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23 Outstanding Social PR Guides


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


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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Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising


Almost three years ago I wrote  Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. think it’s worthwhile going back this this article if you haven’t read it before.  In it, I go through my process and talk about the value of earned media versus paid post. Much along those lines, earned media is still the best policy. Payola, baby! But I sure as hell do now!

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.

It's Not About The Release Anymore. PR is Now Social PR.


was as easy as two letters: PR. These days that answer is: I help companies in the design and build industry connect with their targets through social media, content marketing, public relations and strategic partnerships. The PR job has changed dramatically in the last decade. 2016 PR is social PR. Say that after two cocktails.)The The audiences bigger.

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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.

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


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?

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How PR and Social Media Can Work Together


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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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.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media


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.

Eight media relations tips most PR pros totally miss


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


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

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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.

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Seven Expert Social PR Guides and Tips


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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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


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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Your digital PR needs to account for emotions


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.

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Hey PR: make way for content and creativity


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?

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts


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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Bernie Fine, Communications, and PR Crisis Management

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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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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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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 […].

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


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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7 Important PR Lessons Every Content Marketer Needs to Learn


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.

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Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010


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


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.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class


My Personal Digital PR Philosophy. Explore the long tail (there are millions of people blogging, sharing, and posting online – and PR tends to pile on the same 100 “influentials.”) “We want you to take 50 million of us as seriously as you take one reporter from  The Wall Street Journal ” (#83 of the 95 theses from  The Cluetrain Manifesto ). Social media is much bigger than Facebook.

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Marking the 100th anniversary of the PR profession’s identity crisis

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Since then I have morphed into new careers like sales, marketing, business development, consulting, and teaching, but there is a little piece of my heart that will always belong to PR. So I’m disheartened that the same tired questions about “what is PR?” Here are three questions that need to be given a rest! 1) Is PR really a profession? Calm down. Business.

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How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1


showed how the actions of these CMOs and others are the reasons behind why 8 out of 10 sales and marketing leaders are unable to prove a clear social media ROI on LinkedIn. Jay Baer Wrongly Believes Shotguns Trump Rifles in Social Media. Can’t that be found on almost every social media consultant’s website? Click here to read the post on the blog. Like this post?

7 Ways to Get More Value From Your PR Campaigns


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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What PR Can Learn From Journalists When It Comes to Social Media Research

WindMill Networking

Social media has dramatically changed the rules of the PR game.  There is no longer any excuse for not doing your homework about the media. With the web … Continue Reading What PR Can Learn From Journalists When It Comes to Social Media Research by Maggie Patterson - Maximize Social Business - Maximize Social Business - Your Social Media for Business Resource.

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Exploit the hours employees spend on social media


We’re doing this because influencers generally are the most generous with their time and most responsive to our email PR pitches when they’re on someone else’s clock. According to  Putting Downtime to Work , a new report from  Bambu  by  Sprout Social , we’re geniuses: Seven in ten employees use social media at work. Like this post? Sign up for our emails here.

We Got Hacked! Social Media’s Security Issue…or PR Stunt?


NBC News, The Associated Press, The New York Times, Burger King, Fox News, PayPal, Jeep, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, CBS, and "60 Minutes" are all part of the community of thousands of brands engaging with consumers through social media channels. They are also all victims to having those social media channels compromised by unwanted hackers. Sorry all.

Twitter Traps and The Social PR Paradigm

Marketing Edge

Hitting on a single topic in marketing, social media and business communications. He is the Chief Creative Officer and founder of Strother Communications Group and a visiting faculty professor of PR and strategic communications planning at the University of Minnesota. [.] PR journalism marketing public relations social media Bill Keller New York Times twitter and journalists Twitter time suckTime 26:14 Patrick Strother, A long time, thoughtful practitioner of strategic communications and public relations is the guest on this episode of the Marketing Edge Podcast.

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Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest


Businesses striving to bring in that lucrative ROI with social media often fall into trap of thinking that the more followers you have the more success your social campaigns will have. How to Make the Most of Your Social Media Marketing with Less. Advertising the same way to all of your social media followers is akin to the pray and spray techniques of the past. Like this post?

10 Social media metrics every marketer needs to know


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!

Social media strategy leaders: Tory Starr


Last month, I launched a new series here on Biznology , interviewing leaders in social media strategy. This month we speak with Tory Starr , Director of Social Media at WGBH. Tory Starr has been involved in media of all sorts for most of her adult life, including working on an Academy Award-winning documentary. ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA. IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

Overlooking These 4 Things with Your Social Media and PR?

WindMill Networking

As a PR pro, you’ve gone from press releases to a whole new world of inbound marketing where you’re expected to create compelling content for use across multiple channels. recent study from […] Author information Maggie Patterson This monthly Social Media and Media Relations column is contributed by Maggie Patterson. Maggie is a PR strategist, freelance writer and blogger. Maggie currently offers PR and social media consulting and coaching with a focus on guest blog posting and leveraging social media to support more traditional PR strategies.

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PR Monitoring and Management Tools: Which is Best? Vocus vs. Cision


Vocus and Cision are both powerful and popular PR monitoring and management systems. Both provide PR and social media professionals with extensive capabilities for tracking and growing media coverage of their organizations or clients. Among their features: • An extensive database of professional journalists and social media influencers, with biographical information. Ability to monitor media coverage and brand mentions across a very wide range of sources. Optional social media monitoring and management. Online news release distribution.

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