February, 2017

How Mark Masters harnesses the power of owned media to build a global personal brand

PR Warrior

Author, speaker and content marketing agency owner – Mark Masters (pictured above, top right) – continues to carve out a global niche as a passionate advocate for building brands and businesses through the use of owned media.

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PR Data Insights: How to Benchmark Engagement

Onclusive

PR’s access to data has grown exponentially in the past few years, however one of the most frustrating aspects about measuring PR is the lack of industry benchmarks available. It’s challenging to set measurement goals without an understanding of how others in your field are faring.

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First Black PR History Month Kick-off Event Hosted by the Museum of Public Relations

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Julien Perocheau, The Museum of Public Relations and Spector & Associates. On Thursday, February 9, at 6 p.m. the first-ever Black PR History Month will kick-off at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, in New York City.

Conservative coffee? That’s Black Rifle’s brand

Ronn Torossian

For most people, coffee is the ultimate uniter. If you love it, you don’t ask its political persuasion, you just drink it before you’re willing to have any conversations with anyone, much less a heated political argument.

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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.

Are PR and Branded Content Fake News?

Flack's Revenge

I attended a meeting of the NY Internet Society that featured a panel of media experts, journalists, and a Silicon Valley lawyer.

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Content marketing for PR: How owned media can lead to third-party editorial exposure

PR Warrior

I recently read this article – GP rebate: What I do for the $37.05 that no one wants to pay – by Sydney general medical practitioner, Dr Elizabeth Oliver.

How to Find the Right MarTech and PRTech Solutions

Onclusive

Now that marketers are taking PR more seriously in terms of its ability to generate top-of-funnel leads and drive valuable brand awareness, the MarTech ecosystem has come to include PRTech solutions too. Yay for us! PRTech is no longer a lone wolf.

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Join #PRStudChat on February 22nd for a Career Day Twitter Chat

PR Expanded

College graduation is in May and students are preparing their resumes, reaching out to professionals and pursuing their PR career interests. PRStudChat wants to help with a virtual Career Day chat session with professionals and educators offering guidance and sharing their experiences in PR.

The Best Day of the Week and Time of the Day to Send a Press Release

Ronn Torossian

This is a common question for businesses and public relations agencies and departments. Unfortunately, there are only a few general rules and the best bet is to test and track press releases for the best times. When might be the best time of the day to publish a press release ?

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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.

15 Smart Techniques that Will Skyrocket Your B2B Press Coverage

B2B PR Sense

You’ve done it. Take a big breath. You’ve pitched your story, and they chose you. You earned that B2B press coverage, and n ow your article is published for the world to see. It’s the end of the road.or is it?

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The New Season of BizWireTV is Coming Featuring a New Host and Innovative Tech

Business Wire

By Scott Fedonchik, SVP Marketing, Business Wire Get ready for the new season of BizWireTV , featuring a fresh new look and a new host, Jordyn Rolling.

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The importance of strategy for social media and content marketing. Here’s an excellent case in point …

PR Warrior

I talk a lot about the need for strategy when embarking on a social media and content marketing program, and for good reason! When becoming your own media publisher and producing content via social and your owned media channels, it is so easy just to ‘do stuff’ But without purpose and strategic direction (locked back to your… MORE. The post The importance of strategy for social media and content marketing.

What Every Marketing Boss Loves

Onclusive

Marketing bosses think with their heads and not their hearts. That’s because (a) their jobs depend on it and (b) the marketing and media landscape is constantly changing. What worked last year in a public relations or marketing campaign, or even last week, may not work again today.

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.

Why Your PR Firm Wants To Fire You

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There’s nothing like the thrill of starting a public relations partnership with a new client. All parties are on best behavior, getting to know one another and establishing the rhythm of a working relationship.

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Montana officials anger local landowners

Ronn Torossian

Smokestacks are nothing new. They’ve been part of the American industrial landscape for more than a century. So, why are so many Montana landowners and ranchers up in arms over the 585-foot tall smoker in their backyards?

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How To Use Google Apps to be More Productive and Awesome

Cision

Recently, Google announced that it is updating its Google Voice App for the first time in five years. I use Google Voice in conjunction with Google Hangouts for calling and texting, and it struck me how integrated into my daily routine this one Google App is (and the update is AWESOME!!!).

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Invest in Your Professional Development or Lose Your Job

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Corina Manea, Chief Community Officer for Spin Sucks, & Founder of NutsPR. Here we are, the second month of the year is almost gone. That begs the question how are you doing against your PR professional development goals you set (I hope) in January?

Influencer marketing continues to throw up challenges for marketers (research)

PR Warrior

Influencer marketing continues to gather momentum as brands simultaneously try to (a) combat consumer apathy towards paid-for advertising, and (b) take advantage of the rise and rise of content-driven micro-influencers in the marketplace.

PR Advice From a Serial Journalist

Onclusive

Pitching journalists is a little like meeting with a hiring manager for a job you really want. Before you reach out or meet with them, you spend time researching the interests of someone you never met so you can better anticipate what will appeal to them.

Nailing the Facebook Image: Handy Cheat Sheet

Flack's Revenge

To properly target and engage your audience on Facebook, you need impressive visual assets. Luckily, Facebook offers the freedom to be creative and use eye-catching images in your profile, company page, ads and event invites.

PR: Separating Fact from Fiction

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The best public relations campaigns use a combination of strategies and tactics to help build brands and support business success. Campaigns also win when client-agency partnerships are strong and the players are fully engaged. However, in PR, there are also many myths (alternative facts?)

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How To Make Awesome Images (No Photoshop Required)

Cision

Images are an important component of content marketing. They give readers a visual representation or reinforcement of the text and increase the shareability on any social platform.

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The Future of Twitter

The Proactive Report

The one thing you can rely on in Social Media is that there will be change. Each year new networks pop up and some go away. The major social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) have been fairly stable for the past five or six years.

How to Write News Release Headlines Reporters Love

Business Wire

By Raschanda Hall, Director of Global Media Relations, and Serena Ehrlich, Director of Social and Evolving Media, Business Wire Every year, the teams at Business Wire look at changes in the industry that impact news release distribution and usage.

How to Embrace the Future of B2B Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

Despite all the buzz, B2B influencer marketing is still a new frontier. True, the concept has been batted around a lot, but the rules and boundaries of this frontier are still being defined -- especially in the B2B space! A just-released study reports that 55% of B2C companies surveyed are running ongoing influencer programs. That compares to only 15% of B2B firms. Clearly, the use of influencer marketing in the B2B space is still evolving.

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How Long Should a Blog Post Be? [A Data-Driven Answer for B2B]

Sword and the Script

If you’re looking for a short and easy answer to blogging questions, here you go: How long should a blog post be? Answer: 1,000 words. How long should it take to write a blog post? Answer: 3 hours and 16 minutes. How often should I publish blog posts? Answer: Weekly.

Writing The Killer PR Plan

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

When a public relations firm signs a new account, excitement is in the air. Take a little time to celebrate, then let the real work begin. And that work starts with a strategic plan. To craft a killer PR plan, here are some steps to consider before you begin. Establish a baseline.

Solving the Challenge of Targeting the Right Media and Influencers

Cision

With earned media on the rise, communicators are scrambling to get ahead of the curve and execute successfully.

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My Take on the Fake News Debate

Flack's Revenge

I attended the Daily News Innovation Lab’s session: Proposition: We can Solve the Fake News Problem. It featured an Oxford-style debate on whether there’s a solution to the fake news problem. Some very smart people from the worlds of media, business, and technology made great arguments for each side. It was entertaining and informative. I’m pleased to say that the optimists won, according to the audience vote at the end.

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The Positivity Summit: Drive Change & Create Impact One Location at a Time

PR Expanded

For many of us, 2017 is a year of change. Whether you’re experiencing small changes or big transformation, you have to ask yourself, “Do you want to drive the change and create impact or sit on the sidelines? I want to drive change both professionally and personally.

TCIP #059 – The Human Capital Component Of Crisis Management, With Sam Miller

Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #059 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes and Sam Miller. Earlier this week, I published a #crisisready video that discusses the emotional factors that can quickly escalate an incident to crisis-level.