November, 2017

Survey reveals some interesting insights into the business of blogging today

PR Warrior

Andy Crestodina (pictured) is co-founder of Orbit Media Studios. For four years now, he has conducted an annual worldwide survey of bloggers.

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Uber Struggling to Maintain Success in US Market

Ronn Torossian

Ride-sharing brand, Uber, appears resigned to continue to lose money in its home market, the United States. The losses have less to do with the string of PR crises that have plagued the company over the past few years, and more to do with stiff completion from major rival, Lyft.

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The Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2018

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The TOP PR and Content Marketing Conferences 2018. If you’re in search of PR and content marketing conferences to attend in 2018, AirPR has pulled together a definitive list of the best and the brightest.

A PR Wish List For Holiday 2017

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It’s never too early in the holiday season to start thinking about “gifts” that would improve the public relations industry. The PR business has changed and innovated rapidly, and new tech tools and services are fairly common, for there is much to appreciate.

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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.

#PRStudChat November Announcement: PD, Mentoring & Collaboration for Communication Confidence

PR Expanded

The #PRStudChat community gathers on Wednesday, November 29th at 12:00 p.m. ET to focus on communication confidence in a continuously changing landscape through professional development, mentoring and collaboration.

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How to Strengthen Returns from Micro-Influencers

Cision

In a recent interview , an anonymous marketing executive claimed micro-influencers are the biggest scam in marketing, made up of tiny influencers who will do anything for a kickback.

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Crypto Coin Companies Should Consider More Transparency

Ronn Torossian

Almost everything could benefit from increased transparency. Politics, art, Hollywood … the list goes on and on, and crypto coin companies are no exception. In fact, they may need to focus on transparency over and above the normal need.

The Truth About Earned and Owned Media Attribution

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Understanding the facts about media attribution & the ROI of Growth PR. Many PR software companies claim to be able to measure the impact of Earned Media. Unfortunately, understanding what technologies can truly measure the ROI of your efforts can be confusing.

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Celebrating This Season’s PR Turkeys

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

This season, public relations teams everywhere can collectively cringe over a cornucopia of questionable PR moves resulting in bad press. But for every example of a negative story, there’s a good takeaway to incorporate into our professional lives.

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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.

How Stone Temple Kills it with B2B Marketing Videos

Flack's Revenge

I first learned of Stone Temple and their great work in SEO and digital marketing through an acquaintance, and interviewed CEO Eric Enge for a post on Maximize Social Business awhile back.

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5 ways social media has reshaped the PR industry

PR Daily

Its influence is simply too large to ignore. With a global usership in the billions, social media has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

Why Small Businesses Need a Media Database

Cision

First off, what constitutes a small business? According to this handy chart (page 32), the Small Business Administration considers those in the PR industry to be a small business if they earn an annual revenue of $15M or less.

Medical Industry Public Relations

Ronn Torossian

The medical industry involves many different parts and options – there’s big pharma, hospice, practitioners, and more. Here let’s look at public relations for physicians and other healthcare providers.

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.

The New PR: Marketing Will Need to Be Recentered Around Communications

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Keynote Speaker and Author, Geoffrey Moore, discusses the future of PR. At last week’s The New PR Conference hosted by AirPR Software in San Francisco, discussion swirled around ‘New PR’ and an evolution of public relations, including PR’s place in the greater marketing mix.

How To Engage Millennials In Corporate Social Responsiblity

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

When it comes to philanthropy, Americans are a generous bunch. A natural disaster tends to create its own PR appeals, and in 2017, millions responded. We opened our wallets to help victims of floods, fires, and other catastrophes, and the giving season has only just begun.

The Art of the Linguistic Kill Shot

Flack's Revenge

I am writing a post that I hope will start a meme and crowd sourced effort to turn our president’s famous weapon on himself. It’s the “linguistic kill shot.” ” Trump has perfected the art of name calling.

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3 ways writers can find their voices

PR Daily

The voice and tone of your blog posts matter. As with search engine optimization, keyword research, building an editorial calendar and content strategy elements, there are rules you should follow to ensure your content is found and read—and that it boosts engagement.

Jay Baer Asks [VIDEO]: Is Earned Media and Influencer Attribution Reality or Wishful Thinking?

Cision

In our ongoing series, Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert and New York Times bestselling author discusses important questions facing the communications industry. In this video, Baer looks at a problem that plagues the industry — earned media attribution.

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Campbell Hopes Holidays Can Save Slumping Sales

Ronn Torossian

When you think about brands that need a strong fourth quarter to save them from running in the red, you might not think of soup … but Campbell surely is. The soup company has been flailing as sales numbers are falling across the board.

How to Use AI to Build a Brand Narrative

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AirPR’s new Research Trends TM provides insight into how to build a brand Narrative. When your brand builds a clear narrative and fine-tunes messaging, it clears the way for reaching both your customers and other decision makers.

What PR Can Learn From Off-Year Elections

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

What’s the difference between a well-executed political campaign and a well-run public relations campaign? As it turns out, not that much. Both require smart strategy and a dedicated team to get the job done. And it’s no secret that some of the sharpest PR minds work in politics.

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How To Reach Top-Tier Influencers on PR Budgets

Shift Communications

An astonishing amount of mindshare has been devoted to influencer marketing this year. Interest in influencer marketing is at all-time highs, and based on Google searches for the topic, there’s little indication that interest will flag.

8 blog topic treasure troves

PR Daily

You’ve committed to blogging and the deadline is looming, but the screen in front of you is blank. If you’re not sure what to write about, don’t fret; blog topics are everywhere. To show how easy it is to find blog topics for any business, let’s use a random word to find a theme. How about “bake”?

Why Facebook & Google Can’t Afford to Legitimize Fake News Sources

Cision

The concept of “fake news” is anything but novel. In the 1890s, it was called yellow journalism and was a tactic designed by greedy newspaper publishers to sell more newspapers using scandalous (and not necessarily true) headlines.

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How Digital Tech and Smart PR Connected a Town to The Modern Age

Ronn Torossian

Webster City, Iowa doesn’t quite have the ring of a must-see vacation destination, and that’s just fine with residents. They’re not looking to become the Midwestern version of Orlando or Las Vegas. They just want to be a quaint, attractive town that takes good care of the folks who live there.

3 Habits of Highly Successful Bloggers B2B Marketing can Borrow [Study]

Sword and the Script

What separates successful bloggers from those that aren’t can be distilled down to three habits: They invest time. They write quality posts. They do this consistently. That’s according to the results of a survey of 1,377 bloggers conducted by Orbit Media a web design agency.

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Check Out These PR-Driven Holiday Stories

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We empathize with those handling the public relations for NBC’s “Today” show, entrepreneur Russell Simmons, or any brands touched by scandal, but it’s time for a break. It seems our world is rocked by reports of disturbing behavior nearly every day.

New SHIFT eBook: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR

Shift Communications

Modern companies and organizations have the capability to leverage data to produce insights and data-driven business decisions. As such, the future of business is in large data sets and the observations derived from the analysis.

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6 crucial actions to take before releasing content

PR Daily

Are you getting everything you can from your content? A vast majority of marketers— 91 percent —reported this year that their organization does some form of content marketing already.

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How Agencies and In-House Teams Bring Out the Best in Each Other

Cision

There’s a new trend in the creative world — more companies are building their own in-house teams for a range of creative work that used to be assigned to external agencies.

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House of Cards Creates a Catch-22 for Netflix

Ronn Torossian

At present, previous seasons of the Netflix megahit House of Cards, are still available for fans to stream. However, that may soon change.