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How Pioneers in Skirts Ran a Successful Kickstarter Campaign…and Beyond!

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Lauren McDonald, Volunteer, PR Outreach & Lea-Ann W. Berst, Producer, Co-Writer. A documentary film depends on individuals, foundations and businesses to help fund it – and the process of applying and appealing is always ongoing.

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How to Structure Your Content in WordPress


A few years ago, Cyrus Shepard of Moz wrote a piece describing SEO Copywriting Tips. His first suggestion? Add structure to your content.

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5 Reasons To Embrace Video Content Now


In the past decade, perhaps the biggest shift in Internet technology has been the rise of video content. From commercially produced material to the explosion of self-directed content via smartphones, video is everywhere.

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PR Pro Showcase: Shonali Burke

Rock the Status Quo

Photography by Cade Martin. If you don’t know Shonali, she is a PR consultant and incredible PR educator on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University ( she teaches at Rutgers University, too! ).

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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Singles’ Day on Chinese Social Media

Flack's Revenge

This latest in our PR in Asia series was contributed by guest blogger Eiffy Luo , a multimedia story teller who discovered her passion for business and journalism through work at , Reuters and the New York Times.

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3 elements of a virtuous PR cycle

PR Daily

When it comes to technology related to PR, there are two key components to achieving success in this new world order: technological investment and human capital. The problems tend to arise when PR pros lose sight of the human component and only focus on the shiny, new tools in the PRTech ecosystem.

Handling Social Media Complainers

Rock the Status Quo

Trolls. Complainers. Haters. They’re unavoidable on social media and most of us quake in fear at the thought of handling them wrong. The topic is top-of-mind this week due to our recent #PRprochat ( get the transcript here ).

The Citizen Analyst Manifesto, Part 1: Introduction

Shift Communications

At a recent IBM Watson Analytics event, I heard a term which has captivated me ever since: the rise of the citizen analyst. The citizen analyst is the individual who has access to powerful, modern tools of analysis.

How PR Fits Into the Sales Funnel


When it comes to sales, PR has always been thought of as a “top of funnel” contributor. While PR’s impact on the top of the funnel cannot be denied, this association does not fully encapsulate the impact PR has throughout the buyer’s journey in today’s digitally-driven landscape.

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.

6 crisis communications lessons from the #YourTaxis failure

PR Daily

Australia’s Victorian Taxi Association recently learned it takes more than a hashtag campaign to repair a battered reputation. Its #YourTaxis campaign , intended to encourage customers to tweet their positive experiences, immediately took an ugly turn when people shared their horror stories instead.

Instinct: What Public Relations Can Learn from the Wild

Sword and the Script

Note: This is a contributed post by Samantha Virgil , an intern with NYC-based Spector PR. . You’re absolutely in love with your dog, your pet fish or caged bird, but have you ever wondered what you can learn from animals beyond loyalty and compassion?

5 Tips on Creating an Extraordinary YouTube Channel for Your Brand

Shift Communications

Ah, YouTube. Seldom mentioned with major social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, yet still a household name. Many brands don’t leverage YouTube to its fullest extent – which can mean a major missed opportunity.

3 Reasons Why Social Media Influencers Make Powerful Brand Partners


Who would you rather have promoting your products or services: Kim Kardashian or Michelle Phan? Chances are you know who Kim Kardashian is and you may be thinking her widespread influence could launch your brand to the masses.

Why your preview image matters as much as the headline

PR Daily

When we talk about native campaign performance, headlines tend to get all the attention. The preview image, though, plays just as important a role in the reader's decision whether to engage with brand content.

You Know PR is the Right Career for you when…

Ronn Torossian

Certain people just seem to fit in their careers like a piece of a puzzle fit perfectly into place- but how to know if something is right for you? Picking the right career can mean the difference between a dead end job and a dream job, so it is incredibly important to find a career [.]. The post You Know PR is the Right Career for you when… appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO Entrepreneur Public Relations

3 Ways to Screw up Your Product Launch

Shift Communications

For a start-up in the Valley – and for just about any technology company out there – a product launch is a major milestone. Many elements are working in tandem to get the product ready for prime time.

Fourth #GOPDebate: Cruz, Fiorina & Paul Gain Social Share of Voice


For a debate about the economy, the Fox Business and Wall Street Journal Republican presidential candidate debate covered a lot of ground on immigration and foreign policy.

British Airways lambasted after tweet to former cricket star [Updated]

PR Daily

Airlines’ social media teams often incur fury, but none has been as hellish as Twitter users’ anger over a scorned cricket icon.

The Essence and Nature of Wise Counsel

PR Job Coach

hare on Twitter As POTUS Rona ld Reagan once coined, "There you go again."

3 Reasons Small Business Needs Social Media

Shift Communications

We’ve all seen it before. You try to find information on a local business through social media, only to find a few accounts frozen in time. Even worse, sometimes the business doesn’t have social media accounts at all.

Take These 4 Steps to Power Your Brand with Bloggers


Eighty-one percent of the digital population trusts advice from bloggers, especially when it comes to purchase decisions. But despite how crucial blogging is to influencer marketing, not enough brands are taking the initiative and reaching out to this key group of influencers.

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5 aspects of storytelling brands often miss

PR Daily

This story was originally published on PR Daily in November 2014. When I read “ The Bedtime Test of Content Marketing and PR ” by Shift Communications Vice President Christopher Penn , I laughed out loud.

A Full 360: The Newest Form of Digital Advertising

The Stalwart Blog

“So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk.” - Mark Zuckerberg. It’s no secret, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg likes pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation.

No sex (websites) please, we’re Singaporeans.

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Given the blog’s quest to serve as an industry resource, it’s rare that a post focus on Agency work. Today is an exception. I asked Idran Junadi, an account director in our Singapore office before taking a PR role with Oracle, to write about a campaign because it shows the power of storytelling techniques in.more. The post No sex (websites) please, we’re Singaporeans.

4 Marketing Tactics B2Bs Can Swipe From Nonprofits


As new tools emerge, the technology and media landscapes continue to shift. . But B2B businesses aren’t changing the way they plan and shape their marketing strategy quickly enough, and are left feeling the effects of staying behind the times.

3 reasons social media relationships aren't virtual

PR Daily

I remember saying that if I could ever figure out how a person could be in two places at once I’d retire a billionaire. Then, I figured it out. Being in two places or more simultaneously is exactly what social media allows us to appear to do.

Are you going to the PR Pro Bowl?

Shift Communications

Pumpkin spice lattes, family get-togethers and falling temperatures all signal that we are in the midst of the best season of the year, the NFL season. Nothing quite compares to the thrill of NFL football, which effectively turns every Sunday from September to February into a national holiday.

Branding with the F Bomb, Contrast for Storytelling and the Future of Links

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. I continued to collect potential vignettes for the grab bag during my “assignment” in the South of the France. In fact, one of today’s vignettes takes a look at the use of English in France. Here goes … English in France If there’s one country that rejects all things American, it’s France. Yet, you can.more.

Listen Up on Social: Q&A With Jay Baer


If you aren’t listening on social, you’re missing out on tons of opportunities for your brand. Every day, your audience is asking questions, sharing their opinions and offering insight on what you can do to improve your social media marketing strategies.

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The best time of day to write—according to science

PR Daily

Most of us are on the seemingly endless hunt for the perfect time of day to write—that magical period when ideas naturally spring up, words flow and our attention is undivided. As we know too well, perfect circumstances rarely come about. An infographic.

Is REI's #OptOutside Black Friday Closure Sparking a New Trend?


REI, the Seattle-based outdoor recreation and sporting goods giant, is closing all of their 143 stores and will not process online orders on the busiest retail day of the year.

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The State of ME

Maine PR Maven

Many people are surprised to learn that I am not actually from Maine, because my personal brand is focused so much on my “Maine-ness.”

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