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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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.

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

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 Hardest (and easiest) P.R. to Write

Flack's Revenge

I am sad to report that my father died suddenly on Sunday, after 86 years. He lived a great life and was very active right up until the end. My family was huddling at the funeral home, the day after, discussing the arrangements.

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?

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 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.

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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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.

PR Takeaways From The Eclipse

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There are lasting public relations lessons from large, newsmaking, once-in-a-lifetime events. Take this week’s solar eclipse, for example.

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.

6 Things for PR Pros to Remember When Pitching Journalists

PRSay

Twitter might be struggling, but at least one group still finds great value in it: journalists.

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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Connecting PR To Business Results

Shift Communications

One of the most common requests I’ve received in my work in public relations is, “ how do we connect our public relations efforts to business results? ”. This question – and its many variations – is a disguise for a much simpler question: How does PR help me make money / not get fired?

Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character

Cision

When it comes to marketing and branding, there’s a vast array of techniques to employ. Telling stories to sell brands is not a new idea, but the advent of social media has given businesses new ways to get those stories to potential customers.

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

Achieve better results with targeted news release distribution.

Seven Steps to Walk Through Your Fear

PR Expanded

A guest post by Ken Jacobs, Principal of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching. It may surprise you how much fear there is among the ranks of PR managers and leaders. As an executive coach to these executives, trust me on this. “I

How Content Makes Loyal Fans: Part One

The Proactive Report

Every person that has an interaction with your brand – whether it’s good, bad or indifferent – forms a perception about your brand. Every person in your company is a representative of the brand and now that we’re all online, that’s truer than ever.

Impress Your Execs With This New PR Metric: ROPRS

AirPR

An AirPR customer recently mentioned to me that they would be even more successful if they could report a PR metric comparable to “return on advertising spend” ( ROAS ), a key metric their advertising counterparts use when reporting to C-suite executives.

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.

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.

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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.

Which Social Media Marketing Measurements Matter Most

Business Wire

The digital revolution has brought upon a whole new world of platforms and analytics. Although it can get confusing when scrolling down a long list of numbers, it’s important to pay attention because some of those numbers can help amplify your social marketing efforts.

Game of Thrones Grammar Lesson

HMA Public Relations

The best recurring joke in the hit series, Game of Thrones, is about grammar - go figure! And Alison, self-proclaimed GOT and grammar nerd, couldn't be more tickled by this. Click below for more]. The post Game of Thrones Grammar Lesson appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

PERSONAL BRANDING: Why your online visibility matters

PR Warrior

In a connected world where people do their homework before doing business with you, how do you stack up? Does your online presence do the ‘professional you’ justice?

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