October, 2017

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.

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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.

Bergdahl expected to offer “guilty” plea

Ronn 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

Onclusive

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.

Public Relations Trends: How to Explode Your PR with Visuals

B2B PR Sense

Visual content is one of the public relations trends that has exploded recently. Put simply, if your content doesn’t include a visual component, you’re losing a huge chunk of your potential audience! People are more visual than ever in their communications -- think emojis, GIFs, and video calling.

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More Trending

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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I’m in the Mood for a Good Holiday Story

Business Wire

by Millicent Hasandras, Business Wire Fall just started recently, but I can't stop thinking about. Holiday Story Time. I love the holiday news cycle.

The Walking Dead at 100

Ronn 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.

AirPR Software Launches New Version of AirPR Analyst Platform

Onclusive

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

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.

Content Distribution Best Practices: 3 Strategies You Should Update

Cision

Although best practices are ideal strategies, they aren’t static. . In fact, revisiting methods and updating them accordingly is the preferred way to remain effective in an ever-changing industry. . Let’s examine three ways of distributing content and how to get them up to date.

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.

7 Keys To Executing A Successful PR Event

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The hours and days immediately following a public relations event offer a great opportunity to assess event effectiveness and identify what worked and what could be improved. There are some basic must-haves that clients should expect when a PR team plans and executes any publicity event.

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10 Powerful Ways PR Can Boost Thought Leadership Strategy

B2B PR Sense

A thought leadership strategy is a blueprint for industry success. Not only does it boost your credibility, but it also puts your brand on the map. But thought leadership doesn’t happen overnight. It takes careful planning to position yourself as an industry star.

Hilfiger Line Especially for Disabled

Ronn 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.

Integrated PR & Marketing Measurement Begins with Business Goals

Onclusive

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.

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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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.

7 PR Tips For Digital Reputation Management

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

One foundation of a good public relations campaign is reputation management. Whether for a brand or an individual, most good PR people spend their time helping internal or external clients create a positive perception among key audiences or building a specific kind of reputation in the marketplace.

B2B Thought Leadership: How to Promote Your Brand with Social Media

B2B PR Sense

B2B thought leadership is the pinnacle of success for any business leader. As a thought leader, you become the leading authority within your industry, with a commanding presence that others look to for upcoming trends and advice. In fact, thought leadership is one of best ways to.

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Marketing & Public Relations For Cyber Currency Companies

Ronn 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 ».

I'm in the Mood for a Good Holiday Story

Business Wire

Fall just started recently, but I can't stop thinking about. Holiday Story Time. I love the holiday news cycle. Every year I look forward to pictures of kittens in silly outfits, outlandish gift guides, intriguing cocktail recipes, and crazy predictions by Futurists.

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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Building an Integrated PR & Marketing Measurement Plan

Onclusive

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.

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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How to Build a Successful B2B Influencer Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Virtually every sport has its own playbook -- an amalgamation of the best plays and strategies. In much the same way, marketing has its own set of strategies. And B2B influencer marketing is at the top of our list. Why do we say that? Because audiences have changed.

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Is GE Getting Booted Out of the DOW?

Ronn 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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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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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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3 ways PR pros can land media coverage without news

PR Daily

What do you do when your organization doesn’t have news to pitch? You create some. That doesn’t require a pricey investment in an analyst report or a charitable contribution for the sake of media coverage. It doesn’t even require a press release.

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.

How to Measure the Results of B2B Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

Still on the fence about influencer marketing? Consider this stat: 49% of people say they rely on third party recommendations before making purchase decisions. This illustrates why B2B influencer marketing is growing in power and popularity among many marketers.

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Women Sue Uber for Equal Pay

Ronn Torossian

When it comes to company crisis mode, it’s best not to stay there because of a variety of problems. Best to deal with a crisis and leave it far behind, but that’s hard to do if the company faces one problem after another. That seems to be where Uber is these days.