2018

What happens when we look at content marketing through a PR lens

PR Warrior

All too often, in a short-term bid to grow sales, score votes or generate donations, businesses and organisations neglect the things that underpin the achievement of the commercial goals we so desperately seek. For example: INCREASED brand recognition and top-of-mind awareness. ENHANCED personal or organisational reputation. GROWING influence and authority in the marketplace. HEIGHTENED advocacy… MORE.

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.

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Leadership: Humility as Antidote to Arrogance

PR Expanded

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.

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.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

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

PR Expanded

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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Give your content the edge: Over-index on humanity!

PR Warrior

When it comes to creating content for your brand, one of my favourite tips I give over and over again is … OVER-INDEX ON HUMANITY. This can manifest itself in numerous ways. For example: 1. Stories Tell genuine stories. It could be your story on how you’ve got to where you are today and the… MORE. The post Give your content the edge: Over-index on humanity! appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young.

A Foundation in Ethics Is Built in Our Childhood

PRSay

A family’s value system is established early. When we were kids, our parents, teachers and other responsible adults taught us “right from wrong” either by lessons learned or by the observation of others’ actions. According to Michael Josephson, founder and president of the Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics , one of the central pieces of teaching children about ethics is that “parents need to have a focused notion of what values are important to the family.”

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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.

What shaving my head can teach you about content marketing for personal branding purposes

PR Warrior

Once upon a time I had hair. Lots of it! But then … not so much. It took a little while for me to get to the completely ‘chrome dome’ stage, although looking around, I daresay I bit the bullet way, way quicker than many guys out there! But I digress. When I started getting… MORE. The post What shaving my head can teach you about content marketing for personal branding purposes appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Content marketing Personal branding Social media

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

Are You Being A Leadership Role Model?

PR Expanded

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.

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.

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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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.

3 Challenges Every Entry Level PR Pro Faces

Shift Communications

Getting your first PR job, or any job for that matter can be both thrilling and terrifying. Not only are you excited to start your career, but you’re anxious to make a good impression. While college and extracurricular activities will provide you with some skills needed to navigate the workplace, there are a number of new challenges every entry-level PR pro will face, especially in the agency world.

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Tips for becoming a valuable podcast interview guest

PR Warrior

I recently interviewed Interview Valet founder Tom Schwab for the Reputation Revolution podcast. The topic was ‘How to use podcast interview marketing to build your brand and your business’ – you can listen to it here. . We had a few technical hitches and there was a chunk of the interview that was a bit tough on the ears, so I had it edited out. Unfortunately, the section I deleted contained some great tips from Tom!

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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Turn Your Holiday Press Release Into Holiday Sales

Business Wire

It’s my favorite time of the year! We are at the point when press release goals move swiftly from awareness to purchase or donation. It is the time when products, events, guides and wrap-ups become lead stories. public relations marketing

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

PR Expanded

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.

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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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

6 Public Relations Tips For Brands In 2018

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A recent study by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the USC Center for Public Relations found that marketers plan to increase staffing and overall spending on public relations over the next five years. This is good news for clients and PR firms alike. But it’s also a challenge to all marketers to create and leverage communications opportunities to the best of their ability. Here’s a “cheat sheet” to help brands get a leg up on the PR universe this year.

Deborah Weinstein on the Challenges Confronting PR and Digital Marketing

Flack's Revenge

Today I share Deborah Weinstein’s answers to questions about the challenges confronting social media marketing and digital communications. It is the latest in my series of interviews with industry experts (see this post , which sets the stage). My good friend Judy Gombita introduced us, and I am glad that she did. As you will see below, Deborah offers great insight. She leads Toronto-based Strategic Objectives with co-founder and sister, Judy Lewis.

How to turn an event into several months’ worth of content for your business

PR Warrior

It’s great to blog, create podcasts and publish videos to YouTube. But don’t forget the power of ‘old school’ physical (versus virtual) content, for example, branded informational events such as workshops, seminars and breakfast get-togethers or after-work meet-ups that feature an expert guest speaker. Events such as these are in themselves content, and therefore have… MORE.