2016

What PR People Can Learn From Gandhi

Onclusive

Since November is all about the “good feels” and being thankful for what we have (in both our personal and professional lives), what better way to celebrate the season than to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished with a few quotes from everyone’s favorite beacon of peace? Here, I share a few of my favorite […]. Musings

329
329

Evolving Roles and Responsibilities in Public Relations

PR Expanded

For years, I’ve been discussing the changing roles of PR professionals as a result of social media. I’ve had hundreds of conversations with students, educators, and practitioners about the many new responsibilities, as well as the opportunities and challenges faced in our field. Recently, Dr. Marlene Neill , assistant professor, Baylor University, and Nicole Lee , assistant professor, North Carolina State University conducted a research study on this important topic.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

This is one of the best examples of small business content marketing you’ll see anywhere in the world

PR Warrior

When it comes to social media and content marketing, The Goulet Pen Company leaves behind most businesses. And I’m not talking just small businesses here; you can safely include many large companies and organisations as well. Goulet is a US-based online retailer specialising in fountain pens and accessories such as ink, paper, wax seals, notebooks and the… MORE.

5 Important B2B Content Strategy Lessons That Will Shape How You Use Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Every company needs a solid B2B content strategy, including for social media. Why do we say that? Think of the millions of posts that are written and published every day around the world. This is the age of what social media marketing expert Mark Schaefer refers to as content shock -- where there is so much content that it overwhelms readers. How can you stand out in this veritable sea of content that has flooded the internet? Is it even possible? Yes it is.

B2B 239

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 Inconsistent Messaging Can Kill Your Brand

Ronn Torossian

In a digital world where consumers expect businesses to be transparent about who they are and what they stand for, companies that send mixed messages make it difficult for consumers to connect with their brands. Even though every brand has a purpose, not all brands know how to effectively communicate their vision, voice and values to consumers.

Brand 224

More Trending

The Essential Components of Your Video Marketing Strategy

ReimaginePR

Are you using video as a part of your marketing strategy? Please say yes. But if the answer is no, I’ll still be your friend. Video, my friend, is no longer optional. If you want to build a business in the 21st century, you need to reach the 21st century consumer, and that person is on Facebook or YouTube liking cat videos as we speak. Video is no longer optional. Here’s how to use it to your brand’s advantage: Click To Tweet. Video plays an essential role in your marketing strategy.

Video 213

New Group Aims to Study Impact of AI and Algorithms on Society

Flack's Revenge

I’ve had many great conversations with my friend and PR authority Toni Muzi Falcone about the impact of technology on the field and society at large. Recently he told me about a new effort that he helped conceive – DigiDig – a website and citizen-led group dedicated to studying this area. Flack’s Revenge has covered tech in PR extensively, and my companion blog Hack the Feed covers algorithms in communications.

Groups 202

4 PR Trends for 2017

Cision

When tech expert Katie Linendoll dishes on her favorite trends in technology, people pay attention. Among her top favorites is “not-com” domain extensions. These are the hundreds of new options to the right of the dot in a website URL. Yep, hundreds. New endings such as ‘dot-photography’ (.photography), photography), ‘dot-guru (.guru) guru) and ‘dot-wtf’ (.wtf)

Trends 263

6 of the best online monitoring tools for PR right now

The Resolution Blog

You’ve worked hard to get that story out there, now you need to collate the coverage to show off to your client. But where do you start? There are so many media monitoring tools out there but it takes time to trial them all and we know what it's like, you just don't have the time. Don't fret! We have collated, tried and tested some of the biggest names out there to give you the lowdown on media monitoring in the modern PR world. Buzzsumo.

Tools 181

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.

Do This One 5-Minute Task To Massively Improve Your Facebook Page

Rock the Status Quo

The Trick? Facebook Preferred Audience. In social media, sometimes the tiniest of tweaks can make an incredible difference. When it comes to Facebook pages, taking just a few minutes to set up “ preferred audiences ” is one of those things that can truly raise the bar on results for local businesses. Here’s why. Facebook tries to deliver relevant content, tailoring the feed of each user to see more of what they like, and less of what they aren’t interested in.

The Science of PR: The PRTech Ecosystem

Onclusive

Roughly five years ago, AirPR set out on a journey to change the way the PR industry thinks about and measures the impact of PR. Along with my co-founder Raj Sathyamurthi, my founding team members Rebekah Iliff and Patrick Liang, and a growing team of more than thirty engineers, sales people, customer success managers, and […]. Industry Insights & Trends AirPR AirPR Analyst AirPR CEO AirPR funding AirPR funding announcement

#PRStudChat 11/15 Discussion: From Student to PR Pro & Transitioning Into the Workplace

PR Expanded

If you are a student looking to make a successful transition to the workplace, this month’s #PRStudChat is for you. Learn how to best prepare yourself to become the PR pro you hope to be! Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of having to look for a job after graduation? Are you looking for connections in your field, but don’t know where to start? Are you trying to find ways to develop your professional portfolio and personal brand while still in school?

Nasdaq to Acquire Marketwired

Marketwired

Marketwired is pleased to announce our agreement to be acquired by Nasdaq. In this personal message, Marketwired President and CEO Adnan Ahmed shares the announcement with our customers. We are pleased to announce that Marketwired has agreed to be acquired by Nasdaq, a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. You can read the complete news release here.

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.

7 Startup PR Strategies That Will Bring You to the Top

B2B PR Sense

Startup PR can be a rough sea to navigate in the beginning. Once you get that press interview, you’re on your way. Yet, many startups flounder a little when it comes to press interviews. Let’s face it -- journalist interviews present a new challenge to any startup. You’re probably a pro at presenting to a customer, partner, or investor. Yet, talking to the press is a different animal altogether. The media's interests and goals are different from others you may encounter.

Can you really transform your hobby into a business?

Ronn Torossian

It’s a dream of just about everyone who has yet to find a way to make it happen: how can I put my hobby on a paying basis? More to the point, how can I turn my passion into my profession? You can, but you have to be prepared for the possibility that your passion may not seem like so much fun in the process. It takes a massive amount of money, work and luck to get from this A to this B, but … READ MORE ». The post Can you really transform your hobby into a business?

Five Key Skills For Modern PR Professionals

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In order to succeed in public relations today, professionals need the skills to fit in with this ever-changing industry. Technology – from marketing automation to Virtual Reality – has done much to change the paradigm. It’s still essential to have strong writing skills and think like a reporter, but there’s a full complement of skills that help PR whizzes succeed to their fullest potential. Here’s a look at some. Harnessed hypercreativity.

Help us Make Your Kids the Most Financially Literate in History!!!!!

ReimaginePR

The United States if the richest nation in the world but it ranks 14th when it comes to financial literacy! 1/2 of all Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque. What’s worse? 90 per cent of teachers think that kids need financial literacy education — but they’re not getting it and most don’t feel equipped to teach it. Something has to change or the next generation could live difficult lives. We’re regional Emmy Award-winning show creators, writers.

PR Golden Turkey Awards

Flack's Revenge

I thought I’d bring back a feature this year that I haven’t done in awhile – my PR Golden Turkey Awards. Sound Opinions, one of my favorite podcasts inspired this year’s theme. Their November 18 episode focused on Turkey Pardons. Hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRagotis absolved popular bands that were low on critics’ lists. They mentioned isolated songs and albums they do like from the acts.

The Top 50 Baseball Influencers

Cision

Baseball fans everywhere will be tuning in tonight to witness the culmination of one of the most exciting – and emotional – championships in sports history. The Chicago Cubs. The Cleveland Indians. Game 7 of the World Series. As Grant Brisbee described it on SB Nation, the Cubs and Indians are playing the cruelest Game 7 ever. And with a combined championship drought of 174 years, this battle of the underdogs is difficult to wrap our heads around.

Sports 263

Why don’t you use your blog to Answer the Public this year?

The Resolution Blog

How do you plan blog content? Did you know that you can use Google Suggest to see what people are searching for? Have you thought about basing your blog content around the most popular questions asked for in Google? We made a pretty nifty tool to help with this, you may have heard of it, it’s called Answer the Public. It allows you to use your sector knowledge to answer popular questions the public are searching for.

Your Awesome Content Is Useless, Until…

Rock the Status Quo

One of the things I love most about the combination of content marketing with search engine optimization (SEO) is how they work in concert together. If customers require multiple touch-points with a brand to become aware of it, and they do their online sleuthing long before they make a purchase… then it makes sense to take control of those touch-points. Each one is an opportunity to be found and make an impression.

SEO 159

Why ‘Ghosting’ Is the Scariest PR Faux Pas

Onclusive

Disappearing into thin air or “ghosting” on a friend, stranger, or blind date with whom you have plans is one thing. But vanishing on a colleague or professional partner is a whole different kind of scary that can really chip away at your credibility. In celebration of this spooky month, we’re exploring how even the […]. Musings

265
265

PRTech Is Evolving. Is Your PR Strategy?

PR Expanded

In a recent post , I suggested leveraging Nielsen’s research in order to create data-driven marketing and communications plans. That’s the front-end work every successful campaign entails, but the data cycle doesn’t end there. Equally as important is analyzing campaign data after it has run its course so that those findings can inform future work i.e., once you’ve garnered media hits, it’s then time to uncover the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the work.

Why Media Relations is More Important Now Than Ever in PR

Marketwired

[By Jason Mollica]. Breaking news hits social networks like an unstoppable freight train. Once there is an e-coli outbreak, scandal, or a transgression by a professional athlete, Twitter and Facebook end up as the place to get news and information. This makes media relations that much more important in the 21 st century. Before social media, and in some senses the internet, reaching out to the media by phone and scheduling a press conference could deal with a crisis situation.

How to Create Calls-to-Action that Convert

B2B PR Sense

To click or not to click? Ultimately, that IS the question B2B content marketers need to answer through their Call-to-Action designs. But sometimes, this is much easier said than done. Sure, you can whip up a CTA in a few seconds with a little text and a brightly colored button shape. But what does it really take to produce a Call-to-Action that makes a difference for lead generation, improving your B2B PR campaign?

How To 220

Airlines adding “fire containment” bags

Ronn Torossian

Maybe it’s a step in the right direction, a down payment on paying it forward or an example of smart preparation, but some are saying the recent decision by major airlines to include so-called “fire containment” bags actually makes passengers feel less safe. The idea behind the small fire containment bags is not a bad one.

PR Lessons From Top TV And Film

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Film and TV are two great places to find helpful and interesting takes on public relations and media. As far back as 1957’s “Sweet Smell of Success” starring Tony Curtis as a less than scrupulous PR man, there have been media depictions, good, bad and ugly, of the industry and its players. Every so often it’s important to see how PR and journalism are portrayed in popular media and what we can take away from these portrayals. Better Call Saul.

Film 196

What You’re Really Paying For When Hiring A Photographer

ReimaginePR

“What? 1500.00 to hire a photographer? It’s just a picture. Anyone with a phone can do this. Tell you what, I’m willing to shell out 200 bucks. Better yet, I’ll get my cousin Andrea to take it. She took a photography course a few years back…”. So here’s the deal… A professional photographer is more than someone you hire for a few hours who simply clicks a shutter button and then hands you some photos. We’re way outside of “Cousin Andrea” territory.

Israeli Startups Join Axis Innovation at NYSE

Flack's Revenge

I had the great pleasure of attending an event hosted by Axis Innovation this morning at the NYSE. It featured presentations from nine hot Israeli startups and culminated in a visit to the floor of the exchange, where we watched the opening bell ceremony. Axis is an advisory firm that connects investors and corporations with tech startups. The event was part of a road show to investors, and one of many that Axis hosts in cities around the world.

How To Use Hashtags More Effectively in 2016

Cision

Every day I text my wife hashtags. She thinks it’s kind of stupid and she’s right (#superfluous), but it’s always funny to me because it demonstrates how little thought goes into using them. Everybody knows that hashtags are a way to contextualize and index content, but it’s evident that people who use hashtags don’t think very much about how people discover content with them.

How To 263

13 Fortunate Truths about PR

PR Matters

In celebration of 2016* marking the 110th anniversary of PR, this article is the first in a series of reflections on the profession and its practice. (* Ivy Lee , arguably the founder of modern PR, published his Declaration of Principles about the purpose and value of PR in 1906.). To stay relevant over time―as with any communications discipline―PR must evolve and address new challenges and developments [ Tweet Quote ].