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Top 50 PR, Marketing & Social Media Podcasters to Follow


Digital multimedia has evolved yet again. We’ve recently observed the explosion in popularity of podcasting, especially among business influencers and their audiences.

Smart Speak: Ditch the business jargon to build trust


As a professional communicator and nearly obsessive people observer, one thing I often find myself doing at events is listening in on conversations between individuals and groups of people. Some may call this eavesdropping; I like to think of it as … Continued.

Book Review: Stand Out by Dorie Clark

PR Expanded

In the spirit of learning, and reinventing yourself to find what’s next in your career and in your life, here’s a book that takes reinvention and the big idea to a whole new level.

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The Often-Overlooked PR Gold Mine: Online Public Speaking

Rock the Status Quo

It’s easy to fall into the habit of looking for the more traditional PR placements – press release pick-ups, bylines, guest blog posts… But public relations opportunities aren’t limited to editorial.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

PR Tactics in 2015: What’s Changed & What We Can Improve


This is a guest post by Angie Orth, a writer, digital influencer, media consultant and adventurer who writes at

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Tips for creating brand ambassadors

PR Daily

It’s one thing to get a like, share or positive comment on a branded social media post is certainly commendable, but what brands should really be striving for is to create brand ambassadors. What is a brand ambassador? Think of them as your super fans who help create other super fans.

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Snack on This: Client Love Languages

Rock the Status Quo

I’m not taking the sudden onset of an empty nest very well. It’s heinous and I hate it. I raised my children in a home with constant activity, constant flow of children in and out and, yes, a bit of chaos. I like it that way. We’re comfortable with it.

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5 Myths of Working in PR


This is a guest post by Nova Halliwell, a PR professional in New York City. Quick show of hands – who’s heard this line before: “All I know about PR is that most of the people who do it are pretty dumb.”.

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PRstack book of tools and tips for modern PR practice

Stuart Bruce

My #PRstack: A practical guide to modern PR tools and workflow is a new crowd-sourced ebook published today. It has 19 chapters, each by a different contributor, detailing tips and tools you can use for different areas of public relations practice and activity.

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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 Lucky Brand wisely used social media to win customers

PR Daily

There’s no doubt that social media has changed the way customers covet fashion apparel brands. Every time consumers interact with a message, they're acting as foot soldiers for brands, influencing peers to desire what they do.

New England Patriots Forget to Run SEO Play for Deflategate Microsite

Ishmael's Corner

Showing knowledge that transcends zone blitzes and optimizing the price point of a 12-ounce domestic beer, the New England Patriots jumped into the content marketing game last week.

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3 Things to Know About Social Listening (That No One Tells You)


Social media listening has become a broad, all-encompassing term that represents a bunch of different applications for social data.

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Come Closer, I Want to Tell You A Story

Shift Communications

It’s a great story. I heard in the back of an Uber earlier this week.

3 tips for writing unforgettable PR messages

PR Daily

Want to handle media interviews with greater confidence? Want to deliver more persuasive presentations? Want to write more effective PR copy and social media posts? The following approaches will help you stay on point—whether you’re crafting a speech or drafting a news release: 1.

The Reason PR Fails Often Goes Back To Before the Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

The reason PR fails at storytelling often has nothing to do with understanding the makings of a good story or writing expertise. Instead, the root cause can lie in the interviewing process for sourcing the content.

5 More Outside-The-Box Content Marketing Ideas


This post was inspired by our free “ Outside-The-Box Content Marketing for PR ” white paper. Not long ago, we had a blog post that described five outside-the-box content marketing ideas. Obviously, that wasn’t a comprehensive or exhaustive list.

How to Face Down a Unicorn

Shift Communications

It’s now a weekly occurrence. Headline: “XXX takes on additional funding of YYY Millions, latest to reach Unicorn status.” I’m challenged to think of an industry where there isn’t at least one of these formerly mystical companies cropping up. .

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Keys to writing the best headline ever

PR Daily

Shoulder pads. Hot coffee. Time on my hands. When these three elements collided as I sat in my fluorescently-lit corporate cube in the late 1990s, I would flip through Adweek , its large letters gleaming back at me with that imposing black font, bathed in all of its Madison Avenue glory.

Infographic: The Perennial Customer Revolution

Sword and the Script

by Frank Strong. Bellbottoms are coming back in style. It seems every few years I hear this but the retro-trend never actually see it materialize. It makes for good chit chat, but beyond that such chatter is more or less idle. It seems to me the same is true of customer service.

#Authority2015: Why Different Is Better Than Better


Sequels often fall short, but the second day of Authority Rainmaker brought a round of communication insights as equally amazing as those from day one.

Need help with your storytelling? We have an easy solution for you.


Lots of PR and Marketing pros have reached out to us looking for advice on how to get their corporate storytelling where it needs to be. We get it. There have been so many new tools to learn in the last several years, it’s hard to keep up with everything. And brand storytelling feels like something anybody can do. But it’s harder than it looks. And if you’ve ever just tried to go it alone, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

10 things the best speakers never say

PR Daily

While it's hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's easy to lose the room within the first minutes of your presentation.

The Reason PR Fails Often Goes Back To Before the Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The reason PR fails at storytelling often has nothing to do with understanding the makings of a good story or writing expertise.

How’s Your Press Release Call to Action?


In the content marketing world, there’s a lot of buzz about having a strong call to action. Without one, your web copy, white paper, or email can fall flat, and customers won’t do what you want them to do. It’s kind of like herding cats.

How a strong network helped save the day

Maine PR Maven

A couple years ago, I was devastated when my agency lost a large contract we had held for nearly 20 years. I felt my world was crashing down. One of my long-time professional and personal friends said, “Don’t worry, Nancy, your network will take care of you.”

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8 features your media room needs right now

PR Daily

When people seek official news about your company or organization, a media or investor relations room is often an important stop. Your company website is probably static—its content doesn't update or change often, except your blog.

Networking is Still King

Shift Communications

We’re a pretty adaptive species. Just 32 years ago , our primary mode of communication was still the landline telephone. Now, we’re barely making phone calls. Texting during work meetings is a norm. K-12 school systems that once prohibited gum chewing now allow cell phone use among their students.

3 Measurement Tools for PR Pros


While it used to be a running joke that many in the communication industry were there to avoid numbers and math, these days the importance of measuring PR efforts is no longer being ignored. PR professionals are realizing that measurement needs to be a standard part of every campaign strategy—and, luckily, there are tools and technology now to make it a bit easier. Below are three types of tools you can use to demonstrate the ROI and impact of your campaigns. Analytics.

For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow. And So Is He


So, I’ve been going more than a year now. Zude PR , that is. It’s been amazing. I’ve been meaning to say thanks to everyone who’s helped me over the past 12 months. A gratitude blog post if you will. I’ve nicked the idea from Stephen Waddington.

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5 ancient public relations secrets

PR Daily

The practice of public relations is not what it used to be. In the past, great care and effort went into crafting messages and pitch development. For example, when Julius Caesar wrote his compelling pitch in 50 B.C.,

California Oil Spill: Plains All American Pipeline’s Lack of Crisis Response

Melissa Agnes

*See bottom of post for updates. Earlier this week, an oil pipeline burst on the coast of Santa Barbara, California, resulting in more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil spilling across 9 miles of shoreline. The pipeline belongs to Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.,

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What Analytics Mean for PR & Media Relations


Stacey Miller , the senior social and media relations manager at Cision , was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series to share her insights on PR and marketing software. The series, which is hosted by TechnologyAdvice’s Clark Buckner, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders. Stacey joined Buckner to discuss public relations, social media programs and understanding your target audience.