earned content is 88% more effective than owned media -- which makes it a powerful part of your B2B content strategy. Yet, like many you may struggle with the concept of earned content, and aren’t sure how to integrate it into their strategy. Read on to learn how to use it effectively. A well-rounded B2B content marketer will also include owned and paid content in her B2B PR tactics.

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Using the PESO Model to Drive an Effective PR Content Strategy

Cision

While we typically like to plan for the following year in the fourth quarter, how many of you actually got it done? Did you, like me, spend the holidays thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in 2017? Sometimes, despite our very best efforts to write down our goals, we tend to skip over creating a documented PR content strategy. This is a significant missed opportunity.

Enterprise Design Tips and Resources, via NYETM

Flack's Revenge

I enjoyed the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup last week. In addition to two great demos, the event featured a panel that discussed UI design. It is a topic that intrigues me. Fusion PR has represented a number of providers of tech that improve user experience. It’s always great to do a reality check and hear about a market segment first-hand, from those who work in the field.

How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

How Public Relations And Customer Relations Can Work Together

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Good customer service and good public relations have never been more aligned. One of the quickest ways to understand an organization’s reputation is to look at its response to a consumer complaint. A company can spend millions on a brand reputation campaign, use high-powered PR agencies, and reap the benefits of CEO thought leadership, but if unhappy customers hit a brick wall instead of help, those investments may be squandered.

Medium’s New Focus & What It Means for PR

Onclusive

Last week, PR and communications professionals listened closely as Medium CEO Ev Williams announced the publishing platform’s new focus and the downsizing of its New York and Washington D.C. teams. In the piece, Williams validated Medium’s mission to “promote intelligent viewpoints and new ideas no matter who they’re from” while, at the same time, recognizing […]. Industry Insights & Trends

Chargers move strains fan loyalty

Ronn Torossian

Any time a pro sports franchise up and moves to another market, it leaves fans fuming. Remember the Colts slipping away from Baltimore to move to Indianapolis in the “dark of the night?” Or when the Cleveland Browns went to Baltimore and left their loyal Dog Pound back in Cleveland feeling totally betrayed?

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How to Boost the ROI of Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

When you think of your B2B content marketing strategy, your focus is probably on content creation, not ROI. But more and more content marketers are in a crunch to produce measurable results to allay their executives' financial concerns. But showing ROI in content marketing isn’t always easy. Why do we say that? There are two distinct challenges that occur when determining ROI. One challenge of a content marketing strategy is that it takes time to see results.

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Taking Your Brand From a ‘Want’ to a ‘Need’ in 3 Steps

Cision

Advertisers today love to one-up each other with wild, exciting content that goes to any length to attract consumer attention. But will this contest of craziness really turn once-in-a-while customers into die-hard fans? Probably not. Brands need to stop selling out for first glances and start getting back to the things that create lasting impact.

Newsflash: PR is NOT Sinister Media Manipulation

Flack's Revenge

Over the years I’ve learned to accept that most people simply don’t understand my chosen profession, public relations. Some think it is just about media relations, which can be irritating (see my post about PR’s PR Problem ). Working with journalists is only one aspect of the field (in this post , I list others). Many succeed in PR without ever doing so – and those that just focus on media seem increasingly old school.

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Last-Minute PR Tips For A Successful CES

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

If you spent New Year’s Day on an early flight to Las Vegas, odds are you’re part of a public relations team headed for CES, the mecca of consumer electronics and tech trade shows. Your main objective? Draw attention to your client’s company via new product or acquisition announcement, stunt or other media grabber.

PR Reporting for People Who Care About Data

Onclusive

The thing about PR reporting is that it’s really fun when you have positive results to share and the opposite when you don’t. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Even when a campaign doesn’t work out the way you’d hoped it would, valuable learnings always lie between the lines. That’s why this week, we’re sharing […]. PR Education PR data PR reporting public relations

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How Fake News Affects PR

The Proactive Report

Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue. This sudden rise in fake news was fueled by a combination of the heated emotions created by the divisive Presidential election and the ease of publication and sharing of news online and on social media. Facebook and Google were so alarmed by this flood of fake news that they announced they will be cracking down on fake news stories.

How to Empower Your Small Business PR with Thought Leadership

B2B PR Sense

In small business PR, it’s easy to suffer from product or service egomania. OK… so I made up that diagnosis. But the point is to succeed as a small B2B business, you need to believe in the greatness of your product or service. It can get to the point that you never stop thinking, dreaming, and babbling about your creation. After all, that unwavering attention is what you need to make it. Yet, ironically, that maniacal focus can be the kiss of death when it comes to thought leadership.

What You Need to Know About LinkedIn’s New Changes

Cision

LinkedIn recently announced significant changes to its desktop and its search functions. Perhaps a little counterintuitive to the “mobile first” ethos, the new LinkedIn desktop looks great and has some cool features that will appeal to communications and marketing professionals on the platform. LinkedIn says that these changes are scheduled to roll out to all users “in the coming weeks.”

Enterprise Design Tips and Resources, via NYETM

Flack's Revenge

I enjoyed the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup last week. In addition to two great demos, the event featured a panel that discussed UI design. It is a topic that intrigues me. Fusion PR has represented a number of providers of tech that improve user experience. It’s always great to do a reality check and hear about a market segment first-hand, from those who work in the field.

PR Pitches Journalists Will Love

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Recently an editor acquaintance of mine told a public relations seminar that she didn’t care how PR pros pitched her as long as they didn’t waste her time. OK, seems simple enough. Yet getting your approach just right can still be daunting, so we thought it a good time to revisit the rules for successful story pitching. Keep your pitch under 200 words.

Will AI Help Humanize Marketing? [UML]

Sword and the Script

I subscribed to a new iPhone app the other week and a few moments later received an email welcoming me to the service. In the moment I opened that message there were two problems: the app wasn’t working for me and the welcome email I received was sent from a no-reply email address. In a world, where marketing is forever trying to humanize the brand, business seems to engage in behavior that at odds with this endeavor.

50 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Looking for a new career opportunity? Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Have one you’d like to see listed? Just email mediabullseye@customscoop.com. Academia/Government. Editor , Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC. Public Affairs Specialist , DC Dept. of Public Works, Washington, DC – apply by Jan. Transportation Legislative Aide , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Reston, VA.

7 Surprising Ways that B2B Influencer Marketing Has Evolved

B2B PR Sense

Are you surprised to learn that 92% of people seek referrals from people that they trust before making a purchase? This includes experts that they follow on social media. B2B influencer marketing wields incredible power for marketers, and is not a tool to be ignored. Not too long ago, we published a post entitled, Why the Best B2B PR Campaigns Use Influencer Marketing , and outlined how to leverage the power of influencers in your various campaigns.

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Behind the Headlines with Phil Andrews

Cision

Phil Andrews is the current President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, the Past President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, and was recently named the President of the Black Public Relations Society – New York. Phil has a long list of credentials and experiences, and as the founder of P.A. Public Relations Company, Phil has served as the Public Relations Director for a myriad of companies, community initiatives and professional organizations.

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The Most Common Systematic Failure In Crisis Communication – And Odds Are, You’re Vulnerable To It

Melissa Agnes

One important aspect of your organization’s successful crisis management, is being able to reach out to, and communicate with, all impacted and relevant stakeholders, in a timely and efficient fashion. While you’ll most certainly leverage the digital landscape in some capacity to communicate your main messages – whether it’s via your corporate website, social media, etc.