July, 2018

Etiquette for Connecting with Media Outlets

Ron 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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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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The Thai Cave Rescue And The Power Of Storytelling

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Until they were found, I’d no idea that 12 boys and their coach were trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand. But once the news broke, I was hooked. And I wasn’t alone. The national fascination tells us something about PR , storytelling, and ourselves.

Use Your Class to Get a Job in Social Media

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Sedale McCall, Digital Analyst, GPG. When I attended graduate school in 2016, I was also working at a Porter Novelli in Washington, D.C. Beyond the exhaustion of working and going to school, it was fantastic to be able to see what I was learning in a real-world environment.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

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5 easy steps to double the impact of your coverage

The Resolution Blog

You’ve got a hit in an online newspaper?—?brilliant?—?that’s brilliant?—?that’s that’s great. But what if you could double the amount of people that see the great review? How about winning a new bit of business for the company because that positive mention tipped the balance of a recent pitch?

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“Doors” Goes Viral, Opens Up A Race

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Sometimes a story is so strong that all you need to do is tell it and get out of the way. Improving on a good thing can be tricky, because there’s always the risk of over-embellishing. Too much PR or packaging can overwhelm an emotional punch. ?.

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On Thursday, July 19th, #PRStudChat Discusses Social Media & Strategic Communications

PR Expanded

It may be summer, but #PRStudChat, sponsored by Spin Sucks, is focused on strategic communications all year round. In the spirit of learning, even when school is out, our community will gather for a Twitter chat on July 19th at 12:00 p.m.

Content marketing for professional services firms & advice-based businesses

PR Warrior

{VIDEO TRANSCRIPT} It’s no secret that content marketing – becoming your own media channel – can be just fantastic for a broad range of different types of businesses. But one type of business that I really think it works for is professional services firms and advice based businesses. Now, you could be a very big… MORE. The post Content marketing for professional services firms & advice-based businesses appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young.

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 Complete Guide to PR Stunts

5W PR

Top Publicity Stunts of 2017-2018. Sometimes, the best way to come up with new ideas for a PR stunt is to look back at some of the most inspirational strategies to hit the market over the last year or so.

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7 Tips For Handling Crisis Communications on Social Media

Ron Torossian

Social media is everywhere, giving companies a new way to connect with their target audience. Of course, as valuable as social media can be in the right circumstances, it also adds a certain level of uncertainty to a crisis communication strategy.

The Sexy Allure Of Crisis Management Is Presenting Risk To Organizations

Melissa Agnes

Thanks to high-profile crises, viral issues, and fun television series like Scandal , crisis management is being seen more and more as a “sexy” and thrilling profession or service offering.

What Happens After The Reporter Says Yes?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Seeing a client’s interview in a key publication is still a quintessential public relations win, so PR pros spend a lot of time perfecting media pitching. But once we get a “yes” to a pitch or interview request, it’s no time to sit back and relax.

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How to Identify the Influencers You Need to Engage

You need to understand who your community is and what makes them tick. You need to identify your “tribe” -- those who are immersed in your subject and have a following.

72 stats that will help you become an SEO wizard

Agility PR Solutions

A few years ago, if you wanted to be among the top results of a search engine, all you had to do was stuff your website with keywords and hope for the best. Today, things tend to be a little more complex. In order to stand out in the complicated world of SEO, you need […].

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What U.S. Service Members Can Teach Us About Communications

PRSay

In March, I was selected to participate in this year’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) , the oldest and most prestigious public-liaison program in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

This is How the Sorry State of Media Relations Ends

Sword and the Script

A while back a reporter I had been pitching threw me what I thought was an unexpected softball. How about some commentary on X topic from X executive he asked? Of course, I jumped to make it happen. I’m an expert and so in less than 24 hours I had what I thought was solid insight from a CEO.

The IHOP Name Change: Crazy Smart, or Just Plain Crazy

Ron Torossian

Sometimes, companies need to do something dramatic if they want to get some attention in an overly-saturated marketplace. In a world where everyone is shouting over each other to earn the interest of the same customers, it’s difficult to make a lasting impression.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

Insights from expert marketing and communications pros who are doing it today.

How Do You Build A Brand? Start by Asking What Drives Human Behavior

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Simon Erskine Locke. When it comes to building brands most experts will likely start with the tactics: Develop a mission statement or messages, create a logo, use PR, advertise and leverage social media. To be clear, these are all important components of the brand building process.

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5 Reasons PR Agency Relationships Fail

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Nobody enters into a PR agency partnership thinking it will fail, just like no one gets married thinking they may one day divorce. But inevitably, some relationships do fail. They may simply run their course, or there may be external factors that dictate change.

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PRSA strikes back: Org chair addresses reform turmoil in new exclusive

Agility PR Solutions

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4 simple strategies to quell public speaking fear

PR Daily

Public speaking fear can become a career-crippling problem. It’s nearly impossible to eliminate nervousness, but there are plenty of ways to ease anxiety, boost confidence and reduce the type of dread that can rob you of golden opportunities.

Revenue Generating News Releases: How to Optimize Strategy and Improve ROI

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

Did Outbrain Try to Pitch Content Marketing at Cannes?

Sword and the Script

Outbrain is one most recognizable brands in advertising technology (adtech). You’ve probably seen some of the native ads the company makes available even if you weren’t aware they were rendered by Outbrain. Where I see Outbrain the most, is at the bottom of news sites.

Three Ways to Integrate Audio into a Marketing Strategy

Ron Torossian

As the world of audio continues to capture the attention of the public, marketing experts must think carefully about how they can connect with their audience. Whether it’s the lure of smart speakers or audio books there, seem to be countless ways to engage people through audio these days.

Defining Your Online Brand In 2018

5W PR

Building a brand is no easy task. A lot of people assume that their brand is just a logo or a specific selection of colors , but the truth is that there’s so much more to it than that.

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The Perils Of Patriotic PR And Marketing

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Scanning the annual Brand Keys list of 50 Most Patriotic Brands in America, you might get the idea that America is synonymous with fast food, fast cars, whiskey, and blue jeans. Who can argue with that? Yet it’s one thing for a brand to have earned an association with all things USA, but another for it to be pandering to patriotism in hopes of riding a red, white, and blue wave.

Why brands need to pay attention to Millennials’ CSR ideals now

Agility PR Solutions

ICYMI, Millennials do things differently. They shop differently, engage with brands differently, and they hold brands accountable more than any generation before them.

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3 affordable types of videos to boost your marketing

PR Daily

Want to cut through the messaging clutter and reach potential customers? Use video. In a recent survey, 85 percent of consumers said they'd like to see even more brand-centric videos. Video content can: Make your business more visible in social media feeds. Boost conversions and sales.

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The Changing Face of Public Relations in Government; Off Script #30: Merritt Allen of Vox Optima

Sword and the Script

She says she worked in radio long before earning a commission, but the Navy saw fit to assign her as a weapons officer.

A call to revisit RSS

Stephen Waddington

A 25 year old standard for distributing web content offers an alternative to algorithm driven newsfeeds. But it’s the past rather than the future of the web and that’s not necessarily a good thing. RSS is a throwback to the advent of the web.

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PR Rule #10 - Don’t Get Into A Twitter Fight With The Media

The Stalwart Blog

Much of the news lately seems to focus on the never-ending twitter wars between reporters and their subject. It’s a bit like watching siblings trying to pin the other on the broken vase in the living room when confronted by their mother. .