October, 2017

6 Simple Rules for Email Pitches

Cision

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that journalists continue to prefer email as the primary means of contact, with more than 90 percent indicating it as the best way to directly pitch a story idea.

How to use content to build visibility for your business or personal brand

PR Warrior

The content you publish, distribute and amplify can have a huge impact on the degree of visibility your brand has in the marketplace or community in which you operate. But you need to be strategic about it.

Bergdahl expected to offer “guilty” plea

Ron Torossian

Recently, the Associated Press announced that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl plans to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. This may seem like the right move for Bergdahl, who may well be the most universally reviled American soldiers of his generation. The Plea Statement.

Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content

AirPR

CMOS and CEOs Sound Off on the Essentials for Getting Buzz and Building Your Brand Awareness. More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race. Millions of blog posts are written every day.

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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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PERSONAL BRANDING: Why your online visibility matters

PR Warrior

In a connected world where people do their homework before doing business with you, how do you stack up? Does your online presence do the ‘professional you’ justice?

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The Walking Dead at 100

Ron Torossian

The Walking Dead started as a long-running comic book. More grisly and darker than the capes and tights crowd, but fans still loved it.

7 Ways Students Can Use the Digital Space to Enhance Their Brand Today

PR Expanded

PR Expanded Student Series : A guest post by Shawn Bond, a Student at American University. Jeff Bezos said that your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.

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6 Smart Ideas For Fall PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Fall is a terrific time for creative public relations teams to dream up seasonal ideas that score with media now and through the rest of the year. Once Labor Day is over, many companies refocus on end-of-year goals and work hard to reach their objectives as the fourth quarter looms.

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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.

AirPR Software Launches New Version of AirPR Analyst Platform

AirPR

New features include a fully customizable dashboard with unlimited widgets, competitive analysis, broadcast monitoring, & Trends TM.

PR Attribution Has No Silver Bullet

Cision

Werewolves, vampires, ghosts and goblins all have one thing in common — they are fantasies and when brought into the light of day most of them will turn to dust.

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See You at Social Tools Summit Next Week

Flack's Revenge

I am very much looking forward to Social Tools Summit (#SocialTools17) in Boston next Wednesday, where I will be moderating a panel on branding and thought leadership.

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Hilfiger Line Especially for Disabled

Ron Torossian

When it comes to fashion lines , you don’t tend to see a lot of name brand designers coming out with special lines for disabled people. Tommy Hilfiger looks poised to change that. In many cases, people with relatively limited physical abilities are not the focus of many clothing designers.

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.

Book Launch: Answers for Modern Communicators

PR Expanded

Answers for Modern Communicators, A Guide to Effective Business Communication was published by Routledge and is available online in hard copy, soft cover and digital versions. I’ve been writing this book for years and it’s finally finished.

A PR Trend: The Corporate CEO As Social Advocate

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We’re living in divided times, and no PR professional is immune. If it weren’t for historical reminders, like those Hamilton-era honor duels, you’d think our culture is more splintered than ever. Part of what hinders communicators are changes in the news media.

Integrated PR & Marketing Measurement Begins with Business Goals

AirPR

CMI’s Robert Rose discusses the challenges and benefits of building an integrated measurement plan. Truly creating a comprehensive integrated communications and marketing measurement plan is a challenge for virtually every brand and company.

How to Use Multimedia For Better PR Campaigns

Cision

When it comes to the transformation of the public relations industry, Google, Facebook, and Twitter always receive the revolutionizing praise. This post, however, is aimed to put visual content on the pedestal.

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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.

The Rise of Social Media Customer Care

The Proactive Report

There is no doubt that social media is a part of our lives today – and, as such, social media has to be a big part of every company’s marketing plan. But don’t just use it as a broadcast channel. Your customers expect you to be active and responsive on social media.

Marketing & Public Relations For Cyber Currency Companies

Ron Torossian

Cryptocurrency or cyber currency has become big business, and that change has been lightning fast. Some of the blockchains have seen a change in value during 2017 of as much as 7000% or more. That market is volatile, but still growing. That being the case, it is time to talk about marketing these companies and what they offer. Find the Connection to Your Coin. Buying the tokens for any of these companies does more than making an investment in the company. The coins, also … READ MORE ».

On October 19th #PRStudChat Discusses Answers for Modern Communicators

PR Expanded

With technology advancing rapidly, new media channels proliferating daily and consumer behavior changing, modern communicators need answers to practical PR, marketing and social media questions. Join #PRStudChat sponsored by Spin Sucks on Thursday, October 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Top Blogs For PR To Follow

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There are many public relations industry blogs that offer know-how on everything from crafting brilliant media pitches to perfecting presentation skills. But how to determine which blogs are me-too, and which are worth your while?

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

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

Social Tools Summit Wrap

Flack's Revenge

I enjoyed attending my third consecutive Social Tools Summit event in Boston last week, where I moderated a panel on branding and thought leadership. It was great to take a day and get caught up on the state of the art in social media.

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Jay Baer Asks [VIDEO]: Are PR Professionals Still an Asset to Journalists?

Cision

Recently, Cision published the 2017 Global Social Journalism Study , conducted in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, which surveyed journalists on their social media habits, preferences and views.

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Make Your Website a Tool to Grow Your Business

The Proactive Report

There are 28.8 million small businesses in the US, which account for 99.7% of US businesses. Source: SBA Gov 2016 ) Just over half of them (54%) have a website. Hard to imagine why the other half don’t!)

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Is GE Getting Booted Out of the DOW?

Ron Torossian

General Electric is not having a good year. The company has been down of late, with stocks falling and earnings reports landing even lower than many people expected.

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Building an Integrated PR & Marketing Measurement Plan

AirPR

New AirPR Webinar Explores How to Measure True Multi-Channel ROI. We live in the age of the integrated marketing campaigns. Instead of sending a single email or posting a blog, companies leverage a myriad of tactics to drive their message: social media, PR, content, PPC and more.

When Corporate CEOs Challenge The President

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For many American businesses, the election of Donald Trump was a surprise, but not an unhappy one. They quickly adjusted their projections and looked forward to four years of deregulation and business-friendly policies.

4 PR Lessons From Comedy via Seinfeld and Stern

Flack's Revenge

I’ve always been a big fan of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and like to tell the story of how my friends and I were heckled by him in the 80s, before the eponymous TV show made Seinfeld a superstar.

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Why We Need a New Way to Measure Earned Media

Cision

While those of us in marketing or PR are quick to applaud technologies that allow us to do more, reach more, or earn more, we don’t seem to have the same attitude about updating our measurement tools and processes. And so we continue to use legacy systems that no longer serve.

Why Monitoring Brand Mentions Matters

The Proactive Report

Eyes Open. Tired Awake Young Man. Back in the 1980s research showed that when someone had a bad experience with your brand they were likely to tell 35 people. Now a negative mention online can reach millions in a flash.

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