The state of earned media blogger outreach
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting. Blogger outreach isn’t remotely sales or marketing, either, because the entire analog of blogger outreach is the PR pitch not the cold call.
Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns
DECEMBER 3, 2013
I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. In And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? I was comparing them to the cost of hiring a team of people to do all of the work by hand. For military bloggers, I need lists that are both American and also pro-military and pro-soldier.
The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on
MARCH 8, 2016
I stared my first blogger outreach agency back in 2006. Ten years on, the state of the union of blogger outreach is good for brands and agencies but great for the bloggers and online influencers. Tell anyone that you’re a blogger or a podcaster and you’ll know what I mean. Blogger Outreach is Hard. Blogging Isn’t Cool. Blogging is Hard. Groan.
Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch
MARCH 22, 2016
And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life. Both bloggers and online influencers have real relationships with their readers and fans. And tweet it.
The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach
JULY 3, 2012
I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? wherein I suggested that some bloggers are kinda jerks because they lead any blogger outreach with “here’s my advertising packet.” Bloggers, in fact, are the victims and we digital and PR agencies are the perps. If you’re in your mid- to late-30s — or even 40s, gah!
How to engage bloggers down the long tail
APRIL 8, 2014
Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham. In a post-Internet world, this is best handled online, for efficiency’s sake. It’s free and online so register ! Now that’s when the magic starts happening.
Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome
JUNE 21, 2016
If you have widgets to hand out to bloggers, YouTubers , Instagrammers, and top Vine, SnapChat , and Periscope rockstars , but you’d better be ready for some serious noes. rate card is generally the way a smart blogger or online influencer says no. Long gone are the days when you can be lazy when it comes to blogger outreach and influencer marketing. That’s cool.
Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well
JULY 5, 2016
As I mentioned last month in Influencer Marketing Tools of the Trade , Dan Krueger and I are in the midst of an earned-media blogger outreach campaign on behalf of Skinny & Co. We just finished our first week and we’ve already delivered products to 47 bloggers and have another 60 queued up for delivery this week — and we’ve only reached out once so far.
Influencer marketing is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration
AUGUST 16, 2016
Last night I had the honor of dusting off my trusty old long tail earned media blogger outreach deck and updating it for the new world of earned media influencer marketing for the lovely Brigitte Winter and her Georgetown School of Continuing Studies students. Blogger outreach tends to focus on only identifying and engaging top-25 influential bloggers. Waiting for class.
Blogger outreach is scary
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Unlike a few years ago, today everyone at least pays lip service to reaching out to bloggers the same we PR people have always reached out to mainstream media. But I am still surprised that many companies don’t do blogger outreach, even today. Simply put, blogger outreach is scary. It is a case of the abuser blaming the victim, the blogger. Image via Wikipedia.
Today’s online influencers are wicked tough
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Back in 2006 when I started doing online public relations, blogger outreach was a minefield. 2006 was an amazing time: it was both the heyday of blogging — remember the midterm elections of 2006, ten years ago today, and remember how influenced the 2004 elections were influenced by these newfangled things called blogs and bloggers? Landmine? Solid ground? They know the lingo.
Micro-influencer marketing is the new long tail
OCTOBER 11, 2016
I have been doing long-tail blogger outreach since 2006. Chicago Running Bloggers via Instagram. hope we covered everything — there were so many and not all of our amazing bloggers reported each and every social share with us explicitly. Ten years later, I am still at it in earnest. The rise of ‘micro-influencers’ on Instagram. Candid Belle via Blog Post.
Chris Abraham joins Cindy Crescenzo and Steve Farnsworth on FIR with Shel Holtz
DECEMBER 6, 2016
About today’s panel: Chris Abraham , digital strategist and technologist, is a leading expert in digital: search engine optimization (SEO), online relationship management (ORM), Internet privacy, and online public relations with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement, and Internet crisis response. Episode 64 of the #FIR podcast is up. Is it time to stop measuring engagement
Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising
APRIL 5, 2016
Almost three years ago I wrote Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. And, if you can’t convince the blogger or social media influencer that what you bring to the table today, via email or DM, is a win-win-win, then you’ll end up with goose eggs. Ask for too much money (to make ’em go away, though they often pay). Payola, baby! But I sure as hell do now!
The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Over the last five years that Abraham Harrison has been pitching bloggers on behalf of clients, we have learned a thing or two about how best to reach bloggers, how to engage them, how to get them to carry our client’s message to their readership. Whether we’re doing an outreach to the bloggers of mainstream media and celebrity blogs or to someone who has just set up a blog for the first time, it all begins with the message model. Bloggers don’t trust PR firms. We We don’t take the blogger’s interest in our pitch for granted.
Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers
APRIL 22, 2016
The D-List bloggers! And those D-list bloggers influence the C-List, who influences the B-List, and then the A-List. The post Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers appeared first on Biznology. Admit it. You look at those stories in Huffington Post and Mashable and ask yourself, “Why isn’t my company getting their message in there?” Like this post?
My Best Biznology Blog Posts of 2016
DECEMBER 27, 2016
The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on. Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch. Everyone’s doing clip shows this late into the year. think I’ll predict the future right after I attend Renaissance Weekend this week in Charleston, SC. Maybe by the 3rd I’ll know what the future may bring. My Best Biznology Blog Posts of 2016.
Are you taking advantage of B2B marketing data?
APRIL 20, 2016
So, perhaps you might think that I didn’t have much to learn when I picked up B2B Data-Driven Marketing by fellow Biznology blogger Ruth Stevens and Theresa Kushner. Frequent readers know that most of my marketing experience is B2B rather than B2C, and that virtually everything I do is data driven. Wrong. And that was just in the first couple of chapters.). Like this post?
It’s normal to be bad before you’re good
AUGUST 23, 2016
” You’re your own barrier to entry: all your favorite bloggers, writers, editors, designers, vloggers, and podcasters were bad at first. attended Ira Glass ‘ talk at Wolf Trap last Saturday and my take-away is : it’s normal to be bad before you’re good. used to be a photographer and, to be honest, real shooters use the best cameras and lenses they can easily afford.
Add For Immediate Release to your podcast queue
JANUARY 5, 2016
Chris Abraham , digital strategist and technologist, is a leading expert in digital: search engine optimization (SEO), online relationship management (ORM), Internet privacy, and online public relations with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement, and Internet crisis response. So, it was an honor to be included. Will this help or hinder the growth of the category?
Influencer marketing tools of the trade
JUNE 14, 2016
So, since blogger outreach is at the top of mind, I thought I would talk a little bit about the tools of the trade — what we use to stoke excitement about our clients! have never successfully sorted out how to use their campaign tools but when it comes to hunting down a lot of topical bloggers that I could either upload to Traackr or GroupHigh or or hand over to my human research team.
The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. The argument generally goes as follows: if you send thousands of email pitches to topically- and demographically-relevant bloggers and online influencers in one go, you’re spamming. This is not to say this sort of quantum blogger outreach is easy. Image via Wikipedia.
Do-it-yourself influencer marketing
MARCH 23, 2016
We’ll cover A-list and long-tail outreach, bloggers, journalists, and social media influencers across different platforms, and discuss what does and doesn’t work in earned media and how to pay-to-play if you’re not getting results. Chris Abraham’s latest webinar was about influencer marketing. You built it, where are they? Content marketing is expensive in time and cash.
What is Social Media Marketing?
DECEMBER 2, 2014
” Previously limited only to bloggers, influence marketing has widened the angle of its lens to realize that there are all sorts of influentials all over the Internet. These days, Influencer Marketing includes Blogger Outreach and even specialties like Message Board Marketing. For years, I struggled to explain to my mom what I do for a living. development (is anyone listening?),
Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?
JUNE 26, 2012
My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media. I may well be mistaken. That’s all well and good but it is not blogger outreach. ” (Wikipedia). Right?
Influencer marketing should not be about collecting influencers
MARCH 15, 2016
Brands consider it threatening to their own equity but it’s much easier for people to connect than a brand and a person even if the person is a citizen journalist cum blogger. And since I have been hawking my wares on the Interwebs since 1993, bloggers don’t have to work very hard at all to check me out verify that what I say is true. ” Influencers are people too.
I’m an influencer, pay me more!
JULY 26, 2016
About the panel: Chris Abraham , digital strategist and technologist, is a leading expert in digital: search engine optimization (SEO) , online relationship management (ORM), Internet privacy, and online public relations with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement, and Internet crisis response. Lucky for me, a major focus of our time together was influencer marketing.
Google is a lying liar that lies
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
I’m going to get a lot of blowback for this. The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not. You still need to write for robots – Google is smart. And Google acts pretty dumb.
Janet Thaeler & Maryanne Conlin on Influencer Marketing
AUGUST 2, 2016
For two reasons: 1) you can relate to how shitty being blogger can be, especially based on how crappy a lot of pitchers, brands, and marketers are on a day-to-day basis, especially in your INBOX. 2) you can always lead that you’re a fellow blogger and include all of your mad social media and blog bonafides in your pitch. Influencers Are Shifting from Blogs to Social Media.
One person can change the world. Thank you, Internet
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
People are transitioning, en masse, from makers to consumers, from bloggers to readers, from YouTubers to commenters. Start with WordPress.com or Blogger and start writing. Top redditors may well hold more power in the world than top YouTubers and bloggers. And another word for lurker is “reader,” is “follower,” is “fan.” Right now.
Your website is wearing mom jeans and shoulder pads
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Reputation management is much hotter than ever, search engine optimization (SEO) is no longer considered snake oil, and blogger PR and social marketing. Too many people in this game have been burnt themselves by the surprised cat named Google, Blogger, Influencer, Twitterati, ending up scratched, bitten, and shamed. The Language of Business is Moving Faster Than You Are.
Why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn?
MARCH 10, 2015
If you’re already a blogger, do it now. Last week I wrote Medium is the Messenger , where I asked why aren’t you cross-posting on Medium.com ? Well, if you aren’t already, why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn? On Medium, I have a potential readership of 4.8k Why Wait? Hello, Are You Still Here? The LinkedIn Publishing Platform is Easy to Use. Go Do It Now.
Advertising methods are too ephemeral
JUNE 3, 2014
This is both the sort of thing that Google loves — it is SEO catnip — and it is just the sort of content that flows, both upstream to A-list bloggers and to mainstream media and down to your readers, aggregators, and to other bloggers and other blogs. I tell anyone who will listen to me that the current crop of advertisement methods is too short-lived.
Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?
APRIL 21, 2015
Blogger. Back on Feb 3, 2015, I told you why you need a mobile-native website today — now, it’s more like you need a mobile-native website today ! Literally. If your site isn’t mobile-native today, April 21, 2015, you might lose a little under 50% of all of your search traffic. Starting today. You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST.
5 of my favorite productivity apps
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
For example, if you create this subject line: Subject: 1U App response @gerris #1uapp #1u #blogger #influencer #reply. The note that’s created would be titled “1U App response” and it would be filed under the Gerris notebook and the note would be tagged with #1uapp #1u #blogger #influencer #reply, which could and should help you find that note later. So, here we go.
How NOT to pitch a blogger
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Last week, I talked about how blogger outreach is scary , and I talked about why this fear exists for most people before they start talking to bloggers. In great measure, these fears exist because of the horror stories that have resulted from wrong-headed approaches. Bloggers will always call you out if they sense you’re just calling it in. Tweet This Post.
Social Media is a life sentence
MARCH 11, 2014
You, neophyte content marketer , beginner business blogger, tiny tweeter, petite Plussers, fascinated Facebooker , will jump-in feet-first, pour all of your time and attention into it, loose yourself into the bottomless pit of want known as social, and then become exhausted, dejected, ignored, unfulfilled, and spent with nothing to show for it — well before your half-year anniversary.
IF you haven’t THEN you should use IFTTT for social
JULY 7, 2015
IFTTT can stalk your phone, your behavior on Twitter , Instagram , Bitly, Blogger, Buffer, Delicious, Facebook , Facebook Pages, Feedly, Fitbit , Flickr, Foursquare, your iOS or Android GPS location , LinkedIn , Pocket, Reddit, SoundCloud , Tumblr, Twitter, Withings, and even Yo (and so many more, I just cherry-picked). Share new Blogger blog posts to Facebook. Tweet Happy New Year!
Remember to market to your own influencer network
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Here are some blog posts I have written on the subject over the last couple weeks: Earned media blogger outreach is alive and well! I really love influencer marketing. Too much. So much, in fact, that I often forget to do the sales and business development work required to keep Gerris Corp moving forward. An army runs on its stomach and a company runs on its revenue. What Is Contactually?
My PocketCHIP is a portable Linux box
JUNE 28, 2016
OK, I feel like I have lanced the boil that has built up from not being a geek since 2006, so I’ll return to the world of blogger outreach, influencer marketing, online relationship management, SEO, and social media strategy. My first job after college was managing a room full of Sun SPARC Solaris pizza boxes. Then I saw that a company called Next Thing Co. But, oh, the PocketCHIP!