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PR Search 2013 vs. 2014

Onclusive

Can you imagine a world without Search? Take a deep breath. Now think about all the things you search for in a day. Go on, do it. Now that you’ve thought about it, without Search… How would you know where … Continued.

Four Tips on Successfully Building Your Own Creative Department

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Keith Bowman, Senior Art Director, Tonic Design Co. Recently, my colleague Patrick Walsh shared a few great tips on finding the right creative partner to take on some of your design projects.

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Never Stop Failing to Impress

Ronn Torossian

Everyone wants to know the “secret” of business success. Guess what, no matter how many self-help books you see and how many “how to” articles you read, there really is no “secret.” However, there are some behaviors that can help you become more [.].

Secret to Creativity? Ditch the Phone! Get Bored!

Flack's Revenge

Cell phones have been blamed for everything from frying our brains, to shortening attention spans and making us stupid. But new research shows that the biggest threat may be to our creativity.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

7 ways communications and PR pros rule at life

PR Daily

You know you’re good at your job. You churn out stellar press releases, blog posts, tweets and executive speeches at lightning speed. You’ve built excellent rapport with top-tier reporters who come to you for quotes and fact checking every day.

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Mega’s New Audio and Video chat: What does it mean for Skype and related services?

Ronn Torossian

In February 2013, cloud-storage guru and founder of the now defunct MegaUpload Kim Dotcom began dropping hints that his new venture, Mega, was destined to be much more than a successor to MegaUpload. He said that in the coming years, the new company would expand to include, among other things, The post Mega’s New Audio and Video chat: What does it mean for Skype and related services? appeared first on Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations CEO Blog. Brand PR News Ronn Torossian BRANDING

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A PR Firm’s Excellent Pitch for Paid, Earned, Owned and Shared

Sword and the Script

It’s one thing to pitch an eBook, but it’s a well-executed marketing initiative to exemplify the very concepts described in the eBook during the process of pitching it.

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'The Brand Deck' turns branding sessions into a game

PR Daily

If you’ve ever been a part of a voice and tone strategy meeting or a branding session, you might have thought to yourself, “If only there were a way to gamify this tedious experience.” Well, now there is—almost.

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Video: What You Need To Know About Using Purchased Vector Art

Rock the Status Quo

Today’s video is about stock photography rights and common misunderstandings – do you have a hard-earned lesson to share? Similar Posts You Might Like: Is Pinterest Right For Your Brand?

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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.

Ten Symbols That PR’s “Industrial Revolution” Is Underway

Ishmael's Corner

I hate hyperbole. But in this case, my hyperbolic headline — I do like alliteration — tells the truth. Today’s upheaval in the PR industry is redefining our business in a similar way that the industrial revolution retooled manufacturing.

The Pros and Cons of Podcasting

Shift Communications

Serial , the This American Life spin-off podcast phenomenon, debuted in October 2014 and went viral. People tuned in weekly to hear host Sarah Koenig discuss the infamous case of high school student Hae Min Lee’s 1999 murder and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed.

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Is writing a calling or just a job?

PR Daily

Each week, Evan Peterson rounds up stories from across the Web that scribes of all stripes should check out. Are we called to write, or do we do it because it''s the thing we''re best at?

Google May Penalize Your Crisis Communications If Your Website Is Not Mobile-Friendly

Melissa Agnes

I speak and often write about the use of mobile technology for crisis communication and crisis management. But there’s one area – and it’s an important area – that I haven’t yet touched on. It involves your website.

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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.

One Action That Will Make Anyone in the Communications Business Smarter

Ishmael's Corner

When Warren Buffet spoke at Columbia University, a student asked what he could do now to prepare for a career in investing. As reported in the Omaha World Herald , Buffett thought for a few seconds and then reached for the stack of reports, trade publications and other papers he had brought with him.

Agency Life 101: Kristina Norris, Learning & Development Coordinator

Shift Communications

From time to time, we like to open a window into what life is like here at SHIFT. We pride ourselves on our smart, dedicated (and who can forget ballsy) culture. This week, we check in with Kristina Norris , the Agency’s Learning & Development Coordinator based in our San Francisco office.

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7 questions PR pros should ask to tell a brand's story

PR Daily

To gain media coverage for your clients or your brand, you must be able to find interesting stories and share them in an appealing and simple way with journalists. Not all stories are obvious.

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15 PR and social media career moves in Minnesota in 2014

Communications Conversations

Each year, about this time, I write a post highlighting all the big PR and social media career moves here in Minnesota in the last twelve months. This year’s list, like last year’s, is chock full of big moves. But, fewer BIG moves than I anticipated.

The 15 Types of Social Media Know-It-All

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s one thing to educate yourself, including on social media. Education is a good thing. But how can you make sure you’re not constantly running into a social media know-it-all… or, worse, becoming one yourself? That’s a very real danger, in this day and age.

The Future of Marketing: Paul Roetzer

Shift Communications

Back in September, we attended the FutureM and INBOUND Conferences in Boston. As you might expect at an event called “Future of Marketing,” we spent a lot of time talking about, well, the future of marketing.

Blogging for SEO: 7 tips

PR Daily

Do you want your organization’s website to be easier to find online? ?Blogging Blogging for search engine optimization (SEO) is one way to increase your visibility, but it takes more than just posting an article now and then. The best way to increase SEO for blogs is to be strategic.

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How to pitch the modern journalist

Communications Conversations

A recent report from the folks at Edelman last week got me thinking about how we approach and work with our colleagues on the media side. As our world has changed the last number of years, so has the media world. No big epiphany, right?

How is a Sale like a Love Affair? – Join This Week’s #Solopr Topic Chat

Solo PR Pro

Many communications consultants are confident in their abilities, except when it comes to business development –but it doesn’t have to be that way! Tomorrow (Wednesday, 1/28/15) at 1-2 p.m.

Friday Fun: #Patriots vs. #Seahawks

Shift Communications

Photo by Nike. Unless you live under a rock, you know that the New England Patriots won the AFC Championship and will be facing off this weekend with the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl 49 in sunny Glendale, AZ.

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'Discover' feature brings brand journalism to Snapchat

PR Daily

Snapchat has partnered with brands on a new “Discover” tool that will help the service connect its young user base with new content.

The Silliness of "Deflategate": How The Patriots Have Only Themselves To Blame

The Stalwart Blog

Let me first say that I really don''t like the Patriots. I think the organization is arrogant, egotistical and pretentious. They''re also a bunch of cheats. Okay - now that I''ve channelled my inner sports radio on-air caller persona, let me say that I think the whole Deflategate story is silly.

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How to Prepare a Company Spokesperson for a Live Broadcast Interview

PR 20/20

You researched…. you pitched …. and, you succeeded (at landing a live broadcast interview!). This occasion warrants the happiest of dances , my friend. But hold off on busting out all of your best moves—your job isn’t over yet. PR / Media Relations

Twin Cities PR This Week – Jan. 30

Communications Conversations

Earlier this week, I made a post highlighting some of the biggest moves in PR/social media here in the Twin Cities in 2014. You may see a few familiar faces! It’s indicative of all the great talent we have here in Minnesota.

5 obstacles to better writing—and how to overcome them

PR Daily

It astonishes me that every time I cite a principle that I''ve mentioned what feels like a million times (mind-mapping, for example), some readers are surprised. Am I speaking Greek, I wonder? Are there really people who''ve missed my mighty obsession with mind-mapping ?

Media pitching is more than a numbers game

Public Relations Sydney

The purpose of pitching media angles is to gain the attention of a journalist in the hopes your story will be published. There are many approaches to pitching a story, you could send an email or pick up the phone and talk to a journalist.

Discussing the Divide Between Police and Their Communities, on The Police Podcast

Melissa Agnes

There is currently a huge divide between police officers / agencies and the communities they serve. A divide that unfortunately grew in 2014 and that I hope to see begin to bridge itself in 2015.

Monday Roundup: 2015 Marketing and PR Trends

Waxing UnLyrical

Whenever we approach the end of a year, we invariably see a flurry of “year in review” type posts, not to mention trend and forecast posts. Here are some of the most interesting posts on 2015 marketing and PR trends we’ve seen.