Sat.Nov 12, 2016 - Fri.Nov 18, 2016

How to Create Fascinating Content with Instagram Stories

Cision

Origin might not matter as much as which app executes best. – Josh Constine, comparing Instagram Stories and Snapchat for TechCrunch. A few months ago Instagram released its new feature, “Instagram Stories.”

PRTech Is Evolving. Is Your PR Strategy?

PR Expanded

In a recent post , I suggested leveraging Nielsen’s research in order to create data-driven marketing and communications plans. That’s the front-end work every successful campaign entails, but the data cycle doesn’t end there.

The Power of the Good Deed

Onclusive

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about the power of “the Good Deed”, especially since the world seems a bit nutty right now; and yet, we are supposed to be entering a season of gratefulness, holiday cheer, and resolutions (boy, oh, boy could we use some of those!).

How PR And Content Marketing Can Work Together

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations and content marketing are powerful when they work together, particularly for B2B PR programs designed to educate prospective customers and push them down the funnel to a point of purchase. But too often, the disciplines and even their teams are distinct.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

4 PR Trends for 2017

Cision

When tech expert Katie Linendoll dishes on her favorite trends in technology, people pay attention. Among her top favorites is “not-com” domain extensions. These are the hundreds of new options to the right of the dot in a website URL. Yep, hundreds.

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Can Bill Murray breathe life back into golf gear?

Ronn Torossian

It’s no secret that golf clothing brands have been suffering in recent years. Without a notable “face” to promote its brand, Nike golf hung up its clubs months ago. Reports that Titleist and other brands are suffering pop up week after week and golf merchandisers have been begging for a savior.

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Five Key Skills For Modern PR Professionals

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In order to succeed in public relations today, professionals need the skills to fit in with this ever-changing industry. Technology – from marketing automation to Virtual Reality – has done much to change the paradigm.

4 Ways to Align Your Content Marketing with Your Holiday Promotions

Cision

It’s the time of year when businesses frantically try to make up for lackluster sales from the rest of the year in a few short weeks. Holiday promotions abound.

Want the Best Pitch? The No-Fail Checklist For Improved B2B Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

In the B2B public relations sphere, it’s hard work to find a journalist to open your email, let alone cover your story. Why's that? With layoffs continuing to dwindle their numbers down, journalists are racing to keep up with the busy pace of modern media. What does this mean for you?

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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.

In Defense of “Fake News”

Flack's Revenge

More people are wondering about the weird crap that mysteriously appears in their news. Is News Today too Much Like the Magic 8 Ball? feeds. How much is fake news? Did disinformation tilt an election? What are Google and Facebook going to do to clean up the mess?

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PR Touts The Season’s Top Turkeys

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Typically public relations agencies like to count the things we’re thankful for at this time of year. These lists often include new technology-based PR tools or the latest social or other media platforms.

Behind the Headlines with ProPublica’s Dan Golden

Cision

The story must guide the journalist– never the other way around. Dan Golden, senior editor at ProPublica, explains how he developed a passion and curiosity for investigative journalism.

7 important LinkedIn features for savvy pros

PR Daily

LinkedIn sometimes seems like a forgotten social network. Many professionals have profiles on the site, although only 22.6 percent are active each month. LinkedIn has 467 million members, 106 monthly active, as of October 2016. ).

Trust Economy: Summaries to 4 Content Marketing Studies

Sword and the Script

If the B2B community feels overwhelmed by the volume of content, then B2B marketing might feel overwhelmed by the volume of content marketing studies. Yet it’s still important to pause from time-to-time and review the data and trends.

Three Media Tips for Your B2B PR Program

Shift Communications

Many of our B2B PR programs focus heavily on media relations. Our clients are changing their customer’s lives, but often have a tough time translating their successes to media coverage. That’s where we come in.

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The Impact of Data, Research for PR

The Proactive Report

One of the biggest ways technology has changed the practice of PR is the use of data to drive strategy. PR practitioners today mus tknow how to find, mine and analyze relevant data sets.

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6 email marketing mistakes that can crush your efforts

PR Daily

Email marketing is one of the best ways for brand managers to communicate with current and prospective clients. It can be used to drive traffic to your website, share promotions, solicit feedback and share stories about your brand.

How to Get the B2B Marketing Persona Right [UML]

Sword and the Script

The term “buyer persona” has reached peak interest in the last five years, according to Google Trends. If B2B marketing isn’t careful with how these are sourced and created, then interest could plateau or decline. Personas ought not be viewed as a fad.

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What Is Data-Driven PR, Part 2: Question Development

Shift Communications

We’ve used the expression data-driven PR for quite some time now, but haven’t clearly defined it. What does data-driven PR mean? How do you know whether your public relations efforts are data-driven or not? To be data-driven is to make decisions with data first and foremost.

CARMA’s Panel Considers Pharma Industry Reputation

Media Bullseye

On October 26, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., CARMA hosted a forum entitled, A Crisis of Trust? Pharma and Healthcare Beyond 2016. This event discussed the reputation of, media and public perceptions about, and policies and practices concerning the pharmaceutical industry.

How politics and branding intersect

PR Daily

Although many brand managers try not to vocalize their specific political positions, they often reveal their political allegiances when communicating with customers and prospects.

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Social Media Content Cheat Sheet

The Proactive Report

Every blogger or brand has content that could and should be re-purposed for use on social media. However, this is not a one-size-fits-all activity.

A Guide to Growing Your Small Business on Social Media

PR 20/20

Developing a credible, consistent presence on social media may seem like a daunting task for small or mid-sized businesses. But, with a strategic approach, the time spent is well worth it. Social media is a communication cornerstone for more than one generation.

6 critical skills for the modern PR pro

Media Bullseye

We’re nearing the end of the year, and for some, that means gearing up a job search to start the New Year off in a new gig. For others still in school who will enter the PR job market next year, it means shifting focus to how they will develop their resumes and market themselves to secure jobs.

How to more effectively manage your brand’s reputation

PR Daily

Reputation management—especially online—is crucial for tracking customer experiences and influencing consumers’ perception of your brand. Do you know what people are saying about you across multiple social media platforms?

Post Election Digital Skills Shortage

The Proactive Report

One of Donald Trump’s major platform promises is to tighten immigration laws. We already have a shortage of workers with digital skills and recruiters report that they are struggling to find people with the right talent.

A Bright Future for Earned Media

PRSay

In late-October, I had the great privilege of attending the PRSA International Conference in Indianapolis. Not only was it my first as the CEO of Cision, we also introduced a game changing new platform for communication professionals — the Cision Communication Cloud ™.

Global PR: what PR professionals need to know in a shrinking world

Media Bullseye

A recent post on Media Bullseye examined skills needed for the modern PR pro. One of the biggest changes in PR, now and in the future, is the increasing focus on global PR. This brings with it challenges and opportunities. Bilingual skills will become increasingly valuable.

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Coca-Cola Co. takes selfies to new heights—the end of a bottle

PR Daily

Coca-Cola Israel has introduced what is likely the world’s first “selfie bottle.”. As soon as you tilt the bottle 70 degrees, a device at the bottom of the bottle snaps your pic. The user can share that photo on the social media venue of choice.

5 Visual Content Curation Ideas to Ramp Up Your Blog and Social Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Jessica Davis. What do you feel when you see the visual on this post? Imagine recreating this visual verbally! I wouldn’t be satisfied with the result unless it was penned down in Dylan style – with so much said in just a few words.

The APR Is a Mountain You Can Climb

PRSay

When I first learned about Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), the requirements involved seemed like a mountain of work that I did not have the energy to attempt. Not only that, I didn’t see a connection between the APR and my military career.

64 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Looking for a new career opportunity? Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Have one you’d like to see listed? Just email mediabullseye@customscoop.com. Academia/Government. Senior Admin.