2014

Announcing #50Shows: Giving Women a Platform and a Voice

PR Expanded

Being a woman in business and a mom juggling family responsibilities certainly has presented many great adventures and challenges. They say, “Balance, balance, balance.”

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9 Ways to Up Your PR Game

Onclusive

Whether you’re working in-house at a startup or running your own shop, you’ll discover one fundamental truth about PR: It’s changing faster than ever. These shifts include everything from the implications of brand journalism on the PR function to the … Continued.

3 Ways to Get the Response you Want

Ronn Torossian

You have worth. You have value. And best of all you have an incredible idea you KNOW is going to be a huge success. Guess what. So does everyone else where you are and doing what you are trying to do. I don’t write that to discourage you. Just the opposite, in fact. I [.].

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Tech startups, Want to Go Big? Get PR Help, for the Love of God

Flack's Revenge

When giving advice, it generally helps to have real credentials, such as professional experience in a field.

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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.

The Pros Weigh In: The Best Books for the Marketer on Your List

Polaris

One Christmas when I was a kid, I remember really, really, really wanting a Tony the Pony. If you’re younger than I am, you may not remember Tony. He was a battery powered plastic toy you could “ride” as he stoically moved across your rec-room floor—nothing like a real pony at all.

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How to Create an Online Newsroom That Journalists Love

Rock the Status Quo

Creativity counts when it comes to a media pitch, the headline of your press release and share-worthy blog posts. But what about your online newsroom? An archive of press releases is useful… but investing a few hours to add fresh resources can take it from meh to fantastic.

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Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. link]. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business.

How To Use Social Media in the Classroom

Melissa Agnes

Editor’s note: How and when should social media be incorporated into today’s higher education?

How Best To Twitter – Everything You Wanted to Know, But Didn’t Have Time to Find Out

PR Matters

We’re all swamped. Besides living our lives, there are millions of us who want to keep up with our activities on Twitter and to know we’re doing a good job about it. But are we using it in the best way we could?

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.

Black Milk Clothing apologizes for Facebook blowup

PR Daily

Sunday was May 4. For one corner of social media, that means it’s “Star Wars” Day, because “May the fourth” sounds like “May the force,” as in “May the force be with you,” an oft-repeated line from the movies.

Making the Job Search Easier: Q&A Interview with the Founder of Endless Job Offers

PR Expanded

I met John Muscarello, founder of Endless Job Offers , a few years ago. We immediately established a mentor (me) / mentee relationship. There are young professionals in my industry who stand out as great networkers and connectors, and John is definitely one of them.

5 PRedictions for 2015

Onclusive

With 2014 quickly rolling to a close, it’s about that time for everyone and their mother to bust out their crystal ball and make industry predictions for the coming year. Not one to buck the trend, we’re (#obviously) going to … Continued.

An Introduction to Google Primer

Ronn Torossian

In October, 2014, Google released its newest Apple iOS app, “Primer.” ” Here is a brief introduction to the app, and why rookie marketing professionals should use it. What is Google Primer? Google realized that not all first-time marketers know [.].

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Strong Media Brands: the answer to Native Advertising Concerns

Flack's Revenge

So is native advertising (sometimes called brand journalism or, more generally, content marketing) a curse or cure all? Is it good for what ails online advertising? Or does it confuse consumers and prevent them from getting unbiased news ?

Creating a Content Strategy for B2B & B2C Marketing Success

Polaris

If you’re creating content to help market your business, you know there’s a ton of competition for your prospects’ attention. So how do you ensure your brand stands out?

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Brand Story We Love: United Way of Greater Portland

ReimaginePR

Nothing can hold back people determined to make a difference through the power of story. The United Way of Greater Portland gets it. They understand the importance of using great storytelling to perfectly and seamlessly match up with their mission of bringing individuals and organizations together to advance the common good.

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Panic Attacks on the Air: Helping Clients (& Journalists) Through Them

Rock the Status Quo

“ Mom, come get me from school. I’m freaking out and nauseous. ” “ Mom, I can’t get out of the car. I JUST CAN’T DO THIS. I can’t breathe! I think I’m going to pass out! ” “ It’s happening again, Mom, I hate this!

The Facebook Dilemma

The Proactive Report

It seems as though Facebook has businesses between a rock and a hard place: their audience is on Facebook and wants to interact with brands there. A community of loyal and engaged fans is considered to be a valuable asset.

A Look at Malaysia Airlines’s Crisis Communications During the Crisis of Flight MH370

Melissa Agnes

By now, we’ve all heard of the terrible crisis Malaysia Airlines is facing with flight MH370 appearing to have vanished out of thin air with over 200 passengers and crew members aboard.

When is bad language not a four-letter word? On business jargon, clichés and exploitation

PR Matters

Let’s start from the top. Arguably, life’s too short, so this is an appeal to hearts and minds to raise awareness going forward. It’s not rocket science to avoid language not fit for purpose. Therefore let’s think outside the box to create sea change, a quantum leap and a paradigm shift.

9 sources to help you find that perfect word

PR Daily

I once worked with someone who used the word “secure” continually. He’d write: • “We need to secure donations.”. • “Have you secured a printer for the newsletter yet?”. • “I’m not feeling secure about our chances of securing this contract.”.

Launching Women Worldwide Podcast With Host, Deirdre Breakenridge

PR Expanded

On October 6, 2014, I shared the launch of #50shows with my blog community. I’ve been working Jim Nico and Dr. Jane Karwoski of the Social Network Station to create awareness around a movement, giving women a voice and a platform via 50 Internet radio shows.

Radio 420

Getting inside the brain of Shonali Burke

Onclusive

There are PR folks who get it; then there are PR folks who get it. Shonali Burke falls into the latter category. As the CEO of a PR business, Shonali is: #1 – A self-professed measurement + social media geek and constantly champions … Continued.

What the Electric Golf can teach you about Innovation

Ronn Torossian

Innovation can be a great way to get noticed and advance your career. But “new” for the sake of “new” may not bring you the success you are hoping for. Sometimes, innovation needs to be more subtle, more invested … more long-term. Check out the new electric.

Uber Flap Shines Harsh Light on Tech Journalism

Flack's Revenge

Uber executive Emil Michaels got in hot water this week amidst news that he had threatened to hire researchers to dig up dirt on hostile journalists, or more specifically, Sara Lacy – and spread dirt about her personal life. The episode brought more negative attention to Uber.

Guitar Center: Content Marketing and Storytelling at Their Best

Polaris

It’s no small feat. Guitar Center’s YouTube channel beat out hundreds of leading brands, including Target, Four Seasons and General Electric, to snag the Project of the Year award at Content Marketing Institute’s 2014 Content Marketing Awards.

The bedtime test of content marketing and PR

Shift Communications

If you’ve ever had the opportunity, try to recall the last time you tucked in a child at bedtime. You were probably asked to have the lights put a certain way. Perhaps you were asked for a drink of water. You were almost certainly not asked to read them a press release.

Social Media Cheat Sheet for Image Sizes

Rock the Status Quo

I don’t know about you, but I’m always having to Google the size of images for various social media platforms.

Defining Thought Leadership in a Business Blog

Ishmael's Corner

As our communication campaigns increasingly address SEO and particularly organic search, thought leadership becomes even more important. Here’s what I mean and why it’s important to put yourself out there. When it comes to organic search , Google and other search engines place a premium on backlinks.

Making The Case for Excluding Jargon From Crisis Communication

Melissa Agnes

Recently, Eric Chandler and I wrote a blog post called “Social Media Crisis” and Other Buzzwords that Need to Go. Buzzwords tend to lose their meaning due to overuse, therefore becoming less effective. Then we have jargon.

5 Ways to Beat the Facebook News Feed Update

The Proactive Report

With over a billion users and millions of brand pages there is a glut of content on Facebook. You might have noticed it in your personal News Feed. I certainly have.

Words that get content shared on social media

PR Daily

How important are the actual words you use in your social media posts? Evidently, extremely important.