January, 2019

How dark social is changing everything we know about social marketing

Agility PR Solutions

Dark social is changing everything we know about social media marketing. Are you ready to join the dark side? In the early 2010s, social media sharing became the most powerful content distribution tool for marketers everywhere.

Why AI won’t Replace PR

Flack's Revenge

I was watching 60 Minutes this weekend, which ran a segment about AI that highlighted China’s growing clout in the tech (Silicon Valley, hope you were watching; you should be scared, very scared). They interviewed Kai-Fu Lee, the so-called Oracle of AI who boasts a Ph.D.,

3 essentials for building a new influencer strategy

PR Daily

Social media celebrities and their agents might promise big returns on their services, but how much of a boost should you expect? Consider these insights.

The Future of Media: Key Trends for 2019 and Beyond

Business Wire

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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.

Do You Have a Pre-Crisis Checklist?

Ronn Torossian

Crisis communications is a key aspect to public relations. Crises will come, and, usually, they will come unexpectedly. But that doesn’t mean you should not be prepared. In fact, if you want to achieve the optimal resolution to any PR crisis, you need to have a plan in place before the crisis erupts.

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Gillette Gets Woke: A PR Take

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For PR people, the Gillette ad that roiled social media and birthed a thousand thought pieces raises an old question – is there such a thing as bad publicity? Normally when a company manages to generate international attention and earn millions of views for a brand message, it’s a win.

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Book Review: Social Media for Strategic Communication By Karen Freberg

PR Expanded

One of the best ways to kick off the New Year is with a good book that offers great guidance and takes a deep dive into being more strategic with your storytelling.

Five Key Takeaways from the 2018 Growth PR Conference

Onclusive

Marketing and Communications are converging as PR has evolved radically over the last decade. Data science and digital media are transforming the way companies tell stories and how they measure success.

Before You Measure, Set Measurable Goals

Business Wire

It’s New Year’s resolution time, and that means people setting ambitious goals to change their behavior only to wonder, a month or so later, why nothing changed.

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.

Winning Strategies for Social Media PR

Ronn Torossian

Those who have been in the public relations business for a while can tell you: social media is a moving target. Different platforms appeal to different demographics and diverse generations, and this can change as new platforms become available.

How to Social in 2019: Experts Share their Views

Flack's Revenge

Last month I interviewed top PR and social media experts about the challenges facing online marketing. The following recap includes some of the juiciest quotes from Neal Schaffer , Frank Strong , Drew Neisser , and Deb Weinstein.

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What The PR Agency Isn’t Telling You

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any good public relations agency should want to have an open conversation about what clients can expect for their investment. And most do. They’re hoping for a productive meeting and a solid start to what they hope will be a long and successful partnership.

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Content Curation for Marketing: 10 Powerful Guides That Will Help

B2B PR Sense

Some may compare curated content for marketing to picking up something off the street and giving it as a gift. But this is all wrong, both in the intention and strategy of content curation.

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

Onclusive

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. Staying on top of the latest trends, technologies and strategies is paramount. 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.

On January 17th, the #PRStudChat Community Discusses How to Get Strategic With Owned Media

PR Expanded

Owned media is less about controlling your content and more about creating what your customers need and prefer from you. It’s the “O” in the PESO model and it’s an important part of a brand’s communications plan.

Netflix PR Disaster

Ronn Torossian

It hasn’t been a great week for Netflix.

4 ways PR generates great brand exposure

Agility PR Solutions

Public relations is about maintaining your public image so that you’re portrayed in the right light. Many businesses even have a dedicated team that works around the clock to make sure the right content is published.

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5 Tips To Build Stronger Media Relationships In 2019

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In tech PR , the story is the cornerstone of every good pitch. It all starts and stops there. Tech reporters, like most journalists, get hundreds of pitches each day. Most are ignored, even when they’re well-written. They’re like banner ads — the sheer volume makes tune-out inevitable.

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Content Marketing and SEO: How to Craft the Best PR Campaigns

B2B PR Sense

When you think of the tactics behind perfect PR campaigns , perhaps press releases and media pitches acome to mind. But in reality, content marketing and SEO have a good deal to bring to the table when it comes to PR. What is content marketing and what does it have to do with PR?

Welcome to the Self-correcting Media Maelstrom

Flack's Revenge

If you’re a news and politics junkie like me, it’s been a head-spinning couple of weeks. First, a Buzzfeed article claimed that Donald Trump asked Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

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Increasing Your Media Coverage Through Storytelling

PRSay

On Jan. 29, Matt Charles, APR, presents a webinar titled “ How to Tell Your Organization’s Story to Get Media Coverage.” The webinar is available for free to PRSA members.

Why NOT to change your branding

Ronn Torossian

It’s a new year and many people might be considering shaking things up with new branding. Clients usually come to PR firms, especially around this time of year, for help creating a new logo and developing a new brand identity.

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Nearly 40% of B2B tech brands will boost marketing budgets in 2019

Agility PR Solutions

New research from IT industry marketplace Spiceworks suggests that a renewed priority on marketing is driving budget increases and enabling organizations to experiment with new marketing trends and technologies this year.

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How To Develop A Winning PR Strategy

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

What differentiates a powerful public relations program from one that’s just okay? The key is usually a winning strategy. “Strategy” is a word that’s thrown around a lot by PR and marketing professionals, and its meaning is often diluted.

PR Tactics: How to Crush It with Voice Search

B2B PR Sense

Hey Siri.OK Google.Hey Alexa. All phrases that dominate today's digital landscape -- and are poised to affect your PR tactics. Consider that 40% of all adults use voice search at least once per day -- and this number is expected to rise.

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How to run PESO campaigns on Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter

Stephen Waddington

A recent blog post explored using paid media as part of an integrated PESO campaign. Here I look at how to roll out ads and promoted content from £1 per day on some of the popular platforms.

3 Things Communicators Can Learn From UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi

PRSay

This is an edited version of a post that first appeared on Clairemont Communications. On Jan. 12, UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi became a viral sensation after performing a enthusiastic routine that earned a perfect score at the Collegiate Challenge.

Five Essential skills for a modern PR professional

Ronn Torossian

Technology is constantly shifting and the PR landscape is forever evolving. Despite the new tactics and changes in the communication landscape, there are some skills that will always remain essential for PR professionals.

Are press releases still relevant—or are they obsolete relics?

Agility PR Solutions

Press release addiction is a serious epidemic. PR pros recommend them because they’re a staple of our industry, marketing departments long for them and executives demand them.

PR Tips For Stellar Executive Quotes

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In the round-the-clock battle for media attention, reporters, marketers, and PR pros cannot afford to waste words. We’ve all come across executive quotes in press releases or news articles that sound like they were written by a novice PR person, or, worse, a committee.

How to Apply Reciprocity to 10x Your Content Marketing Results

Buzzstream

Content marketing takes time and effort. And, unfortunately, average tactics such as blogging, keyword-optimized landing pages and the occasional guest post will only get you average results (at best!).

The British army’s campaign to attract ‘snowflake millennials’ is genius

Mark My Words

The British Army’s has caused quite the stir. Although this time it’s across Facebook, not the Faroes. As part of the “This is belonging” campaign, the army has released posters illustrated in the style of World War One recruitment ads featuring Lord Kitchener. The posters use derogatory phrases such as “Snowflakes”, “Me me me millennials” and “Phone zombies” to highlight the qualities needed by the Army.

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