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PRMM Interview 20 with Tom Pick on Digital Marketing

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Telling people very quickly when they hit your site what do you do, who do you do it for, why are you the best at it. This week, I had the opportunity to interview digital marketing expert Tom Pick for PRMM Interview #20. Briefly, Tom is an independent digital marketing consultant, focused on helping B2B technology clients improve their online visibility and business results.

PRMM Interview #20: Silvia Pellegrini

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My last PRMM interview was back in 2011! I’m restarting my interview series to bring insights and best practices from individuals across the marketing and technology industries. In this edition, I interviewed Silvia Pellegrini, founder of Events Uncovered TV , on the success of her event industry interviews, how she invites guests, and  her advice to anyone seeking to start a video interview series. You’ve published over 200 videos in just two years! What do you attribute to your productivity and success? I can’t take all the credit. My advice is simple. Go for it!

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Presentation 101: The Brilliance of Speaking Simply

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Marketing Public Relations Virtual Meetings/Events best practices presentation President Clinton speakerThe last two weeks has been a master class on how to present brilliantly or poorly as that may be. While I am admittedly a Democrat and mainly watched the Democrat National Conference, my points are not based on party affiliation. And the single quality that all memorable speakers have?

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The 5 W’s of Content Marketing

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It starts with understanding the 5 “W’s” of Content: Who will consume the content I’m creating; What type of content will resonate best with that person; Why are they motivated to seek out my content in the first place; Where will that content be for them to easily find it; so. Via Flickr Leol30. When they are searching or looking for that content, your content is front and center.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

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PRMM Interview #23: Michael Shapiro on pitching media

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You can follow up over email as well and we try our best to respond. I had the pleasure to sit down with Michael Shapiro, Senior Editor of Meetings and Conventions magazine. trade journalist for about 15 years, Michael has worked with many marketing and PR professionals. Here’s a summary of our conversation: 00:51: What tips do you have for people seeking to pitch journalists?

Lessons in Customer Engagement by Laz-Z-Boy and Build-A-Bear

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The best part, allowing the child (ahem this 40ish female) to step on the pedal to bring their animal to life. I can imagine the joy as a child sees the shape forming as the stuffing is blown into the shell. Over the past two weeks, I’ve been awed as a consumer by how two stores have focused on the customer experience – La-Z-Boy and Build a Bear. Yes you read that correctly.

Sometimes “Sorry” Is the Best PR

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Believe it or not, some of my best evaluations have come from conferences that couldn’t catch a break. By Spud Murphy via Flickr. My apologies – this was a guest post by Alli Gerkman when I was on vacation. That’s the funny thing about blogging. Usually, things go seamlessly (or almost seamlessly–it’s hard to imagine a completely error-free event ). Indeed.

The Best Time for a Webinar?

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Ken Molay of The Webinar Blog poses an interesting question - are our assumptions about when to schedule a webinar rational?  .  . Currently, most webinars are scheduled from Tuesday - Thursday to capture the largest number of viewers. But why are Monday and Friday ignored? Ken wants to hold this survey to see what you - people who attend webinars - truly think.  .

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

idea that marketers are still searching for the best way to link their. to create content are beginning to learn how to best spend their sacred budgets. likely need some of the resources afforded to those best-in-class brands—a stable supply of time, money, and analytics that take the guesswork out of their jobs. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. content. 68% 16.7%

#mptech Guy Kawasaki Keynote and 6 Twitter Tips

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This means more chances to work with the best entrepreneurs, and better odds that I'll be part of something meaningful. 2. Everyone knows that I love startups. love working up logic models and key metrics on a whiteboard. love brainstorming on product. even love sitting on the floor with a stickered laptop at SXSW. Intel Capital is digging in to this area. Not in my experience. BONUS!

Email and Event Marketing on Facebook Doesn’t Work

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Personally, the best thing is to ask those on your email lists if they would like to be contacted via Facebook – this way, they opt in for your Facebook communications. Outside of some close friends, one of the little known secrets about me is that I used to salsa dance. Not only did I enjoy dancing, I also competed in group and couples competitions. At least I thought I did. Conclusions.

Social Marketing Strategy 101: Are you ready?

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If not, then maybe starting a blog isn’t the best venue for you but maybe where you can post occasional presentations and white papers. Previously, I highlighted how I used social media. One challenge for many marketers isn’t how to get started, rather it’s how to delegate your time to make the most out of your social marketing. What are your objectives? Who’s doing the work?

Marketing and Public Relations – Nothing but lies?

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My husband likes to say that marketing and public relations is about who lies the best. Our job is to present our companies or clients in the best possible light. Note:  This past year has been one of reflection regarding family, friends and career, especially in light of what happened earlier this year. Thank you in advance for your support and comments as I explore these topics.  .

Three Tips for Your YouTube Video

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You may have the best content but if the person is unable to deliver it convincingly and in an engaging way, people may stop the video and go elsewhere.  . Click on the image to play the video. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been experimenting more with video. It’s visual and can communicate a lot in a short span of time. The Quality Vs. Content Dilemma. Engaging Spokesperson.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

from the best practices we learned from our own. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY11 A clear sense of identity is what categorizes the best. The late, great David Carr put it best when he said, “Creating. we’ve found putting our readers first is the best way to. ROI Best practices for tying content to business results. All rights reserved. So was I.

Is Twitter Just a Popularity Contest?

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Which was the best? I've been thinking about this recently. notice that certain folks seem to have very active, two-way conversations or multi-person chats on Twitter. Sometimes, I engage in a conversation with someone about an upcoming event or meeting up.  . What I'm talking about are the extensive conversations amongst multiple folks. then tried a very unscientific experiment.

Hello, My Name is Cece and I'm a Control Freak

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don't consider myself the best writer but there are those of you who still have that manuscript tucked away in your desk. Admit it. If you're in PR, you're probably a control freak. Come on, the first step in recovery is admitting that you have a problem. It took me over 10 years, and I can now calmly stand before my fellow PR colleagues, "My name is Cece and I'm a control freak." OCD bad.

Let the 2008 Trend Lists Begin

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Facebook is probably the best default for this as you can maintain the invites and funnel interesting tidbits related to a specific industry/company for story ideas. It's that time of year when reporters, bloggers and companies take out their crystal ball to predict trends for 2008. The question is how does this truly impact PR? Top media coverage now extends from traditional media (i.e.

PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: November 21, 2007

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You never know who will become your best customers.   . Here is this week's of interesting articles. Have a great Thanksgiving. Yum Yum, I can taste them giblets now! =) You can click on the Weekly Articles tag for previous issues or subscribe to the Weekly Articles Feed : The Power of 150. or Not? Have in Common? Check out this humorous history lesson from mrontemp blog. SMRs for New PR ?

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

latest trends, and the ones with the best reputations. where to source the best freelancers. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.comBy Jordan Teicher Content. Marketing. 2016 STAFFING, MEASUREMENT, AND. EFFECTIVENESS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY 2Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry I. Introduction II. Methodology III.

Tracking RSS Feeds

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I'm still learning about FeedBurner and will provide a follow-up post on how to best set up the RSS feed. A couple of months ago, we added RSS feeds to our press room , providing our website visitors an opportunity to receive updates about our company. Though it's important to syndicate/distribute news via RSS, I quickly realized that I needed to track this as well. Much better than I can.

Cash for Clunkers, Ford, EV Vehicles and Scott Monty

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We learned that of all the pick-up trucks, the Ford Ranger is best for EV conversion because of the truck width and carriage is ideal for adding batteries. While we may be the exception to the rule, I found it interesting that Ford Rangers are the best for EV conversions (Ford, are you listening?) And finally, it will be interesting to see if Ford’s own social media best practices will filter down to the sales associates and dealer networks working directly with customers.  . Not the truck we bought. We went used instead. Fast forward 7 months. Cash for Clunkers Program.

Sourcing Leads from Twitter: Good, bad and ugly

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While I do see Twitter becoming a real-time source for sales leads, especially when directly related to your product and services, I think there are some best practices to follow: Reference Source: As the sales person acknowledged, he/she forgot to highlight that this was based on my Twitter posting. In the end, just because you track down a possible lead on Twitter, Linkedin, or some other way, there are certain best practices that sales folks need to practice. To protect the innocent, the email started: Cece, thank you for your interest in [company]. The response?:

Social Media and Customer Service

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As Alli Gerkman wrote recently, “Sometimes ‘Sorry’ is the Best PR&#. I noticed this series of tweets with Chris Heuer, Social media Club Founder , on Twitter the last couple of days. Before I continue, I do want to disclose that I was previously employed with the company that Chris is referencing in his tweets. The purpose of this post is to solely highlight the increased use of social media for sales, customer service, and customer feedback. By recognizing these two points, the company would have acknowledged their mistake.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY5 Matthews quickly convinced Marriott he was the best. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 1: Evangelizing Content and Setting Yourself Up for Success Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. brands.

Tiananmen Remembered – 20 Years Later

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In a way, they are the best in our profession – the ability to control a message and put out the one that they want. By Grant Neufeld via Flickr. When Tiananmen happened, I was just a college freshman – fresh-eyed and away from home the first time in my life. I was just exploring my identity – second generation Chinese born to immigrant parents, seeking to understand how I fit into the world. The incidents in Tiananmen were eye-opening, shocking and maddening at the same time. Fast forward 20 years. The anniversary sort of crept up on me. In 1989, this wasn’t the case.

SiriusDecisions Reseach: Implications for B2B Marketers

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Per a press release by Sirius Decisions, the research finds that best-in-class companies are “…rejecting a ‘defensive posture’ by still working to close deals or at least lay groundwork for future business despite buyer anxiety and retrenchment,&# notes Alden Cushman, SiriusDecisions’ research director and benchmarking analyst.&#. The goal is to position the company for when the economic upswing happens. Key points in the release included: 44 percent to reduce marketing spend for 2009. 25 percent will report flat spending. What does this mean for you?

PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: November 15, 2007

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Best Buy and Customer Service in the Same Sentence? But who knows, maybe Best Buy will start with business customers, which may slowly invade the in-store experience. Technorati Tags: Best Buy , blog ethics , conversational marketing , Customer Service , inmedia , media lists , LinkedIn , Paul Dunay , press conference , Scoble , social media , social networks , tagging , Todd Defren My apologies - I am having the damndest time getting the links to work. MarketingPilgrim writes about a good customer experience. Nahhh - I was just kidding! Link edIn for the Unconnected?

Brave New World of Media Pitching: Facebook

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think Lewis Green of BizSolutionsPlus said it best in his response: “I think LinkedIn and Plaxo Pulse are better social networking sites for non-invasive marketing and PR, which is the only way we should be promoting our brands within the social networking and social media worlds. I have only been on a Facebook for a year or so. mainly use it to keep in touch with personal connections, and rarely use it for professional reasons. With that said, I do see the potential of Facebook from a PR perspective: Fan Club or Group?: Groups have membership limits while fans clubs don’t.

2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study

To build a world-class marketing program, it's crucial to compare yourself to the best performers - but competitor data can be scarce

Can You Survive the Truck Test?

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Not only does your team want to express their best wishes for a speedy recovery but also will help minimize confusion as to 1) what happened, 2) when is he/she coming back and 3) who is handling his/her responsibilities in the meantime.  .   When I was with Niehaus Ryan Wong, we used to have this saying, "If a truck, God forbid, hit one of your team members, what would you do?"  . Yes, not a pleasant thought, but this did happen to me. No, not the truck =), a broken and dislocated ankle. What has that person be working on? Here are three things for surviving the truck test:  .

My Biggest Influencers

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My best friend, Danielle - I've known Danielle since my freshman year in college. Paul Dunay of Buzz Marketing for Technology tagged me for a meme about my biggest influencers. Here are my biggest influencers: My Grandmother (photo)- As I mentioned in an earlier post , my grandmother passed away in September. She was such a vibrant woman who took care of her children and grandchildren. She embodied what a strong woman is - she came from a small village in China and emigrated to the States. She was always there - caring and loving. She was my grandmother. My Parents - It's so funny.

PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: December 14, 2007

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Seems like Scott Adams of Dilbert fame is realizing that a blog may not be the best outlet for achieving his goals. Better late than never - here is this week's of interesting articles. You can click on the Weekly Articles tag for previous issues or subscribe to the Weekly Articles Feed :  . What Consumers Really Use Media - Via KD Paine's blog , I saw this tidbit about Ketchum's new survey. The survey highlights where consumers turn to for information and advice. Refresher Course for Blogging - Robin Good posts this primer from Joshua Porter. Joshua provides his nine tips for blogging.

PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: November 8, 2007

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When New Best Practices are Old - CK brings up a good point about a recent B2B marketing best practices report that was just published. From her perspective, these reports merely add to the echo chamber of what is believed to improve a product launch, versus truly unveiling best practices on what is happening around us. She plans to unveil her top ten best practices shortly. Here is this week's of interesting articles. Maybe transparency and conversation is currency for this economy. Hmmm, consider buying some Dell stock.    . Very nifty indeed.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

them the best rather than reaching for more eyeballs. the workforce around social business best practices. in training to enable their teams to make the best use of these new capabilities. technology will determine the best time and day to deliver the message. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. know which half." Everything is now measurable. Look for.

PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: November 29, 2007

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Hallelujah - The Truth About PR "Relationships" - I read a few PR agency blogs and in media is one of the best. Here is this week's of interesting articles. You can click on the Weekly Articles tag for previous issues or subscribe to the Weekly Articles Feed :  . The Blog Bubble? - R. Scott Raynovich of Light Reading has an interesting post on Internet Revolution. Raynovich believes that there will be a crash in blogs in terms of how one can make money and continue drawing an audience. Sorry Mellennials, the world doesn't revolve around you!  .

PR Pitch Review: Advanta’s Ideablob Part 2

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The info is spotty at best and may improve as more people participate. I previously posted about the PR pitch and program around Advanta's site. As part of the email I received, Advanta representative Erick also asked for my opinion about the site. Ideablob is a site where entrepreneurs can submit business ideas for review. The unique aspect is that $10,000 is awarded to the idea that receives the most number of votes by registered users. Each user is allowed only one vote per month and once during the final monthly showdown. User Profiles. Explore. Advise. Final Analysis.

PRMeetsMarketig Weekly Digest: October 25, 2007

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Take this piece of advice, when you have pocket Aces, don't assume that slow playing is the best strategy!  . Granted, the RSS feed for the group seemed inconsistent at best.  . Personally, this was the best thing Apple could do. Who would've thought a $15 billion valuation for Facebook? figured so many people are blogging about this that there's no need to include in this weeks digest. Here's your Weekly Digest:  . It's the Positive that Counts. David Meerman Scott writes an interesting post about the power "negative" headlines to drive traffic on your website. It's a BBS.

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Where Dell Succeeds, Citibank Fails

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still don't understand how they are voted one of the best.  . As people who have read my blog, I have a bone to pick with Citibank regarding their email marketing tactics and, in my opinion, poor customer service (see here and here ). Mack Collier at The Viral Garden wrote about Dell's turnaround in the social medium. If only Citibank could follow suit. Simple ways to provide better service and participate:  . Monitor and respond to any posts about Citibank. Respond to snail mail letters with a letter, email or phone call. Obviously, this didn't work either.

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

approach delivers the best results: Target a primary and. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 3 II. Adopting a Winning Perspective 7 III. Back at GE and in. conference.