May, 2017

What Content Discovery Means for Search and How to Fuel Its Growth

Cision

The internet has changed the way we discover and consume information. Think about the year 2000 — you put a keyword in the search bar and websites with the highest keyword concentration were the ones that appeared on top.

Here’s Why Fox Had to Fire Bill O’Reilly

Ron Torossian

I recently spoke to NBC about Fox News Channel’s firing of Bill O’Reilly, which stirred up the public’s interest and indignation.

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Marketers to Increase PR Spending Over Next 5 Years – New Study Says

Business Wire

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the USC Center for Public Relations at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism have released a new report that offers a candid look at how marketers plan to tackle public relations in the upcoming years.

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Blogging Tips for PR Pros

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Maris Callahan, Director of Public Relations for Donuts Inc. Fast forward almost ten years and blogging is so ubiquitous that not only are blogs supplanting traditional media channels as sources for breaking news, practically every single company I can think of has one.

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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Our Take on the Latest PR Crises

Ron Torossian

Throughout the past month, the executives at 5W have repeatedly been approached by the media for our opinions on the major missteps made by a variety of widely recognized brands. Here’s a quick debriefing on the latest big brand scandals, and our take on each.

How to Write a Professional Press Release

Business Wire

This article details exactly what content should populate a press release and where it should be found within the release. Use the following as a template and make sure to amplify its message through the use of a commercial newswire such as Business Wire.

5 Ways Our Weekly FB Live Show Helped Grow Our Business & Our Work Culture

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Stephanie Abrams Cartin and Courtney Spritzer, Co-Founders, Socialfly. When Facebook debuted its live feature, we immediately began brainstorming how we could best utilize the tool for our business.

The State of PR Measurement

The Proactive Report

At the PR News Measurement conference last week in Washington DC I was disappointed to discover that 70 percent of the attendees surveyed prior to the event had not heard of the Barcelona Principles.

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.

Six Steps to Better PR/Media Relationships

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Recently a journalist posted some basic advice for public relations people to improve media relationships. He said to “read stuff, then take it to reporters who like that stuff.”

Why Employee Opinions Are Their Own…& a Reflection Of Your Brand

Cision

This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can’t Afford to Ignore. A brand is made up of the people who represent it.

Heineken vs. Pepsi: A Look at Brand Commentary on Social Issues

Ron Torossian

Companies take a risk when they decide to comment on social issues. When done right, companies can make genuine connections with existing and potential customers. When done wrong, companies can turn off their audiences, which can lead to drops in sales, smeared brand reputations , and negative press.

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Focus on Only What You Can Do and Give the Rest Away

HMA Public Relations

PRSA Phoenix brought Elise Mitchell, APR, Fellow PRSA and author of Leading Through the Turn, to town to speak about leadership. Abbie shares her takeaways. Click below for more]. The post Focus on Only What You Can Do and Give the Rest Away appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

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.

Across the Generational Divide: Two Marketers’ Perspectives

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Gail Nelson, Head of Marketing, SYZYGY & Amanda Degelmann, Marketing Coordinator, SYZYGY. We’re in the midst of millennial marketing mania. But what, if anything, makes millennials truly different?

Why It’s Hard to Measure PR in the First Place

AirPR

Our in-house data scientist, Fletcher Stump Smith, spends his days building machine learning models that identify news articles relevant to AirPR customers and predict the business impact of those articles. In layman’s terms, Fletcher’s work allows us to solve a pretty itchy problem: the problem of proper PR measurement. Recently, Fletcher gave a presentation about what […]. All About Tech data science PR analytics PR measurement PR technology

Should Public Relations Change Its Name?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A few years ago I dropped in on a client’s booth at an industry conference, and the company CEO introduced me – the founder of his company’s public relations agency – as the “publicist.” ” Who, me, a publicist?

How to Use Google Docs with WordPress, and Why It’s Awesome

Cision

Automattic (the creators of WordPress) recently released a Google Docs add-on aptly named, WordPress.com for Google Docs. It’s a pretty simple add-on that allows you to draft and publish posts from Google Docs directly to your WordPress site.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

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

IBM Vision: The Future of AI and Public Relations

Shift Communications

I had the pleasure and privilege of attending IBM Vision 2017 as a guest of IBM Analytics. Over three days, we explored the future of analytics and artificial intelligence, from understanding where we are in the evolution of analytics to seeing the cutting edge of how AI will impact every industry.

The Digital Marketing Revolution has Just Begun

The Proactive Report

According to a new BCG report on Digital Transformation released today digital marketing presents a tremendous opportunity to engage consumers because the ways in which consumers engage with media have shifted dramatically in recent years—and marketing approaches must be reinvented accordingly.

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2017 Rocky Mountain Emmy Silver Circle Inductees

HMA Public Relations

The Rocky Mountain Emmy Silver Circle inductees are here! Click below for more]. The post 2017 Rocky Mountain Emmy Silver Circle Inductees appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

Content Is Still The King, But Distribution Is Your Precious Queen

Prowly

So you have this awesome, quality content and you firmly believe that your viewers would kill for it, but somehow the traffic landscape defined by hard data in your Google Analytics resembles a boring plateau rather than actual peaks announcing your successes.

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

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

How to Adapt to the Future of B2B Inbound Marketing

B2B PR Sense

B2B inbound marketing started some 10 years ago in response to growing frustration with traditional, outbound marketing tactics. What started as the runt of the litter has grown into a must-have for many businesses. Meanwhile, the methods and priorities of b2b marketing strategies grow and evolve.

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What Your Press Release Analytics Are Really Telling You About Your PR

Cision

I find that a lot of business owners have a skewed idea about what a press release can do for them. They either think that by publishing it, top-tier journalists will see it and instantly want to write about them. Or that once it’s published, millions of people will then buy their products. Or both.

7 Ways To Crisis-Proof Your Brand

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

What’s the cost of a brand crisis? As video of United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao being violently dragged from his seat went viral, the media – and a global audience of prospective customers – were horrified.

5 Content Pitfalls in Fast-Growing Businesses

The Proactive Report

When your business takes off and hits a period of explosive growth it’s the stuff of dreams, right? Not always. A fast-growing business can be just the opposite, if you don’t have the planning and systems in place to cope with the rapid growth.

Don’t Get Mad, Get the PR Team Involved

HMA Public Relations

"There's nothing to do in Salt Lake," complained out-of-town basketball players. Oh, but isn't there? Click below for more]. The post Don’t Get Mad, Get the PR Team Involved appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

The 7 Surprising Super Powers of PR

AirPR

Historically, PR has been a bit of a black box in terms of how much it “helps.” That’s because the success of a PR campaign has been incredibly difficult to measure with any accuracy, until recently. We now have access to PR data that does for PR what AdTech tools have done for the measurement […]. Industry Insights & Trends PR public relations super powers

How to Craft a Killer Bio That Will Support Your Thought Leadership Strategy

B2B PR Sense

How does your professional bio back up your thought leadership strategy? Is it like a silent wingman that leaves you hanging? Or is it a reliable friend that boldly sings your praises to others? You need a bio that supports your business goals, and moves others to reach out to you.

Advertising is Dead—Exploring the Future of Paid, Owned and Earned Media

Cision

If advertising as we know it is truly dead, what’s next for paid, earned & owned media? This week for the Cision World Tour NYC, we crowded into a packed house full of orange seats to hear from some of the top media industry influencers the Big Apple had to offer.

Cyberbullying: My Week on LinkedIn

Waxing UnLyrical

About a week ago, I posited what I thought was a fairly innocuous question on LinkedIn: It got a few interesting responses, which was great; I was, after all, asking a question. That was about a week ago. Suddenly, over this past weekend, the number of views had crossed 10,000.