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The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

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. Earned media. The reason why I am having so much fun is because IFIC is really happy to just meet and greet and engage these bloggers.

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

Biznology

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). Share their posts on your personal social media profiles. But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life. Bloggers and their readers know each other. When

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. Back in 2006 I developed a strategy of blogger outreach that allowed my to reach out to more than just 25 top-tier bloggers by hand over time but to 2,500-5,000 bloggers.

The 28 Best Influencer Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Influencer marketing tools can help marketers identify the most relevant and engaging bloggers, journalists, and media outlets in their specific industry segments; reach out to them more effectively; automate low-level, repetitive tasks; and track and monitor results. Here are 28 of the best tools for influencer research and outreach. 1) Klout. 25) Cision Media Database.

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Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

Biznology

I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. In In the last decade I have seen social media marketing and digital PR mature as a practice, I have seen social media metrics and analytics evolve by leaps-and-bounds. For military bloggers, I need lists that are both American and also pro-military and pro-soldier. Tricky. Related articles.

Influencer marketing tools of the trade

Biznology

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! OK, now on to tools. personally love the invoicing and invoice tracking tool built in and one of my best partners uses Harvest and he makes me a lot of money ( follow the money ). My clients know it.

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Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class

Biznology

Blogger outreach tends to focus on only identifying and engaging top-25 influential bloggers. We collect every blogger who has ever had a thematic interest in our customers. Google Search  is the best tool to get a feel. Try out all the tools : it’s a buyer’s market. Social media is much bigger than Facebook. Bloggers are libertarian contrarians.

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How to engage bloggers down the long tail

Biznology

Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. Remember, each and every one of the billions of real social media profiles around the world represents one or more human souls. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham.

The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools

Webbiquity

There are also a number of tools that can be helpful with both content ideation and research. Here are 14 of the most useful tools for managing and executing the initial stages of content development. Best Content Planning Tools. 1) Trello. Sample review:  “Trello is a simple, yet effective project management tool following the agile development model. SmartBug Media.

10 Tools to Help Get More Social Media Traffic

WindMill Networking

In past blog posts, we’ve gone through tips on how to get more traffic from almost all major social networks – this month I’d like to share with you some of my favorite tools that can help you get more social media traffic more easily. 1. 10 Tools to Help Get More Social Media Traffic by Lilach Bullock - Maximize Social Business. Related Stories Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers Boost Credibility on Social Media with Customer Stories Blog + Social Media: Not Your Mom’s Donor Acquisition / Retention Plan.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? News can travel extremely fast through social media. blogger raises a question about your company’s financial outlook.

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Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

With the onslaught of social media in the last 10 years, the ever constant question is, what can it do for my business and my business blog? First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business? As of June 2011 Facebook has 750 Million users. Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S.

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

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Facebook just revamped its long-neglected Notes tool so it’ll allow you to publish Medium-like articles and blog posts to your already-existing friend network. There are many reasons you might log in to Facebook or Twitter, whether it’s to see new baby photos, read political rants from your ‘friends’, or just watch a few videos. Content Marketing Social Media

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. Aside from the obvious ones (like email and Twitter), your favorites might be anything from your blog's publishing calendar, to your online to-do list, to all your favorite social media button generators. What are some of the best websites that all bloggers should add to their bookmark bar? Safari.

24 Favorite Inbound Marketing & Digital Media Buying Tools That Don’t Include Google

NuSpark

Tools that Cover Search Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Conversion Rate, and Content. As a digital marketing lead generation strategist and online media buyer, you just can’t have enough tools to help manage my clients’ online activities.  So there are thousands of marketing tools; and am sure everyone has their favorites.  For this post I just wanted to share some of my favorite media and inbound marketing tools that make my job easier, and provide efficient use of my time, so I can spend more of that time with strategy and consultation.  AdReady.

Secrets of Busy Bloggers: 4 Social Media Time Savers

Writing on the Web

Many of my readers are busy professionals who don’t have a lot of time for blogging or social media. For those of you who have the bare minimum of time, and still want to get results, here are a few social media tips and tricks I’ve used. must be doing something right: these tips have resulted in new clients directly from Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn. 1. Use social media.

20 Ideas to super-charge your social media network

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Behind every social media strategy you must have a content plan and a network plan. In fact, if you are a new blogger or content creator you should probably spend MORE time on developing an audience than creating your content. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you have an unlimited ability to build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business. ” phase.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Social Media Measurement Strategy. Image credit: BundlePost.

Want to Create Awesome Content? Try These Seven Tools!

Webbiquity

Bloggers, website owners, marketers, and article writers have one main concern on their minds: how can they create more content in a shorter period of time? Here’s a great resource on content marketing and a general introduction infographic, and below are seven tools that will help you create masterful content. Have you tried these seven tools? Guest post by Linda Craig.

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Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. So I asked Facebook expert Annalaura Brown to write this guest post. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook. Facebook. 1.       Use the networked blogs application. Blog this on Blogger.

How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail

Biznology

Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. Remember, each and every one of the billions of real social media profiles around the world represents one or more human souls. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham.

5 Essential tools to attract a relevant audience to your blog

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Let’s look at five great social media tools to ensure you attract a relevant audience to your blog posts. 1. SocialBro is a social media management tool.  Action:  Consider SocialBro or similar tools to work out the best time to tweet. 2. Action: Add your latest blog post to your signature using Wisestamp or similar tool. 4.  But it does make sense!

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. Of the hundreds of third party Twitter tools out there, which are really worth utilizing? Discover the answers to those questions and many more here in 45 of the best guides to Twitter tips, tools and tactics of the past year.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. Both are critical tools for dealing with bad news or crisis situations. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts. Share this on Facebook. Digg this!

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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. While prospective buyers are using search and social to research products and services before making purchase decisions, marketers and PR professionals can use those same tools to research buyer wants and needs. And…even social media itself.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of? Social Media Marketing Guides.

22 Free Content Marketing Tools To Drive Your Content Marketing Plans

B2B Marketing Insider

And lucky for all of us, there are plenty of free content marketing tools to help drive your content marketing plans, no matter what size business you are in. Here I have listed my favorite free content marketing tools to help you assess your current ranking on the important keywords your potential buyers are using. BuzzSumo  is another tool I use almost every single day.

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Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media

Biznology

It’s happened like this over and over: photography, filmmaking, recording, radio, television, computing, the Internet , message boards, blogging, and now social media. Amateur radio reminds me of what it was like being a blogger in the late 90s using tools like Greymatter , Zope , and Pyra Labs (pre-Blogger). billion monthly active users of Facebook do engage, OK?

25 ideas for your social media network strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. In fact, if you are a new blogger or content creator you should probably spend MORE time on developing an audience than creating your content. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you can build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back. But a network plan?

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? Can social media ROI really be measured? What to do?

Social media giants tighten their grip on small content producers

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The digital age is supposed be the era of the solopreneur, allowing ordinary human content producers like you and me to start their own online media empire. The promise was: Be passionate, work your face off, and you can create your one (wo)man media empire. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can shut you down without explanation. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

Hubspot

A lot of words have been added to the dictionary over the past few decades thanks to social media, but few have become so widely used and accepted as "hashtag.". While hashtags were originally made famous by Twitter , they're now used on many major social networks, including Facebook and Instagram. How Hashtags Work On Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. February 5, 2016.

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

delicious b2bmarketing

Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. It doesn’t have the advanced functionality of Tweetdeck (such as cross-posting to Facebook), but it’s so easy-to-use that it’s my favorite Twitter app.

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23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity

The audiences, topics, tools, and tactics employed in PR have evolved. But it’s not merely about using social media platforms and outreach; as one of five pillars in the web presence optimization framework , PR now impacts SEO, content marketing, website design, and other marketing disciplines. Is blogger outreach still an effective PR strategy? Image credit: PRNews.

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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Which are the most helpful third-party tools for Twitter? Get the answers to these questions and more here in some of the best Twitter guides, tips and tools of the past year. 40 useful things you can share on Twitter besides blog posts by Social Media Today. Really Cool Things About the New Twitter by Social Media Today. by Sexy Social Media. Twitter Tools.

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity

Take advantage of free or low-cost blog tools and resources? Guidance for New Bloggers. 20 Common Mistakes Made By New Bloggers by Ink Rebels. 12 things every business blogger should know how to do by Ragan’s PR Daily. 26 Ways to Enhance Your Blog Content by Social Media Examiner. 21 Ways Bloggers Engage by Heidi Cohen. Blogging Tools and Resources.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. ” Social Media Tools.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? Effectively connect with bloggers and other key online influencers in your industry? Which online tools are most helpful for PR pros? Get the answers to all of these questions and more here in some of the best social PR guides, tips and tools of the past year. Interactive PR Guides, Tips and Tools. Share this on Facebook.

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What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity

simple tool like Google Alerts would pick up most stray citations. The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. rapidly proliferating collection of tools are being developed to meet the need. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Media Monitoring. Share this on Facebook. No more.

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