2017

What Content Discovery Means for Search and How to Fuel Its Growth

Cision

The internet has changed the way we discover and consume information. Think about the year 2000 — you put a keyword in the search bar and websites with the highest keyword concentration were the ones that appeared on top.

How to Get Comfortable With Data Even If You Don’t Love Math

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Kelly Byrd, PR Engineer, AirPR. Public relations is undoubtedly an art, but it is also a science. With the growth of PRTech options for Big Data tracking and measurement, a knowledge of and comfort with that science has become imperative for leading PR professionals.

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10 Facts PR Influencers Know to Be True

AirPR

Earlier this month, AirPR Chief Strategy Officer Rebekah Iliff joined Nasdaq for its #PRInfluencers series on Facebook Live. Hosted by Deirdre Breakenridge of Pure Performance Communications, and joined by fellow panelists Shonali Burke and Shannon Furey, the panel covered emerging PR trends including how corporate storytelling has changed in recent years and what PR professionals […]. Industry Insights & Trends nasdaq PRInfluencers PR influencers PR trends

How Fake News Affects PR

The Proactive Report

Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue.

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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Marketers to Increase PR Spending Over Next 5 Years – New Study Says

Business Wire

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the USC Center for Public Relations at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism have released a new report that offers a candid look at how marketers plan to tackle public relations in the upcoming years.

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The importance of strategy for social media and content marketing. Here’s an excellent case in point …

PR Warrior

I talk a lot about the need for strategy when embarking on a social media and content marketing program, and for good reason! When becoming your own media publisher and producing content via social and your owned media channels, it is so easy just to ‘do stuff’ But without purpose and strategic direction (locked back to your… MORE. The post The importance of strategy for social media and content marketing.

Three Public Relations Mega-Trends in 2017

Shift Communications

What does the public relations industry have to look forward to in 2017? What’s in stock for us as practitioners, as agencies, as companies seeking to build awareness, reputation, and trust?

How To Gain The Benefit Of The Doubt In A Crisis

Melissa Agnes

When crisis strikes, you have mere moments to begin to gain (a semblance of) control over the narrative of the story. But what if, in those mere moments, your key stakeholders gave you the advantage of having the benefit of the doubt?

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.

Art and Science: The Three Pillars of Storytelling Mapped to Data

Cision

People who work in the marketing communications field have grappled with a very existential question in recent years: If marketing comms is becoming a more data-driven profession, then what happens to the art of storytelling I’ve cultivated my whole career?

7 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a PR Business

PR Expanded

A Guest Post by Maris Callahan, Director of Public Relations, Donuts Inc.

The Most Powerful PR Metrics According to 5 PR Influencers

AirPR

While there isn’t a surefire answer to how to inspire world peace or peel a hard boiled egg in just one sweep, there are a few things I think we can all agree on: when it comes to measuring the success of a PR campaign, it’s all about them numbahs! We could talk for days […]. Industry Insights & Trends PR influencers PR measurement PR metrics public relations metrics

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The Future of Twitter

The Proactive Report

The one thing you can rely on in Social Media is that there will be change. Each year new networks pop up and some go away. The major social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) have been fairly stable for the past five or six years.

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.

Here’s Why Fox Had to Fire Bill O’Reilly

Ron Torossian

I recently spoke to NBC about Fox News Channel’s firing of Bill O’Reilly, which stirred up the public’s interest and indignation.

Should Brands Take A Stand?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The common public relations wisdom about brands and politics is that they don’t mix. When an issue fuels consumer anger or public debate, it should be avoided at all costs. The bigger the brand, the more risk-averse the marketing team tends to be, with good reason.

2017 PR Measurement Predictions & PR Wish List From Boston Marketing Pros

SeeDepth

By Seedepth. PR measurement has long been an outcast in marketing dashboards.

How to Write News Release Headlines Reporters Love

Business Wire

By Raschanda Hall, Director of Global Media Relations, and Serena Ehrlich, Director of Social and Evolving Media, Business Wire Every year, the teams at Business Wire look at changes in the industry that impact news release distribution and usage.

How Leading Companies Tie Employee Advocacy to Business Outcomes

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

Three big lessons I’ve learned from 10 years’ blogging as PR Warrior

PR Warrior

I recently notched up 10 years blogging under the PR Warrior handle. I like to joke that if every year in social and digital is like a ‘dog year’ (i.e. equivalent of 7 years), then I’ve been at this social media and content marketing caper for 70 years! But seriously, blogging regularly since 2007 has allowed me to… MORE. The post Three big lessons I’ve learned from 10 years’ blogging as PR Warrior appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young.

3 PR Moves to Make in 2017

Beyond PR

You don’t have to look far to see the added benefits of Public Relations. PR includes the creation and distribution of information, primarily in the form of stories, published or broadcast by mass media such as newspapers, magazines, television, blogs, podcast and radio.

Should You Issue a Press Release In a Crisis?

Melissa Agnes

Many organizations are still struggling with this old mindset of “we need to issue a press release in a crisis” And yet, issuing a press release can actually hinder your crisis management success. Tune in to this week’s #crisisready video to find out!

Why Employee Opinions Are Their Own…& a Reflection Of Your Brand

Cision

This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can’t Afford to Ignore. A brand is made up of the people who represent it.

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

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

Invest in Your Professional Development or Lose Your Job

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Corina Manea, Chief Community Officer for Spin Sucks, & Founder of NutsPR. Here we are, the second month of the year is almost gone. That begs the question how are you doing against your PR professional development goals you set (I hope) in January?

The Separation of Powers in Today’s Media Landscape

AirPR

As the countdown to the inauguration continues, I thought it would be fun — and hopefully a bit interesting — to have a little Government 101 refresh while simultaneously prompting you to think differently about the media world and all its various players.

Content, Links & Influencers

The Proactive Report

Creating content is one thing, getting it seen is another. It’s that ‘tree in the forest’ question: If you create the perfect piece of content and nobody sees it, does it matter? Distribution and amplification of your content is a vital part of your content strategy.

Our Take on the Latest PR Crises

Ron Torossian

Throughout the past month, the executives at 5W have repeatedly been approached by the media for our opinions on the major missteps made by a variety of widely recognized brands. Here’s a quick debriefing on the latest big brand scandals, and our take on each.

United Flies Into Another PR Storm

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The public relations team at United had probably just started to breathe easy after the infamous “leggings” crisis when a second PR disaster hit. And this one’s a doozy.

Media Monitoring is Not PR Measurement, And PR is More Than Media

SeeDepth

By Seedepth. There’s a lot of confusion in the market about PR analytics and measurement vs. media monitoring. There are also a lot of companies claiming to do PR analytics, yet focus on only one component of PR: media relations or media monitoring.

How to Write a Professional Press Release

Business Wire

This article details exactly what content should populate a press release and where it should be found within the release. Use the following as a template and make sure to amplify its message through the use of a commercial newswire such as Business Wire.

The pros and cons of ‘gating’ your premium signature content

PR Warrior

We’ve all been there. We see an interesting looking ebook or whitepaper or webinar replay promoted through social media; it catches our eye, we click on the link and are immediately taken to a landing page where a request is made for your email details before you can access the content. Usually all that is required is an… MORE. The post The pros and cons of ‘gating’ your premium signature content appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Content marketing David Meerman Scot

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4 Proven Tips to Consider for Your Content Marketing Strategy

Beyond PR

Do you know that at least 70 percent of B2B marketers will create more content in 2017 compared to 2016?