2018

6 common search engine marketing mistakes—and how to avoid them

PR Daily

Search engine marketing—or pay-per-click efforts— can help increase your organization’s website traffic, boost sales and give you powerful ROI. However, your efforts can be easily undermined by common pitfalls. Avoid the frustration of a digital communications headache by avoiding these search engine marketing mistakes: 1. You don’t choose your keywords carefully. There’s an art in selecting the right keywords and key phrases to use for a particular campaign.

Leadership: Humility as Antidote to Arrogance

Deirdre Breakenridge

A Guest Post By Helio Fred Garcia, President, Logos Consulting Group. Arrogance is a particularly toxic element of leadership. Not arrogance as a high opinion of one’s ability, but a particularly pernicious form of arrogance: a sense of entitlement; an inability to see others as worthy of respect and dignity; a failure of empathy. We saw ample evidence of this kind of arrogance in the past year, in business, in entertainment, in politics, and in other walks of life.

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4 PR and marketing lessons from ‘The Golden Girls’

PR Daily

ABC is thanking viewers for being friends of its hit show, “The Golden Girls.”. On Monday, Disney ABC Television announced it was calling July 30 “Golden Girls Day,” releasing an article of facts that “ may surprise even the biggest fans.” The announcement follows a collection of action figures from the show that were recently unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con. Find a set on the lanai for these four takeaways PR and marketing pros can learn from “The Golden Girls”: 1.

How You Sound Matters as Much as What You Say: 4 Voice Tips for #PR Pros

Deirdre Breakenridge

A Guest Post by Jessica McClanahan, Graduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. Whether it’s a podcast, presentation, press conference, event, radio or television interview; vocal abilities matter in PR – though not many of us were born with a sonorous NPR-ready sound. Even if you can’t change your voice, you can always improve your technique. You can also ensure your audio tools don’t just amplify your voice but also work to amplify your image. #1

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How Startup Leadership Can Inspire the Team to Deliver Results and Become Great

Inspiring the team to do their best, break through barriers and achieve milestones is the core responsibility of the startup leadership. Inspiring people to do great requires installing confidence and the ability to learn from setbacks and failures.

The 3 most cringeworthy PR fails of 2018

Axia PR

How to keep your company from making reputation-ruining mistakes. Social media is the most accessible tool customers have to learn about your company and become familiar with your brand. It’s also incredibly impactful in helping – or hurting – your company’s reputation. Online Review Management ReviewMaxer Crisis Communications

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How to Create a Content Strategy That Enhances Your Earned Media Efforts

Cision

While much of a content marketing strategy revolves around creating new content just for your blog (part of your owned media), I highly recommend that you divert some of your attention to incorporating earned media into your strategy. As a refresher, earned media refers to any site or blog (even social media mention) where a journalist, blogger, or influencer talks about your brand without being paid to. Maybe they’re huge fans of your product.

A PR pro’s guide to taking a company through an IPO

Muck Rack

A PR pro’s guide to taking a company through an IPO

Can a Press Release Have Pictures? Here’s 4 Tips on Including Images and Videos

Prowly

Did you know that the average human attention span is only 8 seconds? That’s 8 seconds to grab your readers attention and convince them they should stay and read on. You’ve probably already spent 8 seconds reading up to this point. Not too much time, is it? #1: 1: A press release with pictures grabs your attention […] The post Can a Press Release Have Pictures? Here’s 4 Tips on Including Images and Videos appeared first on Prowly Magazine. Public Relations

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Story Before

PR News

If you listen to podcasts in which Hollywood actors and directors are interviewed you’ll often hear the statement, “I love telling stories.” ” It’s always about storytelling. It’s never about entertainment or making a beautiful dollar. Storytelling is presented as a calling and given a spiritual sheen. Entertainment, by contrast, is crass. You can’t help but… Continued.

Generating Leads with Facebook: A Guide for Businesses

In this Facebook guide for businesses, we’ll help you strategize with tips and techniques straight from our playbooks. We also let you in on the best practices for improving your lead gen campaigns, starting with a review of your performance metrics.

12 Powerful PR Trends That Will Shape Your Strategy for 2019

B2B PR Sense

PR trends are like the oil that keeps your car lubricated. A regular check of current, fresh trends will help to keep your public relations strategy running smoothly and limit the chances of its breaking down on the side of the virtual road. These trends run the gamut from the bubble of Influencer marketing, to the need for storytelling and the growth and impact of artificial intelligence. I am joined here today with 11 of the most thoughtful PR pros I know.

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What Your Degree in Public Relations Will- and Won’t- Teach You

Ronn Torossian

Whether you’re a first year PR student, third year engineering whizz considering a career change, or recent graduate weighing your options, a career in public relations has appeal. While it certainly isn’t for the faint hearted- competition for jobs is fierce, and pitching to clients can be a battleground- building a life in the PR world means no two days will ever be the same. So, you’ve done some preliminary research, and wondering if you’ve planned your education all wrong.

Business Wire on Artificial Intelligence and Journalism

Business Wire

Business Wire news has been a part of the Associated Press and Press Association’s newswire for decades. As both organisations have introduced AI journalism in the last few years, we wanted to invite them along to discuss how the news industry is changing in the face of this new technology. events media relations

5 selfish pitching behaviors PR pros should banish

PR Daily

For media relations success, consider putting the reporter first. Often, PR pros scrambling to grab media coverage list reasons why a journalist should publish their stories. Sometimes, PR pros will ask nicely. Others will beg. Too often, these pitches miss a crucial element to land success (and headlines): What’s in it for the reporter—and his or her readers.

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.

Are You Being A Leadership Role Model?

Deirdre Breakenridge

A Guest Post By Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP is the principal of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching. I’ve often said that leadership involves two choices: Your choice to be a leader, not a practitioner, not a manager, and not just a senior vice president, but to build trust with, motivate, and inspire one’s followers. And your followers’ choice to follow you…or not. Even if your name is on their paycheck, they still have a choice.

AirPR Interview Series: Emmy Award Winning Journalist & PR Pro Mika Stambaugh

Onclusive

“Nail the elevator pitch.”. Mika Stambaugh is an Emmy award winning journalist and dynamic entrepreneur known for her creative strategies in executing media and communication campaigns.

The new era of transparency is a huge opportunity for PR

Communications Conversations

“Transparency” has been a buzzword of sorts the last year. It’s popping up in the news more. It’s a focal point for social platforms right now. And, most importantly, it’s top of mind with consumers. That came out in spades in a recent Sprout Social report which found that millennials ranked brands–not politicians, surprisingly–as the number one group they’d like to see be more transparent.

How To Get The Best From Your PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels. Bringing on an external PR agency , or really any outside firm, is an investment of time and budget for any company, no matter its size. Naturally, things will go better for both parties if the agency team gives their all, and the client manages for the best possible outcomes. Several times during a pitch meeting, a prospective client has asked our team, “What do you need from us to succeed?”

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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.

The 2 major differences that separate PR and marketing: Skills and tools

Muck Rack

The 2 major differences that separate PR and marketing: Skills and tools

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4 Copy Editing Tips Every PR Professional Needs To Know

Prowly

Copy editing and crafting content is the number-one responsibility of every PR professional. These tips will help you editing in a much easier way. The post 4 Copy Editing Tips Every PR Professional Needs To Know appeared first on Prowly Magazine. Content Marketing Magazine copy editing

Here’s Where Communicators are Hoping to Invest More Resources

PR News

Money can’t buy you love and it can’t buy you passionate employees, but it surely can buy you more resources. When posed with the question of “What would you do with a 15% increase in your budget?,” executives participating in a recent PR News/Crisp leadership roundtable shared an interesting wish list that centered around the… Continued. The post Here’s Where Communicators are Hoping to Invest More Resources appeared first on PR News Blog.

The Top 25 B2B Marketing Experts You Need to Follow Here.

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing is constantly evolving, with new innovations and strategies that used correctly can stake your success. But how do you stay on the leading edge of these innovations and ensure that your business thrives? Social media just might hold the key. Along the social corridors of Twitter and LinkedIn you will find many experts -- including many of the top B2B marketers in the field. These individuals are not just far-off celebrities.

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Spreading the Good News: Four Best Practices for Construction Projects

The I-5 High Occupancy Vehicle Improvement Project upgraded a 3-mile segment of the I-5 traversing Santa Ana and Orange, CA. Hill developed a public awareness and community outreach plan in collaboration with key stakeholders, organizations, communities,

How To Master Branding in 2018

Ronn Torossian

When it comes to creating the perfect brand, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy. Even if there was an ultimate guide to branding, the marketplace and its trends change so frequently that it’s difficult to keep ahead of an ever-evolving space. To make sure that they’re constantly connecting with their customers in the most successful way possible, most organisations will need to dedicate some of their time and energy to staying ahead of the trends.

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Looking Back at CES Unveiled Paris & Preparing for CES 2019

Business Wire

For the sixth edition of CES Unveiled Paris on October 3rd, the organizers strategically co-located the event with the Mondial Paris Motor Show, the most visited motor show in the world. This is a clear sign of the importance CES is giving to cross-channel industries and technologies worldwide.

Report: PR pros outnumber journalists by a 6-to-1 ratio

PR Daily

The staggering loss of journalists has had a tremendous effect on the PR industry. New employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor illustrates just how dramatically the media relations landscape has shifted. As journalist Mike Rosenberg explained in a 2016 piece for Muck Rack , if you search terms like “journalism” or “reporter,” in a job search, you’re more likely to find a list of jobs that have virtually nothing to do with news or news production.

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The Science of the Tweet: The Dos and Don’ts for #SciComm on Twitter

Deirdre Breakenridge

A Guest Post by Marissa Zuckerman, American University Graduate Student, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. As a science major turned public relations professional, I was groomed into believing that scientists are “bad” communicators. Through my work in science communication at Cornell University , I learned that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

AirPR Interview Series: Mark Delcorps of Overstock.com

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Senior PR Engineer Kelly Byrd interviewed her customer Mark Delcorps of Overstock.com on how he and his team and company are using AirPR data to help them drive, maintain and replicate business impact. K: Full plate! How does the Overstock PR team fit into the organization? M : As far as our organizational structure we are part of the marketing department. We have our own channel within the marketing department and we operate independently on campaigns while also supporting all marketing efforts.

Most Powerful Free SEO Tools

ReimaginePR

[link]. There’s no denying the power of SEO or search engine optimization. Unfamiliar? It’s the marketing discipline which helps visitors easily find your site in popular search engines like Google. The sites which just always seem to be at the top of page one aren’t there by accident. There’s an extensive science behind it. SEO leverages creative elements and technical elements which help your rankings, spread awareness about your product or brand and ultimately drive traffic to your site.

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The PR “Losers” of 2018

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Against the backdrop of an ever-faster news cycle, 2018 has featured brands and personalities who seized unexpected opportunities to generate positive PR. By the same token, 2018 has brought public disasters for others. Which stories captivated us in 2018, and who came out where? Here’s part one of my list for 2018 PR Winners and Losers. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The PR Losers. Facebook just can’t catch a break.