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.

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

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Helio Fred Garcia, President, Logos Consulting Group. Arrogance is a particularly toxic element of leadership.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

3 Digital Tools That Improve PR

The Proactive Report

If the idea of technology invading the practice of PR freaks you out a little, perhaps all you need a different perspective. Yes, technology can be daunting, but it can also make your life a lot easier, help you achieve better results and demonstrate the value of your work.

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PR Winners: The Best Stories of 2018

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For public relations and reputation experts, it’s easy to point out the brands and personalities who mishandled bad news or missed opportunities after public mistakes. Our list of the PR losers of the past 12 months is out, but what about the good news stories of the year?

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.

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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.

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).

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.

The Importance of PR Skills in a Hyper-Globalized World

PRSay

In a world where stakeholders are globalized, dramatic change is happening at unprecedented speed. Human communication is global and instant, and leaders must now master public relations as the essential management skill by which they can achieve goals quickly, efficiently and consistently.

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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.

What Challenges Do Comms Professionals Face Going into 2018?

Cision

With a new year around the corner, communications professionals are gearing up to get their plans ready to conquer the world in 2018. But along with those plans are some obstacles to overcome.

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9 Expert Guides: How to Win at Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

Influencer marketing is no longer the cool kid on the block. In a flash, its moved from cutting edge to a necessary tactic for marketers -- including B2B marketers. Not to worry, though, if you're not there yet or need to up your game. I've got you covered.

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Etiquette for Connecting with Media Outlets

Ronn Torossian

You know the old saw, “If you want to have friends, you have to be friendly.” The same could be said for brands interested in connecting with media sources and building relationships in the hopes of generating earned media.

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3 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

The Proactive Report

It’s that time of year again. We’re approaching the end of 2018 and businesses are looking ahead to the New Year. Many of you are already in the throes of planning. Keep these three important trends in mind while you work on how to improve your results next year.

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.

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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.

#PR Expanded Guest Post: Ethical Awareness … It’s Never Too Early

PR Expanded

Guest Post By Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA, Adjunct Professor, University of Tampa (FL). I know that ethics is “taught” in various forms in most colleges and universities, but I have serious concerns as to whether or not the “real world” is included in the process.

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I‘m in PR: What’s the Big Idea?

Flack's Revenge

They huddle around a conference room table. The lights go dark. The 35 mm slide projector floods the screen. It’s backlight shines an eerie glow on the presenter’s lower face. This is not just some an ad man (or woman). It’s the sermon from the mount. Or maybe Dracula.

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.

Bits, Bytes and the Ethics of Data

PRSay

Data science, once the domain of math geeks and academics, has moved from windowless basements to the top floors of organizations. If content is king, then data is the emperor.

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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

Mailing Away Your DNA

Mindful Marketing

by David Hagenbuch , founder of Mindful Marketing & author of Honorable Influence Looking for a unique gift for a family member this holiday season? Have you thought of surprising them with the ‘gift of ancestry’?

5 Outdated PR Tactics That Will Actually Hurt Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Previously, we've talked about the best PR tactics to get your brand some media love -- but sadly, not all tactics are created equal. Some tactics are outdated and could potentially harm your brand. What are these tactics and why should you avoid them?