2020

How to Track Inbound Traffic from a Press Release | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

There are many advantages of using Business Wire to distribute your press release. One of the biggest advantages is the high visibility the news releases we distribute receive within media and search spaces.

PR Aikido: 3 Techniques For Winning In The Media

Onclusive

The ancient Japanese martial art of Aikido focuses on using an opponent’s own energy against them. Practitioners execute a series of movements that redirect a competitor’s attack momentum in order to neutralize their offense.

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The Importance of Platform-Specific Content

Ronn Torossian

The list of social media platforms available to the regular user seems to be constantly growing. Marketing industry pros must have probably heard of most, if not all of them.

Tesla Slams the Brakes on PR

Flack's Revenge

Pixabay. The EV blog Electrek broke the news last week that Tesla is dissolving its PR department. Editor-in-chief Fred Lambert’s story covered journalists’ growing frustrations with the comms team leading up to its shutdown.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Five Types Of Bylined Content That Work For PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As outlined in my post on PR tips for effective bylines , bylined content is a powerful part of a B2B PR plan. It can help deliver key messages, communicate expertise and drive thought leadership for business brands.

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The Perfect Elevator Pitch Formula You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

You step into a conversation at a networking event and someone asks that ominous question, "So what do you do?" Anyone who has ever had a business or personal brand knows this question all too well. How do you answer? This is where a good elevator pitch can make all the difference.

5 Problems Brands Come to you to Solve: Metrics

Cision

As PR and comms professionals, what should we help brands measure? Which metrics matter? Comms Best Practices

The 1st Winner of the PR Expanded Student Video Contest is …

PR Expanded

When I teamed up with Professor Jennie Donohue last year, we wanted to create an assignment for her UMASS at Amherst Intro to PR class that was an opportunity for students to create content based on what they learned during the semester. The question quickly became, “should it be another blog post contest?”

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What Tesla’s move to eliminate its PR department means for the industry

PR Daily

The electric car company may have closed its press shop, but the communications function remains vital. Tesla, the electric car company founded by billionaire Elon Musk and ranks 124th on the Fortune 500 list, has shut down its PR department.

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’s and don’ts to avoid having your pitch mocked on Twitter

Agility PR Solutions

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock with your phone face down, then you know the latest trend on social media is the collective slander of bad PR pitches reporters receive and screenshot for their followers to mock on Twitter.

The 2020 List of Media Relations Best Practices Blog Posts | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

Earned media is considered some of the most valuable content an organization can generate. Earned media comes with a stamp of approval that brands cannot generate on their own. media relations

Tune-Up Your Media Monitoring: How Edmunds Tracks Earned Media Quality

Onclusive

We have all heard the phrase, “quality over quantity”, but what does this mean about measuring earned media?

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Growing a Business With 2020 Marketing Trends

Ronn Torossian

Business owners, as well as marketers, are constantly looking for ways to improve and are always prioritizing the newest trends to promote brands and corporations.

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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.

COVID-19 fatigue: Why do I feel so miserable?

Stephen Waddington

Crisis management experts explain the life cycle of the COVID-19 crisis, your current mood, and what you can do about it. Several people in my network have experienced significant issues with mood swings and acute mental health issues in the past two weeks.

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How The Right PR Makes Better Business Deals

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Although some call it “free advertising,” public relations isn’t free. It’s not even cheap. Like any other business investment, it’s only worthwhile if it pays off.

How to sell in to news desks during a pandemic

The Resolution Blog

The PR industry has had to adapt to a huge change recently. Not only have many comms strategies had to change, we’ve never had a news agenda like this. In this episode I’m joined by news experts from 72Point, part of SWNS Media Group which is an independent press agency working directly with major news-desks […]. The post How to sell in to news desks during a pandemic appeared first on PR Resolution — by CoverageBook. Podcast

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10 Personal Branding Tools That Will Help Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Tools are part of our every day lives -- whether it's the classic hammer and screwdriver, computer software, or specialized apps that help you do what you do better. And when it comes to your personal branding strategy, there are tools that can help you to soar.

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Cision's 2020 State of the Press Release

Cision

We dove into the data to show PR and comms pros the stats that can help them do their jobs better, including best times and days to distribute a press release, and more. press release

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THE 2nd WINNER OF THE PR EXPANDED STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST IS …

PR Expanded

It’s time to unveil our 2nd PR Expanded video contest winner. A big congratulations goes to Nicole Morin, a UMASS at Amherst student, for creating her video on “Why PR Professionals Should Practice Strategic Communications.”

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How PR pros can harness the power of podcasts during COVID-19

PR Daily

The format has grown even more popular despite fewer commuters during WFH. Here’s how communicators can make the most of it. After months of being quarantined at home during the pandemic, professionals have taken to podcasting in droves.

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Breaking Down PR’s Fourth Wall with ABM

Flack's Revenge

The fourth wall is a figurative one at the foot of a stage (the other three walls shape the room of the set). Actors breach this wall when they talk to the audience. Similarly, PR is being challenged to break through mass communications and take the message directly to individuals. .

Media Outlet Availability on PR Efforts | Business Wire Blog

Business Wire

One of the common refrains in the public relations industry is that PR is getting harder because there are fewer publications to pitch. Is this actually true? How would we know?

Why Public Relations Is King During A Crisis

Onclusive

We have seen this during other periods of economic uncertainty: Businesses and consumers react, and those reactions have ripple effects. Marketing strategies are being altered and advertising budgets are being slashed. While it can be argued that this is a short-sighted strategy during an economic downturn, when coupled with a global pandemic, this response is a bit more understandable. Consumers have reacted by shifting their focus more toward information than commercialism.

Employee Advocacy Spurs ROI

Ronn Torossian

“Awareness is fine, but advocacy will take your business to the next level.” That quote by Joe Tripodi, Coca-Cola’s CMO, pretty much sums up the success of the 135 -year-old beverage. Developed in 1835 by a wounded Confederate colonel, Coca-Cola has continued to dominate the soft drink industry.

Disinformation in society: New Institute of PR research examines and tracks its spread

Agility PR Solutions

We’ve seen how disinformation has become a major source of chaos in the media, and likewise on down the chain to the communications industry—but how does deliberately misleading or biased information spread in U.S.

A PR View Of Ellen’s Apology

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It’s not the biggest story in the country today, but it’s instructive for PR and crisis management experts. This week Ellen DeGeneres issued her first on-air apology after reports of her show’s “toxic workplace.”

From insight to measurement, this is your ultimate guide to pivoting PR during the pandemic

The Resolution Blog

Our industry has had to adapt to a huge change recently. Many teams are reviewing plans, pivoting on comms strategies, revising KPIs and tightening budgets. If that’s you, we want to help. We called in the experts and we’ve been busy creating and packaging up a series of webinars, podcasts and blog posts to help […]. The post From insight to measurement, this is your ultimate guide to pivoting PR during the pandemic appeared first on PR Resolution — by CoverageBook.

How to Improve Your B2B Buying Process During COVID-19

B2B PR Sense

We've seen a lot of changes this year because of COVID-19 -- and even the B2B buying process has not been immune! It makes sense, since the world has been in varying stages of requiring quarantining, lockdowns, and social distancing.

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How Communicators Can Help Brands Create Real Change

Cision

PR professionals have the power— now more than ever— to guide their organizations in a direction that creates real change. Advice from two experts on how to get that started and keep it going. Comms Best Practices

Advising, Guiding & Tips for Listening as You Navigate the “New” Normal

PR Expanded

Here’s another 555 or what I’m calling your “411” on advice, guidance, and tips to actively listen as all of us navigate a “new” normal in our professional lives. Similar to my last two videos, the first “5” is my give to 5 pros who want to learn more about FEEL First communications with a complimentary consulting session (the getting advice part). Details are in the video below on how to contact me.

4 tips to cut the corporate speak and connect

PR Daily

Trying times demand trustworthy communications. Here’s how to counter uncertainty with authenticity in your writing. Authentic communication” is more than a buzz phrase. It’s a prerequisite if you want to establish trust at a time when employees and customers are struggling with uncertainty.