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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. The secret to my success has been to be a lot more selective in the clients I’m willing to work with. unless.” Yeah, infographics!

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

Biznology

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. What My Clients Have Taught Me about Blogger Outreach (business2community.com). Tricky.

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!

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. Paul Wilberforce is a professional social media marketer working with clients around the United Kingdom. A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media  and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity

Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. It’s also challenging to do well.

10 Tips for Developing Better Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

Do you feel like your blogger outreach strategy lacks some oomph? Or maybe you are working on an influencer marketing strategy but something just doesn’t feel quite right? My career centers around working with bloggers and becoming a go-to source for blogger outreach advice. The following ten tips, I assure you, will take any blogger … Continue Reading. 10 Tips for Developing Better Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Related Stories Is it Time for a Blogger Outreach Tool? Blogger Outreach

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

Hubspot

Brainstorming topic ideas, writing, editing, proofreading, publishing, promoting -- it’s a lot to ask from a handful of writers who have a plate full of client work to do. Whether you know it or not, every person that works for you is a potential blogger. You’ve been writing blogs for a while, so you know what you like and what works. Set Your Bloggers Free.

The evolution of a blogger

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You follow that advice, almost to the letter and it actually works.  You also bring to your work a naiveté and a much needed fresh perspective that comes with a lack of experience. And this formula works to a certain degree, until you realize that being a mechanic isn’t particularly unique and you’re just part of the echo chamber.  The Novice. The Mechanic. The Artist.

Working With Bloggers to Promote Your Brand for the Holidays

WindMill Networking

Two thirds of […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+ | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn | Working With Bloggers to Promote Your Brand for the Holidays by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach It seems that every food and beverage comes in a pumpkin flavor variety and sidewalks are scattered with leaves that make an awesome extra crunchy sound. For many people this means Fall is here!

Have You Hugged Your Blogger Today?

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Over the past few years I have had the pleasure to get to know many of the great marketing bloggers I admire so much. Most bloggers do the work out of love, passion, and a drive to make a difference … not for money. love blogging, but as you can imagine, it’s a ton of work. ” Now THAT is something to keep a blogger going! You did. Thank you.”

6 Engagement Marketing Lessons from Successful Video Bloggers

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Elaine Ip If anyone has mastered the art of engaging an audience, it’s successful video bloggers (otherwise known as vloggers). Fashion and travel blogger Laureen Uy of Break My Style YouTube channel , who also co-hosts a fashion TV show in Manila, has learned how to address an audience of individuals effectively. That’s a lot of competition for vloggers. ” — Ron Gelok.

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. 

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). 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 next generation of bloggers is here. And they are computers

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It will make our work nearly effortless and incredibly effective. In business we simply cannot work with what we wish for. We must work with what IS. Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Justin Aerni The post The next generation of bloggers is here. It will make our work nearly effortless and incredibly effective. The writing bots are here. Last year the L.A.

Why it pays to be a patient blogger

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But that is not necessarily an ideal quality to have as a beginning blogger! You have to work hard and have A LOT of patience. Uber blogger Chris Brogan famously said that it took him three years to attract his first 100 blog subscribers. The point is, the overnight success thing worked for Justin Bieber, but it probably won’t work for you and your blog, You.

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). Right?

Blogger Relations Are the Perfect Advertising Foundation

WindMill Networking

While advertising in the traditional sense (strictly self promotion) doesn’t work anymore, with the right foundation of modern marketing and content acquisition, some traditional advertising tactics are still very relevant and useful. Blogger Relations Are the Perfect Advertising Foundation by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Why Marketers Should Go Rogue with Blogger Outreach. Blogger Outreach We now know that consumers are “ad blind” and want to hear about your brand from someone other than your brand itself. But, … Continue Reading.

7 Ways to Make Bloggers Dislike Your Marketing

WindMill Networking

I can honestly say that blogger outreach as part of a marketing strategy can create phenomenal brand lift on many levels. To do it right, marketers need to consider the POV of the bloggers they want to work with and what it means to one’s time and life to run a blog. […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+ | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn | 7 Ways to Make Bloggers Dislike Your Marketing by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach

Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal

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Marketers, bloggers, brands and other content publishers are legally required to mention if they have a relationship that could bias the opinions they share. Brands, bloggers, and influencers, you’re on notice: the FTC expects disclosure. Smart brands tell bloggers and influencers that they expect them to disclose in accordance with the law. Add “[Client]” to your tweet.

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.

Creative Work, Blogging, Writing and Resistance

Writing on the Web

Everyone encounters resistance when it comes to blogging, writing, and creative work. When it comes to doing work – putting words on the page… or electrons on a screen – you can’t escape getting stuck. It doesn’t matter if you’re a scientist, blogger, CEO or rock star. Work requires you to actually do something. Ever get stuck? Write.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. What are some of the best websites that all bloggers should add to their bookmark bar? 22 Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark. It covers everything from ensuring all your sources are properly attributed to double-checking all your links work. Learn how it works here.). Safari. Firefox.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

The social media release is used for blogger outreach. bloggers are overwhelmed with pitches and unlikely to write about the company’s press release, the company uses the press release as a hook and offers to write a (informational, non-promotional) guest post on the topic. These links send more traffic to the blog (which the blogger likes) and spread the company’s fame.

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Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers

WindMill Networking

Working with bloggers not only embraces this strategy through the posts they write, but through their varied social media presences as well. Bloggers can be some of the most effective voices of your brand. Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach b2b Blog blogger bloggers blogs channels chat content Facebook followers group LinkedIn Photo presence start strategy the social tips tweet updates Instead of running … Continue Reading.

New Blogger Outreach Research Reveals Insights for Marketers

WindMill Networking

I love data, stats and research so I was uber excited to find some new blogger outreach research and of course; I had to share! Econsultancy recently surveyed over 250 of the UK’s top bloggers to provide insights into what bloggers really want when it comes to working with brands and agencies. You can read […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Blogger Outreach Kristen is the marketing and community manager for GroupHigh in Boulder, Colorado.

Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues

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She’s worked previously in online marketing with clients ranging from bands to brands. The post Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. She’s worked previously in online marketing with clients ranging from bands to brands. By Amber Osborne, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Go Into The Light.

How the Long Tail AdWords Approach Works for Blogger Outreach

Biznology

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.

Five ways to be a more confident blogger

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How can you overcome this trepidation and become a more confident blogger? Limit the time you work on a post. Being an effective blogger means having the courage to be imperfect. Re-frame the assignment. A lot of people get spooked about the word “blogger” like it is a special designation you need to earn or something. What do I write about? Hurray for that.

Why Business Blogging Works

Hubspot

But I never simply wrote about why it works. here''s why it works. For example, Google reads our website, so it knows it can return this blog post if someone searches "Why does blogging work?". why does blogging work to grow your business? Once you publish a blog post, it''s out there on the internet working to bring in new traffic and leads forever. Jobs page.

Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who's Next?

Hubspot

That’s exactly what happened to a popular blogger who goes by the name Bohemea. When Tumblr shut down her account in June, she lost five years of work -- more than 100,000 posts across two separate blogs. Worse, Bohemea claims other Tumblr bloggers have been similarly wiped out. Quite the opposite: she was trying to promote their work. Are Brands At Risk? Just a form.

How to Become the Best Blogger in Your Niche

Hubspot

So here’s my thesis: If you are the best blogger in your niche, you can be the most successful in your niche. If blogging is the core of content marketing, and content marketing is the path to success, then we must conclude that being a kickass blogger is the path to marketing success. And here’s the really good news: You can become the best blogger in your niche.

Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

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If you’re not confident in your writing skills, can you still be a great blogger? In school and at work, we are taught to write linearly — a beginning, a middle and an end. That usually does not work in the blogging world because people don’t have the patience to wait for your conclusion. What tips and tricks would you add to help a beginner blogger?

Are there any ethical bloggers left out there?

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There must be a critical mass of influential bloggers out there accepting money for blog posts, otherwise these people would go away! By the way, this is Susan Rafstein and I work for Synchristic Hosting.com. invite them to do posts because they have great ideas or to help them get some exposure for their own work. Are you interested? Susan. Hi Mark! You got that right. Susan.

Brands Take Note: Bloggers are Journalists in the Eyes of the Law

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The best blogging makes a statement, but if that statement is negative in nature, the blogger might get sued for defamation (making an untrue statement—written or verbal—that tends to damage someone’s reputation). Historically, brands have argued that bloggers should not receive the same First Amendment protections as members of the institutional press, but the 9th U.S.

You can do some amazing things with Blogger

Confluent Forms

Confluent Forms LLC specializes in creating gorgeous, engaging websites with custom content management systems (CMS, software that enables easy management of your website content without a web developer), but we’ve found that Blogger can be a great platform for web development when a custom CMS isn’t needed. As a web development firm, Blogger provides us with a different value proposition.

Should we have multiple company bloggers?

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It takes a lot of work to have a company blog and your approach is not a decision to be taken lightly.  Let’s look at the implications of this decision by comparing three different corporate blogging strategies: The multiple blogger strategy. team of bloggers contributes content, with or without attribution. The single blogger strategy. Advantages. Disadvantages.

Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well

Biznology

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.

The blogger’s electronic arsenal

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It is also handy for reading while working out or hanging out at the hotel bar. C – Toshiba Portege R835. For my work, this computer is perfect.  It is extremely light, durable, boots up quickly, and has a nine-hour battery life.  I love this laptop. This mic works well but I didn’t buy a long enough cord. Please … no lectures about Macs!  This is my rock.

Savvy Speaks: Bloggers We LOVE

Savvy B2B Marketing

Mark Schaefer of {grow} is already one of our favorite bloggers. So when he started a movement for Valentine's Day called " Have you hugged your blogger today? Here are some of our favorite bloggers - who are yours? He proposes that all stories follow a certain formula (there are exceptions of course) and that if you follow that formula, your story will work.

Why Bloggers Abandon Their Blogs Too Early [Video]

Hubspot

This phenomenon must be frustrating, if not demoralizing, for corporate bloggers who need to prove they are driving results, and prove it quickly. As you can see in the video, it’s easy to see why bloggers who rely on daily traffic as their sole performance indicator would abandon their blogs quickly. Occasionally, one stumbles upon a stop-you-in-your-tracks statistic. Literally.

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