February, 2017

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.

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.

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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PR Data Insights: How to Benchmark Engagement

AirPR

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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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

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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.

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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How to Find the Right MarTech and PRTech Solutions

AirPR

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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Trump is sucking the Air and Fun from PR and News

Flack's Revenge

There’s tension in the PR and media worlds, between the stories we’d love and the ones they want to write. Good PR is the art of finding common ground. Your client or company gets mentioned, the journalist likes the result, it’s a great article, and everyone goes home happy.

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.

Conservative coffee? That’s Black Rifle’s brand

Ron 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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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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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?

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.

How to Identify the Influencers You Need to Engage

You need to understand who your community is and what makes them tick. You need to identify your “tribe” -- those who are immersed in your subject and have a following.

What Every Marketing Boss Loves

AirPR

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

Ron 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 ?

How Smart PR Can Extend Your 15 Minutes Of Fame

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

When someone is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, public relations strategists often watch to keep score. We’re interested to see who’s getting the worst of a PR backlash, or who comes out looking great.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

Insights from expert marketing and communications pros who are doing it today.

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.

3 Steps to Engaging Influencers on Social

Cision

Influencer outreach must start long before you send a pitch. How can you expect an influencer to agree to work with your brand without building a foundation first?

PR Advice From a Serial Journalist

AirPR

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.

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.

Revenue Generating News Releases: How to Optimize Strategy and Improve ROI

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

Montana officials anger local landowners

Ron 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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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 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.

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Behind the Headlines with Shelley Spector

Cision

This month, The Museum of Public Relations at Baruch College in New York City will kick-off the first-ever Black PR History Month! Following the event, an exhibit featuring lives of different black PR professionals will be on display for a month at the museum. The event is a partnership between the Museum and the National Black PR Society.

5 Digital PR Tips to Boost Your Business

The Proactive Report

Every business should have a growth strategy. Without strategic planning it’s a hit-and-miss operation. Digital PR can play an important role in that strategy.

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.

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.

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.

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.