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B2B Public Relations: 7 tactics to pull more leads into the funnel

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Tweet If your organization’s marketing and public relations teams aren’t working hand in glove, you’re missing a key lead generation opportunity. That’s the word from three experts in B2B PR and marketing: Wendy Marx, president of Marx Communications , a B2B public relations firm; she blogs about B2B communications for Fast Company. blogger may grab an image.

How to Build Public Relations Media List [Video]

Vertical Response

In this installment of Tips in 2, our video series of helpful, two-minute small business marketing tips, Connie Sung Moyle, Public Relations Manager at VerticalResponse , shows you how build an effective media list quickly and easily. The post How to Build Public Relations Media List [Video] appeared first on VR Marketing Blog. All rights reserved.

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. Blogger outreach isn’t remotely sales or marketing, either, because the entire analog of blogger outreach is the PR pitch not the cold call.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

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!

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

Biznology

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.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

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. While I agree that the top-25-50 bloggers do deserve deep, long-term, and personal engagement, spending that sort of time, over time, on “everyone else” would take all the time in the universe.

Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

Biznology

I’ll be honest with you, relatively few companies can conduct a successful earned media influencer marketing campaign. Earned Earned media (or free media) refers to publicity gained through promotional efforts other than advertising, as opposed to paid media , which refers to publicity gained through advertising. That’s cool. It is like sales. Well, you can.

Blogger outreach is scary

Biznology

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. Publicly shamed, drawn, quartered and, finally, drummed out of the corps.

Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

Biznology

Almost three years ago I wrote  Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. Remember, if your campaign doesn’t check all the boxes of being a publicity, PR, or buzz campaign, it won’t work as an earned media campaign. It’s about relating, it’s about engaging. Ask for too much money (to make ’em go away, though they often pay). Payola, baby!

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. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham. Content Marketing Public Relations Social Media Marketing Andy Theimer David Meerman Scott Facebook grouphigh Long Tail Microsoft PowerPoint pinterest Slideshare twitter YouTub

How NOT to pitch a blogger

Biznology

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.

Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

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).

A sales pitch isn’t a relationship

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rarely accept such invitations, but I had worked with this particular public relations person several times before, and the topic of the conversation did look interesting. There are many more media outlets to follow, and bloggers introduce even more complexity. Public Relations Social Media/PR Traditional Marketing business relationship public relations sales pitch

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

Biznology

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. 

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! 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.

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The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

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.

How to pitch a blogger

Biznology

So last week, I told you how NOT to pitch a blogger in your PR outreach, so it raises the pregnant question of what exactly should you do? But because we so so many people who are afraid of blogger outreach, due to the scary situation that others have blundered into, I wanted to walk through our process to show you how it’s done. Just how do you pitch a 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. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham. Content Marketing Public Relations Social Media Marketing Andy Theimer David Meerman Scott Facebook grouphigh Long Tail Microsoft PowerPoint pinterest Slideshare twitter YouTub

Add For Immediate Release to your podcast queue

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76engage, an online public participation platform, 76insights, an analytics tool focusing on the resonance of social objects and gestures, and. Since 2005, he has blogged at ProPr.ca , and is co-host with Gini Dietrich and Martin Waxman of the Inside PR podcast , which, since its launch in March 2006, is now the second longest continuously running public relations podcast.

The Long Tail of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

That’s fair enough, and surely a common question, and a question we must address close to the beginning of every sales call we make at Abraham Harrison , when we propose blogger outreach to a prospective client. The top A-list blogs and bloggers are analogous to David Gelles and the top journalists the FT, the Times, Post and the Wall Street Journal. The Internet is such a gift. 

PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

Public relations is not what it used to be. Our vision is to evolve media relations into influencer relations professionals by managing relationships with hundreds of key influencers rather than just journalists. Influencer relations is a truly essential part of modern PR (we also offer a B2B influencer relations platform for PR practitioners). bekiweki.

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A course correction for influence marketing measurement

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

He is a pioneering podcaster and a prolific blogger. Here is some cool data from the Keller Fay Group that shows the relative impact of “influencers” versus other people who leave recommendations: Source Keller Fay Group webinar. I recently had a great conversation with Pierre-Loic Assayag of Traackr about the state of the nation on influence marketing. WHAAAAT? Very few.

3 Ways Social Media Adds Spice to Traditional Public Relations

KEO Marketing

Once upon a time, public relations was about getting coverage. As a result, PR teams must engage with those audiences by listening to them, responding, and participating in ongoing, completely public conversations. Influencers are people who, due to their blogs, books, or other form of public visibility, are considered trusted experts on a given topic. The reason?

DIY Digital PR (Online Engagement & Blogger Outreach)

Biznology

Yesterday’s Biznology® Webinar with Chris Abraham was all about blogger outreach and online engagement. He also tells how to find the right online influencers, bloggers, and the social media savvy. Create a blogger-optimized news release. Photo credit: zoxcleb. Did you build it and no one came? You must get out there, identify influencers, and engage with them.

The harsh marketing truth about online reviews

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Brooke Ballard  is an in-the-trenches digital marketer & owner at  B Squared Media , blossoming blogger, and  a purveyor of psychographics. Related Stories The state of the nation on SEO, content strategy and earned media Why Americans are secretly furious with marketers Facebook alternative network Ello turns nasty. Are those photoshopped? That can’t be real. AMAZING.

The Six Signs of an Authoritative Blog

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Identifying authoritative bloggers may be an essential way to grow your audience and promote your business. Do you have more tips (or signs) that guest bloggers can use to identify authoritative blogs? Related Stories The results are in: An experiment in social influence The New, Old Rules for Winning Fans and Influencing Followers The ultimate content marketing challenge.

Why you shouldn’t bring your social media (completely) in-house

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Blogger Outreach Blogging Community Manager Crisis Management Crisis Response Public Relations Social Media Marketing Business expert Facebook Marketing and Advertising social media twitter United States zappoPhoto credit: edrabbit. While “everyone” is on Facebook , social media is no longer a land of tinkerers, it’s a land of consumers.

One person can change the world. Thank you, Internet

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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.

Be a Big Fish in the Blogger Outreach Pond

Biznology

This is all according to your preference, but when it comes to a blogger outreach campaign, the decision is never so zero-sum, not nearly so either/or. In fact, most journalists and A-list bloggers glean their story ideas from the blogs they reach, from their influencers, blogs and bloggers who may well be less popular but are still highly influential. Do you have the kind of prior relationships with the top bloggers and journalists or do they not know you from Adam? Start small and grow to make blogger outreach work for you. Image via CrunchBase.

How to Handle a Crisis on Social Media

Vertical Response

At some point, every small business may have to deal with a public relations crisis. “When used correctly, social media can offer information to the public and give a positive voice to a company.” The best public relations move you can make during a PR crisis is to act quickly and responsibly. blogger chronicled the whole thing. Respond quickly.

6 ways to create content that will go viral

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When people can relate to apply what you write to their own lives, they are more likely to pass it along to others. If you found the perfect appetizer to serve at a party, or want to share the challenges of parenting a toddler, something you figure many people can relate to, write about it. Take a look at these 6 ways to create content that your readers will share. Like this post?

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Blogger Outreach Trend of 2014: Transition from Informal to Structure

WindMill Networking

While I think we will see a quite a few new trends in blogger outreach as brands are … Continue Reading Blogger Outreach Trend of 2014: Transition from Informal to Structure by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business - Maximize Social Business - Your Social Media for Business Resource. Blogger Outreach Blog blogger brand Interpersonal relationship outreach public-relations review Twitter

The slippery slope of influence marketing

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” Clearly, opportunities for bloggers will increase as brands recognize the benefits of aligning with people who are powerful online advocates. If brands become too exposed with too many bloggers, both parties will suffer. If the credibility of the blogger declines, the effectiveness of their advocacy is doomed. How did I get on their list? have no idea. Agree? Agree?

10 Strategies to Battle Content Shock

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Sponsored content — A range of alternatives ranging from paid news placements to paying bloggers for editorial space. Related Stories Six Arguments Against Content Shock Social Media Explained. In January, I wrote a post called Content Shock which explained that we are entering a new phase in the evolution of content-based marketing. Think about that for a moment. But what?

What’s Changed, What Hasn’t in Media Relations

Biznology

At the same time, the public relations tactics needed to sweet talk editors and writers into covering your news have remained surprisingly constant. Getting through and having a real opportunity to pitch your story remains the single biggest challenge in media relations. How is media relations changing – for better or worse – in your sector? Photo credit: lierne.

The secret to getting me to become your brand advocate

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For a blogger and a teacher, this is pure heaven! Last year a company threw a lavish dinner for a group of influential bloggers. Related Stories Should you make the leap into sponsored content? For a blogger and a teacher, this is pure heaven! Influence marketing is becoming shrill and annoying. This is a personal post. I am only speaking for myself. Make it real. There.

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Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss

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Related articles. Blogger Outreach Community Manager Content Marketing Internet Marketing Public Relations Social Media Marketing Brand Business Easter Bunny eBay Facebook Honey Badger linkedin marketing New York Stock Exchange social media social media marketingIn a social world, trapped customers scream loudly enough for everyone to hear. Or your village. Make it you.

Why you should consider centralizing your search keyword lists

Biznology

Chances are, a relatively small set of words are both relevant to your product offerings and your client’s needs. Media relations and PR professionals need the right keywords to know how to build more relevant press releases and build better anchor text in them. And bloggers , of course, need to know what words their audiences use to describe their pain points.

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity

Optimizing online visibility then requires the coordination of public relations (PR), content development, social networking, SEO, digital advertising and marketing communications efforts. What online publications do they read? Paid Presence (search engine ads, banner ads on trade or publication sites, social network ads). What groups do they belong to?)

The ole one two three four five six seven punch

Biznology

The same thing goes for public relations and marketing. We’re personally, by hand, reaching as far down the tech, app, and gadget A-list as possible, reaching hundred of bloggers and social media writers. If you reach out to someone with a great idea or fantastic offer via email and you don’t hear back, never assume you’ve been rejected. People are so busy.

If you perform only to an empty house your show will close

Biznology

Most of them skyrocketed as the direct result of some form of publicity campaign, be it grass roots or from an agency. This can include a long-tail blogger outreach campaign, it should include an A-list influencer outreach, be they on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, or wherever. Related articles. I am so impressed by how well brands are messaging these days. People

How the Long Tail AdWords Approach Works for Blogger Outreach

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Last week, I explained how to succeed with B-list bloggers, but maybe some of you aren’t convinced. So, this week, I want to draw an analogy to successful Google AdWords approaches so that you can see how to apply that same technique to blogger outreach. When it comes to reaching out to bloggers online, there’s a lot you can learn from Google AdWords. Long-tail blogger outreach is like long-tail Google AdWords advertising.  The same should be done with blogger outreach. These lessons map perfectly to blogger outreach. Image via CrunchBase.

Do you appreciate your blogger network?

Biznology

Last week, I talked about using the long tail of blogger outreach –the idea that you can’t pin your hopes for most public relations efforts on only the A-list bloggers. For blogger outreach to work, over and over, you need to be endlessly generous and endlessly appreciative. You need to make sure you’ve set up the pitch and the campaign.