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23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, the PR professional has changed considerably over the past few years. The audiences, topics, tools, and tactics employed in PR have evolved. This shift has led to today’s emphasis on “social” PR. What role do press releases play in PR today? Is blogger outreach still an effective PR strategy?

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31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Get social PR right. BentoBox Media ).

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PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

Things truly changed when social media appeared in the early 2000’s (remember Friendster?). With this social media explosion comes the increase in social media influencers. At Onalytica we have been looking closely at the transformation of PR as we know it. We were interested in seeing which PR professionals and brands were leading the online discussion.

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How to Be Creative in B2B PR

Webbiquity

Creativity isn’t the sole domain of consumer PR; if anything, it requires more creativity to craft the perfect angle for a complex B2B subject. B2B PR pros need to make themselves experts in their clients’ sectors and use every resource at their disposal to find newsworthy hooks. Use these approaches and tactics to increase the impact of your B2B trade media and social PR efforts.

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Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

and media formats. Landscape Channel and Media. Continuous Improvement When organizations publish content, they venture into the world of media. for their audience’s attention, including major publishers and media companies. modern media landscape, the “If you build it, they will come” mindset is doomed to. Social Media • Activation across. Content. In the.

Are you making these common PR mistakes?

Biznology

Press releases are a popular tactic to gain media attention for your brand. Remember that the media professionals you are trying to reach are very busy and read thousands of headlines a day. This idea goes back to the busy media professional you are targeting; a list catches the eye and is easy to read. The post Are you making these common PR mistakes? Keep to one topic.

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How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. 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. The social media release also links back to the company’s LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

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Eight media relations tips most PR pros totally miss

Biznology

I was a technology journalist for more than 20 years before taking a decade-long hiatus into social media marketing. Last year I returned to business journalism as a contract editor at a tech news site. I was stunned to learn that, despite seismic shifts in the media landscape during the time I was gone, public relations has actually changed very little. This attitude sells PR short.

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5 Critical (and unique) considerations about PR measurement

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

This was a fact-filled presentation I have never delivered before and I think it will provide some valuable insights into the ever-present question on PR measurement and social media ROI. Aspects of PR measurement. The transformational value of qualitative versus quantitative PR measurement. A new way to look at measurement and share of conversation. by Mark W.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. He writes about content and social media. B2B Marketing.

Seven Expert Social PR Guides and Tips

Webbiquity

Public relations (PR) or media relations has long been treated as its own world, separate from marketing. But as the world has shifted from marketing brochures and printed trade publications to everything online, the connections between PR and marketing have become more apparent; that white paper may be a lead generation asset, but it can also be used to pitch a bylined article.

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Book Review: Social PR Secrets

Webbiquity

One of the first things you’ll notice about Social PR Secrets: How to Optimize, Socialize, and Publicize Your Brand’s News by Lisa Buyer is how compact it is. “Social media has dramatically increased a brand’s number of owned media outlets, so smart businesses need to make the mental shift to think more like publishers. Lisa Buyer. times more visibility.”

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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+. Blogger outreach is earned media not paid, right? Blogger outreach and engagement is much more than social media. Before long, hundreds of email replies stream in.

The Ultimate Guide to Social & PR Branding [Free Toolkit]

Hubspot

Your brand story is communicated through visual identity, tone of voice, PR, and social media channels. That's why HubSpot and MOO teamed up to bring you this Social & PR Branding Kit. From setting goals to vamping up your social media game, we've got you covered. What to post on social media, as well as why, and when to do so. Branding PR Social Daily Promo

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. He writes about content and social media. B2B Marketing.

27 (of the) Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2014

Webbiquity

In few professions has the emergence of social media been such a double-edged sword as public relations. On one hand, the “citizen journalism,” blogging, and content-sharing platforms for all types of media have fundamentally altered the traditional print-based business model of professional and trade publications. How can PR pros best utilize content in this environment?

Your digital PR needs to account for emotions

Biznology

thought this was just something that happens with video, but I was actually at a museum exhibit recently that showed that video is just the latest example of emotionally-charged media. What this means is that we are living in a period where this new media of candid video is reaching emotions that the old media did not arouse. PR needs to step up–again.

Hey PR: make way for content and creativity

Biznology

argued that content is the new PR and  creative talent  is becoming increasingly scarce – especially as demand for content rises. The report surveyed public relations executives at agencies and corporate in-house communicators on the state of the PR industry. Social media was the second driver, cited by 71% of respondents. The top skills after writing? Like this post?

Stop the Insanity. Fire Your PR Firm in 2014.

Marketing Craftmanship

Its source notwithstanding, the axiom applies perfectly to the great number of companies that retain PR firms, year after year, to generate publicity that will have little or no impact on tangible business outcomes. Over the past 5 decades, to rationalize hefty monthly fees, the PR profession has successfully promoted three underlying assumptions: Any publicity is good publicity.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. He writes about content and social media. B2B Marketing.

12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011

Webbiquity

What is the distinction between “traditional” public relations (PR) and online / interactive / social PR? One part of the confusion stems from the fact that in PR, as in many other crafts, the tools change and advance but the fundamental skills required remain the same. Another part of the confusion is based on the changing definition of “media.”

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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 Social media now plays almost as large a role in purchasing decisions as does TV, and 57% of consumers say they’re influenced to think more highly of business after seeing positive comments or praise online. 70% of the U.S.

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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. ” I quickly responded, “Funny. I am an “earned media” social media marketer.

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years. Of course, there’s more to (successful) blogger outreach than just pitching, and there’s more to the new practice of social PR than just blogger outreach. Will Traditional, Social Media Blend? For example, “PRO: Twitter gives us a great way to leverage PR.  Like what?

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Bernie Fine, Communications, and PR Crisis Management

Ad Your Comment Here

In case you hadn’t heard, we’ve been dealing with a… well…little PR issue at Syracuse University. want to briefly go over how we dealt with it in terms of our social media platforms, and how those actions were connected to our larger communications arms during the process. Social Media Team. PR Bernie Fine crisis communications Syracuse University

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Setting Goals for PR and Social Media in 2015

WindMill Networking

Is this the year you’re going to keep going your media relations and social media the same way you’ve always done it? This monthly Social Media and Media Relations column is contributed by Maggie Patterson. Maggie is a PR strategist, freelance writer and blogger. She has 15 years of hands-on experience in PR, working with some of the largest brands in the world to solopreneurs securing hundreds of speaking gigs, along with thousands of guest posts and media hits. Media Relations Or are you going to add something new to […].

7 Important PR Lessons Every Content Marketer Needs to Learn

Hubspot

This was many years ago, back when PR pros cut press coverage from publications we could actually hold in our hands, and few marketers talked about SEO in everyday conversation. “So, it’s advertising,” she’d say, and I’d try again to explain that, no, it’s not. Advertising is about paying for attention; PR is about earning it.”. I don’t think she ever got it, and she’s not alone.

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? Which online tools are most helpful for PR pros? What does the future hold for online / interactive / social PR? 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. Social PR News and Commentary.

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The Social Media PR Battle

Webbiquity

Has social media ruined public relations? Can PR keep up in this online social world? The notion that social media can have a larger impact than public relations is fairly new. Many business executives see social media as an easy outlet for a business to spread positive information, but what about the flip side? Is your business ready for this new PR battle?

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Maker’s Mark: PR Debacle or Social Media Genius?

The Point

mere week later, after a firestorm of protest erupted on social media and the Internet in general, the company reversed course. B2B Marketing B2C Marketing Branding Campaign Strategy Social Media brand awareness forbes magazine maker's mark mea culpa marketingAs a fan of the Maker’s Mark brand (in moderation, of course, and in Manhattans) I followed this story with some interest.

7 Ways to Get More Value From Your PR Campaigns

Hubspot

Squeezing every bit of value out of a PR campaign is something very few of us actually do. It’s very easy to call a close on proceedings once the press grab hold of your campaign, but there are a still a few things you can do to turn your PR campaign from 90% to 100% effective. Check out these seven helpful tips for becoming the ultimate PR completionist below.

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10 Social media metrics every marketer needs to know

Biznology

Rob Petersen’s latest webinar is all about measuring social media. If social media is so important, why are most marketers unable to measure it? Do they need to know the social media metrics that matter and how they are monitored? 92% of marketers say social media is important to their business ( Social Media Examiner ). Thanks to all our sponsors!

PR Marketing: Quality not Quantity

KEO Marketing

PR marketing , the art of placing media stories about your company and your brand, is not a “spray and pray” game where a press release is blasted out to thousands of journalists and you hope you get a story. Your brand reputation is too important to be treated with unstructured PR marketing. Find them, focus on them and connect with them regularly. B2B Marketing

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How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

Biznology

I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. on his blog, in LinkedIn group discussions, on LinkedIn Pulse and even in his presentations (including the one at Social Fresh), Jay mentioned that shotguns trump rifles in social media. You see, it’s a wrong message to the wrong audience. Like this post?

Social media, echo chambers, and the decline of discourse

Biznology

When I fell in love with social media a decade ago, I was convinced that media democratization would be the best thing for informed political discourse since the invention of television. think the unintended consequences of social media are an important factor. The decline of mainstream media that social channels have helped perpetuate worsens the problem. The U.S.

Hiring a PR Firm? Read This First

Modern B2B Marketing

If you don’t have an internal PR team in place, or an agency you already trust to handle your strategy, it’s time to get one – especially if your company is expanding into new markets. Choosing the right PR firm, however, can be a challenge. Industry / Media Expertise. Finally, does the agency fully understand the new media landscape? Hiring a PR Firm? Creativity.

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