February, 2017

4 Ways to Identify the Right Influencers

Cision

Audiences trust influencers 92% more than brands. With such low trust in your brand, your owned channels may be losing traction. How can you ramp up your reputation and gain the same credibility as the influencers your audience trusts? Get those same influencers on your side.

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How to Get Comfortable With Data Even If You Don’t Love Math

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Kelly Byrd, PR Engineer, AirPR. Public relations is undoubtedly an art, but it is also a science. With the growth of PRTech options for Big Data tracking and measurement, a knowledge of and comfort with that science has become imperative for leading PR professionals.

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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.

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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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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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?

PR Insights from the 2017 Trust Barometer

The Proactive Report

The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer has some interesting data for PR practitioners. Here the top 10 insights from the report. Trust in Authorities is Eroding Worldwide. Trust in business, government, NGOs and the media all declined this year. Trust in media is now at an all time low.

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 ?

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.

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.

4 Proven Tips to Consider for Your Content Marketing Strategy

Beyond PR

Do you know that at least 70 percent of B2B marketers will create more content in 2017 compared to 2016?

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.

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.

Should You Issue a Press Release In a Crisis?

Melissa Agnes

Many organizations are still struggling with this old mindset of “we need to issue a press release in a crisis” And yet, issuing a press release can actually hinder your crisis management success. Tune in to this week’s #crisisready video to find out!

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.

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.

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.

4 Tips to Align Marketing and PR

Beyond PR

While both marketing and public relations are essential to a cohesive plan to attract more customers and make a name for your brand, often there’s a disconnect between the two departments. It’s often the case that one branch doesn’t know what the other is doing. They often don’t have aligned goals.

Creative Headlines Will Drive PR SEO & Success in 2017

Cision

This news article was written by Courtney Lukitsch, Founder and Principal at Gotham PR in New York and London. It continues a thought leading series based on Agency and Client-side workplace issues, and is the basis of a forthcoming coaching and mentoring book to be published in 2017 alongside the 15th anniversary of the agency. The power of ideas and proper communication is one that cannot and will not be underestimated.

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How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

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

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.

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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How to Measure the Success of Video Communications

Shift Communications

As we’ve detailed previously, video is hot. It’s one of the most engaging ways to communicate with an audience, and digital platforms are doubling down on video. However, one area where video-minded PR professionals fall short is how to measure the success of video communications.

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3 ways to impress execs with social media metrics

PRSay

No audience affects your job security more than your own leadership team. That’s why presenting campaign results to executives may be a communicator’s most essential skill. It’s also a skill the communications team at Southwest Airlines has mastered.

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

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

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.

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.

The Secrets of Influencer Marketing

Beyond PR

Influencer marketing is one of my favorite topics, and for good reason – over the past eight or so years, we’ve used influencer marketing to demonstrate exponential increases in key business areas, like client retention, brand awareness and event attendance.

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.

3 steps PR pros must take when a crisis breaks

PR Daily

A PR crisis can spread online to millions within minutes. How your organization responds is crucial. You must stop the bleeding immediately, or the damage can be apocalyptic. Here are tips for recovering from a public catastrophe: 1. Make a public apology.

“A car without gas”: using measurement to make the most of social PR

Media Bullseye

Shonali with SCoRE post-graduate students in Mumbai, India during a day-long Social PR workshop. As you read this, I’ll be wrapping up my month long trip to India.

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Influencer Marketing: Amplify your Brand and Drive Targeted Traffic

5W PR

When you’re looking at ways to market your business, one term you may have heard at one point or another is influencer marketing. If you don’t know what influencer marketing is , you could be missing out on a powerful way to reach far more of your target audience.

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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!!!).

How to Effectively Use a Social Media Calendar

Beyond PR

In my time helping small businesses with their marketing, I find that the best results come when you’re uber organized. One way to get organized is to have a social media calendar.