2019

Social Listening: When #AI Takes Over

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Albane Flamant, Marketing Manager – US, Talkwalker. Once upon a time, brands and agencies relied on human analysts to identify brand mentions and extract insights on their campaigns.

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The Future of Media: Key Trends for 2019 and Beyond

Business Wire

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Business Wire Selects Onclusive To Power Media Analytics

Onclusive

Today, I am pleased to announce that Onclusive has been selected by Business Wire, the global leader in news release distribution, to power a new reporting application which measures the effect of Business Wire press releases.

Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Place in Public Relations?

Ronn Torossian

The term “artificial intelligence” may call to mind more imagery of robots than useful algorithms. Like it or not, artificial intelligence, or AI, has become an integral part of today’s society.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Content Promotion Strategies: How to Supercharge Your Content

B2B PR Sense

There's no doubt that content marketing is a powerful strategy. But what happens when the content you create doesn't get the attention you want? That's where content promotion strategies can help.

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Art of Communication: Q & A with Norm Magnusson

Flack's Revenge

My friend Cecilia invited me to an exhibit of artist Norman Magnusson’s work. I don’t know a lot about art despite being engaged to a wonderful artist, Sine Hjort. But Cecilia would not steer me wrong, and she raves about Norm and his work.

Cut it in half: 3 ways to strengthen your writing

PR Daily

Eliminate redundancies, substitute potent words for tepid phrasing, and pinpoint your focus as you rewrite. You’ve filled your Word.doc with brilliance, and it’s time to hit the publish button. Not so fast. You’re skipping the crucial step: editing. Stringent editing will strengthen your writing.

The future of PR: an interview with Maja Pawinska Sims

Stephen Waddington

I caught up with The Holmes Report’s EMEA editor to find out what we can expect for the PR industry in 2020. An interview with Maja Pawinska Sims is a rite of passage for anyone in the PR industry. A call from Maja puts you on your wits but her contribution to the industry makes it a better place.

PR Career Paths: Top Skills for Communications Grads?

Meltwater - PR

As we head into graduation season, many newly minted PR professionals are hitting the job market and wondering about the best steps to take as they embark on PR career… Read More >>>. PR & Comms Career Development Digital Transformation

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.

Earned Media: 3 PR Studies Quantifying the Impact of Media Relations on Sales [UML]

Sword and the Script

PR measurement can be a bit like a self-fulfilling prophecy. On one hand, it gets dinged for a lack of measurement. On the other hand, measuring some PR activities, like earned media , is far more challenging than other forms of marketing and communications.

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Survey: Most PR Pros Say that Media Relations is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Can Do About It

PR Expanded

By Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword and the Script Media. Media relations is hard and getting harder. That’s according to 223 PR professionals polled for the 2019 JOTW Communications Survey.

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When Traditional Media is Inspired by Social Media

Business Wire

Over the past few years, readers have moved to the habit of “news snacking,” a tendency that some said would not last, but which is , in fact , sticking and even influencing the way we read and write.

2019 GLOBAL JOURNALISM REPORT: Data Shows Worldwide Decrease in Professional Journalists, Shift Towards Independent Authors

Onclusive

Top 100 Author Platforms List Released. Top 50 Editorial Topics List Released. The world of journalism has never been as dynamic as it is today.

Strong Audience Persona Can Boost a Marketing Plan’s Effectiveness

Ronn Torossian

When pushing out content that potential customers of a brand will see, how much thought are you putting into the message? Sure, there is the part of the process that involves writing copy — but what sort of voice does this copy have?

Want the Best PR? Avoid These 8 Big PR Mistakes

B2B PR Sense

Ah.the good ol' relationship between journalists and PR professionals. Complicated" just skims the surface of their relationship. Sometimes they play well and it results in the best PR opportunities. At other times, the two sides snipe at each other like squalling kittens.

5 Tips On Running A Global PR Program

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Global PR revenue is expected to climb to a record $19.3 billion by 2020 — an increase of more than five billion from just three years ago.

Why AI won’t Replace PR

Flack's Revenge

I was watching 60 Minutes this weekend, which ran a segment about AI that highlighted China’s growing clout in the tech (Silicon Valley, hope you were watching; you should be scared, very scared). They interviewed Kai-Fu Lee, the so-called Oracle of AI who boasts a Ph.D.,

Hackneyed phrases to ditch from your press releases

PR Daily

Is your client truly ‘pleased/excited/proud/thrilled/honored/delighted/happy to announce’ anything? Research finds those trite terms in 38% of releases. Here’s how to do better. I’m not so pleased to announce that “pleased to” has been crowned the most overused “happy” passive verb in press releases.

Americans say disinformation is a “major” societal problem—is PR to blame?

Agility PR Solutions

Comms pros are fully aware that there’s a media-trust crisis sweeping the nation, but it might be surprising to find out that most Americans think the PR industry is as much a culprit as any other entity for disseminating false information.

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How Social Media Lurkers Can Boost Your Business

Garrett Public Relations

Tracking the effectiveness of social media has caused many a marketer to shake his or her head in frustration. How can we PROVE it’s effective so that clients will see the value?

Five Lessons in PR from Game of Thrones

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Priya Doshi, Professorial Lecturer, American University. Winter is almost here! Okay I know it’s officially spring now, but for fans like me of the hugely popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” (GoT), winter will arrive on April 14 when the show debuts its final season.

Micro vs. Macro Influencers

PR Expanded

Don’t let the name fool you. Five Reasons Micro Influencers Can Be More Impactful For Your Brand. Social media marketing tactics seem to be taking over.

How Today's Leading Biotech PR Teams are Turning Innovation into Headlines

Business Wire

Today’s biotech firms are creating some of the most complex and interesting news in the market. Promoting that news, however, comes with a series of unique challenges very few other industries face. investor relations public relations media relations

How 23andMe Uses PR Attribution™ to Drive Business Outcomes – Case Study

Onclusive

23andMe wanted more than just article numbers and reach in a PR analytics solution. Their team was looking for a way actually connect their PR to sales.

Is the Influencer Era Over? The Rise of Fake Followers 

Ronn Torossian

According to new research from cybersecurity firm Cheq, the rise of influencer fraud now has a price tag: a whopping $1.3 billion. As per the brand protection agency, at least 15% of all influencers’ followers have been found to be fake.

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An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

Dear PR Professionals: PR is evolving at warp speed. In fact, in five years, what we know as PR will have a different complexion. Yet today, many PR professionals, armed with media placements and endless pitches, are still grounded in the past, since it's so comfortable.

What Business People Should Know About PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations is hot. Businesses from tech startups to nonprofits have come to recognize the value of a strategic PR campaign executed by a talented team. But PR’s popularity has given rise to some misconceptions.

United we Brand? Top Reads on Corporate Activism

Flack's Revenge

Should CEOs speak out on social, civil and political issues? Should brands take a stand? Pixabay. Back in the day (meaning just a few years ago) the answers were easier. It was a more innocent time and easier for businesses to step up to the plate when government was not doing its job.

Why and how to replace musty PR jargon with clear, precise language

PR Daily

Fluff, puffery and linguistic sleight of hand could be undermining your credibility—and harming your career. Watch for these weasel words and phrases that could come back to bite you. As language evolves, grotesque creatures can take shape.

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Six Tips on Building Positive Relationships With Journalists [Infographic]

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Amanda Levenson, UMASS at Amherst Student, PR Expanded Infographic Contest Winner. For the PR Expanded Infographic contest, I chose to offer insight on how to build and preserve successful relationships with reporters.

What Game of Thrones Teaches Us about the Value of Public Diplomacy

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Priya Lothe Doshi, Professorial Lecturer, American University. NOTE : Spoiler alert for anyone who is not up-to-date with GoT Season 8!

PR Attribution 101 Whitepaper

Onclusive

DISCOVER HOW MEASUREMENT & PLANNING FOR EARNED & OWNED MEDIA IMPACTS YOUR BOTTOM LINE. Public relations professionals aren’t just responsible for creating brand awareness; they’re also required to attribute their efforts to real website traffic, call to actions, and ROI.