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Power of Digital Storytelling: A Guide for Nonprofits to Engage Youth to Become Change Agents

PR Expanded

Credit: Giving Compass (www.givingcompass.org). A Guest Post B y Rana Shenawi, G raduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. Just last month on Sept.

The Problem With Influencers

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Influencer programs can be very effective, particularly as part of a strategic PR program. But from YouTube kids to #dogsofinstagram, influencer marketing has grown fast, especially in consumer product sectors like toys, fashion and beauty. Inevitably, problems have emerged.

Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

If social media were a brand, it’s one that I think most would agree has been tarnished. The reputation hits come from many directions. Sure, Facebook’s troubles have been front and center. It’s nothing short of mind boggling, the mischief and misdeeds that run rampant there.

Identify Your Target Audience and Use Influencers to Boost your Reach

Ronn Torossian

If you want to maximize sales and get the most out of your marketing budget, you need to define your target market. By identifying who you are selling your products to, you can answer other important questions in marketing such as, why should they buy your product?

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

3 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

The Proactive Report

It’s that time of year again. We’re approaching the end of 2018 and businesses are looking ahead to the New Year. Many of you are already in the throes of planning. Keep these three important trends in mind while you work on how to improve your results next year.

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Does Social Media Marketing need a Reboot? Drew Neisser Chimes in

Flack's Revenge

Drew Neisser, Founder & CEO of Renegade. I have been blogging about challenges confronting digital PR and social media marketing. You can read those posts to learn more.

Five Tips on Managing a Diverse Workforce

Ronn Torossian

Diversity in a workplace is a great asset. Having people with different backgrounds, ethnicities and sexual orientation is a boon as it bring a wider range of experiences, ideas and sensitivities to the table.

Want To Work In Tech PR? Here Are 5 Questions

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations is an intensely competitive industry. Jobs are more in demand than ever, as brands in every vertical and size have come to recognize the value of positive reputation and third-party endorsement. As it has grown, PR has become more specialized, which has affected recruiting.

13 Lead Generation Tactics That Will Explode Your PR Campaign

B2B PR Sense

A skilled coach on the field has a game book of several tried and true plays that are designed to maximize the performance of his or her players. In the same way, every brand needs a "game book" of lead generation tactics to maximize the effectiveness of its campaigns.

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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.

Business Video Marketing Trends Shifting to Animated Video Stories in 2019

The Proactive Report

Image credit. In this week’s post about the three content rends for 2019, I highlighted the need for more visuals and video, but I didn’t mention animation.

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PR-themed movies and TV shows to fill your idle hours

PR Daily

This article originally appeared on PR Daily in December of 2017. Being both a movie junkie and a PR junkie, I absolutely love movies and TV shows that focus on my industry.

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The Science Behind Why Wordplay Is an Effective Communications Tool

PRSay

During a lesson about puns, alliteration and wordplay in my Art of Storytelling Master Class , a communicator asked, “Don’t you risk confusing people?” ” “Well,” I said, “Yes, you do. And that’s part of the point.”

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Top 10 Public Relations Trends for Those Paying Attention (Plus, One Call to Action)

PR News

It comes up in most conversations and lingers, unresolved: how can I find and then retain great talent? During a panel I moderated recently on the future of PR, this topic was discussed at length, and underlying it was a decades-old trope about what PR really is.

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Weber study finds Americans don’t really trust social media for health info

Agility PR Solutions

A new survey from comms giant Weber Shandwick profiling how U.S.

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7 inspirational quotes from George H.W. Bush

PR Daily

As the only president to serve just one term in the last thirty years, it’s remarkable how well George H.W. Bush was liked by all who knew him.

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6 Twitter Metrics to Follow to Boost Your Online Presence

Brand24

Twitter metrics to track to boost your engagement rates, increase brand awareness, and build a robust online presence! Social Listening Social Media Marketing Twitter measure twitter measure twitter metrics track twitter track twitter metrics twitter metrics twitter performance

18 Marketing and PR that Read Like a Meta Description for the Year 2018

Sword and the Script

Every year I pour over dozens (hundreds?) of studies and surveys – some of which I had a hand in producing – dissecting the results and connecting dots where it looks appropriate.

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Burger King pranks McDonald’s in savvy new geolocation campaign

Agility PR Solutions

Burger King has been rocking some very effective campaigns lately—and honing some pretty effective trolling skills over the last couple of years, especially for picking on (and profiting from) fast food big brother McDonald’s.

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How to use corporate social responsibility efforts for PR wins

PR Daily

As brands struggle to find ways to keep their names out in front of their audiences, PR pros are on the lookout for stories that can capture the attention of journalists.

Media relations is thriving

Stephen Waddington

Media relations remains an important part of the execution of a public relations campaign alongside paid, shared and owned media. Much of the modern public relations business grew up out of media relations and publicity, rooted in storytelling and editorial engagement.

Building Brand Invincibility Requires Intentional Attention

Melissa Agnes

How to systemize the process of giving attention to the right things.

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Why you should thoroughly audit your social media presence

Agility PR Solutions

The way most people, especially younger generations, will experience your brand is through your company’s online presence, particularly on social media. People care about what is said on social media and the overall message you are putting across.

4 LinkedIn changes that affect your social media strategy

PR Daily

LinkedIn has announced a few significant changes. to Company Pages on its platform. We’ve been using LinkedIn as a communications channel to tell our clients’ stories since Company Pages launched in 2010.

2019 Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners

Critical Mention

Strategic, thoughtful marketing helps you achieve your business goals, such as increasing your brand’s awareness and profitability. If you’re a small business owner, these can be tougher to achieve.

Pew Study Finds Americans Still Prefer Watching to Reading the News

PRSay

A new survey from Pew Research Center revealed that Americans prefer to watch the news rather than read it by a ratio of 47 to 34 percent, marking only a minimal change from 2016’s study, which tallied 46 percent of respondents as news-watchers to 35 percent as news-readers.

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Purpose is a key driver of overall reputation—which brands have found theirs?

Agility PR Solutions

Consumers are increasingly demanding that the brands they do business with take stands on societal and cultural issues and get more involved in improving their communities—and this new sense of involvement and opinion has become a major factor in brand reputation.

Infographic: The future of marketing in 2019

PR Daily

What should brand managers be focusing on in the coming year? The marketing landscape is constantly changing, and what worked in the past might not result in repeat success.

10 SEO Strategies for 2019

Critical Mention

Using SEO to court Google’s algorithm should be at the top of the list for your 2019 marketing strategy. According to HubSpot, in 2018, 61 percent of marketers say improving SEO and growing their organic presence was their top inbound marketing priority. This number is only increasing.

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People with Messy Offices Perceived Negatively, Research Finds

PRSay

If your workspace is sloppy, co-workers might think you’re neurotic and disagreeable, new research from the University of Michigan says. Psychologists explored how messy workspaces affect perceptions of the owner’s personality.

Local TV remains the most trusted news source for young Americans

Agility PR Solutions

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10 essential PR blogs to read

PR Daily

Public relations professionals likely know about major PR publications such as PR Daily , PRNews and O’Dwyer’s , as well PRSA publications like PRsay. However, some of the most thought-provoking commentary and helpful advice comes from PR professionals who publish their own blogs.

PR Panel Recap: An evening discussing agency life and what it takes to thrive in the industry

Shift Communications

When I began studying Communication and Public Relations in college, I quickly realized how important it was to surround myself with and seek out the advice from those already in the field.